EDITORIAL: Strikes: Why has the government refused to learn how to negotiate?
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EDITORIAL: Strikes: Why has the government refused to learn how to negotiate?

Through deliberate action, Nigeria was thrown into a nationwide blackout in the wee hours of last Monday, specifically at 2:19 am, as the national grid was shut down by organised labour, which had embarked on a strike. The aviation sector was paralysed. Hospitals, courts, banks, and schools and students sitting their WASC examinations were not…

Federal Government Proposes ₦62,000 As New National Minimum Wage
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Federal Government Proposes ₦62,000 As New National Minimum Wage

The federal government has proposed the sum of ₦62,000 (sixty-two thousand naira) as the new national minimum wage. This comes after several hours of meeting yesterday between representatives of the federal government, organised private sector and labour leaders. It also follows the submission of cost analysis by the finance minister, Wale Edun to the president, Bola…

Tinubu commissions N21 billion VP’s official residence
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Tinubu commissions N21 billion VP’s official residence

President Bola Tinubu on Friday commissioned the N21 billion official residence of the vice president, Kashim Shettima, amid economic hardship. PREMIUM TIMES in November reported that the National Assembly approved an additional N15 billion to construct the building, bringing the total cost of the project to N21 billion. The government faced backlash over the construction…

NLC’s forceful tactics and the need for better negotiation skills, By Cheta Nwanze
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NLC’s forceful tactics and the need for better negotiation skills, By Cheta Nwanze

The NLC’s forceful tactics, while highlighting the urgency of addressing civil servant wages, have left many Nigerians feeling trapped in a lose-lose situation. The economic shutdown disproportionately impacted everyday citizens struggling to make ends meet. In my organisation, not a single goal was met on Monday, 3 June, as people struggled to meet their targets,…