Labour/Industrial News

New Ondo governor, Akeredolu begs doctors to end strike

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The newly sworn in Governor of Ondo State, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appealed to striking health workers and doctors working for the state government to end their industrial action and embrace peace.

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NMA bars members from treating political appointees, others in Kogi

By Sulaiman Achema, Lokoja The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has directed its members to stop treating commissioners , special advisers and other categories of political appointees in Kogi until further notice.

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NLC laments rising factory shutdown, high cost of living

By Obinna Achi, Awka The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has lamented the continued closure of factories resulting to job losses and high cost of essential commodities, including food items.

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Textile workers picket Ikeja Electric, lament threat to 5,000 jobs

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos Members of the National Union of Textile Tailoring and Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTTGWN) on Tuesday picket the Ikeja Electricity Plc over threat to 5,000 jobs due to disconnection of two textile companies.

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Court orders NNPC to reinstate sacked worker

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The National Industrial Court sitting on Monday has adopted the terms of reinstatement of one Francis Johnson, a sacked worker of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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NUPENG shuts down Total Plc over sacked workers

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday ordered stoppage of loading activities at all Total Nig. Ltd., depots nationwide over termination of workers appointment.

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Workers fault Fayose on promotion, payment of salary arrears

By Sunday Aloba, Ado Ekiti Workers in Ekiti State civil service have condemned Organized Labour for defending Governor Ayo Fayose and failing to fight for the payment of their outstanding salaries, allowances and entitlements of retirees.

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Federal Government to Convene Creative Economy Task Force

By Maxwell Adeyemi Adeleye The Federal Government in collaboration with Tony Elumelu Foundation is to convene a Creative Economy Task Force that will map the creative industries and assist in formulating a policy for the development of the sector. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this on Tuesday in Lagos at the signing of a Memorandum ...

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NSCDC arrests 50 militants, destroys 15 illegal refineries

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, has arrested 50 suspected militants in Rivers State and destroyed 15 illegal refineries in different locations in the Niger Delta region. The NSCDC Commandant-General, Abdullahi Muhammadu, disclosed that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday night, during a special operation by NSCDC operatives in the state. The CG told journalists at a press briefing ...

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Oil prices rise to $46 pb

Oil prices rebounded slightly Thursday after tanking the previous day, but gains were capped by US stockpiles data and the prospect of rising output in Libya and Nigeria, dealers said. At about 1015 GMT, US benchmark West Texas Intermediate for delivery in October was up 20 cents at $43.78 a barrel. Brent North Sea crude for November delivery won 32 ...

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