Labour/Industrial News

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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Fashola seeks rail as alternative to road in cargo transportation

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has called for the movement of cargo across the country by rail in order to save the nation’s roads. Fielding questions from newsmen after the inspection of a bridge project in Apapa on Monday, Fashola who expressed dismay at the rate roads and bridges are collapsing as ...

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Onaiyekan to FG: ‘Human trafficking may escalate over poor economy’    

  By Wahab Akanji, Abuja   The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has warned the Federal Government to take stakes that the current economic challenges facing the country could lead to increase in human trafficking if the government fails to steps to address it.   Onaiyekan said this in Abuja at the Caritas conference on human trafficking within ...

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NLC urges FG to engage local economists over recession

 By Wahab Akanji, Abuja   The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has advised the Federal Government to rely on indigenous economists to generate the necessary ideas and policies that will bring out the country from the present economic recession.   Making the call was the President of the congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba said the present situation requires our experts to fashion ...

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Fayemi takes Aeromagnetic map of Nickel discovery to Buhari

L-R: Minister of State, Ministry of Mines and Steel, Hon. Bawa Bwari; the Minister, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and President Muhammadu Buhari viewing the Aeromagnetic map of the Nickel Discovery and its Independent Volumetric Analysis at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday…

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