NLC PLANS NATIONWIDE PROTEST OVER INSECURITY

Onyebuchi Ezigbo Abuja — Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has resolved to mobilise workers nationwide to embark on rallies with the aim of sensitising government and citizens on the need to urgently arrest the rising wave of insecurity in Nigeria. The congress, while expressing concern over the prevailing economic difficulties in the country, also opposed any attempt by the federal government to increase the pump price of petrol just as it kicked against the recent hike in electricity tariffs charged by distribution companies (Discos). In a communiqué at the end of…

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REVOLUTIONNOW PROTESTS: SOWORE DIDN’T COMMIT ANY OFFENCE, NLC TELLS FG

Omoyele Sowore: NLC calls for his release and 26 others arrested by DSS The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on Federal Government to release Mr Omoyele Sowore and 26 other protesters arrested on account of the #RevolutionNow protest on Monday. The body stated that Sowore only exercised within the room of his civic rights. The publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections was arrested in the early hours of Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services in…

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POLICE CONFIRM KIDNAP OF TARABA NLC CHAIRMAN’S WIFE

Wife of Mr. Peter Gambo, the chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Taraba State, Mrs. Abigail Gambo, has been abducted. Also kidnapped is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ‘Our Nation’s Bakery’ company, Mr. Emeka Okoronkwo. Abigail and Okoronkwo were kidnapped yesterday in their houses at Magami area of Jalingo, about 1a.m. The police in the state have confirmed the abduction of both victims. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident. He said: “We can confirm that two people were kidnapped and one…

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NLC GIVES 24 HOURS ULTIMATUM ON WORKERS’ WELFARE

By Ola Ajayi SIX days to the swearing-in of a new administration in Oyo State, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in the state has given the state government a 24-hour ultimatum to meet its numerous demands; else members of the union will down tools. Members of National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, during May Day match past. It said the 24-hour ultimatum will lapse by12am on Friday after which the union will embark on strike. The state chairman, Mr Bayo Titilola-Sodo, who…

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NLC ASKS NGIGE TO WITHDRAW CONTROVERSIAL LETTER TO NUPENG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to withdraw a controversial letter he wrote to the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). The letter allegedly directed the union to submit its financial return within 72 hours. The NLC said this was against Section 40 of the Trade Union (Amendment) Act 2005. PREMIUM TIMES reported how NUPENG on Sunday said in a statement signed by its president, Williams Akporeha, that the labour minister sent a letter dated May 13 to the union…

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SUBMIT YOUR AUDITED ACCOUNT FOR FOUR YEARS, CSOS CHALLENGE NLC

Civil Society Groups on Wednesday urge the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) to submit their four years audited account to Ministry of Labour for administrative scrutiny rather grandstanding and blackmailing the Buhari administration over plumb NSITF job. The statement was made during a procession near the Ministry of Labour organized by United Nigerians Forum, Coalition for Democracy and Rule of Law and Movement for the empancipation of Good Governance. The procession was organized to counter a similar one organized by NLC in Abuja laced with campaign of calumny being…

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NLC SEEKS BUAHRI’S INTERVENTION ON NSITF BOARD STALEMATE

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to intervene over the delay in the inauguration of the board of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). Mr Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President, made the appeal while addressing newsmen after a protest on the delay in inaugurating the board on Wednesday in Abuja. It would be recalled that the inauguration of the board was postponed two weeks ago with labour unions decrying the removal of Chief Frank Kokori as the Chairman of the board. NLC had given the…

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NLC DESCRIBES BUHARI’S MINISTER AS AN ETHNIC BIGOT

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige of resorting to ethnic sentiments in his bid to keep the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) within his “Sole Proprietorship”. This was contained in a statement on Sunday signed by the General Secretary of the Congress, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson. It said while the NLC is a pan Nigerian organisation and has carried out its activities without resort to ethnic or religious colouration, it has over the years engaged Ministers of labour on issues…

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NLC INSISTS ON KOORI AS NSITF CHAIRMAN

Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress has insisted that a former labour leader, Frank Kokori, should be inaugurated as the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, had claimed on Wednesday on Channels Television that by the Act that established the NSITF, the power to recommend a board chairman for the President resided solely in him as the minister. When the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, named the board in October, 2017 when he was the acting President, Kokori…

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KOGI GOVERNMENT OWING WORKERS 38MONTHS SALARY- NLC

Kogi govt owing workers 38 months salaries – NLC Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday said it was sad that in spite of the over N200 billion so far collected as monthly allocations and several bailouts and loan collected, Kogi State government is still owing workers between 8 – 38 months salary arrears. NLC said owing to this development, workers in the state had been acutely battered and reduced to mere skeleton walking the street without hope or succour. The NLC chairman made this declaration in Lokoja during the 7thQuadrennial State…

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