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45 percent of Nigerian workers are casual workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said on Wednesday that about 45 percent of workers in the country are operating as casual workers with employers in the banking as well as oil and gas sector the major culprit and asked the government not to do anything that will further compound the current precarious employment situation in the country. The congress also ... Read More »

Comedian Ali Baba gives relationship rules

Veteran comedian, Alibaba Akpobome a.k.a Ali Baba, says understanding your spouse’s career, is key to healthy relationships. Alibaba, who is known for his discussing controversial issues, took to his Instagram page @alibaba to share his relationship goals. He said that there is the need for couples to always prioritise their relationships no matter their hectic schedules. He wrote, “I have ... Read More »

Workers to know new minimum wage in August – TUC

The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) Mr Bobboi Kaigama, announced on Wednesday that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage would be announced next month. Bobboi, who made the disclosure in an interview with the labour correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in ... Read More »

FG names new national carrier – ‘Nigeria Air’

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday announced that the name of the proposed new National Carrier is ‘Nigeria Air’. The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, disclosed this while unveiling the airline to investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in UK. The colour is green white green. (NAN)   Read More »

Workers shut ExxonMobil HQs for sacking 860 Nigerians

The Lagos headquarters of ExxonMobil has been shut down by the company’s workers’ unions over the sacking of 860 spy police without entitlement. The workers besieged the office of the oil company, protesting the sacking of workers, mainly Nigerians, on Tuesday in Lagos. The protesters accused the company of sacking the 860 Nigerian workers most of whom had worked with ... Read More »

Governor Ortom snubs APC peace meeting

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday failed to attend a peace parley called by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Meanwhile the Deputy National Chairman (North) of APC, Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu had invited Sen George Akume and Ortom to Abuja for the “urgent meeting”. The duo are the main actors in the tussle for leadership of the ... Read More »

At 86, first ever Miss Nigeria, Grace Oyelude, still rocks

Grandmother Grace Atinuke (born November 16, 1931) is known to be the first ever Miss Nigeria, having won the pageant — also the maiden edition — in 1957. Though she hails from Kogi State, Grandma Oyelude was born in Kano to James Adeleye Olude and Marthan Dantu, who both hail from Isanlu, present day Kogi State. The story of how ... Read More »

Zimbabwean government increase salaries of workers ahead of election

The Zimbabwe government has offered the rest of its workers a salary raise, a week after it hiked salaries of members of the defence forces and police by 22.5 per cent and 20 per cent respectively with effect from July 1. The minister of state for presidential affairs Simbarashe Mumbengegwi confirmed the 17.5-per cent salary hike in a statement. The ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Dangote remains Africa’s richest man

The President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has retained his position as Africa’s richest man. He has a $12.4 billion networth. These figures were released on Forbes The report showed that despite losing $1.7 billion in few months, Dangote has remained a strong brand, retaining his position as Africa’s richest man. Also, listed by Forbes is the Chairman ... Read More »

Ex-CJN, Katsina-Alu, dies in Abuja Hospital

A former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, is dead. Katsina-Alu who headed the Nigerian judiciary between 2009 and 2011, reportedly died at an Orthopaedic Hospital in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday. The former CJN, who hailed from Ushongo local government area of Benue State, died at the age of 76. He would have clocked 77 ... Read More »