The National President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, says the union under his leadership has drawn battle line with state governors who were not ready to implement the new minimum wage.According to him “we have also made it possible that any state or governor that is not committed to the new minimum wage will meet us at the point where we will sort out ourselves.”Wabba stated this yesterday in Lafia during the flag-off of 100 housing estate in Kwandere, Nasarawa State by the federal mortgage bank in collaboration with NLC, TUC and Nasarawa State government.He said that the union has completed negotiations at the technical level.“We commend the organised private sector for supporting the process and for standing by Nigerian workers, we are at the process of signing the report and submitting to
Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has threatened to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if the leadership of the party in Abuja removed any member of the Kwankwasiyya movement from the list of its aspirants.Recall that Kwankwaso had held primaries for various elective offices in Kano which were allegedly won by his chosen aspirants, leaving aside other PDP members.A source within the party confided to Daily Trust yesterday that the former governor sounded the warning of leaving the party during a meeting held at Legacy House, Abuja.The meeting, which commenced at 3pm and ended around 5pm, was attended by many PDP stakeholders including Bello Hayatu Gwarzo and Ambassador Aminu Wali among others.According to the source, the meeting was organised to review the list of aspirants from Kano State.The Senator Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa-led faction of the PDP had also conducted its primaries where candidates emerged for various
Bishop Oyedepo Join Obasanjo, Atiku In Closed Door Meeting
Bishop David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Living Faith Church, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah and Kaduna-based Islamic scholar, Ahmad Gumi have joined the closed-door meeting between a former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar.
The meeting is holding at Obasanjo’s residence inside his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, arrived the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta,the Ogun State capital, on the afternoon of Thursday, October 11, 2018, and received ‘Baba Iyabo’s’ blessings ahead of a crucial vote for Nigeria, Pulse has just been told.Atiku arrived the Obasanjo library complex at about 1:05 pm alongside PDP Chairman Uche Secondus, Afenifere leader Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Atiku campaign organization Director-
Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday insisted that Nigeria needed a president with a sound knowledge of the economy to make headway.
This, he said, was what a former German Chancellor, the late Helmut Schmidt, who was one of his international friends, told him during a discussion about African countries.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that, the federal government has so far spent the sum of N15 billion on interest free loans to the poor in the country.
Osinbajo, who made this known yesterday at the 9th session of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum at the Presidential Villa, also noted that a lot of difference would be made on the nation’s economy if the government could spend N1trillion directly on poor Nigerians annually.
The government had through the Bank of Industry (BoI) and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) recently launched ‘Trader Moni’ as a product to reach small holder traders and poor Nigerians.
The product provides traders access of loans of up to N10,000 at the first instance.
Osinbajo however did not explain how N1trillion could be spent on the poor and whether a similar formula (Trade Moni) would be adopted.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Sam Nkire, has noted that emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, as the party’s presidential candidate in 2019 general election has changed the political climate in the country.
In an interview with LEADERSHIP yesterday, Nkire noted that with Atiku stepping into the political ring, there is no need telling the ruling-All progressives Congress (APC) that the game is up.
He maintained that the former vice president’s emergence as PDP’S flag-bearer, had in the last few hours, had an effervescent effect on the political climate of the world’s largest black nation.
The negotiation by the tripartite committee on a new national minimum wage, has come to an halt as the Federal Government has come to the conclusion that it cannot afford more than N25,000 per month as the new minimum wage
The organized labor and Organized Private Sector (OPS) have refused to accept the figures tendered by the Federal Government and are insisting on N30,000 minimum wage per month.