BREAKING: Compensate Ayefele Now, NLC Tells Ajimobi

The Nigeria Labour Congress has asked the Governor Abiola Ajimobi-led Oyo State Government to immediately compensate ace musician, Yinka Ayefele, for demolishing his Music House last week. In a statement by its President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, the NLC called on the state government to tender an unreserved apology to the musician. The statement read in part, “It is a shame that the government is killing this dream in a state with a reputation for individual industry and commerce. “In light of the foregoing, we call on the government to tender…

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NLC, Teachers Defy Police Warning, Continue With Protest

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), on Thursday, went ahead with their protest in Kaduna despite warnings and tightened security by the Police. The protesters were seen marching through the major roads in the state capital and insisted on proceeding to the Government House, where they intend to submit their protest letter to the governor, Nasir El-Rufai. The National President of the NLC, Ayuba Philibus Wabba, said: the Police cannot deter us – people determined can never be defeated and therefore, we…

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Paris Club refunds: Anxiety in states as workers await payment

Serving and retired public servants in many states were still awaiting payment of their salary arrears/gratuities yesterday, four days after the release of N243.7billion to them of the second tranche of the Paris Club refund. Some state governors are understood to be treading carefully to avoid a repeat of their confrontation with retirees and workers over the last disbursement. They are opening the account books for labour leaders and other representatives to have an input in the spending pattern of the money, having realized that the allocations will not be…

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Breaking News : Nationwide strike to begin on Wednesday, May 18th

At a meeting held in Abuja today, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, said if the government failed to revert to the old price and stop the deregulation of the oil sector by midnight of Tuesday May 17th, the workers would have no option than to embark on a total strike by Wednesday May 18th.“Since there has not been any increase in salaries, wages or pensions of workers in the past five years, and in theface of devaluations, spiraling inflation and other vagaries of the economy, the increase in fuel price is…

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NLC frowns at proposed increase of petrolum price

The Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) has frowned at the plan by the Federal government to remove fuel subsidy and increase Fuel pump price. Minister of State for Petroleum resources, Ibe Kachiukwu had on Monday December 14th, hinted that the Federal government will from next year begin a gradual phasing off of the subsidy scheme and then increase fuel pump price to N97. NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, while speaking at the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of foremost labour leader, Comrade Chima Ubani. yesterday December 16th, said the…

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