Tag: NLC

NLC, TUC Deny Being Consulted By Buhari Over Plan To Remove Fuel Subsidy

Nigeria’s labour centres, NLC and TUC have denied being consulted by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Transition Committee on the alleged plan to remove fuel subsidy. News reports last week claimed that labour had been consulted and the leaders had accepted the plan to remove fuel subsidy. But a joint statement by[Read More…]

Ben Bruce Donates Wardrobe Allowance To Starving Osun workers

Senator representing Bayelsa East and philanthropist Mr. Ben Murray Bruce of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has pledged to donate his wardrobe allowance to the unpaid workers in Osun state and widows in his community at Akasa, Bayelsa state. The media mogul said his action is necessitated by the suffering[Read More…]

NLC Threatens To Shut Down Airports Over Unpaid Salaries Of Workers Across The Country

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to shut down airports across the country if the state governors owing salaries to their civil servants do not pay such outstanding wages immediately. THISDAY Newspaper reports that the National Vice-President of the NLC, Lucy Offiong, who issued the threat in Jos on Thursday[Read More…]

Senator-Elect Shehu Sani Faults Jonathan For Running Nigeria Like A ‘Free For All’ Restaurant

By Chris Nomjov Senator-elect for Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, on Saturday, chided President Goodluck Jonathan for running his administration like a ‘free-for-all’ restaurant. Mr. Sani also faulted the sale of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, and the last-minutes sale of the Nigeria Telecommunications Limited, NITEL. He slighted[Read More…]

“I Have A Job To Do And Have No Reason To Resign” – Jega Committed To Stay On And Conduct Credible Elections

By Chris Nomjov Embattled Chairman of electoral umpire, the Independent National  Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has rebuffed reports that he is under pressure  to resign. Prof. Jega said this at a town hall meeting organised by REINVENT Media and some stakeholders in Abuja on Monday. The INEC boss said[Read More…]

New NLC Exco Off To Work: Plans To Negotiate New Minimum Wage

By Chris Nomjov Newly elected executives of the Nigeria Labour Congress are already off to work; as they have indicated plans to soon open up negotiations with government to demand the immediate review of the current minimum wage to workers. This is especially given the economic realities facing the country.[Read More…]

Nothing New Here, NLC Goes The NANS Way, To Form Parallel Labour Leadership

by Musa Abdullahi & Agency Reporter The crisis in the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is far from being over as a faction of the workers union is set to form a parallel labour leadership. Workers from 23 unions including Electricity Workers Union, Nigerian Textile Workers Union and NUPENG are among[Read More…]

Labour Leaders Reject NLC Elections Result

President of the Medical and Health Workers Union, MHWUN and immediate past Treasurer of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, was in the wee morning Saturday declared new president Congress, amidst protest by some of the contestants including his challenger, Comrade Joe Ajaero of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE. The aggrieved[Read More…]

Ayuba Wabba Emerges NLC President In Rescheduled Union Elections

Chairman of the Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Mr. Ayba Wabba, has been elected President of Nigeria Labour Congress at the NLC delegates conference in Abuja. The NLC rescheduled election was concluded this morning at the Eagle Square in the nation’s federal capital. Elections for the national officers[Read More…]

NLC Election Turns Violent As Aspirants Disrupt Polls, Snatch, Hijack And Destroy Ballot Boxes

by Chukwu Obi The 11th National Delegates Conference of the Nigeria Labour Congress was on Thursday abruptly disrupted as aggrieved parties hijack, and smash ballot boxes being used to elect incoming leaders of the organisation, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The International Conference Centre’s venue of the conference was thrown[Read More…]