Labour Begins Indefinite Wage Strike November 6​

NLC President Ayuba Wabba
NLC President Ayuba Wabba

NLC President Ayuba Wabba


Unless the Federal Government announces a new minimum wage, organised labour will embark on an indefinite strike from November 6, 2018.

“If nothing is responsibly done by the Federal Government to meet our demands, on Monday, the 6th day of November, we shall embark on a nationwide strike to compel this government to show more sensitivity to the plight of Nigerians and the suffering that is decimating our people on daily basis,” said a statement by labour leaders. The statement was signed by the president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba; his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Bobboi Kaigama; and president of the United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero, in Abuja, yesterday.

A seven-day warning strike it staged earlier was called off September 30, three days after it began. Labour had wanted the Federal Government to reconvene the tripartite national minimum wage…

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ECOWAS Knocks Security Agencies Over Role In Osun Poll


The Economic Community of West African States has said the international community and voters in Nigeria believe that security agents might have been used in creating problems for the electoral process.

The Head of Political Affairs, ECOWAS, Dr Remi Ajibewa, said this when he and other ECOWAS officials visited the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, according to a statement on Sunday.

Ajibewa said while INEC conducted the Osun governorship election professionally, the same could not be said of the security agencies.

The statement, which was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, read in part, “He (Ajibewa) commended the commission for the conduct of the Osun State governorship election but regretted that while INEC did its best, the international community and voters feared that security agents might have been used to create problems for the electoral process.”

The ECOWAS official…

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Foreigners dump Saudi stocks

Foreigners sold a net 4.01 billion riyals ($1.07 billion) in Saudi stocks in the week ending Oct. 18, exchange data showed on Sunday – one of the biggest selloffs since the market opened to direct foreign buying in mid-2015.

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