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774,000 Jobs: FG engages 6 banks to pay beneficiaries
774,000 Jobs: FG engages 6 banks to pay beneficiaries

The Federal Government has started the process for the payment of beneficiaries of the seven hundred and seventy-four thousand Special Public Works Programme. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, FESTUS KEYAMO, confirmed the engagement of six commercial banks for the payment of participants through their various branches nationwide. KEYAMO said the banks assured that they…

Mixed reactions trail planned Labour strike, protest
Mixed reactions trail planned Labour strike, protest

Some residents of Lagos have reacted differently to the planned strike by labour over the increase in the prices of petrol and electricity. Those in support of the planned strike from Monday next week told Lasgidi FM’s CHUKWUEMEKA OBIOMA that it was a step in the right direction. However; another group of concerned Lagos residents expressed fear…

JOHESU ends 7-Day warning strike
JOHESU ends 7-Day warning strike

Members of the five unions that make up the Joint Health Sector Unions, JOHESU, have returned to work in federal heath institutions across Nigeria after their warning strike over the past seven days. Other health workers who had embarked on strike on Monday, September 14 are those under the Assembly of Healthcare Professional Associations. The suspension of…

NLC issues 3-Week strike notice
NLC issues 3-Week strike notice

The Nigeria Labour Congress has given the Federal Government two weeks to return the old prices of petrol and electricity. The NLC said if the government fails to do so, it should be ready to face industrial unrest across the country, beginning from September 28, 2020. The Congress made the demand at the end of the meeting…

Nigeria’s debt stockpile hits N31 Trillion
Nigeria’s debt stockpile hits N31 Trillion

Nigeria’s debt has increased by two point three-eight trillion naira within three months, from April to June this year. The increase from twenty-eight point six trillion naira as at March 31 is partly due to a three-point three-six billion dollars loan from the International Monetary Fund. This was made known by the government’s Debt Management Office, which…

SERAP threatens court action over FG’S direct work programme
SERAP threatens court action over FG’S direct work programme

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has condemned the manner the Federal Government is handling the Direct Works Programme. The programme is meant for the recruitment of seven hundred and seventy-four thousand Nigerians and political office holders in the various states have been allotted some slots. Each beneficiary of the mass recruitment programme would be paid…

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