Day: 14 October 2019

Showdown: Nigerian workers, government brace for nationwide strike

Who blinks first? This is the question on the lips of many observers as the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Nigerian government brace for a nationwide industrial strike on October 16. The face-off is over the unresolved consequential adjustments in salary arising from the new National Minimum Wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in a letter to its state councils had said it was not ready to shift ground on its demand for the consequential adjustment in salaries. The congress has since ordered its state councils to prepare their minds on industrial action starting from October 16, 2019. But in what...

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N24bn fraud: Maina starts opening up on how money was spent – Source

Faisal Abdulrasheed Maina, the former chairman of the Pension Reforms Task Team accused of embezzling N24 billion has reportedly started confessing. Vanguard reports that a top EFCC source who asked not to be named claimed that Maina was already disclosing how he allegedly spent the money. The money was reportedly meant to be used to pay off millions of the federal government’s retirees across the world. However, Maina and his team reportedly diverted the money and shared with other government officials with the claim that they were travelling all over the world to verify the biometric of the retired...

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