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President Tinubu approves take-off of Consumer Credit Scheme

President Bola Tinubu has approved the take-off of the first phase of the Consumer Credit Scheme (CCS) starting with members of the civil service. According to a statement today by his media aide, Ajuri Ngelale, the initiative, in collaboration with financial institutions and cooperatives nationwide, serves as the lifeblood of modern economies, enabling citizens to […]

University workers declare 7-Day Warning Strike

University workers end warning strike, orders members to resume work and review situation

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), and the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), have declared a 7-day warning strike to demand the payment of FOUR MONTHS of withheld salaries for their members following the 2022 nationwide strike. The decision was reached during a meeting of the joint action committee of the two unions, held […]

Presidency clarifies UAE is yet to lift visa restrictions on Nigerians

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is yet to lift the visa ban on Nigeria, according to the presidency.  The Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President, Bayo Onanuga, said the UAE has not resumed visa issuance to Nigerians, and any document in circulation to the contrary is not authorized either by the Nigerian […]

Nigerian Govt Set To Ban Export Of Cooking Gas

The Federal Government says it is interacting with the critical sectors to halt exportation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), also known as cooking gas in view of its rising cost. The Minister of State Petroleum Resources (Gas), Mr Ekperikpe Ekpo who disclosed this at the opening of its Internal Stakeholders’ Workshop, on Thursday all LPG […]

Federal Government begins payment of ASUU’s withheld salaries

Reports say the Federal Government has commenced the PAYMENT of the withheld salaries of academics under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Multiple sources in the academic sector confirmed the development today in Abuja. The chairperson of ASUU at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Gbolahan Bolarin, had also confirmed […]

Federal Government Shuts Lagos Island-bound side of Third Mainland Bridge for 24 hours

The Federal Government at the weekend announced a 24 hour closure on the Third Mainland Bridge for Iyana Oworonshoki-Lagos Island-bound traffic from midnight on Sunday, February 18 to midnight of today Monday, February 19. The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, Mrs Olukorede Kesha, in a statement on Saturday night, said the emergency measure was to help fix an important section of the […]

Federal Government Takes Steps to Enhance Highway Development and Management

The Minister of Works, Sen. David Umahi has said that the Federal Government is intensifying efforts to revitalize the operational model of the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI).  According to him, this initiative aims to ensure the quality delivery and efficient utilization of road infrastructure through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Umahi in a statement said […]

Nigeria Labour Unions Issue Ultimatum to Federal Government Over Unmet Agreement

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) have issued a 14-day ultimatum, from tomorrow February 9 to February 14, 2024, to the Federal Government over the non-implementation of the 16-point agreement both parties reached after the removal of the petrol subsidy. In a statement signed by the leaders of the two […]

Federal Government to Inaugurate Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage

The Federal Government is set to inaugurate a 37-man Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage with a mandate to recommend a new National Minimum Wage for the Country. This was according to a statement on Sunday by Segun Imohiosen for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The inauguration of the Committee, which is […]