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Gambia’s Labouring Farmers Show Why Premature Births May Boom In A Warmer World

Gambia’s Labouring Farmers Show Why Premature Births May Boom In A Warmer World

Sirreh Samateh has worked outdoors through all eight of her pregnancies, labouring in the sun to grow rice and vegetables in her Gambian village of Jali. But each recent year has been hotter than the last, said the 41-year-old, who is seven months pregnant, as she joined other village women hauling water from a well […]

NLC Insists On Strike

NLC Insists On Strike

The organized labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the United Labour Congress, ULC, have threatened to shut down the economy on January 23, if President Muhammadu Buhari fails to transmit to the National Assembly an executive bill for the enactment of N30, 000 as the new National […]

Eritrea May Change Army Draft That Spurred Thousands to Europe

Eritrea May Change Army Draft That Spurred Thousands to Europe

  Eritrea says it will cut the size of its army as part of changes to a system of mandatory national service that the United Nations blames for propelling tens of thousands of people to flee to Europe and neighboring countries. The official end to a two-decade war with neighboring Ethiopia means the country that […]

Labour Raises Minimum Wage Demand From N56,000

Labour Raises Minimum Wage Demand From N56,000

THE Organised Labour has presented fresh demand for the new National Minimum Wage for workers to the tripartite committee, using current economic indices as its yardstick. It said the N56,000 earlier presented was no longer feasible. Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) General Secretary Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, who spoke in an interview in Abuja, said the earlier […]

FG Engages 18,000 Unemployed Youths In Skill Acquisition

FG Engages 18,000 Unemployed Youths In Skill Acquisition

THE Federal Government has concluded arrangement to engage about 18,000 unskilled/unemployed youths in skill acquisition training scheme aimed at reducing the rate of unemployed youths in the country. Flaging-off the scheme in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State, Minister of Labor and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, said: “We are witnessing the flag-off of the Sustainable Agricultural Development […]

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Unpaid Care Work Is A Thorny Issue In Women Empowerment

Joseline is a single mother employed in a restaurant in Kimironko. The mother of two wakes up at 4am to prepare her children for school. This includes preparing breakfast, bathing and dressing them up. By 6.30am she leaves home with the children and walks them to the bus stop before she proceeds to her workplace […]

No Work, No Pay – Govt Warns Striking Polytechnic Lecturers

No Work, No Pay – Govt Warns Striking Polytechnic Lecturers

The Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja indicated that it would implement the ‘No work, No pay’ rule on striking polytechnic lecturers. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this although he also appealed to the lecturers, ASUP, to suspend their 5-day warning strike. Mr. Ngige stated these in a statement made available […]

Strange Island In Nigeria Where Pregnant Women Must Not Go Into Labour At Midnight

Strange Island In Nigeria Where Pregnant Women Must Not Go Into Labour At Midnight

A trip to Igbologun community, located on Snake Island, Lagos, can be scary. The town has a population of over 20,000 people. A two-day visit by Sunday Vanguard to the community was an eye opener. The journey began from Coconut Bus Stop to the quayside during a downpour. It was followed by a N100 boat […]

Labour Kicks as FG Raises Petrol Price To N145

Labour Kicks as FG Raises Petrol Price To N145

Following months of uncertainty in which Nigerians endured debilitating shortage of petrol, the Federal Government on Wednesday finally ended the subsidy regime on the product and approved an increase in the pump price. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Kachikwu […]

Workers begin protest against electricity tariff hike

Workers begin protest against electricity tariff hike

NIGERIA Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other affiliate unions are planning a protest against recent increase in electricity tariff today. General Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson, confirmed in a chat with The Guardian yesterday that there was no going back on the proposed protest nationwide. However, in a twist, electricity workers cautioned […]