• NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Friday expressed opposition to plans by the federal government to obtain a foreign loan of about $30 billion to fund infrastructural projects in the country.

    The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the position of the Union on the loan issue public during the ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC in Sokoto.

    Wabba declared: “The NLC will not support the plan by the federal government to borrow more money from […]

  • Obasanjo opposes sale of national assets, urges reform of NNPC

    Obasanjo opposes sale of national assets, urges reform of NNPC

    Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for the urgent reform of the business operations model of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in order to lift the economy out of recession and create wealth for Nigerians.

    Chief Obasanjo made this call when the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, visited him at his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta on Wednesday.

    “What I do understand is reforms. I believe Organizations like the NNPC should be reformed. I don’t understand this […]

  • FG Opposes Electricity Tariff Reversal, Backs NERC

    FG Opposes Electricity Tariff Reversal, Backs NERC

    A former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola has opposed the ruling of a Federal High Court in Lagos on the reversal of the hike in electricity tariff.

    The Federal Government on Thursday opposed the court ruling that mandated it and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to reverse the 45 per cent increase in power tariffs payable by consumers across the country.

    It also commended NERC for appealing the judgement, describing the ruling as a setback that posed a challenge, which had […]

  • ASUU opposes sexual harassment bill

    ASUU opposes sexual harassment bill

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the Sexual Harassment Bill pending before the Senate.

    According to the union, the aim of the Bill was to undermine university autonomy.

    President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who spoke at a Public Hearing on the Sexual Harassment Bill, 2016, organised by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters in Abuja described the bill as uncalled for.

    Ogunyemi said, “As a global norm, universities and other tertiary institutions are […]