• 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 […]

  • Senate backs upward review of Amnesty programme fund – Saraki

    Senate backs upward review of Amnesty programme fund – Saraki

    It was gathered that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday said the Senate will support any proposal from the executive to increase the fund slated for the amnesty programme in the 2016 Appropriation Act.

    Saraki spoke to journalists at the Presidential Villa after the Change of Guards ceremony to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

    He said any plan by the executive to calm the frayed nerves in the Niger Delta and increase oil production so as […]