• Sack of 23 FUNAAB staff is vindictive, malicious – NLC

    Sack of 23 FUNAAB staff is vindictive, malicious – NLC

    Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the unconditional recall of the 23 staff of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) who were sacked by the management of the Institution.

    In a letter to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, dated November 15, 2016 and signed by the NLC National President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the NLC described the actions of the management as bordering on “impunity, lawlessness and violation of the workers’ rights.”

    The apex Labour union said the anti – […]

  • We won’t sack workers – Obaseki assures

    We won’t sack workers – Obaseki assures

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Monday sworn-in Mr. Osarodion Ogie as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    Obaseki, while administering the oath of office, said both he and Ogie had been an integral part of the Edo Project, which they started together nine years ago.

    The governor disclosed that his administration would place more emphasis on governance and would work closely with the Permanent Secretaries in the next six weeks to cut down cost of governance.

    Obaseki said that the state […]

  • Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    According to reports, the Osun State government has debunked rumours that the current administration has concluded plans to tactically retrench workers through compulsory leave order given recently.

    According to a statement, the government said the order was necessary in view of the constitutional rights of every worker to benefit from leave yearly as enshrined in the civil service rules.

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who debunked the rumour at the commissioning of a new secretariat complex of Iwo East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) […]

  • FUNAAB threatens to sack striking NASU workers

    FUNAAB threatens to sack striking NASU workers

    It was gathered that the Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has ordered the institution’s striking workers to resume work today (Monday) or risk being sacked.

    A circular issued last Friday by the institution’s registrar urged the striking workers to report to duty today in their own interest.

    The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the institution had been on strike for about six weeks now over a disagreement with the management concerning a petition written to the Economic […]

  • FAAN, NCAA, NAMA to sack more workers

    FAAN, NCAA, NAMA to sack more workers

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said that the restructuring in the agencies under the Ministry of Aviation will continue and more workers in the organisations will have to leave or be redeployed.

    He also said the ministry was set to rejig the Aviation Security Service in a way to enable its officials to carry arms.

    A statement by the ministry on Sunday said the minister made the disclosures during a stakeholders’ forum in Lagos, […]

  • SSANU set for shut down FUNNAB over sack of 23 members

    SSANU set for shut down FUNNAB over sack of 23 members

    According to reports, the National leadership of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) is set for a show down with the management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, over the sack of 23 of its members.

    The union claimed its members were sacked for exposing alleged corrupt practices by the Vice Chancellor and management of the institution.

    In a communique at the end of its National Executive Council meeting, SSANU said contrary to insinuations from the management […]

  • New CJN Onnoghen vows to sack more corrupt judges

    New CJN Onnoghen vows to sack more corrupt judges

    According to reports, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen Thursday, vowed to continue with the fight against corruption in the judiciary.

    Onnoghen’s inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari followed the expiration of the tenure of Justice Mahmud Mohammed as the CJN. The new CJN will serve in an acting capacity till his appointment is confirmed by the National Assembly.

    At the brief ceremony held in the Presidential Villa, Abuja, President Buhari urged Justice Onnoghen to use his position to […]

  • God directed me to sack my commissioners, will direct to select new ones – Governor Udom Emmanuel

    God directed me to sack my commissioners, will direct to select new ones – Governor Udom Emmanuel

    It was gathered that the Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, has claimed the holy spirit of God led him to sack the State executive council, adding that all indigenes stand a chance of making the next cabinet.

    He further claimed that he was looking up to God to help him constitute the next executive council.

    The governor, in a statement issued last week by the Secretary to the State Government, Etekamba Umoren, sacked all the commissioners in the state with immediate […]

  • NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over sack of 3,000 members

    NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over sack of 3,000 members

    Two leading unions in the oil industry, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and National Gas (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have raised the alarm over the sacking of 3, 000 of its members and subsequently issued a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to put a stop to it.

    The National President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, who addressed the media at the end of the Central Working Committee (CWC), meeting of the union in Effurun, […]

  • Verification: Jigawa government to sack 700 teachers

    Verification: Jigawa government to sack 700 teachers

    About 700 primary school teachers in Jigawa State stand the risk of losing their jobs, following ongoing verification across the 27 local government areas of the state.

    The state government had inaugurated a special verification committee to fish out ghost teachers and absentees, especially teachers who went for in-service courses in universities across the world, but had graduated and refused to report to their place of work.

    It was gathered that the action of those teachers compelled the government to further suspend […]

  • At least 5 killed as gunmen sack Benue community

    At least 5 killed as gunmen sack Benue community

    No fewer than five persons were shot dead on Tuesday after some gunmen opened fire on a group of revellers in a pub at Tor Donga community, in the Katsina Ala Local Government Area of Benue State.

    Several others were said to have sustained gunshot injuries and were rushed to a public hospital in the area after the attack.

    It was gathered that the attackers invaded the area around 9pm that fateful day on motorcycles.

    The attack is coming barely three days after […]