Tag Archives: Chris Ngige

Biodun Ogunyemi

UPDATED: ASUU suspends strike, asks lecturers to resume tomorrow

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended a strike it commenced three months ago. The union directed university lecturers to resume duty from tomorrow, February 08. The suspension of the strike was announced on Thursday evening after a meeting with between the ASUU leadership and a government…

Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President [Photo: Channels TV]

ASUU set to suspend strike after fruitful meeting with govt

Striking Nigerian university lecturers have accepted the proposal of the federal government but asked to be given until Thursday evening for words on ending their strike. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) stated this on Thursday evening after a three-hour meeting with a…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

JUST IN: Strike: ASUU, FG in another crucial meeting

A meeting between striking university lecturers and the federal government commenced Thursday evening. The lecturers' union, ASUU, embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government. Thursday's meeting, which is holding at the Federal Ministry of Labour…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

Strike: FG, ASUU to continue negotiations today

In a bid to resolve the ongoing strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, will hold another conciliatory meeting with the leadership of the union on Thursday. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, 2018,…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU strike continues as another meeting with govt ends

The Friday meeting between the federal government and leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended without a resolution of the strike by the university lecturers. The meeting was then adjourned to February 7. The lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4. They are demanding improved…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Ngige tackles Ohaneze for endorsing Atiku

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has described the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by the Ohaneze Ndigbo as partisan. Mr Ngige said what played out was a mere congregation of party men, that hurriedly took a decision without due consultation of…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Ngige clarifies N27,000 and N30,000 minimum wage

Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment says the national minimum wage of N27, 000 is standard for all workers, but the Federal Government will pay federal workers N30,000. The minister made this known in a statement signed by lliya Rhoda, assistant director of Press, of the ministry in…

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18).

National Minimum Wage: Stakeholders urge Nigerian govt to improve governance processes

Stakeholders have called for improvement in the governance processes in Nigeria as the National Assembly begins deliberation on a bill for a new national minimum wage. This was part of the discussion at a capacity building workshop organised by the Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria (LACAN) in Abuja on Wednesday…

President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over the Council of State meeting

National Council of State pegs minimum wage at N27,000

The National Council of State has pegged the national minimum wage at N27,000 for states and the private sector. The council also pegged N30,000 as the minimum wage for federal workers. The council's meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja and was presided by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday. The…

President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige during the submission of the report of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimium Wage at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (6/11/18)

ASUU Strike: Resolve all issues today, Buhari orders Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, to end the three-month-old strike by Nigerian university teachers at the ongoing meeting with the teachers. Mr Ngige disclosed this in a statement issued during the resumed negotiation with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of…

Minimum Wage: Consultation moves to Council of State

The National Economic Council (NEC) says it will take the consultation on a new minimum wage to the Council of State on Tuesday. This is even as governors have insisted that N30,000 as minimum wage is impracticable without a review of the present federation account sharing formula that allocates 26.72…

Biodun Ogunyemi

What we want govt to do to end strike — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has urged the Federal Government to show concrete evidence of commitment to agreements on meeting its demands on its ongoing strike.. Biodun Ogunyemi, ASUU President, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the union would…

Buhari’s minister fails to inaugurate NSITF board five months to end of tenure

Less than five months to the end of the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, one of his ministers has failed to inaugurate the board of an agency under his supervision. Chris Ngige, the minister of labour's refusal to inaugurate the 11-member board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund…

File photo of Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) protesting over non-implementation of the new minimum wage workers, in Calabar on Tuesday (8/1/19). 00198/8/1/2019/George Odok/JMH/NAN

Mimimum Wage: How NLC protested in Abuja

Dozens of protesters gathered at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) office in Abuja, on Tuesday to protest government's lethargy in approving a new minimum wage for workers in the country. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, who led the protest alongside other union members from the Labour House, marched across parts…

Joint NLC, TUC, ULC nationwide protest over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18). 05389/30/10/2018/Deborah Bada/BJO/NAN

NLC, others hold protest over minimum wage

Nigeria's organised labour unions will proceed with a planned protest today over a new national minimum wage, after a last minute attempt by the federal government to forestall the demonstration failed Monday night. The federal government’s meeting with labour union leaders to avert a national protest over non-transmission of a…

File photo of ASUU meeting with the Nigerian govt delegation prior to a warning strike

UPDATED: Nigerian govt, ASUU reach agreement

The Nigerian government has reached an agreement with striking university lecturers, raising the possibility of ending the teachers’ prolonged industrial action. The national president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, said the National Executive Committee of the union will review its decisions based on the new commitment…

Labour and Nigerian government negotiations

UPDATED: Minimum Wage: FG meeting with labour leaders inconclusive

The Friday meeting between the federal government and labour unions ended without an agreement. The meeting was organised to prevent the planned January 8 protest by labour unions. The planned protest by the labour unions is to demand that President Muhammadu Buhari submit a bill to the parliament for the…

Labour and Nigerian government negotiations

Minimum Wage: FG moves to avert protest, meets with NLC, others

The federal government resumed talks with the labour unions on Friday in a bid to prevent the planned January 8 protest over the non implementation of the new minimum wage. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is currently leading other ministers including the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed,…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

UPDATED: ASUU Strike: Lecturers walk out of meeting with govt delegation

Representatives of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday staged a walkout from a meeting with a federal government delegation. The government delegation was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. Despite the walkout, Mr Ngige expressed optimism that the strike would soon be called…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

ASUU Strike: Another govt meeting with university lecturers commences

The federal government on Monday resumed talks with the leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the ongoing strike in public universities across the country. The university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with…

National Assembly Complex

Buhari pledges to sign Petroleum Industry Governance Bill when resent by NASS

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to sign the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law once the bill is re-transmitted to the presidency. Mr Buhari gave the pledge at the 40th anniversary of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday in Abuja. The theme of the…

ASUU Strike: Another meeting between lecturers, govt to hold Monday

The federal government will meet with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on Monday December 10, over the ongoing nationwide strike. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Press in the Ministry, Samuel Olowookere, in Abuja.…

ASUU and Nigerian government negotiation meeting

Nigerian govt, ASUU meeting deadlocked

A meeting between the Nigerian government and university lecturers has ended Thursday evening without resolution of the nationwide strike by the teachers. The teachers said the strike which began on November 4 would continue. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) called the strike over its demands for improved funding…

Workers protesting over alleged recalcitrance of government and employers to pay adequate minimum wage, at the Federal Secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday (30/10/18).

Minimum Wage: No going back on strike despite court order — Labour Unions

Labour unions in Nigeria are insisting that despite a court order, they will commence a nationwide, indefinite strike from November 6 if the government refuses to meet their demands on a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers. The unions are demanding N30,000 as minimum wage insisting the amount had been…

Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige

Minimum wage: FG resumes talks with NLC, TUC Sunday —- Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says conciliation on the national minimum wage will continue on Sunday despite the court injunction restraining organised labour from embarking on strike. The National Industrial Court had on Friday ordered the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) labour not…