Nigeria Labour Congress

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  Armed security men with one of the Nigerians suspected to have kidnapped a child in Guinea-Bissau … on Tuesday. | credits: AFP. Guinea-Bissau has apologised to Nigeria over the killing  of  three of her citizens by  a mob  in Bissau. The apology was made shortly after Nigeria protested t...
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 Salihu Moh. Lukman, smlukman@gmail.com  Sometimes in 2004, at an interactive session with Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, then visiting Managing Director of International Monetary Fund (IMF), a member of President Obasanjo’s economic team who was a Minister emphatically announced that the People Democrat...
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by Justine John DYIKUK Travelling back home from South-South Nigeria for the yuletide season was one of great joy, eager expectation and an irresistible homely-summon. As the writer was preparing to crouse through the hinterland and picturesque plains of the Niger via the River Benue on 12 December, ...
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Adewale Stephen Millions of workers in Nigeria look up to their union leaders to organise them to protect their rights. But recent events show that unionists are fast losing the confidence of the masses When the controversial Central Bank Governor of Nigeria Mallam Sanusi Lamido took his habitual goo...
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Nov 17th, 2012
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There were strong indications on Friday that the Federal Government would increase the fuel price in 2013. President Goodluck Jonathan had on Thursday in Abuja said total fuel subsidy removal was a must. He stated that only total removal of subsidy on petroleum products would attract investors to the...
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by Austine Uche-Ejeke Anyone who sees anything concerning redemption or reclamation of this country will be fired up to do everything possible to see that it comes to actualisation. And for a long time now, the call for a better Nigeria had been and is still very strident and sustained but unfortunat...
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Apr 9th, 2012
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IBADAN – ARMED policemen yesterday took over the Oyo State Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Agodi, Ibadan, over what the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yabo Mohammed, said was a preventive measure to prevent a breakdown of law and order. Not less than 10 armed Mobil Policemen were see...
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The betrayal of the nationwide general strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) provides crucial lessons for workers and young people the world over. The strike began January 9. It was officially called off on January 16, following talks with the People’s Democra...
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Abuja – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and labour unions failed to reach a compromise over government-subsidised fuel prices, but the unions said oil workers would not shut down crude output while the two sides kept talking. “The meeting is not deadlocked but we have not reached a c...
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By Fidelis Allen Conflicting roles of unions and civil society. Anti-government protests have been quite successful, although with many reports of police brutality against protesters. But labour unions appear unable to provide a voice for the people in some parts of the country. ‘Labour has been boug...