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COVID-19: Over 100Mn More Workers Plunged Into Poverty – ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday reported that over 100 million more workers had been pushed into poverty by the raging COVID-19 pandemic, after working hours dropped and access to good quality jobs became impossible for millions of workers over the past months. The UN’s labour organization in its Annual World Employment and Social […]

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Children’s Day: UNICEF Tasks Govts, Others On Child Rights’ Protection

The United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) marked the Nigerian Children’s Day 2021 with a charge to goverments and other stakeholders to give optimum priority to child rights protection in the face of current threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to recorded successes recorded in the drive towards children’s development. The UNICEF’s Country Director, Peter […]

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Ex-ALSCON Employees Threaten Legal Action Against BPE, PTAD

Former employees of the Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State-based Aluminum Smelter Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), on Wednesday protested peacefully against the prolonged non-payment of their severance and gave a two-week ultimatum to Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE ) and Pension Transition Administration Department (PTAD) to pay their entitlements or face legal actions. Convener of the protest, […]

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We Handled N11.7Bn Claims’ Complaints By Depositors In 2020 – CIBN President

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) reported that it handled 67 petitions lodged by depositors against banks with their claims amounting to N11.7 billion in the 2020 financial year. The professional body, which stated this in its 2020 Annual Report sourced by our correspondent at the weekend, indicated that out of the cases, […]

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NDIC Chief Seeks Banking System Regulators’ Cooperation To Enhance Professionalism

Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Bello Hassan, has stressed the need for effective collaboration between regulators and operators in the banking system for the establishment of sound ethics and professionalism in the banking industry. Hassan, in a statement issued by the corporation’s Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Bashir […]

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Organised Labour Rejects Proposed Cut In Workers’ Salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected a statement credited to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, on plans by the Federal Government to cut salaries of public servants, warning that that such a statement could further worsen the nation’s current socio-economic crisis. The President of the NLC, Mallam Ayuba […]

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PTI Flags Off ICT Skills’ Training For Delta Youths

The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Warri in Delta State, has flagged off a three-month training programme on computer skills for 57 youths from 24 Urhobo kingdoms in the state. The Institute’s Acting Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Henry Adimula, who disclosed the kick off the capacity building programme, said the funding of the training […]

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2021 Workers’ Day: FAAN Felicitates With Workers, Commends Their Resilience

As workers globally continue to prepare for the 2021 Workers’ Day celebrations tomorrow, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has felicitated with the Nigerian workers for being pivotal to all national development initiatives over the years. The Managing Director of the Authority, Capt Rabiu Yadudu, in a statement expressed the FAAN management’s hearty congratulation […]

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CBN Reverses Changes In First Bank’s Mgt On Illegality Grounds

Barely 24 hours after the Board of the First Bank of Nigeria (FBN) effected major changes in the lender’s top management, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday announced the immediate removal of all the directors of the bank and its parent company, FBN Holdings Plc, over the board’s non-compliance with regulatory guidelines on […]

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ILO Tasks Govts On Workplace Safety, Health Systems’ Investments

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Wednesday charged governments in countries across the world to put in place sound and resilient occupational safety and health (OSH) systems through improved investments in critical infrastructure that would minimize the risks for everyone in the world of work in the event of future health emergencies. The global labour […]