Ngige to IPOB: I Know Nothing About Nnamdi Kanu’s Abduction

Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige has asked the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to stop linking him to the re-arrest of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Ngige said as the Chief Labour Officer, he lacked the time to meddle into security and diplomatic matters, which clearly fall within the mandate of the Nigerian Security and National Intelligence Agencies. In a statement by his Media … Continue reading Ngige to IPOB: I Know Nothing About Nnamdi Kanu’s Abduction

Anambra 2021: No APC primary election held on Saturday – Ngige

A leader in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said that there was no APC primary election to elect the party’s candidate for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election. He said that no primary election took place in the state, stressing that as at 4 pm on Saturday, when the election supposed to end, no single … Continue reading Anambra 2021: No APC primary election held on Saturday – Ngige

Abacha Constitution Would Have Been The Best For Nigeria -Ngige

Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, has said the 1995 Constitution under the late General Sani Abacha would have been the best for Nigeria. Abacha, who ruled Nigeria between 1993 and 1998, was accused of poor human rights record. Speaking when he appeared on Channels Television on Monday, the minister said the five-year single tenure and rotational presidency would have solved the issue … Continue reading Abacha Constitution Would Have Been The Best For Nigeria -Ngige

FG orders JUSUN, PASAN to call off strike

The Federal Government has ordered members of the striking Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria(PASAN) to immediately reopen all courts and State Houses of Assembly across the nation. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, condemned the refusal of courts and the State Houses of Assembly across the federation to … Continue reading FG orders JUSUN, PASAN to call off strike

Buhari eulogises Dr Joe Nwodo at burial in Enugu

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday described the late Dr Joseph Nwodo as “one of the leading lights of the legal profession” at burial ceremony of the deceased held in Ukehe Nsukka, Enugu State. The President was represented at the ceremony by a Presidential delegation led by Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment accompanied by Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sharon Ikeazor, … Continue reading Buhari eulogises Dr Joe Nwodo at burial in Enugu

Striking Judiciary Workers To Re-Open Courts Next Week, Says FG

The federal government has said that courts and state assemblies will re-open next week. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, stated this in Abuja on Friday shortly after a meeting between the government delegation and striking workers to smoothen the grey areas in the Memorandum of Action (MOA) reached on May 20, 2021. The dispute between the federal government and the duo of … Continue reading Striking Judiciary Workers To Re-Open Courts Next Week, Says FG

Prof Osedeke elected ASUU new president

The immediate past vice-president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Emmanuel Osodeke, has emerged as the new president of the union. Mr Osodeke, a professor of soil science at the Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, was elected early Sunday morning during a three-day conference of the union which held at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. He took over from Biodun … Continue reading Prof Osedeke elected ASUU new president

NLC Suspends Kaduna Strike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suspended the warning strike in Kaduna State. Labour unions had declared a five-day warning strike against the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai over the mass sack of workers. The strike had brought Kaduna to a standstill as hospitals, banks, train station, the airport, among others were shut. The governor had dared the labour leaders, saying their action would not … Continue reading NLC Suspends Kaduna Strike

JUSUN to FG: Deduct to judiciary funds from May FAAC to stop ongoing strike 

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has urged the Federal Government to deduct funds meant for state judiciaries from the May 2021 Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).  This was part of the resolutions of a meeting of JUSUN National Working Committee (NWC) held in Abuja after the conciliation meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, and other stakeholders.  A copy … Continue reading JUSUN to FG: Deduct to judiciary funds from May FAAC to stop ongoing strike 

FG begs resident doctors not to embark on strike

The Federal Government has appealed to resident doctors to consider the plight of 80 per cent of the citizenry in need of healthcare and not proceed on strike. The government said the country was in a bad place health wise because of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the medical sector. At a conciliatory meeting with the leadership of National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) … Continue reading FG begs resident doctors not to embark on strike