Minimum wage controversy – Nigeria Labour Congress threatens to start strike

Labour unions have asked their branches across the country to urge set for an industrial nationwide action earlier than the expiration of the demand issued by labour unions over the earnings implementation,

Labour leaders issued a story, warning that economic activities would close up on October sixteenth 2019 if the FG did not convene a gathering of the committee on important changes of employees salaries to support the new earnings.

The unions, led by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), conjointly insisted that the govt. ought to hold a final meeting on October fifteen to resolve the disagreements. The federal and therefore the unions have met on completely different occasions to deliberate and resolve the earnings conflict.

The latest meeting was held Wednesday, when the primary section of negotiations folded because of proportion variations between the 2 parties, the federal government’s negotiating team and therefore the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, that is representing labour unions within the negotiation, are regular to fulfill once more on October fifteen.

The conferences all the same, labour unions are getting ready for a strike action if their demands are not met. The final Secretary of Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council, Alade Lawal, last week aforesaid mobilisation of employees for an attainable industrial action when October sixteen had reached a complicated stage.

He aforesaid the partial implementation of the earnings for levels one to 6 was a ‘divide and rule’ system that might be vehemently opposed by labour. In furtherance to the union’s threat, the General Secretary of the NLC, Emma Ugbiaja, has currently asked the union’s members to organize for industrial action if no agreement is reached by Wednesday.

”You can recall that a joint Communique… aforesaid industrial harmony couldn’t be secured within the country if an agreement is not reached with the FG on the important Adjustment of Salaries as a results of the New National earnings of N30,000,”

”You are herewith directed to coordinate preparations with TUC and JPSNC in your State for necessary industrial action if the time expire without an agreement as contained within the communique” the letter by Mr Ugbiaja to the union’s members reads.

Man United reaches an agreement with Mario Mandzukic to sign him in Jan.

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Mario Mandzukic to sign the Juventus striker in Jan.

Mandzukic was reportedly close to joining United within the summer as a part of the deal which might even have seen Paulo Dybala build the move to recent Trafford.

But United force out of their move for Argentine, whereas Mandzukic additionally over up staying with Juve.

The Republic of Croatia international has not featured in the slightest degree for Juve this season, whereas Maurizio Sarri left him out of his side’s Champions League squad which implies he cannot feature in Europe.

Juve wants to sell Mandzukic in Jan and therefore the striker’s suite have already got a verbal agreement in situ with United.

The report additionally claims that Juve can build a recent move to sign Paul Pogba and are willing to supply Mandzukic to United as a part of their bid.

Mandzukic, meanwhile, has turned down a move to Qatar-based facet Al-Rayyan, who reportedly offered him a deal value £7m a year. The 33-year-old has scored forty four goals in 162 appearances for Juve.

President Barham Saleh appeals for a “halt to escalation and proposes a “national, and frank dialogue without foreign interference

Iraq’s president called on monday for a “halt to escalation” when widespread protests that killed dozens, as well as a long rally in east Baghdad within which the military admitted victimisation “excessive force”.
Demonstrations have rocked the capital and Iraq’s southern provinces since Tuesday, 1st hard to please reforms to fight corruption and state however ramping up to requires a complete overhaul of the country’s social group.

In a televised address, President Barham Saleh appealed for a “halt to escalation” and planned a “national, across-the-board and frank dialogue… while not foreign interference” to chart the way out of the crisis.

“There is not any legitimacy to any political method or system that doesn’t work to attain your demands,” Saleh aforesaid, addressing protesters.

The demonstrations are unexampled in Iraq owing to their apparent spontaneousness and independence during a deeply politicised society.

But they need conjointly been exceptionally deadly with quite one hundred folks killed and 6,000 wounded since Tuesday.

Witnesses have according that security forces used tear gas and live rounds whereas authorities defendant “unidentified snipers” of shooting at protesters and also the police.

Saleh aforesaid people who attacked demonstrators and security forces were “enemies of the people” and denounced weekend raids on native and regional media stations.

His statement came hours when Iraq’s military admitted victimisation “excessive force outside the foundations of engagement” against a protest within the east Baghdad district of Sadr City.

A long rally there deteriorated into clashes that left thirteen folks dead, in keeping with medics and security sources.

In videos distributed on social media, protesters can be seen ducking into streets laid low with burning tyres as volleys of shooting and suspected significant weapons were detected.

But by monday evening, in line with government orders, the military had been force out of Sadr town and some cops can be seen on the perimeters of the neighbourhood.


Unilag lecturer suspended indefinitely for sexual harassment

The University of Lagos has suspended one of its lecturers Boniface Igbeneghu, who was exposed in a very video documentary where he sexually troubled a BBC clandestine newsperson who disguised as a minor.

Igbeneghu, a coach and former sub-dean of school of art was caught on camera sexually harassing an clandestine newsperson who display as a 17-year-old woman seeking admission into the establishment.

Also, a coach at the University of Ghana, Dr Paul Kwame Butakor was exposed aboard Igbeneghu, a head pastor at a Foursquare Gospel Church, city within the 13-minute piece of the inquiring report.

Igbeneghu told Kiki Mordi, the clandestine newsperson, how some lecturers within the establishment raise feminine students for sex in exchange for favours.

UNILAG vice-chancellor, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the suspension monday afternoon.

Ogundipe same Igbeneghu has been suspended indefinitely.

He said, “a panel will be set up to analyze the issue.”

Paul Pogba has told Manchester United to increase his weekly remuneration

Paul Pogba has reportedly told Manchester United to extend his weekly remuneration to £600k (£30million-a-year).

The Frenchman who has been joined with a move aloof from Manchester United to Juventus and Real Madrid asked for immense wages in a shot to force a move in January.

According to Tuttosport, the midfielder who is presently on around £300,000-a-week would love to examine that quantity exaggerated massively to around £600k-a-week.

Pogba has 2 years left on his contract, and United have an choice to extend his contract for an additional year. however the athlete might quit if his new demands isn’t met.

Back in 2016, Manchester United completed the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus for a world-record transfer fee of £89m.

Jacques Chirac, the former French president dies at the age of 86.

Jacques Chirac, the former French president whose later years were clouded by corruption scandals, has died at the age of eighty six. He passed today Sep twenty sixth.

“President Jacques Chirac died this morning enclosed by his family, peacefully,” his in-law told AFP.

Late Chirac served 2 terms as French president and took his country into the one European currency. one amongst his major political reforms was to chop the incumbency of office from seven to 5 years.

He was seen because the focus of opposition to the US-led invasion of Al-Iraq in 2003.

FIFA’s Best awards have been struck by a vote-rigging storm after claims that the ballot was rigged.

FIFA’s prestigious the Best awards are affected by a vote-rigging storm once claims that the ballot was lateen.


During a glitzy ceremony in Milan on monday, Sept twenty three, Lionel Messi was topped the Best men’s player of the year previous Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk.


Now there’s doubt and queries are being asked over the legitimacy of the vote with countries claiming they didn’t vote for Lionel Messi.


Aliko Dangote says he has plans to give out a large part of his wealth to charity just like Microsoft founder, Bill Gates. 

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has disclosed that he plans to relinquish out an outsized part of his wealth to charity like Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.

In his speech at the 2019 Goalkeepers’ event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York on Wednesday September twenty four, Dangote expressed delight of Bill Gates’ philanthropy that is sort of evident in Nigeria.

According to him, the philanthropist has endowed such a lot in folks he has no relationship with and this has made him a better person.

Democrats are calling to start an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukranian president

Over two hundred US lawmakers largely entirely Democrats are calling to begin an impeachment investigation into President Trump’s polemic telephone call with Ukranian president, Volodymyr Zelensky where he mentioned former VP Joe Biden.

On Tuesday, Sept twenty fourth, Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed a proper impeachment inquiry into the President, and also the range of House Democrats who support launching an impeachment inquiry is quickly approaching the 218 votes required to impeach Trump within the House, tho’ it’s unknown if all those that are in favor of an impeachment inquiry will vote.

Already, President Trump has admitted he delayed aid to Ukraine prior to the decision, however has denied doing something improper.

Now, of the 235 Democrats within the House, there are a minimum of 208 who’ve made it clear they support beginning the impeachment inquiry method, whereas some have gone ahead.

Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a former Republican who has since become a freelance, has conjointly immersed impeachment proceedings, bringing the entire range of representatives to 209.