Monday, 1 May 2017

Buhari's Absence Stirs Row At Workers Day Celebration as Nigerians Demand for Missing President

It was drama and confusion  at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Monday as workers disallowed the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs Biola Bawa, from standing in for the minister, Dr Chris Ngige.

Ngige had declined to address the workers in his capacity as the minister and sent the permanent secretary because he (Ngige) represented President Muhhammadu Buhari at the occasion.

More Nigerians Thrown Into the Labour Market As Ecobank Shuts Down 74 Branches

Ecobank Nigeria has shut down about 74 of its 479 branches.

The bank says it will deploy staff from the merged branches to other projects but failed to touch on reports that the bank had terminated the appointment of about 50 top personnel staff.
A statement by the bank reaffirmed its commitment to digital transformation, which would enable customers carry out banking activities online, thereby reducing the need to visit physical locations.

MTN Sacks 15% of Its Entire Nigerian Workforce

South African telecoms firm, MTN, on Friday sacked 280 of its employees in Nigeria, in a major job cut that affected about 15% of the company’s entire Nigerian workforce, Premium Times reports.

Those affected by the move include some 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staff across various cadres, ranging from new graduates to senior managers, multiple sources told Premium Times.

Osun NLC Cancels Workers’ Day Celebration In Tribute To Adeleke

The Osun State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress on Monday cancelled the Workers’ Day celebrations in the state over the death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke.

Adeleke, who was the first executive of the state had died on April 23, shocking many of his supporters.
Isiaka Adeleke

The NLC Chairman in the state, Mr. Jacob Adekomi, who confirmed the development, said the decision was taken to honour the late politician, whose Fidau prayer also comes up on Monday.

Oh Dear, Fayose Again! See what he wore for May Day Celebration [photos]

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