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Minimum Wage: Sen. Shehu Sani Throws Weight Behind NLC Strike

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Minimum Wage: Sen. Shehu Sani Throws Weight Behind NLC Strike

Sen. Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central has thrown his weight behind the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) nationwide protest and planned Nov. 6 strike to press for a new National Minimum Wage.

The NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are protesting the resistance of the federal, state and local governments to the adoption of new minimum wage.

Members of the unions had on Tuesday staged a nationwide protest to mobilise support for the Nov. 6 strike to compel government to agree to the N30,000 wages.

Sani who revealed this on his twitter handle @ShehuSani on Thursday said that the mass protest by NLC was commendable and that he would support the issue on the floor of the senate.

He tweeted ‘’NLC’s nationwide mass protest is commendable. Those who can pay 22k (N22,000) as minimum wage should just add 8k (8,000) to make it 30k (30,000). Nigeria’s economy can sustain it.

‘’The struggle must continue. I will add a strong voice of solidarity to this on the floor of the senate,’’ Sani said.

The NLC on Wednesday directed all affiliate unions, state councils, civil society allies and the informal sector to commence immediate mobilisation for the nationwide strike.

A communique signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, and General Secretary, Peter Essom, said there would be joint organ meetings of the Central Working Committees (CWCs) of all the labour centres on Nov. 2.

The meeting would discuss the final preparations for a full engagement with the federal government on the national minimum wage.

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IATA Inaugurates Turbulence Aware Data Resource To Forecast Turbulence

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IATA Inaugurates Turbulence Aware Data Resource To Forecast Turbulence

The ability of airlines to forecast and avoid turbulence would now be greatly enhanced as the International Air Transport Association, IATA, has inaugurated a turbulence aware data resource.

IATA said the system would pool and share turbulence date generated by participating airlines. The global body for airlines said before now, airlines had to depend on reports and weather advisories from pilots to offset the impact of turbulence.

IATA says the result would be the first global, real-time, detailed and objective information for pilots and operation’ professionals to manage turbulence.

It is expected that airlines operating in Nigeria would participate and benefit from this new system.

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Oil Price Stability Buoys Nigeria’s Budget Benchmark

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Oil Price Stability Buoys Nigeria's Budget Benchmark

Nigerian budget benchmark appears buoyed by oil price stability as a result of cuts in production levels to which OPEC members have agreed.

The benchmark of sixty dollars was eroded by sustained drops in price. The high for the year was eighty-six dollars which dropped to about fifty-eight dollars last week.

It rebounded to sixty-two dollars per barrel last week, just as the federal executive council was to hold an emergency meeting on how the price drops would affect the Nigerian budget.

Opec countries had agreed to reduce daily production by eight hundred thousand barrels, while non-OPEC members decided to reduce production by four hundred thousand barrels per day.

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CBN And MTN Plan To Settle $8b Rift Out Of Court

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CBN And MTN Plan To Settle $8b Rift Out Of Court

It seems as though the Central Bank of Nigeria and telco giant, MTN, are trying to find ways of resolving the $8 billion rift between them. One of MTN’s lawyers is quoted as saying they are making moves toward an out-of-court settlement.

Meanwhile, counsels for both parties have secured another adjournment until late January.

Another $2 billion case involving MTN and the Nigerian attorney general’s office was adjourned as well last week until early January.  This case is related to alleged back taxes owed by MTN.  The telco giant has denied it owed the taxes.

The $8 billion case was a result of a charge against MTN for allegedly violating Nigeria’s extant laws.  In August, Central Bank of Nigeria sanctioned MTN Nigeria for allegedly using irregular certificates of capital importation to transfer $8.1 billion to South Africa on behalf of its offshore investors.

MTN is being asked to return the $8.1 billion to Nigeria.

Mtn group’s Nigerian operations account for one-third of its entire African market share.

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