X-raying telecoms consumers’ worries

With telecoms regulator declaring 2017 as Year of Telecomms Consumer, mobile subscribers across networks have listed their current challenges regarding quality of service (QoS), which they want the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to focus on. KUNLE AZEEZ reports     Over the last 16 years of telecoms deregulation, the number of mobile subscribers on various telecoms networks has grown significantly. From a paltry 500,000 mobile lines in 2001, the industry has grown to over 230 million connected lines with over 154.1 million of them active on their respective networks and…

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NLC to Okorocha: Clear Adapalm’s 30 months’ salary arrears

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Imo State chapter has called on Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state to use the Paris Club refund to clear arrears of salaries and pensions in the state. Labour noted that with the Paris Club fund, Okorocha had no business owing any worker or pensioner in the state. In a statement signed by the union’s chairman and its counterparts in TUC and SJPSNC, Messrs Austin Chilakpu, Paul Akalazu and Alloy Iwuanyanwu, the organised labour urged government to jettison partpayment of salaries for100 per cent of salaries…

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UI ASUU declares one-week warning strike

Two days after the nonacademic staff unions of the University of Ibadan finally suspended their twoweek strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the institution, yesterday declared a oneweek warning strike over illegal pension deductions, fractional salary payments and non-payment of supervision allowance. The strike decision was taken at the Congress of ASUU held at the Faculty of Arts of the University presided over by its Chairman, Dr Deji Omole. Many of members used the occasion to complain over excessive deductions in their March salaries. The ASUU also…

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Amosun to offset workers deductions, Oct 2016 salary

Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Tuesday promised to pay all salary deductions of civil servants in the state before the end of the year. Amosun also pledged that the outstanding October 2016 salary will be paid to workers who had not received theirs by May 1 to mark this year’s Workers Day celebration. He spoke when he received the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its National President, Comrade Waheed Odusile, who paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. During the…

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UI ASUU declares one-week warning strike over illegal deductions in salaries

Two days after the non-academic staff unions of the University of Ibadan finally suspended their two-week strike, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the institution, Tuesday declared one-week warning strike over illegal pension deductions, fractional salar‎y payments and non-payment of supervision allowance. The strike decision was taken at the Congress of ASUU held at the Faculty of Arts of the University presided over by its Chairman, Dr Deji Omole. Many of members used the occasion to complain over excessive deductions in their March salaries. The ASUU also accused…

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