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Aremu Urges Shehu Sani, El-Rufai To Ceasefire

Organised Labour has called on the Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial zone, Senator Shehu Sani and Governor Nasir el Rufai to urgently cease fire and work together for the benefit of the good people of Kaduna State in particular and the nation in general. The Vice President of IndustriALL global union and NEC Member of NLC, Comrade Issa Aremu, mni made the call while playing host to Senator Sheh ...

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Magu and Ali: Acid Tests for Good Governance, By Issa Aremu

The way both the predominantly APC legislature (Senate) and the APC Presidency eventually  and  conclusively resolve the naughty twin-issues of confirmation of Ag. Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and that of the Comptroller General of Customs, Hameed Ali over wearing of uniform will conclusively prove or otherwise the commitment  of this administration  to good governance. Nigeria is fast becoming a 'huge Af ...

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Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP; Better Late…By Issa Aremu

Many thanks to the Vanguard group for the extended invitation to yours comradely to the Weekend Economic Discourse to proffer solutions to the nation’s economic problems. Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, was the Keynote Speaker at the Discourse. He was as cynical of the recovery plan as he has been almost dogmatically hard on what he long dubbed Buharicomics ...

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Nigerian Labour Leader, Aremu Alerts Police On Death Threat

A NEC Member of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and General Secretary of National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, Comrade Issa Aremu has alerted the Police and other security agents about a criminal threat to his life by an unknown person. The labour leader who is also the Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of First Guarantee Pension Limited (FGPL) said in  a statem ...

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Justice S.M.A. Belgore @ 80; The Labour Dimension

The elder statesman, retired Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Salihu Modibo Alfa (SMA) Belgore turned 80 last week. The large turn-out of well wishers, friends and associates at the various nation-wide birthday manifestations which included prayer-sessions  and book presentation further pointed to fulfilled and impactful life of one of the leading African judicial officers at 80!  I wish my Lord and ...

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Labour Unity and Trade Union Governance

Against the background of the avoidable lingering crisis of unity in the labour movement it is timely to share the Scholarly thoughts of Professor Dafe Otobo on "Labour Unity". Professor Dafe Otobo is with the Department of Industrial Relations & Personnel Management, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, and President of the Nigerian Industrial and Employment Relations Association (N ...

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IndustriALL Global Union Hails NUPENG, PENGASSAN, Slams IOCs

Comrade Issa Aremu the Vice President of Geneva based IndustriALL Global Union with over 50 million members worldwide has hailed  the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Nigeria National Petroleum Co-operation (NNPC), for calling off the three day warning strike while advising the International  oil companies to ensure ...

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Let Bank of Industry Be, By Issa Aremu

As a witness to the recent December public hearing organized by the Senate committee on Banking and Finance, I bear testimony that the proposed National Development Bank of Nigeria (NDBN) Bill  ostensibly to provide low-cost loans to small and medium enterprises is a poorly articulated diversionary bill. What is needed is to strengthen the existing Bank of industry (BOI). At a time some Development Finance ...

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Wanted: A National Anti- Corruption Strategy, By Issa Aremu

The mid-week exchange of star words between NLC/TUC on the one hand and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) once again points to the deep conceptual crisis about the official war against corruption in Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari just as much it was conceptually flawed under the previous administrations. Last Monday in Lagos, Presidential Advisory Committee held a meet ...

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Fidel’s Death, Africa’s Loss, By Issa Aremu

Yours comradely joins President Muhammadu Buhari and  in particular the progressive and peace loving peoples of the world to  condole the government and finest people of Cuba over the death of comrade  Fidel Castro Ruz, the iconic Cuban Revolutionary leader.  Fidel presided over the great Republic of Cuba as Prime Minister from 1959 to 1976 and then as President from 1976 to 2008. He died on Friday November ...

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Change Must Begin With Our Governors, By Issa Aremu

“ My visit to this country is to show to you what kind of people we are." Address at a Press Conference at Nigeria Office Washington, by Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto on the 11th July 1960 Some states of the Federation do have them;  globe trotting Governors in the times of recession! Governors  of ten northern states (ranked the poorest ten in the Federation!) of Borno, Sokoto, Niger, Plateau, Zamfa ...

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