The Federal Government of Nigeria has increased the maternity leave for women from three months to four months. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, made this known at the ongoing International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday.
He said, “Employers of labour (in Nigeria) are, by regulation, requested to provide workplace crèches for nursing mothers for ease at work place. In the public service, government recently increased the period for maternity leave from 12 to 16 weeks; to allow enough recuperation for both baby and mother, especially in the area of breast feeding.
“In addition, all disciplinary proceedings against any female staff, which might have been taken during the period of her maternity leave shall be put in abeyance till the expiration of the leave.
The minister also warned companies against the sacking of married women.
“Employers of labour are also barred from removal of women from work due to their marital or maternity status, illegal labour migration, contract staffing and labour casualisation which affects most women, are being reformed through policies and regulations at national, bilateral and multilateral levels.”
“The ratification, domestication and implementation of the Maternity Protection Convention No. 186 are conscious efforts to ensure that more women enjoy maternity protection in the country…”
US raper, Snoop Dogg has resurrected the Ghana vs Nigeria beef which started when both nations claim to make the best jollof rice. This time around, the rapper is setting up a battle between them in a new dimension and it's all about the Super Eagles world cup kit which has been dubbed the best for the Russia 2018 tournament.
Snoop Dogg shared a mixed pictures showing a poorly dressed man whom he says is rocking the Ghana world cup gear alongside a group of models rocking the Super Eagles world cup kit.
While some fans of Snoop Dogg are seeing the stunt as a way of catching fun, others think the rapper is brewing hate between both nations.
Pan-African Financial Services Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc will be rewarding its loyal customers who refer friends and family to the bank in its new diaspora campaign.
The campaign is designed to reward customers of the bank who refer their Diaspora friends/relatives to open a UBA account.
Specifically, this campaign will last for three months and the bank will be rewarding any customer who refers other customers with the reward of N5,000 for every successfully opened new and funded account.
For instance, new and existing customers who refer friends and relatives in the Diaspora to open new UBA accounts will be eligible to grab the reward as many times as the number of people they refer.
According to the campaign managers, the referrer who must have an account with UBA, will have his/her account number inputed in the provided field by the referred. The account number is expected...
Ex-beauty queen, Dabota Lawson may have gotten secretly married.
The mother of one who divorced first husband,Sunny Aku in 2016, welcomed a daughter barely 7 months after her divorce.
While the identity of her baby daddy is still unknown, she has alluded to them being married.
Recall that the beauty queen's marriage has been dragged on social media since she filed for divorce from her husband of two years.
In the divorce papers Dabota Lawson revealed that Sunny Aku was still technically married when they had their wedding in December 2014. As a result of this revelation she cannot continue the marriage.