The union, which represents managerial employees in the oil industry, stopped working after talks late Sunday between its leaders, Nigeria’s labor minister and officials of Neconde Energy Ltd. to avert the action were deadlocked, Babatunde Oke, a spokesman for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, or Pengassan, said by phone today from Lagos, the commercial capital. Talks will resume by 11 a.m. local time, he said.
Governors of the country’s 36 states met with the federal government as the National Economic Council to deliberate on the expenditure, according to Godwin Obaseki, governor of southern Edo state. “The governors have given permission to the federal government to spend the sum of $1 billion in the fight against the insurgency,” he told reporters in Abuja after the meeting on Thursday.
Recruits undergo training at headquaters, Depot of the Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna State in northcentral NigeriaNigeria will take $1 billion from a special account for oil-revenue savings to boost its war against Boko Haram Islamist militants in the country’s northeast. Governors of the country’s 36 states met with the federal government as the National Economic Council to deliberate on the expenditure, according to Godwin Obaseki, governor of southern Edo state.
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Selecting a term
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