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Theme: Informal Economy
Region(s): Nigeria ; Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria ILO Proposes Policies to End Child Labour By 2025 allAfrica . (14 November 2017)

The International Labour Organisation, ILO, yesterday, unfolded a four-key policy 'pillars' in efforts at ending child labour across the globe by 2025.

Nigeria Anguish in Owerri over demolition of Ekeukwu Owere, Ama Hausa markets. The Guardian Nigeria . (27 August 2017)
By Ogugbuaja, Charles.

Most of the traders, who expected that the Saturday deadline would be postponed, chorused their pain and anguish as the bulldozers roared in destructive zest.

Nigeria Bauchi embarks on registration of e-waste scavengers. The Nation . (24 May 2017)

Bauchi State Government said it had embarked on the registration of scavengers in Bauchi metropolis who would gather electronic waste (e-waste) materials for a fee, as part of measures to protect lives and the environment.

Nigeria Wealth From Scrap Yard. Leadership . (18 May 2017)

Onukogu Kanayochuqu Jubal & Ejura Adama followed a group of scavengers for a couple of days. Here, they tell their stories and how they make a living from your refuse bin.

Nigeria Hawkers, buyers in traffic bag prison terms in Lagos. Nigerian Tribune . (11 April 2017)
By Badmus, Bola.

Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency (LASECORPS) otherwise known as Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) has begun a crackdown on those involved in street trading, as it arrested, prosecuted and sent to jail at the weekend hawkers in traffic and motorists who patronised them along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and Oshodi axis of the state.

Nigeria Lagos: Charting the route to holistic cleanliness. Nigerian Tribune . (21 March 2017)

"We have taken everyone along the value chain into consideration from the existing PSPs, to the cart pushers and the scavengers on the landfills. Everyone will be accommodated under this new environmental scheme."

Nigeria Inside the toxic graveyard of Lagos. The Guardian Nigeria . (17 March 2017)
By Olaiya, Tope Templer.

Apart from thousands of importers of used electrical equipment making money off e-waste, the industry has also created a lot of jobs in the informal sector. Nearly 100,000 people are estimated to work as scavengers, people who pick the electronic waste from homes, dumpsites and other places.

Nigeria Lagos plans to boost growth with environmental bill. The Nation . (16 January 2017)

It represents a vigorous environmental legislation which includes an extensive and sustainable waste management plan with a focus on the state's potential in recycling, waste materials recovery and reduction.

Nigeria Minimum wage of Nigerian textile workers to rise by 13%. Fibre 2 Fashion . (29 December 2016)

The minimum wage of the Nigerian textile and apparel workers will increase by 13 % to N32,000 as per the 46th national collective agreement. The agreement has been signed by the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN) and the Nigerian Textile Garment and Tailoring Employers Association (NTGTEA). 

Nigeria Nigeria: 1 Dead in Anti-Street Trading Law in Ado Ekiti. Daily Trust . (22 December 2016)
By Adebusuyi, Doyin.

One person was feared dead in Ado Ekiti yesterday during a protest by angry traders who were protesting what they called disturbance by the officials of a taskforce of the Ekiti State Ministry of Works.