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Post corps members to Delta State reverine communities – Deputy Governor

Post corps members to Delta State reverine communities – Deputy Governor

The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Otuaro, has appealed to the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC) authorities to post corps members to the riverine communities of the state, especially Warri South West Local Government Area, which he said was in serious need of teachers and other manpower. He spoke when he received the state NYSC Coordinator , ... Read More »

Agric Commissioner Bags 19 Years Jail Term over Farmers’ Fare

Agric Commissioner Bags 19 Years Jail Term over Farmers’ Fare

By Rasheedat A. Okoduwa The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured the conviction of Mr. Zachaeus Atte, a former Commissioner for Agriculture in Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria. Mr. Atte was convicted on corruption charges by a Kogi State High Court sitting in Okene, Kogi State and presided over by Hon. Justice J.J Majebi. He was ... Read More »

P&ID: FG appears in UK court as timeline for hearing is fixed

P&ID: FG appears in UK court as timeline for hearing is fixed

The Federal Republic of Nigeria Friday appeared in the English High Court for a scheduled case management conference (CMC). “The CMC was held for the Court to decide procedural issues relating to our application to set aside the arbitral award on the basis that it was procured by fraud and corruption, “Dr. Umar Jibrilu Gwandu, SA Media and Public Relations ... Read More »

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

Lassa fever: Zulum propels Borno’s emergency response team 

… Wants tight measures around IDPs … No cause for alarm, team assures Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has stimulated a standing emergency response with a call on the health professionals to ensure the full containment of lassa fever so it does not spread beyond one case so far established. Zulum also directed that special attention be accorded to ... Read More »

Arsenal to insert £200m buy-out clause in Martinelli’s contract,as Brazil,Italy battle for new star

Arsenal to insert £200m buy-out clause in Martinelli’s contract,as Brazil,Italy battle for new star

The Daily Mail report Gabriel Martinelli currently earns £10,000, but he’s looking at a wage increase after sparking interest from Real Madrid,PSG and Barcelona. Arsenal are reportedly ‘ready’ to treble his wages to £30,000 and in the process protect their jewel by extending contract beyond 2024 and a minimum buy-out clause of Two hundred million pounds. The two parties are already holding ... Read More »

PENCOM orders employers to submit Insurance Certificates of employees and benefits

PENCOM orders employers to submit Insurance Certificates of employees and benefits

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has ordered all employers of labour covered by the Pension Reform Act 2014, to submit copies of the insurance certificates with the schedule of benefits of their employees to the commission. Section 4 sub-section 5 of the Pension Reform Act stipulates that all employers of labour should set up group life insurance policy for their ... Read More »

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

US Stops Issuance of Visa for Childbirth

The United States yesterday said it would no longer issue visas to foreigners who want to give birth in the country. According to a statement released by the office of the press secretary, the rule will be effective from Friday (today). The White House press secretary, Ms Stephanie Grisham, said the rule change is necessary to enhance public safety and ... Read More »

FG Suspends Salaries of Tertiary Institutions’ Workers Not on IPPIS

FG Suspends Salaries of Tertiary Institutions’ Workers Not on IPPIS

The federal government has suspended the release of the funds for the payment of salaries of workers of tertiary institutions who have not enrolled on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) as their salaries will be paid on the IPPIS platform with effect from January. In a letter by the Director of IPPIS at the Office of the ... Read More »

FG to Borrow N2tn from N10tn Pension Fund

FG to Borrow N2tn from N10tn Pension Fund

The National Economic Council (NEC) thursday in Abuja announced the resolve of the federal government to borrow N2 trillion from the current N10 trillion pension funds to finance the development of infrastructure. It also pronounced a national emergency on the power sector, noting that the federal government had pumped N1.7 trillion into the sector in the last three years with ... Read More »

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Focus less on IDP camps, Zulum tells refugee commission

Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has asked that interventions from the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and internally displaced persons should focus on creating permanent resettlement houses for displaced persons as against investing on government controlled IDP camps. The governor made this appeal while hosting Senator Basheer Lado Garba Mohammed, the federal commissioner in charge of the refugee commission ... Read More »

Lassa Fever:Borno Records 1 Death, 3 Suspected Cases

Lassa Fever:Borno Records 1 Death, 3 Suspected Cases

By INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri An outbreak of Lassa fever in Borno state has claimed the life of 24 year old man while three other suspected cases recorded are under investigation. The state commissioner of Health, Dr. Salisu Kwayabura made the disclosure at a press conference held on Thursday evening in Maiduguri. The commissioner noted that since the first case of Lassa ... Read More »

Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno-NLC

Zulum has implemented N30,000 minimum wage in Borno-NLC

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new N30,000 minimum wage of increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. Chairman of the NLC in Borno State, Comrade Bulama Abiso gave the confirmation in a message he personally conveyed to the ... Read More »

Dangote Foundation empowers 34,000 women in Katsina from N10b grant

Dangote Foundation empowers 34,000 women in Katsina from N10b grant

No fewer than 34,000 vulnerable women from all the 34 local governments in Katsina state during the week benefitted from the N10billion micro-grant being given to disadvantaged women across the country by the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF).   Chairman/Founder, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote (third right) presenting the Grant to one of the beneficiaries (left); Katsina State Governor, RT. Hon. ... Read More »

CPJ calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian Journalist Maxwell Nashan

CPJ calls for investigation into killing of Nigerian Journalist Maxwell Nashan

New York based Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has called for investigation into the killing of Nigerian journalist, Maxwell Nashan. In a statement mailed to The State Online, CPJ on Thursday said “Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria ... Read More »

FG, Southwest governors finally agree on Amotekun

FG, Southwest governors finally agree on Amotekun

The Federal Government and Governors of the South West have finally reached a truce on Amotekun, the security outfit that has been attracting controversies since it was launched recently by the governors. The agreement followed a meeting between the governors and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday. Also in attendance were the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of ... Read More »

Amotekun and why Oranmiyan should stay in its grove – By Dare Babarinsa

Amotekun and why Oranmiyan should stay in its grove – By Dare Babarinsa

It is not too surprising that the Amotekun security initiatives of the South-West is creating a flurry in many quarters. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami sees it as a challenge to the exclusive powers of the Federal Government as far as security is concerned. The irony is lost on Malami, a lawyer of great education but limited understanding, ... Read More »

Falana has vindicated FG’s stand on Amotekun – Malami

Falana has vindicated FG’s stand on Amotekun – Malami

By asking for the state governments of the Southwestern Nigeria to “proceed to enact the necessary laws”, in justifying the legality of the establishment and operation of Amotekon, Mr. Femi Falana is reaffirming and reiterating the Federal Government’s stance that the establishment of the operation currently is illegal, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN ... Read More »

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

To Stop Spread of Coronavirus, 3 Chinese Cities Put on Lockdown

Following the death of 17 persons infected by the recent Coronavirus outbreak in China, the Chinese government has cut off the city of Wuhan, Huanggang and Ezhou from the rest of the world; putting 20 million residents of the provinces on partial lockdown and travel ban. Also, the Lagos State government has asked residents not to panic as no case ... Read More »

Fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases, SERAP tells AGF, EFCC, ICPC

Fast-track prosecution of power sector corruption cases, SERAP tells AGF, EFCC, ICPC

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami SAN; the Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, and Chairman Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Professor Bolaji Owasanoye to: “revisit and fast-track prosecution of all cases of corruption in the electricity ... Read More »

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

Magu vows to secure Diezani’s extradition

The Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has vowed that a former minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke will be extradited before the end of the year to face corruption charges. He also accused the anti-graft agencies, international partners, especially in the United Kingdom of giving what he described as undue protection to the former minister. Magu spoke on Wednesday ... Read More »