Gov Umahi Suspends Permanent Secretary Over Delay In November Salary

Following the delay in payment of November salary of Ebonyi state local government workers, Governor David Umahi has ordered the suspension of the Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and Rural Development. This was passed on in a statement released by Dr Kenneth Igwe, Secretary to the State Government in Abakaliki on Friday, December 10. The governor also charged the …

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Government workers’ future shaky as 20 states shun contributory pension scheme

No fewer than 20 states have yet to commence the payment of pensions to retirees after opting to join the Contributory Pension Scheme, investigations by our correspondents have revealed. The CPS was established by the Pension Reform Act, 2004 to provide a sustainable system of pension payment and correct abnormalities in the pay-as-you-go Defined Pension Scheme under which retirees suffered awaiting their stipends, while many …

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Court Orders Doctors To End Strike Immediately

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has been given an order to suspend its nationwide strike. The order was given by the National Industrial Court, Abuja division on Monday. The doctors had commenced the strike on August 1 over “irregular payment of salaries”, among other issues. Efforts by the house of representatives to mediate between the federal government and NARD ended in a deadlock. …

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Keep your borrowing from CBN within legal limits – IMF warns FG

By Our Reporter Abuja – The federal government of Nigeria has been warned to keep its borrowing from the Central Bank of Nigeria within legal limits. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave the warning in a statement issued at the end of its staff visit to Nigeria. The mission led by Ms. Jesmin Rahman urged the authorities to keep reliance on CBN overdrafts for deficit …

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Nigeria Immigration Service places embargo on capturing, issuance of passports

By Ogechi Okorie Abuja (Precise Post) – The Nigeria Immigration Service has placed an embargo on capturing and issuance of passports to applicants from today May 18th till the end of May 2021. The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede made the announcement on Tuesday during a press briefing in Abuja. He said the decision is to enable the service to clear its backlog, noting …

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Insecurity: Abductors of Deeper Life Pastor demand N30 million ransom

Akure – The abductors of a Deeper Life Bible Church Pastor, Otamayomi Ogedengbe in Ondo State have made contact with his family. The kidnappers were said to have demanded the payment of N30 million ransom before the pastor who was kidnapped three days ago would be set free. Pastor Ogedengbe, a native of Akungba Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state …

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Bayelsa primary school teachers lament that April salaries did not reflect new promotions

Primary school teachers in Bayelsa have expressed disappointment that their April salaries did not reflect increases following promotions, despite the pledge by Gov Douye Diri. According to official sources, the state government made available about N200 million and had promised to commence the implementation of salary increases following the promotion of primary school teachers who are in the services of local governments. But the News …

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FG retirees not paid pensions since March 2020 – PenCom

Most Federal Government workers that retired from March 2020 to March 2021 have not been paid their pensions. The Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Umar, disclosed this while presenting her welcome remarks during the oversight visit of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Services to the commission in Abuja. In the remark obtained on Sunday, Umar said, “It is perhaps appropriate at this juncture …

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UK retailers report higher spending in March – BRC

ABUJA – British high street retailers reported higher spending in March compared with both a year earlier and before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a reopening of non-essential stores in April. The British Retail Consortium said total sales were 8.3% higher than in March 2019 and 13.9% higher than in March 2020, when the start of the COVID-19 lockdown stymied spending on …

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CG Audi Says 50 Herdsmen Arrested for Kidnapping, Banditry

….K-47 carrying herders… spotted in several communities in Nigeria. By Abraham Olatokunbo Abuja (Precise Post) – The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Security Corps, Dr. Ahmed Audi, says 50 herdsmen have been arrested across the nation for crimes bothering on kidnapping, banditry and cow rustling. Speaking at the presentation of operation licences to 17 newly certified Private Guard Operators, Audi said the …

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FG Releases Funds For Payment Of Stipends To 774,000 Participants Of SPW Programme – Keyamo

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – The federal government has directed the release of the funds for the payment of stipends to the 774,000 participants of the SPW programme. Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo announced this on Saturday in a statement released via his twitter handle account. Keyamo who intimated that the participants should begin to receive payments soon, said he has …

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FRSC Boss, Oyeyemi Orders Clampdown On Rickety Vehicle Nationwide

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered immediate clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian roads. He gave the directives on Monday via Official twitter handle account of the Commission to Commanding Officers across all formations of the Corps on Monday. According to Oyeyemi, the clampdown is an integral part of rejigged efforts of …

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Five High-profile Persons Who Died During Corruption Trials

“Where there’s life, death is inevitable…” goes a saying by Mo Yan, popular Chinese novelist. When anti-graft agencies, particularly the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), started operations in the early 2000s, their mandate was to investigate allegations of corruption and financial crimes, and ensure prosecution of the offenders. Since the commencement of the …

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Close All Accounts Transacting In Cryptocurrency – CBN Directs Banks

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – The banks in Nigerian have been directed to close accounts of anyone who transacts in cryptocurrency. The Central Bank of Nigeria has ordered all banks to close accounts of anyone who transacts in cryptocurrency. The order was contained in a circular the Central Bank of Nigeria issue to banks and other financial institutions, signed on Friday by the …

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2021 WAEC GCE: Remita Unveils ePINs For Student Registration

By Our Reporter Abuja – Remita, an electronic payment platform, says prospective candidates for the 2021 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) — first series for private students — can buy their registration Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) through any of its channels. The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) recently announced the commencement of the sale of the General Certificate Examination (GCE) registration PINs, which …

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