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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid
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Sports ministry denies allegations officials shared almost $200k of allowances meant for D’Tigress players, after the African champions threatened to boycott World Cup qualifiers until they are paid

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development led by Sunday Dare, has denied allegations its officials diverted funds meant to be paid as salary and allowances for Nigeria's Women's Basketball team, D'Tigres, saying the money is safe with the Central Bank Of Nigeria. The denial by the sports ministry comes after The D'Tigress team players released a video alleging they have been owed close to $200,000 from as far back as 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The team players in the video said they won't play any other match for the national team including the FIBA world cup qualifiers until their outstanding allowances are paid to them. The players who asked for the payment of the backlog of their bonuses and allowances, an improved welfare package, and to be honoured by the ...
Probe AuGF, Aghughu over contradictions on alleged missing N4.973trn – HURIWA to EFCC
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Probe AuGF, Aghughu over contradictions on alleged missing N4.973trn – HURIWA to EFCC

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Auditor-General of the Federation, AuGF, Adolphus Aghughu, to avoid semantic gymnastics when he gives the nation a run-down of the audits of ministries and agencies. The rights group flayed Aghughu for recanting his findings on the consolidated financial statement of the Federal Government in 2019. It wondered how the AGF is denying that any cash was missing after he told the National Assembly on the 18th of August 2021 that unsubstantiated balances amounting to N4.973 trillion were observed by his office in the audit carried out on the consolidated financial statement of the Federal Government in 2019. HURIWA expressed shock that the President Muhammadu Buhari government which claims to be fighting corruption was ...
EFCC grills Yewande Sadiku, Export Promotion Council chief over fraud allegations
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EFCC grills Yewande Sadiku, Export Promotion Council chief over fraud allegations

Yewande Sadiku, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NIPC) is in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Yewande arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around noon on Monday. Detectives are seeking answers on allegations bordering on corrupt practices. She is being grilled for alleged abuse of office, contract fraud and allowances unaccounted for. Yewande is providing responses and will remain with the EFCC for at least another day. Head of Media, Wilson Uwujaren has confirmed the NIPC chief is with operatives. Details of her probe are expected in due course.
Olympics: Sports Minister Apologises to Disqualified Athletes, Promises Probe
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Olympics: Sports Minister Apologises to Disqualified Athletes, Promises Probe

Nigeria’s sports minister, Sunday Dare, has apologised to 10 Nigerian athletes that were disqualified from the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This was contained in a press statement by the Federal Ministry of Sports, titled, ‘Statement: Ministry Wades to stem crisis’, on Friday. The statement also said that the minister promised to investigate the circumstances surrounding their disqualification. The statement read in part, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has stepped in to stem the further crisis by addressing the issues that have arisen concerning Team Nigeria athletes. “The Ministry is looking into some of the issues raised by the athletes and they are being addressed as quickly as possible. “The Honourable Minister on Thursday morning in a meeting spoke dire...
Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme
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Polytechnic Lecturers Begin Indefinite Strike Over new Salary Scheme

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has declared an indefinite strike action today April 6 to press home their demand for the implementation of a new salary scheme for polytechnic lecturers. According to the union, the industrial action kicks off today, Tuesday, April 6th. Making the declaration in Abuja after an unsuccessful meeting with the Federal government, the National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe, said asides from the new salary scheme, the union is also demanding payment of salaries and promotion allowances owed lecturers by some state governments. Ezeibe added that the union will be open for dialogue with the Federal Government to resolve the issues raised.
Twitter user reveals that she still receives monthly allowance from her mom who died 21 years ago
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Twitter user reveals that she still receives monthly allowance from her mom who died 21 years ago

A Twitter user has revealed that she still receives monthly allowance from her mom's testament 21 years after her death. In a tweet she shared, @LovingLuhle disclosed that her late mother was always travelling and buying properties as a single woman in the 90s. She tweeted; The fact that my mom passed 21 years ago and I still get a monthly allowance from her is testament to how badass she was My mom didnt play bru sis was travelling, buying property as a single woman in the 90s.She's my biggest inspiration to this day.
NWPL: We’ll no Longer Play Matches with Empty Stomach – Kogi Queens Threaten Boycott
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NWPL: We’ll no Longer Play Matches with Empty Stomach – Kogi Queens Threaten Boycott

  Players of Kogi State female team, Confluence Queen have threatened to boycott their Nigeria Women Premier League, (NWPL) game against FC Robo if their demands are not met by the Kogi State Government. This latest threat is coming a few days after their male counterparts, Kogi United protested for a backlog of entitlements and sign-on fees for two seasons. The game between Confluence Queen and FC Robo is scheduled to take place today, Wednesday, at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium by 4PM. The players had accused the government of failing to give priority to their welfare as they continue to play their league matches with empty stomachs. The State female team players are calling on the government to pay their match allowances, sign on fee, provide better accommodation...
FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances
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FCT Doctors Declare Indefinite Strike Over Promotion & Nonpayment Of Allowances

The Association of Resident Doctors, federal capital territory administration (ARD-FCTA) have declared an indefinite strike which will take off from Tuesday September 1. The group which conveyed announcement of their indefinite strike in a communiqué signed by Roland Aigbovo and Mustapha Ibrahim, chairman and general secretary of the association, said they took the decision amid the Coronavirus pandemic due to non-implementation of the variation of the 2018 promotion, the non-payment of the COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowances, among other issues. According to ARD-FCTA, the strike will go on until the issues they highlighted are addressed. The communiqué read; “Due to the insensitivity displayed by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, FCT, and widespread agitations among o...
Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram
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Reps Probe Mass Resignation of Soldiers Fighting Boko Haram

House of Representatives members have decried the mass resignation of soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram. 350 soldiers who were deployed to fight Boko Haram in the North-East region of the country had applied to resign from military service, citing loss of interest as their reason for resigning. Speaking during Tuesday's plenary, the chief whip, Mohammed Monguno said the mass resignation is huge blow on the military’s fight against insurgency and could pose serious risks to the society especially if the resigned personnel are without jobs. He also disapproved the chief of army staff's assent to the soldiers’ request of being voluntarily disengaged without making effort to address their grievance which he said includes loss of morale, unimproved allowances and mass casualtie...
Lagos Doctors Embark on Three ay Strike
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Lagos Doctors Embark on Three ay Strike

Doctors in Lagos on Sunday July 12, announced that they are embarking on a three day warning strike following the failure of the state government to meet their demands. Oluwajimi Sodipo, Chairman of Medical Guild (an association of Medical Doctors under the employment of the Lagos State Government), said the strike which would run from July 13 to 16 will exempt members working in the state’s COVID-19 isolation centres. The doctors disclosed that they are embarking on the strike over the wage disparity between the Federal and Lagos state doctors, COVID-19 Hazard allowances and inducement allowances MOU approved by the Federal Government, non-payment of doctors working in isolation centre as well as unceremoniously disengagement of doctors in the...
American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued
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American Held Captive in Lagos Hotel for 16 Months Rescued

An American woman who was held in a hotel for 15 months against her wish by a Nigerian man she met on social media has been rescued by the police. Nigerian police spokesperson, Frank Mba said the retired civil servant arrived Nigeria on 13th February, 2019. The lady who is from Washington DC, was visiting 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Kasi Obiaku (pictured above), a native of Ikeduru local government area of Imo State who she met on Facebook. Obiaku was accused of forcefully collecting and taking control of her credit and debit cards as well as the operation of her bank accounts, including the receipt of her monthly retirement benefits and allowances over the period of fifteen (15) months. The statement read; “She was however rescued by Police operatives attached to the Intelligenc...
Abuja COVID-19 Response Team On Strike Over Non-payment Of Allowances
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Abuja COVID-19 Response Team On Strike Over Non-payment Of Allowances

Members of the federal capital territory (FCT) COVID-19 emergency response team are currently protesting against the non-payment of their N30,000 daily allowance for April and May Among those being owed are sample collectors, case investigators, ambulance drivers, environmental health worker, temperature readers and cleaners. On Tuesday, they converged on the public health department office, Area 3, Garki, Abuja, demanding that the outstanding allowance should be paid before they return to work. With 674 cases, the nation’s capital has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Lagos has 5,135 cases, the highest, followed by Kano, 958 infections. Nigeria has a total of 10,578 cases. Below are pictures of the protesting workers:  
COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances
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COVID-19: Volunteers At LUTH Shut Operations Over Non-Payment Of Allowances

The lives of around one hundred covid-19 patients admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital isolation centres may now be in danger. That’s because the hospital’s team of voluntary responders shutdown operations on Saturday following the non-payment of special allowances for three months. TVC News gathered that several patients who were meant to be tested today to ascertain their status and find whether they would be discharged have now been called off. Not even a visit of the presidential task force to the hospital could assuage the workers as no concrete guarantees were obtained as to when the payments would be made. Lagos University Teaching Hospital is a frontline response facility in the war on the virus in Nigeria, given its location in the nation’s commercial...
Ganduje told to increase health workers’ allowances as COVID-19 cases hit 311 in state
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Ganduje told to increase health workers’ allowances as COVID-19 cases hit 311 in state

The Kano State Chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has urged Governor Umar Ganduje to review the hazard allowances for frontline health workers fighting the spread of COVID-19 pandemic in the state. The NLC Chairman, Mr Kabir Ado, in his message to commemorate the Workers Day celebration, on Friday in Kano urged the State Government to facilitate upward review of allowances to motivate its health workers. Ado said the call was imperative to encourage the workers to put in their best in the fight against the pandemic which is on the increase in the state. Kano is presently the second state with the highest number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, on Friday confirmed ninety-two cases in the state in addition ...
COVID-19: NYSC clears air on payment of March, April allowance without clearance
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COVID-19: NYSC clears air on payment of March, April allowance without clearance

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has promised to pay the allowances for March and April despite lockdown order in order to curtail the spread of Coronavirus. Director-General, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, in a statement by the Director of Public Affairs, Mrs. Adenike Adeyemi appealed to corps members to remain calm as the allowances will be paid soon. Adeyemi said that the absence of monthly clearance exercise will not hinder the payment of allowances. “As we earnestly look up to the Almighty God for help, management wishes to reassure all corps members once more that allowances for the months of March and April shall be paid to everyone, without recourse to the monthly clearance exercise. “You are all enjoined to stay calm, stay safe, observe safety precautions gi...
Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers
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Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers

Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun, has described protesting workers at the institution as “restless” and “a case of nihilism, not unionism.”. Non-academic and Senior Staff Unions of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, on Wednesday, protested alleged irregularities in promotion, unpaid bonuses and hazard allowances, among other issues. The workers mounted the protest at the university gate, preventing entry into the institution and halting activities. Then violent scenes broke out within the workers during the protest, forcing journalists to flee the scene, Channels Television observed. “I received a letter from them this evening,” the Vice-Chancellor Soremekun said on Friday morning. “What I will do is I will continue to engage them, to dia...
Zamfara Assembly Abolishes Law Paying Ex Governors Allowances
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Zamfara Assembly Abolishes Law Paying Ex Governors Allowances

The Zamfara House of Assembly on Tuesday abolished a law that allowed the payment of pension and other allowances for state’s former governors and their deputies. The spokesperson of the state’s assembly, Mustapha Jafaru, in a statement to journalists said the ‘abolished’ law also affects ex-speakers of the house of assembly and their deputies. The development is coming days after a former governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, in a leaked letter to the state government, requested his N10 million ‘monthly upkeep’, which he said had not been paid for some months. The media aide to Governor Bello Matawalle, Yusuf Idris, on Tuesday confirmed that Mr Yari had written the request. He said two days later he (Yari) also sent another letter of reminder demanding the payment. Concerned assem...
FG To Review Wages, Allowances For Governors, Others
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FG To Review Wages, Allowances For Governors, Others

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said there are plans to review the wages of all political office holders in the country. “The last holistic wage review took place in 2011 and a new one is being planned,” Ngige told members of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) during a visit to his office in Abuja on Tuesday. “What is a governor doing with hazard allowance? What hazard when the state is feeding him and his family? What is a governor doing with constituency allowance? The whole state is his constituency. “These are what will be holistically reviewed.” Ngige said there was a need to review and streamline the wages and allowances given to political service holders, and the high wages earned by workers in certain government organisation...
12th African Games: Allowances Of All Athletes Paid – FG
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12th African Games: Allowances Of All Athletes Paid – FG

The Federal Government has paid the allowances of all Nigerian athletes to the on-going 12th African Games in Rabat. Mr Olusade Adesola, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, shortly after arriving Rabat to support and cheer Team Nigeria to victory in the Games. Adesola who arrived Rabat on Monday was emphatic that the ministry was not owing the athletes any outstanding allowance for the Games. “The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports is not owing athletes of Team Nigeria at the on-going African Games in Rabat, Morocco any outstanding allowance,” he said. NAN reports that the clarification became imperative following reports in some quarters that some athletes were being owed allowances....
Nigerian Army Commander In Trouble, Placed On House Arrest Over N400m Theft By Escort Soldiers
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Nigerian Army Commander In Trouble, Placed On House Arrest Over N400m Theft By Escort Soldiers

According to a report by Sun News, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division, Sokoto, Major General Hakeem Otiki, has been placed under house arrest, Daily Sun has gathered. The officer who was redeployed to the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), is currently being detained at the Officers Mess where he is being guarded by heavily armed soldiers and may be moved to Abuja anytime from now. When finally in Abuja, he is expected to be grilled by personnel from the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI), Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB), and Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police (NACMP). This is just as Daily Sun gathered that the so-called VIP, allegedly being escorted by the soldiers who happens to be the younger brother of the former GOC, actually connive...
Afcon 2019: Chigova – Zimbabwe didn’t lose to Egypt because of financial dispute
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Afcon 2019: Chigova – Zimbabwe didn’t lose to Egypt because of financial dispute

The Warriors goalkeeper speaks to Goal about the row which threatened to spoil their Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) campaign Zimbabwe goalkeeper George Chigova makes it clear that the dispute between the players and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) which endangered their Afcon campaign has been resolved. The players reportedly threatened to forfeit the tournament’s curtain-raiser at the Cairo International Stadium over unpaid allowances. They eventually turned up for the game which was decided by a brilliant Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan strike as the match ended 1-0 to the Pharaohs on Friday night.
Job Seekers Besiege National Assembly Complex
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Job Seekers Besiege National Assembly Complex

The lobby of the National Assembly complex was on Thursday jammed with thousands of job seekers who thronged the legislative building to secure employment with newly inaugurated lawmakers. Majority of the job seekers were those whose employment just ended with the dissolution of the 8th Assembly last week Thursday. The Nigerians who came from all parts of the country were a mixture of both former legislative aides, senior legislative aides and secretaries to former lawmakers in the House and the Senate. The sheer number overwhelmed the Assembly security personnel who attempted to close doors leading to lawmakers’ offices against the loitering unemployed Nigerians. It has become a usual sight every four years, especially for those not lucky enough to have their bosses re-elected...
Teachers Commences Unrestricted strike in Oyo State
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Teachers Commences Unrestricted strike in Oyo State

The Oyo State wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) on monday commenced an indefinite strike due to delay in payment of salaries of primary school teachers and other requests. The union said the strike became necessary due to the inability of the state government to meet its demands. DAILY POST recalls that NUT had last week, issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the Oyo State Government to clear and settle the backlogs of salaries owed its members. The union, while lamenting over unpaid salaries of primary school teachers, gave the state government 72 hours notice or go on indefinite strike if the situation is not reversed. NUT Chairman, Comrade Z.T Adedoyin and Secretary, Comrade N.M. Abdullahi, in a joint statement issued after a meeting of the union, lamented over comple...
May Day: Umahi approves N30, 000 New National Minimum wage
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May Day: Umahi approves N30, 000 New National Minimum wage

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has approved the N30, 000 New National Minimum wage for the State civil servants with promise to continue to work for their welfare in the years ahead. Addressing workers yesterday during the May 1st Workers Day Celebration at the Pa Ngele Oruta Township Stadium Governor Umahi commended the civil servants for their role in his emergence as governor for the second term in the March 9th governorship election and approved the payment of the new minimum wage to workers in the state. “In my presentation, I did make promise that our state shall not be the first and will shall not be last to pay the new national minimum wage. So I therefore approve the new minimum wage for our civil servants in the state” Governor Umahi further said his administration placed ...
Lagos Policemen Lament Non-payment Of Election Duty Allowances
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Lagos Policemen Lament Non-payment Of Election Duty Allowances

Policemen attached to the Pedro Police Station, Somolu, have lamented the non-payment of their allowances for the 2019 General Elections. We gathered that the allowances, which were for election duties, had been paid to policemen in other formations and divisions. However, cops attached to the Pedro division were said to have been sidelined in the payment. One of the affected policemen said no one had explained what went wrong to them. He said, “There are 11 divisions under Area H Command and only Pedro division has not been paid. The allowances for election duties were supposed to be paid once into our accounts. But in our division, from the DPO to the last constable, nobody has received a dime. “The officers among us are entitled to N85,000, while the rank and file are...
Corps Members in Cross River Protest Non-payment of INEC Allowances
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Corps Members in Cross River Protest Non-payment of INEC Allowances

Cross River state corp members were allegedly tear gassed earlier yesterday while protesting unpaid allowances by INEC. According to a video going viral on social media, the corps members can be seen scampering after they were allegedly tear gassed by the police. The corps members of the NYSC scheme were said to be protesting the non payment of their allowances by INEC. Last month, corps members in Gwadabawa, Sokoto state, were seen protesting non-payment their INEC allowances. In a video posted on social media by Grace, corps members in Gwadabawa, Sokoto state, can be seen protesting the non-payment of their allowances at the INEC local government office. Sharing the video, Grace wrote; Corps members in gwadabawa sokoto state, we’re being threatened by the people who are ...
ASUU Resumes Indefinite Strike-Taraba State University
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ASUU Resumes Indefinite Strike-Taraba State University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Taraba State University chapter, today began an indefinite strike. A statement from the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr Samuel Shikaa, says that the aggrieved lecturers had embarked on a strike action in 2018 but suspended it when the Taraba government promised to meet its demands which included the payment of earned academic allowances from 2014 till date, and the provision of required infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning. He said the state government is yet to fulfil their promises hence they are going on strike.
What you should know about Work Life in Dubai
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What you should know about Work Life in Dubai

Dubai means many things to many people depending on your level of interaction with the city and fascination for it. Whether you are living there or visiting; or probably planning of relocating soon, well the chances are that you already have a strong picture of Dubai in your mind. There are places that we already dream of or have fantasies about even before we step on that plane; places like New York, London and Paris easily come to mind. But you see that city called Dubai, it is an entirely different kettle of fish. A visit to Dubai and you would wonder if the place should only have existed in your imagination. But asides its breathtaking sites and endless cranes dotting its skyline with a fantastic blend of a relentless sunlight there’s a lot more to the city you probably don’t know abo...
2019 Election: FG Announces Mid-term Break For Unity Schools
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2019 Election: FG Announces Mid-term Break For Unity Schools

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has announced February 15 to 19th as a mid-term break for students of all the Unity Schools across the country. The Minister who revealed this on Friday at the ”7th edition of the Ministerial News Briefing” in Abuja, said the midterm is to enable parents of the students have time to go and cast their votes during the elections. “Our students in unity schools are not of voting age but we adjusted the mid-term break to make it fall within the elections period. The date for the mid-term break will be from Friday, Feb. 15 to Tuesday, Feb. 19. This is for only unity schools in the country. We are not shutting down other schools. The essence of this break is to enable parents have maximum time to go and cast their votes and have the freedom to...
Buhari Is Using Trader Money To Re-Loot Abacha Loot And Buy Votes – Fayose
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Buhari Is Using Trader Money To Re-Loot Abacha Loot And Buy Votes – Fayose

Fayose Accuses Buhari Of Vote Buying Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has said the Federal Government TraderMoni Scheme was not only an avenue for advanced votes buying but direct “relooting of the Abacha loots.” Asking the economic sense in the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo leaving Abuja and spending about N25 million on maintenance of presidential jet as well as allowances for himself, aides, protocols, security and others just to share say N10 million. Fayose said if the Federal Government was sincere about the TraderMoni, the fund should have been paid into bank accounts of beneficiaries so that the disbursement can be traced and properly audited, adding that “When I was governor, more than 20,000 people got N5,000 monthly stipend and the money ...
Ex-Plateau governor Currently Serving Jail term for N1 billion Fraud is still Receiving His Salaries And Allowances From Senate
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Ex-Plateau governor Currently Serving Jail term for N1 billion Fraud is still Receiving His Salaries And Allowances From Senate

Former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, who in June 2018 was sentenced to 14 years in prison for diverting N1.162 billion state ecological funds while he was governor, is still collecting allowances to the tune of N85 million from the government. Punch reports that Dariye who bursted into tears in June when he was handed his sentence, is still receiving the N750, 000 salary and N13.5m monthly running cost from the National Assembly. Dariye who became a senator shortly after leaving office, is still receiving the allowances as a serving Senator because his seat is yet to be declared vacant by the leadership of the National Assembly. Confirming the governor was still receiving his allowances and benefits, an aide to the former governor, Christopher John, said the National Assembl...
President Buhari Increases Police Salary
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President Buhari Increases Police Salary

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, promised to increase the salary, allowances and pensions of the Nigerian Police force and tasked them to do more in the protection of human life. He gave the assurance following his approval of rank salary structure adjustment, by which salary, allowances and pension of policemen would be increased. The President spoke, on Monday, during an audience with members of the Police Service Commission and the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force, who were on a visit to State House in Abuja. He regretted that the inability of the police in their constitutional role as the frontline force in the prevention of crime had led to military involvement in the maintenance of law and order throughout the country.
Labour Reads Riot Act In Imo
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Labour Reads Riot Act In Imo

ORGANISED labour in Imo State has said it is no longer very comfortable with the prevailing non-payment and under-payment of workers salaries and allowances in the state The State chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Austine Chilakpu, who made the feelings of Imo workers known in a telephone interview also said that “since there was no reason why salaries should go into arrears, the leadership of labour can no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the state”. According to the Imo NLC boss, “workers are aware that the state gets monthly allocation from the federation account”, stressing that “there could not have been any cogent reason why workers salaries should run into arrears. “I am seriously under pressure from the entire workers in Imo State. They are complain...
Defection: Court Okays Suit Seeking to Declare Senator Oduah’s Seat Vacant
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Defection: Court Okays Suit Seeking to Declare Senator Oduah’s Seat Vacant

An Abuja High Court sitting at Bwari has ordered Senator Stella Oduah who is representing Anambra North Senatorial District, to within five days, adduce reasons why her seat should not be declared vacant following her defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA. The court, in the order that was made by Justice Othman Musa, equally directed the service of all the legal processes on Clerk of the Senate, even as it fixed August 29 to commence hearing on the matter. The order followed a suit marked FCT/HC/BW/CV/118/2018, which was lodged before the high court by a chieftain of the PDP in Anambra State, Mr. Nwaokike Godwin. The plaintiff had through his lawyer, Mr. Jideobi Johnmary, prayed the court to determine, “Whether upon an intim...
African Championship: Nigerian Athletes Get N107k Each
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African Championship: Nigerian Athletes Get N107k Each

Against all odds, Nigerian rallied to a third-place finish on the medals table, but when it paid time on Sunday night, there were more questions than answers as the athletes received 107k for those who participated. While those who were in camp and didn’t perform at Asaba went home empty-handed. An official of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria explained that the money was to enable the athletes to transport themselves back home. However, one of the athletes responded that the gesture was inadequate. “How can they give us such an amount? How about those in the US who paid their way to participate and those who have been in camp?” AFN president Ibrahim Gusau said that they are looking into ways of not paying athletes allowances just like it is being done in South Africa.
FG Set To Review Corps Members Monthly Allowance
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FG Set To Review Corps Members Monthly Allowance

The Director General NYSC, Brigadier General Suleiman Kazaure has revealed plans by the Federal Government to review the allowances of Corps Members. Brigadier General Kazaure made the revelation while addressing the 2018 Batch 'B’ Corps Members deployed to the FCT at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Kubwa today August 2nd. He said government was taking necessary steps to review upward Corps Members allowance. The NYSC Boss advised the corps members to seize the opportunity available by the scheme's skill acquisition programme to empower themselves to be self-reliant during and after the service year. ‘‘You are the future leaders and our hope is in you’’ the DG added. He charged them to be good ambassadors of the scheme and their families with a call to ensure that Niger...
Kebbi Assembly Staff Stalls Plenary Session Over Unpaid Allowances
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Kebbi Assembly Staff Stalls Plenary Session Over Unpaid Allowances

The staff of Kebbi State House of Assembly on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike over the non-payment of their allowances for the past three years. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the strike stalled the activities of the House as the workers’ chants made it impossible for the members to communicate, forcing a quick adjournment. Alhaji Mohammed Garba, Chairman, Kebbi chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, who briefed newsmen on the action, said that workers were left with no other option after pleas to management yielded no fruits. “We have pursued the payment of these allowances for the past three years. “We have made several appeals and held meetings with the leadership of the House on the issue but to no avail,” he said. He said that the st...
El-Rufai Published State Security Budget, Not His Security Vote”– Reps Spokesman
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El-Rufai Published State Security Budget, Not His Security Vote”– Reps Spokesman

THE House of Representatives on Tuesday said Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State published the security budget of the state, not his own security vote. The Chairman of the Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas, stated this at a news briefing in Abuja. Namdas said el-Rufai was undermining and distracting the National Assembly by his claims that the N115 billion in the legislature’s 2016 budget was for the 469 members. According to him, the budget covers among others salaries, allowances, expenditure and running cost of 469 members. He said this will also cover salaries and allowances of about 3,000 legislative aides and salaries, allowances, equipment and maintenance of about 5,000 staff in the bureaucracy of the National Assembly. He urged the gov...
Oby Ezekwesili Blasts NASS: “Senate Of Scandals, Fat Allowances, Tragi-Comedian”
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Oby Ezekwesili Blasts NASS: “Senate Of Scandals, Fat Allowances, Tragi-Comedian”

Former Minister of Education and BringBackOurGirls Lead Convener, Oby Ezekwesili has blasted the Nigerian Senate and House Of Representatives. In a series of tweet, Oby Ezekwesili said, Both the Nigerian Senate and House Of Representatives have done nothing for citizens except of course to pay themselves fat allowances and engage in various scandals and produce comedies.
Falcons Protest in National Assembly Over Non-Payment of Their Entitlements
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Falcons Protest in National Assembly Over Non-Payment of Their Entitlements

The Super Falcons, who emerged African Women Cup of Nations champions two weeks ago have on Wednesday morning stormed the National Assembly, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation. The victorious team have refused to the hotel in Abuja, many days after they returned to the country with the trophy, over non-payment of their entitlements. The ladies are hoping that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is due to visit the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers, will see them and show pity on their plight. “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.” Their placards read.

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