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Ondo varsity non-teaching staff suspends strike
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Ondo varsity non-teaching staff suspends strike

The non-teaching staff union of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, have suspended their five weeks-old strike action over non-payment of salaries and unremitted pension deductions. NAN reports that the suspension notice was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Temidayo Temola, Mr Peter Akindehinde and Mr Bobola Bamigbola for SSANU, NASU and NAAT respectively on Sunday. The unions’ executives thanked all members for their cooperation and solidarity, saying the offer by the institution’s management was considered by Congress and there was no need to continue the industrial action. The unions’ executives urged their members to resume work on Monday, May 10 as agreed by JAC. “The leadership of JAC (SSANU, NASU and NAAT), OAUSTECH bra...
Abia Govt not Starving Us of Funds – Enyimba Football Club
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Abia Govt not Starving Us of Funds – Enyimba Football Club

The management of Enyimba Football Club has dismissed the report alleging that the Abia State Government had refused to fund the club for years. DAILY POST learnt that a publication by an online platform recently alleged that the Abia State Government had “starved Enyimba, Nigeria’s most successful club side, of funds in the past year”. Reacting, in a statement issued and made available to DAILY POST on Monday, the Chairman of the club, Felix Anyansi Agwu described the report as a “monstrous falsehood” meant to damage the image of the club and the Abia Government. He demanded the withdrawal of the report, stressing that the state government has been supportive in issues regarding the club. The statement reads in part: “If there is one state with a government that supports f...
FG To Review Salaries Of Political Office Holders – RMAFC
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FG To Review Salaries Of Political Office Holders – RMAFC

Elias Mbam, chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), says a review of the remuneration of political and judiciary office holders has begun. The RMAFC chairman disclosed this on Saturday at Amagu community in Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi, during the seventh ‘Ofala’ festival and 30th anniversary of the coronation of Ezeogo Aloh, Erima-Ogwudu III of Amagu kingdom. Mbam was conferred with a chieftaincy title of ‘Aka Ekpuchi Onwa II’ by the traditional ruler on Saturday. Speaking to journalists after the ceremony, the RMAFC chairman said by the end of the year, something concrete would be arrived at. He, however, did not indicate if the review will reflect an increase or decrease. Mbam added that a public hearing will soon be held for Nigerians to ...
States Face Cash Crunch, Salaries Swallow Revenues, Federal Govt Seeks More Fund
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States Face Cash Crunch, Salaries Swallow Revenues, Federal Govt Seeks More Fund

Two top officials of the Muhammadu Buhari regime on Wednesday indicated that the country urgently needed more funds to run government and provide basic amenities for Nigerians. Although the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, in an interview with the State House correspondents faulted a claim by the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, that the Federal Government printed between N50bn and N60bn in March, she said there was a need to improve revenue to run government. On his part, the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, at the 2021 retreat for members of the technical sub-committee on cash management, stated that there was increasing pressure on government funds. The minister and the accountant-general of the federation said these as inv...
Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike
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Nigerian Doctors List Conditions to Shelve Planned Strike

The 60-day ultimatum served to the FG by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), to press home its demands, expires today, March 31, 2021. The doctors have scheduled a nationwide strike to begin tomorrow, April 1. The doctors listed four demands that must be met by the Federal Government to shelve their planned action. NARD President Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi confirmed slated meetings with Labour and Employment Minister Dr. Chris Ngige and the Senate Committee on Health. The conditions listed by the doctors are: full payment of salaries of all House Officers and Residents on the GIFMIS platform; upward review of hazard allowance from N5, 000 to 50 per cent of consolidated basic salaries of all health workers and the immediate payment of 2019, balance of 2020...
Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1
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Resident doctors to begin indefinite strike Thursday April 1

Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have concluded plans to embark on an indefinite strike on Thursday, April 1. The strike will be coming on the heels of the expiration of the 60-day ultimatum given to the Federal Government on January 25 for the payment of arrears of salaries of house officers across the country and the review of hazard allowance, among other demands. According to members of the association, since the pandemic began in 2020, it has lost 17 doctors, whose families and loved ones are yet to benefit from the Death in Service Insurance Scheme. A statement released in Abuja by the President of NARD, Dr Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, after NARD’s extra-ordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Sunday, March 28, reads in part “The NEC obs...
Gov Wike Burna Boy N10 million – Teachers Being Owed Salaries
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Gov Wike Burna Boy N10 million – Teachers Being Owed Salaries

Some angry Nigerians on Twitter have blasted Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state over an alleged N10 million gift to Burna Boy while teachers in the state are being owed salaries. The ‘African Giant’ crooner had recently snagged his first-ever Grammy win for ‘Twice As Tall,’ his 2020 album, and a concert was held to honour him for the feat and his heroics in the global music landscape. The governor however promised every artiste at the concert a sum of N10 million each. The development, which comes at a time when teachers in the state are protesting unpaid salaries, has sparked outrage on the microblogging platform. Several users have questioned the governor’s rationale for gifting the musicians millions when workers are being owed salaries. Some users, however, defended th...
Universities Will Be Shut Down Again Over Non-Payment Of Salaries – ASUU To FG
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Universities Will Be Shut Down Again Over Non-Payment Of Salaries – ASUU To FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has threatened to resume its suspended strike over non-payment of salaries and alleged victimisation of members. The chairman, University of Ibadan branch of ASUU, Prof. Ayo Akinwole, in a statement on Sunday asked Nigerians to blame the Federal Government if universities are shut down again. Akinwole decried that despite agreeing to ASUU’s condition before the strike was suspended on December 24, 2020, many lecturers are still being owed salaries of between two and 10 months. ASUU had called off its nine-month strike after the FG agreed to its conditions. However, within two weeks of the conditional suspension of the nine-month strike embarked upon by ASUU, the Federal Government reportedly flouted the agreements.It was l...
Rivers State Teachers Protest Over 5 Years Unpaid Salaries
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Rivers State Teachers Protest Over 5 Years Unpaid Salaries

Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools in Rivers State-owned tertiary institutions are currently protesting over non-payment of their salaries running into five years. The protesting teachers, numbering over 250, with placards and banners, alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced within the period. The protesting teachers, who came out with their children, as well as sympathizers from the civil society organizations in the state, said they were from Primary and Secondary Schools in the Rivers State University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and the Ken Saro–Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori. They wondered why Governor Nyesom Wike would give N500million to the Sokoto state government over a burnt market while refusing to pay...
Buratai, Olonisakin, Ex-Service Chiefs To Forfeit Salaries As Ambassadors
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Buratai, Olonisakin, Ex-Service Chiefs To Forfeit Salaries As Ambassadors

The immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.), former Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin (retd.); and the two other retired service chiefs would serve as ambassadors for the country without salaries, according to the 2017 revised military conditions of service. SaharaReporters confirmed that the 2017 Harmonised Terms and Conditions of Service for Officers stipulate that Buratai, Olonisakin, former Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (retd.) and former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retd.), would not get salaries from any public office they hold, so that they could be entitled to their military retirement benefits. President Muhammadu Buhari had on February 4 announced the nomination of the immediate past servi...
Nigeria Rewarding Bandits While Owing Lecturers Salaries – Peter Obi
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Nigeria Rewarding Bandits While Owing Lecturers Salaries – Peter Obi

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, has faulted the alleged payment of ransoms to rescue persons abducted by bandits. Obi, who was a vice-presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, said Nigeria is not progressing because bandits are being rewarded, while lecturers are owed salaries. He was speaking at the launch of a book titled, ‘Communication and Media Studies: Multiple Perspectives’, written by Stella Okunna, a former commissioner in Anambra. The recent weeks have seen a spike in the abduction of students by bandits raiding communities in the northern part of the country. While all the students have been freed, there have been reports that ransoms were paid to rescue them, but the government has denied this. Obi said Nigeria’s economy cannot be produc...
“House officers have not been paid their Jan and Feb salaries” Medical doctor complains
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“House officers have not been paid their Jan and Feb salaries” Medical doctor complains

  A medical doctor took to Twitter to allege that her and other house officers have not been paid their January and February salaries. Afrah Mohammed tweeted: "It's 25th February. HOs have not been paid their January & February salaries. "Retweet until it gets to gather some dust. "They tell us to be patient. To be patient till when? We not only suffer physical trauma, but mental and emotional too. "Silence will not change anything!" Other doctors replied to her tweet by pointing out the hardships they are made to endure, including buying PPE they use in treating patients with their personal money despite not being paid.    
No Resumption Until FG Pays Withheld Salaries – ASUU
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No Resumption Until FG Pays Withheld Salaries – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Sunday said it would not end the strike it embarked on until government paid all the salaries of its members it withheld. The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, in a telephone interview with our correspondent in Lagos, said government should not expect the lecturers to resume without paying the withheld salaries. Recall that there were reports on November 27 that the union had agreed to end its strike following the Federal Government’s promise to release N70bn to ASUU as earned allowance. But Ogunyemi on Sunday explained that the members were still consulting and at the same time waiting for the government to fulfil its promise of releasing members’ withheld salaries. “We are still consulting; we have not finished consultat...
1999 constitution makes politics lucrative – Afe Babalola
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1999 constitution makes politics lucrative – Afe Babalola

Founder of Afe Babalola University, Afe Babalola has stated that the 1999 constitution makes politics lucrative in Nigeria.   Babalola who said this at an event organized by his university, called for a new constitution which will put a check on  “transactional leaders".   He said;   “There is a very simple solution to that. We need a new constitution where the different nations can develop at their own rate. “West was doing well under the old constitution, east was doing well under the old constitution, north was doing well under the old constitution. “But the present constitution puts leadership in a position that politics becomes the only lucrative business in Nigeria. “We don’t want transactional leaders anymore; we want transformational leaders, w...
We’re Hungry – Police Officers Cry Out Over Unpaid Six Months’ Salaries
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We’re Hungry – Police Officers Cry Out Over Unpaid Six Months’ Salaries

The newly recruited constables into the Nigeria Police Force have cried out over the non-payment of their six months salaries. The new constables who passed out of police colleges in April, told DAILY POST exclusively that they are yet to be paid salaries since they joined the force. Some of the policemen, while speaking with our correspondent, said they have been reporting at their respective duty posts without pay since April. Pleading anonymity, the police recruits said they expected to be paid in October after going to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for IPPS documentation in September. They lamented that other police officers were paid on Monday, but they were ignored. “We are hungry. We have been working since April without any salary. Our commanders won’t stop pos...
IPPIS: Some Lecturers Got Excess Salaries, Had To Refund – Emeka Nwajiuba
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IPPIS: Some Lecturers Got Excess Salaries, Had To Refund – Emeka Nwajiuba

The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said some lecturers got excess salaries and had to refund it back to the government. He disclosed this on Tuesday during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today amid the controversy trailing the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), a policy that has been faulted by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). “I think it is a lie to say the government has not paid them in eight months. It will be unfair to the government and wouldn’t be necessary to bring that kind of argument because some people may have different levels,” he said. “Some people even got salaries that were not adequate. Some people over got and had to refund. There were so many issues with it.” When asked when the un...
Olawunmi Ogunmosunle Explains Delay In Payment Of MDAs’ October Salaries
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Olawunmi Ogunmosunle Explains Delay In Payment Of MDAs’ October Salaries

The Federal Government on Monday attributed the delay in payment of salaries in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the fact that the 2020 Budget was passed into law before the conclusion of negotiation on the new minimum wage and its consequential adjustment. It said the provision made for salaries of some MDAs based on previous salaries had been exhausted, hence the delay in the payment of October salaries of some workers. The Director of Information, Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, in a statement made available to journalists quoted the HOCS, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, as making the clarification. The statement was titled “FG explains delay in payment of October salary.” The clarification came amidst rising tension am...
428 Federal Ministries, Depts, Agencies Can’t Pay Salaries
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428 Federal Ministries, Depts, Agencies Can’t Pay Salaries

At least 428 Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the federal civil service have reportedly exhausted their 2020 personnel costs and are, therefore, unable to pay salaries. Funds meant for personnel costs are domiciled in accounts overseen by the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, department in the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, OAGF. But an official of the Ministry of Finance who pleaded anonymity, told Vanguard yesterday that it was strange for MDAs to claim to have exhausted their personnel budgets before end of a fiscal year. He said each MDA has a budget for personnel costs and wondered how anyone would claim there was no money to pay salaries. According to him, chief executive officers of such MDAs have to explain wh...
Buhari’s Appointee, Salisu Zuru Sued For Keeping 2 Public Offices, Receiving Double Salaries
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Buhari’s Appointee, Salisu Zuru Sued For Keeping 2 Public Offices, Receiving Double Salaries

All is not well in the National Assembly Legislative Aides’ Forum as a lawyer, Mr Joshua Okah, who is Senior Legislative Aide to a member of the House of Representatives, Mr Ben Igbakpa, has dragged the Chairman-elect, Mr Salisu Zuru, before a court for allegedly maintaining two public offices and drawing salaries from them. Okah is accusing Zuru, who recently won NASSLAF’s recent chairmanship election, of refusing to quit his earlier position as a member of the board of the National Orientation Agency before taking another appointment as SLA to Senator Sahabi Ya’u, who represents Zamfara North. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), had in December 2017 appointed 209 chairmen and 1,258 members of the governing boards of departments, agencies, parastatals and corpo...
ASUU Strike Will Continue As Long As FG Withholds Our Salaries – Ogunyemi
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ASUU Strike Will Continue As Long As FG Withholds Our Salaries – Ogunyemi

Despite pleas by stakeholders and Nigerian students to end the strike, the National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Abiodun Ogunyemi, in this interview with IYABO LAWAL, insists that schools will remain shut until issues of members’ salaries and revitalisation are settled. What is the update on the seven-month strike embarked on by university teachers? Nothing has changed significantly. We have presented our issues. We started with five, and we now have six issues. These are revitalisaton of universities; renegotiation of 2009 agreement; visitation panels to universities; proliferation of universities, particularly by state governments and of course Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) of members. The starting point is to say that those were outst...
Debts, Salaries Take 52.6% As FG Budgets N13.08tn For 2021
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Debts, Salaries Take 52.6% As FG Budgets N13.08tn For 2021

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, presented to the National Assembly, N13.08tn budget estimates for 2021 with N3.12tn (23.85 per cent) earmarked for debt servicing. Buhari, who said the nation’s economy might relapse into recession, stated that N3.85tn (29.43 per cent) was voted for capital projects, while personnel costs (salaries and allowances) would gulp N3.76tn (28.75 per cent). With 23.85 per cent allocated for debt serving and personnel costs gulping 28.75 per cent, it means 52.60 per cent of the budget or N6.88tn will be spent on both items next year. Giving other highlights of the appropriation bill, Buhari said the budget was premised on daily crude oil production of N1.86m and oil price of $40 per barrel. The President, who tagge...
Only University Lecturers On IPPIS Would Get Salaries – Buhari
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Only University Lecturers On IPPIS Would Get Salaries – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that members of the Association of Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will get salaries. He stated this on Thursday in his annual speech to the joint session of the two Chambers of the National Assembly which is currently ongoing. In the highlight of the 2021 Appropriation budget being presented to the National Assembly, he explained that all sectors of the economy would get attention in 2021 budget allocation, but reiterated the Federal Government’s position on payment of salaries of University lecturers, saying that those lecturers who were captured in the IPPIS will continue to draw their salaries without any hitch. He advised the leadership of ASUU to understand the position of government, which he believes would remove fraud from th...
ASUP: Abia Government Owes Polytechnic Lecturers 20 Months Salaries
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ASUP: Abia Government Owes Polytechnic Lecturers 20 Months Salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has sent a petition to the National Human Right Commission over 20 months unpaid salaries by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia. Anderson Ezeibe, National President of ASUP, stated this in a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of the commission and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja. Mr Ezeibe said that the governor had refused to pay salaries to its members in Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, for the past 20 months. “We are compelled to bring to the attention of the Commission the refusal of the Abia State Government (proprietor of the institution), Governing Council and Management of the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba to honour its contractual obligations to our members in the institution for a cumulative period of 20 ...
We Have Returned 5.7bn out of N7.9bn Seized From Rochas Okorocha to Imo State Government- EFCC
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We Have Returned 5.7bn out of N7.9bn Seized From Rochas Okorocha to Imo State Government- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has returned N5.7 billion out of the N7.9 billion seized from the former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Rochas Okorocha. The Zonal Head of the commission, Usman Imam, who disclosed this today during a press conference, said the monies were released to the Ihedioha and Uzodinma administrations for the payment of salaries and pensions. “I started the Imo state case in Enugu and upon my deployment to this zone, the investigations of corruption allegations against the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, was transfered from the Enugu zone to Port Harcourt for further investigations. Within the period, the commission succeeded in freezing abou...
Eight EPL Clubs Risk UEFA Punishment after Crossing FFP Threshold
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Eight EPL Clubs Risk UEFA Punishment after Crossing FFP Threshold

Eight Premier League clubs have crossed UEFA’s Financial Fair Play threshold, the UK Mirror reports. This is contained in the Annual Review of Football Finance published by Deloitte, examining clubs’ expenditure and revenue. The review from the 2018/2019 season, showed that eight top-flight clubs are above the 70% warning threshold stipulated by UEFA. Among them are Bournemouth, Everton and Leicester, who reported salaries to revenue ratios of 85%, 85% and 83% respectively. It is the first time since the 2015/2016 campaign there is more than one Premier League club with a ratio of more than 80%. Chelsea, West Ham, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Fulham (who have since been relegated) were the other clubs to report figures above 70%.
FG Is Wasting Money, Civil Servants Salaries Should Be Slashed – Senator Ali Ndume
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FG Is Wasting Money, Civil Servants Salaries Should Be Slashed – Senator Ali Ndume

Senator Ali Ndume has called for salary slash for civil servants who no longer go to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ndume who is the Senate Chairman committee on Army, gave this suggestion when he spoke at a media briefing in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital today June 8. He said despite the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state and Federal government are spending more to sustain personnel and non personnel cost. He opined that those who are not going to work now should be given palliatives and paid less. ''The government should critically look at the recurrent and personnel expenditure which consumes about 70% of the budget. More should be pumped into Capital. People should make sacrifice. This is the time to look at issues critically. I think there should be mo...
Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries
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Obasanjo Sacks Staff Of His Presidential Library, Refuses To Pay Salaries

 former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has sacked staff of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State, SaharaReporters says. In a letter by its Head of Human Resources, Administration and Procurement, Olanike Ogunleye, the management of the OPL said the organisation was overwhelmed by the adverse effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and had found it hard to sustain its workforce. The letter reads in part, "As you are aware, the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a toll on all our business significantly. This has resulted to making some difficult business decisions. Due to this situation, we regret to inform you that your employment will be put on hold till further notice. "You are to hand over all company properties in your possession to the human resource dep...
FG To Review Salaries, Wages Of Ministries, Agencies And Parastatals – Ngige
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FG To Review Salaries, Wages Of Ministries, Agencies And Parastatals – Ngige

President Muhammadu Buhari has mandated the presidential committee on salaries and wages to review and realign earnings of employees of ministries, agencies, and parastatals. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who disclosed this in an interview with THISDAY at the weekend, said part of the objective is to check disparity in payment of salaries and wages as well as prone the running cost of governance. He also said the motive of putting together the committee was to address the rising cost of personnel in the budget of the federation. “The president set up a committee called the presidential committee on salaries and wages last year of which I am a co-chair, it is being chaired by the Minister of Finance and Planning with the Head of Service as a member for...
COVID-19: Akwa Ibom State Governor Announces 20% Slash In Salaries Of Political Appointees
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COVID-19: Akwa Ibom State Governor Announces 20% Slash In Salaries Of Political Appointees

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel has directed the slashing of salaries of all his political appointees by 20 per cent because of the economic downturn in Nigeria. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Dr Emmanuel Ekuwem disclosed this known in a statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Uyo. Ekuwem explained that the prevailing economic downturn in the country that led to  the establishment of the Akwa Ibom State Post COVID-19 Economic Reconstruction Committee by the Governor.  He further explained that the salaries cut was only a temporary as the state Ibom government would resume full payment of salaries whenever the situation improved. Ekuwem stated,  “In response to the prevailing economic realities of dwindling revenues, caused by the crash in the price of crud...
FG Alleges That Universities Are Presenting Names Of Dead Staff To Collect Salaries
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FG Alleges That Universities Are Presenting Names Of Dead Staff To Collect Salaries

The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) office has accused university administrators of providing a payroll list containing dead staff for salary payment. The government was reacting to accusations by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) that IPPIS paid dead staff and generally cut its members’ salaries by as much as 50 per cent. In a statement issued on Monday by Director of Information, Press and Public Relations, Henshaw Oguike, IPPIS explained why staff of tertiary institutions were paid less than what individual universities were paying them. “On the alleged payment to dead university staff. It means the institutions deliberately forwarded to IPPIS the list containing dead ASUU members as being part of their personnel to get more personn...
Governor Ganduje Slashes Salaries of Political Appointees by 50 Percent
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Governor Ganduje Slashes Salaries of Political Appointees by 50 Percent

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has slashed the salaries of political appointees by 50 percent following a shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the state’s internally generated revenue due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released by Governor Ganduje's Chief Press Secretary Abba Anwar on Sunday May 17, it was gathered that those affected include the Kano State Governor, his deputy Dr Nasiru Gawuna,  all commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants among others. The new pay scale will be effective from May. The statement reads in part; “Due to shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) because of COVID-19 challenges, all political office holders in Kano State...
Akeredolu Approves 50% Of Salaries As Hazard Allowance For Health Workers
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Akeredolu Approves 50% Of Salaries As Hazard Allowance For Health Workers

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN has approved the payment of 50% of consolidated basic salary of all health workers as their hazard allowance. The governor, in a string of tweets, said he made the directives on Monday during a briefing on coronavirus management in the state. In his tweet; "I have approved that all Health workers in the state be paid 50% of their consolidated basic salary as hazard allowance. Furthermore, all healthcare workers working directly in the Isolation Centre/Treatment Centre are to get additional 20% of their 50% as special risk allowance." The Governor also ordered the employment of all the voluntary workers at the state infectious disease hospital into the public service. " I have directed the immediate absorption into the ...
Coronavirus: TVC Slashes Staff Salaries
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Coronavirus: TVC Slashes Staff Salaries

Following the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on the media industry, Television Continental (TVC), a broadcast television station in Lagos, has slashed its staff salaries. This was disclosed in a broadcast message by the Chief Executive Officer of the company, Andrew Hanlon to the staff on Monday. Mr Hanlon said the station owned by former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu, has been managing the business carefully since the outbreak. "Broadcasters across the world are battling with losses. In order to save jobs and not lay off any staff, I regret to inform you that we've been forced to reduce our pay", he said. According to him, staff earning N80,000 will get a 5% reduction, those earning between N80,000 and N200,000 will get a 10% cut. More so, senior staff earning b...
Trevor Noah To Pay Salaries Of Furloughed ‘The Daily Show’ Crew
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Trevor Noah To Pay Salaries Of Furloughed ‘The Daily Show’ Crew

“The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah is keeping a safe social distance from his crew, but still trying to do right by them. It was learned that Noah is personally paying the salaries of 25 furloughed members of “The Daily Show” crew amid the industry-wide production shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Noah has informed crew members that he will continue to pay their salaries until production begins to ramp back up in the television industry. “These are the people who have been on the show with Trevor from day one and help him put on the show,” a source close to the production tells Variety. “Trevor is personally covering their salaries until the production business opens again. He respects his crew tremendously and feels it’s only right that they get thru this together.” Since s...
Yemi Alade Says She Was Unable To Pay Her Staff April Salaries
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Yemi Alade Says She Was Unable To Pay Her Staff April Salaries

Popular Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade has revealed that she did not pay her staffs their complete salary for last months. The popular singer made this known after a fan asked her if she was able to. It all started after she took to her official Twitter handle to write: ” Your bank donated 1billion to the govt and now you are slashing down workers Salary, plus laying off staff ☹️. I am sorry but you cannot give, what you do not have. Focus on the most important asset “YOUR STAFF”. Instead of local for HYPE.” Replying to her tweet, the fan said: “Aunty talk true and shame the devil, did you pay your staff their full salary last month?” She then revealed that she didn’t but didn’t sack them by writing thus: “No but they still work for me ”   ...
Gov. Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees
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Gov. Makinde Slashes Salaries Of Political Appointees

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has slashed the salaries of senior political appointees by 50 percent. Makinde disclosed this on Friday during the Workers’ Day celebration held at the Labour House in Ibadan. He said this was to ensure the economic safety of other workers in the state. The governor also said that he had already secured the cooperation of the legislators to take a 30 percent cut off their monthly allocations. He commended the workers for their understanding in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor said that it was not only the health workers leading the charge on COVID-19 but volunteers from other sectors working to curtail the virus in the state. “The next couple of months are going to be difficult but we are working hard to mitigate the...
IPPIS: Buhari Approves Payment Of February, March Salaries Of Varsity Lecturers
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IPPIS: Buhari Approves Payment Of February, March Salaries Of Varsity Lecturers

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved immediate payments of the two months withheld salaries of University lecturers that refused to enroll in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS. The President’s approval came after he had a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige yesterday in Abuja. The Federal Government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, have been on loggerheads over the refusal of the university teachers to join in the IPPIS payment platform. Even the other three university-based unions, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, and the Non-Academic Union of Universities, NASU that had enrolled in the IPPI...
Amazon Staffs To Continue Receiving Salaries As They Shutdown 6 French Warehouses Over COVID-19 Worries
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Amazon Staffs To Continue Receiving Salaries As They Shutdown 6 French Warehouses Over COVID-19 Worries

Amazon has ordered the temporary closure of all six of its French distribution centres, one day after a French court ruled it was not doing enough to protect its workers in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic. The online giant said in a statement that “this week, we are requesting employees of our distribution centres to stay at home. In the longer term, we will evaluate the impact of that [court] decision for them and our French logistic network”. Amazon’s French warehouses are to be shut down for five days from Thursday to carry out a deep clean and to “take all the necessary measures to guarantee the health and safety of staff”, the company said.
NBA players to receive full April 15 paychecks
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NBA players to receive full April 15 paychecks

  ESPN and the Philadelphia Inquirer were among the outlets citing league sources in reporting that players would be paid as usual on April 15. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been negotiating a salary-reduction percentage for upcoming pay periods, and on Tuesday the players association reiterated to agents that owners could withhold 25 percent of players’ remaining salaries if the season is cancelled. NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Monday that he did not expect the league to be in a position to make a decision on when and how a return to play might happen until May. The regular season was due to end on April 15, with the playoffs scheduled to start on April 18.
ASUP suspends planned strike to support fight against COVID-19
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ASUP suspends planned strike to support fight against COVID-19

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has said it will shelve its proposed strike to support the fight against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The ASUP President, Mr Anderson Ezeibe, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Ezeibe said that the union’s 97th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting had resolved to embark on industrial action after the expiration of a 15-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government over its inability to meet up with agreement entered with the union. He said that the 15-day ultimatum took effect on March 18 and expired on April 3. “Consequent upon the inability of the government to keep to agreements entered into with our union since 2010 and the avoidable shortcomings associated with the payment of February sal...
Liverpool under fire over coronavirus furlough move
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Liverpool under fire over coronavirus furlough move

Ex-players blasted Liverpool for their move to furlough non-playing staff on Saturday as Premier League clubs held talks over possible pay cuts for first-team staff due to the coronavirus crisis. The Anfield club said they would top up the public money made available from the government to ensure staff received their full salaries. It follows similar moves by Newcastle, Tottenham, Bournemouth and Norwich to take advantage of the scheme, under which employers can claim for 80 percent of furloughed employees’ wages. But former Liverpool players Jamie Carragher and Stan Collymore strongly criticised the move by the European champions, who in February announced pre-tax profits of £42 million ($51 million) for 2018/19. “(Manager) Jurgen Klopp showed compassion for all at the start o...
President Buhari Instructs Finance Ministry To Pay Salaries
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President Buhari Instructs Finance Ministry To Pay Salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to pay March salaries following his movement restriction in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja. The President gave the directive while meeting the COVID-19 Impact Assessment Committee on Thursday to review the effect of the outbreak on the economy. He urged the ministry to ensure that critical infrastructures are protected and as much as possible. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting in Abuja said the President further directed that measures be put in place to protect the poor during this lockdown. The President had in March set up a special committee to immediately look into the effects of COVID 19 on the price ...
Reps Donate 2 Months Salaries For Fight Against COVID-19
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Reps Donate 2 Months Salaries For Fight Against COVID-19

The House of Representatives have resolved to donate their two months salary starting for March 2020. Announcing the resolution of the members in a message of hope to Nigerians amid the disease, the Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila said the donation will be transferred directly to the National Relief Fund account for the fight against COVID-19. He said that the donation was however separate from other contributions of the individual lawmakers in various spheres to cushion the effect of lockdown occasioned by the pandemic. He said: “We have in the House of Representatives jointly committed to contributing one hundred per cent (100%) of our salaries for the next two months to the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria. “Our contribution will support provisions for the ...
Coronavirus: Messi reveals why Barcelona players accepted 70 percent pay cut
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Coronavirus: Messi reveals why Barcelona players accepted 70 percent pay cut

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has said he and his team-mates would be happy to take a 70% pay cut on their salaries, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Messi, in a statement on Monday, also said the players will make an additional contribution, so that none of the non-sporting staff’s earnings will be reduced. Spain has been in a state of emergency since March 12 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Messi, 32, has a wage in excess of €600,000 per week from Barcelona. The reduction will not only affect the men’s first team, but all of the club’s professional teams, including the basketball side, among others. “We want to clarify that our desire has always been for a reduction to be applied to our salaries because we understand that this is an exceptional situation and we ar...
NASU Threatens To Embark On Strike
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NASU Threatens To Embark On Strike

The union revealed if there are shortfalls in the March salaries of their members, it won’t hesitate to embark on industrial action. The union pointed out that a seven-day warning strike earlier planned for this month was abandoned due to the closure of all institutions across the country because of COVID-19 outbreak. According to the union, if the mistakes of shortfalls as reflected in the February salaries of its members are repeated, they will shut down all federal institutions in the country immediately.
Coronavirus: Nigerian Medical Association Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work
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Coronavirus: Nigerian Medical Association Orders Striking Doctors Back to Work

The Nigerian Medical Association has asked striking doctors to immediately return to work and help to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the country. President of the association, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, made the call at a press briefing in Abuja. ''We direct all medical associations that have declared industrial actions against their management to suspend all actions as the National NMA shall take over the dispute and interact with the different organs and agencies of the government. In this regard, the Association of Resident Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna and also in Gombe state as well as NMA in Cross Rivers state are to report back to work and treat Nigerians'' he said The Association of Resident Doctors in Abuja, Gombe and Kaduna states, embarked...
MediaPersonality Oreka Godis Discloses the Horrible Things that Allegedly go on in the Broadcast Industry
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MediaPersonality Oreka Godis Discloses the Horrible Things that Allegedly go on in the Broadcast Industry

Oreka Godis has weighed in on the conversation about radio presenters being owed salaries, by sharing her own experience while working in the broadcast industry. The media personality, who worked with Beat FM for years, disclosed some of the things she allegedly experienced while working in the media. She shared screenshots of the tweet where Awazi Angbalaga spoke about her horrible experience working with a media outfit in Lagos and another tweet where it was revealed that OAPs were sacked for observing a silent strike due to months of unpaid salaries. Oreka said the tweets were believable and she went on to defend their claims by sharing her own experience in the industry. She revealed that some OAPs are owed for months, some interns are employed but never paid, and s...
Staff Of Atiku’s Radio, TV Stations Lament Non-payment Of Salaries
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Staff Of Atiku’s Radio, TV Stations Lament Non-payment Of Salaries

Staff of the Atiku Abubakar-owned TV and radio station, GOTEL Communications, have lamented the non-payment of their salaries since September. Gotel is the largest media organisation in Mr Abubakar’s group of companies. It operates television, radio, and other multimedia platforms, covering largely the northern parts of the country Mr Abubakar is considered the second-highest employer of labour in Adamawa after the state government. Apart from Gotel Communications and Adama Beverage, the former vice president also owns the American University of Nigeria and Rico Gado feed mill factory. Prior to September, the workers groaned under hardship after three months (July, August and September) of non-payment of salaries. Gotel Communications, which is the only private radio and ...
FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries
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FIRS: Tunde Fowler Dragged To Court, Asked To Vacate Office, Return Salaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano State has ordered the appearance of the Chairman Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Babatunde Fowler before it on October 7, 2019 to show cause why he should not be sacked for overstaying his tenure which expired on August 18, 2019. The presiding judge of the High Court, Justice Lewis Allago, after hearing a plaintiff’s counsel, ordered that the defendant should be served in Abuja and filed their defence within five days. In court documents obtained on Saturday by PRNigeria with Suit No FHC/KN/CS/141/2019, the FIRS Boss was dragged to Court over his continued stay in office after the expiration of tenure. The Plaintiff, Mr. Stanley Okwara, in a suit filed on September 18, 2019 and obtained, also joined the Attorney General of the Fed...

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