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Contributory Pension Scheme
The Niger State Government has increased by three per cent its counterpart funding of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) of the state’s workers.
Many states governments across the federation, have utilised the second tranche of the Paris Club refund they received to clear the arrears of their serving and retired workers’ entitlements.
Operators of the Contributory Pension Scheme are putting in place a biometric method to improve documentations of retirees and ensure proper payments on entitlements.
Osun State government has given the families of the slain Permanent Secretary, Bureau of General Services, Mrs. Oluwakemi Kolawole and her driver the sum of N17million.
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has called on the Federal Government to assist state governments in the country to raise bonds to pay the the gratuities of state pensioners who voluntariy retired from the service to avoid contributary pension scheme.
Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has said that the state government is not insensitive to the plight of pensioners in the state.
The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has kicked against the bill seeking to exclude paramilitary organisations including the police from the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).
The Ekiti State Government has started Contributory Pension Scheme for 6,700 workers that joined the state civil service between January 1, 2010 till date.
The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, has debunked insinuations that the over N6 trillion accumulated pension fund under the Contributory Pension Scheme is lying idle, saying the fund has in fact been over-borrowed.
The Osun State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, has accused the pensioners under the aegis of the 2011/2012 Forum of Pensioners of constituting themselves into nuisance to the people of the state and blackmailing the state government at the same time.
Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, the President of Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), says consistent evacuation of dollars illegally from Nigeria to Dubai is a threat to stability of the naira.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released another timetable for the recall of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State has called for an additional state in the South East zone to check current agitation in the zone.
Mr. Ali Janga on Monday took over as the new Commissioner of Police in Kogi State.
Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, said the world was moving away from oil, and predicted that it would no longer be an income resource in 10 years’ time.
The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have commenced industrial action at the University of Calabar.
More than 700 mayors from across Spain's autonomous Catalonia region have gathered in Barcelona to confirm their support for a October 1 independence referendum that the central government has declared illegal.
The federal government has been asked to speed up the revitalisation of the Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd and Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON).
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has felicitated with the players, technical crew, management, backroom staff and supporters of Plateau United FC of Jos over the club’s emergence on Saturday as new champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League.