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I owe only one month’s salary – Al-Makura

The Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has said his administration owes the state’s civil servants only one month’s salary.

Bauchi spends N5.1bn monthly on salaries – Abubakar

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has revealed that he spent about N5.1 billion monthly for payment of the salary of civil servants in the state, leaving the state coffers with little to run government businesses.

Al-Makura reveals plan to employ 2,000 graduates

The Nasarawa State government has said it will begin the employment of 2,000 graduates into its civil service.

We don’t depend on loan, Paris Club refund to pay salary – Enugu govt

Enugu State Government says it has yet to expend its share of the second tranche of Paris Club refund as there is no pressing need for it now.

Why we’re are unable pay workers’ salaries – Gov. Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has urged striking civil servants to understand that Benue State’s financial constraints have made it difficult for it to meet their demands.

Gov. Sani Bello signs Pension Act into law

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has signed into law a bill establishing the new Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) for employees in the state civil service.

Paris Club refund: 68% of states heed FG’s advice – survey

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.

Bank depositors want central bank to address challenges of ATM failures

Some bank customers in the South-East have urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to compel commercial banks to urgently address challenges facing transactions with ATMs at weekends and national public holidays

Sallah: Nasarawa gov advocates for Nigeria’s unity

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa has admonished Nigerians to imbibe the virtue of sacrifice in order to ensure the unity and progress of the nation.

Indictment of guards in US brawl a ‘scandal’ – Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has denounced as a "scandal" the decision by US authorities to indict his security guards involved in a brawl in Washington DC in May.

3,000 pensioners shortlisted for payment of pension/gratuity in Ebonyi

No fewer than 3,000 Retirees of Ebonyi State Work Force have been shortlisted for the payment of Pension and Gratuity from the State Government, having successfully been captured in the ongoing verification exercise conducted by the State Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Fed govt begins payment of workers’ N23bn salary, promotion arrears

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of about N23bn promotion arrears and salary shortfall to civil servants.

Gov. Dickson resumes work after vacation

Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has returned to work following the expiration of his annual vacation.

Wike, worst Rivers governor – APC

The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared Rivers state Nyesom Wike as the worst Governor in the history of the State.

Sani Bello wants corrupt persons barred from politics

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has said that if Nigeria must forge ahead, corrupt politicians and civil servants should be barred from participating in politics.

Macron’s popularity plummets in new poll

French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity rating slumped a further 14 points in August to hit 40 percent, following a sharp 10-point drop the previous month, according to a poll released Sunday.

Turkey sacks 900 public sector workers

Turkey has dismissed over 900 public sector officials in the latest wave of the purge that has followed last year’s failed coup, according to an emergency decree published in the official gazette Friday.

South Sudan mulls currency change to fight graft

A technocrat in the National Assembly, who preferred anonymity, said the House was appalled by a recent Central Bank report about cash shortage in the banks, blamed on some corrupt politicians and military generals.

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The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the clarification in a statement made available to the press at the weekend.

Lagos: We did not approve housing development in Magodo greenbelt

The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the clarification in a statement made available to the press at the weekend.
Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, LASEMA chief conirms pipeline leakage in Ipaja.

Lagos: NNPC vandalised pipeline repaired

Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said on Saturday that the agency monitored the repair of the vandalised pipeline at Mosan, Ipaja, Lagos State, by officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

SERAP asks federal government, central bank to provide spending details on coronavirus relief...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details of public funds and private sector donations to provide socio-economic benefits to the country’s poorest and most vulnerable people, including details of beneficiaries of any cash payments, cash transfers, food distribution and other benefits during the lockdown in Abuja; Lagos and Ogun states because of COVID-19.”
Liverpool fan Ben Price was given a surprise when an ordinary video call was interrupted by Virgil van Dijk.

Virgil van Dijk surprises Liverpool fan with video call

The defender had been listening to Price, a member of the LFC Foundation, tell his story about dealing with anxiety and realising a dream to become a barber.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Delta lawyer asks Nigerian Army to parade, handover erring soldiers to police for prosecution

A Delta State-born rights lawyer, Edward Brisibe, has asked the Nigerian Army to parade and handover to the police the soldiers who threatened to unleash mayhem on Warri women in a viral video.