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Kogi NLC accuses desk officers of extorting pensioners

The Nigeria Labour Congress, Kogi State chapter, has indicted Desk Officers in charge of pension matters in the 21 local government areas of the state for massive extortions of pensioners.

Civil service rules need to be updated – PSIN chief

Dr Abdul-Ganiyu Obatoyinbo, the Administrator of the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN), says there is need to amend the rules of civil service in Nigeria in line with global best practices.

HoS: Federal government resolute to reposition civil service for better service delivery

The Head of the Federal Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita has re-emphasized the commitment of the Federal Government to reposition the Nigerian Civil Service for a better and more efficient service delivery in line with the change agenda of the present administration.

Court grants ex-NSA Dasuki N200m bail

Describing Dasuki’s continuous detention as an aberration to the rule of law, the court granted him a N200 million and two sureties in like sum.
W. Stuart Symington, United States Ambassador to Nigeria

US: Nigeria needs ten million mentors this year

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Stuart Symington, on Thursday night, said that Nigeria would this year need about ten million mentors to enhance her socio-economic development.
Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Bayelsa State

Official: Bayelsa pensioners’ unpaid gratuities hit N20 billion

The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has disclosed that unpaid gratuities of pensioners from the state civil service currently stand at N20 billion.

Bauchi government apologises to civil servants over pay day omission

The Bauchi State Government has apologised to civil servants whose their names were omitted during the payment of the last month’s salaries in the state.

APC chairman vows to reconcile aggrieved members in Kaduna

The new Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Mr. Emmanuel Jekada, has vowed to address the crisis rocking the party in the state.

Governor Dickson: 13% derivation insufficient to develop Niger Delta

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State says the 13 per cent derivation given to the Niger Delta is insufficient to develop the region.

Jerry Agada: Obasanjo-Buhari face-off a slap on Nigeria’s democracy

A former Minister of State for Education, Prof. Jerry Agada, has described the face-off between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari, as ‘very shameful’ and a slap on Nigeria’s nascent democracy.

Professor Ashiru: Engineering offers best wealth creation opportunity

Speaking at the 8th annual lecture Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in honour of the late Olu Awoyinfa, the founding father of Ikeja NSE, held at the NSE secretariat in Ogba, Lagos State, on Thursday, June 7.

Governor Dickson directs employment of 1000 workers

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon Seriake Dickson, has directed the State Civil Service Commission to commence the process of recruiting 1000 young graduates, cutting across the 8 Local Government Areas of the state.

Governor Sani-Bello: I am committed to rebranding Niger

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has said that his resolve to rebrand the state in line with the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) informed his actions in the last three years.

Court orders reinstatement of Sokoto auditor-general

The National Industrial Court sitting in Sokoto on Wednesday ordered the immediate reinstatement of Sambo Nawawi, as the Sokoto State Auditor General, who was prematurely retired from service.

Ekiti guber: INEC declares ex-deputy governor as PANDEL candidate

A former Group Managing Director of Wema Bank Plc and former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Adebisi Omoyeni, has been declared as the candidate of the People Alliance for National Development and Liberty Party for the July 14, 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State.

Governor Abubakar appoints 18 new Perm Secs

The Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has approved the appointment of 18 new Permanent Secretaries into the Bauchi State Civil Service with immediate effect.

Reforms: Bayelsa Assembly passes confidence vote in Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Friday passed a vote of confidence in Governor Seriake Dickson over the public service reforms being carried out by his administration.

Turkey to arrest 101 soldiers over alleged links to coup attempt

Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 101 members of the air force, including one general and several colonels, over suspected links to the organisation of a religious leader blamed for the 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

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