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President Buhari: Welfare of pensioners one of the priorities of my administration

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja said his administration had paid billions of naira to pensioners since he came to power in 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

#HAPPYBDPMB: A dozen reasons for Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection

On Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”
Ovie Omo-Agege

Ovie Omo-Agege: Muhammadu Buhari, Great Ogboru and I will win

The senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Chief Ovie Omo-Agege, has boasted that President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC governorship candidate in Delta State, Chief Great Ogboru and himself will win the 2019 general elections.

Itakpe-Warri rail begins commercial service after 30 years

After 30 years in doldrums, the new Warri-Itakpe Standard Gauge rail has been completed and would begin commercial operation on Monday, Nov. 19.

PTAD payrolls 9,125 ex-NITEL/MTEL workers

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has included 9,125 ex-workers of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL), and its mobile subsidiary, MTEL, to its monthly pension payroll.

PTAD plans health insurance scheme for pensioners

The Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD), Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, has revealed that the directorate plans to grant health insurance to its pensioners as an additional welfare scheme to ease their plights.

PTAD suspends 22,000 unverified pensioners from payroll

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Wednesday said it had suspended 22,021 pensioners from the payroll following the non-appearance of the pensioners for the verification exercise in 2017.

Stakeholders oppose concession of Ajaokuta Steel

Experts in the Mining Sector have said that any attempt by the Federal Government to concession Ajaokuta would lead to corruption and mortgaging the security of Nigeria.

Governor Okowa commissions steel company in Aladja

Multi-billion dollar Premium Steel Rolling Mill was commissioned Friday by Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa to commence full operations after years of inactivity.

Delta APC lauds President Buhari over reactivation of Aladja steel plant

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Delta State Chapter, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for its unending support for the planned reactiviton of Premium Steel and Mines Limited (PSML), formerly Delta Steel Company (DSC) at Ovwian/Aladja.

Police warn against jungle justice in Delta

The Police in Delta has warned residents against employing jungle justice on suspected criminals in the state.

Ajaokuta: How Nigeria’s largest industrial project failed

The industry serves as stimulus to national development and economic boost to industrial growth of a country.

Senate will not reverse privatisation – Senator Murray-Bruce

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on privatisation, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, on Monday evening in Katsina, said the senate was not out to victimise anybody or to reverse the privatisation of companies.

PTAD meets, verifies pensioners in hospital beds

The on-going pension verification exercise of retirees of Delta Steel Company and Federal Housing Authority entered a new phase as officers attended to some retirees on their hospital beds.

SERAP wants investigation of privatised enterprises

The organisation urged Mr. Buhari to “reform the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) to remove opportunities for corruption in privatisation process, and to instruct the EFCC and ICPC to ensure the recovery of proceeds of corruption.

PTAD chief Sharon Ikpeazor visits Delta for pensioners’ verification

The on-going pension verification exercise has been extended to Delta State beginning with pensioners of Delta Steel Company and Federal Housing Authority.

PTAD commences verification of 8000 FHA, Delta steel pensioners

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has begun the verification of about 8,000 pensioners of Delta Steel Company, Aladja and Federal Housing Authority under its Defined Benefit Scheme in three centres across the country.

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has demanded an end to the trial of Nigeria’s Chief Justice, Walter Onnoghen.
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President Buhari promises youths ministerial slots if re-elected

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Court of Appeal fixes date to entertain Justice Onnoghen’s appeal against trial

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Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.