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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.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has said the 219 retired Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Service were paid N2.216 billion benefits for the month of March.
As Nigeria marks workers day on Tuesday, the Presidency has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is heading the most workers friendly administration in the history of the country.
Lateef, an Administration Officer with the Bauchi State Police Pension Office, was charged alongside his accomplice, Amao, before Justice S. H. Suleiman of Bauchi State High Court 7, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
Alhaji Hassana Shekarau, Chairman, House Committee on Pension, said that the Federal Government has released N54billion to National Pension Commission (PenCom) for the payment of the 33 per cent pension’s arrears to pensioners.
The Senate and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), have both directed the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) to reinstate the five directors of the agency that were sacked last year.
Gombe State government has lauded Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) for their commitment and transparency in conducting a hitch free exercise in the on-going pensioners verification exercise at the Gombe Centre under the Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS) of the Federal Government.
Pensioners of the former NITEL/MTEL have commended Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate for taking steps to clear their retirements and pension benefits.
More than 25,000 pensioners are still excluded from the Federal Government’s payroll of retirees, according to the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP).
Mrs Sharon Ikeazor, the Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) says the deployment of technology has made pension verification seamless.
Some retirees of the defunct Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) have expressed happiness over ongoing verification by the Federal Government aimed at restoring their pension benefits.
On Monday, the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, began the first phase of the verification exercise of NITEL/MTEL Pensioners under the Defined Benefit Scheme, DBS, nationwide at eight centres between January 15 and 27, 2018. The second phase is scheduled to hold between February 5 and 13, 2018.
The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has started the verification of more than over 20,000 pensioners of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).
Mr Joseph Dele, Chairman, Nigeria Union of Pensioners NUP (Federal Branch) Lagos, has appealed to the Federal Government to offset the backlog of the 33 per cent increment in pension owed pensioners.
The future of the South-East is obviously under a threat of systematic collapse. This is because its five governors have jettisoned what they ought to do to secure a strong educational foundation for current and unborn generations.
Afenifere, pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has aligned with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to ensure the exit of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 presidential election.
Nigeria’s former inter-national, Mutiu Adepoju, said the battle to make the Russia 2018 World Cup 23-man final list will propel the Super Eagles players to approach the friendly against Congo with the right mentality.
Former Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume (APC-Borno South), has said he regrets supporting the emergence of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate.
Associate Professor at the Department of Library Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan (UI), Dr. Oshiotse Andrew Okwilagwe, has called on the Federal Government to review the policies of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), especially in the area of sponsoring individual authors.
Some medical experts have identified hypertension as the most common non-communicable disease in Nigeria and called for more awareness of the need for checkups, healthy diet and lifestyle to guard against it.
African football’s leadership will attempt on Wednesday to persuade South Africa to keep backing Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, officials said on Tuesday.
Novak Djokovic set up an Italian Open semi-final blockbuster against old rival Rafael Nadal after both former world number one players battled back in thrilling last-eight clashes on Friday.
Police on Monday said 13 people died after consuming toxic alcohol in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state.
Nollywood actress, Lola Alao, has debunked the allegation that the family of the late actress, Aisha Abimbola, popularly known as Omoge Campus, needs the financial support of the public to bury her.