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NPC begins verification of 2020 retirees in July

The National Pensions Commission (NPC) is to begin the verification of prospective retirees, who would be leaving the public service of the Federation in 2020.
Prince Dapo Abiodun was on Wednesday sworn-in as the fifth Executive Governor of Ogun at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun: I’ll not abuse my office or turn government into family affairs

Amid cheers from enthusiastic crowd at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, successful entrepreneur and oil magnate, Prince Dapo Oluwasegun Abiodun, took his oath of office yesterday, pledging not to “personalize” office or “abuse” it.

How to get a Nigerian passport within one week without paying a bribe

Problems with the Public Service are often complex and intractable. There are various reasons why Public Service Reforms are difficult in most environments and are particularly difficult in developing countries, such as Nigeria.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi: I did not sack any worker

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Friday said that no genuine staff of the state public service was sacked by his government.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti sacks over 2, 000 workers appointed by ex-Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Government has reverted appointments of over 2,000 workers by immediate governor, Ayo Fayose, after the July, 2018 gubernatorial election.
Valentine Attah

Governor Emmanuel suspends top official

The Akwa Ibom government has suspended the Chairman of the Local Government Service Commission in the state, Valentine Attah.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: Why EFCC is investigating Senator Saraki

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said the investigation of Senate President Bukola Saraki is not based on personal motive.
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi optimistic his cabinet‘ll transform Ekiti

Ekiti State governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has expressed optimism that the just concluded three-day retreat of top government functionaries in the state has fired up members of his cabinet and the leadership of the public service in the state for optimum service delivery.

Governor Dickson: Why I can’t sign Bayelsa lawmakers life pension bill

The Governor òf Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, has declined assent to the bill seeking pension for former lawmakers from Bayelsa State as proposed and passed by the Assembly

Reports: Mounir Gwarzo awarded N33 million contracts in SEC to personal companies

Suspended Director General of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, reportedly awarded contracts to a company in which he is a director to the tune of N33 million while in office.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar: My nationality not in doubt

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has fired back at the ruling All Progressives Congress led government, saying it is the nationality of those who made Nigeria extreme poverty capital that is in doubt, not his.
Mohammed Danjuma Goje

Senate Presidency: Group drums support for Senator Goje

The race for the President of the ninth Senate took another turn Thursday as groups stormed the National Assembly to drum support for the emergence of Senator Mohammed Danjuma Goje for exalted position.
Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA chief because I refused to stay in the...

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she was able to rise through the ranks in public service because she did not let herself be limited by societal and cultural pressures.

VC warns students against cultism, certificate forgery

The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka, Prof Joseph Ahaneku, has warned students of the institution against examination malpractice, cultism and certificate forgery.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti government warns workers against partisanship

Ekiti workers have been urged to shun partisanship and every other unethical behaviour that have contributed to the denigration of the public service, as government would not hesitate to discipline erring workers no matter how highly placed or connected.

Oyo workers begin 3-day warning strike over unpaid salaries

Workers in the Oyo State Public Service on Wednesday began a three-day warning strike over unpaid salaries and withdrawal of promotion by the state government.

Junaid Mohammed: Muhammadu Buhari not qualified to mourn Shehu Shagari

A Second Republic lawmaker, Dr Junaid Mohammed, has said Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari is not qualified to give a tribute to former president Shehu Shagari, who died on Friday at the age of 93.

Recruitment: PSC receives 158,773 applications in 18 days

The Police Service Commission says it has received 158,773 applications in the ongoing recruitment of 10,000 constables into the Nigeria Police Force.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley vows to help people in prison

Nigerian artist Naira Marley who recently regained his freedom after spending several weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to help others in prison.

INEC: We lack power to deregister parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country.
The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration.

Reps: Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce us to become Speaker

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce his colleagues financially to vote for him during last Tuesday presiding officers election, the House of Representatives has said.
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Obaship: Governor Abiodun inaugurates chieftaincy review committee

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Death toll in multiple Borno blasts rises to 31

No fewer than 31 persons have been killed and 41 injured in multiple explosions at a Borno town late Sunday after three suicide bombers infiltrated a tea joint and commercial area.