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Salary Suspension: 331 Civil Servants May Get Respite

The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHOCSF) has moved to resolve the issue of 331 officers whose salary were recently suspended for failure to carry out the online records update of the HR Module of Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) and participate in the physical verification exercise. …

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Why We Didn’t Sign Mou To End Strike, By Nasarawa NLC

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) The leadership of organised labour in Nasarawa State has said they refused to sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nasarawa State government to suspend the ongoing strike action because the government allegedly doctored the agreement. Yusuf Iya, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Mohammed Doma, Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC) …

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J-K Gadzama LLP 13th Annual Public Lecture: Inability To Manage Nigeria’s Diversity Cause Of Growing Tensions — Jonathan

•Calls for equity in distribution of key political posts •Seeks incorporation of security chiefs’ positions in FCC document Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday attributed Nigeria’s failure to properly manage its diversity and continuing inability to give ethnic and religious minorities their proper place in the country as part of the reasons for disenchantment in the …

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Buhari Sets Up Committee On Poverty Reduction

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated National Steering Committee (NSC) of the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) to be chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, reiterating his commitment to lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years, with a well-researched framework for implementation and funding. According to a statement by Special Adviser …

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#EndSARS: ‘Most Lekki Victims Suffered Fractures, Machete Wounds, Minor Injuries’

Most of the injuries recorded in the aftermath of the alleged shootings at the Lekki Tollgate and environs were predominantly fractures, machete wounds and minor cuts, the Lagos State Judicial Panel probing the incident heard on Tuesday. Lagos Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, told the panel that many of the people reported to have been …

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FG To ECOWAS Court: We Only Suspended Twitter, Not Twitter Accounts

A few hours to the hearing of the suit by SERAP and 176 Nigerians, the Buhari administration filed and served us a preliminary objection, claiming that “The subject matter of this suit is not for the enforcement of any human right recognized by this Court.” The preliminary objection was dismissed by the ECOWAS Court. The …

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Twitter’s Operation In Nigeria Is Illegal – Lai Mohammed

★Says Suspension Of Twitter Legal, Not Reactionary★As Lawmakers Disagree On Timing, Social Media Regulation The Federal Government on Tuesday said that the only way it would allow the suspension of Twitter, a microblogging platform, to continue in Nigeria is when Twitter and other social media platforms operating in Nigeria are duly registered as Nigerian companies …

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Oye-Led APGA Counters INEC Says Party Complied With Statutory Notices

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Barely 24 hours after facts emerged that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) may not field any candidate in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State for allegedly failing to comply with statutory notices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the party has refuted the claims. The National …

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NLC To Resume Kaduna Strike, Directs Affiliate Unions To Mobilise

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it will resume its suspended industrial action in Kaduna State. The Congress directed its State councils and affiliate unions to mobilise for the latest action. President of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba stated this during a press conference after an emergency National Executive Council …

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Encrops Multi-Purpose Cooperative Soc, Pays Over N30m To Members, Suspends Simple Interest Category

Encrops Multi-purpose Cooperative society, a reputable, leading, and reliable Bayelsa-based business organisation duly registered with the Bayelsa cooperative bureau, has successfully paid the sum of 30, N30,445,000, to not less than 85 persons who are its members. The company also resolved to suspend the simple interest category payment which it considers to be for the …

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Lagos Assembly Amends Law Setting Up State Electoral Commission

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday amended a portion of the law, which created the state Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC). The Assembly amended the law by creating a subsection for Section 2 of the law. The newly added subsection 5 gives the state governor the power to extend the tenure of the commission based …

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Suspension: Buhari Appoints Malami, Pantami, Fashola, Others To Engage With Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the composition of the Federal Government’s Team to engage with Twitter over the recent suspension of the operations of the microblogging and social networking service in Nigeria. The approval was announced in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who willchair …

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Presidential Appointments: Provide Evidence Of Nepotism, NEF Tells Buhari’s Critics

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on Monday, urged critics of President Muhammadu Buhari to provide evidence to support their claims of nepotism in his appointments. The Forum said this in response to President Buhari’s insistence that his appointments and policies were premised on equity and inclusiveness. NEF equally urged the President to provide the evidence …

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774,000 Jobs: FG Directs Banks To Pay Participants

THE Federal Government, Monday met with the seven banks handling payment of N20,000 stipends for 774,000 participants of the Extended Special Public Works (ESPW) programme. In a statement issued by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, the Federal Government directed all the participants who have no problems with their respective …

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Anambra 2021: We Have Not Received 21 Days Notice For Your Planned Congresses – INEC Writes APGA

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) *APGA May Not Participate In Forthcoming Anambra Governorship Election The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) may not be able to take part in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra State. This development is hinged on the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that a faction of the party …

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2023: INEC Introduces Voter Enrollment Device

…Targets 20 Million New Registration The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the introduction of a portal to enable eligible Nigerians register as voters online before completing the exercise physically at designated centres nationwide. The portal was designed by INEC engineers and produced overseas. The Commission is projecting a total of 20 million new …

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No Section Of Nigeria Is Excluded In My Administration, Buhari Insists

*Says We Won’t Condone Criminals President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday restated his vow to deal with criminal elements undermining the security of lives and property in the country. He made the remarks at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, the venue of the Progressive Youths Conference organised by the All Progressives Congress national leadership. Represented by …

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Entire Land In Ikenga, Nando, Belongs To Us – Umuawo Community Notifies Public

*Warns Against Trespass On Land*Say The Land Was Awarded To Then Through The Anambra Boundary Committee Decision In 1996 And Gazetted In 1999 The Umuawo Community, Nando in Anambra East Local Government Area has notified the public that the entire pieces of land in Odo-Ubili as awarded by Anambra State Boundary Community belongs to them. …

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