Monthly Archives: April 2016

Alleged N2.6 bn NIMASA Fraud: 89 Percent of Contract Sum Diverted -EFCC Witness

An Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) witness in the ongoing trial of the former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Patrick Ziadeke Akpolobokemi, and six other accused persons, on Friday, narrated how 89 percent of the contract sum meant for the  implementation of ISPS code was diverted to personal use. The witness, Orji Chukwuma, an Investigation Officer ...

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PDP Zones Party Positions

National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned the party’s chairmanship position to the North-East geo-political zone where its acting National Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, comes from. The decision was reached at the party’s 70th National Executive Council meeting held on Thursday at its national secretariat in Abuja despite threats of mass defection by some ...

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Unpaid Allowance: INEC, FCT Area Council Elections Ad-hoc Staff Tango As Commission Begs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pleaded with ad-hoc workers used for the April 9 FCT Area council elections to exercise patience over the delay in the payment of their allowances. PREMIUM TIMES  reports that over 9,000 ad-hoc staff—mostly corps members and students — used for the elections have yet to receive their stipend. The corps members have threatened to ...

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FG Set to Reorder Civil Service

In order to realize the change desire of the present administration, the Federal Government said that concerted efforts are on to reposition the Federal Civil Service for effective service delivery to Nigerians. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita disclosed this today in her office in Abuja when she received members of  the Association ...

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Buhari’s New Move Against Medical Tourism

Federal Government of Nigeria has said it would not provide resources to any government official to travel abroad for medical attention unless the case cannot be handle in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari made this known at the opening ceremony of the 56th Annual General Conference and delegates meeting of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) “tagged Sokoto 2016 held in the ancient ...

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First Bank To Sack 1,000 Staff

Over 1000 staff of First Bank of NigeriNigeria would soon be out of job if the news reaching thestreetreporters.com is anything to go by. The foremost financial institution is planning to cut about 1000 jobs and focus less on providing loans to the oil industry in a bid to reverse  the 2015 financial year’s 82 per cent slump in profit. ...

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