• SWA: Reps query N250,000 per sitting allowance of board members

    SWA: Reps query N250,000 per sitting allowance of board members

    Angered by the N250,000 per sitting allowance of board members of Sovereign Wealth Authority, SWA, the House of Representatives Public Account Committee, PAC, has ordered that it should be furnished with all relevant vouchers concerning such payments within eight days.

    The lawmakers, while vetting the accounts of the authority during an investigative hearing last Friday, discovered that there were multiple entries of four sittings in just one day.

    This development did not go down well with the lawmakers who discovered that in […]

  • NYSC denies slash in corps members’ allowance

    NYSC denies slash in corps members’ allowance

    According to reports, the National Youth Service Corps on Monday refuted social media reports alleging it slashed corps members’ allowance by 25 per cent.

    The NYSC’s Director of Press, Bose Aderibigbe, said in Abuja the allowance of corps members remained N19,800 and not N14,800 as published by the social media.

    Aderibigbe said the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Sule Kazaure, had not made any comments regarding allowances of corps members as claimed in the publication.

    She reiterated the commitment of the scheme […]

  • FG commence screening of graduates for N5,000 monthly allowance

    FG commence screening of graduates for N5,000 monthly allowance

    It was gathered that the Federal Government is set to commence the screening of unemployed graduates across the country as a demonstration of its commitment to effect the payment of N5000 monthly allowances.

    This was disclosed by Senator Ali Wakili representing Bauchi South while addressing party stalwarts saying the gesture is part of fulfilling the ruling All Progressives Congress campaign promise to end poverty for improved economic development.

    Wakili added that unemployment rate is a major concern of the administration and attribute […]

  • Man, 52, in court for beating his wife over feeding allowance

    Man, 52, in court for beating his wife over feeding allowance

    A 52-year-old man, James Oluwadairo, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his wife and failing to provide for his children.

    The accused, a driver, who resides at 28, Olarekun St., Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a charge of assault and neglect of duty.

    The prosecutor, Sgt. Rafael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 18 at the residence of the accused.

    He said that the accused beat his wife, Bosede […]

  • We have to pay another allowance to 19,000 staff for postponement of Edo poll – INEC

    We have to pay another allowance to 19,000 staff for postponement of Edo poll – INEC

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has said the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by two weeks would not affect the credibility of election.

    The INEC Deputy Director for Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang, said on Friday in Abuja that the commission was committed to ensuring that the election does not in any way fall short of previous elections.

    Dazang said the commission had already confirmed its readiness for the election in terms of preparation, adding that what was outstanding […]

  • Super Eagles players angry after Akwa Ibom cash gift used to pay allowances

    Super Eagles players angry after Akwa Ibom cash gift used to pay allowances

    Super Eagles stars were left furious, after a N10million gift from the Akwa Ibom State Government, was converted to pay for their camp allowances.

    The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), who are currently in financial crisis, had reportedly made it clear there would be no win bonus for the 2017 AFCON qualifier against Tanzania. The NFF only assure players based in Europe a refund of their return tickets.

    However, after Governor Emmanuel Udom rewarded the team with N10million, top NFF officials intercepted the […]

  • NYSC denies reports of reducing corps members allowance

    NYSC denies reports of reducing corps members allowance

    According to reports, the management of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Tuesday denied social media reports of a 25 percent reduction in corps members allowance.

    The NYSC in a statement issued by the Director of Press and Public Relations of the Scheme, Abosede Aderibigbe said the statement is false, mischievous and a figment of the writer’s imagination

    The statement reads in parts, “The attention of the NYSC Management has been drawn to a statement being circulated in the Social Media about […]

  • Choi!!! Senate rejects motion to pay Unemployed Youths N5,000 monthly allowance

    Choi!!! Senate rejects motion to pay Unemployed Youths N5,000 monthly allowance

    Report gathered that the Nigerian Senate on Wednesday rejected motion for the payment of N5,000 monthly allowance to unemployed youths in the country.

    The motion was sponsored by Senator Philip Aduda (PDP FCT) but was greeted with shouts of ‘’no, no’’ when he tried to expatiate on it.

    Even, attempts by the Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, to second the motion were disrupted by the rowdiness created by the “no” shouting of some senators opposed to it.

    Intervening, President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, […]

  • Nigerian Senators disagree over Allowance cut – Senate is boiling now!!!

    Nigerian Senators disagree over Allowance cut – Senate is boiling now!!!

    The Senate after an hour close door session on Wednesday, stood down the report of its ad hoc committee on the Review of National Assembly Finance, for further consideration.

    The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, who made the disclosure after the session, said the essence was to carry out further consideration on the report.

    “The senate in a closed door session deliberated on the report of its committee on finance and approved that it should be stood down for further consideration,” […]

  • Osun Corpers lament non-payment of allowances

    Osun Corpers lament non-payment of allowances

    Some serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Osun State have lamented the nonpayment of their allowances for the whole year, Punch reports.

    This was made known by the outgoing corps members at the Osogbo Township Stadium where they were given their discharge certificates.

    They said the state was supposed to pay them N5,000.00 allowance per month and provide them accommodation but none of these was complied with.

    Mr. Timibofa Ayebanoah, who had served in Boripe Local Government Area, said […]