• Kano reduces cost of governance; cuts salaries, allowances

    Kano reduces cost of governance; cuts salaries, allowances

    Kano State Government said that it has taken some measures to ensure reduction in the cost of governance through payment of salaries and allowances.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State disclosed this during news conference on Saturday in Sokoto.

    Ganduje Ganduje said that the state also needed to be prudent to cut all the necessary costs as every political holders are paid half salaries and allowances. “We have taken some measures but first of all we have to reduce the cost of […]

  • Presidency denies stopping Jonathan’s allowances

    Presidency denies stopping Jonathan’s allowances

    According to reports, the Presidency has denied allegation that allowances due to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan have been stopped.

    Demonstrators in Bayelsa State on Thursday alleged that the federal government had stopped paying Jonathan’s allowances.

    But Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, yesterday said: “We have confirmed with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) that the former President Goodluck Jonathan, and the other past leaders were paid their allowances up to the second […]

  • FG owes us N124bn earned allowances – ASUU

    FG owes us N124bn earned allowances – ASUU

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the Federal Government owes lecturers N124bn as earned academic allowances from 2013 to 2016.

    This is in addition to another N495bn that had also accumulated as arrears.

    Members of the Calabar zone of ASUU, at a press conference in Calabar, said the situation was already affecting the running of universities, warning that it could no longer guarantee safety on campuses as a result of “huge cloud of uncertainties.”

    The union listed the uncertainties to include […]

  • Dogara, nine others receive over N10bn as allowances – Jibrin

    Dogara, nine others receive over N10bn as allowances – Jibrin

    The sacked chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdumumin Jibrin, yesterday continued his revelations of the endemic corruption going on in the lower chambers of the National Assembly.

    Abdulmumini in his recent allegation said Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun and eight other principal officers at different times gulped over N10 billion controversial allowances.

    He also said the social, political and economic problems of the country’s emanated from the House.

    According to Jibrin, Dogara who was first elected […]

  • Oyo corpers groan over nine-month unpaid allowances

    Oyo corpers groan over nine-month unpaid allowances

    Some National Youth Service Corps members serving in Oyo State have appealed to the state government to pay nine months’ arrears of state allowances owed them.

    The members made the plea on Tuesday in Ibadan.

    The state government had promised to be paying the sum of N4, 000 monthly to corps members serving in the state.

    A 2015/16 Batch B Corps Member, Miss Miracle Onyekponwanne, said that she had not received any payment since the inception of her service in October 2015.

    She said, […]

  • Eaglets finally paid World Cup bonus, allowances

    Eaglets finally paid World Cup bonus, allowances

    The Golden Eaglets have finally received their oustanding bonuses and allowances, five months after they won the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. Nigeria defeated fellow Africans, Mali, in the final to clinch a record fifth U-17 World Cup.

    “Both players and officials have received their outstanding monies now,” a top official told AfricanFootball.com.

    Government approved the funds for the competition, but the release was delayed. The NFF had to borrow to ensure the Eaglets featured at the tournament and it was […]