• Pension act meant for those who served the state meritoriously – Edo Speaker

    Pension act meant for those who served the state meritoriously – Edo Speaker

    As the controversy over the new Pension Act for former governors in Edo State rages, Speaker of the state Assembly, Justin Okonoboh, yesterday said the Edo State Pension Bill recently amended by the House is meant for only governors and deputy governors that completed their terms.

    Speaking at a meeting in Benin City with members of state civil society groups, who were at the House to interface on the controversies generated by the Bill, Okonoboh explained that the law was an […]

  • Senate to publish names of persons who misappropriated of funds meant for IDPs in northeast

    Senate to publish names of persons who misappropriated of funds meant for IDPs in northeast

    The Senate says it will publish the names of individuals found culpable in the alleged misappropriation of funds meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northeast.

    The Senate’s Ad-Hoc Committee on Humanitarian Crisis in the Northeast, headed by Senator Shehu Sani, announced the plan on Friday after a visit to some IDPs’ camps in the region that has seen over seven yeas of insurgency.

    Members of the committee, including Senators Ben Murray Bruce and Ali Wakili, are investigating how the nine […]

  • Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    Compulsory leave order not meant to sack workers – Aregbesola

    According to reports, the Osun State government has debunked rumours that the current administration has concluded plans to tactically retrench workers through compulsory leave order given recently.

    According to a statement, the government said the order was necessary in view of the constitutional rights of every worker to benefit from leave yearly as enshrined in the civil service rules.

    Governor Rauf Aregbesola, who debunked the rumour at the commissioning of a new secretariat complex of Iwo East Local Council Development Area (LCDA) […]

  • Four arrested for allegedly diverting rice meant for IDPs

    Four arrested for allegedly diverting rice meant for IDPs

    The Katsina Police Command on Saturday said it had arrested four persons for allegedly diverting tonnes of rice meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North East Zone.

    The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Salisu Agaisa, told newsmen in Katsina that the suspects had claimed to be customs agents.

    It would be recalled that the Federal Government had directed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to distribute rice it seized from smugglers to the various IDPs camps.

    The police […]