• FG pays 81 months pension arrears to Police, Immigration, others

    FG pays 81 months pension arrears to Police, Immigration, others

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has paid 81 months pension arrears to Police, Customs, Immigration, Prisons and civil service pensioners.

    The government paid arrears which were incurred from 33 per cent pension increment, but left 87 months outstanding.

    The 33 per cent pension payment came as a fallout of the upward review of the minimum wage to N18, 000 in 2010.

    The Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, chaired by Senator Emmanuel Paulker, who visited the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate […]

  • Governor Ajimobi pays tributes to Alaafin at 78

    Governor Ajimobi pays tributes to Alaafin at 78

    Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday described the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, as a quintessential traditional ruler and custodian of Yoruba culture.

    The governor said this in his congratulatory message to the monarch on the occasion of his 78th birthday and appointment as Chancellor of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Ogun.

    The message was issued by Mr. Yomi Layinka, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy.

    The governor thanked the founder of Crescent University and renowned jurist, Bola […]

  • Governor Ishaku pays glowing tributes to outgoing CJN, hails new Supreme Court Justice

    Governor Ishaku pays glowing tributes to outgoing CJN, hails new Supreme Court Justice

    Governor Darius Ishaku has said the state is blessed with eminent jurists who have done the state proud, especially the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed.

    Ishaku said that Justice Mohammed has not only creditably discharged his duties well but has become a profound reference point in jurisprudence.

    Justice Mohammed equally said the governor is the very soul of transparency, balance and accommodation.

    The governor, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Emmanuel Bello, paid further tributes […]

  • Ekiti pays N5,000 to 10,000 beneficiaries of social welfare

    Ekiti pays N5,000 to 10,000 beneficiaries of social welfare

    Despite the economic recession in the country, the Ekiti State Government on Wednesday started the payment of N5,000 each to beneficiaries of its social welfare scheme.

    The beneficiaries, drawn from various sections of the society, are 10,000 in number.

    In a broadcast by the state governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, in Ado-Ekiti, he said the money was being paid directly into the accounts of the beneficiaries.

    A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, quoted the Governor as saying the step was […]

  • Floyd Mayweather pays over $50k to service his $1.5m Bugatti Veyron

    Floyd Mayweather pays over $50k to service his $1.5m Bugatti Veyron

    Retired super rich boxer Floyd Mayweather recently paid $50,000 to service his $1.5m Bugatti Veyron. TMZ reports that the repair was done by Nigerian Obi Okeke, who revealed how much it cost to service the luxury sports car.

    “The breakdown: Four (4) 2015 Bugatti tires cost $33k, Basic service (oil & fluid changes) cost $23k and then to top it off, a $3k detailing service.”

    Obi Okeke also claimed that he had to start an entirely separate company to service Floyd’s cars […]

  • Ben Murray-Bruce pays a condolence visit to the family of Ojo Maduekwe

    Ben Murray-Bruce pays a condolence visit to the family of Ojo Maduekwe

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and one time Minister of Transportation, Ojo Maduekwe passed away at the age of 71 on June 29. Senator Bruce on Wednesday paid a visit to the family of his late friend and also signed the condolence register opened in his honour.

    Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and one time Minister of Transportation, Ojo Maduekwe passed away at the age of 71 on June 29. Senator Bruce on Wednesday paid a visit to the family of […]

  • Tiwa Savage pays charitable visit to young female victims of child trafficking in Johannesburg (photos)

    Tiwa Savage pays charitable visit to young female victims of child trafficking in Johannesburg (photos)

    Sunday 10th July 2016 – On Saturday 9th July singer, songwriter and multiple award-winning afrobeat star Tiwa Savage paid a visit to The House Group orphanage located in Hillbrow, one of Johannesburg’s most densely populated areas known for its high levels of unemployment, poverty and crime. Founded in 1990, The House Group is an organisation with several shelters and programs aimed at retrieving and rehabilitating female victims of child trafficking and sexual exploitation.

    The centre is currently housing 30 young girls […]

  • Governor Obiano pays for 70 cows to appease herdsmen

    Governor Obiano pays for 70 cows to appease herdsmen

    The Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has paid compensation for about 70 cows to herdsmen.

    The cows were allegedly killed by a host community of Umumbo in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state.

    The governor also paid compensation to a community in the state whose farmlands were invaded by herdsmen.

    The leader of the Muslim community in the state, Alhaji Garba Haruna, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Awka, the state capital.

    He said this understanding had brought peace between herdsmen […]

  • RMD pays an emotional tribute to late veteran actress – Bukky Ajayi

    RMD pays an emotional tribute to late veteran actress – Bukky Ajayi

    Bukky Ajayi passed away at the age of 82 at her residence in Lagos and has been buried according to Islamic rites.

    Actor Richard Mofe Damijo paid an emotional tribute to the late veteran, apologizing for delaying his plan to visit her.

    He wrote:

    “Aunty Bukks, I am sorry. Sorry I did NOT visit you in your last days, not because I didn’t want to but because I took for granted the gift of life and procrastinated.

    To think that I spoke to Abounce […]

  • Lagos State pays N561m for 44,005 students as WAEC exam fees

    Lagos State pays N561m for 44,005 students as WAEC exam fees

    In fulfillment of her promise to lessen the burden of parents in the academic pursuit of their children and wards, the Lagos State Government has paid the examination fees of 44,005 SSIII Students who sat for this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

    Speaking at the weekend, the Deputy-Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule, said the government paid West African Examination Council (WAEC) the sum of N561million for the examination and administrative fees of the candidates.

    The students […]

  • Governor El-rufai pays condolence visit to Senator Shehu Sani who lost his mother … more Photos

    Governor El-rufai pays condolence visit to Senator Shehu Sani who lost his mother … more Photos

    Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir el-Rufai earlier this morning paid a condolence visit at the Tudun-Wada residence of Senator Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial zone, who lost his mother.

    Hajiya Fatima Abubakar Sani died at the age of 75 at about 4pm Saturday, May 21, at the Garden City Hospital, Kaduna, after a protracted illness. She is survived by five children and 20 grandchildren. She was interred shortly after her death […]