• Unremitted N450bn: EFCC to grill Jonathan’s ex-ministers, perm secs

    Unremitted N450bn: EFCC to grill Jonathan’s ex-ministers, perm secs

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to grill some ex-ministers who served under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as well as some serving and ex-permanent secretaries and directors of budget and finance in charge of revenue-generating Ministries Departments and Agencies, The PUNCH has learnt.

    The fresh investigation, it was learnt, was sequel to a report by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, that the Federal Government would prosecute any official of revenue-generating agencies indicted in the audit […]

  • Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    Bayelsa State Governor Dickson appoints school principal perm sec

    It was gathered that the Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has appointed a secondary school principal, as a permanent secretary in the state.

    The principal, Mr. Egbe Gibson Ockiya, was among four permanent secretaries inaugurated by the Governor on Wednesday, a Government House statement said on Thursday.

    Apart from Ockiya, the other newly-appointed permanent secretaries were Dr. Evelyn Adombazi Tawari, Dr. Zuoboemi Agadah and Mr. Ikobho Howells.

    Dickson said the appointment of Ockiya was the first time a school principal was being made […]

  • Reps summon Prisons boss and perm sec over handling of funds

    Reps summon Prisons boss and perm sec over handling of funds

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has invited the Comptroller General of Prisons, Mr. Ja’ afaru Ahmed and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, to explain why their staff have failed to retire funds approved to them.

    Also, the officers are to give reasons for failing to remit the Valued Added Tax (VAT) deductions to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) correctly and promptly as required by law.

    Chairman of […]

  • FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    It was gathered that the Federal Government on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of Universities would suspend its going nationwide strike.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Clement Illo, told newsmen in Abuja that the face-off between the Federal Government and ASUU would be resolved soon.

    A meeting with ASUU, convened by the Senate President, the Committee on Labour and the Committee on Education, among others, ended in deadlock on Wednesday.

    Illo, who described the meeting […]

  • Patience Jonathan earned N700,000 monthly as Perm Sec — EFCC

    Patience Jonathan earned N700,000 monthly as Perm Sec — EFCC

    With N700,000 salary monthly as a Permanent Secretary, the ex-First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan would have to explain how she allegedly acquired nine houses, two hotels and one plaza during the tenure of her husband, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

    The anti-graft commission has retrieved her monthly salary records and other allowances accruable to a Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State.

    But the pay package, EFCC sources revealed, does not seem to tally with the properties credited to the ex-First Lady.

    Although she allegedly claimed […]