• Odumakin and Adegboruwa sue police, others over police recruitment

    Odumakin and Adegboruwa sue police, others over police recruitment

    Spokespersons of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG), Yinka Odumakin, and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, have filed an action before the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to stop the proposed recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the Nigeria Police through local government quota.

    Respondents in the suit, marked FHC/L/CS/1602/2016, are the Nigeria Police Force, Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Police Council, National Assembly, Senate, House of Representatives, Minister of Police Affairs and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

    The […]

  • Recruitment: We follow due process, federal character principle – EFCC

    Recruitment: We follow due process, federal character principle – EFCC

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has stated that it is conforming with due process and giving equal representation to states, in line with the federal character principle, in its on-going recruitment exercise.

    The commission announced recently that it was recruiting 750 cadets. The announcement drew the response of hundreds of thousands of applicants from across the country.

    However, after the recruitment exercise at the Nigerian Air force Base, Mando in Kaduna, there were reports of complaints […]

  • We cancelled teachers’ recruitment exercise to ensure probity, accountability – Governor Emmanuel

    We cancelled teachers’ recruitment exercise to ensure probity, accountability – Governor Emmanuel

    Governor Udom Emmanuel has stated that his decision to cancel the last teachers’ recruitment exercise was to ensure probity and accountability.

    Addressing journalists in Uyo on arrival from an official engagement in Abuja, the governor explained that his government decided to cancel the teachers’ recruitment exercise after uncovering the illicit activities of a syndicate that was behind the issuance of fake appointment letters to thousands of unqualified applicants.

    According to him, ‘’my administration was not ready to bow to any sentiments in […]

  • Buhari resolves feud between Senate, PSC over police recruitment

    Buhari resolves feud between Senate, PSC over police recruitment

    President Muhammadu Buhari has resolved the differences between the Senate and the Police Service Commission (PSC) over the recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the police force.

    The exercise was suspended in September following a disagreement over the method to adopt.

    The Senate Committee on Police Affairs wanted nine candidates to be picked from each local council, but the PSC preferred equality of states as a criterion.

    Ibrahim explained that the position of the Senate was informed by the need to ensure that more […]

  • Senate, Police commission resolve dispute over recruitment of 10,000 personnel

    Senate, Police commission resolve dispute over recruitment of 10,000 personnel

    According to reports, the suspended recruitment of 10,000 personnel into the police force would soon commence, Chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, Senator Abu Ibrahim, said Monday.

    The targeted recruitment was put on hold following disagreement between the Senate and the Police Service Commission (PSC) over the modus operandi of the recruitment.

    The upper chamber had in a letter some weeks ago requested the PSC to suspend the exercise over alleged irregularity in the criteria adopted for the recruitment.

    Findings showed that the […]

  • National Assembly demands ministry handles recruitment of 500,000 teachers

    National Assembly demands ministry handles recruitment of 500,000 teachers

    It was gathered that the Presidency and the Office of the Vice President lack the expertise to oversee proposed recruitment of 500,000 teachers and should therefore hand the job over to the Ministry of Education.

    The chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Senator Jubrin Barau, made this demand in Abuja, yesterday.

    “Tell the Vice President that you are not taking his power but that the ministry is the right place to handle the recruitment. Tell him […]

  • Why we cancelled recruitment exercise – NPC explains

    Why we cancelled recruitment exercise – NPC explains

    The National Population Commission, NPC, has announced the cancellation of its recent recruitment and replacement exercise over non-adherence to extant regulation.

    The NPC in a statement by Mr. Simon Otene, Director, Public Affairs in Abuja, explained the decision to cancel the exercise was taken by the Board of the agency.

    According to it, ”The Board of the National Population Commission at its emergency meeting on 20th September 2016 cancelled in its totality the recent recruitment exercise in the Commission.

    “This followed the recommendations […]

  • FG recruitment scheme receives 749,000 application

    FG recruitment scheme receives 749,000 application

    The Federal Government social investment programme aimed at recruiting 500,000 graduates and 100,000 trainees said it has received 749,000 applications as at the close of the online portal on 31st of August.

    The Special Assistant to the President on Social Investment Programme, Mariam Uwais, who stated this while speaking to journalists in Abuja said the N-power program received application from all the 774 Local Government areas of the country with the highest applicants coming from Lagos, Oyo, Rivers and Bauchi.

    She said […]

  • Police recruitment test successful – Okiro

    Police recruitment test successful – Okiro

    The Chairman, Police Service Commission, Mr Mike Okiro, on Wednesday said the aptitude test for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force across the country was successful.

    He said this in a statement issued by Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission in Abuja.

    Okiro, who is also the National Coordinator for the recruitment, said reports from the aptitude test centres showed that the exercise was orderly.

    He noted that there were initial hitches on the first day of […]

  • Kwara losses over N400m to illegal recruitment

    Kwara losses over N400m to illegal recruitment

    The Kwara State Government has lost over N400 million since 2014 to illegal recruitment of 516 employees by the State Teaching Service Commission.

    This was part of the findings of an Administrative Panel of Enquiry instituted by the state Governor, Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, on illegal recruitment into the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission.

    The Chairman of the Panel, Alhaji Yusuf Kawu Daibu, while presenting the panel’s report to Ahmed, said it was discovered that the State Teaching Service Commission illegally employed 965 […]

  • 500,000 teachers recruitment must involve TRCN, says Ajiboye

    500,000 teachers recruitment must involve TRCN, says Ajiboye

    The Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Research Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Olusegun Ajiboye, has said that the council must be fully involved in the 500, 000 recruitment of teachers being planned by the Federal Government.

    Ajiboye, who stated this while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, lauded the idea of the federal government to recruit more teachers, but noted that the TRCN must be included in all the processes of the recruitment for quality assurance.

    He also vowed to flush out quackery in […]