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NULGE threatens nation-wide strike as 23 states owe LG workers 1-16 months salaries 

​A total of 23 states are presently owing their local government workers monthly salaries ranging between one to 16 months; a diligently computed local government staff salaries indebtedness in Nigeria has revealed. Against this background, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has warned state governors not to divert or tamper with the second tranche

Education levy: Sokoto targets N1bn annually from workers’ salaries

Over N1 billion is being targeted annually as education levy to be deducted from the salaries of public servants in Sokoto State. Governor Aminu Tambuwal said yesterday that civil servants on grade levels 1 to 6 were to pay one per cent of their basic salaries, those on 7 to 12 would pay one and

​Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari Frees 61 Inmates 

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state has personally paid the fines for 61 prison inmates in the state, thereby enabling them to regain their freedom and celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr with their family and the rest of the society. The total amount paid by the Governor is N3,666,000 (Three Million, Six Hundred and Sixty Six

Jonathan on economy: ‘Nobody wants to go and invest where you are not too sure of the security of your workers, facilities’

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has said that no president “can ‎do magic” if there is so much tension in the land. Jonathan also said one of the major challenges bedevilling Nigeria was threats by terror ‎groups ‎and other allied bodies. Speaking at his Abuja residence when the PDP Former Ministers’ Forum ‎paid him Eid-el-Fitr visit,

ASUU vows to resist increase in varsity tuition fees

No fewer than 38 universities across the country have increased their tuition fees as a result of poor funding by the federal and state governments. Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, yesterday. The statement

Two Nigerian policemen killed in Shiroro LGA, Niger state 

Two policemen, an Inspector and a Sergeant, have been reportedly killed in Allawa village, Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. They were killed  on Sunday by criminals based in the village  when the policemen were on official duty to the community. It was alleged that some criminals in the area had been declared wanted

Finance Minister Adeosun denies hate tweet against Igbos 

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has denied ever insulting the Igbo people as reflected in a tweet. In the said hate tweet against Ndigbo which showed a verified handle, @HMKemiAdeosun, it wrote, “Ï’m happy that Igbos are gradually becoming insignificant in Nigeria financial system & before the End of 2023, igbos will be

Operation LAFIYA DOLE Commanders Celebrates Eid-El-Ftr Celebration With Wounded Soldiers 

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig Gen  Ibrahim Manu Yusuf has urged troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE fighting insurgency in the North East  to hasten up and clear the remnants of Boko Harm terrorists (BHT) in the ongoing  final onslaught against the terrorists. The Acting GOC made this

UNIMAID attacks: Shettima Approves N50m for 27km Trenches, Allowances to Special Guards

… Holds security meeting in VC’s office … Varsity seeks N2.8 billion from FG to erect fence  Governor Kashim Shettima on Monday assessed different scenes of multiple suicide attacks in the eastern part of University of Maiduguri following which he approved the immediate release of N50m for ongoing digging of trenches behind the University which

NGO treats 5,600 lead poison victims in Zamfara, Niger

The Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an International humanitarian Non GovernmentalOrganization (NGO), said it had treated 5,600 victims of lead poison in Zamfara and Niger. The NGO is also known as Doctors Without Borders. The remaining 100 were treated in Niger.  Dr. Simba Tirima, Deputy Head of Mission, Operational Center Amsterdam, told the News Agency of

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