Pension review: We’ve paid N7bn to 24,000 pensioners – PTAD

November 12, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has disclosed that it had reviewed and paid the sum of N7 billion to 24,000 pensioners across the country. Its executive secretary, Dr. Chioma Ejikeme, made the disclosure Friday during the unveiling of a new online application to pensioners code-named “I’m Alive” at a stakeholders’ forum for North-west in Kano. According to her, the Read More

NITEL/MTEL pensioners appeal to Buhari over 7- month arrears

November 8, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Pensioners of the defunct Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL/MTEL) have written President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to intervene in ensuring compliance with his directive that they be paid the 77 months’ pension arrears owed them. The NITEL/MTEL pensioners in the letter signed by the group’s leader, Mr Kunle Ojo, noted that while most of their counterparts in other privatised government agencies Read More

PenCom extends 2021 online verification, enrollment exercise

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has extended the online verification and enrollment exercise for 2021 retirees, and prospective retirees of the Federal Government Treasury Funded Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). The Head, Corporate Communications of PenCom, Mr. Peter Aghahowa, made the disclosure in a statement Friday in Abuja. He said PenCom had developed an online application that automated the Annual Read More

Trustfund pension tasks employers on pension scheme

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Trustfund Pensions has urged employers of labour to ensure compliance with the National Pension Commission directives on Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) for their employees. The fund also told employers to frequently interact with their employees’ Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to be up to date on happenings within the industry. Speaking during an interactive meeting with employers in Abuja, Trustfund Pensions Read More

Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More

FEPPPAN hails finance minister over pensioners’ welfare

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN), has passed a vote of confidence on Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Hajia Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed for her determination towards pensioners’ welfare, describing it as commendable and exemplary. Speaking at the end of her National Administration Council (NAC) meeting held in Abuja, the senior citizens further applauded Read More

Reps move to exempt police from contributory pension scheme

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Moves by the House of Representatives to exempt personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) got a boost on Tuesday, as a Bill to that effect scaled second reading on its floor. Entitled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to Provide for Exemption of the Nigeria Police Force from the Contributory Pension Scheme; and Read More

NUPCPS calls for implementation of N14.000 minimum pension

September 7, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Contributory Pension Scheme Sector (NUPCPS) has urge the board of National Pension Commission (PenCom), to approve the commencement of the payment of N14.000 minimum pension. The union in a communique, signed by the national chairman, Caretaker Committee, Comrade Sylva Nwaiwu and its national secretary, Comrade Adebayo Martins, also appealed to the National Pension Commission (PenCom), Read More

Buhari recovers N1tr stolen funds in six years – APC-LAC

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has so far recovered about to One trillion Naira worth of stolen funds and assets since assuming office in 2015. The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (LAC), a voluntary think-tank group of the governing party, in a statement released Thursday in Abuja, said all final forfeitures are being deployed for use in the government’s special Read More

Alleged deductions: FUTA never tempered with pension funds – Mgt

August 30, 2021 Editor 0

The management of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo state has debunked allegations that the school management had failed to remit pension deductions to some of its staff. Some former staff of the institution who are now retirees had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against FUTA management over the allegations. The then teachers of the secondary Read More

In rescue of Adamawa pensioners

August 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The essence of the creation of the pension boards across the strata of civil service is to take care of the civil servants, who have put in 35 yearsin service or have attained the age of 60 years and retired from active service. Thus, the Adamawa State Local Government Pension Board is charged with the sole responsibility of paying the Read More

Anti-Buhari’s comments: List your achievements to Nigerians, BMO challenges Ortom

August 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has described Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom’s latest comments on President Muhammad Buhari’s administration as rantings of a failed governor, even as it challenged the governor to list his achievements since 2015. According to the group, the latest attack is not unexpected, because the governor has a habit of launching unguarded verbal attacks on the Read More

Corruption, insecurity differentiate APC from PDP, PGF boss replies Jega

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has faulted the former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Attairu Jega, for saying the ruling party and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the same. Jega had in a recent interviews claimed that both the PDP Read More

Benue needs good governance not press conferences, APC chieftain tackles Ortom

August 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Benue state, Dr Garus Gololo, has urged the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, to focus on bringing the dividends of democracy to the people, rather than indulging in “endless media interview.” He also criticized the governor for distracting public attention from his administration’s failures by fishing around for imaginary enemies.Reaction Read More

Pension: Why retirees are canvassing review of lump sum

August 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

It is no secret that many Nigerian workers, particularly those in the public service, are unable draw their pensions long after retirement from active service. Many are known to have fallen ill and some even died while waiting for their pensions. But with Pension Reform Act of 2014, the waiting time and casualties have reduced; now the narrative has changed Read More

Strike: Negotiate grievances with state govts, APC govs tell resident doctors

August 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has appealed to the National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD) to negotiate their grievances with affected state governments and end the ongoing nationwide strike. The APC governors also said that issues affecting resident doctors in federal establishments should be negotiated with the Read More

MPB pays gratuities of retirees discharged between April 2019 and May 2021

August 2, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) said it has paid all outstanding shortfalls of gratuities of pensioners who were retired or discharged between April 2019 and May 2021. A statement signed by Public Relations Officer of MPB Flight Lieutenant O. Lawal o on behalf of the Chairman, Commodore Saburi Abayomi Lawal, commended the pensioners for their patience, understanding and continued support Read More

Bauchi removes 7, 000 illegal workers, pensioners from payroll

July 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has removed over 7, 000 illegal workers and pensioners from payroll. This disclosure was made Thursday evening by the state deputy governor Baba Tela and chairman of the high powered committee set up by governor Bala Mohammed to find a lasting solution to the challenges of salary payment in the state public service.    The committee was Read More

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justice

July 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keren- Happuch: Mother of dead rape victim breaks down, demands justiceBy Bode OlagokeAbujaThe mother of Keren-Happuch, Mrs. Vivien Akpagher has broken her silence and spoke for the first time since her daughter died following medical complications arising from condom, which was left inside daughter by the rapist, infecting the daughter with sepsis and resulting in her death on 22nd of Read More

Oyo govt uncovers 41 ghost workers, places 341 others on voluntary retirement

July 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Oyo state government on Wednesday disclosed that it has uncovered fresh 41ghost workers in its payroll from its latest staff auditing exercise. This was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa on the report of the Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Read More

PTAD pays more increment arrears to pensioners

July 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate  ( PTAD) has paid an additional 9 months of consequential adjustment arrears occasioned by the new minimum wage increase of 2019 to Civil Service Pension Department Pensioners and 6months of the same arrears to Parastatals, Police, Customs, Immigration and Prisons Department Pensioners. Executive Secretary of PTAD Dr. China Ejikeme, made this known in a signed Read More

Buhari didn’t ban Twitter but on suspension in Nigeria – APC

June 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The youths wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammadu Buhari did not ban Twitter in Nigeria but on temporary suspension. National youths leader of the ruling party, Barr. Ismaeel Ahmed, told newsmen Wednesday in Abuja that he was not personally happy about the development, adding that the controversy will soon be resolved amicably. Barr. Ahmed Read More