West Brom want Mikel

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former Nigeria’s Super Eagles midfielder and captain John Mikel Obi might be playing in the English football next season if the reports coming from England are to be considered. The 33-year-old has been without a club since leaving Turkish club Trabzonspor by mutual consent in March. It is understood that promotion chasing West Bromwich Albion are one of several English Read More

FG tasks RMAFC on more revenue from non-oil sector, inaugurates boards of 3 agencies

July 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has directed the newly inaugurated chairman and members of the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation And Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to drive the necessary process to mobilize funds from the non-oil sector.Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the charge after the inauguration of the boards of Federal Character Commission (FCC), the Federal Civil Service Read More

Hamburg miss out on Bundesliga promotion

June 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Former European and German champions Hamburg SV on Sunday missed out on possible Bundesliga promotion, crashing to a 5-1 home loss to Sandhausen on the final matchday of the second division season to miss out on the promotion playoff spot. Heidenheim grabbed third place despite losing 3-0 to Arminia Bielefeld and will face 16th-placed Bundesliga club Werder Bremen in a Read More

Belgian club Lokeren face bankruptcy after failing to find investors

April 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Belgian second-tier club Lokeren face going out of business after their owner on Monday said that they had failed to meet a deadline to find an investor to ward off bankruptcy.“Despite all our efforts, we have not been able to attract the necessary investors in a timely manner,” Lokeren chairman Louis De Vries said in a statement.He added that they Read More

France considering Ligue 1 restart in June

April 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

France is considering restarting Ligue 1 on June 3 or June 17, with the latter date more likely, sports daily L’Equipe has reported, citing a document from league organisers (LFP).Soccer in France was suspended indefinitely last month due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On Monday French President Emmanuel Macron extended the lockdown in the country to May 11. The L’Equipe report Read More

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IWD: Gombe to address women needs, challenges – Yahaya

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Gombe state governor,  Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has assured women in the state of his administration’s commitment to ensuring the promotion of policies and programmes that will address their needs and challenges.  This was contained in a goodwill message to mark the 2020 International Women’s Day, made available by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Read More

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The Zulum and Accountability Lab gestures

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 The recent cash reward and accelerated promotion by the Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Zulum, to Mrs Obiagelli Mazi, who had served as a dedicated teacher in the state for more than 30 years is a refreshing narrative from the insurgent-ravaged state. The North-east state of Borno has been the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency for over 12 Read More

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FG owing us N2bn, protesting South-west NSCDC retirees cry out

February 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Retirees of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) from across the South-west states numbering about 600 at the weekend alerted that  the federal government is owing them about N2 billion cumulative, promotion and national housing fund allowances. The NSCDC retirees from across the South-west states raised the alarm in Ibadan while staging a protest over unpaid allowances since they Read More

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Benue varsity SSANU/NASU protest over earned allowance – Pro-Chancellor

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pro Chancellor of the Benue state University Makurdi, Professor Zachariah Gundu has described as baseless the protest by Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) and Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) from the university over stagnation of promotion and none payment of their Earned Allowance arrears. Gundu also said the protesters were unfair to the management of the institution noting Read More

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Information Ministry staff raise alarm over rot, nepotism 

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Over 100 staff of Ministry of Information employed in 2018 are allegedly groaning under the yoke of unpaid arrears of salaries as they are yet to be captured by the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information Scheme (IPPIS), Blueprint has gathered.  Also the staff promotion arrears due to some staffers has allegedly developed wings as those who are entitled to it Read More

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Gov Sule inaugurates 11-man c’ttee for salary arrears

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, Monday, inaugurated 11-man committee for the promotions and arrears of worker’s salary with directive to submit its report in four weeks. Governor Sule, while inaugurating the committee in Lafia, urged members to ascertain and confirm whether or not there is salary, arrears of workers in the public service of the state. He expressed his Read More

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IGP decorates 40 new CPs, reveals how many officers promoted since he took over

January 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, Wednesday, decorated 40 newly promoted Commissioners of Police (CPs), noting that 10,114 police officers have been promoted since his assumption as the IGP in Jan. 2019. Adamu noted that 75 Deputy Commissioners Police (DCP) were promoted to the rank of CPs; 273 Assistant Commissioners Police (ACP) were promoted to DCPs; 150 Chief Read More

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In Kaduna, CCB tasks civil servants on total compliance, service delivery

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on Tuesday urged career civil servants, appointed and elected government officials to comply totally with all the stipulated codes of conducts to ensure effective service delivery. According to the Bureau, filling of form for asset declaration is just one step in the codes, each official needs to understand other underlying issues such as not coning Read More

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Maulud: Atiku, Secondus urge peace, unity

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, have urged Muslims nationwide to use religion as a vehicle for the promotion of love, unity and understanding in the country.  Atiku in a statement issued by his media adviser, Paul Ibe, Sunday noted that “religious tolerance is a prerequisite for stable and peaceful country Read More

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IGP orders posting, redeployment of police officers

November 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting of newly promoted senior police officers across the country. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Friday in Abuja, said the recent elevation of Commissioners of Police  (CPs) to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs), necessitated the posting and redeployment by Read More

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Access Bank: Trader, 1,015 others win big in DiamondXtra Season 11

September 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nwogu Ijeoma, a trader in Alaba international market and 1,015 customers across Nigeria emerged winners at the second quarterly draw of the DiamondXtra season 11 reward scheme powered by Access Bank Plc. Speaking shortly after receiving the N1 million prize cheque, Ijeoma while expressing excitement at winning, told newsmen that she had been a customer of Access Bank for years, Read More

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Dangote Cement promo produces 2 car winners in Abuja

August 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

As the Dangote Cement Bag of Goodies promo enters its fifth week, two winners, from Abuja and Kano respectively were presented with brand new saloon cars on Monday by the management of Dangote Cement Plc. While Alhaji Sanusi Saíd, a businessman won in Kano, a bricklayer, Mr. Emmanuel Boye won in Abuja. Presenting the car in Kano, the state governor, Read More

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Okowa lauds Warri Wolves FC on elevation to NPFL

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday lauded the players and management of Warri Wolves FC on its promotion to the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL). The governor’s commendation was conveyed in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Charles Aniagwu on Tuesday in Asaba. He said the promotion was well a deserved effort and a proof of the Read More

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Adeosun now Lieutenant General , Buratai remains COAS – Army

July 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the promotion of Chief of Training and Operations at Army Headquarters Major-General Lamidi O. Adeosun to the rank of lieutenant general. Also promoted to the rank of major general was General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri Brigadier-General AB Biu, while  Lieutenant A.J Danjibrin of 211 Demonstration Battalion Bauchi Read More

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NASC: The Act, the desirability of system growth

July 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

It all started with the enactment of the National Assembly Service Act of 2014 that repealed the 2004 Act reorganising the management and administrative structure of the nation’s highest lawmaking institution for the purpose of improved service delivery. Recall the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) provides the manpower and technical support for the legislature which by the letters of the Read More

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FCT: Resident doctors threaten strike over promotions, issue 21-day ultimatum

June 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Resident doctors in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Tuesday gave the administration 21 days from Monday to promote resident doctors who have been denied promotion due to the implementation of skipping policy since 2016. The FCT administration is also to pay arrears of 26-day allowances due doctors and convert those who have completed their residency training. The Association of Resident Read More

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Mikel rues promotion failure with Middlesbrough

May 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has admitted his short spell at Middlesbrough has not ended the way he would have liked it after the Tony Pulis’ side failed to earn a promotion playoff spot. Mikel linked up with English Championship side as a free agent in January, penning short term contract with the club. Boro were six points shy of Read More

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April 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

L-R: Senior Manager, Program Implementation, MTN Foundation, Abasi-Ekong Udobang; Head Teacher, Pilot Science Primary School, Sabon Gari, Gwagwalada  Ahmed. A. Shabgalo and the Nominator, MTN What Can We Do Together (WCWDT), Musa Ahmed during the handover of school learning materials to Pilot Science Primary School, Sabon Gari, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by MTN Foundation as part of its What Can We Do Together initiative, on Friday the 5th of Read More

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12 new ACGs promoted on merit – NSCDC boss

April 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) decorated 12 newly promoted officers from the ranks of Commandant to Assistant Commandants General (ACG). NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, charged the promoted officers to brace up by justifying their promotion. Speaking at the decoration ceremony in Abuja, Gana said officers were selected base on merit charging them to be diligent Read More

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Civil Defence gets 12 new ACGs

April 4, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has decorated 12 newly promoted officers from the ranks of Commandant to Assistant Commandants General (ACG). The NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has however, charged the promoted officers to brace up by justifying their promotion. Speaking at the decorating ceremony Thursday in Abuja, Gana who said officers selected base on merit Read More