NOTAP seeks more funding for research, development

September 20, 2020 Binta Shama 0

Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dr. Danazumi Ibrahim, has advocated for huge funding of research and development (R&D) as the only panacea for the nation to become technologically independent. Dr Danazumi made the call while speaking when he received in the audience the Director General and officials of Defence Research and Development Bureau (DRDB) who Read More

Minister hails Kwara gov on choice of 12 female perm secs

September 9, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Paulen Tallen, has applauded Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his consistent promotion of gender equality and women empowerment in the state. A press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, Quoted the minister to have lauded the governor in a commendation letter, saying: “As an ambassador for women advancement and Read More

VCs conniving with IPPIS staff to rig appointments, promotions, ASUU alleges

September 1, 2020 Uko Etim 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Calabar zone, Monday, raised the alarm that some Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities were involved in manipulating the processes of appointment and promotion in the system.  The union stressed that the affected VCs were conniving with the staff of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), using the closure of universities and the COVID-19 lockdown to Read More

Covid-19: Ooni launches herbal medicine

August 31, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Ooni of Ife,  Oba Adeyeye Enitan  Ogunwusi, Monday, launched an herbal medicine, Virasol herbal, to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic. Oni, who addressed a world press conference in Lagos in commemoration of the 2020 African Traditional Medicine Day, said Covid-19 had put orthodox medicines on trial. The monarch also launched the Pan African Foundation for Traditional Medical Research and Development (PAFIMERD), Read More

Tottenham sign Doherty from Wolves

August 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Tottenham Hotspur have signed defender Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee. The Republic of Ireland right-back, 28, has signed a four-year deal with Spurs.Doherty made over 300 appearances for Wolves after joining from League of Ireland side Bohemians in 2010.He becomes Spurs’ third signing of the summer following the arrivals of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Read More

Promotion exercise: Labour disagrees with Kwara govt over postponement

July 20, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The organised labour under the aegis of Joint State Public Service Negotiating Council (NJC), Kwara state chapter has disagreed with the state government over the indefinite postponement of 2020 promotion exercise as announced by the state’s Head of Service, Mrs Susan Modupe Oluwole. The state government had fixed July 13, 2020 for promotion meetings for all staff of all ministries, Read More

Biffo demands N4m from Niger Tornadoes

July 16, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Coach Abdullahi Usman Biffo has advised the management of Niger Tornadoes of Minna to pay him his outstanding money with them totaling N4, 140, 000. 00. Biffo who is now the Technical Adviser of Kwara United, handled the Minna outfit in the same capacity in 2016, and helped them win promotion back to the NPFL after many years. Biffo, who Read More

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