PenCom automates pre-retirement verification, enrolment exercise

January 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has announced it has automated the Pre-Retirement Verification Enrolment Exercise. This was disclosed by PenCom in an online statement published on Twitter on Friday. The statement said that the PenCom DG, Aisha Dahir-Umar has prioritized I.T as a key enabler of service delivery in the pension sector. The annual enrolment exercises by the Commission are Read More

Qatar 2022: I’m happy to be back in Super Eagles – Ighalo

November 11, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Former Manchester United and returnee  Super Eagles forward, Odion Ighalo has  declared that he’s excited and happy to be back to the national team after two years of absence. Ighalo expressed joy as he team up with the Super Eagles  in Tangier, Morocco ahead of the team’s all-important 2022 World Cup qualifier against Lone Star of Liberia on Saturday. The 32-year Read More

PTA rejects elongation of service for teachers, stipends to students

October 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The National Association of Parents/Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), has rejected the federal government policies on education, particularly the elongation of service years and payment of stipends to students reading education in higher institutions. The National Publicity Secretary of NAPTAN, Dr. Ekundayo Ademola, in a statement made available to our correspondent Sunday, warned the federal government of Nigeria not to Read More

Buni swears-in new council boss, board chairman, others

September 28, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni has Monday swears-in Alhaji Dayyabu Ilu as the executive chairman of Gulani Local Government area following the vacuum created by the demise of Ahmed Musa Gulani. Buni said the swearing of Ilu, the former Vice chairman was based on section 23 of Yobe state local government Law as amended. He urged the new chairman Read More

Marathon world record holder Keitany retires 

September 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Kenyan marathon runner Mary Keitany has announced her retirement at the age of 39 because of a back injury. Keitany holds the world record for a women-only marathon with a time of two hours 17 minutes one second, which she set when winning her third London Marathon in 2017. She also won the New York Marathon on four occasions. “Now 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

X-raying DHQs’ engagement with veterans

September 1, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

BENJAMIN SAMSON in this report examines the gains of the interactive sessions with retired senior military officers in the six-geopolitical zones organized by Defence Headquarters (DHQ) amidst myriads of security challenges confronting the nation. Every profession whether in the public or private sector, has its entry and exit point and the military is not an exception. While some retire after Read More

How we settled Ife/Modakeke crisis – Col Bamigboye

August 24, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The last military administrator in Osun state, Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, Tuesday disclosed that he settled Ife/Modakeke crisis with prayer. He described Osun as a complex society that is not easy to govern because of the level of exposure of people of the state. Speaking on a private radio station “Rave fm” in Osogbo, in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Read More

Oyo uncovers 41 ghost workers, retire 341

July 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state government Wednesday disclosed that it uncovered 41 ghost 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 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

For a second time, Arjen Robben announces retirement from football

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Arjen Robben has retired from football for the second time after deciding not to spend a second season playing for Dutch club Groningen. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich winger, who made 96 appearances for Holland, thanked fans for the ‘heartwarming support’ after confirming his decision on Twitter. Robben, 37, originally hung up his boots in July 2019 Read More

Gwagwalada FIRS controller harps on value of planning for retirement

July 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Tax Controller, Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) Gwagwalada, MSTO Ogunmola Mudasiru Alabi, has tasked FIRS staff to start planning for their retirement while in service. He gave the advice during a send forth ceremony organised over the weekend to bid farewell to Elder Emmanuel Ameh, who retired from service. Alabi called on staff to invest in ventures that would give Read More

Teachers retirement age: Include our members, NASUEAI tells NASS

July 8, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASUEAI) Thursday asked the National Assembly to include its members in the proposed bill on Harmonised Retirement Age for Teachers . This was contained in a letter submitted to the National Assembly through the Senator representing Oyo Central senatorial district, Senator Teslim Folarin, by the union leadership in Oyo state on Read More

Kano: Ganduje signs agreement to build 5000 houses for teachers

June 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

 Following his declaration of free education and improved welfare for the teachers and other civil servants in Kano state, the state governor, Abudullahi Umar Ganduje, has signed an agreement to build five thousands houses for the teachers. The agreement was signed by the Kano state Commissiober for Justice Mohammed Lawan on behalf of the government while director general of Family Read More

Why retirement in service essential, by NCPC boss

June 4, 2021 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has said the essence of retirement in public service was to show that there were seasons for everything in Life. He stated this in Abuja on Friday during a send-forth for the Commission’s director of operations, Rev. Amos Yohanna. According to a press statement issued by the Commission’s media Read More

Group to NASS: Review retirement age for NASS clerk, staff

May 28, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A legal firm, Alpha and Rohi, has called for the extension of retirement age of the clerk to the National Assembly (NASS). The legal body has also sought an extension of service year and retirement age of staff members of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission. Mr Adeola Adedipe, Managing Partner in the legal office delivered the position Read More

Secession agitators can’t intimidate, bully Buhari, Presidency declares

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Presidency has asked Nigerians to ignore those calling for secession, saying President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be intimidated and bullied for their selfish interests. The seat of power also ruled out the calls for another National Conference to discuss the much talked about unity of Nigeria. Speaking Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC during a media interface organised by Read More

Pension expert advises retirees to invest in treasury bills

April 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Pension Desk Officer, University of Ilorin, Mr Moses Opaleke, has advised Nigerian workers to save towards their retirement through investment, most especially in treasury bills. Treasury bills are government guaranteed debt instruments issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on their behalf to finance expenditure. Opaleke gave the advice on Tuesday in Ilorin while delivering a lecture at Read More

Breaking: At last, Buhari appoints new IGP

April 6, 2021 Editor 0

Reports reaching Blueprint reveals that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new acting Inspector General of Police. He is Usman Alkali Baba, a Deputy Inspector General of Police. Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja. The latest development means IGP Mohammed Adamu will have to proceed on his retirement leave. Details loading…

Breaking: Ibrahimovic back to Sweden national team, 5 years after

March 16, 2021 BBC 0

Sweden’s record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been recalled to the national team, five years after announcing his retirement. The 39-year-old scored 62 goals in 116 internationals before quitting after the team’s Euro 2016 group stage exit. He opened the door to a return in a newspaper interview in November 2020 and Sweden coach Janne Andersson then flew to Milan to Read More

Breaking: Buhari names Audi new NSCDC CG, Nababa NCoS CG

February 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) following the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu. The President has also nominated Haliru Nababa as the new Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line Read More

Man City end Messi pursuit

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Premier League club Manchester City have ended their pursuit of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to Spanish football expert Semra Hunter.City were understood to be the frontrunners to sign Messi last summer as he demanded to leave Barcelona during a bitter contract dispute. Messi is out of contract at the end of the season, making him free to negotiate with other Read More

British Airways B767 turned into PlaneTags

November 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

British Airways 767 “City of Rome” G-BNWH at Victorville Airport (Credit: Dave Hall, Motoart) Following her retirement from British Airways in 2014, former “City of Rome” has gradually been broken up for parts and has had sections of her exterior skin turned into MotoArt’s popular PlaneTags. These are scheduled to be released on Thursday at 1800hrs on the MotoArt website. Read More

Farah, Arnold to make right decisions on Tokyo 2020-BA

November 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

British Athletics “trusts” Mo Farah and Hollie Arnold will make the “right decisions” regarding their Tokyo 2020 plans during their stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The duo are part of the line-up for the ITV show, which starts on Sunday.Last year, Farah, 37, revealed his plan to return to the track and bid for a Read More

Lagos pays over N1bn into RSAs of 246 retirees

November 3, 2020 Edet Udoh 0

The administration of Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has again paid the sum of N1,003,374,372.68 (One Billion, Three Million, Three Hundred Seventy-Four Thousand, Three Hundred Seventy-Two Naira, Sixty-Eight Kobo) into the Retirement Savings Accounts (RSAs) of 246 Retirees in the Lagos State Public Service. The Beneficiaries include employees from the Mainstream Service, Local Government Service, State Universal Basic Education Read More