Reps move against tenure elongation for auditor-general

October 6, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Some members of the House of Representatives have urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to extend the tenure of the outgoing Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine. The members, it was gathered, were already armed with a motion to be moved at the resumption of plenary Wednesday, to compel  the president to halt the alleged plans for Ayine to Read More

Breaking: Manchester City legend Kompany retires

August 17, 2020 Skysports 0

Vincent Kompany has retired as a player and becomes manager of Anderlecht. The former Manchester City captain joined the Belgian side in a player-manager role in May 2019 but has now announced his retirement as a player. Details loading…

Contributors can transfer RSA twice yearly — PENCOM

August 13, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The National Pension Commission (PENCOM) says contributors can only move their Retirement Savings Account (RSA) through a transfer window from one Pension Fund Administrator (PFA) to another not more than twice in one year. In a statement signed by its management on Thursday in Abuja, PENCOM said full deployment of the platform would however entail extensive training of the PFA’s relevant Read More

NNL: Adesanya takes over from Katken as COO

August 3, 2020 Lekan Olaseinde 0

Astute football administrator  Emmanuel Adesanya has been mandated  to take over the reins of office from Lawrence Katken as the new Chief Operating Officer(COO) of Nigeria National League( NNL). Adesanya was appointed by the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) on Monday morning replacing Katken who has put in 35 years of service and is due for retirement. Adesanya has served in various Read More

Spanish MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo wins

July 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Fabio Quartararo won the season-opening Spanish MotoGP in Jerez, a race Britain’s Cal Crutchlow missed after crashing in the warm-up.Crutchlow, who had qualified sixth, suffered concussion and neck trauma and the 34-year-old LCR Honda rider was later declared unfit to race.World champion Marc Marquez slid off the track twice in the race, with the second crash forcing his retirement. Spain’s Read More

NASS Crisis: NASC Queries Omolori over refusal to vacate office

July 16, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Twenty four hours after directing the Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani- Omolori , to vacate office along with 149 other staffers of the federal parliament deemed to have clocked 35 years in  service or retirement age of 60 years, the National Assembly Service Commission ( NASC), issued query to Omolori Thursday , for disobeying the directive . Read More

Xavi renews Al-Sadd contract for 2020-21 season

July 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Xavi Hernandez has renewed his managerial contract with Qatari side Al-Sadd for the 2020-21 season, the club announced on Sunday amid speculation he could return to his former club Barcelona. Spanish media had reported that Xavi had been approached by Barca to replace Ernesto Valverde before Quique Setien was appointed in January while reports this week once again linked him Read More

At 40, Ronaldinho makes u-turn on retirement

June 27, 2020 TheSun 0

Ronaldinho reportedly wants to come out of retirement to play for Diego Maradona’s Gimnasia once he has finished his house arrest. The Barcelona and AC Milan legend, 40, has not played since 2015 after retiring with Brazilian club Fluminense. But according to Argentina’s version of Marca, the former playmaker is considering a remarkable comeback. The World Cup winner is said to Read More

Pay my gratuity before I die, 70-year- old retiree begs Akeredolu

June 15, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

A septuagenarian retiree of Owena Press Limited and veteran journalist who worked at The Hope newspaper, Japheth Ogundojutimi, has passionately pleaded with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, the newspaper management to ensure the payment of his gratuity after eight years of retirement. Ogundojutimi channeled his appeal to the governor through an open letter that was made available to newsmen in Akure and copied the state Read More

Buhari mourns first female Permanent Secretary

April 9, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Emmanuel family on the passing away of Nigeria’s first female permanent secretary, Francesca Emmanuel, at 86.As a federal civil servant who rose to the enviable height of a Permanent Secretary until retirement in 1988, the president said the deceased’s distinguished service to the nation showcased her as a true patriot, amazon and administrator Read More

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Tennis: Sharapova retires

February 27, 2020 Editorial III 0

Russian five-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova, has parted ways with her only career after 28 years at the age of 32. Siberia-born Sharapova, whose Wimbledon victory over Serena Williams in 2004, aged 17, propelled her to superstardom and riches, announced she was ending her Tennis career in an article for magazine Vanity Fair. “I’m new to this. So, please Read More

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AFCON 2021: Super Eagles rookies can learn from Ighalo – Rohr

February 6, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Super Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr, has said the young senior national team players will still have something to learn from Manchester United of England  new striker, Odion Jude Ighalo could he makes a return to the team. Although Ighalo announced his retirement from the Eagles immediately after he emerged top scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last Read More

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Benue’ll soon lift embargo on employment – Agada

January 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Chairman of the Benue state Civil Service Commission, Professor Jerry Agada, has said that the state government will soon lift embargo on employment. Agada who said this in an interview with newsmen in Makurdi, noted that there is serious vacuum in the state civil service created by retirement and death of some staff. He stated that between 2018 to Read More

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Messi could extend his Barcelona contract indefinitely – Bartomeu

November 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says that Lionel Messi could extend his contract “indefinitely” despite planning for life after the Argentine. The club chief admitted over the summer that new high-profile attacking signings were being made with a post-Messi era in mind, with the 32-year-old approaching a footballer’s traditional retirement age. However, Bartomeu is in no doubt that Messi will Read More

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Wealth creation: SEC urges Army to invest in capital market

October 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Officers and Men of the Nigerian Army have been enjoined to invest in the capital market in a bid to create wealth and save money for their retirement. The  Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms. Mary Uduk stated this in Lagos at a one-day enlightenment programme for the Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps. Uduk who was represented Read More

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Former Uruguay striker Forlan announces retirement

August 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former Uruguay striker Diego Forlan has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a 21-year career in which he played club soccer on three different continents. Forlan, who started his career in South America with Argentine club Independiente, played for major European teams such as Manchester United, Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan before ending his career in Asia. Forlan, Read More

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Pacquiao downs Thurman to become world welterweight champ @ 40

July 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Manny Pacquiao said he had “fun” as he became the oldest welterweight champion in history by beating WBA Super champion Keith Thurman in a split decision in Las Vegas.Thurman – previously undefeated – had promised to send the 40-year-old Fillipino into retirement, but was knocked down in the first round before a thrilling fight went the distance.”I knew it was Read More

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NPHCDA: Singling out Salaudeen for truth, honesty in retirement

July 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Sa’adudeen Salaudeen recently pulled out as NPHCDA image maker, with his colleagues, friends and well-wishers harping on the truth element in his person. ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF writes  For 60-year-old Saadudeen Salaudeen, a reputable media practitioner with wealth of experience behind him, Friday, the 28th of June, would for long remain a day to relish. On this day, SS, as fondly Read More

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PenCom holds pre-retirement workshop for prospective retireees

June 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has concluded plans to hold the 2019 Pre-retirement workshops for staff of Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) who are due to retire between January and December 2020. A statement signed by the Head Corporate Communications of PenCom, Peter Aghahowa, said, “The workshop is designed to educate the prospective retirees on the modalities for accessing retirement benefits under Read More

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Life insurers generated N329bn premium from annuity in 2018

June 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Life insurance operators have generated N328.88 billion premium from annuity since the inception of the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS). According to the National Pension Commission (PenCom) in its fourth quarter 2018 reports, life underwriters also made monthly annuity payments of N3.26 billion as at the end of fourth quarter, 2018. PenCom noted that it approved a total of 4,350 applications Read More

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Odemwingie retires from football

April 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Former Super Eagles winger Peter Osaze Odemwingie has officially announced his retirement from football. Odemwingie, 37, made the announcement on Wednesday night at the UEFA’s Equal Game conference staged at the Wembley Stadium. “It’s an emotional day, so many memories go through your head. I didn’t know how to do it or where to do it, but I think Read More

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Uche Okechukwu, others launch football academy

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former Super Eagles captain, Uche Okechukwu, also known as Gentle Giant, has launched a football academy, called Abia Greater Tomorrow Football Academy in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State. The Aba base academy is set up by the ex-Nigerian International together with another ex-Eagles player, Emeka Ifejiagwa and Emeka Uche, Okechukwu’s twin brother, who is also a footballer. Okechukwu Read More

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Anchor insurance appoints Nsimah acting MD

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The board of Anchor Insurance Company Limited has appointed Mr. Nsimah Jeremiah as the Acting Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the company. The appointment took effect from December 15, 2017. The company, in a statement to this effect signed by the Head, Brands and Corporate Communications Mr. Jamiu Osoba, said the company’s board, during its recent meeting and in Read More

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Buhari okays sack, retirement of Justices Tokode, Ademola

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court and the sack from office of Justice O.O Tokode of the Benin Division of the Federal High Court. A statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated that the president Read More