Over N56.842bn disbursed for MSME survival funds – FG

September 1, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government has revealed that they have successfully disbursed the sum of over N56. 842 billion to 1,079,323 (including those registered under CAC) for the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) survival fund . The Federal Government through the Minister of State, Industry , Trade and Investment, Amb Mariam Yalwaji revealed it on Tuesday in Abuja during the signaling Read More

Survival Fund: More payroll support payments, MSME grants begin this week – Presidency

April 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

319,755 benefiiaries on Payroll Support scheme265,425 on Artisan and Transport Support tracks In furtherance of the Muhammadu Buhari administration’s support for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic under its Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), payment would be made to the next batch of beneficiaries of the ESP Survival Fund’s payroll support track and the one-off general MSME grant of N50, 000 Read More

Illegal parking: FCT Task team impounds 30 motorcycles, 20 vehicles, 5 tricycles

April 25, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

No fewer than thirty motorcycles, twenty vehicles and five tricycles were impounded at the weekend, during the second wave of FCT Administration’s intensive raid on illegal motor parks and garages in the nation’s capital city. Also, three drivers were arrested for allegedly attempting to obstruct the officials drawn from various traffic management and security agencies during the exercise that started Read More

Minimum wage: FCT teachers threaten to resume strike May 2

April 21, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

Teachers of primary schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) under the umbrella of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have threatened to resume strike if their minimum wage is not paid on or before 30th of April, 2021 by the FCT Administration. Chairman of the NUT wing in the FCT, Comrade Stephen Knabayi, stated this while speaking with Blueprint Read More

APC governors disown Obaseki over currency printing claim

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things. The Forum, in Read More

Specta records N100bn in digital loan disbursements

April 14, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Specta and PaywithSpecta, a digital credit solution introduced by Sterling Bank, have recorded huge milestones – as it disbursed over N100 billion in digital loans and about N5 billion digital credits, respectively. Specta and PaywithSpecta are pioneering products and market leaders providing popular services to salaries and self-employed individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, and merchants. Both solutions make loans and Read More

Autonomy: Judiciary workers to shut down courts Tuesday

April 4, 2021 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has directed her members accross Nigeria to shut down courts following the inability of Goverment to implement Financial Autonomy of the Judiciary in line with the Constitution and other extant laws. The union had on 13th March 2021 issued a 21- day ultimatum which elapsed on Sunday April 2021,  and strike begin Monday but Read More

Bauchi gov tasks Christians on peace, love, tolerance at Easter

April 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed has called on Christians to put into practice the lessons taught by Jesus Christ such as patience and self-denial from all sinful acts. The governor in a press release issued by his senior special assistant on media, Mukhtar Gidado, also tasked the Christians on self-evaluation during the godly day to reflect on their dealings with Read More

FCT- IRS under fire in Senate over N1bn remittance to FIRS

April 2, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The management of the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT – IRS) came under fire in the Senate Thursday over alleged planned remittance of N1 billion to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as commission from projected N100 billion revenue collection. The N1billion remittance came to the fore when the agency led by its executive chairman, Mallam Abdullahi Attah, appeared Read More

Aggrement: We are on course, FG, ASUU declare

March 30, 2021 Moses John 0

The federal government has said the implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) signed with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is on course and progressing without hitches. Minister for Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige, stated this at the end of a meeting between the government and ASUU to review the progress made in the implementation of the Read More

Senate moves to recover N16trn AMCON loans

March 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday  considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Amendment Bill 2021, which scaled second reading on the Read More

ASUP threatens strike over unresolved issues with FG, states

March 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has threatened to embark on a strike from April 6, over what it described as “unresolved issues” with the federal government and some states. ASUP gave the notice in a communiqué at the end of its 99th National Executive Council meeting on Friday, in Katsina. In the communiqué, signed by its president, Mr. Read More

Lagos assembly tasks LGs on severance allowance

March 17, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Local Government and Community Affairs, Abdulsobur Olawale Olayiwola, has reiterated the importance of prompt payment of severance allowance to political office holders by council chairmen. The lawmaker, who led the committee in continuation of their oversight function across the 57 local governments and local council development areas stated the need for proper Read More

Allegations of missing N2.5bn false-MPB

March 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Military Pensions Board (MPB) has described as “false” reports on some online and social media alleging that the sum of N2.5 billion belonging to the board has been looted. Public Relations Officer of MPB, Flight Lieutenant Olayinka Lawal who stated this in a statement Wednesday, asked Nigerians to disregard the report in totality. The statement assured retirees and Next Read More

Reps task NASC on legislative aides’ outstanding benefits

March 17, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) to cause the management of the National Assembly to immediately pay legislative aides’ 28 days allowances, and other pending benefits. The call was contained in the report of the Hon. Olawale Tasir Raji-led House Services Committee, which investigated the nonpayment of salaries and allowances of legislative aides, including Read More

Gombe commences payment of outstanding gratuity to retirees

March 15, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Gombe state government has commenced the payment of another tranche of outstanding gratuity to retired civil servants in the state. This follows the release of 775 million Naira by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for the payment of the retirees’ benefits. This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen in Gombe Sunday by the director general, Read More

We may soon withdraw our services, ASUU threatens

March 15, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) weekend threatened that its members may soon withdraw their services over the alleged refusal of the federal government to pay their salaries after suspending the prolonged nationwide strike. In a statement by the chairman, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Akinwole, ASUU accused the federal government of refusing to pay salaries of between two Read More

Judiciary workers threaten strike, give 21-day ultimatum

March 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) Sunday handed down a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to commence implementation of financial autonomy of the judiciary in line with the constitution and other extant laws. A communique issued at the end the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of JUSUN in Abuja said the union warned that failure to obey the Read More

Bala sets up screening panel over salary delay

March 12, 2021 Najib Sani 0

To address the complaint of civil servants working in various organizations in Bauchi state over non payment of salaries for some months, the state governor has set up a committee to verify those omitted in the civil service payroll. The committee Thursday commenced the physical screening exercise across the three senatorial zones with assurance of settling all the outstanding salaries Read More

Minimum wage: APC chieftain advocates revival of NLAC, alleges distortions

March 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has called for the revival National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) to address challenges of negotiation between Labour leaders, employers and the government. The PGF boss said such model was used around 2005 for instance to resolve the challenge of amending pension law. Read More

NULGE laments salary delay in Bauchi

March 11, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigeria Union of Local government Employees (NULGE), Bauchi state chapter has decried delay in the release of their salaries pointing acusing fingers on ‘Consultants’ tasked to sanitise the payroll scheme against ghost workers.  Comrade Mohammed Yunusa, NULGE State Chairman bitterly expressed this conern while speaking to our reporter recently. According to him, most of their workers have not received Read More

Subsidy payment: Senate uncovers N120bn differentials in payment to PPPRA

March 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Public Account has uncovered a differential of N120 billion in the payment of subsidy on fuel importation to the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) in 2016. The differential came to the fore Wednesday when officials of IPMAN appeared before the committee . The panel, relying on Read More