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NASS Probes DG NEMA as FG Negotiates with Striking Workers

DG-NEMA Mustapha Maijhaja

The House of Representatives Committee on Emergency, Preparedness and Disaster Management of the National Assembly (NASS) has commenced investigation into the allegation of high-handedness, maladministration and corruption against the new Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr. Mustapha Maihaja. In an official letter address to Management of NEMA as well as Staff Union by the Clerk of the ...

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31% of teachers in Sokoto public schools unqualified

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SOKOTO – Thirty-one percent of teachers in public schools in Sokoto state are not qualified, but educated enough to be trained to enhance their qualifications to be in the classroom, a government committee has uncovered. In addition, the committee recommended the employment of additional 548 teachers in order to achieve a teacher/student ratio of 1:40, the standard set for public ...

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29 Make 1st Class As Law School Releases Bar Exam Results

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BWARI – The Nigerian Law School on Saturday released summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Mr Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, made this known in a statement in Bwari, FCT. He said that a total of 5, 891 students participated in the examinations, while 4, 285 were successful. He said ...

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37 students bag 1st Class Degrees at Bells University


SANGO-OTA – Prof. Jeremiah Ojediran, the Vice-Chancellor, Bells University of Technology, Ota, Ogun on Saturday said  37 students graduated with First Class degrees in the 2016/2017 Academic Session of the university. Ojediran disclosed this at a news conference organised by the institution to mark its 9th Convocation in Ota. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 384 students will ...

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Army Promotes 123 Senior Officers

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The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank. Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, the army spokesman on Saturday, said the promotion followed the recommendation of the Army Promotion Board 3 and 4 “as reflected in the 2017 Nigerian Army Forecast of Events.” Usman listed some of the beneficiaries ...

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Halogen Lauds Latest E-Pension Innovation, Harps On Cybersecurity


Nigeria’s leading technology-driven security company, Halogen Security, has applauded the country’s Pension Fund Administrators’ (PFA’s) latest innovation that enables employees in Nigeria manage their pension funds online. In a statement in Lagos today, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company, Wale Olaoye, said that it was long overdue for the sector to further embrace technology that will make doing ...

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UNILORIN produces 89 First Class as VC counsels graduating students

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ILORIN – The Vice-Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, on Friday reminded the 9,018 graduating students of the university to brace up to the new challenges providence might likely bring their ways. Abdukareem said this during a convocation lecture preparatory to the 33rd Convocation for the 2016/2017 Graduation of the university in Ilorin. “As you step out of this hall, ...

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Nigerians advised to obtain national identification numbers

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LAGOS – The Director-General of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Mr Aliyu Aziz, has advised Nigerians and other residents in the country, to get their National Identification Numbers (NINs). Aziz said in a statement on Friday in Lagos that Nigerians should regard the NIN as a most crucial feature of their lives, since it was the unique identifier for ...

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Board fixes date to verify military pensioners


The Ministry of Defence in conjunction with the Military Pensions Board (MPB) will conduct general verification for all military pensioners on the pay roll of the board between Nov. 26 and Dec. 9. Sqn. Ldr. Ikenna Ezendu, the Public Relations Officer of the board, via a statement issued on Friday in Abuja, said the exercise was to ascertain the actual ...

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Workers accuse Ag. ARCN Boss of abuse of office

Prof Ambrose Voh

The staff of Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) have accused its Acting Executive Secretary, Prof Ambrose Voh, of incompetence, abuse of office and leadership failure. Mr Adewale Oloyede, the Chairman of the Joint Action Committee of ARCN, made this known in an interview with NAN on Friday in Abuja. Oloyede said that the workers had been protesting since last week, ...

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