FG Releases N375m For School Feeding In 5 States

FG Releases N375m For School Feeding In 5 States

As the Buhari administration proceeds with the implementation of its Social Investment Programmes, the federal government has released over N375 million this year to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in 5 states. Also, virtually all states of the federation, except two, are now being processed for the payment of N30,000 monthly Stipends to 200,000 graduates who are the N-Power Beneficiaries. Giving a media update in Abuja yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant on media and…

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Students decries hike in price of garri in Ilorin

Students decries hike in price of garri in Ilorin

Some students in Ilorin have decried the sudden increase in price of garri, commonly referred to as “students’ food’’. Some of the students expressed their concerns in separate interviews on Saturday in Ilorin. The students said it had become almost impossible to have a day’s meal with the increase in the staple food. A student of Kwara State Polytechnic, Dayo Abiodun, said that it was difficult to feed with the sudden increase in the price…

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‎FG Threatens Sanction Against Varsity Engaged In Financial Mismanagement

‎FG Threatens  Sanction Against Varsity Engaged In Financial Mismanagement

President Muhammadu Buhari has threatened to bring the full wrath of the law to bear on any university found wanting in relation to financial mismanagement or gross moral and ethical violations.‎ ‎ ‎Buhari who was the Visitor at the 6th Convocation ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), yesterday in Abuja, said his administration will continue to do the needful to improve the education sector despite the recession. Represented by the Executive Secretary,…

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N5.3 bn Paris refund: Abia commences payment, probes 130 ghost teachers

N5.3 bn Paris refund: Abia commences payment, probes 130 ghost teachers

Abia state government on Thursday said it had commenced the process of disbursing the N5.3 billion Paris club refund for payment of arrears of salaries owed Abia workers. The State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Obinna Oriaku disclosed this in an interview with journalists in Umuahia. According to him, the decision followed the resolution of the committee set up by the Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, for the exercise. The Commissioner said the committee intends to source…

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Unauthorised courses: FG warns Universities of Agric, Technology

Unauthorised courses: FG warns Universities of Agric, Technology

Unauthorised courses: FG warns Universities of Agric, Technology   ..says they should stick to their mandate The Federal Government has directed that all specialized universities are to stick to their core mandates which they were set up to  carry and  desist from running  programmes  which have no bearing to their foundation. Specialised Universities are University set up to pursue specific courses/ programmes to steer the need of manpower in a particular sector of the economy….

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Dickson inaugurates new LG service commission, reads Riot Act

Dickson inaugurates new LG service commission, reads Riot Act

An eight-member Local Government Service Commission has been sworn in, with a charge, to among other duties, sanitize the administration of the third tier of government in the state.   The Governor who performed the ceremony in Government House, Yenagoa, stressed the need for the commission to tackle the issue of payroll fraud and instill discipline in the local government system.   According to him, no local government in the state is viable as a…

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CSNAC Asks EFCC To Investigate Army General

CSNAC Asks EFCC To Investigate Army General

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organizations, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately investigate a Brigadier General of the Nigerian Army, Umaru Mohammed, over an alleged multi-billion naira fraud. The petition, which was signed by the coalition’s national chairman, Mr. Olanrewaju Suraju, said CSNAC is availing the anti-graft agency additional materials submitted to the Network by concerned citizens over the alleged fraudulent practices…

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