NURTW launches ’Drive to arrive’ December campaign in Abuja

The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW FCT Chapter, has launched ‘Drive to arrive’ December campaign.

Chairman of the chapter, Prince Isah Dahiru, has urged motorists to maintain best road practices at all times especially during the festive period.

Dahiru, who s [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Bello directs area council chairmen to pay October salaries

FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has directed chairmen of the six area councils to use their federal allocation, recently released, to clear the October salaries owed staff. 

The minister gave the directive last week in his office after the FCT Joint Account Allocation Committee, JAAC, [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

FCT Minister reads riot act to directors, ’no more arbitrary imprest’

In a move to cut cost and entrench accountability, the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello, has come told directors and heads of units that no more flouting of the Annual General Imprest Warrant by officers of the administration. 

He specifically warned that no more a [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Abuja motor parks at yuletide: How safe?

As the yuletide sets in, the security of travellers at several bus terminals in the Federal Capital Territory has been on the front burner of discussion amongst stakeholders.

The concern of most residents about the parks has to do with ugly experiences of recent the past, and the need to preven [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

How Nigerians reacted to tribunal judgments

The April 2015 general elections, adjudged as one of the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history, presents a surprisingly controversial aftermath following recent judgments by election petition tribunals. At least three states won by the PDP; Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Taraba, either had 80 per cent [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

BREAKING: INEC Set To Declare Bayelsa Poll Inconclusive

There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled the Bayelsa State governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, after declaring results in seven others.

The decision, which will soon be announced officially by INEC, means the electio [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015

Benue govt constitutes committee to fast track teachers’ bailout

Following outcry over the late payment of bailout to workers in Benue, especially teachers and local government staff, the state government has constituted an eight-man committee to fast track the payments.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Ageh Odeh, who disclosed this in Maku [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015

Nigeria spent N17.5 trillion on generators in 5 years - Onyekpere

Worried by the current state of the country's power generation, the Centre for Social Justice has revealed that Nigeria spent a princely N17.5 trillion on generators in 5 years which equals N3.5 trillion annually.

Addressing journalists at a roundtable discussion, the Lead Director of CSJ, [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015



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