Salary arrears: FG bars states from Paris Club Refund

States with backlog of salaries arrears may be excluded from accessing the final tranche of $2.689 billion Paris Club Refund recently approved for the 36 States of the Federation.

The Federal Ministry of Finance had in a statement confirmed that the sum of $2.68billion was approved as final pay [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


Minister justifies his employee’s appointment in World Bank project

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, has absolved himself of any form of misconduct in the handling of the World Bank sponsored, Growth and Employment, GEM, Programme.

Enelamah was reacting to a petition by a federal lawmaker, Hon. Mark Gbillah, accusing him of di [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


WAEC raises alarm over fake question papers

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, has raise an alarm over the circulation of fake question papers on WhatsApp by some fraudsters aimed at deceiving candidates in the ongoing WASSCE for external candidates.

In a statement by the Head of Public Affairs in WAEC, Nigeria, Mr. Demianus Oj [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


NUC, ASUU, others back amendments to 9 varsities’ laws

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has backed proposed amendments to the laws establishing nine federal universities.

Executive secretary of NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, said the commission   was   fully   in support and even canvass for the establishment of [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


Vice Chancellors charged to tackle sexual harassment

Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities have been charged to publish names of lecturers engaged in sexual harassment of students.

Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed stated this in Ede, Osun State at the 33rd annual conference of the Associa [...]

Fri, 14 September 2018


Benue assembly suspends three council chairmen

The Benue State House of Assembly has suspended for three months three local government chairmen for gross misconduct, financial misappropriation and other offences.

Those suspended include chairmen of Ogbadibo local government, Mr James Akola, and his deputy, that of Gwer East LG, Mr Vitalis U [...]

Thu, 13 September 2018


AEA reinventing wheel of entrepreneurship in FCT

The Abuja Enterprise Agency, AEA, had on different fora embarked on reinventing the wheel of entrepreneurship in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Our FCT Correspondent, Austine ELEMUE examines different entrepreneurial skills carried out since 2015 and other sundry issues: < [...]

Thu, 13 September 2018


SHORT STORIES The Midas touch

In ancient Greek, there was a king named Midas. He had a lot of gold and everything he needed. He also had a beautiful daughter. Midas loved his gold very much, but he loved his daughter more than his riches.

One day, a satyr named Silenus got drunk and passed out in Midas’ rose garden. B [...]

Thu, 13 September 2018


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