Fear grips workers over non-payment of benefits

Civil Servants in Taraba State are scared of retiring from their jobs following the state government’s failure to meet its retirement benefit obligations. Lamenting the situation in Jalingo, the state Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), James A. Ajoji, said it was sad that many civil servants who retired in the state had died without getting their retirement benefits. He therefore stressed the need for the state government to start paying pension and gratuity in order to reduce their suffering, adding that the state government…

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Obasanjo Farms leases 2,559 hectares of land in Benue


The Benue State government has approved the leasing of a total of 2, 559 hectares of land to Obasanjo Farms Limited, owned by Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun at a whooping cost of N127. 950 million for a period of five years. Each hectare of land costs N10,000. This was part of the resolutions reached by members of the state executive council during its meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Benson Abounu at the Government House in Makurdi, the state capital. The resolution came when the state government…

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Benue APC promoting impunity, says ex-lawmaker

Former Minority Leader of the Benue State House of Assembly and Chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Terngu Abali, yesterday, accused the party in the state of promoting high level of impunity. He also faulted the ongoing screening of aspirants for the June 3 local government elections, saying the entire exercise is shrouded in secrecy. Speaking with Sunday Telegraph in an exclusive interview, Abali said he has lost confidence in the leadership of the party in the state chapter of the APC, saying that…

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Ladoja: Oyo AG, civil servant escape court sanction


The presence of a Chief State Counsel from the Oyo State Ministry of Justice, Olusola Oyebode, before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, prevented the sanctioning of the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Oluwaseun Abimbola, and a staff of the Ministry of Commerce, Yinka Fatoki, for failing to appear in court after summons were issued on them. The judge had threatened to order the arrest of the duo for ignoring court summons requesting them to appear in the on-going trial of Senator Rasheed…

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Ijebu community installs Adebambo as Arole Ako

Oke Ako community in Yemoji Local Council Development Area of Ogun State will come alive on Thursday as United Kingdombased businessman Rafiu Olatunde Adebambo is installed as the Arole Ako. The installation, to be performed by the Aladeken of Oke Ako, Oba Joshua Osunsami, is expected to be witnessed by government functionaries, monarchs, eminent personalities and other sons and daughters of the town. A sleepy but ancient town in the contemporary history of Ijebuland, Oke Ako is approximately 10.7km from Ijebu-Ode, from which Yemoji LCDA was recently carved out by…

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