We want 90 months’ unpaid salary deductions

Workers in Ogun State yesterday called on Governor Ibikunle Amosun to pay all their outstanding allowances and entitlements as parting gift before vacating office in 2019. Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Olubunmi Fajobi made the call during the 2018 May Day celebration held at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta. Fajobi, in his address, noted that the continuous payment of net salary instead of gross had adversely affected the lives of workers in the state. According to him, the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) has completely become comatose in the state.…

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Paris Club refund: Varsity workers cry out over unpaid salary, others

Aggrieved members of the Academic Staff Union of the defunct Edo State College of Education, Ekiadolor, now Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor, Edo State have cried out to Governor Godwin Obaseki to urgently come to their rescue with the payment of over three-month unpaid salary arrears owed them. President Muhammadu Buhari had directed state governors to utilise the balance of outstanding Paris Club refund disbursed to states to pay pensioners and worker’s salaries to enable workers to celebrate the forthcoming Christmas. The workers at the university also decried the poor subvention…

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We are not paying half salary in Osun – Aregbesola

The State Government of Osun has restated that it is not paying half salary to the generality of its workers as some mischief makers and naysayers are trying to misbelieve. For the purpose of emphasis, explanation and clarification, workers in the state of Osun are paid based on modulated salary structure agreed upon by the government and the labour unions in the state. The government wishes to state that contrary to the report by a national daily on Tuesday, it does not owe any workers, if the modulated salary structure agreement…

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I’ve no idea about what my salary is – Nwachi

Hon. Maria Nwachi is the lawmaker representing Afikpo North East Constituency in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly. She recently dumped the Peoples Progressive Party (PPA), the platform on which she was elected into the Assembly for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She tells UCHENNA INYA why she made the move and her style of politics. You have made it clear that you are not going back to House of Assembly in 2019. What position are you running for in the general next elections? The landscape of Ebonyi politics and…

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Dickson signs 2017 budget, education bill into law

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has signed the 2017 Appropriation Budget of N243.2 billion and the Educational Development Trust Fund Amendment bills into law. It will be recalled that the governor proposed an educational trust fund bill to help the less privileged in the state acquire education. Assenting to the bills at the Government House, Yenagoa, the governor said the budget, christened “Budget of Repositioning for Consolidation,” was aimed at completing various ongoing projects in the state. Dickson, who noted that the government appropriated N111 billion for capital projects alone,…

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Fawehinmi: Why Senate can’t compel FG to sack Magu

Mohammed Fawehinmi, scion of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi law dynasty in this interview with AKEEM NAFIU, speaks on the Senate, Presidency’s face-off, rejection of the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, former Adamawa state’s governor, Bala Ngilari’s post-conviction bail, democratization of SAN award and sundry issues     There seems to be a crack in the Senate, Presidency relationship over the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu’s rejection as the agency’s czar by the Senate. What does this portend…

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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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Pensioners restate need for harmonisation

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP), Akwa Ibom chapter, has restated need for pension harmonisation in order to put all retirees on the same scale. Making the appeal to the state government, in Uyo, the Secretary of NUP in the state, Mr Cosmos Essien, noted that harmonisation had become necessary so that those that retired years back and others that retired recently could receive the same amount as pension. He said : “We still cry for harmonisation so that the very old people that retired earlier can get something reasonable…

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