Federation Elections: Dalung bars Gumel, Ogba, Ndanusa, others

Polls get June 9th date P resident and Vice Presidential aspirants who have served two consecutive terms in the National Sports Federations are not eligible to contest the election which has been slated for June 9. After a stakeholders meeting at the National Stadium, Abuja on Thursday, the guidelines effectively ruled out some powerful federations presidents ahead of the elections billed for June 9. Section 3.2 (i) of the guidelines banned presidents and vice presidents of international sports bodies from contesting for president or vice president of federations. Also, Section…

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Danger in media trial of suspects

On the 21st day of March 2017, the Hon. Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja Judicial Division, suspended the trial of one Nicholas Ashinze and others over what he termed false media statements by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The suspension of the trial of the accused persons followed a protest by their Counsel over a press statement by the EFCC which claimed that the accused persons diverted the sum of N36 billion public funds and not N3 billion in the charge sheet of the…

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Varsity sets up committee on staff certificates verification

The Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) in Ebonyi State has constituted a committee on staff certificates verification. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, while inaugurating the committee, said the move was borne out of the desire of the university Governing Council that the academic certificates of all staff members of the institution should be verified and scrutinised in order to ensure that only those qualified remain as bonafide workers of the institution. He noted that the entire university workforce is expected to appear before the committee with the original copies…

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Safety: NAMA to calibrate Abuja, four other airports

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) is to begin the immediate calibration of the navigational aids at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after the completion of work on the N5 billion refurbished runway, which is to be completed on April 19, 2017. New Telegraph learnt that after the repairs, flights would not be allowed to land on the facility until the navigational tools are flight-checked to guarantee accuracy and safety of aircraft. Calibration is the periodic evaluation of navigational aids used in aviation such as flight and electronic signals,…

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Our payroll bloated but FG won’t sack workers –HoS

Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita is the Head of Service (HoS) of the Federation. In this interview with ANULE EMMANUEL, she speaks on the controversies trailing the extension of service years for some permanent secretaries and efforts aimed at eliminating ghost workers on the payroll of the Federal Civil Service, among other issues. Excerpts…     You were quoted as saying that the Federal Government is owing civil servants about N293 billion. Has the debt been cleared? It has not been paid but the Minister of Finance is working on a way…

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