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Nigeria: Gombe SEMA Boss Kicks Against Allegation Of Diversion Of Relief Materiel

Nigeria: Gombe SEMA Boss Kicks Against Allegation Of Diversion Of Relief Materiel

By Auwal Mohammad Gombe (Nigeria) – Executive Secretary, Gombe State Emergency Management Agency, Danlami Rukuje, has denied diversion of relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the state. On Wednesday, Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) issued a press statement saying it arrested Mr. Rukuje, over alleged diversion […]

Engagements With Our Duty Bearers, Yielding Positive Result – Kaduna Communities

By Longtong Ibrahim Residents of 18 communities from six Local Government Areas(LGAs) of Kaduna state have expressed satisfaction over the response they are getting from their duty bearers as a result of engaging them on developmental issues within their localities, saying their engagements has started yielding positive results despite the challenges. According to them, things […]

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Nigerians Need Fairness, Equity & Justice Than Restructuring — Festus Okoye

By Amos Tauna The best way to restructure Nigeria is to ensure fairness, equity and justice in all spheres of life, Executive Director, Human Rights Monitor, Festus Okoye has observed. “The challenge of this country revolve around our people’s anger to the lack of justice, lack of fairness, lack of equity in the Nigeria Federation, […]

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Zimbabwean President Lavishes Sister-In-Law With $60 000 Birthday Gift

President Robert Mugabe lavished his sister-in-law with $60,000 on her birthday, state-owned media reported Monday, at a time when the country is running critically short of cash. According to a news24 report, Mugabe, 93, and his wife Grace gave Junior Gumbochuma the money at her birthday celebrations, while the couple’s children gave her $10 000. […]

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Paris Club Refund: Nigeria Releases Details Of Payment To States

By Longtong Ibrahim The Nigerian Government has released details of payment of over N243bn to states as refund of over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts on the accounts of States and Local Governments arising from 1995-2002. The payments totaling N243, 795,465,195.20   were made   to the 36 States including the […]

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Nigeria: Group Seeks Media Support For Women’s Participation In Politics

By Auwal Mohammad Gombe (Nigeria) — A Non Governmental Organisation in northeast Nigeria, Wildan Care Foundation, is seeking support of media to make case for more women in elective positions in Gombe State in the coming 2019 general election. Executive Director of the group, Zariyatu Abubakar made the call Wednesday when officials of the organisation […]

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Uganda Bans Civil Servants From Wearing Long Nails, Flat Shoes, Miniskirt, Other Dresses

Ugandan public servants have been banned from wearing dresses showing cleavage, skirts above the knee, and having long nails or dyed hair to work. The country’s Ministry of Public Service on Wednesday directed all permanent secretaries and Chief Administrative Officers to enforce a strict dress code for all public officers. A circular issued by the […]

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Nigerian Pensioners Give Government Three Weeks To Address Their Problems Or Face Embarrassments

By Longtong Ibrahim Association of Nigerian pensioners, Kaduna Polytechnic Chapter, has given Nigerian government three weeks ultimatum to resolve their problems or faced embarrassment. Some of the problems include the non-payment of 33 percent pension increase arrears since 1st July, 2009 to December, 2013; nonpayment of full gratuity to some retired staffs and non harmonization […]

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