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No going back on deadline for IPPIS registration – FG tells ASUU
Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, has stated that there will be no going back on the October 31 deadline for civil servants to register for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
“I didn’t see the notice that ASUU is to go on strike if they are forced to be on the IPPIS. The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has directed that every agency of government, every worker must be on the IPPIS. And my job is to comply with the President’s directive. That is what I do and we are going to do that,” she said.
Corps members will receive N30,000 allawee – NYSC DG
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has revealed that corps members will start enjoying the N30,000 new minimum wage.
“We are going to commence payment as directed by the Federal Government. I spoke to corps members when I visited Jigawa State about four days ago. I told them that they had also benefitted from the minimum wage. They were so excited and were praying for the Federal Government, saying it will engender them to perform more duties for the country.
“Once the government commences with the civil servants, the corps members will enjoy the same. Our minister has directed that further details will be communicated to us by the minister of finance,” Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director General of the NYSC, had stated this in Abuja during an interview with journalists on Tuesday.
States rejects 30 years bailout repayment plan – FG
The Federal Government has revealed that the 36 State Governors in Nigeria have rejected the plan to extend the repayment of its budget support to state governments from 20 to 30 years.
The FG wants the state government to start paying N162million instead of the earlier agreed N252million. Despite the effort by the FG, the states were still not satisfied, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, said.
The government had initiated a plan to recover N614billion given to state government through the Central Bank of Nigeria to help states pay salaries, gratuities and pensions.
Lagos ex-Governor Ambode ask court to stop State Assembly probe
Ex-Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approached the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja to stop the Lagos House of Assembly from probing him over the 820 commercial buses he purchased during his administration.
On Tuesday however, Ambode’s lawyer, Tayo Oyetibo (SAN), filed a suit at the Federal High Court seeking for an interim order of injunction against the lawmakers. He appeared before Justice Y.A Akinsanya.
Ambode through his lawyer urged the court to restrain the lawmakers “from compelling the claimant, in any manner whatsoever, to appear before the defendants pursuant to the resolution passed by the defendants on August 27, 2019 or any other resolution passed in respect of the subject matter of this suit.”
Federal Government wants to sanitise social media
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, on Tuesday said that the Federal Government would begin the sanitisation of social media.
According to the minister, the fake news, hate speech and other harmful activities on social media is alarming and the government would not allow them go unchecked.
The fear however is not using this purported sanitisation to shut down opposition and criticism.
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