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Showing posts from December 10, 2023

Federal Polytechnic Oko Holds 1st IBB Public Lecture Series, Honor Deserving Scholars

The Alumni Association of the Federal Polytechnic Oko, has Held it's first IBB Annual Public Lecture Series In Honour of the former Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida. The National President of the Association,Nze Hnery Chukwuka Nnebe, in his welcome address said that the world gets complicated with every passing day, reason there is need to stay connected using the alumni. He stressed that with the alumni association, the students of the institution can stay connected to friends and to the vast resources still available within the institution. He however challenged members of the alumni on ways they can give back to the institution that made them what they are today. He opined that there are many ways to give back, from career and academic mentoring to volunteering time at the on and off campus events to simply attending academic and social events within the institution.   While interacting with newsmen after the lecture series he said that  "for th

I Will Make Nigeria Import, Export Hub – Tinubu

President Tinubu has disclosed plans by his administration to turn Nigeria into a hub of export and import activities. The president also underscored the need for the integration of complex data to interpret the patterns of transactions and interactions in international trade. He hinted at plans by his administration to address what he termed historical inadequacies of policymaking that was thwarted by a lack of comprehensive data in Nigeria. President Tinubu disclosed this yesterday during the 2023 Comptroller-General of Customs Annual Conference at Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, saying because data is the guiding light in the ever-evolving landscape of the modern world, Nigeria can no longer afford to function in the dark. He lamented the lack of comprehensive data, saying it had been “a technological affliction” that has hindered the growth trajectory of Nigeria and the entire Africa, impeding the ability to make informed governance decisions. The presi

Federal Gov’t Suspends Salaries Of 686 Civil Servants Over Unverified Records

In an effort to ensure transparency and efficiency in the Nigerian civil service, the federal government has suspended the salaries of 686 civil servants over unverified records on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). The move was part of ongoing efforts to streamline the country’s payroll system and eliminate ghost workers. The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this in a statement signed by the director of Communication for the office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Mohammed Ahmed, on Wednesday. Recall that out of the 59,201 civil servants who participated fully in the verification exercise earlier in the year, 11,447 officers had discrepancies in their records. However, Yemi-Esan ordered for the verification portal to be reopened and invitation was also extended for verification exercise from October 16 to 27, 2023 for the 11,447 civil servants whose salaries were suspended to update their reco


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC),  on  Saturday  activated operation zero in their bid to stem the level of road mishaps in the state, especially during the yuletide season. The sector commander Anambra state, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi  made this known while interacting with journalists during a media parley in Awka over the weekend. "I n the light of the above therefore, the Command is poised to commence the Operation Zero Tolerance to RTC which starts nationwide on the 15th of December 2023 and is expected to run through 15th January, 2024.  He stressed that this will be achieved through the d eployment of about 1000 personnel State wide , who will be regular   and s pecial m arshals. “ It is expected that these personnel when deployed will   engage in robust traffic management (enforcement and traffic control) as   well as Public enlightenment, all targeted towards RTC reduction ”   He  said  that the command is doing everything within its powers to ensure free flow o