Thursday, August 6, 2020

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: FG kicks off 774,000 jobs programme suspended by n’assembly

IT’S OFFICIAL: FG kicks off 774,000 jobs programme suspended by n’assembly

The federal government has kicked off the special public works programme suspended by the national assembly. The government announced the take-off via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday. The programme, which is coordinated by the ministry of labour and employment, was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari as a part of the fiscal stimulus measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Buhari ignores n’assembly, asks Keyamo to proceed with ‘774,000 recruitment’

EXCLUSIVE: Buhari ignores n’assembly, asks Keyamo to proceed with ‘774,000 recruitment’

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, to proceed with the execution of the special public works progamme.  Senior presidential sources confirmed the president's directive on the programme to TheCable. Keyamo had come in collision with the national assembly over the legislature's insistence on dictating the process of the programme. The national assembly committee on labour [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: Buhari will sign revised 2020 budget Friday

Zainab Ahmed: Buhari will sign revised 2020 budget Friday

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says President Muhammadu Buhari will sign the revised budget of N10.8 trillion on Friday. The national assembly passed the revised budget in June. The federal government made adjustments to the budget following the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. Speaking at a meeting with Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, [...]

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    Salary structure of civil servants at national assembly illegal, says HoS

Salary structure of civil servants at national assembly illegal, says HoS

Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of service of the federation (HoS), says the current consolidated salary structure (CONLESS) of civil servants at the national assembly is "illegal". TheCable understands that Yemi-Esan said this at a meeting with Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives. The head of service asked the leadership of the national assembly to revert the [...]

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    ‘Your directives not binding on me’ — Keyamo hits n’assembly despite Ngige’s apology

‘Your directives not binding on me’ — Keyamo hits n’assembly despite Ngige’s apology

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, says members of the national assembly are trying to bypass him in the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is meant to recruit 774,000 people under a special works programme. The junior minister had engaged in a shouting match with some federal lawmakers when he appeared before them over [...]

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    Ngige apologises to Lawan over Keyamo’s outburst on 774,000 jobs

Ngige apologises to Lawan over Keyamo’s outburst on 774,000 jobs

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has apologised to Senate President Ahmad Lawan over the outburst of Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, regarding the recruitment of 774,000 persons. Last week, Keyamo engaged in a shouting match with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to questions about the recruitment. The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) [...]

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    Lawan: We’re right to demand explanation on 774,000 jobs — recruitment is on hold

Lawan: We’re right to demand explanation on 774,000 jobs — recruitment is on hold

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says a joint committee of the national assembly was right to demand explanation on the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. Last week, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged in a shouting match with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to questions about the recruitment. The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) is meant [...]

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    N’assembly asked to probe ‘N80bn fraud’ in NDDC

N’assembly asked to probe ‘N80bn fraud’ in NDDC

A group known as the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative (ACT) has asked the national assembly to probe an alleged fraud of N80 billion in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The senate is currently probing the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC for allegedly mismanaging N40 billion. There have been allegations and counter-allegations following the decision of the upper legislative [...]

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    N’assembly: Recruitment for 774,000 jobs on hold until explanations are given

N’assembly: Recruitment for 774,000 jobs on hold until explanations are given

The national assembly says the recruitment of 774,000 Nigerians is on hold until explanations are given on how the beneficiaries will be engaged. In a statement on Wednesday, Ajibola Basiru and Benjamin Kalu, spokesmen of the senate and house, said the lawmakers are concerned "about the proper and effective implementation of the engagement of 774,000 Public works workers." There was a mild [...]

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    Ifeanyi Ubah: Keyamo displayed rascality over 774,000 jobs

Ifeanyi Ubah: Keyamo displayed rascality over 774,000 jobs

Ifeanyi Ubah, senator representing Anambra south, says Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, displayed "rascality" when he appeared before a joint committee of the national assembly on Tuesday. Keyamo had engaged in a shouting match with some senators and house of representatives members while responding to some questions about the recruitment of 774,000 citizens. The National Directorate of Employment [...]

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    Nigeria’s national assembly of job scandals 

Nigeria’s national assembly of job scandals 

I came in full cognisance with the normality of influence peddling for jobs when I was covering the national assembly. It is a run-off-the-mill practice, which has become permissive, for lawmakers to scribble a long list of names of cronies and hangers-on and send it to any government agency soliciting jobs. I have seen lots of these lists myself. It is [...]

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    ‘774,000 jobs belong to the unemployed!’ — reactions to Keyamo’s exchange with lawmakers

‘774,000 jobs belong to the unemployed!’ — reactions to Keyamo’s exchange with lawmakers

Some Nigerians have taken to social media to react after Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged in a shouting match with members of the national assembly over the planned recruitment of 774,000 people by the federal government. On Monday, the minister inaugurated committees made up of 20 people from each state, which would be in charge of [...]

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    774,000 jobs: Lawmakers walk Keyamo out of n’assembly after heated exchange

774,000 jobs: Lawmakers walk Keyamo out of n’assembly after heated exchange

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, engaged in a shouting with members of the national assembly on Tuesday over the planned recruitment of 774,000 people by the federal government. In April, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, had announced that President Muhammadu Buhari had given approval for the employment of 774,000 Nigerians. Those recruited would be [...]

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    ‘Offenders should be executed’ — group asks n’assembly to enact stricter laws against rape

‘Offenders should be executed’ — group asks n’assembly to enact stricter laws against rape

A humanitarian group known as Clans Club International (CCI) has called on the national assembly to enact stricter laws against rape. The group suggested execution or life imprisonment for anyone found guilty of a rape charge. A total number of 717 rape cases have been recorded within five months, according to Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP). On Thursday, Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of [...]

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    COVID-19: National assembly begins second round of fumigation

COVID-19: National assembly begins second round of fumigation

The national assembly management will begin fumigating its complex a second time on Thursday. The federal government began fumigating public buildings across the country after the country recorded cases of COVID-19. In a circular dated June 17, Titus Jatau, deputy director of management services in the house of representatives, said the fumigation exercise will be between Thursday and Monday, June 22. "Approval has [...]

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    Lawan: We’ve approved about $28bn loan requests in one year

Lawan: We’ve approved about $28bn loan requests in one year

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the upper legislative chamber has approved about $28 billion loan requests of President Muhammadu Buhari in one year. In a speech on Thursday to mark one year since the ninth senate was inaugurated, Lawan said they "scrutinised" the projects and programmes the loans were tied to before approving the requests. The senate president said the legislature would [...]

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