Presidency debunks Buhari’s aide COVID-19 claim

Presidency debunks claim by Sahara Reporters, a digital newspaper which, Tuesday, reported that President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide, Sarki Abba is COVID-19 positive. Shehu Garba, the president’s media aide shared this on Wednesday through his official Twitter handle: @GarShehu. The tweets read: “This report is sheer fabrication and brazen effort by the online news medium to mislead the public. “Upon the directive of doctors and scientists and supervision of Professor Ibrahim Gambari, the Chief of Staff, all staff working for and around the President, are routinely and rigorously checked for the…

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Electricity tariff: NLC condemns NERC inaction, threatens strike

a image showing a site that added to increased electricity generation

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) condemned the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) inaction on the plan by DISCOs to hike electricity tariff in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President on Tuesday in Abuja made the call in a statement titled: “Increase in Electricity Tariff by Abuja DISCOs – a taunting of the will of the Nigerian people gone too far”. Wabba said that the organised labour would mobilise Nigerian workers to resist the increase in electricity tariff by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), effective from Sept. 1.…

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PenCom, NAICOM sign MoU on Retiree Life Annuity

pencom in mou agreement on Retiree Life Annuity

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) and the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to revise a regulation on Retiree Life Annuity and guidelines on Group life Insurance policy. Mr Peter Aghahowa, Head, Corporate Communications Department, PenCom said in a statement that the regulation was for employees and Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) retiree pack. Aghahowa explained that the revised regulations and guidelines provide clarity on the Provisions of the Pension Reform Act (PRA) of 2014 in areas relating to Retiree Life Annuity. He said that…

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