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Kogi pays LG workers 50 per cent salary advance

17

Aug 2015

Kogi pays LG workers 50 per cent salary advance

Workers in some local government areas of Kogi State during the week got not only their full July salary, but also 50 percent arrears for August. The state government in a circular directed full payment of workers’ salary in the 21 local government areas. Workers in Lokoja LG for example got additional 50 percent salary arrears for August, which the state Commissioner for Local Government...

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AIT staff seek FG intervention over non-payment of salary

12

Aug 2015

AIT staff seek FG intervention over non-payment of salary

Staff at African Independent Television (AIT) in Kaduna state have appealed to the Federal Government to intervene to make the television’s management pay salaries owed them. The workers lamented dehumanising treatment being meted on them by their employers, describing the non-payment of their salary arrears as a deliberate act. One of the workers who pleaded anonymity confirmed salary for August 2014 was paid on Tuesday—nearly...

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NASS To Assist Journalists Get Owed Salaries

11

Aug 2015

NASS To Assist Journalists Get Owed Salaries

The House of Representatives in Nigeria says it will intervene in the cases of journalists across Nigeria who are being owed salaries running into several months by their employers as well as those suffering from other deprivations. The Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Mr Sani Zorro, made the promise while addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday. Mr...

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Ambode approves release of N11bn to offset pension arrears

11

Aug 2015

Ambode approves release of N11bn to offset pension arrears

Lagos – Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has approved the release of N11 billion to offset all pension liabilities in the state accrued since 2010. This is contained in a statement by the state’s Head of Service, Mrs Shade Jaji, in Lagos on Wednesday. Jaji said that the move was to bring succour to all retirees in the state’s public service. She said that...

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COMMISSION HELPS FAMILY RECOVER N18M INSURANCE BENEFITS 8 YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF BREADWINNER

05

Aug 2015

COMMISSION HELPS FAMILY RECOVER N18M INSURANCE BENEFITS 8 YEARS AFTER THE DEATH OF BREADWINNER

The family of late Mr. Godfrey Eromona has received the sum of eighteen million, four hundred and forty five thousand, one hundred and forty three Naira (N18,445,143.00) from the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) being the insurance benefits of the deceased after the next of kin,Mrs. Emudia Eromona and her lawyers petitioned the Public Complaints Commission. In a petitioned lodged at the Lagos Office of...

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Public Complaints Commission begs Obasanjo to help renovate its Ogun office

05

Aug 2015

Public Complaints Commission begs Obasanjo to help renovate its Ogun office

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said he had no regrets establishing the Federal Public Complaints Commission (FPCC) when he was the military head of state between 1976 and 1979. Mr. Obasanjo said this when Oluyemisi Somorin-Dawodu, the Commissioner, Public Complaints Commission, in Ogun State, paid him a courtesy visit at his residence in Abeokuta. The FPCC was established by Decree 31 of 1975 of...

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Obasanjo: Why I set up Public Complaints Commission

05

Aug 2015

Obasanjo: Why I set up Public Complaints Commission

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said he had no regrets establishing the Federal Public Complaints Commission (FPCC) when he was the military head of state between 1976 and 1979. Obasanjo said this when Mrs Oluyemisi Somorin-Dawodu, the Commissioner, Federal Public Complaints Commission, in Ogun paid him a courtesy visit at his hill-top residence in Abeokuta. The FPCC was established by Decree 31 of 1975...

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Historical background of the Public Complaints Commission in Nigeria

04

Aug 2015

Historical background of the Public Complaints Commission in Nigeria

The post war experience of Nigerians shortly after the Civil war which spanned between 1967 and 1970 was indicative of a near collapse of constituted authority and arbitrary use of administrative powers within and outside public establishments. Government officials in position of authority wielded so much power and influence to the detriment of their junior officers and members of the public. Several atrocities were been...

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THE OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION

04

Aug 2015

THE OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION

THE OMBUDSMAN INSTITUTION AND PUBLIC COMPLAINTS COMMISSION, NIGERIA. 1. THE ORIGIN OF OMBUDSMAN (EVOLUTION OF THE GLOBAL CONCEPT As modern institution, it dates back to the office of “Justitieombudsman” Which was established by the parliament watchdog in Sweden In 1919, over a century after Sweden, Finland adopted the concept; Denmark followed in 1954, and Norway became the last of the Scandinavian countries to do so...

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P.C.C LAUDS NEW PENSION ACT

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May 2015

P.C.C LAUDS NEW PENSION ACT

Pursuant to its commitment in the capacity building of its functionaries, the management of Public Complaints Commission (P.C.C) Lagos State Office recently organised a one day workshop on pensions Reform Act. In his submission during the workshop,, the Federal Commissioner of P.C.C in charge of Lagos State Office, Mr Funso Olukoga highlighted the  Pension Reform Act 2014  and came to a conclusion that the major...

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