Masari

Governor Bello Masari approves automatic employment for First class graduates of state’s varsity

Katsina State Governor Bello Masari has approved automatic employment of first class graduates of the state University: Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, into the civil service of the state.

Masari who gave the approval while flagging off the Katsina State sponsored ’’National Talent Hunt, program intended to select young talents held at the conference Hall of Katsina State Local Govt Service Commission, said the future growth and development of the state is in the hands of the youths.

He said; “engaging the young and brilliant graduates was aimed at reducing unemployment as well as filling the gaps created by frequent retirement from service.

‘’my administration has accorded top priority in restoring the lost glory in the education sector.

‘’The sustenance of qualifying examination by my administration is yielding the desired results by encouraging our final year students in the secondary schools to excel in public examinations like NECO and WAEC.

’In 2019 Katsina state clinched the leading position in the presidential debate and currently the state is taking part in this year’s edition of the competition.”

The Governor also commended the youths from Katsina State for shunning participation in the recent nationwide #EndSARS protest, saying they made the state proud as the most peaceful and full of hospitality

He charged the organizers of the Talent Hunt competition to be fair and strictly adhered to the rules by identifying the best among the contestants.

Earlier in an address of welcome the state Deputy Governor Alhaji Mannir Yakubu assured that the present administration in the state will continue to support youths by formulating policies and programs that will be of immense benefit in building their capacity.

The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Higher Education Mall Bashir Usman Ruwan Godiya assured that those who emerged as the best one hundred winners by taking first, second and third positions would be rewarded alongside with some others closed to them.

He disclosed that all entries must be submitted before February 8 2021, when the actual competition is expected to start.

#EndSARS:- Police pull out Suit Against judicial panels' probe

#EndSARS:- Police pull out Suit Against judicial panels’ probe

Nigeria Police Force has applied for the removal of its suit praying a federal high court in Abuja, for an order stopping the various states’ judicial panels of enquiry probing allegations of rights abuses and other acts of brutality of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units.

In the suit marked, FHC/ABJ/CS/1492/2020, the plaintiff, through one of its lawyers, Festus Ibude, filed a notice of discontinuance.

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has denied authorising the filing of the suit.

The notice of discontinuance reads, “Take notice that the plaintiff herein intends to and doth hereby wholly withdraws its suit against all the defendants.”

In the suit, the plaintiff urged the court to restrain the Attorneys-General of the 36 states of the federation and their various panels of enquiry from going ahead with the probe focusing on police impunity.

The defendants totaling 104, who were sued by the NPF, comprised the Attorney-General of the Federation, the National Human Rights Commission which set up the Independent Investigative Panel sitting in Abuja, the Attorneys-General of the states, and chairmen of the states’ panels.

The NPF, had through their lawyer, Mr O. M. Atoyebi (SAN), argued in the fresh suit that the state governments lacked the power to constitute the panels to investigate activities of the police force and its officials in the conduct of their statutory duties.

According to the plaintiff, the state governments’ decision to set up such panels violated the provisions of section 241(1)(2)(a) and Item 45, Part 1, First Schedule to the Constitution and Section 21 of the Tribunals of Inquiry Act.

It argued that by virtue of the provisions of 241(1)(2)(a) and Item 45, Part 1, First Schedule to the Nigerian Constitution only the Federal

Government had exclusive power to “organise, control and administer the Nigeria Police Force”.

It therefore, urged to, among others, declare that “the establishment of panel of enquiries by the governors of the various states of the federation of Nigeria, to inquire into the activities of the Nigeria Police Force in relation to the discharge of her statutory duties is a gross violation of the provisions of Section 241 (1)(2) (a) and Item 45, Part 1, First schedule, 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Section 21 of the tribunals of inquiry Act, Cap.T21, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004”.

The plaintiff also urged the court to declare that “having regard to the circumstances of this case, the attitude of the governors of the various states of the Federation of Nigeria, in this case, is unconstitutional, illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever”.

It sought an order of perpetual injunction restraining the 3rd to 38th defendants (the state Attorneys-General of the 36 states) “from making or conducting any investigations, sittings and inquiries and/or from making or conducting any further investigations, sittings and inquiries in respect of matters affecting the Nigeria Police Force, and or further setting up any panel of inquiry in any state whatsoever in the country”.

 

Survival Fund Application Form 2020

FG MSME Survival Fund Application Form 2020 – How to Apply

Survival Fund Registration Form 2020: The Survival Fund Registration 2020 form is out! Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has successfully commenced recruitment intake for 2020 session applicants.

Survival Fund Application Form 2020. Due to the downward movement of the economy and the adverse effects it has on Nigerians and small, medium-sized enterprises and business, the federal government has concluded plans that will see Nigerian businesses getting some relief funds from the government.

This funds will come into phases as we are meant to understand namely :
MSME Survival Fund with the Payroll support track

  • MSME Survival Fund: 60 Billion Naira available fund.
  • Payroll support track: 15 Billion Naira.

These funds are or will be provided to help Nigerian businesses bounce back to life after massively being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The federal government is banking heavily on these funds as they believe and claim it will help put smiles on the faces of Nigerians.

Duration: a time has been given and its to last doe 3 months or even more.

Beneficiaries: Micro and Small businesses registered in Nigeria.

How to Apply for N75Bn MSME Survival Fund Application Form

  • Here is the website to register www.survivalfund.ng
  • You have to scroll a little to the registration link button and click on it for smooth registration.
  • You will have to fill all the necessary information and details you are asked.
  • Make a print out of your acknowledgement slip to prove that you actually register.

Application Form & Portal

  • Payroll Support: the federal government targets to assist about 500,000 MSMEs. This will help them have liquid cash to pay staff salaries etc.
  • Formalisation Support: a Window is open here to see that over 250,000 unregistered business get registered free of charge.
  • General Grant: 50,000 naira will be given to identifiable businesses that are massively affected by the pandemic.
  • Artisan/Transport Support: Artisan and Transport Support operators are not left out because over 333,000 will receive the support of 30 thousand naira.
  • Guaranteed Offtake Scheme: Bulk purchase of products from 100,000 MSMEs to protect jobs and livelihood

MSME Survival Fund

The federal government is launching a new site. that will help see Nigerian businesses pull through the current economic storm. Here MSME that is at the point of collapse will get a Survival Fund that is just like the youwin conditional grant.

You might ask, why is the federal government providing these funds? The federal government knows that in no distance time most employers of labour are going to lay off their workers and this will have a negative multiplier effect on the economy.

To prevent the imminent job loss the federal government had to step in, to save the situation by helping save 1.3million jobs across the country.

  1. Duration: this scheme might come in stages but the first stage is going to last for just 3 months. There might be an extension but don’t worry we are going to inform you more on this.
  2. Target Beneficiaries: employees of MSMEs and Self-employed individuals are highly likely to receive this funding

FG N75Bn MSME Survival Fund Requirements

  • Employees’ or beneficiary’s company should be in Nigeria and also registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC
  • To fast track, the disbursements of funds beneficiaries Must have BVN
  • Employers of labour must show proof that they have a staff strength of not less than 3 persons
  • Business must be functional and should be owned by a Nigerian

Self-employed Individuals :

  • You should actively be involved in the provision of Services under the transportation sector, i.e. Bus drivers, Taxi drivers, Ride share drivers. (Uber, Bolt Taxify etc) and Mechanics
  • Artisans, Electricians Plumbers etc.

N75Bn MSME Survival Fund Registration Period.

The starting date of FG N75Bn MSME Survival Fund is 21st September 2020. We are going to update this page if the closing date is announced.

Key point to note :

  • Payroll support: target over 500,000 vulnerable MSMEs that are at the point of collapse as this will help them meet necessary obligations in their businesses. At least each business will have funds to pay N30,000 to N50,000 per employee salaries in a space of 3 months.
  • Formalization Support: there will be free business registration as this will help the federal government increase it revenue base in future time.
  • General Grant: Not less than 100,000 business will greatly benefit from these funds, they are going to receive 50,000 or more.
Nigeria Immigration Recruitment 2020

Nigeria Immigration Recruitment 2020 Shortlist for CBT Aptitude Test

Nigeria Immigration Recruitment 2020 Shortlist for Computer-Based Aptitude Test – The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) wishes to inform the general public that the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) for recruitment into the NIS will hold on the 7 of December 2020 while that of NSCDC will hold on the 8 December 2020 in the 36 States of the federation and FCT.

Nigeria Immigration Recruitment 2020. To check if you are shortlisted visit https://immigrationrecruitment.org.ng

Candidates are advised to check their email addresses and phone numbers for notification and venue for CBAT from 6 pm on 1 December 2020.

All shortlisted candidates have also been assigned CBAT centres and are to report to the centres at the times indicated against their names to sit for the Test. Accordingly, candidates who applied for NIS able to visit https://immigrationrecruitment.org.ng while those who applied for NSCDC and subsequently updated their educational records are to visit https://cdfipb.careers to print individual letters invitation.

Candidates will not have access to a centre or session other than that allotted via email addresses and phone numbers. Therefore, candidates are to note the specific sessions and time for the examination as stated in the notification message for strict compliance.

All candidates are to come along and bring the following: Photocopy of Online Application Reference Form and any other bona fide form of ID with very clear holder’s picture
Face Mask (mandatory)

Disclaimer Notice:

Candidates are to note that any notification received outside email addresses or phone numbers is not valid. Third-party (forwarded) messages to other candidates are unacceptable and shall lead to disqualification.

ASUU Strike

ASUU Strike, Federal Government assure Nigerians – Public Universities will soon reopen

ASUU Strike, There are strong indications that after eight months at home due to the strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), public universities may soon reopen for academic activities.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this at the inauguration ceremony for the reconstituted Federal Government team for the renegotiation of the 2009 agreements with ASUU.

He announced that significant progress has been recorded in the negotiations with the union in finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the education sector, and most especially, the university sub-sector.

The minister noted the government is also worried about the vicious cycle over the years of the myriad of industrial actions university unions.

Adamu said, “As you are quite aware, the Federal Government and relevant stakeholders, in the past months, have been neck-deep in several meetings with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and others, to resolve the outstanding issues that led to the current industrial action in public universities.

“It is noteworthy that although most of residual issues were part of the comprehensive agreement reached with the previous administration, I can report that significant progress has, so far, been recorded and there is an opportunity that our public universities, like their private counterparts, will soon reopen for academic activities.”

He explained that the government team is expected to take another look at the 2009 agreements reached with the university-based Unions and work with each Union towards making far-reaching recommendations that would reposition the Nigerian university system.

“It has also become necessary and urgent that all hands must now be on deck to restore the confidence reposed in university education by students, parents and the general public,” Adamu said.

The Federal Government Team, which is categorised into substantive members, advisers and observers, is led by Professor Emeritus Munzali Jibril.

The minister tasked the team to “Propose and prescribe short, medium and long-term measures for the sustainable funding and management of Federal universities, in order to restore lasting peace, stability, harmony and progress in the Nigerian University System; and

“Re-negotiate the residual issues in the 2009 Agreements between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the university-based unions, towards a workable and implementable agreement between both parties, such that will facilitate repositioning of Nigerian universities for greater responsibilities in national development;

“Make any other recommendations, as may be necessary, to ensure the realistic implementation of future agreements, by all stakeholders. Let me congratulate you on your appointment, which is a clarion call to service.”

Civil Defence Shortlisted Candidate

Check Full List: Civil Defence Shortlisted Candidate 2020/2021

This is to inform all applicant that the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps full list of shortlisted candidates for 2020 pre-screening examination will be done nationwide in all the centers published here online. Civil Defence Shortlisted Candidate.

Civil Defence Shortlisted Candidate. Candidates who applied for the exercise can now check their names on the published list of shortlisted candidates for Nigerian pre-screening test using the procedure provided below:

Civil Defence Board will release the list of successful candidates based on;

  • Principle of Federal Character to ensure geographical spread
  • Physical fitness
  • Qualification
  • Performance at the recruitment examination/interview

N/B: All Shortlisted candidates will receive a congratulatory message with the venue, date and time of screening.

Update for all Applicant

All successful candidates for the screening exercise should proceed to check their names to confirm their eligibility for the final interview. Candidates are also required to come to their various states screening centres nationwide with the following items:

  • Original and photocopies of their credentials.
  • Birth Certificate or Age Declaration
  • Passports and full size 5 x 7 photographs.
  • Writing materials (Biro and Pencil)
  • National Identity card/International Passport.

How to Access Civil Defence Shortlisted List

Applicant are required to check their GMAIL or YAHOO MAIL Address used during the registration exercise for possible update about the next phase of the recruitment.

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) wishes to inform the general public that the Computer Based Aptitude Test (CBAT) for recruitment into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will hold on the 8th of December, 2020 in the 36 States of the federation and FCT.

Candidates are advised to check their email addresses and phone numbers for notification and venue for CBAT from 6 pm on 1st December 2020. All shortlisted candidates have also been assigned CBAT centres and are to report to the centres at the times indicated against their names to sit for the Test.

Candidates who applied for NSCDC should visit https://cdfipb.careers  to updated their educational records and print individual letters of invitation

Candidates will not have access to any centre or session other than that allotted via email addresses and phone numbers. Therefore, candidates are to note the specific sessions and time for the examination as stated in the notification message for strict compliance. All candidates are to come along and bring the following:

  • Photocopy of Online Application Reference Form and any other bonafide form of ID with very clear holder’s picture
  • Face Mask (mandatory)

For those who may not remember the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Recruitment Exercise, please click the link below:

Disclaimer Notice: Candidates are to note that any notification received outside email addresses or phone numbers is not valid. Third-party (forwarded) messages to other candidates are unacceptable and shall lead to disqualification.

– GUIDELINE TO CHECK IF YOUR NAME APPEARS ON THE PORTAL.

There are basically 2 methods you can use to easily locate your name on the list of shortlisted candidates, and they are;

  • Use the find option – you can use this method by clicking on f3 on your keyboard and then enter your name in the space provided and click on enter, this will allow the system to search through the entire PDF to locate and highlight your name or any similar name on the list.
  • The traditional scrolling method – you simply scroll through the entire document and locate your state then check through the entire names one after the other to find your name.

Peruzzi Shocks Female Fan With Xmas Gift

Peruzzi Shocks Female Fan, Nigerian singer, Peruzzi, also known as Huncho, has surprised a lucky female fan with her most desired gift for Christmas, which is a wig priced at N18,000.
The fan with the handle @Tiana_kriss had taken to Twitter to try her luck with the ‘Majesty’ crooner.

Unknown to her, Santa was nearby as he granted her wish through the DMW signed artist whose real name is Tobechukwu Victor Okoh. Peruzzi Shocks Female Fan

On reading her tweet, the 30-year-old asked for her account details. A few minutes later, he tweeted that he had successfully completed the transaction.

We recalls the Afro-pop star cleared the air on his upcoming album titled ‘Rum & Boogie’, assuring everyone that he has no intention of taking the shine away from other albums already released in 2020.

See the Twitter exchange below:

 

Simi Tasks Nigerian Government On ASUU Strike

Outspoken Nigerian songstress Simi has taken to social media to task the Nigerian government about the ongoing nationwide strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

ASUU, which is the umbrella academic body of Nigerian public universities has been on strike for several months now with meetings to resolve it with the Nigerian government proving futile.

The union going on strike now appears to be an annual occurrence with several Nigerian students attending universities under the academic body adding extra years to their course of study due to the incessant strikes.

Simi in her rant against the government for its actions and inactions lamented that Nigerian leaders “don’t have compassion on their own people.”

According to her, the government takes away the dreams and hopes of the youths with some students having to spend eight years for courses that should take four years.

She shared:

“Higher institutions on strike for months almost, if not every, year. The odds are always stacked against the average Nigerian. You spend the first half of ur life just trying to survive. To eat. To catch up. When you finally decide to settle, you don’t have enough to do even that.

Taking away the hopes and dreams of the youth. Destroying their futures so they’re ready to settle for crumbs. Just so they can live to see the next day and fight for more crumbs. Because they’re not your own children, their futures don’t matter???? Shame on you!!!

If the leaders in our own country can’t have compassion on their own people, then what can we really do? They get into power and abuse it, abuse the people they should be serving. The rest of the world laughing at the so called giant of Africa. Shame on all of you!!

Imagine doing a 4yr course for 8 years…still no job. This modafukkin wickedness is too much.”

Simi has always been vocal about socio-economic issues affecting Nigeria.

Recently she disclosed to SDE Pulse that she was an active part in the recent #EndSARS protests that rocked Nigeria because she is passionate about the country. She said:

“I’m passionate about it because as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have a choice. Nigeria is my country and I was born and raised in it and I want to be proud of it.”

“I’m passionate about it, because as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have a choice. Nigeria is my country and I was born and raised in it and I want to be proud of it.”

Mallam Adamu blames past governments

Mallam Adamu blames past governments for the continuous ASUU strike

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu blames past governments for the continuous strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

Although Adamu was not specific on which administration he was referring to, he said government should not have entered into an agreement with the university teachers to pay them N1.3trilion when it knew it couldn’t pay it.

Mallam Adamu blames past governments for the continuous ASUU strike. Adamu, at a town hall meeting tagged: “Engaging the youth and communities” said the main cause of the incessant strike by ASUU was government’s agreement with the union to pay universities N1.3 trillion.

“I believe while government was signing that agreement, they knew it was not possible for them to implement it. There is just nowhere N1.3trn will come out from. I think the basic problem between ASUU and the government has been what to do about this N1.3 trillion. If a government appends its signature to an agreement, it is an agreement,” Adamu said.

Adamu expressed regrets that the strike was still on, promising, however, that an agreement would soon be reached with the aggrieved lecturers.

He said: “We are not happy that our campuses are closed, we are not happy that the calendar of schools has been disrupted. But the fault is the government that signed to do what it knew it could not do.

“But I assure you that we are on the verge of reaching an agreement and very, very soon, we will reach an agreement with them.”
While responding to a question concerning teachers and better pay, Adamu said the President has pledged to be paying anyone who intends to be trained as a teacher immediately after secondary school.

He said: “There is a pension scheme exclusively for teachers. All teachers’ children will be taught free in school. They won’t pay a single Kobo in the course of training their children. Government has also approved special allowances for rural postings, like hardship allowance.”

Burna Boy Grammy Nomination

Burna Boy Reacts – “You Are Looking At The Champion”

The self-proclaimed African giant, who recently released his fifth studio album, ‘Twice As Tall’, earned himself a chance to compete for the Best Global Music Award category.

Burna Boy Grammy Nomination. We recalls the singer lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.

The Odogwu crooner lost to Beninese popular singer, Angélique Kidjo.

Taking to Instagram, Burna Boy reacted to his second Grammy nomination by sharing a video of himself having fun with his mother, Bose Ogulu and other family members.

The singer wrote;

“You are looking at the Champion #Odogwu Family first!!! #burnaboyworld #grammys #twiceastall.”

See his post below: