Author: McAnthony Anaelechukwu

FG begins disbursement of promotion arrears to civil servants

The Federal Government has promised to pay promotion arrears and backlog of allowances owed public servants. The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs, Winifred Oya-Ita, gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja at a Peer Review Mechanism (PRM), meeting for Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. “Public servants can now breath a sigh of relief as backlog of outstanding liabilities, such as promotion arrears would soon be addressed. “The Ministry of Finance has begun the disbursement of promotion arrears to some civil servants,” she said. Speaking on the PRM, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence...

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NASA probe suggests possible life on Mars

A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbour may have harboured life. But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be nonbiological explanations for both discoveries made by the Curiosity rover at a site called Gale crater, leaving the issue of Martian life a tantalizing but unanswered question. Three different types of organic molecules were discovered when the rover dug just 2 inches (5 cm) into roughly 3.5...

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Abuja Light Rail to create 20,000 jobs says Perm. Sec.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Chinyeaka Ohaa, has said that the coming into operation of the Abuja Light Rail service would accelerate FCT economy by boosting investments and creating job opportunities. Ohaa gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja when he led directors and management staff of the Administration on an inspection of the 78km Abuja Light Rail. He reaffirmed FCT Administration’s commitment to ensuring that the Mass Transit service was inaugurated in a matter of weeks. According to him, already the FCT Administration has written to the Presidency for a convenient date for its inauguration. “The...

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Petition to replay Champions League final with Ramos suspended REJECTED

A PETITION calling for the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid to be replayed has been rejected by the UK Government and Parliament. The highest profile match in world football saw The Reds defeated by Real Madrid, after two howlers from goalkeeper Loris Karius. But the match saw two controversial incidents involving Real defender Sergio Ramos. Liverpool’s top goalscorer and star player Mo Salah was taken off injured in the first half after colliding with the Spanish international. Ramos then bumped into Karius, before Real scored their three goals. A doctor has since revealed that the incident...

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Real Madrid’s door open for Neymar but players want Cristiano Ronaldo stay, says Marcelo

“Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t own Real Madrid, if the president chooses – anyone can be there.” Real Madrid want Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at the club but “the door is always open” for Neymar, left-back Marcelo has said. Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has said Real may be willing to offload Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in order to buy former Barcelona forward Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain. Both Ronaldo and Bale hinted they could leave Real after the 3-1 win over Liverpool in the Champions League final last month. Neymar moving to the Bernabeu in the future is inevitable, according to Marcelo, who linked up with...

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