Nigerian Army ex-spokesperson, General JTE Chukwu dies in Abuja
A retired Nigerian Army Brigadier General JTE Chukwu has passed away.
The former Director of Army Public Relations gave up the ghost on Thursday in his residence in Abuja.
Chukwu was named the spokesperson of the military arm in February 2018 when Lieutenant General Tuku Buratai was the Chief of Army Staff.
He succeeded Brigadier General Sani Usman, who proceeded to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Plateau.
Until his appointment as DAPR, Chukwu was the Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Public Relations (NASPRI) in Lagos State.
Gunmen kill YPP ward chairman in Imo
Gunmen have killed the Young Progressives Party (YPP) chairman in Ibeme ward, Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, David Uche.
He was gunned down in front of his family house on Wednesday at about 7:30am.
According to an eyewitness, the gunmen, suspected to be vigilante operatives, arrived in a Sienna and a Lexus 300.
They were thought to have been hired by a man who came to settle a score with the Ifeanyi over N100,000 debt.
State Chairman of YPP, Victor Diala, confirmed the incident.
He said: “It happened. The young man was shot right in front of his house.
“The funny thing is that they took his body to Federal Medical Centre, Owerri (FMC) where they tagged it ‘unknown gunman’.”
Police spokesman, Michael Abattam, could not be reached for comments.
Source: The Nation
FG sacks over 500 ‘illegal’ employees of labour ministry
The federal government has sacked over 500 “illegal staff” of the ministry of labour and employment, TheCable can report.
They were said to have been employed into the ministry weeks before the 2019 general election — but without a waiver from the office of the head of the civil service of the federation.
According to an internal circular signed by Hussain AbdallahRahman, the director of human resource management at the ministry, and obtained by TheCable, the “illegal staff” were sacked due to the refusal of a committee to enroll the new employees into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) platform.
The IPPIS is a platform under the office of the accountant-general of the federation responsible for the payment of salaries and wages directly to government employees’ bank accounts with appropriate deductions and remittances of third-party payments.