The Federal Government saved N200 billion by eliminating 50,000 ghost workers from its payroll this year, the Presidency said yesterday. Between February and this month, N13 billion was taken off the payroll monthly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said 11 leaders of the syndicate behind the

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More than 40 foreigners have been arrested in the last one week, following the fall of the dreaded Sambisa Forest, The Nation has learnt. The profiling of the foreigners has started to determine whether or not they were working in cahoot with Boko Haram insurgents, who are fleeing their former stronghold. The military has blocked all known entry

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday ordered the sack of nine workers of the Ministry of Local Government for alleged financial misappropriation. A statement by the Head of Service, Muhammed Naiya, also ordered the immediate suspension of a director in the Ministry of Finance for his alleged connivance to divert money from the

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Nigerians were told yesterday to be more vigilant after the arrest of a Boko Haram suspect in Ikorodu, Lagos. Boko Haram terrorists, who fled Sambisa Forest after it was captured at the weekend, are believed to be finding their way into communities. Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, who broke the news of the arrest during the

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World’s third most wanted ‘behind killing of expatriates in 2012, 2013’ 10 most wanted terrorists, according to U.S. The United States government had offered $340million (£217m) for about 10 most wanted terrorists, including the leader of Boko Haram, Imam Abubakar Shekau. Shekau attracts a bounty price from US officials of $7million

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) has rejected out-of-court settlement terms tabled by Senator Danjuma Goje and four others. The others are a former Gombe State Government House food supplier, Alhaji Sabo Mohammed Tumu; a former Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, Alhaji Aliyu Ubadone El-

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Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti has given approval for the immediate promotion of 15,772 public servants in the spirit of Christmas, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said the promotion cuts across workers in the local

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