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What is the position of Labour on privatisation of PHCN?

Please Independent Advocate help contact the Nigeria Labor Congress to find out what it feels about the privatisation of the PHCN. From the look of things the country is yet to wake from its slumber of perpetual darkness.   In other words is the Nigeria Labor Congress happy with the way the PHCN in our country are functioning by throwing ...

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What is the state of the Pension Fund Administrators?

I must not fail to appreciate the wonderful works of the Independent Advocate in our society and I doff my hat for you for the good jobs for the masses. I have an itching problem I would want the Independent Advocate to solve for me by helping me find out from the National Pensions Commission, how many pension operators we ...

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What is the FRSC doing about road safety?

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help contact the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to find out why there are so many deaths on our roads these few years. The rate at which road users are dying these days calls for concern, because knowing that the FRSC are there to ensure sanity on the roads, how come ...

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What does Technical Aid Corps do?

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help shed more light on the issue of Technical Aid Corps jobs in the country. Sometime last year, I heard about the issue but I could not say for sure what it was all about, as everyone, I contacted could not say much about it. The only person who tried to ...

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Ministry of transport yet to pay my pension

I would be grateful if the Independent Advocate could help find out from the Federal Ministry of Transport Lagos why the processing of my pension has yet to be forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Establishments for processing to enable me receive my pension from the Federal Ministry of Transport. I was a driver for 21 years with the Federal ...

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What are the benefits of NSITF?

I would be grateful if the Independent Advocate could help find out from the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund what I should expect as regards the benefit administration before and after the new contributory pensions dispensation. I am interested because I have been a regular contributor of the scheme, and would also want to know more about the types of ...

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Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company’s Scratch and Pay cards

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help use its good offices to find out why the Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company  are up to with their Scratch card which is of no significance as far as I am concerned.  It is quite annoying carrying cards along with a bill after the normal payment has been made and worse ...

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My son was arrested for smoking in public

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help find out if it is true that the Federal Government actually recommended jail term for smoking in public. As I am writing this letter, my son is being detained in one of the Police Stations in Lagos, (Name withheld) since April 31 by some policemen on patrol who said he ...

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Gratuity from the Federal Ministry of Labor

Thank you Independent Advocate for helping me solve my pensions problems with the NIPOST.  This time, I want to know how I can collect my late brother’s gratuity with the Federal Ministry of Labor  as his wife who is his next-of-kin was unable to satisfy the necessary requirements of the Ministry according to an official in the Administrative Department who ...

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How would e-marking improve WAEC standard?

With Sarah Odede Email: oyin_k@yahoo.com 08055103156 I was happy when I read the report on the Independent Advocate page of Thursday April 17 entitled “WAEC begins e-marking” This development is sincerely welcome but the contention is weather the conduct of the West African School Certificate Examination, (WASSCE) less challenging or more complex now than before since the Council has now ...

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What are Technical Aid Corps jobs?

With Sarah Odede Email: oyin_k@yahoo.com 08055103156 I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help shed more light on the issue of Technical Aid Corps jobs in the country. Sometime last year, I heard about the issue but I could not say for sure what it was all about, as everyone, I contacted could not say much about it. The only person ...

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What is NDE Vocational Skills Acquisition?

I doff my hat for the Independent Advocate for all the risks it has been taken in order to solve the numerous complaints brought to its challenge. I am grateful to the Independent Newspapers for the creation of this wonderful column which has been making life very easy and accessible for many Nigerians. I would want the Independent Advocate to ...

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How do I get my dues from Army Pension Board?

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could please use its good office in contacting the Military Pension Board to know when my pension would be paid. I retired in 2010 at 2division Ibadan and was made to understand that my pension would be paid the month following my retirement.  To my surprise, the day I called on the ...

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What are the benefits of Pension Reform Act 2004?

Independent Advocate please shed more light on the issue of benefits under the Pension Reform Act (PRA) 2004 and the benefit payments since the inception of National Provident Fund / Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund Scheme. This enquiry is quite challenging, because many retirees like me who have been monthly contributors to the defunct NPF/NSITF, before the Pension Reform Act ...

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How does the Open University Operate?

I have been reading reports on education in the Independent Advocate page for the past three years and have found it very interesting and informative. This letter is my second attempt in contacting the Independent Advocate to help throw more light on the issue of the National Open University of Nigeria, and how I can benefit from it because I ...

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What is happening with Almajari education?

Please Independent Advocate help contact the appropriate authorities in the Ministry of Education what is going on with the Almajiri schools in the country. It seems the issue of Almajiri schools in the country is fast becoming a thing of the past.   The Universal Basic Education Commission is mute on this issue and it is a course of concern for ...

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What is delaying the Transitional Electricity Market?

Please Independent Advocate could you kindly attend to this letter, this is my third time of writing to you for quick intervention in the area of energy in this country. Once more, I am asking to know from your investigative journalism prowess to find out the outcome of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission and investors in the privatised power companies ...

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How do I get my daughter’s result from WAEC?

I am writing this letter to the Independent Advocate to please take action immediately to relief me of the sleepless nights I have in collecting my daughter’s results from the West African Examinations Council WAEC since last year, when my daughter travelled out of this country. Please Independent Advocate, what does it take me to collect my daughter’s result from ...

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What exactly is the mandate of Federal the Mortgage Bank of Nigeria?

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could come to my aid by helping find out from the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria what their functions are all about.  I want to know more about this bank because I have been a civil servant for 14 years and a regular contributor of the National Housing Fund and to date, ...

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I’m worried about the status of schools in the FCT

Sometime in January, I read a report on closure of schools in Kano State, my friend happened to be the enquirer/complainant of the letter which you investigated and reported. However, I would want to know what the Ministry of Education is doing as regards the schools in the Federal Capital Territory, does it mean all schools in the FCT are ...

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What do I stand to gain from social insurance?

I would be grateful if the Independent Advocate could help find out from the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund what I should expect as regards the benefit administration before and after the new contributory pensions dispensation. I am interested because I have been a regular contributor of the scheme, and would also want to know more about the types of ...

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More enlightenment on JAMB and Computer Based Test

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help shed more light on the newly introduced Computer Based Test? So much has been said on this, especially by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB.)    What are candidates supposed to know about the Computer that is being so celebrated, hope it has no effect on candidates’ results? I ...

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What is happening to my pension?

I would be grateful if the Independent Advocate could help find out from the Federal Ministry of Transport Lagos why the processing of my pension has yet to be forwarded to the Federal Ministry of Establishments for processing to enable me receive my pension from the Federal Ministry of Transport. I was a driver for 21 years with the Federal ...

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What are the criteria for promotion in the Civil Service?

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help find out from the Federal Civil Service Commission Headquarters what it takes to be promoted in the civil service. I am tempted to ask this question because I was last promoted six years ago, despite the fact that I upgraded my Curriculum Vitae two years ago, at least to boast ...

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What is the government policy on fish importation?

Minister of Agriculture, Akinwumi Adesina

I would be happy if the Independent Advocate could help confirm from the appropriate authorities if it is true that the Federal Government of Nigeria imports fish into the country. It has been strongly rumored that fish importation into the country would soon be a thing of the past and before any further pronouncement was made, fish sellers in the ...

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