Breaking: Govs push for 14-day inter-state lockdown

April 23, 2020 Editor 0

Governors of the 36 states under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have agreed an inter-state lockdown for atleast two weeks in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus. Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi who is also the NGF chairman revealed that the governors reached the agreement at the end of their teleconference on Covid-19. According to Read More

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Assets’ declaration: SERAP hands Buhari, Osinbajo, govs ultimatum

January 5, 2020 Editor 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to provide information on the summary of the assets, specifically property and income as contained in their asset declaration forms submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB). In a Freedom of Information requests sent by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to the Presidency, Read More

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Breaking: Reps reject six-year single term for President, govs

December 17, 2019 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has rejected a bill seeking a single term of six years for the president and state governors. Sponsored by Hon. John Dyegh, the bill which was listed on Tuesday’s Order Paper of the House for second reading was rejected through voice votes by members. In addition, the bill which was seeking amendment to certain provisions of Read More

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Armouries in Govt Houses: Carry your cross, govs tell Amosun

June 28, 2019 Editor 0

State governors have disowned their former colleague, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, over the armoury claim in Government Houses across all states of the federation, asking him to sort himself out on the issue.   The governors, who variously spoke through their spokespersons, said there was never a time they stockpiled arms and ammunition.    Former Governor Amosun made the allegation Tuesday Read More

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New govs groan under debt burden

June 3, 2019 Editor 0

The burden of foreign and local debts has become a major challenge for the new governors as well as those serving their second term in office, Blueprint has reliably gathered. Although most of the new governors are yet to officially come up to terms with the huge debts they met on assumption of office, sources close to some of them Read More

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Agenda for new NGF chairman Fayemi

June 1, 2019 Editor 0

The election last week of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state as the new chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is a welcome development. The emergence of Fayemi, who succeeds Abdulaziz Yari (having completed his terms of eight years as the Governor of Zamfara state), portends a good omen for the local government restructuring policy of the Buhari government. Read More

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As 12 govs vacate offices: Gaidam says we’ve made tremendous impacts

May 29, 2019 Editor 0

Ahead of Wednesday’s inauguration of their successors, 12 governors Tuesday rounded off their tenure  in their various states, with some scoring themselves high as performers. The states are Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Borno, Imo, Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Nasarawa, Kwara, Zamfara and Adamawa. While some completed a two-term tenure, others were not that lucky in their return bid. Yobe    Speaking at the valedictory session/handing Read More

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Minimum wage: Where’re the worker-friendly govs?

May 25, 2019 Editor 0

The welfare of workers in this part of the world largely depends on the personality of the presidents and governors. TOPE SUNDAY and ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU in this report raise a poser that where are the worker-friendly governors? Regrettably, the nation’s civil servants have to embark on strike to demand for a better welfare package, both at the state and federal Read More

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Minimum wage: Govs shun meeting

January 17, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) meeting ahead of Thursday’s National Economic Council (NEC) meeting over the controversial N30,000 new minimum wage failed to hold on Wednesday as a result of lack of quorum.  Out of the 36 governors that made up of the NGF, only governors of Zamfara, Bauchi, Jigawa, Niger and Adamawa and the deputy governors of Kaduna, Enugu, Read More

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31 days to elections: Govs, others stockpiling ammunitions – NATFORCE

January 16, 2019 Editor 0

Director General, National Taskforce on Small Arms, Light and Chemical Weapons, Dr Emmanuel Okereke, has raised the alarm over alleged stockpiling of ammunitions by some state governors and other political players ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The allegation is coming just 31 days to the Presidential/National Assembly Elections, and 46 days to the Governorship/House of Assembly polls. Raising the alarm Read More

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Gov Ortom should explain how he used bailout money

January 13, 2019 Editorial III 1

As indigenes of Benue state we cannot fold our arms and keep quiet and allow Governor Samuel Ortom to rule us as he likes. I have observed his administration for the past 3 years and discovered that he has failed us in the dividend of democracy in Benue state. We want to know how he used the money collected as Read More

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Projects: South-East Govs set for showdown with FG

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has commended the Federal government for capturing Southeast in their railway projects but insisted that South-East Governors are working for the project to be pushed to the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Umahi who said that one of the risen southeast governors visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was to talk about the much adorned second Read More

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Oyegun’s tenure tears Buhari, APC governors apart

April 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday had a close-door meeting with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Council Chamber of Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which started at 2:15 ended at 3:30pm, and couldn’t resolve the contentious tenure elongation for the members of the national and state executive committees of the party. The governors declined Read More

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Herdsmen-Farmers Clash: NEC raises sub-committee to visit affected states

February 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

As part of its deliberations at its resumed sitting Thursday, the Working Group set up by the National Economic Council, NEC, on the Herdsmen-Farmers violence in some parts of the country has constituted a Sub-Committee to visit frontline States in the conflict, hold consultations with stakeholders and interested parties on how to end the conflicts. At the meeting presided over Read More

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Pay workers before Christmas, Buhari orders govs

November 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday directed governors of the 36 states of the federation to ensure that salaries and entitlements of workers are paid before Christmas. Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, who disclosed this to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting the governors had with the President at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, said the President is worried Read More

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Buhari alone competent to lead Nigeria come 2019 – APC governors

October 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

The governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared that the issue of automatic ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election is not in contention, adding that no other contestant is credible enough to fly the party’s ticket.  The governors believe that President Buhari’s integrity, coupled with his performance since 2015 remain unbeatable. Speaking separately with newsmen Read More

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APC governors foreclose Buhari’s 2019 automatic ticket

October 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

…Backs Buhari’s directive to W/Bank over North’s development Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have insisted that the party will uphold its constitution as regards election of the party’s presidential flag-bearer ahead of the 2019 general elections. This is coming even as the party said it fully supports of President Muhammadu’s directive to the World Bank on the Read More