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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 0

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 Administrator 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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February 6, 2018 Administrator 0

The Northeast Special Town Hall security meetings which were held last Monday in Maiduguri was deserted, as none of the governors in the zone attended the meeting, leaving the host Governor Kashim Shettima only in attendance. The meeting which was considered as timely and important was centered on the security challenges which have been bedeviling the region from 2009 to Read More

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

February 2, 2018 Administrator 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 Administrator 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 Administrator 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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Salaries: Buhari agreed to give us another bailout, not angry at us – governors

October 19, 2017 Administrator 0

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have said that at no point during their visit to the Presidential Villa did President Muhammadu Buhari blast them or show displeasure over inability of some state governments to pay workers salaries as reported by some media organisations. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and governor of Zamfara state, Mr. Abdulaziz Read More

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APC governors foreclose Buhari’s 2019 automatic ticket

October 18, 2017 Administrator 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

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Buhari, northern governors in closed-door meeting over oil exploration, insurgency top agenda

October 9, 2017 Administrator 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday had separate close-door meetings with three northern governors at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.  The governors are Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state. Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state said he briefed the President on the situation of Read More

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APC governors, ministers unite behind Buhari 2019

September 8, 2017 Administrator 0

…El-Rufai reveals Alhassan never a ‘Buharist’ Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and many ministers want President Muhammadu Buhari to seek reelection in 2019. Speaking to State House correspondents after a close-door meeting with the President in Abuja on Friday, El-Rufa’i said the governors and ministers Read More

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APC crises worsen as governors, NWC cancel monthly meeting

August 16, 2017 Administrator 0

A monthly consultative meeting of the national leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governors on the platform of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) scheduled to hold Wednesday was suspended after two governors had arrived.   It was gathered that the meeting was put on hold after the NWC got hint that some of the governors wouldn’t attend because of Read More