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Governors only beneficiaries of current LG system – Khaleel

May 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, speaks to MOSES JOHN on the need for Nigerians to pressure the state legislature into giving support to the local government autonomy. Excerpts. LG autonomy and constitutional amendment So far, so good. Out of the 36 states Houses of Assembly that are expected to legislate on the Read More

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Local government autonomy good for teachers – NULGE boss

April 25, 2018 Editorial IV 0

National President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, speaks to MOSES JOHN on the struggle for local government autonomy and its opposition by a sister union. Excerpts.LG autonomy and teachers If this bill is passed into law, primary school education would even be more autonomous than the local government, because the provision is very clear. Read More

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Ekiti poll: I’ll be unusual governor – Opeyemi

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ekiti governorship aspirant, Bamidele Opeyemi, has promised to be an unusual governor if elected into the exalted office. Opeyemi, who is angling for the position on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), said he has developed a blueprint tagged “Keeping Hope Alive” which he would use to chart the course of development of the state. Opeyemi, who Read More

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Autonomy ‘ll strengthen LGs – Saraki

April 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has commended the Kwara State House of Assembly and other eight states that passed the bill on Local Government Autonomy, saying their action would deepen democracy. Saraki, who spoke at a meeting with the leadership of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), led by its National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil, Read More

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State Assemblies yet to consider bill on LG autonomy – NULGE

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has said the local government autonomy has not been rejected by the State House of Assemblies in the on-going constitution amendment process. Rather, the union said the bill on local government autonomy is still under consideration by 26 state legislatures across the country, as only 10 have so far considered the bill Read More

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Mass sack: NULGE drags El-Rufai to court

November 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Moses John The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has dragged the Kaduna state government to the National Industrial Court, Abuja. The union is challenging the Kaduna state Local Government Councils (Restructuring and Staffing Order) tagged K.D.S.L.N. 2017, which sets out the maximum staffing level for all local government and provides that workers in local governments that Read More

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NULGE protests nationwide Aug 21 over LG autonomy

August 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

National leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) will stage a nationwide protest rally on Monday, next week, to prevail on the state assemblies to do the needful. Th e nationwide rally which is a followup to an earlier one, will begin in Zamfara and Anambra states, and will end on September 14, 2017, in Sokoto. According Read More

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Challenges for new ALGON executives

August 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Salis Muhammad Moriki Th e Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) was established with the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999. Th e association provides a platform for interaction and exchange of ideas and experiences for local government chairmen across the country. It is a forum where challenges facing local government councils in Nigeria are analyzed with Read More

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Effective LG system will address agitations – Dogara

July 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has stated that the growing level of disenchantment in Nigerians will be greatly reduced with eff ective local government systems in place. Dogara also said “there is a chance to meet up with the expectations of Nigerians as the ongoing Constitution amendment exercise aff ords lawmakers the opportunity to improve Read More

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LG autonomy‘ll end insecurity in Nigeria – NULGE

June 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

 Says govs, state assemblies against it By Moses John Abuja The incessant agitation, youth restiveness and security challenges currently facing the nation, would be a thing of the past if the local government is granted administrative and political autonomy, National President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, has said. Khaleel spoke at a meeting of the Read More

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Govs direct beneficiaries of LG woes – NULGE

May 22, 2017 Blueprint 1

 Says Dankwambo economical with truth By Moses John, Abuja and Joy Emmanuel, Yenagoa National President, Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, has lashed at Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe state, for saying most Nigerians don’t want to work in local government because it lacks capacity to manage council funds. Comrade Khaleel in an exclusive interview with Blueprint Read More

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How to achieve LG autonomy

May 16, 2017 Blueprint 0

I have always anticipated that the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) will hear our clarion call to stop a little and listen to us being former senior comrades. I say this because we have been in this struggle over the years knowing fully how trade unions could prosper and get to the desired points. The Read More

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NULGE to state govts: It’s your responsibility to pay teachers’ salaries

May 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

 LGs lack capacity to manage funds – Dankwambo By Moses John, Abuja and Patrick Ahanor, Benin City Local government workers have continued their advocacy for financial autonomy at the third tier of government, as their umbrella body- Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), yesterday rejected the payment of teachers’ salaries from the State and Local Government Joint Accounts. Delta Read More

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NULGE and quest for LG autonomy, constitutional reform

April 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

Recently, the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), staged a rally in Jos, Plateau state, where they canvassed full autonomy for local government system in Nigeria. MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITTU reports The quest for full autonomy for Nigeria’s local government system was canvassed by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), who staged a rally on the streets t Read More

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Constitution amendment: Ugwuanyi backs autonomy for LGs

April 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Our Correspondent Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ug¬wuanyi, has backed the growing demand for local government autonomy in the country. Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Ubosi also toed the governor’s path by expressing support for the struggle by the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) for the third tier of government to enjoy full autonomy. Read More

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Aregbesola’s opposition to LG autonomy, undemocratic says NULGE

April 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

Stories by Moses John Abuja Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has described the position of Osun state governor, Raufu Aregbesola, on local government autonomy as undemocratic and confusing. Reacting to statement credited to governor that autonomy for local government in a federal system of government was not possible, National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, warned the governor Read More

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NULGE wants teachers’ salaries on first-line charge

April 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Moses John Abuja Following worries by the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) that local governments lacked the capacity to pay its members if granted autonomy, the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has advocated that the payment of teachers’ salaries should be the responsibility of both federal and state governments. National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, who Read More

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NULGE urges state assemblies to be independent

March 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Moses John Abuja National President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel has urge members of state house of assemblies in Nigeria to free themselves from the bondage of state governors by voting for the administrative, financial and the political independent of  local governments in Nigeria. Comrade Khaleel who said this during the second Read More

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NULGE begins nationwide rally

March 16, 2017 Blueprint 1

 Wants SIECs, state/LG joint account abolished By Moses John Abuja The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), has, again, called for the abolition of State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) and the State/Local Government Joint Account, to guarantee meaningful progress and development at the grassroots. To actualise this, NULGE has begun a nationwide rally to ensure financial and administrative autonomy Read More

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NULGE hails ruling against council chairmen sack

December 28, 2016 Blueprint 0

Stories by Moses John Abuja The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has commended the Supreme Court judgement against laws empowering state governors to sack elected local government chairmen in the country. Speaking to our correspondent in Abuja, NULGE President, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, told our correspondent that the ruling would deepen the democratic process, especially from the grassroots. He Read More

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Autonomy: NULGE seeks constitution amendment

September 21, 2016 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has called for constitution amendment to guarantee administrative and financial independence of the local government system in the country. The union urged President Muhammadu Buhari to back his words on the need for the autonomy of the tier of government with action by freeing the local governments from the control of state Read More

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Minimum wage: Govs ill-informed, inhuman – NULGE

December 8, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Moses John Abuja Nigeria Union of Local Government employees (NULGE), has described the recent resolution by the Governors’ Forum to discontinue the payment of N18, 000 minimum wages in their respective states as unconstitutional, anti-democracy and inhuman. National President of the Union, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil, who holds the traditional title of Jarman Makaman Kano, said this in a statement Read More

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Bailout: Tension in Benue as NULGE threatens showdown

October 27, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Kula Tersoo Makurdi The confusion over bailout funds in Benue state has continued unabated as Council workers have vowed to resist “anything in form of another screening.” Blueprint recalls that when he assumed duties about six months ago, Governor Samuel Ortom ordered staff audit which was done across the state. But since the arrival of the bailout funds to Read More

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Northern govs responsible for insurgency – NULGE

April 7, 2014 Blueprint 0

Barely one week after President Goodluck Jonathan slammed the northern governors over the spate of insecurity in some parts of the region, the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) is also putting the blame at the doorsteps of the affected state chief executives. This, NULGE explained is because of the alleged corrupt leadership style of the governors from the Read More

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NULGE boss tasks Wada on LG autonomy

February 20, 2014 Blueprint 0

Oyibo Salihu President, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, has charged the Kogi state governor, Capt. Idris Wada, to champion the call for autonomy of local government councils and stop meddling in their affairs. Khaleel, who disclosed this yesterday in an interview with Blueprint in Lokoja, said solution to insecurity and other vices that inimical to Read More