Lalong presents N106bn 2022 budget to Plateau Assembly

October 21, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong, Thursday, presented the sum of N106.807 billion proposed fiscal expenditure for 2022 budget before the House of Assembly for consideration. He said the proposed estimate tagged: “Budget of Economic of Economic Recovery and Consolidation of Inclusive Infrastructural Growth,” has the size of; “One hundred and six billion, eight hundred and seven million, two hundred Read More

Supreme Court didn’t nullify my chairmanship – Jude Okeke

October 14, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Jude Okeke-led All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) on Thursday reacted to the Supreme Court judgment, which declared that Charles Soludo is the candidate of the party for Anambra state governorship election. Okeke said the Supreme Court didn’t nullify his chairmanship. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ikechukwu Chukwunyere, Okeke boasted that he’s still APGA National Chairman. The Read More

Breaking: Stakeholders adopt Senator Ayu as consensus candidate for PDP National Chairman

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention slated for October 30 and 31, 2021, the northern stakeholders have unanimously adopted the former Senate President, Dr Iyorchia Ayu, as their consensus candidate for the position of National Chairman. Recall that, the Chairman of PDP Zoning Committee, Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last week recommended that “consequently, the current Read More

Breaking: At last, Anambra deputy governor dumps Obiano’s APGA for APC, less than one month to guber poll

October 13, 2021 Editor 0

The deputy Governor of Anambra state, Dr Nkem Okeke, has finally dumped All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), less than one month before the governorship election in the state. Dr. Okeke was received by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Okeke was led to the President by Read More

Pandora: Osun governor Oyetola denies link with London property

October 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has denied the alleged ownership of a property in London, United Kingdom. He also denied the purported link with the owner of the property, Mr Kolawole Aluko. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, Sayurday, Oyetola described as ‘unfounded and untrue,’ the report linking him to the Read More

APC governors celebrate Inuwa Yahaya @60, call him ‘shining light’

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described the governor of Gombe state Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, as a ‘shining light’ even as he marks his 60th birthday. In a statement signed Saturday in Abuja by the chairman of the forum and Kebbi state governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, commended governor Read More

Anambra poll: INEC boss warns on double/multiple registrations

October 8, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has warned voters against multiple registrations for the permanent voter cards (PVCs) ahead of the November 6 Anambra state governorship election. He gave the warning at an emergency meeting of political parties and the INEC, held at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja on Friday. He also disclosed that Read More

Oyetola presents N129.7bn budget for 2022 fiscal year

October 5, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, Tuesday presented a total sum of N129,8bn budget to the Atate House of Assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget tagged “Budget of Sustainable Development,” Oyetola said advancement of economy will be given priority. The budget presentation, which was the 30th since the creation of the state, was higher than the year 2021 budget of Read More

Buni urges humanitarian partners to patronize local contractors

October 5, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC caretaker Extraordinary conversation planning committee, Mai Mala Buni, has charged humanitarian and development partners working in the state to patronize indigenous contractors in award of contracts. Governor Buni made the appeal Monday when he received in audience the country Director of Qatar charity organization, Shiek Hamda El-Sayyad.  A statement signed by the Buni’s media Read More

Buni’s unassuming leadership reason for massive defection into APC – Akume

October 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Senator George Akume, has commended the current leadership of All the Progressives Congress (APC), Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee under governor Mai Mala Buni. The former governor said Buni’s unassuming leadership has reunited the party and also responsible for the recent massive defection into the APC from opposition party. In a congratulatory Read More

In Kwara, AbdulRazaq flags off PEWASH programme with N150m counterpart funds

September 29, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Wednesday flagged off Partnership for Expanded Water supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) program in Kwara state. Governor AbdulRazaq had approved N150 million counter parts fund for the PEWASH. The governor in his speech noted that the PEWASH programme has been designed to deliver sustainable access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene to all Read More

Buni swears-in new council boss, board chairman, others

September 28, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni has Monday swears-in Alhaji Dayyabu Ilu as the executive chairman of Gulani Local Government area following the vacuum created by the demise of Ahmed Musa Gulani. Buni said the swearing of Ilu, the former Vice chairman was based on section 23 of Yobe state local government Law as amended. He urged the new chairman Read More

Bayelsa @ 25: Abacha remains our hero- Diri

September 28, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, weekend said he was grateful  to former head of state, late General Sani Abacha, over the creation of the state 25 years ago. The state was created  on October 1, 1996. Governor Diri said the people of his homogeneous Ijaw state remain grateful to the late Nigerian leader for that singular decision regardless of Read More

Osun bio-refinery ‘ll create 15,000 employments

September 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has partnered with a firm Virtueplus Two Integrated Nigeria Limited, for the establishment of a bio refinery in the state. A statement by the Director, Public Relations in the Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation, Moshood Suleimon, Sunday, said a Memorandum Of Understanding(MoU) has been signed with the  firm. According to the statement, the bio Read More

Osun communities cry out over 4 months power outage, beg IBEDC, govt

September 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Residents and business owner in Ife North local government comprising Ipetumodu, Edunabon, Moro, Yakooyo, Asipa and Akinlalu towns in Osun state, have cried out over continuous power outage running to four months in their towns. They said the blackout has caused damages and has well led to debt for business owners in the affected towns. It was gathered that the Read More

El-rufai to Southern govs: Anti open-grazing law unimplementable

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kaduna state governor Nasir El-Rufai, has responded to the new law banning Open-grazing in the Southern states of Nigeria, saying such law is not implementable presently. Some southern states like Ondo, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Osun, among others have passed anti open gracing law. But speaking with newsmen Tuesday after a meeting with officials of the All progressives Congress (APC) Read More

Bauchi gov a patriot, ‘ll never join APC, Northern youth leaders tell FFK

September 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

A frontline group made up of over 100 youth groups, Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) has described claims by former Aviation Minister, Chief Fami Fani-Kayode (FFK), that he would influence Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, and two other Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors to dump their party as lame and laughable. NYLF President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, expressed this at Read More

Osun ministerial nominees: Alimi lied – Oyetola’s aide

September 17, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The claim by Osun State’s former Commissioner for Local and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Kolapo Alimi, that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola failed to nominate his predecessor for a ministerial slot is not only untrue but also wicked, illogical and mischievous, Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary to Oyetola, has said. He was reacting to the claim by Alimi in a newspaper interview that Read More

Buni mourns victims of NAF airstrike, calls for investigation

September 16, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state. In a statement signed by his director general press and media affairs Alhaji Mamman Mohammed said, although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, the government will join Read More

AGF Malami to state govs: No recoveries on stamp duty yet

September 16, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has written the 36 state governors to inform them that there have been no recoveries on stamp duty yet.  This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Jibrilu Gwandu titled, “Stamp Duty: No recoveries yet as Malami writes 36 governors.” Read More

APC national chair: Ex-Borno gov, Modu Sheriff, begins campaign, lobbies APC govs

September 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned national convention expected to hold before the end of the year, former Borno state governor, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff has embarked on state wide campaign, even as efforts are intensified to secure the support of the party’s serving governors. Aside Modu Sheriff, other national chairmanship aspirants include; former Gombe state governor, Senator Read More

Ebonyi group asks Umahi to tender apology over 2023 comments

September 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has described as unfortunate and disappointing comment credited to the state governor David Nweze Umahi wherein he prayed and expressed a wish for God to give Nigeria another President like Muhammadu Buhari as his successor in 2023. The group demanded that the governor should apologise to Nigerians. In a statement Read More

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu signs VAT Bill into law

September 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed into law the state VAT Bill day after it was passed by the House of Assembly.  The governor signed the “bill for a law to impose and charge VAT on certain goods and services” at about 11.45am on Friday, after returning from an official trip to Abuja.  By this act, the Bill has Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More