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Governor Yari swears in new commissioner, appoints 7 permanent secretaries

Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari Abubakar of Zamfara State has sworn in, Alhaji Bello Dankande Gamji, as the new Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Zamfara Assembly confirms ALGON chairman as commissioner

The Zamfara State House of Assembly on Monday screened Chairman, the state chapter of All Local Government Association of Nigeria (ALGON), Alhaji Muhammad Bello-Dankande as commissioner.

Governor Abdul’aziz Yari reshuffles cabinet

Governor Abdulazeez Yari Abubakar of Zamfara state has reshuffled his cabinet as part of his efforts to strengthen the working of government in the state.

2019: Kebbi APC endorses President Buhari, Governor Bagudu

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State including the state governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for second term.

ALGON endorses President Buhari, Governor Bagudu for second terms

Chairmen under the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abubakar Atiku for the 2019 presidential and gubernatorial elections.

Ex-ALGON chief calls for review over revenue formula

Mr Itiako Ikpokpo, immediate past Chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) Delta chapter, has called for a review of the nation’s revenue sharing formula.

Opposition jittery over Kogi West rally – Kingsley Fanwo

A member of the Organizing Committee of the Kogi West Solidarity Rally, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, has told journalists in Lokoja that those opposed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello are already crying foul over plans by Kogi West APC Stakeholders to organize a solidarity rally in support of the President and the Governor.

Hold state assemblies responsible if local govt autonomy fails – Reps Speaker Yakubu Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says state house assemblies should be held liable if local government autonomy fails.

Court grants ex-minister Nenadi Usman permission to travel abroad for medical care

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted the former Minister of State for Finance, Mrs. Nenadi Usman, the permission to travel to the United States of America, USA, for medical care.

NSCDC partners sister security outfits to curb kidnapping in Kwara

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, says it is collaborating with other security agencies to curb kidnapping and other social vices in the state.

Katsina court adjourns ex-Governor Shema’s case till February 13

Katsina High Court has adjourned till February 13th, 2018 for mentioning of case filed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, against the former Governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, over alleged financial misappropriation under his administration.

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa rules out caretaker committee for Delta local councils

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has assured Deltans that the State Government will not set up caretaker committees for the Local Government councils.

Osinbajo inaugurates national addressing council

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, inaugurated the National Addressing System (NAS) Council.

I never had any dealing with Fani Kayode – Witness tells court

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Idowu Olusegun, on Wednesday revealed that he never had any dealing with the former aviation minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, who is standing trial for alleged money laundering allegations.

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NUJ visits journalists whose wife had quadruplets in Lagos

The Lagos State Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Saturday promised to rally support for the set of quadruplets born to Mr and Mrs Peter Ejiofor.

MPC to retain interest rate at 14 percent – Godwin Emefiele

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NPFL: Referees attacked in two match venues – NRA

The Nigeria Referees Association, NRA, has said its members were attacked in at least two match venues of the Nigeria Professional Football League.

Panel on Adamawa communal conflicts begin sitting

The Adamawa Commission of Inquiry on the recent communal conflicts in Numan and Demsa Local Government areas of the state has commenced public sitting.