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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.

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.

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.

EFCC probes 33 ex-Oyo council chiefs

The Ibadan zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has started a probe into the activities of 33 former local government caretaker chairmen in Oyo State while in office.

Ex-ALGON chief makes case for effective local govt administration

Former Deputy National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, Itiako Ikpokpo, has said the task of making local government administration effective was a collective task.

N3.2bn Benue councils funds diverted in 3 years – FG

The Federal Government has revealed how five officials allegedly diverted the sum of about N3.2bn belonging to the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria in Benue State within 71 months.

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Childhood bullying linked to suicide risk for teens

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Kaduna communities raise alarm over cracks in dam

Six communities around Kangimi Dam in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have called on the state government to quickly repair the damaged walls of the dam to avert imminent disaster.

560 fire victims in Sokoto get cash relief

The Sokoto State Zakkat and Endowment Commission on Wednesday distributed cash to 560 victims of fire outbreaks in the state.

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Federal govt evacuates 1,490 stranded Nigerians in Libya

The Federal Government yesterday evacuated no fewer than 1,490 stranded Nigerians from Libya to the country in three batches through the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State.

Donald Trump cancels UK visit over Barack Obama’s action

U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year, saying he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the U.S. embassy in the British capital.

Police arrest eight for allegedly beheading SARS officer in Cross River

The Police Command in Cross River on Thursday said it had arrested eight suspects in connection with the killing of a police inspector, Mr Michael James, who was murdered on Dec. 25, 2017 in Akamkpa Local Government Area of the state.

Nigeria Customs retire 577 senior officers, others

The Nigeria Customs Service has announced its plans to retire 577 of its officers.

DPR seals six filling stations, enforces N145 per litre in Anambra

The Department of Petroleum Resources has sealed six fuel stations in Anambra for allegedly hoarding and selling petrol above the official pump price of N145 per litre.