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Governor El-Rufai inaugurates economic planning board

Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday inaugurated the state Economic Planning Board (EPB) as part of efforts to spur development in rural areas.

Governor Amosun calls for holistic approach on 2018 budget implementation

The Ogun State Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the state government (MDAs) to be holistic, transparent and accountable in their inputs into 2018 budget in order to have a comprehensive Appropriation Bill.

Governor Amosun advocates special fund for flood-prone states

Governor Ibikunle Amosun has called on the Federal Government and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), to make available, special funds to some states that had put infrastructure in place to prevent flooding.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje sacks 5 commissioners

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has sacked five of his Commissioners for failure to performed to expectations and replaced them with people seen as more politically motivated.

Kaduna govt proposes N201 billion budget for 2018

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday said it plans to spend over N201 billion as its budget in 2018 fiscal year.

Kaduna becomes first state to sign on to open governance

The Kaduna State Government has commenced the implementation of the Open Governance Partnership, OGP, of the federal government aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability and citizen participation in governance.

Kaduna govt presents SDGs progress report at UN

The Kaduna State Government has presented its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report 2017 at the UN, becoming the first state in Nigeria to launch local SDGs data and strategy development for implementation.

Kwara sets aside about N16m for fistula – commissioner

The Commissioner for Health in Kwara State, Dr Sulaiman Alege, said about N16million was budgeted and already partly released in a bid to eradicate obstetric fistula in the state.

Why we approached World Bank for $350m loan – Ogun govt

The Ogun government on Monday explained why it approached the World Bank to secure a $350 million loan.

Ogun govt defends $350m World Bank loan quest

The Ogun State Government on Monday explained why it approached the World Bank to secure a $350m loan.

Kaduna targets N24bn IGR by year-end – official

Kaduna State Government on Friday said it would achieve the over N24 billion internal revenue target it set for the 2017 fiscal year.

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Why federal govt hasn’t prosecuted some treasury looters – VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said “strategic advice” from independent sources, anti-corruption committees and special panels set up for the recovery of assets allegedly looted by previous government officials had prevented the current administration from going forward with its desire to prosecute the looters.

Late preparations cost Nigeria international maritime election – NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, said on Monday that Nigeria lost election into Category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) due to late preparations.

Senator Saraki decries increasing rate of unemployment

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed concern that out of 38.2 million youths component of the labour force in the country, 15.2 million are either seeking employment or out of job.

Ibadan chieftaincy crisis deepens as Olubadan gets deposition notice

The Ibadan Council of Obas has issued a 21-day deposition notice to the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, accusing him of acts unbecoming of his office as the paramount ruler of the ancient town.

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Lagos govt shuts 11 hotels over N354.75 million tax evasion

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Chad ban on protests “justified” by security fears – minister

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CSOs to establish database on corruption cases

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