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Why we’re paying political appointees half salaries – Osun govt

The Osun State Commissioner for Finance, Bola Oyebamiji, said all political appointees in the state were being paid 50 per cent of their salaries.

Governor Fayose approves N200m car loan for 645 workers

Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti on Thursday approved the disbursement of over N200 million as car loan to 645 workers in the state’s service.

Plateau PDP chairman Damishi Sango, son, four others kidnapped

Ahead of the Saturday national convention of the party, the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was thrown into mourning, on Thursday, as the chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango, was kidnapped with five others along Jere village, Kaduna State.

Kwara tertiary institutions receive N378 million as allocation

The Kwara Government on Tuesday approved the disbursement N378 million to tertiary institutions in the state as fourth quarter allocation for 2017.

Delta govt, others honour James Hope College, student

James Hope College, Agbor and her student, Aroesiri Enameguono, were both honoured by the Delta State Government with the Award of Excellence at the Unity Hall, Government House Asaba on Thursday for their outstanding performance at the recently concluded 2016/2017 Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) in Delta State.

Kogi workers to get salary arrears before New Year – Governor Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised to pay all the salary and pension arrears of serving and retired civil servants in the state before the end of the year.

Benue govt achieved only 28 percent of 2017 budget – official

The Benue State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. David Olofu, yesterday, revealed that the state government had achieved 28 percent of the 2017 fiscal estimate of N183 billion, lamenting that paucity of funds was frustrating the efforts of Governor Samuel Ortom’s administration to transform the state.

Suswam’s trial: Our witness has turned hostile – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that its key witness in the ongoing trial of former governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, has turned hostile and recanted evidence he earlier gave against the defendant.

Lagos to shut down headquarters of tax-defaulting companies

The Lagos state government has said it will shut down the corporate headquarters of organisations who have defaulted in remitting statutory taxes.

Judge’s absence stalls ex-Governor Orji Kalu’s alleged N3.2bn fraud trial

The trial of a former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, charged with N3.2bn fraud, on Wednesday suffered another setback at a Federal High Court, Lagos, as the judge was unavailable.

Governor Bagudu approves N145m corps members’ 25 months arrears

Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has approved the sum of N145 million for settlement of 25 months arrears of outstanding corps members who had passed out in the state after their one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

Governor Wike releases $1m for 28 Rivers overseas students

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has announced the release of $1 million for 28 final year Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) overseas students.

Kogi govt gets N3.6 billion allocation for September

The Kogi State Government on Wednesday night confirmed the receipt of N3,621,816,304.48 billion as statutory allocation released to the state for the month of September 2017.

FAAC: Kwara Govt releases details of allocation for October

The Kwara State government says it received N3 billion as allocation from the Federation Account for October.

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