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Kogi rescinds policy to sell off goverment property

Faced with criticism on its decision to out rightly sell off some legacy projects to finance the 2018 budget, the Kogi State Government has proposed back tracked on the controversial policy.

National Assembly, Presidency to harmonise on tax reforms

The National Assembly Technical Committee on Tax Reforms has assured of harmonious working relationship with the Presidential Initiative on the Ease of Doing Business.

Sokoto partners World Bank on 500km rural roads

Sokoto state government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for the construction of 500km rural roads across the state.

Governor ‎Fayose’s white paper, failed desperation to nail Kayode Fayemi – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has described Monday’s White Paper on the probe panel report on former Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration as a desperate bid by Governor Ayodele Fayose to embarrass the former governor.

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.

ICPC arraigns former Kebbi SSG, commissioner for alleged N664m fraud

The defendants were also accused of using their offices as SSG and Commissioner of Finance to siphon N315,000,000 which sum was approved and released to organize sensitization and enlightenment programmes for Imams and Mallams against religious incitement of supporters for the 2015 general elections in the 21 Local Government Areas of Kebbi State.

Kogi Polytechnic lecturers call off strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP), Kogi State Polytechnic, has called off its strike action after an extensive negotiation with representatives of the state government.

Ekiti panel summons Fayemi, others ahead of Monday’s opening session

The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Ekiti State government to investigate allegations of fraud against a former governor, Kayode Fayemi, has slated the commencement of its proceedings for Monday, next week.


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