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Governor Bello reinstates sacked commissioners, others after an hour

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Sunday ordered the reinstatement of state commissioners and council administrators barely an hour after announcing the termination of their appointments.

Remains of ex-Governor Ailyu Doma arrive in Abuja

The remains of Aliyu Akwe-Doma, former Governor of Nasarawa State, on Saturday arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 11:15 p.m.

PDP governors set to meet in Gombe

Barring a last minute shift, governors under the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are scheduled to converged on Gombe later today for a meeting.

Governor Lalong cautions residents against unrealistic demands from govt officials

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has admonished Plateau residents not to put unnecessary pressure for unrealistic demands on the newly appointed cabinet members to ensure incorruptible government.

Governor Lalong swears-in 23 commissioners, 3 new perm. secs

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has sworn in 23 commissioners and three new permanent secretaries into his expanded cabinet.

The more things change…

kidnap of 105 female students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, was Chibok all over again. As it was in April 2014 so it is in February 2018. The president has changed, the service chiefs have changed and the crime scene has changed — but the details are so alike.

Niger APC to receive decampees from PDP

The Niger State chapter of All Progressives Congress will on Saturday 17th February 2018, receive and welcome decampees from other political parties at an event which will have Chief John E. Odigie National Chairman APC and Governor Abubakar Sani Bello as guests of honour.

Governor Masari condoles President Buhari over death of family members

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Sunday described the death of two family members of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hajiya Aisha Mamman and Hajiya Halima Dauda, as “shocking and tragic’’.

Governor Okowa sacks two commissioners

Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has dropped the Commissioner for health, Dr Nicholas Azinge and Dr Dan Okenyi of Arts and culture in a minor cabinet reshuffle.

Governor Simon Lalong sacks commissioners

The decision of Lalong was contained in a statement issued in the early hours of Thursday and signed by the Director of Press and Public Affairs in Government Affairs, Samuel Nanle.

Governor Abubakar swears-in 19 commissioners into his cabinet

Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar on Monday after about one year without a cabinet swore in 19 Commissioners to form a new State Executive Council warning them to demonstrate exemplary leadership and be steadfast and diligent in the discharge of their official functions.

2018 Budget: PDP, others kick against alleged plan by Governor Bello to sell state’s...

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi and some citizens of the state have begun to kick against the alleged plans by the Governor Yahaya Bello-led administrations to sell off 10 of the state’s properties to finance the N151 billion budget of the state for 2018.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal reshuffles Sokoto cabinet

Sokoto state governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has announced a major reshuffle in his cabinet as he assign portfolios to the four recently-appointed commissioners while nine others were reassigned to different ministries.

Lagos Assembly screens, confirms Ambode’s commissioner-nominees

Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday screened and confirmed six nominees of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for various positions of Commissioners and Special Adviser.


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