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Governors of the 19 Nothern States and traditional rulers of the region are meeting in Kaduna over security challenges bedeviling the region.
Rising from a security meeting in the Oyo State Government House in Ibadan, the Chairman of the South-West Governors Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, told journalists that in line with NEC position, all the states should be in charge of their forests.
The Chairman of the Southwest Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, on Saturday, said that the forum and the traditional rulers in the region supported the decision of the National Economic Council (NEC) that state governments have statutory jurisdiction over forest reserves.
Governors and traditional rulers in the south-west region met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Saturday.
Physically present at the meeting are Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari and the National Security Adviser, NSA, Maj. Gen. Babagana Mongunu (retd) as well as seven ministers.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday met with the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Federal Government on Monday commiserated with Sokoto State Government and traders over fire incident that recently destroyed about 9,600 shops at Shehu Shagari Modern Market popularly called New Market in Sokoto.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently participating in the 58th Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the first Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting for the year 2021 at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari has linked up with the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, holding in the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja, from his home Daura in Katsina State.
The federal government has sent a delegation led by the President, of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, to Maiduguri, Borno state on a condolence visit over the killing of farmers at the weekend by terrorists.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday sent a congratulatory message to the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, on his 76th birthday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reinstatement of Maryam Danna who was wrongfully retired in 2016 by the Federal Government.
As the only zone in the South that is yet to produce the President since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the South-East is considered to have a good case in its quest to occupy the seat when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves office in 2023.
Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN has reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government to completing the on going reconstruction of the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano dual carriageway.
The Presidency on Wednesday said that the absence of the Federal Government delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region was necessitated by an emergency security meeting summoned by the President and not out of disrespect.
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday unfolded plans by his administration to prevent the reoccurrence of the #EndSARS protests, championed by activists campaigning against police brutality.
Congolese investigators arrived in Goma on Thursday to try to clarify the circumstances in which the Italian ambassador, his guard - a carabinieri - and a driver working for the World Food Program were killed earlier this week.g
The Zamfara Government has confirmed the abduction of female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata-Mafara Local Government area of the state.
“Innalillahi Wa inna ilaihi Rajiun. It is with deep sorry that I announced the passing away of our elder statesman, Hon Justice Abdul Kafarati the immediate past Chief Justice of High court of the Federation and former Bauchi State Attorney General which occurred this night (Thursday) after magrib Salat at Abuja.”
Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.
Ayodeji Emmanuel, the 24-year-old son of a poultry farmer kidnapped on Monday in his father’s farm at Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, has regained freedom.
The United States State Department said on Thursday that it has engaged with the government of Rwanda at the “highest levels” on the case of Paul Rusesabagina, the hotelier depicted as a hero in a Hollywood film about Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, who was charged with terrorism-related offenses in a Kigali court.
Governor Ortom who spoke in Makurdi while reacting to the recent media outing of the Bauchi Governor also alleged that the Bauchi state Governor’s unrelenting support for herders to carry AK47 rifles for self defence clearly indicated that the Governor was supporting the mindless killing of Nigerians by armed herders.
In his quest to facilitate a common front in the build up to the making of a new constitution for The Gambia; Nigeria’s immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is playing host to the country’s top political leaders in Abuja.
A coalition of Northern Organisations (CNO) on Saturday defended the statement credited to the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed that herdsmen bare Ak47 rifles to protect themselves and their cows against rustlers and bandits.
Archbishop John Onaiyekan, former Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Diocese, has asked the current administration to vacate power if it can no longer protect lives and property.