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Edo ICPC chief reveals reason for average-performance of commission

The Edo State Commissioner for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC), Mr. Yusuf Olatunji, has blamed acute shortage of manpower for the below-average performance of Nigeria’s anti graft agencies.

ICPC seals NECAS headquarters, warehouse

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) has sealed up the national headquarters of North East Commodity Association (NECAS) in Yola over allegations of fraudulent activities.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Four other women make Kwara’s first cabinet list

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has forwarded the names of four women to the State House of Assembly as commissioner-nominees, including a 26-year-old Joana Nnazua Kolo from Edu local government area of the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

26-year-old corps member appointed commissioner in Kwara

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has appointed a serving 26-year-old female Youth Corps member, Miss Joana Nnazua Kolo as a commissioner.

ICPC, NOA charge Akwa Ibom people to guard against embezzlement of constituency project funds

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, and National Orientation Agency, NOA, have advised Akwa Ibom indigenes to take active part in tracking constituency projects in order to avert embezzlement of funds released for the projects.

Police alerts Maiduguri residents on criminals removing money from parked vehicles

The Borno state police Command has called on residents especially motorists, who withdraw money from banks and park their vehicles (containing the money) negligently, to refrain from such act in their own interest.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities.

Kano governor seeks stakeholders collaboration in community policing

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on all stakeholders to join hands to ensure the success of the community policing initiative to ensure safe and secure communities.‎
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Kaduna government alerts on ‘fake audio’ of purported ethnic cleansing

Kaduna State Government has urged the general public to disregard a fake audio message being circulated in the social media warning citizens to avoid Kaduna-Abuja highway, over purported ethnic cleansing.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Why I’m yet to form my cabinet – Kano governor

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has explained the delay in constituting his cabinet four months after his inauguration.

Police arrest 26 suspects over alleged public disturbance, culpable homicide in Sokoto

The Police in Sokoto state have arrested no fewer than 26 persons including eight members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) for alleged public disturbance in the state.
Joe Utomi

Former Delta commissioner slumps, dies

The immediate past Commissioner for Agriculture in Delta State, Mr Joe Utomi, is dead. He slumped on Friday evening in Asaba and before help could come he passed on.

Kaduna has highest female school dropout – report

The Kaduna State Development Plan 2016-2020 reveals an estimated 37% of pupils’ dropout by primary six with females having the highest non- completion rate of 24.8% compared to males with 20.7%.

Police arrest three notorious rustlers, recover over 1,000 cows

The Police in Kano on Friday said that it arrested three notorious rustlers for stealing 1,000 cows in Falgore Forest, Kiru Local Government Area of the state.
Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf

Lagos: Peaceful co-existence non-negotiable

Commissioner for Home Affairs in Lagos State, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, has said the state is committed to the peaceful co-existence of religious bodies.
President Donald Trump pushed to ban all non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the market.

Donald Trump calls on FDA to ban all flavored vapes after mystery lung illness

“Not only is it a problem overall, but really specifically with respect for children,” Trump told reporters. He continued, “We may very well have to do something very, very strong about it.”
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture, Mass Mobilization and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun at a One day Forum on Citizens’ Conversation with Elected Officials, organized by the National Orientation Agency at Ibadan on Tuesday.

Oyo partners NOA, INEC to strengthen democracy

Oyo State government has said it was ready to use interface programs and different open fora to deepen democratic tenets and provide more opportunities for the people to interact and access their representatives in government.
Students of Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FUOYE) have staged a peaceful protest again over poor power supply in the community.

FUOYE protest: Ekiti governor’s wife was attacked

The Ekiti State Government has confirmed that wife of the governor, Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, was attacked during a protest by students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti on Tuesday.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara government disowns ‘fake’ cabinet nominees list

“Yesterday, a list purportedly containing commissioner-nominees of Kwara State surfaced online and a number of people have asked us to confirm or deny, we are doing neither,” the state’s governor Chief Press Secretary Rafiu Ajakaye said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Governor Lalong: We’ll recover lost economy fortunes of Plateau

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