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PENGASSAN warns against sales of refineries

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), yesterday warned that it will not accept the sales of the nation’s Four Refineries as been muted in certain quarters.

Edo Assembly passes N10.8 billion supplementary budget

The Edo State House of Assembly on Monday in Benin City, passed into law, a N10,874,000,000 Supplementary Budget for year 2018 fiscal year, and not ‘N160 extra budget’ billion as erroneously reported by some of Nigeria’s newspapers on Tuesday November 6, 2018.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) in State House on 5th Nov 2018

Muhammadu Buhari meets COCIN executives in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with the Executive Council of the Church of Christ in Nation (COCIN).

Niger NUT demands upward review of teachers’ retirement age

The Nigeria Union of Teachers in Niger on Monday demanded an increment of retirement age for teachers in the state government’s employ from 60 to 65 years.

Dolapo Osinbajo seeks more women representation on leadership board

Wife of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, yesterday, called on women in the country to push for better representation in organisations.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government sets up commission of inquiry on famers’ failure to repay central bank...

Worried over the inability of farmers in Ebonyi State to repay the 2016 Central Bank of Nigeria Agricultural loan under its Conditional Agricultural Credit Scheme amounting to N2 billion, the State Government has set up a Commission of Inquiry to investigate all issues pertaining to the handling of the scheme.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi spends $140,000 on new fertiliser plant

In its efforts to further boost Agro inputs for farmers in the State and beyond, the Ebonyi State Government has launched an additional 40 Metric Tonnes per hour fertilizer plant to complement the existing one in the State at the cost $140,000.

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi moves to strengthen healthcare in Enugu

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Fintan Ekochin, who addressed newsmen after a meeting of the state Executive Council, last week, said the Health Sector Reform Act will bring a lot of positive changes to the health sector and will comprehensively address health-related issues.

Governor Akeredolu asks appointees seeking political offices to resign

The Governor of Ondo State, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has directed members of the State Executive Council who have obtained nomination forms to contest for political offices in the 2019 general elections to resign.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Governor Umahi reshuffles cabinet

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi Wednesday effected a minor cabinet reshuffle during the state Executive Council (EXCO) meeting.

Niger government obtains N675 million loan to fund constituencies projects

The Niger State Government has obtained N675 million loan from a commercial bank to fund the state’s House of Assembly community social service projects across the 27 constituencies in the state.
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

rAPC asks court to sack Adams Oshiomhole-led APC national executive

The Reformed All Progressive Congress (r-APC) on Thursday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja to sack the Adams Oshiomole-led National Executive for not being lawfully elected to lead the party.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Governor Tambuwal sacks all commissioners

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has dissolved the Sokoto State Executive Council with immediate effect.

Governor Ahmed submits 19 names to Kwara Assembly for confirmation as commissioners

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State on Tuesday submitted the list of 19 commissioner-nominees to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation by the legislature.

Nigerian Gas Association holds election, calls for nomination

The Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) has called for nomination for election to fill its Executive Council positions scheduled to hold on June 5.

Governor Umahi vows to drag ex-SSG to court

Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi on Tuesday, swore-in Dr Hyginus Nwokwu as the new Secretary to the State Government (SSG) to replace Prof. Bernard Odoh.

Ex-President Obasanjo encourages women to participate more in politics

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo delivered a lecture at the 14th Annual Lecture of Women in Management, Business, and Public Service (WIMBIZ), a non-governmental organisation, in Lagos.

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.

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