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Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Lawyers, CSOs, others hail Senator Kalu’s 12-year prison sentence

Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders former governors who serve as ministers, senators to return their pensions

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

NGF: Aisha Buhari wasn’t referring to governors alone in latest rebuke

The Nigeria Governor’s Forum (NGF) has insisted that Aisha Buhari’s criticism of government’s poor performance is not limited to the state level.
Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno: Why we donated vehicles to Cameroonian vigilance group

The Borno State Government said it donated patrol vehicles to members of Cameroonian vigilante to enhance the fight against insurgents in border communities of the state.
Anthony Sani

Anthony Sani: Nigeria‘ll transform to one party state in 2023

Secretary General, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Mr. Anthony Sani, has said that he has foreseen a situation where the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will become the only political party in Nigeria after the 2023 general elections.
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Senate: Why we can’t initiate death penalty bill for treasury looters

This is coming after some Nigerians and groups called for a bill that prescribes death penalty for treasury looters instead of the lawmakers devoting time to social media and hate speech bills.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari slams governors for failing to provide infrastructure, amenities

The First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has slammed state governors for failing to provide basic social amenities and infrastructure, noting that things were getting out of hand.

Egypt names 16 new governor ahead of anticipated cabinet reshuffle

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday swore in 16 new governors ahead of an anticipated ministerial reshuffle.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 1

Senate wants states to dedicate funds for border communities

The Senate on Wednesday called on the 21 Border States to dedicate 1.5 percent of consolidated revenue fund and 30 percent of ecological fund for the development of Border Communities in the country.

PDP governors strategies on IGR

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently meeting in Abuja’s, with top party functionaries in attendance.

2023: Northern leaders’re not God – Maxi Ukuta

Second Republic politician and former commissioner in old Anambra State, Chief Maxi Ukuta, has picked holes in comments of some northern leaders including Professor Ango Abdullahi that the presidency would remain in the North after President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: APC governors should pay minimum wage

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have been asked to champion the implementation of the new minimum wage.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on the affirmation of their March 23 poll victories by the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunals.

Governor Lalong: President Buhari, Senator Lawan, APC governors expected in Jos for party performance...

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong said President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors will arrive Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Sunday for a parley to review the performance of the party in each state since 2015.

APC national caucus okays NEC meeting

The National Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday night endorsed the proposed meeting of the National Executive Council of the party slated for Friday.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

NGF: No governor supports death penalty as punishment for hate speech

Governors of the thirty-six states of the country under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF have said that no governor has come out to support the death penalty proposed for Hate Speech offenders.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC national leadership fix NEC meeting Friday

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and his National Working Committee (NWC) have finally bowed to pressure by fixing the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for Friday, November 22.

Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.

Governor Akeredolu: David Lyon’s victory in Bayelsa turning point for APC

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Monday congratulated the Governor-elect of Bayelsa, Chief David Lyon, describing his victory in the Saturday’s governorship election as a major turning point for APC.

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