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Nulge: Most local councils in South East financially autonomous

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) says most local government councils in the South East have been granted financial autonomy in line with the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) directive.

Bauchi records outbreak of three animals, bird diseases in six months

Bauchi State Government on Sunday said that it has recorded outbreak of three types of animals and birds diseases in the last six months in some parts of the state.

Local council workers barricade roads in Kogi over unpaid salaries

The staffers of Mopa Amuro LGA of Kogi State have blocked the federal highway in protest, demanding full payment of their salaries.

Algon: Local govt autonomy key to grassroots development

The National Vice President of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Muhammad Mahmud-Aliyu, on Thursday said granting autonomy to local government councils will facilitate socio-economic development at the grassroots.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N679.699 billion for May 2019

A total of N679.699 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2019 between the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers audit committee invites four council chairmen for interrogation

The committee to investigate and audit the financial transactions of the 23 Local Government Councils in Rivers State has invited the chairmen of Ahoada East, Akuku Toru, Bonny and Oyigbo Local Government areas to appear before it on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.
Prince Emmanuel Sam

Local council autonomy shrouded in danger, impossible to implement – Akwa Ibom group

Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has given reasons why the Local Government Autonomy Bill recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, may not be in the best interest of Akwa Ibom State and its people.

Full report of commission that accused Emir Sanusi of fraud

Highlights of the 19-page document includes the indictment of individuals, amounts involved, obstruction of investigation by suspects and recommendations.
Emeka Ihedioha

Governor Ihedioha suspends all Imo government financial transactions

Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha, has suspended financials transactions involving all government parastatals in the state.
The Oyo State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Akin Oke, has described the dissolution of the Local Government Councils in the state by Gov. Seyi Makinde as dictatorial.

Akin Oke: Governor Makinde is behaving like a military dictator

The Oyo State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Akin Oke, has described the dissolution of the Local Government Councils in the state by Gov. Seyi Makinde as dictatorial.
Imo Chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has called on the state governor-elect, Mr Emeka Ihedioha, to carry the youth along when he is sworn-in.

Governor Ihedioha orders banks to stop honouring cheques in Imo government’s name

Just 24 hours after he was sworn in as the governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha, has ordered financial institutions not to honour any withdrawal instruction by cheques or transfers written in the name of the state government.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Governor Yahaya suspends all government’s appointments, contracts in Gombe

The newly sworn-in governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, has suspended all appointments, contracts and allocations by the state and local government councils as from March 10.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Governor Yahaya vows to probe predecessor’s award of contracts

Gov. Inuwa Yahaya, the newly sworn-in governor of Gombe State, has suspended all appointments, contracts and allocations by the state and local government councils as from March 10.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Kogi labour unions suspend planned protest over unpaid salaries

The organised labour unions in Kogi state has said they have suspended their planned street protest earlier scheduled for today (Wednesday) to draw the attention of government to the plight of its member over unpaid salaries.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike to investigate activities of local councils

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has on Tuesday inaugurated a committee to investigate and audit the financial transactions of the 23 Local Government Councils from May 2018 to May 2019.
Lagos Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Ambode: All decisions taken by my administration are with best interest of Lagosians

Outgoing Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday said all the decisions, plans, programmes and policies of his administration in the last four years were taken with the best interest of Lagos in mind and for common good of all residents of the State.
Ahmed Yusuf Fresh

Niger FA chief vows to improve youths football

Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Technical and Development Committee, Ahmed Yusuf Fresh has been re-elected as the Chairman of Niger State FA.

Ninth Assembly: CLO urges Nigeria’s restructuring

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has told the incoming National Assembly to make laws that would engender Nigeria’s restructuring.

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Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
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#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.