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NPC begins verification of 2020 retirees in July

The National Pensions Commission (NPC) is to begin the verification of prospective retirees, who would be leaving the public service of the Federation in 2020.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly sacks interim council chairmen

The Ondo State House of Assembly has sacked 18 caretaker chairmen and 23 supervising Councilors in the Interim Management Committee of the Local Governments & Members.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI

Full speech of President Buhari 2019 Democracy Day celebration

All Praise is due to GOD Almighty Who spared our lives to be present at this great occasion. We give thanks also that the democratic process has been further entrenched and strengthened.

Afe Babalola: Make June 12 inauguration for presidents, governors

Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) has declared that the declaration of June 12 by President Muhammadu Buhari’s does not mark the end of the journey of the country’s advocacy and demand for true democracy in the country.
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.

Police deny siege by herdsmen in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command on Wednesday said the state was safe for residents, visitors and investors, adding that nobody could put it under siege.
President Buhari receives Salah Homage in celebration of Eid El Filtri in State House on 4th June 2019 5

In Pictures: President Buhari hails VP Osinbajo, urges him to remain exemplary

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received Vice President Yemi Osinbajo alongside service chiefs and an FCT delegation, who paid him the traditional Sallah homage.
Prince Dapo Abiodun was on Wednesday sworn-in as the fifth Executive Governor of Ogun at the MKO Abiola International Stadium in Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun: I’ll not abuse my office or turn government into family affairs

Amid cheers from enthusiastic crowd at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, successful entrepreneur and oil magnate, Prince Dapo Oluwasegun Abiodun, took his oath of office yesterday, pledging not to “personalize” office or “abuse” it.
Walter Duru

Group backs NFIU on directive on local government funds

An advocacy-based Civil Society Organization, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption (MIIVOC), has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) over its directive on the management of local government funds.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi elected new NGF chairman

The Nigerian Governors Forum has elected Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state as the new chairman of the forum.
Adebayo Adekola Adelabu

Oyo guber: Tribunal dismisses Adebayo Adelabu, APC’s application to recount ballot papers

The Oyo state governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Mr Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the APC to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.
PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI INAUGURATES BOARD MEMBERS OF THE NORTH-EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER STATE HOUSE. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. MAY 8 2019 3

Activist lauds federal government’s decision to grant financial autonomy to local government councils

Mr Ambrose Ikenna, a human rights activist, has commended the Federal Government’s directive to send local governments’ allocations direct to their accounts with effect from June 1.
The Nigerian Senate Wednesday postponed the third reading of the 2019 Appropriation Bill till Tuesday.

Senate backs NFIU’s directive on local government finance

The Senate has thrown its weight behind financial guidelines for Local Governments recently introduced by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU).
Saka Audi

Kogi: 50,000 flood victims to benefit from free medical outreach

No fewer than 50,000 persons from the communities hit by a flood that swept through five local governments of Kogi in 2018 are expected to benefit from a free medical outreach.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun Assembly to screen auditor-general nominee for local councils

The Ogun House of Assembly on Thursday directed Mr Lamidi Mulero, the nominee for the post of Auditor-General for Local Governments, to appear before it for screening on Friday.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: No second term for Governor Bello – APC stakeholders

Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, asking that Governor Yahaya Bello should not be given a second term.

ALGON pledges support for YESSO towards poverty reduction in Oyo

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Oyo State Chapter, has pledged support for the Youths Employment and Social Support Operation (YESSO) towards poverty reduction in the state.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Federal, states, local governments share N1.92 trillion tiers in three months

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) has disbursed N1.92 trillion to three tiers of government in first quarter of 2019.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Afeez Fashola, Nigerian singer better known as Naira Marley.

Naira Marley vows to help people in prison

Nigerian artist Naira Marley who recently regained his freedom after spending several weeks in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has vowed to help others in prison.

INEC: We lack power to deregister parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it lacked the constitutional power to deregister any of the existing 91 political parties in the country.
The Speaker, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) swore-in Rep. Musa Sarki-Adar(APC-Sokoto) who was absent at the Tuesday’s inauguration.

Reps: Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce us to become Speaker

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila did not induce his colleagues financially to vote for him during last Tuesday presiding officers election, the House of Representatives has said.
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Obaship: Governor Abiodun inaugurates chieftaincy review committee

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has inaugurated a Chieftaincy Review Committee and vowed that his administration would not allow any form of assault on or disparagement of traditional institutions.

Death toll in multiple Borno blasts rises to 31

No fewer than 31 persons have been killed and 41 injured in multiple explosions at a Borno town late Sunday after three suicide bombers infiltrated a tea joint and commercial area.