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The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps move to strip President of ecological fund powers

The bill entitled ‘A Bill to Establish the regulation of Ecological Fund, 2020’, states in its Part 2, section 7, that a proposed council, “Shall take custody and monitor the ecological fund for the purposes of addressing any of the following challenges: erosion, landslide, desertification, floods, oil spillage, drought and any other environmental challenges that may arise in the application of the fund”.

Ondo NULGE kicks over deductions of N119 million monthly for phoney projects

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Ondo state has kicked over alleged illegal deductions of N119million from the monthly allocation of local governments in the state by the council chairmen.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Yellow Fever spreads to two more localities in Benue

The Benue State Government has disclosed that the Yellow Fever which had so far killed over 20 persons in Epeilo-Otukpa, Ado Local Government Area, has spread to two more localities – Okpowku and Ogbadibo.
5. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Ebonyi indigenes ask lawmakers to begin impeachment process against Governor Umahi

The group said there was already a substantial breach of the Nigerian constitution and subsisting Supreme Court verdicts which insist that a governor cannot defect to another political party unless there is internal leadership crises, perhaps leading to factionalization in his own political party.
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

ALGON: Why we can’t implement new minimum wage for Delta council workers

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Delta State chapter has explained why it has not been able to implement the new minimum wage of N30,000 for workers at the local councils and primary school teachers.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Federal, states, local governments share N604.004 billion for October

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Aliyu Ahmed, announced the figure after its meeting yesterday.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Timipre Sylva: President Buhari, ministers’ cars to run on gas

Vehicles in the Presidential Fleet and those of members of the Executive Council of the Federation would be converted to use gas as fuel, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, has said.
Oyo State House of Assembly

Oyo Assembly reinstates suspended council chiefs

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday reinstated the suspended caretaker chairmen of 13 Local Government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the state.
Kebbi State Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has flagged off the State Contributory Healthcare Scheme (KECHES) enrollment in the state.

Kebbi governor flags off contributory healthcare scheme enrollment

Bagudu who flag off the scheme enrollment in Tekalau Primary Healthcare Centre, Birnin Kebbi, noted that , the objective of the enrollment, was to ensure teeming people of the state have access to healthier and quality health services.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

2023: Governor El-Rufai denies campaign posters

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has denied knowledge of the campaign posters of him as vice presidential candidate in the 2023 presidential election running with Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigeria governors resolve to increase virus testing capacity at local councils

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has resolved to increase COVID-19 testing in all local governments to prevent a second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria.
The Chairman of RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, said this on Thursday in Abuja when he led a team of RMAFC commissioners and other anagement members to the FIRS on a familiarisation visit.

RMAFC: Federal government, states owe N154 billion in taxes

The Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, Mr Elias Mbam, on Tuesday, disclosed that the federal government, its ministries and agencies, and states were owing taxes, to the tune of over N154billion.
DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Delta government releases funds to support flood victims

Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

FRSC seeks relocation of markets from highways

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged administrators of Local Governments in the country to relocate markets from the highways, noting that this will help the existing operational efforts of the FRSC towards enhancing the safety of the entire motoring population.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

Governor El-Rufai: Restructuring a unique nation-building opportunity

Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that restructuring the country is an opportunity that should not be toyed with as it will allow each State to be independent in managing its affairs without relying on the federal government.
Guest Speaker-Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi; delivering a lecture- “Twenty Years of Democratisation; Successes and Challenges “ at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) in Washington D.C., USA on Wednesday

Governor Fayemi: Nigeria needs to be re-created

Ekiti State governor and Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, has said that for the country to attain socio-political and economic greatness, it must be re-created to satisfy restructuring agitations.

Coach calls for modern facilities to develop sports in Enugu

The Coach of Enugu State Kick Boxing Association, Dr Vitus Oti, has called on the state and local governments to invest in modern facilities to accelerate sports development in the state.
Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede has sounded a note of warning to those plotting to rig the October 10 governorship election in the state, saying the people of the state would resist them.

Ondo election: Eyitayo Jegede challenges Governor Akeredolu’s victory at tribunal

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 polls in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, has urged the Elections Petitions Tribunal to upturn the election which returned Rotimi Akeredolu as governor.

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Afenifere: Nigeria becoming ungovernable

Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere, on Thursday declared that Nigeria is on the brink of collapse, insisting that the country must restructure to survive the near precipice.
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Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed all cleared contestants in the forthcoming local government elections scheduled to hold January 16 to be subjected to a compulsory drug test.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has urged the South African authorities to reciprocate Nigerian Government’s gesture by ensuring that business interests of Nigerians in South Africa are secured.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

The nominee for the position of Chairperson for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has appealed to the National Assembly to expeditiously pass the Electoral Act Amendment Bill before the end of first quarter of 2021.
Zlatan Ibrahimović has signed a new one-year deal to stay with Milan for the 2020-21 season.

Swedish FA: Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks about restarting international career

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with Sweden head coach Janne Andersson about a potential return to the national team, the Swedish Football Association said Thursday.