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Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom commissioner wants FIDA to intensify enlightenment on societal values

The International Federation of Women Lawyers, FIDA, has been tasked to step up sensitization on societal values as well as undertake indepth research into the psychology of the culprits if the fight against rape must be won.
Professor Raphael Afonja

Oyo governor sacks commissioner, redeploys two others

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, has relieved the Commissioner for Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Professor Raphael Afonja of his appointment.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo launches state-wide initiative against coronavirus

The Oyo State Government has launched a statewide containment and decontamination response initiative to curtail the spread of COVID-19 across the state.

Katsina PDP in disarray over party ward congresses

A former permanent secretary, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State, Lawal Rufa’i Safana, has warned that the party may become irrelevant before the scheduled 2023 general elections.

Senator Okorocha’s ‘My People, My People Road’ projects big scam – officials

The Directors of Administration and General Services of Oru East and Ideato South councils of Imo State, Mr Eustace Chidi Okere and Mrs Osuji Ngozi Chuks, have said that the ‘My People, My People Road’ projects initiated by former Governor Rochas Okorocha were big-time scams.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti explosion: Governor Fayemi faults location of explosive disposal office

There was pandemonium in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, Saturday as an an explosion rocked the Old Government Secretariat area of the city, with the people fleeing for their lives.
Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has warned the newly inaugurated cabinet members to shun frivolities and work as one indivisible team for the progress of the state.

Osun governor approves appointment of new Ipetumodu monarch

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has approved the appointment of Prince Joseph Gbenga Oloyede as the new Apetumodu of Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government Area of the state.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Former Niger councillors threaten lawsuit over unpaid allowances

Former councilors in Niger State have threatened to take a legal action against Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, for delaying payment of their severance allowance already approved by the governor.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Zamfara governor sacks council secretaries, heads of tertiary institutions

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Wednesday sacked all the 14 local government secretaries in the state and approved their replacements.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun Assembly asks suspended LG chairpersons to submit record of ‘stewardship’

The Ogun State House of Assembly has given the suspended 20 Local Government and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) Chairpersons the deadline of July 25 to submit 30 copies of their report of stewardship from 2016 to 2019 in the various councils and 2017-2019 in LCDAs to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
The suspended local government chairpersons in Ogun State have asked the anti-graft agencies to probe past Governor of Ogun state Senator Ibikunle Amosun over their ability to perform their functions in the 33 months they were in office.

Blame Senator Amosun for our inefficiency – Ogun council chiefs

The suspended local government chairpersons in Ogun State have asked the anti-graft agencies to probe past Governor of Ogun state Senator Ibikunle Amosun over their ability to perform their functions in the 33 months they were in office.
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.
Dapo Abiodun

Ogun government sets up committee to review appointment of 75 Obas by Senator Amosun

The Ogun State Government on Friday set up a committee to review the appointments, installations and promotions of traditional rulers in the State carried out by the outgone Governor Ibikunle Amosun in the twilight of his administration.

Ondo local councils committee get 94 memoranda

Ninety-four Memoranda have been submitted by communities across Ondo state that are demanding the creation of Local Government Council Development Areas, (LCDA’s).

FRSC advises drivers to watch out for camels in Jigawa

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Jigawa State Command, has advised motorists to watch out for camels on the highways in the state in order to avoid accidents involving the animals.
Zamfara House of Assembly

Suspension: Seven Zamfara assembly members threaten court action

Seven members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly have threatened to sue the Speaker of the house along other members for allegedly breaching the nation’s Constitution.

Kano govt sends 2019 LG budget to House of Assembly

The Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday received the N205.2 billion 2019 Appropriation Bill for the 44 Local Governments in the state.
Rauf Aregbesola

Group seeks Rauf Aregbesola’s probe over alleged N205 billion fraud

A rights group, the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS) has petitioned the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, seeking investigation and prosecution of the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, over alleged N205 billion diversion of Local Government funds.

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