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The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has observed that the prevailing insecurity across the country is calculated to destroy Nigeria.
The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, described the act as a heinous crime.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Tuesday, pledged to help rebuild the Sasa Market, Ibadan, which was burnt down in the wake of the crisis that engulfed the market last week.
Workers in the various state Houses Assembly under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have given a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government effective from January 27, 2021 for a full implementation of financial autonomy for the legislature or face a total shutdown.
The Northern Governors Forum has called for restraint amid the rising tension over herdsmen in the southern region.
The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have disclosed that the country will take delivery of 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover 40 percent of the nation’s population this year, while another 60 million doses were being planned for 2022.
The Benue State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed optimism that the security situation in the country will improve following the decision of Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) to ban open grazing.
The National President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa, has directed Fulani Herders across the Southwest to put an end to both night and underaged grazing with immediate effect.
As the pension assets of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, continue to rise, hitting N12.3 trillion as at November 2020, stakeholders have dismissed the move by the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, to borrow part of the fund arguing that majority of the states in the country have not keyed into the scheme.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and Chairman of NGF, said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja after the forum’s first virtual meeting for 2021.
Succour may soon come the way of Nigerians as the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has said the country could assess COVID-19 vaccine by the end of February.
The 36 state governors in Nigeria will hold a virtual meeting on January 20 to discuss issues relating to the second wave of COVID-19.
He said that Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, heading NGF Committee charged with the responsibility of liaising between the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the forum, would brief the meeting on COVID-19 vaccines and the way forward.
The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.
The Federal Government is lining up 50,000 people, including frontline health workers, the elderly, persons with comorbidity and targeted police and immigration officers as the first set of Nigerians to receive the awaited Covid-19 vaccines.
Governors of the 36 states of the federation have stressed the need to consider local manufacturing of a COVID-19 vaccine despite the current arrangement with global partners on its availability.
The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with the former governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Saleh.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, called off its nine-month-old strike on Wednesday when it dawned on the leadership that the poor economic situation in the country would not allow the government to meet up with some of its demands.
Chairman of the NGF and governor of Ekiti State, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi made the pledge in a congratulatory letter to the President of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, Comrade Mohammed Haruna Ibrahim on his election victory.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Mohamed Salah, but would struggle to afford a deal for the Liverpool attacker, according to the club's former president Ramon Calderon.
Educators are prohibited from carrying out disciplinary procedures that would inflict direct physical pain on students, according to the trialed regulations released by the Ministry of Education last December.
Unrest broke out late on Sunday in a southern Algerian town after a blogger and activist was handed a seven-year jail sentence for condoning acts of terrorism, a news website reported.
She was previously charged with breaches of the country’s emergency management law, connected with the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and a violation of import and export laws for possession of walkie talkies.
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, Chief Charles Idahosa, has advised a former governor; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, not to panic over moves by the Edo State government to probe the N30 billion Edo stormwater project.
Following the statement by the Governor of Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom describing his counterpart in Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed as a terrorist, the Deputy Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly (BAHA), Hon. Danlami Ahmed Kawule, who is also representing Zungur/Galambi Constituency has urged Ortom to apologise to the people of Bauchi State for making the alleged derogatory statement.
Ukraine named a former finance minister as ambassador to the United States on Thursday, a sign of its push to upgrade ties with Washington under President Joe Biden after it was sucked into an awkward role in Donald Trump’s first impeachment.
The price per litre of kerosene was highest in Benue, Taraba, and Lagos States in January, selling at N441.67, N430.00 and N402.67 respectively, the National Bureau of Statistics has said.
Governor Ortom who addressed a press conference in Makurdi on the back of life-threatening message received of aggrieved bandits accused Mohammed of being part of a “terrorist Fulani organisation, terrorising Nigerians.”
The alarming rate of insecurity in Nigeria needs to be tackled not from the point of weakness on the part of government and security agencies but decisive actions against criminal elements causing havoc in the country.