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    Fayemi elected chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum

Fayemi elected chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, has been elected chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum.Fayemi was chosen by a consensus after he was nominated by Nasir el-Rufai, with Ifeanyi Okowa, governor of Delta state, seconding his nomination.Abdulaziz Yari, the immediate past chairman, announced this on Wednesday evening.He said Fayemi was unanimously elected by the governors to lead the forum till [...]

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    Buhari to judiciary: I’ll abide by your decisions at all times

Buhari to judiciary: I’ll abide by your decisions at all times

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-emphasised that he respects the country’s judiciary and is willing to abide by its decisions at all times.According to Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, made the statement at a dinner with representatives of the judiciary at his official residence.Buhari said he believed that the judiciary should be independent, recalling how [...]

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    Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to feature 32 countries — NOT 48

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup to feature 32 countries — NOT 48

World football governing body, FIFA, has announced that the next edition of its flagship tournament, the FIFA World Cup, which would be held in Qatar would feature 32 countries, and not 48 being proposed. This was made known in a four-paragraph statement released on the soccer body’s website on Wednesday evening. FIFA, headed by Gianni Infantino has been looking at the possibility [...]

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    You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

The organised labour in Kogi state, on Wednesday, told Yahaya Bello, the state governor, that his administration owed workers eight to 39-month salary arrears.Onu Edoka, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), disclosed this in Lokoja, during an emergency meeting between the governor and the leaders of the organised labour.The meeting, which was at the instance of the [...]

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    Buhari: Why I refused to sack my ministers

Buhari: Why I refused to sack my ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari says his decision to retain cabinet ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters is because of their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities.Buhari was speaking during a valedictory session of the federal executive council (FEC) held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.He observed that the ministers, who exhibited [...]

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    Emefiele: I’m optimistic Buhari will appoint ministers on time

Emefiele: I’m optimistic Buhari will appoint ministers on time

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he is optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will appoint new ministers in good time to help monetary policies thrive. At the monetary policy committee press briefing on Tuesday, Emefiele was asked if he could advice President Buhari to reconstitute his cabinet on time to ensure that fiscal policies aid monetary [...]

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    Bulkachuwa recuses herself from presidential tribunal

Bulkachuwa recuses herself from presidential tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has recused herself from the presidential election petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja.The judge decided to step down from the five-member panel of the presidential election petitions tribunal after a prolonged sitting on Wednesday.“I have allowed the ruling on the application urging me to recuse my membership of the tribunal to test the position [...]

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    Ishaku: Any governor who says he’ll tackle insecurity is lying

Ishaku: Any governor who says he’ll tackle insecurity is lying

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says any governor who promises to tackle insecurity is lying.The governor’s statement comes a few days after he banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to "boost clean environment".While fielding questions from journalists after he flagged off the distribution of fertilizers, seedlings, and agrochemicals to farmers for the 2019 farming [...]

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    House of reps rejects police reform bill

House of reps rejects police reform bill

The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to reform the Nigeria police force.The bill was rejected during plenary on Wednesday, about a month after being passed by the senate.The bill, which seeks to repeal the Police Act of 2004, would "provide for the framework for the police service" as well as ensure partnership between the police and communities.Some [...]

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    Keep working till May 28, Buhari tells ministers

Keep working till May 28, Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed ministers to continue working in their offices until Tuesday, May 28th.He said this on Wednesday at the valedictory federal executive council held at the state house, Abuja.The president acknowledged that the meeting was the last as his cabinet for the 2015 to 2019 tenure, but told the ministers to keep working, and preparing to hand over [...]

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