Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag "Abdulaziz Yari"

    Governors run to World Bank for $3.25bn grant

Governors run to World Bank for $3.25bn grant

The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) is turning to the World Bank for a $3.25 billion grant to sail through the current economic crisis in the country.The governors met with World Bank officials in Abuja on Wednesday and Thursday to understand how the funds could be accessed.This was after Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, informed them that they had $4.25 [...]

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    We’re going bankrupt, governors cry out

We’re going bankrupt, governors cry out

The Nigerian governors’ forum is worried that more states may be unable to pay workers’ salaries if the revenue of the country continues to be on the decline.Abdul’aziz Yari, governor of Zamfara and chairman of the forum, said this while briefing reporters on the resolutions of the forum at its meeting in Abuja late Wednesday.He said the forum discussed the [...]

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    Governors to hold ‘crucial’ meeting Tuesday

Governors to hold ‘crucial’ meeting Tuesday

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) announced on Thursday that it has scheduled a meeting to discuss "some pressing states and national issues’’.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the forum, said the meeting would hold on Tuesday.He said the forum would receive presentations from strategic ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).Yari also said that some development partners would make presentations [...]

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    Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

Govs ask Okonjo-Iweala to account for $20bn

The Nigeria governors’ forum (NGF) wants Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, minister of finance and coordinating minister of the economy, to account for $20 billion being accruals of the excess crude account (ECA) from May 2013 till April 2015.Rotimi Amaechi,  chairman of NGF, made the demand at the end of a four-hour meeting that held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.“In the light of [...]

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    Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Yari defeats father-in-law to retain Zamfara governorship

Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has been re-elected governor of Zamfara state.In the result, which was declared at about 4.30am on Monday in Gusau, the returning officer, Abdullahi Zuru, declared Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964.Mamuda Shinkafi, his closest rival, who is also his father in-law, ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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