Sunday, November 18, 2018

Tag "governors"

    Minister: Some governors are demanding removal of Oshiomhole

Minister: Some governors are demanding removal of Oshiomhole

Some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are demanding the removal of Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party.A minister, who craved anonymity, disclosed this to reporters on Wednesday.The opposition against Oshiomhole is coming less than four months into his tenure. He took over the leadership of the party from John Oyegun in June.The minister said the aggrieved governors refused [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    PDP: Six APC governors joining us soon

PDP: Six APC governors joining us soon

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says six governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) will join its fold soon.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said also heading to the party are 27 members of the national assembly in the ruling party.Ologbondiyan, who did not disclose the names of the governors and lawmakers, said the move is an aftermath of discussions the party [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to revisit single term for president, governors

Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to revisit single term for president, governors

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has asked Nigerians to revisit the issue of single term for the president and governors.In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said when the issue was first proposed in the seventh assembly, it did not succeed because the legislation was misunderstood.The deputy senate president said some countries in South America adopted a single term and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Govs should be stripped of immunity if they want state police, says Jibrin

Govs should be stripped of immunity if they want state police, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a Kano lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency, says governors should be stripped of immunity if state police must be created.Jibrin said the governors cannot enjoy immunity and have control over the police at the same time.Nigerian state governors are immune to prosecution while in office.The lawmaker said if the argument for state police succeeds, "you cannot give the governors [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    INFOGRAPHICS: 13 ex-governors whose assets are targets for seizure

INFOGRAPHICS: 13 ex-governors whose assets are targets for seizure

On July 5, President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law an executive order on seizure of assets suspected to have been acquired with stolen funds.The order seeks to deny suspects access to assets seized by agencies investigating them.Among those targetted by the executive order are former governors, ex-ministers, some politically exposed persons, businessmen, top civil servants and private individuals and companies.Below are [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

SHOCKER: Buhari says age limit of senators, govs not reduced in ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law

The 'Not too young to run' bill does not affect age limit of senators and governors in the country.This was disclosed by President Muhammadu Buhari who signed the bill into law on Thursday.The bill seeks to reduce age qualification to hold elective office in the country.The age bracket for those seeking election into state houses of assemblies will be reduced [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    TUC to governors: Resign if you can’t pay workers

TUC to governors: Resign if you can’t pay workers

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Saturday advised state governors who cannot address workers’ problems to resign.Bobboi Kaigama, TUC president, said workers can no longer vouch for state governments that non-payment of salaries was as a result of lack of funds.He said the non-payment could be due to corruption.Kaigama made the TUC’s standpoint known while addressing journalists after [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Governors ‘will use state police to kill opposition’

Governors ‘will use state police to kill opposition’

Fatai Ibu-Owo, chairman of the Lagos chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP), has expressed opposition to the creation of state police.In an interview on Saturday, Ib-Owu said Nigeria is not politically ready for such concept, due to the "desperation of politicians".He also said state policing would not solve the security problems in the country.“We at NCP are opposed to the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    2019: Governors of consequence

2019: Governors of consequence

At the last count, no fewer than four national dailies have named them "Governor of the Year" for both 2016 and 2017, either jointly or individually. The casual observer will likely put this down to the infrastructural spectacle they evoked in their respective states at a time the rest of the nation stewed in the worst recession in recent memory; [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    South-west govs take unified position on constitution amendment

South-west govs take unified position on constitution amendment

Governors of the six states in the south-west geopolitical zone on Wednesday met in Ibadan, Oyo state, to discuss moves to amend the 1999 constitution in the common interest of the Yoruba nation.The governors present in the meeting were Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), while Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Buhari never said he’s unhappy with us — govs tackle Femi Adesina

Buhari never said he’s unhappy with us — govs tackle Femi Adesina

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has described as “very unfortunate” reports that President Muhammadu Buhari is not happy with governors over unpaid salaries.Some governors had met with Buhari before he left for Turkey.In a statement released after the meeting, Femi Adesina, Buhari's spokesman, said his principal asked the governors how they were able to sleep when workers had not been paid.“How [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Governors seek fresh bailout from FG

Governors seek fresh bailout from FG

Governors have asked the federal government for a bailout in the form of budget support.According to Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, who disclosed this to reporters at the end of the national economic council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the request is meant to assist governors offset staff salary arrears.He said most of the governors persuaded Kemi Adoesun, minister [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    South-west govs set up joint task force on security

South-west govs set up joint task force on security

South-west governors on Monday set up a joint task force to contain all forms of security threat in the region.They did this at a meeting in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital. The governors also approved the establishment of the western Nigeria export development initiative to drive the export potentials of the region.The governors also resolved to forge ahead with a regional [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    South-east govs to Igbo in the north: Fear not, go about your business

South-east govs to Igbo in the north: Fear not, go about your business

Governors of south-east states have urged the Igbo residing in the northern part of Nigeria to carry out their activities without fear, in the wake of a quit notice issued by youth groups in the region.A coalition of northern youth groups had recently issued an October quit notice to south-easterners in the region — an action which has been roundly criticised [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Governors: We’ll pay salaries when 2nd Paris Club fund is released

Governors: We’ll pay salaries when 2nd Paris Club fund is released

‎Nigerian governors say they will offset a backlog of salaries and allowances owed their workers as soon as a second tranche of funds from the Paris Club loan refund is released.The refund is as a result of over-deductions from statutory financial allocations to the 36 states between 1995 and 2005 for debt servicing.The first tranche of N388bn was released to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lai to govs: There’s corruption in every party, change must begin with us

Lai to govs: There’s corruption in every party, change must begin with us

Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, has appealed to state governors to support the national reorientation campaign, “Change Begins With Me”.Mohammed made the appeal in Abuja when he made a presentation to the governors forum which met at the presidential villa on Wednesday night, stating that there is corruption in every party.In the presentation, a copy of which [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS359475418
KANO359476420
PH360476420
ABUJA359478419
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement