Monday, August 12, 2019

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    Mike Okonkwo: Traditional rulers, governors should be held accountable for kidnappings

Mike Okonkwo: Traditional rulers, governors should be held accountable for kidnappings

Mike Okonkwo, presiding bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM), says traditional rulers and governors should be held responsible for kidnappings.Okonkwo, who spoke to journalists in Abuja after a sermon at summit, said the traditional rulers know their geographical space better and should be able to fish out the perpetrators.He argued that any traditional ruler whose territory records incessant cases [...]

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    FULL LIST: PDP ‘outshines’ APC on inauguration day, clinches 15 of 29 guber seats

FULL LIST: PDP ‘outshines’ APC on inauguration day, clinches 15 of 29 guber seats

Of the 29 new governors sworn in on Wednesday, 15 are from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while 14 are from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Four years ago, the table was the other way round; the statistics then were in favour of the APC which swept 20 states into its fold while the PDP's umbrella was only able to [...]

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    Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Shettima: We must come up with a solution to the insecurity in the north

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has asked the federal government to adopt new strategies that could permanently address the insecurity in the north.Speaking on Friday at a meeting of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) at the government house, Kaduna, Shettima said he and his colleagues will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to brainstorm on the issue when he [...]

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    Again, NFIU warns governors to steer clear of LG funds

Again, NFIU warns governors to steer clear of LG funds

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) says the effective date for the new regulations on local government funds remains June 1.In a statement on Wednesday, Ahmed Dikko, NFIU acting spokesman, said any violation of the new regulations will be sanctioned.On May 6, NFIU had announced the new guidelines which would make the joint account system currently in use by state [...]

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    Magu: Some governors promoting insecurity to inflate security vote

Magu: Some governors promoting insecurity to inflate security vote

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused governors of promoting insecurity in their states in order to inflate their security votes.Presenting a paper on Wednesday in Abuja at the just-concluded induction programme for the returning and newly elected governors by the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), Magu urged the governors to be transparent [...]

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    Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

For Nigerian governors who have spent two terms in office, it's becoming fashionable to find a soothing nest in the senate. Since the constitution doesn't allow third term, the red chamber is for them the right place to wield influence and maintain political relevance. The senate is already seen as a retirement home for a litany of former governors, their ranks [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    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; [...]

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    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, [...]

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