Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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    Obaseki, Oyetola, Fayemi… governors undergoing test for coronavirus

Obaseki, Oyetola, Fayemi… governors undergoing test for coronavirus

On Wednesday, Gboyega Oyetola, governor of Osun state, took the test for coronavirus after the state recorded its first case of the disease.  He joined a growing number of governors now testing for the virus, after exposing themselves, either through the persons they had met or where they had been to. There are reports that the 46 confirmed cases in Nigeria as [...]

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    Babachir Lawal: Nigeria should have only FG, LG — governors are parasites

Babachir Lawal: Nigeria should have only FG, LG — governors are parasites

Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says if he has his way, the country will have only federal and local governments. Speaking with journalist in Abuja, Lawal described governors as "parasites" who take a major share of the country's resources and "abuse" it. The former SGF made the comments when he was asked what he would like [...]

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    Back up Amotekun with the law, Falana tells south-west govs

Back up Amotekun with the law, Falana tells south-west govs

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked south-west governors to enact laws on Amotekun, the regional security outfit. Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal but the human rights lawyer asked the governors to ignore Malami. He had said the federal government has no power to outlaw the outfit. In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said having a law [...]

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    Miyetti Allah: ‘Amotekun’ is a plot against Fulani… those behind it must be arrested

Miyetti Allah: ‘Amotekun’ is a plot against Fulani… those behind it must be arrested

The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore has asked the federal government to arrest south-west leaders in charge of Amotekun, a regional security outfit.  In an interview with The Sun, Bello Bodejo, national president of the group, said the outfit is a plot against the Fulani ethnic group. On Wednesday, the group had asked south-west governors to give up the outfit after Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    ‘Amotekun’: Falana asks south-west governors to ignore Malami

‘Amotekun’: Falana asks south-west governors to ignore Malami

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the federal government lacks the power to outlaw "Amotekun", the regional security outfit in the south-west.  Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, had described the outfit as illegal, saying security remains the exclusive preserve of the federal government. In a statement on Wednesday, Falana advised the governors of the south-west states to ignore Malami and enact laws [...]

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    OPC faction: South-west governors recruiting political thugs for regional outfit

OPC faction: South-west governors recruiting political thugs for regional outfit

A faction of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has accused south-west governors of recruiting political thugs for "Amotekun", the regional security outfit. Worried by the high rate of banditry and kidnapping, the governors of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and Lagos had come up with the idea of floating a regional security group. The project facilitated by the Development Agenda for Western [...]

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    Start fulfilling your campaign promises, Buhari tells APC govs after s’court verdicts

Start fulfilling your campaign promises, Buhari tells APC govs after s’court verdicts

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over their victory at the supreme court. On Wednesday, the apex court upheld the election of eight governors, including five of the ruling party. They are Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Bello Masari (Katsina), and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa). In a statement on Friday, [...]

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    Atiku: Six-year single tenure for president will end rigging by desperate incumbents

Atiku: Six-year single tenure for president will end rigging by desperate incumbents

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says the six-year single term for presidents rejected by the house of representatives would have prevented election rigging by “desperate” incumbents. The lower legislative chamber rejected a bill seeking to provide for such a term for the president and governors at Tuesday’s plenary session. Reacting hours after, Atiku described the rejection as a missed opportunity that would have [...]

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    NLC gives govs Dec 31 deadline for new minimum wage implementation

NLC gives govs Dec 31 deadline for new minimum wage implementation

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will not "guarantee industrial peace and harmony in states which fail to conclude negotiations" on the N30,000 new national minimum wage by December 31. This is contained in a communique jointly signed by Ayuba Wabba, NLC president; Emmanuel Ugboaja, NLC general secretary;  and Abdulrafiu Adeniji, national chairperson, Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union [...]

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    Governors and the retirement thieving template

Governors and the retirement thieving template

Let me start by saying that the governors who signed the outrageous pension laws before the expiration of their tenures represent the most irresponsible, callous and shameless scams in Nigeria as we know it and a complete disgrace to service. What we have is a situation of a most repugnant nature where politics is now the job that some Nigerians [...]

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    Tambuwal: N’assembly should hold public hearing on hate speech bill

Tambuwal: N’assembly should hold public hearing on hate speech bill

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto state governor and vice-chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, says the national assembly should respect the views of Nigerians on the proposed legislation. On November 12, Musa Sani, senator representing Niger east, introduced the bill ,which prescribes death by hanging for any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person. Speaking on [...]

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    Pay new minimum wage or get impeached, NLC tells governors

Pay new minimum wage or get impeached, NLC tells governors

Organised labour has asked state house of assemblies to impeach governors who fail to pay the new minimum wage. Emmanuel Ugboaja, general-secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), made the appeal while speaking to journalists on Sunday in Lagos. In April, President Muhammadu Buhari approved N30,000 as the minimum wage. After a series of meetings between the federal government and labour leaders, there [...]

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    Governors meet in Abuja over bailout fund repayment

Governors meet in Abuja over bailout fund repayment

Some governors of the 36 states are meeting in Abuja to discuss matters bordering on bailout fund repayment and healthcare. According to the agenda of the meeting, which is being held at Transcorp Hilton hotel, the governors will discuss the time-frame for the repayment of N614 billion ''bailout funds'' issued by the federal government to state governments. The development is following the [...]

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    Ngige: Salaries, allowances of political office holders will be reviewed

Ngige: Salaries, allowances of political office holders will be reviewed

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says the federal government will review the salaries and allowances of political office holders across the country. He made this known when delegates of the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) visited him at his office in Abuja, on Tuesday. “The last holistic wage review took place in 2011 and a new one is being planned. [...]

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    South-west governors to donate 100 patrol vehicles to regional security outfit

South-west governors to donate 100 patrol vehicles to regional security outfit

Governors of states in the south-west will donate 100 patrol vehicles to a proposed joint security outfit for the region. In a statement issued on Monday, Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, said each of the six states in the region will donate 20 vehicles, communication gadgets and personnel for the security outfit named Amotekun. In July, the governors of Ondo, Ogun, [...]

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    Report: South-west governors finalise plans to float regional security outfit

Report: South-west governors finalise plans to float regional security outfit

Governors from the south-west states have obtained an approval from the office of the national security adviser (NSA) to set up a regional security outfit. According to The Nation, the approval will birth a joint task force code-named Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN) to tackle insecurity in the region. The six governors met twice in June at Ibadan, Oyo state capital, [...]

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