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    Governors to meet over financial autonomy for judiciary, legislature

Governors to meet over financial autonomy for judiciary, legislature

Governors across the 36 states of the federation have scheduled a meeting for Wednesday to discuss, among other issues, financial autonomy for states' judiciary and legislature. On May 22, President Muhammadu Buhari signed an executive order granting financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary across the states. In a statement on Tuesday, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, head of media and public affairs, Nigeria Governors' [...]

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    COVID-19: Buhari asks PTF to work closely with governors

COVID-19: Buhari asks PTF to work closely with governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for increased collaboration between governors and the presidential task force on COVID-19. The president made this known during a virtual meeting with some members of the Nigeria Governors Forum on Monday. In a statement, Femi Adesina, Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, said the PTF had briefed him on the next steps in the national response [...]

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    Governors ask national assembly to halt infectious diseases bill

Governors ask national assembly to halt infectious diseases bill

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has asked the national assembly to suspend the infectious disease bill. The bill prescribes, among other provisions, compulsory vaccination of citizens against infectious diseases. This has sparked public outcry over possible human rights violation. In a communique issued after a virtual meeting of the governors on Wednesday, Kayode Fayemi, chairman of the forum, asked the lawmakers to [...]

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    Coronavirus: Niger gov self-isolates, family members to undergo screening

Coronavirus: Niger gov self-isolates, family members to undergo screening

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger state, has gone into self isolation after attending same event with Bala Muhammed, his Bauchi counterpart who was diagnosed with coronavirus. Both Bello and Muhammed had attended the meeting of the Nigeria governors forum (NGF) on March 18. In a statement on Wednesday, Mary Noel-Berje, the governor's chief press secretary, said the decision was taken based on the [...]

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    Lagos explosion: Governors donate N200m to emergency relief fund

Lagos explosion: Governors donate N200m to emergency relief fund

Governors of the 36 states of the federation have donated N200 million to support victims of the explosion in Abule Ado area of Lagos state. The explosion which occurred on March 15 led to the loss of lives and the destruction of several cars and houses. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, had set up a N2 billion relief fund for victims of the explosion with [...]

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    Fayemi: I’m not plotting to take over from Buhari

Fayemi: I’m not plotting to take over from Buhari

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his actions are not geared towards taking over from President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking through Segun Dipe, his senior special assistant on public communications, Fayemi said he is not in the league of those working towards the next presidential election. He described as untrue, reports that he is working clandestinely towards building structures to prosecute his [...]

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    ‘States taking measures to avoid spread’— NGF speaks on Lassa fever outbreak

‘States taking measures to avoid spread’— NGF speaks on Lassa fever outbreak

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) says states are taking precautionary measures to tackle the outbreak of Lassa fever, a deadly virus. Three persons, comprising two doctors and a patient believed to be the index case, died of the disease at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, causing panic across the state. A total of 292 persons are currently on watch list over the disease. Speaking [...]

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    Fayemi: Why I’m involved in efforts to reconcile Ganduje, Sanusi

Fayemi: Why I’m involved in efforts to reconcile Ganduje, Sanusi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says his committee has met with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, to resolve the differences between the duo. Speaking after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), said the two parties have shown [...]

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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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    ‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

‘He sees opposition as partners in progress’ — Wike commends Fayemi

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says Kayode Fayemi, his Ekiti state counterpart, has never discriminated against members of opposition parties. Fayemi, chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), while Wike belongs to the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Wike gave the commendation at the inauguration of the ultra-modern Rumuwoji market [...]

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    No evidence Wike demolished any mosque, says Fayemi

No evidence Wike demolished any mosque, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti state, says there is no evidence that Nyesom Wike, his Rivers counterpart, demolished any mosque in Port Harcourt. Simeon Nwakaudu, spokesman of Wike, quoted Fayemi to have made the comment when he visited the site of the mosque which was allegedly demolished. Wike has been under for fire allegedly demolishing a mosque in the Transamadi area of the [...]

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    Governors: We are committed to financial autonomy of state legislature

Governors: We are committed to financial autonomy of state legislature

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has pledged commitment to full implementation of the financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary. Speaking at the opening of a two-day conference in Abuja on Thursday, Abdulaziz Yari, NGF chairman, said the implementation will ensure the highest level of transparency and openness in governance. Represented by Mohammed Abubakar, Bauchi state governor, the NGF chairman said governors [...]

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    Journalists barred from NGF induction — after report on recession 

Journalists barred from NGF induction — after report on recession 

Journalists have been barred from continued coverage of the ongoing induction programme for newly-elected and returning governors. The journalists were refused entry into the state house conference centre in Abuja, the programme venue, when they arrived on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the decision was reached after it was reported that Abdulaziz Yari, Zamfara state governor and chairman of the Nigeria [...]

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    NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

NSA says politicians are working to disrupt elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says politicians who are afraid of losing the forthcoming elections are planning to disrupt the polls. The NSA said this at a meeting with the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) in Abuja on Tuesday. Monguno said security forces are ready to deal with anybody who attempts to engage in any act that could destabilise the exercise, while [...]

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    We can’t afford N30,000 minimum wage, governors insist

We can’t afford N30,000 minimum wage, governors insist

Governors have said they cannot afford the N30,000 minimum wage demanded by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). They said this in reaction to the allegation of Peter Ozo-Eson, general secretary of NLC, that governors who are against N30,000 minimum wage took such stance because they diverted the bailout funds paid to them by the federal government. He said the union expected the Independent [...]

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    Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ndume opposes govs on minimum wage, says it should be N40,000

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, says the new minimum wage should be N40,000, instead of the proposed N30,000. The senator said this on Tuesday when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Ndume dismissed claims by governors that states cannot pay the proposed amount, adding that it should be accepted and implemented. The tripartite committee on the minimum [...]

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