• You can’t escape scrutiny in bailout disbursement – APC to Fayose

    You can’t escape scrutiny in bailout disbursement – APC to Fayose

    It was gathered that the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has told Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop playing pranks to avoid the scrutiny of the Senate Committee on Local Governments in the disbursement of the bailout cash approved to the state by the Federal Government.

    It said the bailout is different from the regular federal allocation that cannot be monitored by the allocating authority, stressing that the governor cannot hide under the constitution to abuse a special intervention scheme […]

  • I’m not afraid of probe on bailout fund, says Ortom

    I’m not afraid of probe on bailout fund, says Ortom

    Benue State governor, Chief Samuel Ortom, has said that he is not afraid of any probe on how he spent the N28billion bailout fund he collected from the federal government.

    The governor who spoke through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr Terver Akase, against the backdrop of the proposed probe by the senate, said that his administration would welcome any investigation of his administration.

    Ortom maintained that “the call by the Senate is apt. It is the responsibility of the legislature to […]

  • Senate lacks powers to probe how we spent bailout – Ekiti government

    Senate lacks powers to probe how we spent bailout – Ekiti government

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Government faulted the Senate over its plan to probe into the expenditure of the bailout granted the state by the Federal Government.

    The government specifically stated that the upper chamber of the National Assembly lacked the powers to do so in a letter sent to the Chairman, Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration, Senator Gumel Abdullahi, by the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Mr. Owoseni Ajayi.

    In the letter dated […]

  • Stop giving bailout funds to states – APC chieftain tells Buhari

    Stop giving bailout funds to states – APC chieftain tells Buhari

    A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State and former Minister of Police Affairs, Dr. Ibrahim Lame, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop giving bailout funds to state governments, advising, however, that the money be judiciously used in executing some projects in states.

    Lame who stated this on Tuesday in an interview with newsmen in Bauchi, alleged that instead of using the bailout funds to settle outstanding salaries, the governors divert the money for other purposes, thereby […]

  • How Buhari’s N5bn bailout saved me from workers’ anger – Gov. Lalong explains

    How Buhari’s N5bn bailout saved me from workers’ anger – Gov. Lalong explains

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the state’s balance ofN5 billion bailout funds for the payment of workers’ three months’ outstanding salaries.

    Lalong gave the commendation while fielding questions from State House correspondents on Friday, after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    According to him, the state government has commenced the payment of the outstanding salaries to the workers.
    “I came to thank the President for approving the balance of bail […]