• Bad behaviour of past governments caused recession, says Pat Utomi

    Bad behaviour of past governments caused recession, says Pat Utomi

    Renouned political economist and Chairman, Centre for Value and Leadership, Prof. Pat Utomi has attributed the present economic recession to the “bad behaviour” of previous governments, adding that Nigerian leaders are lazy.

    Noting that many are in the position of authority but are not leaders, he stated that every government appears to be worse than the one before it and that there is the dearth of leadership values among political elites.

    Utomi spoke yesterday at the Emerging Leaders Conference organised by Guardian of […]

  • How state governors defraud Local Governments in Nigeria – Obasanjo explains

    How state governors defraud Local Governments in Nigeria – Obasanjo explains

    Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Tuesday, gave insight into how the nation’s governors “defraud” the Local Governments(LGA) in Nigeria, and also rendered them ineffective in the performance of their statutory functions.

    Obasanjo who declared that the governors remained the “greatest obstacles” to having a virile and functional Councils, alleged that the state governors “steal” Council funds under the pretext that they have done something on their behalf.

    According to him as soon as the Local Government Allocations were released from the Federal […]

  • Stop giving bailout funds to state governments – NUPENG warns FG

    Stop giving bailout funds to state governments – NUPENG warns FG

    The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Saturday advised the Federal Government against the issuance of bailout funds to state governments for the payment of workers’ salaries.

    The NUPENG’s South-West Chairman, Mr Tokunbo Korodo, gave the advice in Lagos.

    The disbursement of bailout funds to the states was necessitated by the prevailing economic challenges which resulted in the non-payment of workers’ salaries by many states across the federation.

    The state governments received N713.7billion as bailout funds from the federal government, […]

  • Ekiti workers suspend strike amid protest against government’s alleged profligacy

    Ekiti workers suspend strike amid protest against government’s alleged profligacy

    Civil servants in Ekiti State yesterday suspended their four-week-old strike following the signing of an agreement with the state government agreeing to a seven-point deal.

    Secretary to the governor, Dr Mrs Modupe Alade, the Head of Service, Dr Gbenga Faseluka and the Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, represented the government, while labour was represented by the Chairman, Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Oladipo Johnson; the State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ade Adesanmi and State Chairman of the […]