• Dino Melaye asks governors to pay up workers salary arrears, claims FG gave them $4 billion

    Dino Melaye asks governors to pay up workers salary arrears, claims FG gave them $4 billion

    The controversial  Chairman Senate Committee on FCT, Dino Melaye has mentioned Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola’s name, while charging him to pay civil servants their salaries in full both at the state and LG levels to ameliorate the suffering of the people as directed by the federal government, having received huge amounts from the Federal Government.

    Giving details on how the federal government allocated the funds to states, Melaye in a Facebook post charged governors to use the money judiciously, urging other […]

  • Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, led by Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has revealed why the party lost the governorship elections held in Edo and Ondo states recently, stating that impunity and lack of respect for the party’s constitution and the rule of law are the major reasons the party was defeated.

    Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman of the faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh laid the blame for the defeat suffered by the opposition […]

  • APC Governors Forum condemns bandit attacks in Zamfara, condole with Yari

    APC Governors Forum condemns bandit attacks in Zamfara, condole with Yari

    According to reports, the All Progressive Congress Governors Forum, on Tuesday condemned the persistent attacks on villages by armed bandits in Zamfara, describing the killings as unfortunate and unacceptable.

    No fewer than 155 people were killed and over 50 people kidnapped in less than a month by bandits in Maru, Shinkafi, Maradun and Zurmi local government areas of the state.

    A delegation of the forum led by Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, urged people in the state to remain calm and […]

  • Southwest governors meet, stress unity, ways out of recession

    Southwest governors meet, stress unity, ways out of recession

    Governors in the South West zone met yesterday in Ibadan, Oyo State, and pledged to work towards a common goal of promoting economic development of the region, which would improve the lives of the people.

    At the meeting hosted by Governor Abiola Ajimobi and attended by Governors Rauf Aregbesola of Osun, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun and Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, with Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State absent, they said their decision had become more imperative against the […]

  • Assign signing of death warrants to CJN, not governors, says Ganduje

    Assign signing of death warrants to CJN, not governors, says Ganduje

    Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Kano State Governor, has said that the law which mandates state governors to sign death warrants of condemned prisoners should be amended by the National Assembly to enable the task to be reassigned to the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

    He made the call while receiving the new Comptroller of Prisons, Kano Command, Alhaji Aliyu Achor, who complained to him that governors’ refusal to sign execution documents in their respective states has contributed to prison congestion across the […]

  • Osinbajo and governors meeting in Aso rock

    Osinbajo and governors meeting in Aso rock

    According to recent reports, Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, and state governors are currently in a meeting.

    The meeting which started about 11.10am is holding inside the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    They are meeting under the aegis of the National Economic Council,

  • Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    Edo lawmakers approves N200m houses for former governors

    According to reports, the Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday approved the construction of houses for former governors and their deputies which should not be more than N200m and N100m, respectively, in any location of their choice.

    The approval was sequel to the consideration of a bill for a law to amend the existing legislation on the Pension Rights of Governors and their Deputies in the state.

    Moving the motion for the consideration of the bill, the Majority Leader, Foly Ogedengbe, moved […]

  • Osinbajo’s meeting with Saraki, Dogara, APC governors ends in deadlock

    Osinbajo’s meeting with Saraki, Dogara, APC governors ends in deadlock

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s meeting with the Senate President Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the five governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ended in deadlock yesterday.

    The agenda of the meeting, which lasted over two hours at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, our sources said, included the alleged lopsided appointments, the Federal Government’s $30 billion loan request, among other issues.

    Indications that no decision was reached emerged when none of the five governors: Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rochas Okorocha […]

  • Governors uncomfortable with investigations into spending of bail-out funds – ICPC boss

    Governors uncomfortable with investigations into spending of bail-out funds – ICPC boss

    Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, said most state governors were jittery when the commission commenced investigations into the spending of bailout funds.

    Nta stated this in Bauchi on Monday in his speech at the opening of Bauchi State Anti-Corruption Summit, titled “Transparency and Accountability: A Panacea to Good Governance and Sustainable Development.

    He said that when the commission commenced investigations into coffers of state government accounts most of the governors were uncomfortable.

    “Most of the […]

  • Buhari should stop giving bail-out funds to lazy governors – Dangote

    Buhari should stop giving bail-out funds to lazy governors – Dangote

    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has urged the Muhammadu Buhari government to stop granting bailout funds to state governors.

    According to him, this will not take the country forward.

    “I don’t believe the Federal Government should continue to be bailing out the states, the states have to sit down and plan to cut costs instead of looking for bailout and being lazy,” NTA quoted him as saying.

    “They can create jobs and give incentives to people to come and invest, they should assure […]

  • Governors Forum’s chair commends Wike

    Governors Forum’s chair commends Wike

    Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, has commended Governor Nyesom Wike on his efforts at transforming Rivers State despite the current economic recession in the country.

    Governor  Yari   made  the commendation at the Government House, Port Harcourt, shortly  after  a closed-door meeting with Wike.

    Yari, who  said  he and others visited Wike in his capacity as governor and to  discuss issues concerning the NGF, also described the visit  as ‘brotherly.’

    According to Yari, who is a […]