• Dogara condemns state governors for diverting local government funds

    Dogara condemns state governors for diverting local government funds

    Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, has accused some state governors of siphoning funds meant for local governments, leaving rural areas under-developed and in poverty.

    Dogara also condemned the continual hijack of funds meant for local government councils, in the name of joint account, calling it “evil”.

    The Speaker went further to state his opposition to the existence of care-taker committees in running local government councils, this was even as he reiterated the resolve of the National Assembly to grant […]

  • Governor Umahi reshuffles cabinet, sacks all local government chairmen

    Governor Umahi reshuffles cabinet, sacks all local government chairmen

    Barely one year after their appointment, the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has sacked Local Government Council Caretaker Chairmen in the state.

    A statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information, Sen Emmanuel Onwe, directed the affected Chairmen to hand over government property in their possession before the end of Thursday.

    According to the statement, “The Caretaker Chairmen are directed to hand over to Heads of Personel Management (HPMs) in their respective local government before the close of business on Thursday September 8, […]

  • Former Local government chairman in Bauchi state returns N6m to EFCC

    Former Local government chairman in Bauchi state returns N6m to EFCC

    Former Chairman of Bagoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Andrew Adamu on August 15th refunded the sum of N5, 000,000. (Five Million Naira) to the EFCC Gombe zonal office.

    Adamu who is a PDP member had earlier made a refund of One Million Naira (N1, 000,000.00) out of the Twelve Million, and Sixty Thousand Naira (N12, 060,000.00) that was disbursed to the local government area in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    Adamu admitted to the zonal office of the […]