People expecting us to massively develop the LGs, Gov Makinde tells Council Chairmen

Oyo State Governor, Engr.Seyi Makinde, on Thursday told the 33 Caretaker Chairmen of local governments and 35 chairmen of Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) that the people of the state expect massive development of the councils under his watch. The Governor, who spoke at the Executive Council chambers of his office told the chairmen that residents of the state expect the council helmsmen to remain focused and diligent as according to him, the people expect great improvements under their tenure. A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the…

Gov Sani Bello signs 2020 budget into law

Niger State Governor,Abubakar Sani-Bello has signed the year 2020 Appropriation Act of N155,459,814,700.12 into law. This shown a considerable increase of N7,247,885,151 against the 148,211,929,549.12 approved earlier by the State Assembly. The 2020 budget proposal now consisted Recurrent Expenditure of N70,002,224,042.12 and a Capital Expenditure of N85,457,590,658.00. The budget, entitled ‘Budget of Inclusion for Sustainable Development’, is anchored on the completion of all ongoing projects, especially those that have attained 75% completion as well as consolidate and improve on the gains recorded so far. With the signing of the 2020…

We ‘ll use Oyo IGR to offset all recurrent expenditure before 2023—Gov Makinde …says sacked LG chairmen targeting LGs funds

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Tuesday, declared that his administration would ensure that the State’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) is able to offset its recurrent expenditure before the end of his current tenure. Governor Makinde, who made the declaration while giving a keynote address at the one-day Tax Stakeholders ‘Poverty to Prosperity’ Summit held at the Theophilus Ogunlesi Hall, University College Hospital, Ibadan, stated that his commitment to take the State from poverty to prosperity remained on course. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde,…

Really Corruption fight Buhari’s administration By Abba Dukawa 

Indeed, corruption must be seen as a cancer worm that has eaten deep into the fabric of the nation as this cancer  poses critical challenges to Nigeria’s economic and social development saying corruption not only diverts resources from legitimate causes beneficial to the society at large, but denies millions of people their fundamental freedoms and human rights and challenges posed by systemic corruption contribute to the perpetuation of poverty and the hindering of economic opportunities. 2015, shortly after defeating a sitting president in  one of the opening lines that heralded…

The Four Years Inimitable Footprints of Governor Yahaya Bello in Kogi

Upon taking the Oath of Office on 27th January 2016, Governor Yahaya Bello during his inaugural speech stated that the epicenter of his administration would be five (5) important points of impact – areas where the new government would seek to positively affect the citizens of the confluence state. These five thematic areas of the government – having undergone intense research identifying the gap between the state of affairs in 2016 and the desired state, were then assembled into a concise proposed course of action, named “The New Direction Blueprint”.…

Malami’s letter on Oyo LG’s matter is subjudice- Makinde’s Political Adviser …says We are aware of APC’s agenda to destabilise Oyo

The Special Adviser on Strategy and Political Matters to the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, Hon.Babatunde Oduyoye, said on Tuesday that the letter credited to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami on the matter of Oyo State Local Governments is sub judice. Hon. Oduyoye stated that as far as the matter was still before the Court of Appeal, no one is expected to take extra-constitutional measures, except such a person is nursing ulterior motives. “The matter is in court and as far as we are concerned,…

Supreme Court verdict: Wase congratulates Lalong

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase has hailed the affirmation of Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State by the Supreme Court. In a statement issued by the chief press secretary to the Deputy Speaker, Umar Muhammad Puma, Wase said the judgement was a true reflection of what the people of Plateau state voted for. The Deputy Speaker also implored Governor Lalong to work closely with all persons and interest groups to move the state forward, and appealed to the people of the state to remain…

Ihedioha’s Sack: ANN Faults Judgment,Demands Credible Elections

As reactions continue on the decision of the Supreme Court that sacked Hon.Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State and replaced him with Senator Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Alliance for New Nigeria(ANN)in South East Zone has blamed flawed electoral process in 2019 as the root- cause of the shocking judgment. In a statement by the National Vice Chairman South East, Dr Laz Eze, the party which also contested the Imo State Governorship Electionin 2019 stated that only credible elections will ensure that the wishes…

PROSPECTS OF NIGERIAN PRESIDENT OF IGBO EXTRACTION By Law Mefor

Once was it said and more often should it be repeated in political calculus in Nigeria, Men of the future must not only understand their past but also the forces that forge the present. Nigeria has become a workshop of democracy and the forces that forge the nation are holding firm. And with wimpy, ineffectual and unchallenging political class, these forces do not have to yield an inch. This is the dense political climate in which recently, Igbo Leadership Development Foundation (ILDF) and its allies unveiled the plan to organize…

DEMOCRACY: Nigeria has made substantial progress in twenty years – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Thursday that Nigeria has made significant progress over the last twenty years since the country’s return to democracy in 1999. Lawan stated this in a speech delivered at the 17th Edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue with the theme “Twenty Years of Democracy in Nigeria: Strengths, Weaknesses and Opportunities”, which held in Abuja. The Senate President, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event, was represented by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger…