LG Autonomy: El-Rufai Abolishes State/Local Govt Joint Account

The Kaduna State Governor, Mallam  Nasir El-Rufai, monday announced autonomy for local governments in the state, abolishing the  joint state and local government system, which had stunted development at the grassroots. The governor also said 10 per cent of internally generated revenue (IGR) would be remitted to local government councils in the state. Speaking while […]

INEC acting chairman reconstitutes committees

The Acting Chairperson of the Independent National Commission, Amina Bala Zakari, has approved the re-constitution of the Commission’s 14 Standing Committees. In a memo issued and signed by the Secretary to the Commission, Augusta C. Ogakwu, the Committees are expected to commence operation from 1st July 2015. The Committees are: 1. Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary […]

Yero Left N228m Not N8bn – Gov. El-Rufai

Governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that his administration inherited only over N228 million in the treasury from his predecessor, Alhaji Ramalan Yero. The former deputy governor of the state, Mr Nuhu Bajoga had said that their administration left over N8billion in the accounts of the State Government when they handed over the […]

Niger appoints THISDAY reporter as Press Secretary

The Niger State Government has approved the appointment of Aisha Wakaso, a Correspondent of THISDAY newspapers in Niger State, as the Press Secretary to the Governor’s Wife, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello. Wakaso began her journalism career eight years ago as the Niger State correspondent of ThisDay newspapers. She attended Federal Government Girls College, Bida, after […]

I Won’t Quit APC For PDP – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has dismissed claims that he along with others would dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The Speaker described the claims as ridiculous in a statement he issued yesterday through his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Turaki Adamu Hassan. […]

DSS Director Demotes Marilyn Ogar, Others Promoted By Past Administration

Newly appointed director general of the Department of State Security, Lawal Musa Daura, has demoted Marilyn Ogar, the agency’s former spokesperson, via a memo. Apart from demoting Ms. Ogar, the acting DSS director general also directed the demotion of numerous other officers of the agency who were just promoted in March in what was seen […]

Boko Haram Detainees: Nigerian Military Take Over Anambra Prison

Since Boko Haram detainees have been moved to the Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra State, the military has taken over the security of the prison facility. Security operations in the prison are no longer exclusively ran by officials of the Nigeria Prison Service. Armed military personnel were located in strategic locations around the prison. Free movement […]

We Didn’t Bar Christians From Attending Church Today – Kano Govt

The Kano State Government on Saturday described as false reports in some national dailies and online media that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has banned Christians resident in the state from going to church on Sundays.The state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Muhammad Garba, who made the remark while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano, said the report […]

Why We Reject Zakari As Acting INEC Chair – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it would continue to demand the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mrs. Amina Zakari as resolved in its 403rd National Working Committee (NWC) meeting, despite unwarranted attacks on its officials by the Presidency. The party said it is privy to the fact […]