Buhari presents APC flags to Ayade, Matawalle

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday received the Governors of Cross River and Zamfara States, Ben Ayade and Bello Matawalle, respectively, who recently left the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress, (APC), congratulating them for having the courage to leave their “constituencies”. The APC new entrants were accompanied to the event by the Chairman Caretaker Committee of the Party and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Kebbi State governor, Atiku Bagudu, who is Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, and Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, of Jigawa State. According to a…

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APC governors to implement 6 months exclusive breastfeeding, maternity leave

The All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled States have resolved to prioritise the integration of Maternal and Child Nutrition into the Primary Healthcare Delivery Services to include 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding and maternity leave. This was contained in an issued press statement, signed by the Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman and the Secretary to Nasarawa State government, Muhammad Aliyu, at the end of a meeting of the Secretaries to APC State governments, in Lafia, Nasarawa State According to the statement, the APC-controlled States have also resolved…

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APC governors welcome Ayade, say party’s reinforcement continues

By Godwin Amunde Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) on Friday welcomed the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, into their fold. The governors acting under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum, (PGF) described Ayade’s entry into the APC, from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) as a “testament of the party’s capacity to mobilise all Nigerians consistent with the vision of the founding fathers to ensure that the APC is a platform to unite all Nigerians.” This was contained in a statement titled, “The…

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No to zoning, presidential ticket open to all, APC govs declare

Ahead of the next general elections, the Progressive Governors Forum, (PGF), which is the forum of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  have declared that any of its chieftains is free to aspire to any position in the country in line with provisions of the Party’s constitution and the 1999 Constitution, as amended. Kebbi State governor and Chairman of the PGF, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu made the declaration yesterday, in a statement, where he commended the Cross-Rivers State governor, Ben Ayade, who dumped the PDP for…

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APC Governors Carpet Obaseki Over N60bn Currency Printing Claim

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), a group of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed N60 billion to augment the revenue allocation to the three tiers of government in March 2021. In a statement signed by Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and chairman of the PGFsaid Obaseki’s claim did not reflect the true positions of things. The PGF states: “To set the records clear and to the…

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APC Governors celebrate Tinubu at 69; say ‘We look up to you for inspiring guidance’

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a source of inspiration and guidance. This is contained in a congratulatory message to Tinubu as he celebrates his 69th birthday. The Chairman of the Forum and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, in a statement issued Sunday said the governors acknowledged and commended Tinubu’s untiring and selfless leadership and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria. The statement reads: “We in particular wish to acknowledge and commend your untiring and selfless leadership and commitment…

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Child nutrition: APC states mull 180 days maternity leave for nursing mothers

By Godwin Amunde All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have resolved to implement the recommendation to prioritise the granting of 180 days (6 months) maternity leave for nursing mothers in all the APC controlled states. This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a virtual meeting of Secretaries to State Governments of the APC controlled states which was jointly signed by Alhaji Adamu Fanini (SGS Jigawa state) and his Plateau State counterpart, Prof. Danladi Atu. The meeting, with the theme: ‘Developing Common Policy Initiatives on Maternal and Child…

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APC governors celebrate Aisha Buhari at 50

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), a forum of Governors elected under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have  joined the first family to celebrate the birthday of the First Lady Aisha Buhari as she marks the golden age of fifty In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Forum, Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, the forum commended the First Lady’s motherly care and selfless support to the processes of managing challenges of…

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Umahi’s defection to APC a testament of our party’s capacity to mobilise all Nigerians – PGF

By Godwin Amunde  Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), a platform of elected governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, into its fold. The Forum described the defection of Umahi to the ruling party as a testament of the party’s capacity to mobilise and unite all Nigerians. In a statement titled “Progressive Reinforcement…Welcoming Chief David Nweze Umahi to the APC,” signed by its Chairman, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State, the Forum said the development was a reflection that the progressive…

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APC controlled states propose 6 months maternity leave, exclusive breastfeeding

By Godwin Amunde In a move to promote a framework for promoting child nutrition, Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states have proposed to implement six months maternity leave as well as exclusive breastfeeding for children from birth, stressing the importance of exclusive breastfeeding to the growth and general health of a child. The proposal was contained in a communiqué issued Thursday in Abuja at the end of a virtual meeting of Secretaries to State Governments of APC-controlled states held under the auspices of the Progressive Governors’ Forum…

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