Sultan, Fayemi, other State Govs. converge in Abuja for Unity Summit

A national socio-political group, the National Prosperity Movement, (NPM), is organising a National Unity Summit in Abuja, aimed at providing a platform for illustrious Nigerians from all walks of life and representing diverse interests and groups to have a meaningful conversation. According to the organisers, the Summit, with the theme: ‘Peace, unity, equity and nation-building’, will also provide new perspectives to the issues of equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for Nigerians and in the end, stimulate the process of national healing, understanding and progress. “We believe that we can have…

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Governors accuse AGF Malami of misleading President Buhari on Paris Club funds

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF), has criticised the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for allegedly misleading President Muhammadu Buhari in the case of the $418 million Paris Fund deductions being claimed by a group of consultants. The Governors’ position was re-echoed yesterday by Chairman of Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, while speaking during a television programme. According to hin, it is difficult for any rational mind to justify the haste and illogic upon which the AGFs utterances and actions are based on…

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Parties direct primary: Governors angry over uncertainty to produce successors, win senatorial tickets

There are strong indications that many governors are angry that the direct mode of primaries passed by the National Assembly may deny them the opportunity of producing their successors or winning senatorial tickets after their tenure, These, it was gathered, were some of the reasons why they opposed the adoption of a direct mode of primaries in the amended electoral act. One of the governors of the All Progressives Congress, who was at the tripartite meeting held at the State House with the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo and members of the…

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2023 presidency: “Governors have turned Nigeria into Turn-by-Turn Plc” – TUC 

A former president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Peter Esele, has urged State  Governors to concentrate more on the best Nigerian to contest and emerge as the President of the country rather than the zone or region that the candidate comes from. Esele, who aired his opinion in an interview with newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Wednesday, was speaking on the recent agitations by State governors and other politicians over the zoning of the president of the country. Esele said that the actions and concerns of…

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Interior Minister urges govs to sign death warrant of 3,008 condemned inmates to decongest prisons

As part of measures to decongest prisons nationwide, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has called on state governors to sign the death warrants of the 3,008 condemned criminals waiting for execution. Speaking at the inauguration of the Osun State Command headquarters complex of the Nigeria Correctional Service, (NCS), in Oshogbo on Friday, the minister emphasised the need to bring cases involving the inmates to closure. Aregbesola, who identified three avenues to decongest prisons, said governors could accelerate the wheel of justice, as many inmates had been in custody for…

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Defection: 18 APC Govs, others set to receive Matawalle

No fewer than 18 All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are expected to receive Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Tuesday. The Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee of the organising ceremony and Zamfara Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Gusau on Monday. Dosara said, “the Progressive governors will be led by the APC Chairman Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Gov. Mai Mala-Buni. “We are also expecting all our national assembly members as well as state legislators to declare their defection…

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FG to meet with governors today on petrol, electricity prices

The Federal Government is set to meet with State governors and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC) today, to find a lasting solution to the issue of right pricing for Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol or PMS, in the country. Recall that the minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, said this while speaking with newsmen at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government and Organised Labour on Monday in Abuja. The meeting was continuation of the series of meetings held in 2020  in a…

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South South Assembly Postponement: Presidency offers apology to governors, stakeholders

Presidency says the absence of the federal government delegation at the planned meeting with governors and stakeholders of the South-South region was necessitated by Tuesday’s emergency security meeting summoned by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, the postponement was “certainly not out of disrespect’’. He said the delegation to the meeting, under the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, ministers and heads of security and intelligence agencies…

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State of the Nation: Again, Buhari meets Governors, Security Chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation’s security with calls for a joint strategy to bring various conflicts to an end within time limits, while field commanders would take measures to protect civilian communities as a confidence-building mechanism between the military and those communities. During the meeting, the governors “urged the President to consider a ‘bail out’ for security for the States in view of the enormity of the resources they now expend in support of the military and the police,”…

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