“Organise to kick out APC if you are dissatisfied” – Fayemi

Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, has urged youths to reconsider their plans of relocation and stay back to help make Nigeria better. The governor stated these yesterday, during an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre in the State. Fayemi advised youths to organise ways to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress, (APC), from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Fayemi specifically mentioned Canada which, according to him, has a glass ceiling, unlike Nigeria. He told the youths, “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is…

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Governors to meet tomorrow on petrol subsidy, others

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have scheduled a meeting for tomorrow, Wednesday March 17, to deliberate on petrol subsidy and take a position on the current challenge of supply or retailing across the country. A statement issued by the NGF’s Head, Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, said the virtual meeting, scheduled to commence by 2pm, would “be briefed by the Governor Nasir El Rufai committee on subsidy on PMS before any decisions on the supply and or retailing of the product is taken.” Bello-Barkindo said the meeting also planned…

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Covid-19 – Govs. worry about vaccines’ delivery, demand local production

Nigerian state governors want the federal government to expedite actions on local production of COVID-19 vaccine instead of relying on foreign pharmaceutical firms. The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this yesterday after a meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The governors are also not comfortable with the lack of clarity on when the vaccines will arrive in Nigeria, and told President Muhammadu Buhari to accelerate the delivery. Nigeria is expecting the delivery of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the…

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State governors to borrow 17tr from Pension Fund

The thirty-six State governors, under the aegis of Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), have endorsed proposals to borrow about N17 Trillion from the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and the Accumulated Pension Funds. The endorsement was part of resolutions at the end of the 22nd NGF meeting which was contained in a communiqué personally signed by the Chairman of NGF and the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. According to the communiqué, Chairman of the National Economic Council (NEC)’s Adhoc Committee on Leveraging Portion of Accumulated Pension Funds for Investment in…

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