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36 States Assembly Speakers Push For Executive Order On Legislative Autonomy

The speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly on Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to issue an executive order on the implementation of full autonomy for state legislatures. The call was part of the agenda of a meeting between President Buhari and the speakers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The speakers were led by the Chairman of the Conference ...

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Disaster Looms In Nigeria, Obasanjo Warns

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”. Obasanjo, in an interview with Premium Times, noted that although the country had made considerable progress since the new dispensation began in 1999, the current pace was poor. He said: “I think we have no choice but to be on the ...

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Buhari Has Plans For Additional State In South East, Obiano Tells Ndigbo

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari government has “strong plans” for the creation of an additional state in the South-East. Obiano stated this when the Ohaneze Ndigbo, Lagos branch, paid him a visit at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Anambra State, on Wednesday. The governor said, “I’m in good terms with the President. He has good ...

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Breaking News- New Minimum Wage: Council Of State Approves N27,000

Nigerian workers are to earn N27,000 as the new minimum wage subject to the approval of the National Assembly., World Street Journal can authoritatively report.The decision was arrived at on Tuesday at the Council of State meeting in Abuja presided by President Mohammadu Buhari with former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan in attendance. Details later….

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”Boko Haram Islamists Still Control Parts Of Northeastern Nigeria”

People in two of northeastern Nigeria’s six states say militants with ties to Boko Haram are still in control of areas despite the federal government’s unwavering stance that it has defeated the Jihadist militant group. In Borno and Yobe states, residents told Duetsche Welle that militants of the so-called Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) – led by Musab al-Barnawi ...

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Jonathan, IBB Shun Council Of State Meeting

Former President Goodluck Jonathan is conspicuously absent at the ongoing third Council of State meeting called by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Aside Jonathan, former President Shehu Shagari, Chief Ernest Shonekan and Gen. Ibrahim Babangida were also absent. While Shagari and Shonekan were apparently absent as a result of old age, the former military president has been ...

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PDP Extends Makarfi’s Tenure, Dissolves Excos In 7 States

Going by the decision of the Non-elective National Convention of the country’s opposition party which held in Abuja on Saturday 12th, August 2017, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Caretaker Committee has extended, by four months, the tenure of Senator Ahmed Makarfi as the Caretaker Committee Chairman. The extension is in order to allow time to, reorganize, strengthen and prepare ...

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World Bank To Assist States On Fiscal Sustainability Plan

The World Bank Group has promised to assist the 36 states government to improve their fiscal sustainability by strengthening and consolidating the Fiscal Sustainability Plan (FSP). The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. Salisu Dambatta, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Dambatta said the World Bank was prepared to finance capacity building and provide technical support for ...

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Budget: State House, MDAs Get N1.119bn For Meals, Refreshments

The State House and several Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government are to share over N1.119bn on foodstuffs, meals, refreshments and welfare packages as contained in the 2017 budget. The National Assembly had passed a budget of N7.441tn on Thursday, last week. The Appropriation Bill (budget) has yet to be signed into law by the Acting President, Prof ...

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Trump Picks ExxonMobil’s Boss As U.S Secretary Of State

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed his pick of ExxonMobil CEO, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State. Mr. Trump cited Mr. Tillerson’s business acumen and “broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics’’. He praised the 64-year-old Republican as one of the world’s most successful businessmen. “Tillerson’s career is the embodiment of the American dream,” he said in a statement. “Through hard work, dedication ...

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