Ajimobi created modern Oyo inspite of challenges- NGF boss
Mr Asishana Okauru, the Director-General of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), says Gov. Abiola Ajimobi has built a modern state through massive infrastructural development. Okauru, who spoke during a courtesy call on Ajimobi in his office, said the governor “ had so far raised the bar of good governance in spite of numerous challenges.’’ The…
NGF kicks-off IGR peer learning event today
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat (NGFS) will kick-off its yearly IGR Peer Learning Event today at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja. The event, which will host all Commissioners for Finance of the 36 states, Ministry of Finance, Joint Tax Board and Chairmen of states’ Boards of Internal Revenue, will provide a platform to share practical and…
Three ‘Waziris’ clash amid PDP’s spirited presidential primary
Any of these men could emerge as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the party’s spirited primary tomorrow in Port Harcourt, Rivers State: Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, David Mark, Kabiru Turaki, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo and Sule Lamido. However,…
Governors condemn freezing of Benue, Akwa Ibom accounts by EFCC
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has condemned the alleged freezing of the bank accounts of the Benue State government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
EFCC freezing of Benue government accounts unconstitutional — NGF
The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) has described as unconstitutional the freezing of the accounts of Benue Government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, the Chairman of NGF, spoke with State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday in Abuja. EFCC had…
Governors’ Forum condemns Plateau killings
The leadership of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday collectively condemned the recent killings of almost 200 people in Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local governments of Plateau State and called on President Buhari to ensure the perpetrators are arrested and prosecuted. Chairman of NGF and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari stated this in Jos…
Court orders permanent forfeiture of N1.44b syphoned from Governor’s forum account to FG
A Feddral High Court in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the permanent forfeiture of a total of N1.44billion found in the bank accounts of three firms, which allegedly impersonated the consultants engaged by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) to analyse the Paris/London Club loan refunds due to the states. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which…
We’ll commence laying of tracks on Lagos-Ibadan rail line by next month, says Amaechi
I challenge anybody to show me anywhere in the world where railway lines are built by private funding business. For them, it does not make any economic sense for a private business to put money in railways.
Weekly political notes
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), on Thursday, told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to stop “shadow-boxing” its chairman and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar.