News from States

FCTA floats committee on cattle crazing, rustling in Abuja

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Federal Capital Territory Administration, (FCTA) has constituted a high-powered technical committee to manage and curtail the menace of cattle grazing and rustling in the Abuja metropolis.

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Pentecostal fellowship cautions religious leaders on inciting statements

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has cautioned religious leaders in the country against making what it termed unguarded statements capable of causing more crisis in the country.

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Ekiti pays of contractors owed by ex governor Fayemi

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Government will in the next two weeks begin to pay contractors with the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) who are being owed about N850 million by the former administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi.

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Hajj: Sokoto plans family planning packages for female pilgrims

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Ahead of the 2017 Hajj exercise, Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has stated that the state government may possibly introduce family planning packages to female prospective pilgrims from the state.

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Ambode unfolds plans to phase out danfo from Lagos

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has insisted that plans are afoot to remove yellow buses popularly known as Danfo from Lagos roads.

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Lagos needs $30b for infrastructure development in five years, says Ambode

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has stated that the state would require at least $30billion to adequately deliver on 30 most impactful infrastructural projects over the next five years.

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Phillips Restates Commitment to Credible LG Elections as LASIEC Concludes Inspection of Electoral Officers’ Offices

The Chairman, Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission ( LASIEC ), Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has reassured Lagos State residents on the determination of the Commission to ensure the conduct of free, fair and credible elections into the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas of the State.

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‘Bayelsa loses N2.61b yearly to fraudulent employments’,says panel

By Samuel Tombra, Yenagoa A Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Bayelsa State Government has stated that the state was losing whopping N2.61bn annually to fraudulent and unauthourised employments in its eight local government areas and 32 Rural Development Authorities (RDAs).

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Umeahi to LG bosses: ‘Recover agric loans or forget February allocation

By Achike Amadi, Abakliki Ebonyi State Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has warned that any council chairman who fails to recover the agric loan given to farmers in their domain would forfeit February allocation.

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Creation of LCDAs good for grassroots development, says Aregbesola

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has reiterated that creation of local government council development areas is targeted at grassroots development.

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