News from States

‘North has conspired against itself’, says Shettima as leaders meet in Kaduna

By Kabir Kajuru, Kaduna Governors of the 19 northern states and the Northern Traditional Rulers Council on Monday met in Kaduna regarding growing insecurity in the region.

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Lagos Assembly to partner road transport union to boost tourism

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State House of Assembly has promised to partner with the state branch of Road Transport Employers’ of Nigeria, RTEAN with the hope to boost tourism development ahead of Lagos at 50 celebration.

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FG awards $67m for rehabilitation of Hadejia Valley project in Jigawa

By Haruna Hadejia, Dutse The Senate Committee on Water Resources through its Chairman, Senator Ubale Shittu has stated that the Federal Government has awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of Hadejia Valley project in Jigawa at the sum $67 million from a World Bank loans access by the federal government.

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Obaseki sends bill to harmonise council levies to Edo Assembly

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has sent a bill for a law to harmonise local government levies, rates, fees and charges to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage.

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Anambra partners mortgage bank on housing scheme for civil servants

By Obinna Achi, Awka Anambra State Government has expressed its desire to collaborate with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to complete its housing scheme for civil servants in the state.

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CBN set to dole out N270,000 loan each to farmers in Bauchi

By Haruna Kazaure, Bauchi Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under its ANCHOR Borrower Programme has promised to dole out a loan of N270,000 each to farmers in Bauchi State.

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Ooni of Ife moves to turn Ile-Ife town to tourism haven

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo The Ooni of Ile- Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has pledged to turn the ancient city into a tourism haven to boost its economy and to ensure that it occupies its pride of place.

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Fayose rewards ex-civil servant for returning N17m

By Sunday Aloba, Ado Ekiti A pensioner in Ekiti State, Mrs. Mary Omotoso, has returned the sum of N1.78 million thatwas wrongfully paid into her account by the State Pensions Commission.

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Edo targets 80,000 agricultural jobs in 2017

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated a nine-man committee headed by Chief Osaro Idah to kick start his administration’s agricultural empowerment programme.

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Bayero University praises Aregbesola for promoting Islamic bond

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been honoured for his contributory role in the development of Islamic finance system in Nigeria.

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