News from States

‘Don’t commission uncompleted road in Owo’, group tells Mimiko

By Samuel Feleye, Akure Youths in Owo Local Government area of Ondo State have warned outgoing Governor Olusegun Mimiko not to commission their dualised township road without completion.

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Sokoto pays N2.2b as gratuity to retired council workers

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has released N1.2 billion for the payment of accumulated gratuity from the year 2010 to retired staff of local government councils in the state.

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Ita-Giwa says Nigeria needs love to overcome challenges

By Solomon Akaniyene, Calabar Former Presidential Adviser and a leader of the Bakassi people of Cross River State, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa, has urged Nigerians to love each to overcome the myriad of challenges it faces today.

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Court strikes out case against Oluwo over chieftaincy dispute

By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo An Osun State Magistrate Court, sitting in Osogbo on Wednesday struck out a case involving the Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, and the Oluwo-Oke of Iwo-Oke, Oba Kadiri Adeoye.

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Wike sacks Odagme, Rivers health commissioner

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has sacked Commissioner of Health, Dr Theophilus Odagme over reasons yet to be ascertained as at the time of filing these reports.

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LASG assures on 24-hour 3000mw, says 32 communities to be linked to national grid

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that the quest to achieve energy security can no longer be left for the Federal Government to address alone.

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Wike meets Osinbajo, says Rivers not competing with FG

By Tom Amakri, Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike has met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo with a declaration that the state is not in contention with the Federal Government.

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Sokoto doles out N250m to 25,000 women as loan

By Musa Gada, Sokoto Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said the state government will provide soft loans worth N250 million to 25, 000 women across the state.

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APC candidate wins Plateau assembly by-election

By Solomon Gabkwet, Jos The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Jackson Nimmwang, the winner of Saturday’s Langtang South State Constituency by-election in Plateau.

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Domestic violence: Lagos takes advocacy to army barracks

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos The Lagos State Government has taken its advocacy against domestic violence to army barracks across the state.

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