‘Kwara not owing pensions, salaries’

Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communication to Kwara State Governor, Dr. Muyideen Oluwafemi Akorede, has said that Kwara State is up to date with payment of pension and salaries to its pensioners and workers despite the economic situation in the country. Speaking in an interview with journalists, he said the state governor was able to achieve this through intense reform of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state and cutting down the cost of governance by 40 per cent. He said that contrary to reports that the state was…

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Dickson signs 2017 budget, education bill into law

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has signed the 2017 Appropriation Budget of N243.2 billion and the Educational Development Trust Fund Amendment bills into law. It will be recalled that the governor proposed an educational trust fund bill to help the less privileged in the state acquire education. Assenting to the bills at the Government House, Yenagoa, the governor said the budget, christened “Budget of Repositioning for Consolidation,” was aimed at completing various ongoing projects in the state. Dickson, who noted that the government appropriated N111 billion for capital projects alone,…

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Angst in APC over ‘marginalisation’

The bottled-up anger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) is gradually being let out with series of protests by members who feel marginalised, writes ONYEKACHI EZE   There is no doubt that all is not well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Events in the last few weeks confirmed this. First, is the news making the rounds that the party’s planned April 29 midterm national convention might not hold due to lack of funds. In fact, many people had expected this to happen because the APC leadership has cried…

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PDP to Buhari: Your scorecard is very poor

Oyegun: You’re talking nonsense   The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a critical assessment of the almost two-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and returned a damning verdict: President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in every facet of the nation’s life. The party, which based its assessment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians, said Mr. President claimed achievements were insult to the intelligence of Nigerians who have been at the receiving end of his government’s mismanagement in the last two years. Spokesperson for the PDP National Caretaker…

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Treasury looters bury funds in cemeteries – FG

  The Federal Government has praised its whistle-blower policy, and said it has led to discovery of funds hidden in deep forests and burial grounds. In a statement Sunday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, government, however, observed that it not necessarily the monetary reward but the patriotism of Nigerians that has led to the successes recorded in the recovery of looted funds through the whistle-blower policy. “Since we launched the whistle-blower policy, we have received immeasurable support from Nigerians. “Yes, there is monetary reward for…

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