Tag: Nigerian Governors

Nigerian Governors to take COVID-19 vaccine on live television

The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, has announced that governors will take the COVID-19 vaccine on live television to demonstrate to their residents that the vaccine works. Governor Fayemi made this known on Friday to State House correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari[Read More…]

State Governments to get $2.5 million performance-based grants for tax relief programs

The Nigerian Governors’ Forum has announced that each state government would receive $2.5m performance-based grants for implementing tax relief programmes for individual taxpayers and businesses to mitigate COVID-19 impact. The forum disclosed this in a statement issued by the Head, Media and Public Affairs of NGF Secretariat, Mr. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo,[Read More…]

Lawmakers “are independent of the control of any state governor” – Face-off between lawmakers and Governors over NCDC Bill

The House of Representatives has faulted the Nigerian Governors’ Forum for asking the federal parliament to step down the controversial Quarantine Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill 2020. NewsWireNGR recalls that the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, had earlier on Wednesday asked the House to withdraw the bill and engage stakeholders on[Read More…]

Kano Emir, Sanusi Canvasses for a Law that Compels Nigerian Governors to Test for Drugs

The Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi ll, has canvassed for a law that will compel emirs, governors and other public office holders to go for drug test. Sanusi, who made the appeal at the opening of a 2-day Senate Roundtable on Drug Abuse Epidemic in Nigeria, said he would[Read More…]

“We’ve Resolved Nigeria Must Not Break” – Governors Sharing The Federal Allocations Says

State governors, on Wednesday, said they had resolved that they would not allow Nigeria to break up, stating that those fanning the embers of war were wasting their time. The governors spoke after their meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, in continuation of Osinbajo’s consultations[Read More…]

“There’s Corruption In Every Party” – Lai Mohammed Tells Nigerian Governors

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has urged governors of the 36 states to support the “Change Begins With Me” national reorientation campaign, telling them that the campaign has no political, religious, or ethnic coloration. Making this appeal in Abuja when he made a presentation to the[Read More…]

Nigerian Governors Kick Against The Probe of “Bailout Funds”

Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC), Mr. Ekpo Nta, said most state governors were jittery when the commission commenced investigations into the spending of bailout funds. Nta stated this in Bauchi on Monday in his speech at the opening of Bauchi State Anti-Corruption Summit, titled “Transparency[Read More…]

Minister Rotimi Amaechi Explains Why Nigerian Governors Shared Oil Funds, Refusing To Save

Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi says governors demanded that the Excess Crude Account (ECA) be shared because former President Goodluck Jonathan mismanaged it. Amaechi, who spoke on One on One, an interview programme on NTA, on Wednesday, said statements by former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that governors lacked[Read More…]

Just In: Governors Rubbish The National Assembly, Pass Vote of Confidence On Udoma, Adeosun

Nigerian governors today passed a vote of confidence on the minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma and her finance counterpart, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, saying they were not responsible for plunging the country into recession. The governors’ position rubbishes the National Assembly’s call for the removal of[Read More…]