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Enugu Assembly Backs Autonomy Of Local Councils

SAN FRANCISCO, September 06 (THEWILL) – Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, on Wednesday pledged support to the agitation for the autonomy of...

Flood: Jigawa Establishes Local Emergency Committees

From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse The Jigawa state government established Local Emergency Management Committee (LEMCO) across the 27 local government areas in the state. The...

Osinbajo Advocates Empowerment of Local Producers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has canvassed for the empowerment of local producers to promote local production of goods in the country. Speaking at the nationwide...

Local Content Is Good For Nigeria Business – ExxonMobil MD

By FESTUS OKOROMADU, Abuja The managing director of ExxonMobil Nigeria, Mr. Paul McGrath at the weekend in Lagos commended the provisions of the Nigerian Content Act. He...

Sacked Local Govt Chairman Arraigned for Murder

The sacked chairman of the Ukanafun Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Abasiono Udomfu, has been arraigned in court for murder. Mr. Udomfu, like other chairmen in...

Akwa Ibom to Hold Local Government Elections in November

Local government elections in Akwa Ibom State have been fixed for November 11. The State Independent Electoral Commission in a notice issued on Wednesday requested...

Teachers Protest Against Planned Return of Pay to Local Govts

More than 500 teachers protested in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital yesterday against against any plan to grant autonomy to the local government. The teachers said their...

SON Uncovers N8bn Nigeria-Cloned Cables By Local Firm

By OLAJIDE FABAMISE, Lagos The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has uncovered over N8 billion worth of Nigerian cloned cables at two residential buildings in the...

23 Nigerian States Owe Local Govt Workers’ Salaries; Some 14 Months – NULGE

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, said that 23 states of the federation currently owed local government workers’ arrears of salary ranging from...

Petroleum Industry Governance Bill ‘Seriously Flawed’, Fails Local Communities – Group

A civil society organization, Social Development Integrated Centre, Social Action, has described the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, as “seriously flawed”....

Weighing The Cost Of Ban On 41 Items Vis-a-Vis Local Production

There has been an increase in calls for the reversal of the Central Bank of Nigeria removal of 41 items on the eligible for foreign exchange list following a...

Why Local Content in Nigeria’s Oil, Gas Industry is Low – Executive Secretary, NCDMB

The decline in the global oil price has significant impact on the activities of most oil producing nations. In Nigeria, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content...

2,000 Sacked Local Government Workers Protest in Imo

No fewer than 2,000 local government workers in Imo State on Monday staged a protest against their sack by the state government at the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,...

Herders, Farmers Reach Agreement on Local Security, Crime Fighting in Ikole Ekiti

Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Ikole Ekiti, in Ikole Local Council of Ekiti State, have reached a consensus on a joint security patrol of the area to ensure the safety...