Enugu Assembly Backs Autonomy Of Local Councils

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 local government administration in the country, just as the state legislature is fighting for its independence. He stated this in En...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Flood: Jigawa Establishes Local Emergency Committees

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 Executive Secretary of the Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Sani Babura stated this while speaking to news me...

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 21, 2017

Osinbajo Advocates Empowerment of Local Producers

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 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Clinics, MSME Clinics, an initiative of the Office of Vice President, hosted by the Ogun State govern...

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 15, 2017

Local Content Is Good For Nigeria Business – ExxonMobil MD

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 noted that it is not only a legal and moral obligation for operating and servicing oil and gas companies but also a good strategy ...

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 10, 2017

Sacked Local Govt Chairman Arraigned for Murder

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 other parts of the state, was handpicked by the state governor, Udom Emmanuel, to run the affairs of the local government council. T...

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

Akwa Ibom to Hold Local Government Elections in November

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 political parties to submit names of their candidates at the commission’s headquarters in Uyo. Political parties have 14 days to indic...

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

Teachers Protest Against Planned Return of Pay to Local Govts

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 salary should not be ceded to the councils. The teachers, who are members of the Oyo State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (N...

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 29, 2017

SON Uncovers N8bn Nigeria-Cloned Cables By Local Firm

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 Ajangbadi area of Lagos. The imports belonging to one Estobest Electrical Limited was intercepted by an enforcement team of the SON...

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 27, 2017

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

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 one to 16 months. National President of the union, Ibrahim Khaleel stated this in a statement made available to the News Agency of N...

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 27, 2017

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

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”. The organisation, in a press statement signed by its director, Isaac Osuoka, said the bill, which was passed recently by the Niger...

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 25, 2017

FG, States, Local Councils, Share N1.41trn From Federation Account

FG, States, Local Councils, Share N1.41trn From Federation Account
 

BEVERLY HILLS, May 22, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government, the 36 states and their local government areas shared N1.4 trillion from the federation account in the first quarter of 2017. The breakdown is contained in the monthly Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) report obtained by NAN. ...

Posted on May 23, 2017 - Last updated on May 23, 2017

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

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 misconception of a circular it issued on foreign exchange for small businesses last week. However the need for the country to continue on the ...

Posted on May 8, 2017 - Last updated on May 8, 2017

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

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 Development Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote, blames the low level of Nigerian content on the dearth of new projects coming on stream as a r...

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

2,000 Sacked Local Government Workers Protest in Imo

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, secretariat in Owerri. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the affected workers from the 27 local government councils of the state,...

Posted on Mar 28, 2017 - Last updated on Mar 28, 2017

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

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 of lives and property during their respective economic activities. The understanding was reached by the two parties at the capacity ...

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 - Last updated on Mar 20, 2017

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