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ABUJA — Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed a suit filed by the 36 states’ Attorneys-Generals and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum challenging the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from implementing its guidelines on the spending of the local governments. Defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), the NFIU and the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE). The 36 states, in the...

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ABUJA — A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by the Attorneys General of the 36 states and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum seeking to stop the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from implementing its guidelines on spending of the local government for lack of merit. Justice Inyang Ekwo said after studying the provisions of the NFIU’s guidelines, he was unable to see where the provisions contradict or conflict with the provision...

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The detention of the Takum local government council chairman of Taraba state, Hon Shiban Tikari, by the Nigeria Army has received sympathy from community leaders of the Local Government. It was leant that the chairman, Hon Shiban Tikari, was arrested alongside the Chief of Hausa (Sarkin Hausawa) of Takum and the clan head of Chamba, the (Mai Agwan Chamba) but the two were later freed out of detention. It was gathered by the locals that...

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ENUGU — The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has successfully conducted Ward Congresses held to elect three-man ad hoc delegates in Enugu State on Saturday. The Congress was monitored by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and organized by the Enugu State Electoral Committee from the National Secretariat of the Party. The congress ran concurrently in the 260 electoral wards in Enugu state and was adjudged peaceful, transparent, and credible by the Enugu State Electoral Committee...

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ENUGU — The Enugu State House of Assembly on Thursday considered and passed a bill for a law to repeal the Enugu State Road Maintenance Agency Law No. 23 of 2010 and enact the Enugu State Road Maintenance and Development Agency Law to Provide for the establishment of the Enugu State Road Maintenance and Development Agency and for connected purposes (HB. 2), 2022. The passed bill cited as the Enugu State Roads Fund Law will...

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YOLA — Adamawa State House of Assembly during Wednesday’s sitting has approved additional districts after repealing the Adamawa state creation of district law 1992. The passage of the bill into law followed its third reading on the floor of the house by the majority leader of the house and member representing Jada/Mbulo constituency Alhaji Hammantukur Yettisuri. Recall that the Ad Hoc Committee for the creation of new districts received ninety 97 memoranda from various communities...

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By Emmanuel Chigbata A five-storey building yesterday, Thursday night collapse at Oba in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State. The building was still under construction when it collapsed. Speaking, The Executive Secretary, Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Paul Odenigbo, refuted local media report that people were trapped in the collapsed structure. The local media reported that “many people were trapped” in the rubbles. Confirming the incident, Mr Odenigbo said nobody was trapped....

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No fewer than 1,000 youths drawn from Yalmatu Deba and Akko Local Government Areas of Gombe State were trained in various skills by the National Directorate of Employment towards attaining self-reliance. Each of the beneficiaries received N30, 000 each to support their businesses form the programme sponsored by Senator representing Gombe Central, Muhammad Goje. Goje, while presenting the money on Tuesday, urged them to utilize the money for the sake it was provided, adding that...

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JOS — The killing of herders’ cattle and the destruction of farm crops around the Maiyanga community of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State has been condemned by Irigwe Development Association (IDR). Danjuma Dickson Auta, Secretary-General of the Association in a statement noted that the killing might have been carried out by youths who were provoked by the activities of herders in the area. Part of the statement reads: “Security agencies should investigate and...

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ENUGU — Most event centers in Coal city were agog yesterday as friends and family of the Peoples Democratic Party gather to celebrate the inauguration of the newly elected Local Government Council Chairmen and their Deputies. The inauguration ceremony conducted on Thursday at the Okpara Square by the Governor of the state, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was well attended. Assuring the elected officers of his continual support, the Governor advises, “As you celebrate, note that you have...

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