Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a seven-man committee to ascertain how the 12 local governments used N4.4 billion bailout fund meant for the payment of salary arrears.
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) in Ondo State on Monday urged the Governor-elect, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (SAN), to make the payment of workers’ salary arrears a priority.
In spite of the lingering leadership crisis in the PDP, the remaining two members of the party in the Lagos Assembly have promised to remain loyal to the party.
Sources on Sunday confirmed that Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), held a private meeting with Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) in Minna, Niger state capital.
Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described plan by the federal government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada in the country as wicked, saying; “In Ekiti State, we won’t ban Okada because it is a source of livelihood to a lot of families. Why would anyone even contemplate such when government did not create alternative employments?”
Reinstated National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, said he would organize a national convention of the party within the shortest time.
The Sen. Ahmed Markafi-led, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the party would appeal the Court of Appeal Judgement affirming Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff as chairman of the party.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has re-constituted a four-member caretaker committee to oversee the affairs of the Gombe State chapter.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday in Abuja said addressing illegal mining would be one of the priorities of the ministry in 2017.
Opposition parties in Kwara have kicked against the extension of tenure of the 16 local government caretaker chairmen by the state government.