Tag: states

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AzeezNovember 24, 2017

FG approves N28bn budget support for 35 states

The Federal Government has approved N28bn support loan facility for 35 states across the country. Minister of Budget and National Planning,  ...

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AzeezOctober 20, 2017

Buhari orders rail projects to run through all states

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the ongoing central rail projects to run through all 36 states of the federation. Chibuike ...

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AzeezSeptember 15, 2017

FG undertaking 24 projects in Kwara, Kogi, Niger –Senate

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya, has said that the Federal Government has 24 projects in Kwara, ...

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AzeezSeptember 12, 2017

FG, states need N700bn monthly for salaries, others – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the Federal and State governments need N700bn monthly for payment of salaries, statutory transfers ...

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AzeezSeptember 2, 2017

‘States, others spend over N136.5bn on Hajj, despite recession’

State governments and individuals spent at least N136.5bn on Hajj in 2017, despite the economic recession in the country, Punch reports. ...

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AzeezAugust 21, 2017

FG, states to set up special courts for hate speech, others

The Federal and State governments have agreed on special courts for promoters of hate speeches as well as terrorists and ...

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EditorMay 31, 2017

YNaija Analysis: What’s the sense in states celebrating 50 years?

The past few weeks have been a flurry of activities in Lagos and Rivers States as they celebrate the 50th ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaMay 1, 2017

#ThePlatform: All states have to be productive for Nigeria to progress – Adeosun

by Dolapo Adelana Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has said for the country to make visible progress, the era where all ...

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AzeezApril 28, 2017

Paris Club refund is not a favour to states, governors tell FG

by Azeez Adeniyi Governors on Thursday said the Federal Government should stop presenting the Paris Club loan refunds as a ...

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AzeezMarch 21, 2017

Paris Club refunds: Suspend release of second batch to states | Ex-Kaduna governor tells Buhari

A former governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (retd.) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse his decison to ...

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AzeezMarch 20, 2017

Why Buhari released second tranche of Paris Club refunds to states – Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun has said President Muhammadu Buhari decided to release the second tranche of London-Paris Club ...

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AzeezMarch 16, 2017

Buhari orders release of second tranche of Paris Club refund to states

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ordered the release of the second tranche of the London-Paris Club refunds to states. Buhari ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 1, 2017

The Thread: Here’s why our states need to become self-sufficient

Everyone agrees- at least most do- that the current system we are running in Nigeria, where states look up to ...

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AzeezJanuary 24, 2017

How Okonjo-Iweala, Sanusi urged us to save but we didn’t – Peter Obi

Former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi has said state governors refused to save for the unseen future during the tenure ...

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AzeezJanuary 24, 2017

FG receives states’ approval to probe N510bn bailout funds spending

Commissioners of finance of 36 states have backed the planned audit of the utilisation of the N510bn disbursed to states ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 10, 2017

FG commences audit of states’ utilisation of bailout funds

The federal government has hired private accounting firms to commence audit on how 35 states utilised about N510 billion given to ...

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AzeezNovember 14, 2016

FG to pay N720bn debt to states – Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakunu Dogara has said the Federal Government is planning to pay N720bn owed to ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 3, 2016

Restructuring will stop over-dependence on federal allocation – Atiku

Former Vice President and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has once again reiterated his call for the ...

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Mazi EmekaSeptember 18, 2016

Feyi Fawehinmi: Agriculture in Nigeria – follow the money

I take the view that planning the future is very hard and you will never have all the information you ...

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Mazi EmekaAugust 9, 2016

FG releases N420m to states to revitalize health centers

The Federal Government, on Monday, disclosed that it has released N420 million to each of the 36 states and the ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 6, 2016

Flooding: Evacuate communities close to River Niger now – NEMA

There is every likelihood and possibility that the country may experience floods this year similar to that of 2012. According ...

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AzeezJuly 26, 2016

Lagos, Rivers get highest federal allocation for June [DETAILS]

Data has shown that Lagos and Rivers states received the highest federation allocation in June. Lagos State received a total of N6,082,690,933.64 from the ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 12, 2016

Opinion: Federalism and what it truly means

by Ugochukwu Joseph Amasike For many people, #Federalism is interpreted to mean “Resource Control”. They hear the word “Federalism” and they ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJuly 8, 2016

Governor Fayose accuses EFCC of conspiracy ‘that would fail like 2006’

Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, who is currently under the scrutinising lenses of the the Economic and Financial Crimes ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 7, 2016

State governors dragged to ICC over salary arrears

Human rights group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a petition against Nigerian state governors owing workers ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 2, 2016

Opinion: 6 success factors for state government’s TSA implementation

By Jubril Gawat Top on the 22 stringent conditions dished out by the Federal Government, which the 36 states must ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 2, 2016

Opinion: 16 benefits of TSA – 16 months after

By Jubril Gawat The Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy of the federal government partiallycommenced in February 2015under theadministration of ex-president ...

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Isime EseneJune 29, 2016

YNaija Editorial: Partnership among states‎ remains the antidote to bankruptcy

One of the dominant headlines over the past two years has been the dwindling allocation to states as a result ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 27, 2016

‘States won’t get N90bn loan if Federal Allocation exceeds N500bn’

The Federal Government will cease disbursing the N90 billion conditional loan to state governments any month the allocation from the ...

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