Mr. Tinubu applauds Supreme Court ruling on Local Government financial autonomy

President Bola Tinubu has hailed he decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria affirming the spirit, intent, and purpose of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the statutory rights of local governments. According to a statement issued on Thursday and signed by Special Adviser to the Presidenti on Media and Publicity, Chief […]

My Response to Nigerians Opposing Local Government Autonomy – Dr. Leonard K. Shilgba

By Dr. Leonard Karshima Shilgba | NNP | Nov. 12, 2022 – The concern of some of us who know is that, this failure by state governors to release to the Local Government Councils their monthly statutory allocation from the Federation Account has contributed to the blight of poverty in our communities, dilapidated primary schools and […]

Sustainable Change through Local Government Administration by Obafemi George

Sustainable Change through   Local Government Administration by Obafemi George We’re in the season of change. For the first time in Nigeria’s history, the voice of the people resonated loudly at the polls when the then opposition party APC was voted into power. It was a defining moment for our nation when the ever-resilient Nigerian people stamped their […]

Monthly allocation to FG, states, LGAs drops by N115bn

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The activities of pipeline vandals took a huge toll on the revenue into the federation account as the country recorded a shortfall of N250.97bn for the month of July. As a result of this, the allocation to the three tiers of government witnessed a decline of N115.36bn from N559.03bn in June to […]

Letter: LG, Governors and the violation of the constitution

Sir,                          LG, Governors and violation of the constitution Alhaji  Ibraheem khaleel,the national president of association of local government employees of Nigeria, NULGE had lamented over the incessant violation of the constitution on the 3rd tier of government by the state governors. Khaleel was […]

Court stops Obasanjo loyalists from LG poll

June 20, 2012  A High Court in Ilaro, Ogun State on Tuesday ruled that only the state Executive Committee of the People Democratic Party led by Chief Bayo Dayo has the authority to nominate candidates for the July 21 council election in the state. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu also restrained the PDP national headquarters from submitting […]

Gunmen kill former local council chairman in Borno

Unidentified gunmen, disguised as mourners, on Friday night shot dead the former chairman of Damboa Local Government, Lawan Kabu. Eyewitnesses told newsmen in Maiduguri on Saturday that Kabu was killed at his family house in Damboa, some 100 kilometers from Maiduguri, while mourning the death of his father who passed away on Wednesday. “We were […]

LG disburses N2.2m loan to widows, aged women

The Caretaker Committee Chairman of Saki West Local Government of Oyo State, Mr. Dapo Popoola, has emphasised the need for government at all levels to commit more resources to the grass roots in a bid to address the problem of poverty in the land. Popoola made this remark on Wednesday, while disbursing N2.2m and another […]

FG, states, LGs share (Another word for looting) N612b

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief The three tiers of government, yesterday, shared a total of N612.077 billion as their allocations from the federally collected revenue for the month of November, which would be used for their December expenditure.  The figure was about N9 billion higher than the previous months’ allocation to the three levels […]

725 ghost workers discovered in Bauchi LGAs

ABOUT 725 ghost workers have been discovered to exist in the 20 local government areas of  Bauchi State. Revealing this while submitting its report to the state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Abubakar Faggo, the chairman of the task force set up by the ministry to verify workers of the local government councils in […]

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