Saturday, October 16, 2021
More

    Latest Posts

    GUS – The Search begins on DStv & GOtv this Saturday

    The most anticipated survival reality TV show, Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) ‘The Age of Craftsmanship’ premieres Saturday Night, 16 October 2021 at...

    EndSARS: Policemen indicted by judicial panels to face sanction, says NEC

    The National Economic Council on Friday said officers indicted by the judicial panels set up to probe police brutality will face prosecution.

    COVID-19: FG lists fresh conditions to inbound travellers

    The Federal Government have listed fresh conditions to inbound travellers to Nigeria after the United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for...

    EndSARS: Comedian Mr Macaroni berates celebrities for ‘eating’ govt money

    Ace comedian, Debo Adebayo, fondly known as Mr. Macaroni, has berated celebrities for being beneficiaries of the government, whom he claimed stifled...

    Northern Govs, monarchs meet in Kaduna on VAT, open grazing ban

    Governors of the 19 Northern States and traditional rulers from the region have converged in Kaduna for an emergency meeting.

    The meeting, which has gone into closed-door door session, is expected to discuss and take position on the Value Added Tax (VAT) controversy, ban on Open Grazing by Southern Governors and the security challenges bedeviling the region.

    The Governors, on arrival at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House, in state capital, went straight into a closed-door meeting before the expanded one, which included the traditional rulers

    Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Chairman Northern Governors Forum and Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, who chaired the meeting, said the Forum takes critical look at burning national issues which included the Value Added Tax and others and take decisions that would affect the region positively.

    According to him: “My dear colleagues, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, I am delighted to welcome you once again to Kaduna, the headquarters of our region as we deliberate on issues relating to the peace, progress and development of our people and the nation at large. I believe that this meeting will afford us the opportunity to look into various issues closely.

    “I welcome most especially His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, Chairman of the Northern Council of Traditional Rulers, and other Royal Fathers for sparing time to attend this very important emergency meeting.

    “Today’s meeting is essentially to get an update on the progress made so far on some of those items particularly on addressing insecurity which is still a major concern in the region. We shall therefore take stock of how far we have gone in tackling banditry, kidnapping and insurgency and also chart the way forward.

    “In addition, we shall also take a critical look at some new national issues that have emerged over the recent months and weeks with a view to coming up with a position of the region as well as adopting the best possible approach to ensuring that the interest of the region is protected and promoted. Key among them is the issue of Value Added Tax collection and the surrounding controversy.

    “As usual, I look forward to robust contributions from all members that will lead us to arrive at very meaningful conclusions that will impact positively on the fortunes of our people. Once again I welcome you to this meeting and look forward to successful deliberations,” he said.

    The host, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, lamented that the region was grappling with serious challenges such as economic, insecurity and that of federalism which needed urgent attention and solutions.

    The Chairman, Northern Traditional Council and Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar lll, who led the region’s monarchs to the meeting, noted that Nigerians are expecting a lot from the meeting of the regional governors, urging the Forum to reflect on the last meeting and how far its resolution had been implemented.

    Sultan commended some of the Governors in the region that had done well in tackling insecurity, noting that the monarchs were ever ready to partner with the governors to move the region forward in areas of tackling poverty and illiteracy.

    Governors in attendance at the meeting were: Nasir El-Rufai(Kaduna); Simon Lalong (Plateau); Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); Aminu Bello Masari (Katsina); Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi); Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe); Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa); Babagana Zulum (Borno) and Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa).

    Also present were Deputy Governors of Kwara, Kano, Benue, Kogi as well as the Secretary to the governments of the 19 Northern States.

    Latest Posts

    GUS – The Search begins on DStv & GOtv this Saturday

    The most anticipated survival reality TV show, Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) ‘The Age of Craftsmanship’ premieres Saturday Night, 16 October 2021 at...

    EndSARS: Policemen indicted by judicial panels to face sanction, says NEC

    The National Economic Council on Friday said officers indicted by the judicial panels set up to probe police brutality will face prosecution.

    COVID-19: FG lists fresh conditions to inbound travellers

    The Federal Government have listed fresh conditions to inbound travellers to Nigeria after the United Kingdom relaxed its COVID-19 travel restrictions for...

    EndSARS: Comedian Mr Macaroni berates celebrities for ‘eating’ govt money

    Ace comedian, Debo Adebayo, fondly known as Mr. Macaroni, has berated celebrities for being beneficiaries of the government, whom he claimed stifled...

    Don't Miss

    Janemena demands N500m from Tonto Dikeh for alleged libel, pregnancy loss

    Instagram dancer and influencer, Jane Orezimena, popularly known as Janemena, has written a letter to Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, demanding the sum...

    ICPC arraigns ex-presidential aide, Obono-Obla, for certificate forgery

    The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has arraigned a former chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery...

    Chidinma pleads ‘not guilty’ to Super TV CEO Usifo Ataga’s murder

    Chidinma Ojukwu, a 300-level Mass Communication student of the University of Lagos, who is alleged to be the murderer of the Super...

    Actor Williams Uchemba decries presence of explicit content in kids’ cartoons

    Nollywood star, Williams Uchemba, has decried the presence of sexual content in children’s cartoons and comics. The actor took...

    Wizkid and Poco Lee join Burna Boy at Hollywood Bowl, as Grammy winner performs 33 songs in two hours

    After shutting down the O2 Arena and notable appearances at the 2021 Global Citizen Festival and The Governor’s Ball, Burna Boy brought...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.