Governor Seyi Makinde signing 2020 Appropriation

By Gbenro Adesina
Oyo State Governor, Oluseyi Makinde on Monday revealed that the total amount of the budget passed by the Oyo State House of Assembly for the 2020 fiscal year is N213, 788,033,002.97.
Makinde, who stated this after signing into law the Oyo State Appropriation Bill for the 2020, said that the state legislature added N4, 985,060,124.97, adding, “Both capital and recurrent expenditure were increased by the House of Assembly compared to the budget proposal which we submitted”.
He explained, “So, the total capital expenditure is now One Hundred and Three Billion, Three Hundred and Sixty Million, One … >>> Read Full Story



TUESDAY WITH REUBEN ABATI
Reuben Abati
ON December 20, the United States government issued a statement, speaking through the US Department of State and US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, designating Nigeria “a country of particular concern” with regard to religious freedom and the freedom of thought and conscience. The statement opens with the patronizing declaration that “the protection of religious freedom is a top Trump Administration foreign policy priority.” It adds that: “The United States continues to work diligently to promote religious freedom and combat abuses. These recent designations continue that important work.” We are further told: “…The Department renewed the placement of … >>> Read Full Story



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The second edition  of Bateren Christmas carnival has begun today. It will end on Wednesday
The event kicked off with a football competition at the Moses Fregene pitch.
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Bateren, in Warri South West Local Government in Delta State, is known as the home town of Itsekiri kings, and is near the Orere sea shore and Oboro near the coast of Escravos.
A statement by organisers of the event, BC’19 Committee, said this year’s festival, tagged as Warri Biggest Creek Party ”will include performance of … >>> Read Full Story



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The Oloko Ruling House of Ibese, in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State on Monday, took to the streets to protest alleged imposition of an Oba on the community.
The protesters stormed the Oke-Mosan office of the Governor with different placards, bearing inscriptions, asking for the respect of due process and Ibese Obaship Declaration of 1957.
Speaking on behalf of the ruling house, the Asiwaju of Ibeseland, Dr. Hezy Idowu, who addressed the government representatives alleged that some powerful people in Ibeseland were threatening the peace of the land by subverting the process.

Dr Idowu alleged that the Secretary to Ogun State Government, … >>> Read Full Story



L-R: Secretary to Lagos State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Special Adviser on Works and Infrastructure, Mrs. Aramide Adeyoye and member, Lagos House of Assembly, Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency II, Hon. Rasheed Makinde during the unveiling of the plaque to commission the network of 31 Strategic Roads in Ojokoro, Ifako-Ijaiye, on Monday, December 23, 2019.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday unveiled 31 network of roads in Ojokoro, Ifako-Ijaiye  to decongest traffic in the area.
The network of roads totalled 20.216km.
Sanwo-Olu, while inaugurating the roads in four locations said good road network facilitated effective management of … >>> Read Full Story



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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with the Chairman of the Governors’ Forum, Kayode Fayemi, as well as the Chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Sen. Atiku Bagudu.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president met separately with the two governors, with the first meeting with Fayemi at the president’s office.

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Buhari later met with Bagudu, who was accompanied by his Jigawa counterpart, Abubakar Badaru.
Reports also have it that the agenda … >>> Read Full Story



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Former Manchester United assistant manager, Steve Round, has joined Mikel Arteta at Arsenal.
He confirmed to Sky Sports that he will become Arteta’s new assistant head coach.

Arteta was confirmed as the Gunners’ long-term replacement for Unai Emery, who was sacked last month.
“Mikel called me in the week and asked me if I would join his staff and I jumped at the chance straight away,” Round told Sky Sports.
“It’s a great opportunity at a magnificent football club and just having brief conversations with Mikel I think he’s going to be a really, really top manager.

“It’s a bold decision because he’s young and … >>> Read Full Story