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Why Buhari has no power to order review of 368 Grazing Reserves in 25 States

…Says, “Action null and void, unconstitutional.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna President Buhari “Buhari has no power, under the constitution, or under the Land Use Act, to order a review of 368 Grazing Reserves across 25 states because the Federal Government never owned or mandated grazing reserves or routes.”  This statement is contained in a release issued by Akioyamen Josephine, a constitutionally sound

Federal Character Commission to ensure “Inclusive and Equitable Governance”

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos A call for “inclusive and equitable governance” has been made to address the increasing agitations arising from perceived marginalization and injustice against some states and sections of the country, both in terms of employment, appointments and allocation of infrastructure and presence of government. The call was made by Senator Istifanus D. Gyang of Plateau North

Restructuring: El-Rufai commends Kaduna Legislators’ support on bills recommending Power Devolution

…Community policing, NLC matters as headlines. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has commended two National Assembly members from the state for spearheading efforts to enact into law, the recommendations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s ‘True Federalism Committee,’ which canvassed for devolution of powers. In a statement issued by Special Adviser on

NIPSS Inaugurates Senior Executive Officers of “Course 43” in Jos

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, near Jos, on Monday held an inauguration for a set of “Course 43” Senior Executive Officers.    Speaking at the occasion, the state governor, Simon Lalong, while commending the efforts of the Institute, delved on ‘canker-worms of progress,’ in national

Mr President’s comments during NIPSS’ Graduation of Course 42 graduands at Kuru

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos PLATEAU STATE – The National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, near Jos, has just graduated dignitaries from its “Course 42” over the weekend. While speaking at the event, President Muhammadu Buhari, who was represented by Plateau state governor, Barr Simon Lalong, categorically asserted that, “If the national condition is the

Calls for impeachment of President Buhari echo across Nigeria

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna President Buhari Nigerians from all works of life have called for outright impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari for not heeding to invitation to appear before Federal House of Representatives resolution. Federal House of Representatives resolution had invited the President to address the House on security situation in the country

NIPSS to graduate 78 participants for Senior Executive Course 42

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos PLATEAU STATE – Seventy-eight (78) dignitaries have participated in the Senior Executive Course 42 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS). They are billed to round up their eleven months’ intensive research on strategic and policy implementation, culminating to their graduation on December 10 to

El-Rufai urges NASS Ad-hoc C’tee: to restructure Nigeria now

…Blames APC leaders for not implementing his report. … Ekiti Governor tells FG: “Stop special preference to a particular ethnic group over others.” by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna El-Rufai Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has called on the National Assembly’s adhoc committee on Constitutional Review to take advantage of his (El-Rufai’s) previous committee report and initiate a constitutional

60TH INDEPENDENCE: Governor Lalong congratulates Plateau State, Nigerians

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos The Plateau State Governor-cum chairman Northern Governors Forum, Simon Bako Lalong, has congratulated the people of Plateau State and all Nigerians as the nation marks 60 years of Independence as a sovereign nation. Governor Lalong said, “The unity, peace and prosperity of Nigeria remains an objective that requires the contribution of all

Northern Group rejects suspension of NLC, TUC strike

…Insists on massive protest. by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Northern civil society, known as ‘Coalition of Northern Group’ (CNG), on Tuesday rejected entirely, the suspension of the NLC and TUC national mass action earlier scheduled for Monday, 28th September, 2020, against hike in petrol price and electricity tariff. The Coalition has directed all her state chapters to intensify outreach with