GOVERNORS PUSH FOR STATE POLICE, NASS DISAGREE

Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris State governors have called for the establishment of state police on a day it emerged that the National Assembly has rejected such request. The governors argued yesterday that state police “is important for the nation,” but legislators said same day the country is not ripe for it. The governors made the demand  yesterday at a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. They then set up a six-man committee of governors to recommend ways of achieving that objective. They…

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GOVERNORS’ FORUM SET UP COMMITTEE ON ESTABLISHMENT OF STATE POLICE

Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, Wednesday night set up a six-man committee to formulate modalities on creation of state police. The committee has representatives from the six geo-political zones of the country. Hide quoted text The decision was reached at a closed-door meeting the governors had with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa. Briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting, Chairman of Governors Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari flanked by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha said that its…

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PARIS CLUB REFUND: GOVERNORS MEET IN THE VILLA

State governors last night met behind closed-doors at Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting discussed Tuesday’s payments to the 36 states as refund of “over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts on the accounts of States and Local Governments (1995-2002).” It was the second tranche of the refunds to the states, totalling N243.8 billion. The Ministry of Finance had said the releases were conditional upon a minimum of 75 percent being applied to the payment of workers’ salaries and pensions…

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