Kogi state was carved out of Kwara and Benue States in 1991. Located in north central Nigeria, Kogi state has a population of 3,278,487 (2006 estimate) and is popularly called the confluence state due to the fact that the confluence of Rivers Niger and Benue occurs there.
Community Life Project (CLP) was able to facilitate the accreditation of 15 out of 41 volunteers under the ReclaimNaija platform to observe elections in Kebbi State. The accredited volunteers cut across 10 local governments of the state and they are residents in the various local governments.
Community Life Project (CLP) & ReclaimNaija participated in the Gubernatorial elections held in Bayelsa state on 11th February , 2012. CLP and ReclaimNaija were also part of the Civil Society Election Situation Room that re-convened in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State for the elections.
Community Life Project (CLP) & ReclaimNaija participated in the Gubernatorial elections held in Adamawa state on 4th February , 2012. CLP and ReclaimNaija were also part of the Civil Society Election Situation Room that re-convened in Yola, Adamawa State for the elections.
CLP and ReclaimNaija also carried out sensitization on the elections and voting, encouraging Kogi State citizens to go out and vote. Using the Radio Kogi Station, messages were read in English, Igala, Igbira and Yoruba during the news, and as spot announcements for the period of two days preceding the elections
Edo State Independent Electoral Commission (EDSIEC) has released the time-table for creening of candidates vying for various elective positions in the April 20, 2013 Local Government elections.
Chairman, Mushin Local Government Area, Lagos State, Mr. Olatunde Adepitan, says his administration will spend N2.7bn in 2013. Adepitan stated this during the presentation of 2013 budget to the legislative arm on Monday. He said of the amount, the sum of N1.66bn would be spent on recurrent while N1.03bn would be spent on capital expenditure. He said the council would also spend N499.5m on personnel cost; N352.4m on teachers' salaries and the overhead cost was put at N813m. Adepitan said the revenue projection for the year consisted of N170m from the internally generated revenue; N2.16bn from the Federation Account and N240m from the state's statutory allocation.
Ousted Chairman of Offa Local Government of Kwara State, Mr. Saheed Popoola, has debunked the rumour that he will not take part in the forthcoming re-run in the LG. The Appeal Tribunal recently ordered a re-run in Offa LG following a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party that it was not duly notified of the bye-election that produced Popoola as the chairman. Popoola was ACN's candidate.
2013 Budget Speech
It is my pleasure and honour to present the 2013 Federal Budget Proposal before this esteemed Joint Session of the National Assembly.
On behalf of the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I wish to most sincerely thank you Mr. President.
The Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA or Act) was made as an Act to provide for the prudent management of the nation’s resources, ensure long-term macro-economic stability of the national economy, secure greater accountability and transparency in fiscal operations within a medium term fiscal policy framework, and the establishment of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission to ensure the promotion and enforcement of the nation’s economic objectives and for related matters. The fiscal policy framework envisaged by the Act is the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF).