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NDLEA Surviving on Charity, as lawmakers move to grant agency autonomy

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is carrying out its operations on proceeds from charity, the House of Representatives Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, revealed yesterday. The Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Francis Agbo(PDP-Benue) who made the disclosure at his committee’s inaugural meeting in Abuja, said he will also sponsor
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Fallacy of LG autonomy

AFTER the local government election which took place in Lagos last weekend, I was amused that analysts on some television stations were complaining about voter apathy. It was already known that the ruling All Progressives Congress , APC, would “sweep” the polls, why bother?

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Fight for LG Autonomy: Showdown in Abuja

LOCAL government workers from across the country are today converging on Abuja for the grand finale of the series of protests against the relegation of democracy in the country’s local government system.

In apparent dismissal of constitutional provisions on the sustenance of democracy at that tier, State governments have in collaboration with their state Houses of Assembly since 2001 enacted various laws to put the local governments at their beck and call.

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