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Abubakar noted that direct allocation of subventions to the local governments was meant to ensure that the local governments get development funds from the centre in order to enhance their operational capacity while the joint State-LG accounts was meant to acknowledge the rightful role of the federating sates in local government administration

In a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ACN however expressed its happiness that Tukur has finally come to terms with what the ACN and others have been saying for a long time that the PDP lacks the wherewithal to preside over a country that is hungry for security and development like Nigeria

In the men’s 500 metres race, Goodnews Edet, representing Rivers State, won the contest in a time of 35.82 seconds to win Gold.
Garba Aliyu, representing Oyo State, won the silver medal in a time of 36.29 secs while the losers final was won by Oyenobo Doe from Delta State

A detailed final report submitted to the government by the CITC Consulting indicated that 475 teachers were suspended for possessing forged certificates and not having their attestation letters confirmed by the institutions from which they presented them; 274 for not appearing for the screening; 236 for being outrightly unqualified; 12 for exceeding statutory length of service; 11 for age discrepancies; and 14 others were discovered to have died

In the female category, Oyo State cyclist, Durogbade Joke, against all odds, recorded the first gold for the state after defeating Juliet Akaegbu of Rivers State in the keenly contested finals of the 200m event while Clara Enadogbor of Delta State picked the bronze medal