Kano: Why court of public opinion can’t lead discussion – Ezenwa 

December 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Ezenwa Nwagwu, the Chairman Partners for Electoral Reform and member Working Group of Watching The Vote, YIAGA Africa. The public accountability and democratic reforms advocate, in this interview, speaks about the recent verdict of Appeal Court in Kano state, why Nigerians should respect institutions and why the burden of proof lies on those making allegations against judges. BODE OLAGOKE reports.  Read More

FG reaffirms commitment to improve fiscal reforms at sub-national level

November 23, 2023 David Agba 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to improve fiscal reforms at the subnational level by working assiduously to sustain collaboration with the states and international development partners through programmes such as the World Bank-assisted States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme which has brought a great deal of reforms that helped to strengthen State Governments’ approach Read More

Reps summon Humanitarian Minister over N1.1trn conditional cash transfers

October 31, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has resolved to invite the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, to appear and explain the modaility being adopted in distribution of the N1.1 trillion conditional cash transfers. To this end, the House has mandated its  committee on constituency outreach and committee on poverty Alleviation to carry out the engagement with a view to ensuring Read More

EFCC Chairman at the Senate: Nigeria lost N2.9trn to contract, procurement fraud in 2 years

October 19, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  Newly confirmed Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ola Olukoyede, has revealed Nigeria lost N2.9 trillion between 2018 -2020 to contract procurement fraud. Olukoyede spoke at the Senate in Abuja Wednesday during the screening exercise ahead of the confirmation of his appointment. He sought for collective decision by all stakeholders in the nation’s fight against corruption. “Between 2018 and Read More

I won’t allow memos that’ll plunge Adamawa into bankruptcy, Fintiri warns 

October 17, 2023 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has charged the newly appointed commissioners, permanent secretaries and other government officials in the state to be cost conscious in the discharge of their responsibilities, stressing that he would reject any memo which seeks to plunge the state into bankruptcy. The governor handed down this warning  Tuesday in Yola at the ongoing retreat Read More

BudgiT calls for accountability on Tinubu’s promises

August 15, 2023 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

BudgiT calls for accountability on Tinubu’s promises BudgIT, a civic-tech organization leading the advocacy for transparency, accountability, and effective service delivery in Nigeria, has called for the release of a transparency accountability plan to ensure President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s promises are fulfilled. BudgiT made this call following the President’s Tinubu July 31st national broadcast concerning the nation’s current economic crisis. Read More

Interfaith coalition tasks media on corruption, accountability reporting

April 28, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

An organisation, Inter-religious Coalition Against Corruption in Nigeria, has tasked conventional media to use its wide platforms and credibility in promoting accountability and anti-corruption campaigns by intensively investigating and reporting cases of corruption with boldness, educating the public on its ills and launching advocacy campaigns. The Coalition, which is sponsored by MacArthur Foundation, said this during a one-day symposium in Read More

Niger: Bago inaugurates 71- man transition committee 

April 7, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger state governor-elect, Hon Umar Mohammed Bago, Thursday, inaugurated a 71- member independent transition committee in Minna, the state capital.  He said the transition and secretariat committee is mandated to take stock of all the outgoing prospects, liability, assets and advised the incoming government accordingly. He said:  “Our intentions are clear, not negative or personal, but in the interest of Nigerlites because Read More

Adamu, Omisore running APC as family business – NWC member Lukman

April 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

  A fresh crisis is brewing in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with a member of the National Working Committee (NWC), Malam Salihu Moh Lukman, asking the party’s National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu to render account of funds generated and spent in the last one year. Lukman, the National Vice Chairman (North West) of the party, particularly accused the Read More

Benue: APC governorship candidate unveils 7- point policy document, promises good governance

January 8, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue, Rev Father Hyacinth Alia, Sunday, said he will render effective and efficient services to the people of the state. He said the services would be in line with the core values of human capital development, accountability, inter-and intra-governmental cooperation, industry, integrity, character, trust and moral courage that adds value to governance if he becomes Read More

FG reiterates commitment to anti-corruption fight

December 22, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udoh has said that federal government will not allow corruption to destroy the country. According to the Permanent Secretary, the federal government established the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission (ICPC) and Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to curb corruption in the country. Mrs. Monilola Read More

Investigate ‘abortion programme’, UN Secretary-General beckons Nigeria 

December 19, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called on Nigerian authorities to investigate allegations of systemic and coerced abortions reportedly perpetrated by the Nigerian Army, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric has said. The Reuters news agency reported on Wednesday that the Nigerian Army has run a secret, systematic and illegal abortion programme in the country’s northeast since at least 2013. The programme allegedly Read More

N-Power: FG breaks silence on D’banj’s arrest 

December 8, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Social Development Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that the arrest of popular musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’Banj) by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission  (ICPC) is in line with recommendations of the ministry towards transparency in the N-Power programme, under the National Social Investment Programmme (NSIP). Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Read More

Oshiomhole left office with N160bn debt – Edo government 

November 24, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has berated ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole over his comment on the receipt of oil derivation fund by the state, saying  “the former governor left office with a debt of N160 billion after receiving N1 trillion from the federation accounts in eight years as governor, (2008-2016). The government acknowledged receipt  of only N2.1 billion from the N28bn that Read More

Citizens’ Right to demand accountability, subject to compliance with tax obligations – FIRS

October 7, 2022 Daavid Agba Abuja 0

The moral right of citizens to demand accountability from government on what their taxes have been used for, is dependent on when citizens have themselves heeded to their civil obligations to pay taxes. This was the position of the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami during the unveiling of the FIRS Service Charter on Tuesday Read More

On Buhari’s accountability initiative

September 6, 2022 Remi Adebayo 0

The hallmark of democracy is citizens’ participation with plurality of ideas. Similarly, accountability and openness are essential ingredients to engender public trust in leaders and governments. Alas these ingredients are scarce, particularly in a climate like ours. The strong perception against the government about secrecy on projects funding and implementation have pushed citizens further apart from those saddled with the Read More

Low Nigerian youth participation in politics

November 3, 2021 Admin III 0

In a decent community of right thinking humans, any argument against the distinctiveness and divinity in the position and responsivities of young people in nation building could be termed ‘insanity’ for upon them lies obviously, the strength, the energy and the innovation necessary for building a tomorrow that will work for us all.  A report by Statista.com  ranks Nigeria in Read More

Tambuwal tasks auditors on prudence, accountability

November 3, 2021 Sidi A Umar 0

Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has advised auditors in the country to live up to their responsibility in ensuring prudent management of public resources. Tambuwal made the remarks while declaring open the annual national conference and general meeting of heads of internal audit department of nigerian universities, held at the auditorium hall of Sokoto State University, Monday. The governor, Read More

Nigeria and greatness: The missing link (II)

November 3, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

The picture of Nigeria and its potentials of being a great nation were presented in this column last week. It is heartwarming and inspiring to be knowledgeable of Nigeria’s enormous natural and human resources but also disheartening to be aware that these resources comprise lying idle with some of them being plundered. As earlier buttressed, human is the most important Read More

CSOs blame COVID -19, poor policy to inequality, poverty crisis in West Africa

October 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Founding Executive Director, African Centre for Leadership Strategy and Development (Centre LSD) Dr Otive Igbuzor, has observed that the COVID -19 pandemic and poor policy responses has worsened inequality and poverty crisis in West Africa. Dr Otive noted this at the just concluded Two-Day National Tax Summit Organised by the Tax Justice and Governance Platform (TJGP) in Abuja. Dr Read More

Sterling Bank, HFN sign MoU on digitisation

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading bank to the healthcare industry and the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable the bank to provide finance for further digitisation of operations of members of HFN as well as offer financial advisory services to them. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, Divisional Head, Health Read More

ARC-P’s promise for Nigerian Clchildren

October 15, 2021 Mahmud Nasir Jafar 0

As the At-Risk Children Programme, simply known as ARC-P, sets out to create a benign environment for Nigeria’s vulnerable and out-of-school kids, it’s also tasked with the challenge of reprogramming the minds of its targets and engaging with stakeholders. An initiative of the President Muhammadu Buhari government under the supervision of the Office of the Vice President, ARC-P offers to Read More

Peer review: FCT residents demand inclusiveness in governance

October 14, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have advocated for inclusiveness in governance, saying this will enable the eradication of social challenges most citizens face in the country. The call was made during a town hall meeting organised by African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), for the final validation of the Country Self-Assessment Report (CSAR) of the Second Peer Review Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Admin III 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More