Nigerian youth and politics

April 12, 2021 Admin III 0

Nigeria as the giant of Africa is experiencing lots of political instability and one sided policy making without including the youths. In Nigeria today, youths are expected to play certain roles and it is not just a common fact that youths are the backbone and engine room of societal development in the economic, social and political sphere. This fact is Read More

Osun lecturer in trouble for standing surety for unknown person

March 23, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Peter Lifu of a Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ordered the remand of a lecturer, Engr. Emmanuel Tayo Owolabi, for failure to produce the defendant he stood surety for.  Owolabi stood surety for one Oladele Ezekiel who has allegedly refused to stand his trial after securing bail.  The prosecutor, a principal state counsel, Bankole Awoyemi, Read More

Fraud: Umahi sacks SEB chairman, others

March 23, 2021 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Tuesday dissolved the state secondary Education Board, SEB led by  Dr Uche Ezeanyim, over alleged  fraudulent activities.  The governor according to a statement signed by the secretary  to the state government, SSG, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, alleged that the board were paying salaries  to dead persons and people that has left the service. The statement Read More

Monguno’s BBC interview: A friendly fire

March 23, 2021 Abachi Ungbo 0

Fighting against the established presence of corruption, pervading atmosphere of insecurity and the drooping economy was the tripod stand upon which the APC administration promised to sit. At that time, popular disillusionment has amassed around these issues as a consequence becoming sources of overwhelming repudiation of the Goodluck Jonathan administration. Many attributed asceticism, integrity, among other things, as the magnet Read More

Revealed! How Armed Forces Commission caused commotion in Senate 

March 22, 2021 Admin III 0

Amid commotion over a bill seeking for the establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC), the Senate in avoiding division, hurriedly went into closed door session last week Wednesday. TAIYE  ODEWALE reports . The hope of the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe ( PDP Abia South ), to get his bill seeking for establishment of Armed Forces Service Commission (AFSC) pass for Read More

PDP, NLC suffering from Stockholm syndrome

March 22, 2021 Eze Jude Ogechukwu 0

From the foregoing, it can safely be inferred that Nigeria’s main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) might be suffering from Stockholm syndrome. They are inordinately getting used to taking comfort on the sideline and feigning ignorance of our corporate ordeals. The masses who hoped on them to lead a march against some Read More

SERAP sues NASS over ‘missing N4.4bn funds’, Senate probes N2.8bn unaccounted service wide vote

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker  House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to urgently probe and recover a purported missing N4.4billion public fund appropriated to the National Assembly. The organisation, in the mandamus application lodged at the registry of the Federal High Court Abuja, said it Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More

Tambuwal bags 2 AU awards

March 19, 2021 Admin III 0

The African Union Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the African Union (AU) on Thursday conferred on Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto two awards in recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, futuristic perspectives and championing of women/girls rights. This was disclosed by governor’s special adviser on media and publicity Muhammad Bello on Thursday via a press statement. The statement Read More

$1.5bn P/Harcourt refinery rehabilitation suspicious – Atiku

March 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the $1.5 billion approved by the federal government towards the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery as suspicious. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the $1.5 billion to put the Port Harcourt refinery back to full capacity production and utilisation. Reacting to this, Atiku in a statement, Thursday said “Nigeria’s economy Read More

Senate summons Auditor General over unaudited Immigration account

March 18, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Finance has invited the Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Aghughu Arhotomhenia, to appear before on Tuesday March 24, 2021, for explanations on reasons why his office had not given guidelines for the auditing of the accounts of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola ( APC Lagos West ), Read More

Asset declaration as an anti-corruption tool

March 18, 2021 Martins Eke 0

Fighting corruption is one of the cardinal programmes of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Asset declaration which fortunately has national and international legal frameworks establishing it provides an opportunity for more institutional impact in the anticorruption war. Asset declaration serves as a powerful tool for preventing the accumulation of illicit wealth by making room for the oversight of the financial activities Read More

Mixed reactions as Obiano marks 7th year in office

March 18, 2021 Admin III 0

Anambra state governor Willie Obiano, on March 17, 2021 marked seven years in office as the Chief Executive of the state. In this report, OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU gathered reactions from individuals and organisations on how the administration has fared. Mixed reactions have continued to trail Governor Willie Obiano’s seven years in office as the Chief Executive of Anambra state. The governor, Read More

CSO tasks govt, Nigerians on open contracting

March 16, 2021 David Agba and Paul Okah 0

A civil society organisation (CSO), Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has advocated for accountability and transparency in the award and execution of contracts in states across the federation. Speaking Tuesday in Abuja during a workshop on Open Contracting Data Standards (OCDS), the Executive Director of MRA, Mr Edetaen Ojo, said that if the benefits of probity, fairness, transparency and accountability are Read More

N6.25bn COVID -19 palliative: Senate seeks arrest warrant on NDDC management

March 16, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, has requested a warrant of arrest on the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission to produce the former interim management  of the agency, led by Professor Daniel Pondei. The Committee at its sitting on Tuesday, resolved that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, be contacted by the executive arm Read More

Why we ‘re yet to pay contractors – FHA

March 16, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The management of the Federal Housing Authority (FCT), Tuesday, clarified that its insistence on due diligence was responsible for the delay in payment to its contractors. Contractors, who handled the construction of Abuja Mass Housing Project for the agency had in the early hours of Tuesday, staged a protest against the agency over non-payment of debt it owed them. Operating Read More

Nigerian bankers must declare assets before June 2021 – EFCC chairman

March 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 The chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, said Tuesday that bankers operating in the country must declare their assets before June 2021 in accordance with the provisions of Bank Employees Declaration of Asset Act.Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammed  Buhari. “Going Read More

Islamic group backs NLC on minimum wage

March 16, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

An Islamic group, Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG), has declared its support for the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on its demand that National Minimum Wage should not be moved from exclusive list to concurrent list. The group in a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi in Lagos, Monday night, said such a step would pauperise Read More

Reps’ intervention on arms procurement funds

March 16, 2021 Admin III 0

Late last week, there were widespread media reports, citing the National Security Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babagana Monguno, alleging that no records of arms procurement under the immediate past service chiefs were available, suggesting that the funds may have been misappropriated. JOSHUA EGBODO writes on implications of the immediate intervention of the House of Representatives  The reportThe National Security Read More

Sokoto’s grant-application template

March 15, 2021 Gimba Kakanda 0

Last year, a friend of mine who works at an international financial institution pointed me to the reason various state governments in Nigeria have failed to access grants and secure a lasting development partnership. “We have so many grant opportunities available,” he said, “but the conditions appear like a huge sacrifice for them.” He was in Nigeria along with a Read More

ANEEJ wants £4.2m recovered from Ibori assets returned to Delta

March 11, 2021 Admin III 0

Asset Recovery and Management Watchdog, the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) has called on the United Kingdom and Nigerian governments to review the recently signed annex to the 2016 MoU on £4.2 million Chief James Onanefe Ibori assets for its return to Delta State. The Executive Director of ANEEJ and head of Transparency and Accountability in Management Read More

Group tasks EFCC on Ebonyi govt, condemns neglect of Airport project victims, insecurity

March 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

  The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has asked the new leadership of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under Abdulrasheed Bawa to beam  its search light on the activities of Ebonyi state government, described as ‘shrouded in secrecy.’ The group also condemned what it called “abandonment of Ezza natives in Okaleru, Ezza North Local Government Read More

HEDA sues Accountant General, wants details of ₦173b MDA budget

February 21, 2021 Admin III 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been asked to compel the Accountant General of the Federation to release details of the N173 billion released to various Ministries, Departments and parastatals during COVID-19 The ministries, parastatals including security agencies, educational institutes and other contractors are alleged to have received some N173b from federal purse in the first half of 2020 Read More

Ganduje deserves kudos on Kano LG polls – APC chieftain

February 18, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, Alhaji Musa Danbirni Thursday commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state for spearheading the task of ensuring a smooth transition of elected council chairmen, weeks after the conduct of the election in the state. Speaking to newsmen in Kano, Danbirni said with the smooth transition conducted devoid of rancour Read More