WACOL trains 100 CSOs on legislative advocacy

February 18, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Women Aid Collective (WACOL) has trained Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) involved in the promotion and protection of human rights of women and girls on how to engage the legislature in order to ensure that bills that concerns women development are passed into law as well as follow-up on its implementation. Founding Director of  WACOL/Tamar SARC who is also the former Read More

Missed reactions trail Oyetola’s flyover project

February 9, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

On October 11, 2020, when Osun state Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, presented budget for year 2021, he disclosed that plans have been concluded to construct a flyover at the popular Olaiya junction in Osogbo, the state capital. This has however generated reactions has many people are of the opinion that the spot does not need flyover considering the amount the project Read More

FBNQuest sees Islamic finance as source of funding for govt

February 1, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

As Nigeria seeks to attract capital inflows to stabilize its economy in 2021, Islamic Finance has been seen as a strategic source for mobilizing funds to broaden financial markets and improve financial inclusion in the country. The Senior Vice President and Head, Fixed Income Portfolio Management at FBNQuest Asset Management Limited, Ifeoluwa Dixon, made this point in a recent discussion Read More

TI reports and the monkeyshines of disgruntled elite

February 1, 2021 Gidado Ibrahim 0

The global corruption tracking organization, Transparency International (TI), Thursday, released its 2020 annual report in which it scored Nigeria very low, thereby casting aspersions on the relentless efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to curtail the scourge of corruption and its ripple effects. The latest TI’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI) claims Nigeria scored 25/100 which is one point less than Read More

Group demands stoppage of Osogbo flyover, threaten legal action against Oyetola

January 29, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The Transparency and Accountability Group (TAG), has called on Governor Gboyega Oyetola to immediately stop the plans to construct a flyover at the Olaiya junction in Osogbo, Osun state.  A statement signed by the spokesperson of TAG, Ayodeji Ologun, described the construction of flyover as a needless expense for the state government at the moment and will amount to a waste of Read More

Heir Holdings expands footprint in oil, gas portfolio

January 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Heirs Holdings (HH) the leading African strategic investor, in partnership with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), has unconditional acquired a 45 per cent participating interest in Nigerian oil licence OML 17 and other related assets. The company said the acquisition was made through TNOG Oil and Gas Limited (a related company of Heirs Holdings and Transcorp) from the Shell Read More

‘Insurbodination’: Mighty Jets sack President, 2 others 3 weeks after appointment

January 15, 2021 Admin III 0

The executive director of Mighty Jets International football club of Jos, Malam Abbas Jimoh, has announced the termination of the club President Mr. Alexander Noel Wukari and two others. Malam Abbas, in press release, Thursday, said the decision was taken on the trio over insubordination and sundry of issues. Malam Abbas, had on December, 20, 2020 announced the appointment of Read More

Our dysfunctional LG system and rural development

January 14, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

Sometime in 2019, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance in both the Obasanjo and the Jonathan administrations, spoke of the need for federal and state governments to pay some urgent attention to the development of the rural areas. Matters are getting worse there and for the country as a whole, obviously. Did anyone need to remind our leaders that Read More

SLOGOR trains heads of sections on prudence, accountability

January 4, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Alhaji Kabiru Hassan Shugungum has said accountability, transparency and prudent management of resources will continue to be the watch-wards of Governor Badaru Abubakar-led administration. The commissioner stated this last week while giving a keynote address at the opening ceremony of a five-day workshop organised in collaboration with the State and Local Read More

Absence of accountability, focused leadership albatross for zero hunger, poverty- CISLAC

December 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Executive Director of the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/ Transparency International Nigeria Auwal Ibrahim Musa Rafsanjani, has observed that the absence of accountability and focused leadership presents us with the fact that achieving zero hunger and zero poverty in Nigeria by 2030 nears an impossibility. Auwal who noted this at the just concluded International Anti-Corruption Day said that Read More

As CSOs commend re-appointed PEF (M)B boss…

December 15, 2020 Admin III 0

The competent Governance for Accountability and Civic Trust commends the fresh air in the leadership of Ahmed Bobboi as the executive secretary of Petroleum Equalisation Fund Management Board, the national coordinator, Amb. Adebayo Omoba, speaking at the headquarters of PEF(M)B while on a courtesy synergy working visit and technology innovation strategies, said its commendable and timely as the ES vast Read More

The jurisdiction of the code of conduct tribunal on criminal matters

November 23, 2020 Admin III 0

The subject pertaining to the jurisdiction of the CCT to try criminal matters have been raised severally when cases involving breach of the Code of Conduct for public servants are brought before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Most cases of corruption involving public officers are taken to the regular courts, while most of the respondents have questioned the jurisdiction of Read More

EndSARS: PRNigeria tasks FG on transparency, good governance

November 19, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

A media outfit, PRNigeria, Wednesday, challenged governments at all levels to rebuild confidence in Nigerians by ensuring transparency, accountability and good governance as a way of checkmating rising cases of fake news in the country. Fake news according to the firm emanated from abuse of social media and, has become a major threat to peace and tranquility in the country. Read More

We’ve acquired tools to monitor govt spendings – AGF

November 16, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Accountant General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, Monday, said the government has acquired some Information Technology (IT) tools to enhance auditors’ operations and monitor government’s spendings. This is just as Kaduna state Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, challenged auditors in the public service across the country, to save the nation’s institutions of government from collapse by ensuring that the country’s dwindling Read More

Track treasury looters, CSJ tasks CBN

November 12, 2020 David Agba 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN ) has been charged to track and fish out treasury looters rather than blocking accounts of those involved in the #EndSARs protests. Lead Director of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Barrister Eze Onyekpere gave this charge Thursday in Abuja during the presentation of the ‘Draft Audit Compliance Assessment Template’. Fuming, Onyekpere said, “We Read More

FEC approves N62 billion for Kano, Katsina road

November 12, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N62 billion for the construction of Kano-Dawakin Tofa-Gwarzo road linking Kano and Katsina states. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented one memorandum for Read More

EndSARS protest: MRA wants FG to launch transparent investigation on Journalist’s death

November 11, 2020 Admin III 0

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) Wednesday called on the federal government to launch a transparent and independent investigation into the death of Mr. Pelumi Onifade, a reporter with Gboah TV, an online television channel, who was reportedly arrested by officers attached to the Lagos state task force while covering the #EndSARS protests, and later found dead at a mortuary in Read More

A case for 2020 Electoral Act

November 6, 2020 Admin III 0

The last time an amendment was made to the laws governing elections in Nigeria was in the year 2010. That is clearly ten years ago, when the Electoral Act was amended. From that period up until now, several issues and problems arising from the conduct of elections make an amendment of the subsisting law even more imperative. From Imo State Read More

The problem with our policing goes far beyond SARS

November 6, 2020 Bulama Bukarti 0

SARS is in the limelight yet again, and for all the wrong reasons: allegations of illegal profiling, extortion and extrajudicial killings. The latest furore was triggered by the squad’s checkpoints where they stop young Nigerians going about their normal businesses in cities and search their laptops and phones in the name of investigating cybercrimes. Those found “guilty” of using expensive Read More

EITI commends NNPC on publication of 2019 NNPC audited account…Invites Kyari to speak at its virtual meeting

November 3, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiatives (EITI), a multi-stakeholder coalition that promotes extractives transparency and accountability in over 50 countries, has commended the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, for honouring his commitment to promote and deepen the culture of transparency and accountability in the Corporation. In a letter addressed to Mr. Kyari, the Read More

Southern Ijaw constituents smile as Rep Oseke holds town hall meeting

October 13, 2020 Admin III 0

House of Representatives member, Hon Preye Oseke may have earned for himself an indelible place in the heart of his constituents of Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency in Bayelsa state, as the empowerment giant matches words with action, putting smiles on their faces, reports JOY EMMANUEL.Oseke, representing Southern Ijaw Federal Constituency, remains one man whose life and legacy in security, business Read More

Join the fight against corruption, group urges Christians

October 8, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Priests Peace & Justice Initiative (PPJ), a platform for accountability for Christians in government Thursday called on Christians and believers to shun all forms of Corruption.  The group submitted that Christians in the country have critical role to play in the fight against corruption. The theme of the meeting; “promoting Christians ethics in governance; the Role of Christians in Shunning Read More

Why FG enacted CAMA law – Buhari

September 25, 2020 Abdullahi M.Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (CAMA) was enacted to make the anti-corruption campaign stronger, enhance transparency and corporate accountability. President Buhari gave the clarification Thursday in a video message to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2020 Virtual Leaders’ Summit on the sidelines of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75) Read More