Dr. Chioma Ejikeme leadership and achievements as PTAD Executive Secretary

September 22, 2020 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Dr. Chioma Ejikeme as Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on August 20, 2019. In this article, EDET UDOH highlights the achievements of the Directorate in 365 days under her leadership. IntroductionThe Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate’s (PTAD) establishment as a Federal Agency is in compliance with the provision of Section 30 (2) (a) of the Read More

Kaduna targets N50bn IGR in 2020

September 15, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government is set to improve its internally generated revenue in 2020 from N44 billion in 2019 to N50 billion despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said.   Governor el-Rufai, who lamented the twin challenge of global health crisis in the form of Covid-19 and economic slowdown faced across Nigeria, said the state recorded N13 billion internally generated Read More

LG Auditors-General conference set to kick-off in Kaduna

September 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The 2020 edition of the annual Conference of Auditors-General for Local Governments (LG) and Area Councils will kick-off in Kaduna on Monday, with the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine, expected to be the Special Guest.A statement issued by the secretariat on Sunday said the deputy governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, and the Speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon Read More

Of leadership and accountabilty

September 10, 2020 Ademola Orunbon 0

Accountability, leadership and transformation are inexorably linked. Accountability is an acute and overt manifestation of leadership. Leadership involves accepting and acting on the accountabilities of the position. Transformation will not occur without leadership. One of the first aspects of a business that needs to be transformed is accountability. Among the strongest evidence that a business is transforming is that the Read More

Rotary has spent $2.2b on polio eradication, says committee chairman

August 28, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Chairman of the Nigeria National Polioplus Committee of Rotary International, Dr. Tunji Funsho, said the organisation has spent $2.2billion to eradicate wild poliovirus. He said about $298m was committed to anti-polio campaign and vaccination in 15 years in Nigeria.  He also said about $17billion was spent by nations and global community on Polio eradication. He made the disclosures while speaking Read More

CODE saves FG N569m tracking UBEC projects in Kaduna LGs

August 28, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A non-governmental organization working around transparency and accountability, Connected Development (CODE) on Thursday said, it has helped the Federal Government save N569m while tracking Universal Basic Education (UBE) projects in four Kaduna local government areas.CODE through one of its initiatives, Follow The Money (FTM), in 2017, sought to ensure transparency and accountability in capital projects expenditure in marginalised communities, hence, Read More

Kwara assembly gets committee to investigate finances of LGs

July 16, 2020 Admin III 0

The Kwara House of Assembly has announced the setting up of a seven-man ad hoc committee to investigate the finances of the 16 local government areas in the state from May 2019 till date. The Speaker of the House, Mr Yakubu Danladi, announced this during plenary Wednesday after the house adopted the Matter of General Public importance raised by the Read More

In Nasarawa, govt solicits media support

July 6, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state government Monday, solicited collaboration and support from media organisations to promote government policies and programmes in the state.State commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Comrade Dogo Shamma, made the appeal while playing host to the newly elected leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in his office in Lafia, the state capital. Dogo said the fortunes of Read More

Emulate Sardauna’s virtues, Bello charges northern leaders

July 2, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

  Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahay Bello has called on northern leaders to emulate  the virtues of Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, in order to take the  region to the next level of development. Governor Bello made the call at the Government House, Lokoja, Thursday when the delegation of Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation led by former governor of Read More

NGO, partners set to host accountability award

July 2, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Dean Initiative, a non-governmental organisation is set to stage local government accountability awards in Nigeria. Local government accountability award is part of Dean’s strategic short term plan to promote transparency, accountability, citizen participation and responsiveness to citizens among the local government level of governance in Nigeria. In a press statement made available to Blueprint, the NGO said its aim was to promote good Read More

Use your pen to reposition sports sector, SWAN President Honour charges members

June 11, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawoo, Thursday, urged members of the body in Anambra state to help reposition the state sports sector through their professional activities.Sirawoo, who made the call while inaugurating the newly elected chapter officers of SWAN in Anambra, reiterated that sports writers were more positioned to rally professionals, the government, the Read More

Lai Mohammed, Timpre Sylva, others incur lawmakers’ wrath as Senate threatens warrant of arrest

June 11, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Thursday, vowed to issue a warrant of arrest against heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over their failure to honour its invitation to answer audit queries issued against them by the office of the Auditor General of the Federation ( AuGOF)  The chairman of the committee, Senator Matthew Urhoghide (PDP Edo South), issued the Read More

Gov Badaru: Five years down the line

May 31, 2020 Adamu Muhd Usman 0

  Your Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, the governor of Jigawa state, I greet you sir. I also want to use this opportunity to wish you the very best of everything. Ramadan has come and gone. So, I will now wish you Barka da sallah. Sir you have entered into the sixth year of an eight year journey (May 29, 2015-May 29, Read More

Increase of COVID-19 cases on daily basis worrisome – YES

April 22, 2020 Admin III 0

Youth Empowerment Solutions Project Initiative (YES Project), a national non profit youth focused organization has expressed concern over number of deaths resulting from the dreaded virus is increasing daily .The group, through it Executive Director, YES Project Oche Edeh Precious lamented that no one can say with certainty when this will end and what a post-covid-19 life would look like. He Read More

Nigerians tasked on guidelines against Coronavirus

April 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Arewa Youths Vanguard has urged Nigerians to adhere to the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to guard against the spread of Coronavirus in the country.President of the Association, Comrade Muhammad Kabir Uthman, stated this in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Association, Comrade Abdullahi Yakawada.Comrade Muhammad who underscored the need Read More

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Aid Foundation sensitises Nigerians on good governance, service delivery

March 17, 2020 Admin III 0

A Non Governmental Organisation, Aid Foundation has urged Nigerians to be part of the process of holding public officials accountable on public spending The Executive Director of Aid Foundation stated this at the government and citizen’s dialogue on service delivery. The executive director who was represented by the program Officer, Mrs Chinazo Anthonia Umenwobi stated that the Forum is a Read More

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Taking tax awareness campaign to the grass roots in Anambra

March 15, 2020 Admin III 0

  In line with its objectives to reawaken the consciousness of tax payers, the Anambra State Internal Revenue Service (AIRS) recently embarked on tax education with a view to boosting the state internally generated revenue through voluntary tax payment. OKECHUKWU ONUEGBU reports. There is no doubt that tax is one major medium through which governments all over the world generate revenue Read More

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Adamawa: Mubi LG chairman rejects handing-over notes

February 18, 2020 Admin III 0

The newly sworn-in chairman of Mubi North Local Government Council in Adamawa, Alhaji Suleiman Yahaya, has rejected the handing-over notes from his predecessor for lack of proper accountability. Yahaya was elected under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the December 2019 local government elections in the state. Speaking Tuesday in Yola, he said he rejected the notes because many Read More

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Stop giving tax preference to wealthy Nigerians, ADP cautions Buhari

February 4, 2020 Admin III 0

The opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has cautioned President Muhammadu Bubari-led administration to stop giving preference to wealthy class in the society who do not pay taxes but enjoy benefits through contracts awards and other patronages. The opposition party also warned that the federal government must not traumatise the ordinary citizens through punitive tax increases while some Nigerians he described Read More

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Kogi launches Kogas, improve info sector

February 2, 2020 Admin III 0

Kogi State Open Governance and Accountability Systems (KOGAS), an online application designed to hold public office holders accountable to the people of the state is set to be launched in the state. The commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, who stated this while interacting with newsmen in Lokoja over the weekend said Governor Yahaya Bello led administration is poised Read More

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Ogun access World Bank’s $5m grant for erosion control

January 30, 2020 Admin III 0

The World Bank in collaboration with the federal government is set to release $5million to Ogun state as the take off grant for the preparation and implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in state. The fund, according to World Bank was to enable the state tackle the challenges of erosion.The World Bank task team Leader for Read More

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Workplace honesty: Policeman emerges lead integrity icon

January 22, 2020 Admin III 0

A Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Mr. Francis Erhabor has emerged the lead Integrity Icon of 2019 in a workplace honesty survey conducted by the Accountability Lab Nigeria, an organisation committed to “naming  and faming” honest civil servants in Nigeria. Other icons honoured at the award event which held Tuesday night in Abuja were Kacheilom Betram Roberts-Ndukwe, a teacher at Read More

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CSO holds gender responsive budgeting workshop in Abuja

January 20, 2020 Admin III 0

In order to mainstream accountability and transparency in the preparation, approval, implementation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation of budgets from the gender perspective, a civil society organisation, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has held a two-day workshop for Nigerians. The event held Monday in Abuja, in collaboration with Spotlight Initiative, had in attendance different government and NGOs, including the lead director Read More

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MTN Rwanda Connect Challenge yielding results – Ingabire

January 8, 2020 Admin III 0

The Rwanda Connect Challenge – a campaign which seeks to mobilise people to contribute to providing smartphones to Rwandans who cannot afford them – has so far received more than 31,000 smartphone pledge. The minister of ICT and Innovation Paula Ingabire stated this during a session in which she was explaining about the Challenge to the Chamber of Deputies. Ingabire Read More