Pandora papers: Investigate persons involved, CISLAC, TI task Buhari

October 12, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/Transparency International Nigeria has urged President Buhari and the entire Nigerian government to take steps in investigating every person implicated in the Pandora papers. Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani while briefing newsmen  on “The urgent need to investigate Pandora papers revelations” in Abuja on Monday said Pandora papers is one of the biggest ever corruption leaks led by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Read More

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s political problems’

October 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former member of the National Assembly, Dr. Usman Bugaje, has advised against restructuring, arguing that it “will not solve Nigeria’s political quagmire.” According to him, only competent leadership would address the challenges facing the country. Bugaje gave the advice Friday while speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership lecture series organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Shun corruption, FCT minister warns new FCT-IRS staff

October 5, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello has advised the newly recruited staff of FCT Inland Revenue Service (FCT-IRS) to shun all acts of corruption no matter how tempting the situation might be. The minister, who gave this advice during the induction ceremony of the new staff Tuesday in Abuja, also advised them to “resist the temptation Read More

Revive the Mambilla power project

September 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa Service reported how the much talked about Mambilla power project is yet to take off despite the billions of naira believed to have been released for the project.According to the BBC report, with the exception of some houses built by the President Olusegun Obasanjo government for the engineers and other staff, no single block Read More

Desperate plot to defame Kpokpogri: An exercise in futility, by Tony Arugba

September 21, 2021 Tony Arugba 0

Comrade Joseph Kpokpogri is reputable for his campaign against anti-corruption. He is the publisher of Integrity Watchdog Magazine of which his reports are balanced and unbiased. His reports are not malice driven, but facts.  For the writer of the venomous publication titled “ PRINCE KPOKPOGIRI: THE NOTORIOUS BLACKMAILER & EXTORTIONIST WHO IS A CONSULTANT WITH THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES Read More

Why they are after FCC chairman, Dankaka

September 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barely six moxths into assumption of office of Dr Muheeba Farida Dankaka as the Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission, FCC, pessimists, who would rather like the business-as-usual approach by the chairman against the new ways of doing things based on the targets given by the president to execute the mandate, wrote a lengthy petition against the person of the chairman Read More

Only genuine anti-corruption fight’ll save Nigeria – Expert

September 14, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

A political scientist, Abiodun Adebayo Israel Adebanjo has said Nigeria will remain a corrupt nation unless relevant government agencies saddled with the responsibility to fight corruption genuinely do so, without fear or favour. He made this statement on the occasion of the National Chronicle annual lecture/convocation and conferment of honorary doctorate degree award in public administration in collaboration with the Read More

CHRICED thumbs ICPC for tracking poorly executed of constituency projects in Kano

September 12, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has lauded the Kano state office of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over its marching orders to contractors indicted for shoddily implementing constituency projects, to return to site or face the full wrath of the law. Executive Director of CHRICED Comrade Dr. Ibrahim Zikirullahi, gave Read More

Chairmanship: APC youth identifies Abubabar as best candidate, urges opposition Govs to defect

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the party national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), youths have identified the former Governor of Bauchi state, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, as the best person to occupy the national chairmanship position of APC. The youths, which are drawn from the six geopolitical zones of the country, not only invited the opposition governors and stakeholders to join Read More

Gombe: Yahaya urges stakeholders to support fight on corruption

September 7, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state Tuesday called on stakeholders, especially religious and traditional institutions, civil servants, civil society groups and the general public to support government’s effort towards fighting corruption and ensuring accountability in governance. The governor made the call in his address at the 2-day retreat organised by Anti Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN) for political appointees and Read More

Should Buhari sack more ministers?

September 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

For the first time in the six years of his administration, penultimate week, President Muhammadu Buhari sacked his power and agriculture ministers, a development that surprised many Nigerians. Sacking or changing of ministers in successive administrations was not new. During the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo,Yar’adua and Jonathan, Nigerians witnessed cabinet changes frequently or with even some ministers shown the way Read More

Ortom, Akume are good for nothing

September 6, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Senator Akume, with the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, are a disgrace to the Tiv nation and the Benue people in general. They have divided the state because of politics for their selfish interest, making it easier for the rogue herdsmen and other enemies of the sto invade and kill ceaselessly. Read More

Restructuring only way out for Nigeria – Iwuanyanwu

September 5, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, a business mogul and philanthropist, recently clocked 79. In this interview with BODE OLAGOKE, he speaks on why he retired from partisan politics, why hope is not lost in the Nigerian project and why restructuring is the way out. It’s your birthday sir, down memory lane, would you want to relate some of the reasons you want Read More

ICPC warns contractors against poor execution of constituency projects

September 3, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, 0

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned contractors to desist from shoddy execution of constituency projects without adherence to contract specification. Resident Anti-Corruption Commissioner in charge of Kogi state, Mr Ulu Okoro, gave the warning, Friday, during the third phase of Legislative Constituency Projects tracking exercise in Lokoja and Koton-Karfe federal constituency organised by the Read More

Make evidences of ‘Fulanisation’, Islamisation public, PGF boss challenges Ortom, others

September 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has warned against ethnic and religious profiling in the country, even as he challenged those who claimed to have evidences to make it public. The PGF specifically challenged the Benue state governor Samuel Ortom and others in the opposition Read More

Bauchi gov can calm PDP storm, northern youth leaders tell Obasanjo

August 30, 2021 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), an umbrella of 42 Arewa groups, has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other Nigerian leaders to prevail on the Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, to clam the storm within the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This was contained in a statement, signed by NYLF President, Comrade Elliot Afiyo, dated Sunday Read More

Re: Hushpuppi-Kyari saga and the accentuated lessons

August 25, 2021 Prof. M. K. Othman 0

I have to crave the indulgence of my esteemed readers to allow me to publish the views of few readers on the “Huspuppi-Kyari saga” before their views become stale. The opinions on the subject were both quantitatively and qualitatively overwhelming but the few selected ones can provide a clearer picture of the topic. Next week, I will conclude the article Read More

Insecurity: WODDI, Nigerian women turn

August 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

As Nigeria continues to battle insecurity with many losing faith in government’s ability to protect lives and property, Women of Divine Destiny Initiative (WODDI) led by its Founder/CEO, Nneoma Nkechi Rochas Okorocha, has commenced a 40-day national prayer against all forms of Insecurity, CHIZOBA OGBECHE reports. There is no arguing the fact that insecurity is one of the greatest challenges Read More

Nigeria’s leadership conundrum

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The root definition of leadership is aggressively changing n the 21st century Nigeria. This can be solely understandable considering how it turns to oppose its inherited meaning in the journey of Nigerian leadership. It can be said that there’s nothing that strikes fear into the heart of any meaningful Nigerian citizen than the dreadful journey of our present leadership. Leadership Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

Adebutu accuses Ogun of diverting N64bn LG allocation

August 5, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Representatives member and chieftain of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, Ladi Adebutu, has accused Ogun state government of misappropriation of N64 billion allocated to the 20 local government areas in 21 months. Adebutu made this allegation while briefing newsmen in Abeokuta, saying he is perturbed by the high level of corruption in the state under the Dapo Abiodun’s Read More

Abba Kyari: Almost just another episode

August 1, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed, and you can beat a fool half to death but you can’t beat the foolishness out of him.- African Proverb. If you ask me who I go ask—it was Omowumi that sang the song. And true to Nigerians we are never constant or consistent in most matters, Read More

Breaking: Fresh trouble for Bukola Saraki as EFCC ‘grills’ ex-Senate President

July 31, 2021 Editor 0

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is facing fresh trouble as he is currently being held in custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of theft and money laundering. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Saraki, a former Kwara State governor, was detained on Saturday. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Mr Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations Read More

Akwa Ibom: Seadogs distance self from cultism, call for unity

July 19, 2021 Uko Etim 0

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS) has dismissed the allegation that the association was a cult group. It described the allegation as false and untrue and called for the unity of the country. The Akwa Ibom state Capoon, Sancta Riviera Deck of NAS, Anthony Akan stated this during the NAS Annual Feast of Barracuda (FoB) in Uyo Monday. Akan said Read More