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Jigawa Assembly demands explanation on LGAs million naira contract

October 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse The Jigawa State House of Assembly has demanded explanation from the state government over alleged illegal procurement of the school furniture, which the members said contravened the 2017 budget. The House also demanded to know the source of funding and the reasons for expending millions of naira without resorting to the House for approval. The House Read More

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Fighting corruption, special court to the rescue’

October 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, the Chief Judges of the States, and the Federal Capital Territory should be directed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria to issue Practice Directions to accelerate the determination of corruption cases. “In addition, the Supreme Court (Criminal Appeals) Practice Directions 2013, Court of Appeal (Criminal Appeals) Practice Directions 2013, and Court of Appeal (Fast Read More

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Kachikwu’s letter: SERAP asks Buhari to suspend NNPC GMD

October 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a civil society group, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the Group Managing Director Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, if the allegations of corruption were established against him. Ahead of the probe, the group asked Buhari to suspend the NNPC GMD from office so as to reinforce public confidence in Read More

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NNPC $25billion: Buhari shielding Baru, Babachir from hypocritical anti-corruption war – PDP

October 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

*Demands for Baru’s suspension The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock at what it called the loud silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the $25billion scandal and other illegalities currently rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). To this end, the PDP has demanded immediate suspension of the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru so that proper investigation Read More

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NNPC corruption allegation rattles APC, spokesman declines comment

October 5, 2017 Blueprint 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declined to comment on the allegation of corruption leveled against the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Baru by the Minister of state for Petroleum Resources Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. Recall that the ruling party had always accused the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) and its appointees Read More

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UK already prosecuting Diezani, Attorney General forecloses her extradition

October 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

The federal government has no plans to bring the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke back to Nigeria to face corruption charges. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said.   Speaking to State House correspondents in Hausa, Malami said the federal government does not deem it fit to bring the former minister Read More

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Nigerian bikers hoist largest flag in Abuja

October 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Some Nigerian bikers on the platform of The Rider’s Embassy (TRE) yesterday rode across the major streets in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to mark this year’s 57th independence, even as they hoisted the largest Nigerian flag in the seat of power. The organisers said the largest Nigerian flag was hoisted to symbolise their belief in an undivided and Read More

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Buhari government demonizing PDP faithful – Lamido

September 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former governor of Jigawa State, Mallam Sule Lamido has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) for failing the country, just as he charged party members to be courageous in the face of persecution.   Addressing the forum of PDP Ex- Speakers Thursday in Abuja, Lamido accused President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of demonising PDP members.   While charging his party members Read More

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Looted Funds: FG changes recovery tactic

September 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

  The federal government is adopting a new approach to its recovery of stolen funds stashed in foreign countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting Wednesday in Abuja, the minister said government negotiates directly with the Ministry or Department of Justice or other judicial Read More

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NGP cautions over calls for resignation of security chiefs

August 30, 2017 Blueprint 0

New Generation Party of Nigeria (NGP) has called for restraint in the rampant calls for resignation of security chiefs saying security is a delicate issue that must not be sacrificed for pecuniary gains. Recall that there have been calls from some quarters for the resignation of Nigerian security chiefs over allegations of corruption. The recent been the call for the Read More

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‎JUST IN: How IGP diverted funds in 2016 budget‎, collected N120bn from oil firms, banks – Senator

August 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

  * Accuses Idris of taking N15m bribe for posting of CPs, Mobile Commanders A retired Deputy Superintendent  of Police (DSP) and serving Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Hamman Misau, has disclosed that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, diverted billions of naira in the 2016 budget meant for the procurement of armoured vehicles for the Read More

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Prisons staff drag CG to EFCC, Presidency over alleged corruption, salary deductions

August 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

Officers and men of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) have accused their Controller General, Ahmed Ja’faru of illegal deduction of their salaries, hijacking monies in the service co-operative society meant for staff welfare among other allegations. But the NPS authority has, however, denied all the allegations, saying the concerned staff “are ignorant of the issues,” adding that “no Prisons staff Read More

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Ribadu raises alarm over plot to scuttle anti-graft war 

August 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu has raised an alarm over plans by some highly placed individuals to “frustrate the work of those who are genuinely committed in reversing the ugly trend” of fighting corruption in the country. The former anti-graft czar also revealed that “as this unholy alliance of corrupt people in Read More

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President Muhammadu Buhari , APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun and other APC leaders during their visit to the president, in London 

July 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari (middle), APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun (left), Governors Yahaya Bello of Kogi (2nd left), Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna (3rd left), Rochas Okorocha of Imo (right), Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa (2nd right) and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, during their visit to the president, in London yesterday Photo: State House  

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FG reduces Justice Ngwuta charges to 11

March 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja The federal government, yesterday, re- arraigned Justice Sylvester Ngwuta on 11- count charge before Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, from the initial 16-count charge. The new prosecution counsel, Mrs. Olufemi Fatunde, however, gave no reason for the reduction in the number of the charges. She went ahead to recall Linus Chukwuebuka who Read More

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Tambuwal presents N204.2bn budget for 2017

December 30, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Sokoto state Governor, Barr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal,  has presented present 2017 budget proposal of N 204.2 billion to the state house of assembly. Presenting the budget, governor Aminu Tambuwal assured that the state’s 2017 budget would reflect the yearnings and aspirations of the generality of the people. According to the governor, N 140, 541, 864.00 Read More