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

Justice Tanko’s date with history

July 19, 2021 Mohammed Adamu 0

As the judicial grapevines are abuzz with the speculations that the current Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, may resume the judicial reforms begun some ten years ago by a predecessor of his, the late Justice Dahiru Musdapher, it is necessary to do a recap at least of some of the fundamental aspects of the reforms with a Read More

Court clearance of Adeosun will attract Nigerians in diaspora – Group

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

An anti-corruption group, the Say No Campaign, has hailed the judgement of the federal high court Abuja which cleared former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, over the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate saga. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had ruled that Adeosun did not need to have a first degree or any other certificate Read More

Onochie’s rejection: CNPP hails Senate

July 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Following the rejection of the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has commended the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria “for listening to the voice of reason. The group said by rejecting Onochie, Senate was flowing with public opinion rather than maintaining its traditional Read More

NEDC and Alkali’s unassailable posture

July 14, 2021 Adamu Adamu 0

It appears that journalism has been thrown to the dogs in Nigeria with the array of disjointed publications that we are subjected to every passing hour. It gets to the point that one of the worse nightmares one might experience is having to go through some supposed news mediums. In this ignoble category is Sahara Reporters, which can best be Read More

MMSD revives ACTU unit to stem corruption

July 12, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development (MMSD) in collaboration with the independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has inaugurated its Anti – Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) at the ministry’s Headquarters in Abuja. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade who was represented at the event by the Director, Artisanal Small Scale Mining (ASM) Engr Read More

Redesign social safety programs for the vulnerable, IPAC tells FG

June 25, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has called on the federal government to redesign the social safety programs and direct it to the vulnerable following the spate of poverty across the country.  The National Chairman, Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, Dr Leonard Nzenwa during a world press conference on Thursday in Abuja, said any economic policy that do not put food on the people’s Read More

Corruption can threaten Judiciary integrity, says NJI Administrator

June 21, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Administrator, National Judicial Institute, Justice Rozaline Bozimo, Monday, warned that Corruption can threaten the integrity of the judiciary, enjoining judiciary workers to shun the scourge in all its ramifications. Bozimo stated this while delivering a welcome address at the opening ceremony of the Virtual National Workshop for Directors of Finance, Internal Auditors and other Financial Officers of the Judiciary Read More

NIM harps on professional conduct, vows to sanction corrupt members

June 17, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

National President of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Mrs. Patience E. Anabor, has said the institution will sanction any of its members found to be corrupt in the society. She stated this Wednesday while inaugurating the NIM University of Abuja chapter in Abuja. Anabor said management of the Institute should practice according to the rules and regulations guiding the Read More

PDP in panic mood over our 40ms support base – APC

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in panic mood ahead of the 2023 general elections because of its recently increased membership base which is now 40 millions. The ruling party, who described PDP as a sinking party, sajd President Muhammadu Buhari’s government from inception took “a good, progressive, patriotic and apolitical Read More

UNGASS: Nigeria seeks simplified procedures for assets recovery, return

June 5, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigeria has called for the simplification of evidentiary requirements and other mutual legal assistance procedures to enhance international cooperation and facilitate timely recovery and return of stolen assets. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, stated this while presenting Nigeria’s statement at the ongoing United Nations General Assembly Special Session on corruption in New York, Read More

‘We must defend, uphold, revitalise anti-corruption framework’

June 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, has made case for defending, upholding and revitalising international anti-corruption framework. Delivering the U.S. statement at the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption in New York Thomas-Greenfield noted that President Joe Biden had called corruption “an insidious pandemic,” just as Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, it “threatens security Read More

Accountants aiding corruption in Nigeria – ICAN

June 4, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) has declared that accountants were aiding the rising spate of corruption among public office holders in the country. ICAN chairman, Jos chapter and District Society in Plateau state, Dr. Bernard Alkali, said this shortly after he was sworn in on Friday in Jos. According to Alkali, a lecturer with the University of Read More

NSCDC boss warns promoted officers against corruption

June 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Audi, has threatened serious sanction against any officer of the Corps cought in the act of corruption  saying such will not be tolerated under his watch. Speaking Wednesday at the Corps national headquarters in Abuja, while decorating five new Acting Deputy Commandant Generals (ACGs) and 12 Read More

May 29: APC government a failure, minority Reps declare

May 28, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

As Nigeria yet achieves another anniversary of the return to democratic governance (May 29), Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has, after its claimed stock taking of the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration, declared it a failure.  The caucus in its assessment, said “with the government’s failure to check worsening insecurity and mass killing of citizens; Read More

NSC vows to expose corrupt govt officials at seaport

May 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has threatened to name and shame government officials demanding bribe and frustrating the joint boarding of vessels at the nation’s seaport. NSC Executive Secretary, Hassan Bello, who stated this during a virtual press briefing organised by the council in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed Read More

Insecurity: In justification for establishing NUPEC

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In this piece, BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the recent presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior on the need for the establishment of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) by Dr. Chinedu S. Nneji. The challenges facing Nigeria as a nation call for all hands to be on deck, most especially the challenge of insecurity, peaceful co-existence Read More

Reducing governance cost: Whither Oronsaye report?

May 21, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

…It forces FG to borrow ceaselessly – ICIR, …Cut estacode – Odinkalu,  ‘…Govt should downsize lawmakers, MDAs’, … Restructuring the way out – Expert It’s clear that the governments at all levels in the country cannot meet their obligations, and this has been blamed on the present high cost of governance. Worried by the declining fortunes from oil revenue, the administration Read More

NYSC and Ibrahim’s two years’ impactful leadership

May 18, 2021 Leonard Aluor 0

A Congolese proverb says; “You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.” The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (DG-NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim is an old administrative gorilla in Nigeria. He has dispensed himself perfectly, both as a soldier and administrator per excellence. Anywhere he berths his feet, it leaves in its trail, Read More