Breaking: Maina’s trial begins in absentia

November 24, 2020 Editor 0

The trial of erstwhile Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina has just begun in his absence by the federal high court. Maina was again absent at the resumed hearing in the case on Tuesday. Details loading…

Lesson from American election

November 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Many Nigerians have seen 2020 presidential election in America as justification for the mess we call elections since 1999. American democracy is over 200 years, and had gone through reforms that make it a model for the rest of the world. India is the biggest democracy in the world and their elections are reasonably credible with the help of technology Read More

Breaking: Buhari calls off protests nationwide… Read full Presidential broadcast

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the #EndSARS protesters that their grievances are being addressed after the SARS was disbanded. The President also called on protesters to stop all forms of protest and embrace dialogue as government was committed in addressing their grievances. Buhari who spoke during his broadcast said the essence of scrapping SARS was part of effort geared towards Read More

#EndSARS: We can’t suppress voice of youth – Okowa

October 21, 2020 Amaechi Okwara 0

  Delta state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Wednesday charged leaders in the country to rally and earnestly begin the process of correcting the wrongs in the society.He made the call in a condolence message to the youth in the country, following the shooting of EndSARS protesters at Lekki, Lagos Tuesday. In the message personally signed by him, the governor said :“It Read More

#EndSARS: The good, the ugly

October 20, 2020 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Rather than abating the #EndSARS protest is growing wings as it enters Day 13 with accompanying twists and turns. It is as though there is some competition among the youths in especially southern states as they jostle to organize such protests and have their towns and themselves ‘registered’ in social media which is giving ample space to these protests with Read More

Breaking: Youth and Sports Minister storms Police headquarters, parleys IGP over #FARS… See pictures

October 5, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare, Monday morning, visited the Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu over alleged brutality by the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) . Dare who revealed this via his twitter handle wrote, “This morning I visited the IGP for further discussions on the activities of FSARS and the need to end Read More

Non-oil tax revenue increases as reforms take root at FIRS

September 17, 2020 David Agba 0

Despite the national and global economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has continued to record significant increase in collectable tax revenue from the non-oil sector of the economy.  Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Muhammad Nami, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during a courtesy call on the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Mrs. Read More

NO job losses in NIPOST reform, Okoh assures labour

August 26, 2020 David Agba 0

Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh has assured workers of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) that the on-going reform of the postal service will not attract job losses or retrenchment, but will rather create more jobs in the subsidiaries that would emerge after the reform. Receiving the leadership of the National Union of Postal Read More

Unbundling NIPOST ‘ll make it more viable – BPE

June 24, 2020 David Agba 0

Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Alex A. Okoh has said that ongoing reform of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) is to make it a more viable company. OKoh, who made the clarification on Wednesday in Abuja at the inauguration of the sub-committee of the implementation committee for the postal sector reform, restructuring & modernisation of Read More

Provide more clarity in oil and gas sector, CISLAC tasks Presidency, NASS

April 29, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC)/ Transparency International Nigeria, has called on the Presidency, the National Assembly and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to wade into this issue and provide more clarity on this very crucial decision at this critical stage in our Nation’s economy which is still, as at now, largely dependent upon this sector.  According to the Executive Read More

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Nigerians losing confidence in police – Gbajabiamila

February 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has stated that Nigerians were gradually losing confidence in the nation’s police force, thus the need for urgent reforms. In his remarks to declare a public hearing organised by the Committee on Police Affairs open on Tuesday, the speaker also retreated that the House would not accept cases of extra-judicial killing, harassment, Read More

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Court reduces Maina’s bail conditions to N500m

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja,  Tuesday, varied the bail conditions of Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman, defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT). Justice Okon Abang, who gave the ruling, admitted Maina to bail condition in the sum of N500 million with a surety in the like sum who must be a serving senator. The judge ruled that the surety, who should not Read More

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Sokoto: Tambuwal resurrects state judicial, law reform commissions

December 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state has said his administration is set to resuscitate the operations of the State Judicial Service Commission and the Law Reform Commission. Tambuwal who stated this while swearing in acting Grand Khadi of the state and three new high court judges said they would serve in the state Sharia Court of Appeal and High Court. Read More

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I’ll improve women’s socio-economic wellbeing; Mama Market assures

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Newly installed Mama Market General, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Madam Toyin Badmus, has promised to initiate and implement reforms that will improve the socio-economic fortunes of market women and men in the territory. The mama market general, who made the pledge at Wuse Rock Park, Abuja at the weekend, said, “My vision for us all is that of unity, love Read More

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FG restates commitment to justice sector reform

December 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF) and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata (SAN), has said that the Federal Government will not rest in its efforts in reforming the justice system for effective and efficient justice delivery and promotion of the rule of law in the country. Speaking at the network of Justice Sector Reform Teams’ conference held Read More

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Border closure: Domestic fuel consumption down by 30% – Buhari

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday that the country’s domestic fuel consumption had dropped by more than 30 per cent following closure of its land borders.The president said this when he received a delegation of Katsina State Elders Forum at his country home in Daura, Katsina state.He said government was betting on same measure to rekindle the agriculture sector in order Read More

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Finance minister, Ahmed sets revenue increase agenda

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The new Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed vowed to increase Nigeria’s revenue base.  The minister said this when she met with staff of the ministry after her swearing-in by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja.  Mrs Ahmed insisted that she would continue with some of the reforms she started in her first term.  She replaced former finance minister Read More

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PenCom: Need to avert another Mainagate

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Lukman Isiaku Virtually every sane and patriotic Nigerian is shuddering and cursing over the audacity of corruption and impunity called Mainagate. But, unless the impunity and cronyism visited on the pension industry by the disbandment of the management board of the regulator, the National Pension Commission (PenCom), is looked into, another Mainagate may well be in the making. Whereas Read More

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NCF commends Dalung’s sports reforms

December 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Cricket Federation has given thumbs up to the recent sports reforms by the Ministry of Youth and Sports . The Vice President of the NCF Mr Uyi Akpata gave the commendation at the maiden NCF Awards night and Dinner held Sunday at D’Venue Events Centre, Victoria Island Lagos. According to Mr Akpata, the Sports Reforms paved the way Read More

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Head of Service officials panic over pension fraud revelations

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Startling revelations recently made by the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, on how the office of the Head of Service of the Federation ( OHSF) was used as cesspool of Pension Fund fraud between 2010 and 2014 have been sending jitters down the spines of officials in the office. This is even as Read More