SERAP sues Wike, Okowa, 7 others over N625bn refund

January 2, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the oil-producing states in Nigeria over “their failure to account for the spending of the oil derivation refunds of N625 billion recently paid to them by the federal government, including details and locations of projects executed with the money.” The sum of N625.43 billion oil derivation refunds was recently paid by the federal government  to  Governors Read More

2023 general elections: INEC seeks co-operation of NYSC

December 11, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Ondo state, Ambassador Rufus Oloruntoyin Akeju, has  said corps members serving in all the states of the federation remain the core ad-hoc personnel the commission rely on to prosecute elections. The REC made the assertion during a courtesy call on the state coordinator, Mrs. Victoria Nnenna Ani, at the Read More

N-Power: FG breaks silence on D’banj’s arrest 

December 8, 2022 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Social Development Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that the arrest of popular musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo (D’Banj) by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission  (ICPC) is in line with recommendations of the ministry towards transparency in the N-Power programme, under the National Social Investment Programmme (NSIP). Addressing journalists on Wednesday, Read More

Oshiomhole left office with N160bn debt – Edo government 

November 24, 2022 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has berated ex-governor Adams Oshiomhole over his comment on the receipt of oil derivation fund by the state, saying  “the former governor left office with a debt of N160 billion after receiving N1 trillion from the federation accounts in eight years as governor, (2008-2016). The government acknowledged receipt  of only N2.1 billion from the N28bn that Read More

2023: Neutrality, non-partisanship, my cardinal objective – Kano REC

November 17, 2022 Bashir Mohammed 0

The new Kano state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Zango A. Abdu, has expressed the determination of the commission in state to continue to espouse the principle of neutrality, transparency and non-partisanship in the discharge of its duties. Addressing a stakeholders forum at the commission’s headquarters in Kano Thursday, Abdu stated that  the forum is one of the major platforms INEC Read More

IGP orders investigation into Police officers’ N22m Bitcoin ‘extortion’, assures transparency

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered investigations into the professional misconduct, abuse of office, and extortion of N22 million worth of Bitcoin from some citizens in Lagos state by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, Nwawe Cordelia, and others, serving at the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, in Read More

E-parliament: Africa should learn from NASS – Kandetu

November 11, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Parliamentarians in Africa have been enjoined to learn the system and act of parliament currently in practice in the National Assembly of Nigeria, for e-parliament, modern technology, transparency and accuracy. Speaker of Namibia House of Parliament, Ms. Lydia Kandetu, stated this Wednesday, when she led a session of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, African region, to the National Assembly. Kandetu, after been Read More

IHRC, federation honour NYSC over reforms

November 2, 2021 Editor 0

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has received commendation from the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC), Geneva Switzerland for its commitment in realising the objectives of fostering national cohesion and unity amongst youth as well as entrenching unity amongst the different tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria. The IHRC in a letter of commendation signed by its Read More

Procurement practitioners partner anti- corruption agencies on transparency

October 21, 2021 Editor 0

A group, Association of Public Procurement Practitioners of Nigeria, has said it will partner the anti-corruption agencies and other institutions to boost the fight against corruption in the public sector. The association disclosed that it is poised to sanitise the procurement process by strict enforcement of the procurement Act of 2007 by promoting due process, accountability, transparency and value for Read More

Sterling Bank, HFN sign MoU on digitisation

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading bank to the healthcare industry and the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria (HFN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enable the bank to provide finance for further digitisation of operations of members of HFN as well as offer financial advisory services to them. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Lagos, Divisional Head, Health Read More

Ahead of APC national convention

October 13, 2021 Segun Oshinaga 0

Four political parties in 2014 merged to become the Àll Progressives Congress (APC). These were the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and the Alhaji Atiku Abubakar-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). That merger led to the defeat of a sitting government, for the Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Congress: APC chieftain urges internal democracy

October 12, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Chairman Forum for Foundation Members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in Niger state, Mohammed Abubakar Katcha, has called on party members to respect the internal democratic tenets of the party in the fort coming state congress to ensure peace in the party. Katcha stated this Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Minna. He urged all contestants who have 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

Group tasks NSCDC, FRSC, others on transparent recruitment

October 5, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of Civil Society Network (NCSN) has urged government agencies to exercise high level of transparency in their recruitment processes  NCSN in a press briefing Monday, tasked the leadership of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) to emulate their sister agencies while conducting their recruitment process.  Chairman of the Coalition, Comrade Zakari Hashim, Read More

Abubakar takes over from Nebolisa as new youth and sports perm sec, tasks Staff on transparency

September 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The new Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, Alhaji. Isma’il Abubakar has advised the management and staff of the Ministry to always exhibit the highest degree of discipline, loyalty and transparency in the conduct of government business so as to ensure efficient service delivery to Nigerians. Abubakar gave the advice on Wednesday in his office in Abuja Read More

NACJ awards Umeh Integrity Personality of the year

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Christian Journalists (NACJ) has awarded its prestigious Integrity Personality of the Year Award to Senator Victor Umeh who represented Anambra Central in the 8th Senate. President of the association, Dr Charles Tola Okhai said the award was predicated on Umeh’s impressive track record of self discipline, transparency, professional exploits, honesty, selfless service to humanity with a Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Electoral Act: Group urges Buhari to decline assent to bill

August 22, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  A Group, Justice Now International Abuja has called for the review of the electoral Act recently passed by the National Assembly while calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to decline assent when the bill is brought to his table.   The Speaker and President of the Group, Vik-Morrow Uloe made the call at a virtual news conference in Abuja. Vik-Morrow Uloe Read More

NEDC: Appraising House of Reps Accountability Report

August 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Managing Director (MD) of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali is a rare breed. His honesty, transparency and uprightness in the discharge of his responsibilities at the NEDC are seldom in most Nigerians. His public actions in the management of people and resources are unlike the general known character of Nigerians. Months back, the House Read More

PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

August 19, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why, Read More

PDP needs robust, determined NWC to win elections- Wike

August 18, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the present National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot lead the party to victory in the 2023 general elections, hence the quest for its replacement. Wike maintained his position while speaking on a national television in Port Harcourt Tuesday, saying that, the internal rumbling that was recently Read More