I’m committed to empowering Kano citizens through FOI ACT – Ganduje

September 28, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has reaffirmed his administration’s readiness to espouse and make effective the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2011 with a view to empowering the citizens to participate actively in governance. The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, disclosed the governor’s commitment in a statement on the International Day for Universal Access to Information Read More

Why FG enacted CAMA law – Buhari

September 25, 2020 Abdullahi M.Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the controversial Companies and Allied Matters Act, 2020 (CAMA) was enacted to make the anti-corruption campaign stronger, enhance transparency and corporate accountability. President Buhari gave the clarification Thursday in a video message to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) 2020 Virtual Leaders’ Summit on the sidelines of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA75) Read More

Buhari and challenges of governance

September 24, 2020 Musa Ilallah 0

It is needless doubting that President Muhammadu Buhari was destined to lead this country as a military head of state and an elected civilian president for  two terms of eight years with a conviction to make the difference. As General Officer Commanding, GOC, federal commissioner, military governor, head of state and later Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Petroleum, Read More

Kaduna targets N50bn IGR in 2020

September 15, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government is set to improve its internally generated revenue in 2020 from N44 billion in 2019 to N50 billion despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said.   Governor el-Rufai, who lamented the twin challenge of global health crisis in the form of Covid-19 and economic slowdown faced across Nigeria, said the state recorded N13 billion internally generated Read More

LG Auditors-General conference set to kick-off in Kaduna

September 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The 2020 edition of the annual Conference of Auditors-General for Local Governments (LG) and Area Councils will kick-off in Kaduna on Monday, with the Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine, expected to be the Special Guest.A statement issued by the secretariat on Sunday said the deputy governor, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, and the Speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon Read More

CODE saves FG N569m tracking UBEC projects in Kaduna LGs

August 28, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A non-governmental organization working around transparency and accountability, Connected Development (CODE) on Thursday said, it has helped the Federal Government save N569m while tracking Universal Basic Education (UBE) projects in four Kaduna local government areas.CODE through one of its initiatives, Follow The Money (FTM), in 2017, sought to ensure transparency and accountability in capital projects expenditure in marginalised communities, hence, Read More

NLO: Ogunowo rebuff clubs’ claim on TMS registration

August 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chief operating officer Nigerian League one (NLO) ,Sola Ogunowo, has rebuffed claims of NLO club owners, that they were not informed of the transfer matching system.Ogunowo stated that circular were sent to clubs in 2017 to acquaint them with FIFA directives on how transfer will hence be done either national or international. He further stressed that circular was sent to Read More

Edo, Ondo: Don’t trigger violence, heat up polity, CTA warns stakeholders

August 17, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of governorship election in Edo and Ondo states, the Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA)  has called on all the stakeholders ensure that their actions and words do not trigger violence and heat up the polity unnecessarily.  The organisation enjoined the politicians to be mindful of the health challenges and cooperate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  by abiding Read More

Buhari orders speedy, coordinated probe of NDDC

President Muhammadu Buhari has given directives for better coordination among security and investigating agencies with the National Assembly to ensure the administration’s effort to bring sanity, transparency and accountability to the management of the large amount of resources dedicated to development of the Niger Delta sub-region is not derailed. The president’s directive came amidst unfolding drama which includes attacks and counter Read More

NGO, partners set to host accountability award

July 2, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

Dean Initiative, a non-governmental organisation is set to stage local government accountability awards in Nigeria. Local government accountability award is part of Dean’s strategic short term plan to promote transparency, accountability, citizen participation and responsiveness to citizens among the local government level of governance in Nigeria. In a press statement made available to Blueprint, the NGO said its aim was to promote good Read More

N-Power Batch C enrolment exercise is for all except…. – Nyako

June 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management plans a new leaf on N-Power programme, Aminu Nyako, the special assistant to the minister in this Interview with AHMID LAWAL throws more light on the planned disengagement of Batches A and B as well as the enrolment of Batch C. The N-Power programme recommences this Friday who qualifies for the Read More

Use your pen to reposition sports sector, SWAN President Honour charges members

June 11, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The National President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Mr Honour Sirawoo, Thursday, urged members of the body in Anambra state to help reposition the state sports sector through their professional activities.Sirawoo, who made the call while inaugurating the newly elected chapter officers of SWAN in Anambra, reiterated that sports writers were more positioned to rally professionals, the government, the Read More

Re: Allegation of corruption at NIGCOMSAT

June 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

NIGCOMSAT, no doubt, is a strategic organisation in the cause of realising the technological and scientific aspiration of Nigeria. However, after rigorous and extensive private investigation both official and anonymous in nature as the situation warrants, it is pertinent note that at present, there is no mandate to speak for NIGCOMSAT and the accused employees. But as a coalition of Read More

Gov Badaru: Five years down the line

May 31, 2020 Adamu Muhd Usman 0

  Your Excellency, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru, the governor of Jigawa state, I greet you sir. I also want to use this opportunity to wish you the very best of everything. Ramadan has come and gone. So, I will now wish you Barka da sallah. Sir you have entered into the sixth year of an eight year journey (May 29, 2015-May 29, Read More

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Nasarawa assembly passes Public Procurement Commission bill

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has passed the bill for the establishment of Nasarawa State Public Procurement Commission. The assembly passed the bill at plenary Wedneday in Lafia  after the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Daniel Ogazi, moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading. The Speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, said the bill, if assented to by the Read More

Don’t allow NASS infiltrate NSIP, group cautions minister

April 12, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Socio Economic Research and Development Centre (SERDEC), has advised the Minister for Humanitarian, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouk, to ignore pressure from the National Assembly (NASS) to infiltrate the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) Register with their list of beneficiaries. SERDEC is a civil society organization implementing the monitoring of recovered asset through transparency and accountability Read More

Coronavirus: Odumakin demands accountability, transparency in distribution of relief materials

April 8, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The President, Women Arise for Change Initiative, Dr Joe Oke-Odumakin, has demanded for transparency and accountability toward the distribution of COVID-19 relief materials to the aged, physically challenged and most vulnerable households in the country. Okei-Odumakin, who made the demand in an interview  in Lagos, Wednesday, noted that individuals and institutions had been donating money and relief materials to fight Read More

Nigerians tasked on guidelines against Coronavirus

April 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Arewa Youths Vanguard has urged Nigerians to adhere to the preventive measures and guidelines issued by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to guard against the spread of Coronavirus in the country.President of the Association, Comrade Muhammad Kabir Uthman, stated this in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the Association, Comrade Abdullahi Yakawada.Comrade Muhammad who underscored the need Read More

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Anambra 2021: Guber aspirant tasks PDP on transparent primary

February 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and gubernatorial hopeful in Anambra state 2021 poll, Mr Godwin Ezeemo, has advocated a transparent primary, which according to him would guarantee the party victory at the election.  Ezeemo, while donating 15,300 membership cards to the state secretariat of the party in Awka, on Thursday, said he was optimistic that Anambra voters would elect Read More

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Stop giving tax preference to wealthy Nigerians, ADP cautions Buhari

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The opposition Action Democratic Party (ADP) has cautioned President Muhammadu Bubari-led administration to stop giving preference to wealthy class in the society who do not pay taxes but enjoy benefits through contracts awards and other patronages. The opposition party also warned that the federal government must not traumatise the ordinary citizens through punitive tax increases while some Nigerians he described Read More

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Ogun access World Bank’s $5m grant for erosion control

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The World Bank in collaboration with the federal government is set to release $5million to Ogun state as the take off grant for the preparation and implementation of the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in state. The fund, according to World Bank was to enable the state tackle the challenges of erosion.The World Bank task team Leader for Read More

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Army/IMN clash: CSO urges court to stop IMN, KDGH from publishing book

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

   Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has asked the Kaduna state High Court for an order stopping the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) spokesman,  Ibrahim Musa, from publishing a book on the clash between his group  and the Nigeria Army. Barrister Edward Omaga, who spoke with journalists after filing the suit said such a publication is capable of Read More

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CISLAC, TI to unveil 2019 corruption index today

January 22, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  All is set for the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy (CISLAC), the National Chapter of Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria, to exclusively publish the 2019 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on January, 23rd , 2020.  The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) has been published annually since 1995 by Transparency International (TI).  In a press statement issued in Abuja and signed by the Executive Director of CISLAC, Read More