Where does Zulum get projects’ money from?

June 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri, a state so recklessly destroyed by the Boko Haram insurgents and illegal activities of some other criminal elements. Borno has been virtually on its knees for over a decade since Boko Haram insurgents commenced a carnage in the state and beyond. Indeed, the quantum of destruction inflicted on the state by the Read More

Why Shitu Galambi’s detractors will fail

June 17, 2021 Usman Usman 0

It is apity that some elements among the good people of Jigawa state who want nothing for the state are spreading falsehood in the state. In their malicious of propaganda, they said the All Progressives Congress supporters publicly displayed guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons in Jigawa state during the by-election into the House of Representatives. They claimed that the Read More

Oyegun to Buhari, APC: Address agitations for restructuring, secession

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief John Oyegun, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party to quickly address the agitations for restructuring and even those calling for separation. The former Edo state governor said APC as the government of the federation, “must not give the impression that only military governments can Read More

Oyetola emerges Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020

June 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governor of The State of Osun, Adegboyega Oyetola, was on Thursday named the Blueprint Newspaper’s Governor of the Year 2020. The Governor was presented with the award by the Estu Nupe, who doubled as the Royal Father of Day on the occasion, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar, at the Blueprint Impact Series Awards, held in Abuja. This is coming barely seven days Read More

DPR, NEITI agree on deepening contract transparency, beneficial ownership implementation

June 1, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) have agreed to work together to deepen implementation of Contract Transparency and Beneficial ownership disclosures. A statement by Head, Communications and Advocacy, NEITI, Obiageli Onuorah, noted that the commitments will enable Nigeria meet the compliance standards required in the implementation of beneficial ownership disclosure, contract transparency, Read More

Osun APC chieftains at war over formation of splinter group

May 26, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The former acting Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Osun state, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi and the Acting Secretary of ‘Igbimo Agba’ (APC Elders Caucus), Hon Akinremi Omolaoye, have disagreed over the legality of a splinter group formed within the party, The Osun Progressives (TOP).  The TOP, a political group believed to be loyal to former Governor Rauf Aregbesola, was Read More

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AbdulRazaq: Two years of reasserting Kwara’s leadership

May 26, 2021 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

One interesting takeaway from the American presidential democracy is the undying culture of people marking the milestones of their elected leaders — like the first 100 days, first year anniversary, and a lot more. Members of the public, and especially the media, take such opportunity to benchmark administrations against the past, as well as set agenda for the future. Some Read More

CSO condemns bill seeking to scrap NYSC

May 26, 2021 Editor 0

The bill to amend the 1999 constitution to discontinue the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme is an evil plot against Nigerian youths and not in the interest of the nation, a civil society group has said. Kicking against the move, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) said the purveyors of conflict and agents of destabilisation are Read More

CTA condemns attacks on INEC offices, rallies stakeholders for support

May 25, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has condemned the recent spate of attacks on the South-east offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), warning that if not checked such might have devastating effects on future elections. CTA said the coordinated attacks in recent times have affected three states in the South-east in particular. In a statement signed Tuesday in Read More

Group decries plot to ‘blackmail’ Buratai, other ex-service chiefs

May 21, 2021 Editor 0

The Nigeria First movement has said a grand plot is underway to blackmail the immediate past Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), and other recently retired service chiefs. According to the group, a well-orchestrated campaign of calumny is already in motion with a report aimed to denigrate their personalities and incredible track record while in service Read More

Pam’s transformational leadership at NCPC and matters arising

May 21, 2021 Steven Onwu 0

Purposeful leadership can do wonders. It can turn things around in a twinkle of an eye. And it can make tedious tasks seem simple. The aforementioned aptly describes the Yakubu Pam adventure in the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission since he assumed leadership some months ago. I have been a fan of Rev Yakubu Pam for his numerous contributions to the Read More

FGN, PSIN partner on strengthening fiscal transparency in states

May 18, 2021 David Agba 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Public Service Institute of Nigeria (PSIN) are to partner on strengthening fiscal transparency and accountability in the states under the FGN/World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme for Results. The SFTAS National Programme Coordinator, Mr. Stephen Okon stated this Tuesday in Abuja at a 4-day Pilot Workshop for Curriculum Development Read More

Southern Governors: APC chieftain Okechukwu appeals for caution, canvasses dual restructuring

May 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has called on Nigerians to look beyond the frenzy of restructuring as canvassed by the Southern Governors summit in Asaba Delta state, recently. Okechukwu, a chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), warned that conceding more powers to the Governors would put the country’s democracy grave danger. In a statement Read More

Corruption in NPA, NDDC: APC dismisses PDP’s call for Ameachi’s sack

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call by the call to sack the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Ameachi by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the alleged corruption in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The ruling party, however described as a “routine administrative probe” the scandal rocking the NPA. In a statement signed Tuesday in Abuja by Read More

Foreign Stocks: SEC to register, monitor brokers to ensure transparency

May 10, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has said it would register and actively monitor brokers selling stocks for foreign companies. The Executive Commissioner Operations of the SEC, Mr. Dayo Obisan, who disclosed this weekend during an interview with Bloomberg, said the move is in furtherance of its mandate of ensuring investor protection and market transparency especially for retail investors. Obisan Read More

Lagos 2023: INEC creates 4,861 new polling units

May 10, 2021 Temitope Musowo 0

As part of its preparation for the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has created 4861 new polling units in Lagos state, with Alimosho local government having the highest number of new polling units of 1545 and followed by Kosofe local government with 899 new polling units. This was disclosed by the Residents Electoral Commission (REC) in Read More

2023: CTA lauds INEC for creating gender and inclusive department

April 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA) has welcomed the re-organisation carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) especially with the creation of the new Gender and Inclusivity Department (GID) that hitherto operated as a Unit in the Commission.  In a statement signed Monday in Abuja by CTA’s Executive Director, Faith Ossai Nwadishi, said her organisation was poised to Read More

Okoba death: Autopsy gives Police clean bill of health

April 22, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Bayelsa State Government has received the report of the panel set up last month to unravel the cause of the death of one Mr Samuel Okoba from Ovom community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state. The report was presented to the Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo in Government House, Yenagoa on Thursday by the Vice Chancellor of Read More

PDP members benefiting more from Buhari’s govt – Okechukwu

April 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) Osita Okechukwu, has said that members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have majorly benefited from President Muhammadu Buhari’s continuity trademark. The President promised continuty on his return from medical check up which the opposition PDP frowned at. But in a statement he Read More

NAICOM tasks MDAs on insurance patronage

April 15, 2021 David Agba with agencies 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has implored federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to assist the industry to drive enforcement of compulsory insurance schemes in the country. The Commissioner for Insurance, Sunday Thomas, at a sensitisation workshop for insurance desk officers of MDAs on the insurance of FG’s assets and liabilities in Abuja explained that it has become important to Read More

Group partners Enugu on COVID-19 funds, donations, interventions

April 7, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

In a bid to ensure transparency and accountability around government funds, donations and interventions towards combating COVID-19 in Enugu state, a non-governmental organisation, Connected Development (CODE) in partnership with OXFAM Nigeria has carried out a two-day advocacy visit to relevant MDAs in the state. The non-governmental organization, led by Dr Onyekachi Onuoha of CODE, had explained that the purpose of Read More

NPHCDA, COVID -19 and the fall of anti-vaxxers

April 5, 2021 Pine Oralu 0

The coronavirus pandemic indeed brought the world to its knees, with various countries imposing lockdown in the bid to stop the further spread of the virus. Consequently, efforts were deployed towards developing a vaccine that would halt the further spread of the novel coronavirus. In Nigeria, it was not any different as the country was also in lockdown. The government Read More