Yearly Archives: 2017

N30bn debt hinders completion of East-West Road –FG

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Uguru Usani, has expressed doubt over the completion of the East-West Road by 2019, saying a huge...

Diezani’s lawyer blocked us from interrogating her in UK –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its investigative team has not been allowed to meet with the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources,...

Seized $5.9m: New judges take over Patience Jonathan’s case

A new panel of Appeal Court Justices has been assigned to hear the appeal filed by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience,...

September 19, 2017   PRESS RELEASE   ORDER FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF SPECIAL COURTS FOR CORRUPTION CASES; CACOL COMMENDS CJN   Mr. Debo Adeniran, the Executive Chairman of the Centre...

Buhari government must reboot economy

RECENT developments portend scant optimism for Nigeria achieving significant economic recovery very soon. A report of second quarter growth of 0.55 per cent, reversing...

Alison-Madueke, systemic rot and the NNPC

TORRID tales of massive looting perpetrated through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the stupendous wealth allegedly accumulated by Diezani Alison-Madueke have gripped a...

Northern govs visit S’East, move to stop reprisals, commend Ikpeazu, others

A high-powered delegation of the Northern Governors’ Forum, on Monday, visited the South-East states and Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, with a message...

Create special courts for corruption, financial crimes, CJN orders CJs

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Monday directed heads of various courts in the country to create special courts for corruption...

ASUU suspends 36-day-old strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has suspended its strike after a final four-hour meeting with the Federal Government delegation, which ended around 9pm...

Treasury looters, disgruntled politicians sponsoring IPOB –FG

The Federal Government has said politically-disgruntled individuals and treasury looters are sponsoring secession agitators, the Indigenous People of Biafra, to destabilise the country. It noted...

Group Asks Buhari to Sack Fashola, Others for Non-Performance

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power Works and Housing Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), a community-based and civil society organisation has called on President...

CACOL Condemns Attack On SaharaReporters’ Sympathizers By Saraki’s Thugs At Ilorin High Court

Anti-graft organization, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has condemned the assault on sympathizers of the online news portal, SaharaReporters, by thugs working...

CACOL Condemns Attack On Sympathizers Of Sahara Reporters in Ilorin

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has condemned the violence unleashed by suspected thugs and hirelings of Senator Bukola Saraki on sympathizers...

EFCC, AGF rift denting Buhari’s anti-graft war

A rift between two top government institutions is threatening to sink President Muhammadu Buhari’s crusade against corruption. Specifically, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

EFCC seizes 14 properties traced to ex-FCT minister Mohammed, son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has seized14 properties located in “choice areas” of Abuja traced to the immediate past Minister of...

Saraki vs Sowore: Woman stripped, journalists attacked in court clash

There was pandemonium on Thursday on the premises of the Kwara State High Court  in Ilorin, the state capital, during the resumed hearing of...

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has condemned the violence unleashed by...

September 14, 2017   PRESS RELEASE   CACOL CONDEMNS ATTACK ON SYMPATHIZERS OF SAHARA REPORTERS AT ILORIN HIGH COURT   The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has condemned...

CACOL, BRK ADD VOICE TO CALL FOR PARDON FOR BRIG. GEN. ENITAN RANSOME-KUTI AND...

September 14, 2017   PRESS RELEASE       The Beko Rights Klub, BRK and the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL have added their voices to the appeal...

N’Assembly postpones resumption

The National Assembly has postponed its resumption from its annual recess by one week. The lawmakers, who were to resume on September 19, will now...

Melaye appeals against judgment recall process

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Wednesday filed before the Court of Appeal in Abuja an eight-ground notice of appeal challenging...

Health workers to begin indefinite strike on Sept. 20

The Joint Health Sector Union has directed its members to proceed on an indefinite strike with effect from September 20, 2017 if the Federal...

Deployment of soldiers in Kanu’s house illegal – Falana

A human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Wednesday, described as illegal, the alleged deployment of soldiers in the family house of the...

IG raises squad to tackle money-for-bail cops

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has deployed the X-Squad to arrest and detain policemen, who extort members of the public before releasing suspects...

CJN urges judiciary to back anti-graft war

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Wednesday urged stakeholders in the judiciary arm of government to key into the anti-corruption war...

Exit from recession’ll help bring down interest rate, inflation – Emefiele

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, on Wednesday said that the improvement in economic performance, which was confirmed by...

Buhari didn’t rebuke us over Paris Club funds — Govs

Contrary to reports, state governors said in Abuja on Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari did not rebuke them on the handling of the money...

AN URGENT CALL ON PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE FEDERAL CABINET...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017     His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.     Your Excellency,       Our organization, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open...

Retired soldiers protest unpaid pensions in Abuja

Military pensioners, on Wednesday, held a peaceful protest at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance to demand the payment of their pension arrears. The...

BREAKING: Resident doctors suspend nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday suspended its 10-day nationwide strike. NARD on Monday, September 4, embarked on an indefinite strike to protest poor...

FG orders probe of ex-JAMB, NIMASA’s heads

The Federal Government has ordered the probe of past heads of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety...

Centenary city: Court refuses to quash Anyim, others’ indictment

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed a suit seeking an order to quash the House of Representatives’ report which indicted the...

Court okays Melaye’s recall process, senator fumes

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the suit filed by the senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of...

No place for corruption in judiciary, says CJN, NJI

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute, Justice Rosaline Bozimo, (retd), on Monday urged the...

Paris Club refund: Pay pensioners, workers, Buhari urges govs

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, met with the members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers, decrying the way the Paris Club loan refund...

FG, states need N700bn monthly for salaries, debt servicing – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that a minimum amount of N700bn must be generated and shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee monthly...

FG engaging foreign partners to tackle flooding – Minister

The Minister for Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, has said the Federal Government is working in partnership with international agencies and foreign countries to tackle flooding...
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