Monthly Archives: May 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki Is ‘Mr. Corruption Personified’ – Niyi Osundare

Niyi Osundare, Nigeria’s international award-winning literary icon, on Sunday dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki as “Mr. Corruption personified”. The English language professor spoke to SaharaReporters...

Bringing Nigeria’s corrupt fugitives to justice

Many Nigerian fugitives holed up abroad may be forced home soon as the Federal Government seeks to extradite no fewer than 311 of them...

Alleged N1.1bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-FCT minister’s son

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday rearraigned Shamsudeen Bala-Mohammed, a son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Bala...

Jega, NLC president hail ex-ASUU boss, Fasina, at 70

The immediate past Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has called on Nigerian youths to emulate a former President of...

Court hears Jonathan cousin’s suit against EFCC July 5

The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned till July 5 for hearing in a fundamental rights enforcement suit filed against the Economic and...

EFCC seizes second property from Jonathan’s godson

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized another property from George Turnah, a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan. The property, which is located...

Obey court orders on Dasuki, El-Zakzaky, Sagay tells FG

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has asked the Federal Government to obey court orders regarding the detention of...

Osinbajo signs Acts to ease MSMEs’ access to credit

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday signed into law two Acts of Parliament that had earlier been passed by the National Assembly. According to a...

Democracy Day: Buhari administration has done well, says Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday took stock of the two years of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration and declared that positives results...

EFCC, bank auditors unite against fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria have agreed to strengthen collaborations in the...

DSS hands over 82 Chibok girls to Women ministry today

The 82 Chibok girls rescued by the Federal Government four weeks ago will on Tuesday (today), be handed over to the Federal Ministry of...

NBA asks FG to stop probe of judges, faults anti-graft strategy

The Nigerian Bar Association, on Monday, faulted the Federal Government’s anti-corruption strategy, and called for the immediate termination of the investigation of judges that...

Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War Has Recorded Unprecedented Successes – CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has hailed the anti-corruption war of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, saying it has achieved unprecedented...

Seized Ikoyi N13bn belongs to Rivers, Wike insists

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has insisted that the state government will get back the N13bn recovered in an apartment in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi,...

Osinbajo appoints new chairmen for PENCOM, BoI

​The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has approved fresh appointments into some Federal Government parastatals, agencies and commissions. The new appointments were contained in a...

Increase minimum wage, NLC tells FG

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has called for concerted efforts by all Nigerians to build a strong economy as a means of sustaining...

Two years of Buhari: Business community groans, hopeful

As the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari clocks two years on May 29, 2017, investigation by Nigerian NewsDirect revealed that business communities are groaning...

We Score Buhari/Osinbajo High On Corruption Fight And Security But Low On Economy, Says...

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done tremendously well on the fight against corruption and security but performed poorly when it comes to...

INEC Loses Institute D.G As CACOL, CDHR Others Mourn

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL mourns the passage of Comrade Abubakar Momoh; a Professor of Political Science,who until his death was...

CACOL MOURNS THE DEMISE OF PROFESSOR ABUBAKAR MOMOH, DIRECTOR GENERAL, ELECTORAL INSTITUTE OF INEC

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL mourns the passage of Comrade Abubakar Momoh; a Professor of Political Science, a quintessential revolutionary, a teacher of teachers,...

Buhari has stopped pension fraud –Presidency

The Presidency on Saturday said the government of President Muhammadu Buhari has brought an end to pension  fraud in Nigeria. This was contained in a...

Osinbajo meets Trump at G7 summit, calls for good governance

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday expressed confidence in the ability of African youths to drive the continent’s social and economic development. He said...

Confront the Increase in Cost of Basic Needs of Life; CACOL Tells FG

Mr. Debo Adeniran, Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOLon the occasion of the 2-year anniversary of the President Muhammadu-led Federal...

CACOL urges PMB to sack Fashola

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, (CACOL) has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde...

Nigeria depends on your labour, Osinbajo tells corps members

The acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that Nigeria depends greatly on the labour of members of the National Youth Service Corps, who...

EFCC takes over Jonathan’s godson’s buildings

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have taken possession of buildings belonging to Mr. George Turner, a businessman and a godson of...

Knocks, Kudos for Buhari’s govt @2

It was a mixed bag of knocks and kudos as socio-cultural organisations such as the Arewa Consultative Forum, Ohaneze Ndigbo and Afenifere gave a...

Unemployed graduates angry, ask Osinbajo to reverse secret recruitments

Unemployed graduates in the country have expressed anger and disappointment with the secret recruitments carried out by government agencies since the All Progressives Congress...

2 YEARS WITH BUHARI ON THE SADDLE: NIGERIA MAKES UNPRECEDENTED GAINS IN ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR,...

PRESS STATEMENT   2 YEARS WITH BUHARI ON THE SADDLE: NIGERIA MAKES UNPRECEDENTED GAINS IN ANTI-CORRUPTION WAR, REDUCES INSECURITY, AND FORGES ON IN SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT -...

Lagos FHC orders Ubah’s release, Abuja court extends his detention

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services to file a criminal charge against the Managing Director of...

Jonathan’s godson forfeits mansion, others to FG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a mansion and some other properties allegedly traced to a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan...

Nothing can stop Nigeria’s greatness, Osinbajo tells corpers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said nothing can stop Nigeria from becoming a great nation with the support of Nigerians, especially the youths. He said...

Ngwuta: Court orders recovered money deposited in CBN

The Federal Government on Thursday tendered before a Federal High Court in Abuja nine bags and boxes filled with local and foreign currencies, which...

NEC accuses Jonathan of sharing ecological fund to PDP states

The National Economic Council at its monthly meeting, on Thursday, accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of alleged discriminatory sharing of the Ecological Fund to...

Court grants ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu, request to travel abroad

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted leave to a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Andrew Yakubu,...

Court remands Jonathan’s godson in prison for N3bn fraud

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has remanded a godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan in prison for his alleged role in...

FG okays 29-member panel on N56,000 minimum wage demand

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved a 29-member tripartite committee on a new minimum wage being clamoured for by the workers. The Minister of Labour...

Army panel secretly quizzing more officers over alleged coup plot

The Defence Headquarters, Abuja, on Wednesday, finally opened up on the rumours of a coup plot in the country, saying the military was committed...

Buhari’s performance in two years too poor– Report

As the first two years of the President Muhammadu Buhari-administration winds down this month, only four per cent of the 171 promises made to...

Nigeria’s debt to climb to 24.1% of GDP by 2018 – IMF

Nigeria’s indebtedness will climb to 24.1 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product by 2018, the International Monetary Fund has said. The IMF, which stated...
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