Monthly Archives: July 2017

Executive, N’Assembly shouldn’t waste time on conflicts – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has warned that the tenured positions in the executive and legislature must not be wasted on conflicts and division. He noted...

FG alleges plot by fraudsters to discredit Sagay panel

The Federal Government has raised the alarm over an orchestrated plot to discredit the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption and by extension, the government’s...

High-profile fraud cases: EFCC, ICPC not cooperating with AGF, says aide

The Special Assistant to the President on Prosecutions, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, on Tuesday, alleged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent...

How Diezani lavished $100m on furniture, artworks — US

The United States of America has given the details of how a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly laundered about $144m,...

Budget row: Fashola faces Reps’ panel Friday

The panel of the House of Representatives to investigate the altercation between the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) and...

Constitution review’ll give states more power – Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said the ongoing amendments to the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly will give  more powers to state...

N1.1bn subsidy fraud: Arisekola’s son opens defence

Abdullahi Alao, son of the late Ibadan business mogul, Arisekola Alao, standing trial in a N1.1bn subsidy fraud case, on Monday opened his defence. The...

Reps seek seven-year jail term for money launderers

The House of Representatives has proposed tougher measures against money laundering, including a prison term of seven years and a fine of “not less...

Delta group protests Okowa’s N13.6bn proposed secretariat

The plans by the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, to build a new state secretariat, estimated to cost about N13.6bn, has attracted severe...

N243bn refund: Labour directs chapters to monitor state govts

The Nigeria Labour Congress is putting in place strategies to monitor the disbursement of N243.9bn, which is the second tranche of the Paris Club...

Alleged N13.6bn diversion: Court freezes ex-COAS Minimah’s accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has accused a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah (retd.), and a company, Stoke Synergy Nigeria...

Buhari: Coalition asks FEC to write N’Assembly, demands medical panel

A group of Nigerians, under the aegis of Coalition of Concerned Nigerians, has asked the Federal Executive Council to write the National Assembly to...

CACOL CREATES #CacolElectionSituationRoom, REVEAL PLANS TO OBSERVE LAGOS LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS

July 21, 2017   PRESS RELEASE     The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL as one of its activities in observing the Lagos State Local government elections...

EFCC seals ex-NDDC director’s mansion over N3bn alleged scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has sealed a mansion allegedly belonging to a former Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Niger Delta Development Commission,...

Senate okays five-year jail term for false whistle-blowers

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Whistle-Blowers Protection Bill, which recommends a five-year jail term or N10m fine against persons who raise false alarm...

Sagay slams Reps for asking minister to reinstate NHIS boss

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has lambasted the House of Representatives for asking the Minister of Health, Prof....

Nigeria’s debt rose by N4.76tn in 2016 – DMO

Nigeria total debt rose by N4.76tn in 2016, the Debt Management Office has disclosed. The DMO disclosed this in its 2016 Annual Report and Statement...

Full details of Paris club payment released

Ekiti gets N4.7bn, Abia N5.7bn as another tranche of Paris Club loan refund is released The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has called...

Why FG must intervene in current strike by Corporate Affairs Commission staff – CACOL

By Chijioke Jannah on July 18, 2017 The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has called on the Federal Government to immediately intervene in...

All corrupt politicians must be brought to book – Sheriff

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has said he would collaborate with global anti-corruption networks to bring all...

UPDATED: Court orders seizure of Diezani’s Banana Island house, funds

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of a property at Banana Island, Lagos bought for $37.5m in 2013...

KEEP TRACK OF PARIS CLUB REFUND PAID TO STATES, CACOL TELLS FG

July 19, 2017   PRESS RELEASE   Again, the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has call on the Federal Government, FG to keep track of the...

CAC Workers Strike: CACOL Calls On FG To Intervene

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has called on the Federal Government to immediately intervene in the ongoing strike by workers of...

Why FG must intervene in current strike by Corporate Affairs Commission staff – CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has called on the Federal Government to immediately intervene in the ongoing strike by workers of...

Workers’ strike cripples operations at CAC

Staff of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on Tuesday embarked on an industrial action over non-payment of allowances. The workers on the platform of Amalgamated...

FG commits N3bn to OAU agric project

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria  will contribute N3bn to the proposed ...

Aregbesola confirms receipt of N6.314bn Paris Club refund

Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, has confirmed the receipt of N6.314bn as the second tranche of Paris Club loan refund. The governor disclosed this...

NHIS boss’ suspension: Health minister to appear before Reps July 27

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives on July 27 over his decision to...

NHIS boss ran agency like his private enterprise — HMCAN

The National Publicity Secretary, Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria, Mr. Lekan Ewenla, has said that the suspended National Health Insurance Scheme boss,...

N5.1bn fraud: Court rejects Jonathan’s aide bid to travel abroad

A vacation judge sitting at the Federal High Court in Lagos, Justice Chuka Obiozor, on Tuesday refused to entertain an application by a former...

Paris Club refund: States get N243.7bn

The Federal Government has released N243.79bn as the second tranche of   Paris Club Refund to the 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory. The...

Prove pension allegation or get sued, Fayemi tells SERAP

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has threatened to sue the Social-Economic Rights Accountability Project if it fails to prove...

CJ assigns suit on Buhari’s health to judge

A suit seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja compelling the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to appoint a medical panel...

Budget: Reps decry duplication of projects by MDAs

The House of Representatives has decried Ministries Departments and Agencies’ duplication of projects funded by international donors in their budgetary proposals. The Chairman, House Committee...

Court remands ex-Jigawa gov, Saminu Turaki, in prison

Barely five days after a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama, Abuja, granted bail to a former Governor of Jigawa State, Saminu...

STRIKE ACTION BY AUPCTRE: CACOL CALL FOR FG’S IMMEDIATE ACTION

July 18, 2017       PRESS RELEASE     The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has called on the Federal Government to immediately wade into the situation that...

BREAKING: CAC workers begin strike

Business activities were on Tuesday paralysed at the headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission following an industrial action by members of staff of the...

BREAKING: CAC workers begin strike

Business activities were on Tuesday paralysed at the headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission following an industrial action by members of staff of the...

Court orders seizure of hotel allegedly built with N53.7m fraud money

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of Victoria East Park Hotel and Suites located along Igbogbo-Mayegun Road, Ikorodu, Lagos,...

Nigeria loses N7tn yearly to maritime insecurity, leakages – Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, said on Monday that Nigeria is losing N7tn annually to maritime insecurity and other...
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