Monthly Archives: July 2017

LAWMAKERS SNUBBING EFCC INVITATION SHOULD BE ARRESTED – CACOL

July 31, 2017   PRESS RELEASE       Taking a position akin to that recently put forward by Professor Itse Sagay, SAN, Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC...

Julius Berger suspends work on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing said on Sunday that Julius Berger Nigeria Plc had finally suspended work on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway...

SERAP drags Dogara to UN over bill to crackdown on CSOs

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has sent an appeal to three UN Special Rapporteurs over the National Assembly’s plan to establish a commission...

Reps grumble as delivery of N6.1bn exotic cars stalls

Members of the House of Representatives are enraged after the lawmakers could not take delivery of exotic cars worth about N6.1bn as official vehicles...

Budget row: Fashola apologies to reps panel

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Friday, apologised to members of the National Assembly over his comments, following his...

$115m Diezani bribe: EFCC didn’t notify police, FRSC about indictments

There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission did not formally inform the police and the Federal Road Safety Corps about...

Poverty, illiteracy force Nigerian women into trafficking –Aisha Buhari

The wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has said many Nigerian women fall victim to human trafficking due to poverty and illiteracy. She urged...

N8.94bn debt: Contractor suspends work on Lagos-lbadan Expressway

The contractor handling the reconstruction and expansion works on the Lagos-Ibadan dual carriageway, Section II, along Shagamu-Ibadan, with Contract No. 6205, has suspended further...

Magu accuses banks of aiding looters

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has accused banks of creating a friendly atmosphere for looters to...

Senate okays $750m foreign loans for Ogun, Kaduna, Enugu, others

The Senate, on Thursday, approved external loans for 10 states totalling $750m for the purpose of financing various projects across the country. The benefitting states...

Reps support Senate, reject power devolution, okay LG autonomy

Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted on new amendments proposed to the 1999 Constitution. The House took largely the same position as...

How FG, govs shield indicted judges from sanctions, prosecution

NO fewer than six judges, kicked out of office in 2016 and another one since 2011, have escaped full sanctions due to the failure...

BREAKING: FG to present 2018 budget to NASS in October

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would send the 2018 budget to the National Assembly at the beginning of October this year. The Minister...

N3.97bn fraud: Absence of prosecution counsel stalls Badeh’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the case of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, until Oct. 23 for continuation of...

NEMA refutes Reps allegation on N13bn expenses

The National Emergency Management Agency on Wednesday refuted claims by the House of Representatives that the agency recently spent a colossal sum of N13bn...

Osun govt not owing workers —Aregbesola

Governor Rauf  Aregbesola of  Osun  says he is not owing civil servants  salaries. Aregbesola said this on Wednesday in Osogbo at a symposium organised by...

Reps reject NHIS’ 2017 budget over ES suspension

The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected the 2017 budgetary proposals of the National Health Insurance Scheme over the raging crisis on the suspension...

EFCC, FIRS, shun Reps’ panel on Patience Jonathan’s allegations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Federal Inland Revenue Service on Wednesday failed to appear before a committee of the House of...

Senate seeks immunity for members, rejects power devolution

The Senate, on Wednesday, voted on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution during which the lawmakers rejected devolution of power to the states. At...

EFCC recovers N329bn from Mobil, Oando, Conoil, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says its Kano Office has recovered N328,988,296,990.62 from nine major oil marketers across the country. The marketers include Conoil...

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...
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