FG To Sell Discos To New Investors – Zainab Mohammed

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The federal government has commenced negotiations with operators of the Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) with a view to ceding some of their shares to accommodate new investors who would bring in more funds to increase their service delivery. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Mohammed, […]

Whistle blowing policy, potent weapon in the fight against corruption- Magu

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…Francesca Iwambe- Abuja …Says EFCC recovers N527.6m, $53.2m, £21.2m,€547,730 …Calls for collaborative efforts amongst Nigerians to curb menace Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Federal Government whistle-blowing policy has remained a potent weapon in the fight against corruption in Nigeria. Magu […]

FG financing 2017 budget with recovered funds – Buhari

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The federal government 2017 budget is being partly financed with money recovered from treasury looters, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. The affected funds, according to him, represented those without legal encumbrances. President Buhari disclosed this at the 22nd Annual Conference of Certified National Accountants under the auspices of the Association […]

Massive Shock as 21,780 Kaduna teachers fail primary four exam

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About 21,780 out of 33,000 teachers failed the primary four test administered to test their competence by the Kaduna State government. The state is therefore shopping for 25,000 new teachers as one of the plans to restore dignity and quality to education. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State unveiled the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari seeks fresh $5.5bn loan

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President Muhammadu Buhari has formally written to the Senate and the House of Representatives, to approve a loan request of $6.5 billion. According to the letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, a copy of which was read on the floor of the Red Chamber on Tuesday, the loans […]

House summons: We’ll use mechanism of law to get you, Reps tell Magu, NNPC, others

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Apparently disturbed by the deliberate refusal of acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu and other agencies of government to obey summons, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petitions, yesterday, vowed to apply the mechanism of the law to make them appear. Other agencies accused […]

‘Nigerian senators earn more than Trump, UK Prime Minister’ – Ex-Daily Times editor

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The Initiator and Chairman, Movement for Nigeria’s Total Transformation, Chief Areoye Oyebola, has berated Nigeria’s federal lawmakers for refusing to slash their “monumental salaries and allowances”. Many Nigerians have called for the downward review of the ‘outrageous’ earnings of the lawmakers given the widespread poverty in the country. Oyebola said […]

Senate probes IGP over alleged corruption, nepotism, diversion of funds

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The Senate, yesterday, set up an eight-member Adhoc Committee to investigate allegations of corruption, nepotism, and misuse of office levelled against the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, by Senator Isah Misau (APC, Bauchi Central). The committee, chaired by Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Francis Alimikhena (APC, Edo North), has […]

‘Okowa running Delta state without budget’

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The former Deputy National Chairman of Alimodu Sheriff-led faction of the People Democratic Party (PDP) who recently joined the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Dr. Cairo Ojougboh has accused the Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa of massive corruption and running a government without a formal budget passed by the state House of […]