APC Group Lauds Buhari’s Fight Against Corruption

By Godwin Amunde A voluntary think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said the President Muhammad Buhari-led administration assumed office in 2015 with the fight against corruption as one of its priorities while building on the President’s lifelong reputation for integrity and incorruptibility. The group also revealed that since 2015, the Buhari-led administration has spearheaded several reforms in line with the commitment to freeing the country from the clutches of corruption, which has stunted sustainable growth and development, and undermined the country and its citizens in many ways.…

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Audit report: NNPC failed to remit N3.88tr from crude oil sales in 2015 – Senate

…Directs oil firm, NPA, BPE, 56 others to refund N300bn The Senate, yesterday, decried the abuse of public office by heads of Ministries, Department and Agencies, (MDAs), particularly the Federal Government revenue generating agencies. It, therefore, directed 59 of the agencies to return over N300 billion allegedly misappropriated into the Federation Account. The Upper Chamber also ordered that the funds spent without authorisation between 2013–2015 be remitted to the Treasury within 60 days.  The Senate resolutions were sequel to the consideration of the report of the Committee on Public Accounts…

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Delta variant: Buhari flouts Covid-19 regulations, removes mask in public

Just a few days after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed a case of Delta Covid-19 variant in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday evening removed his protective mask in public, thereby flouting the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection Regulations (2021) he signed in January. The President had on Tuesday evening attended a dinner with members of the National Assembly, held at the State House Conference Centre, Abuja. Photos of the event posted by the Personal Assistant to President on Broadcast Media, Buhari Sallau, showed that the President arrived at…

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EFCC launches mobile app for reporting financial crimes

Nigeria’s Anti-Graft Agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a Mobile App, “Eagle Eye,” designed to ease the process of reporting economic and financial crimes in the country. The Executive Chairman of the EFCC, AbdulRasheed Bawa, described the application, being the first of its kind by any law enforcement agency in Nigeria, as a product of ingenuity that was conceived, designed and developed by the Commission. According to him, the initiative is a clear demonstration of his pledge on the assumption of office, to run an agency…

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“It’s time to defend ourselves” – Southern Kaduna Youths

The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, (SOKAPU), National Youth leader, Comrade John Isaac, has condemned in strong terms the mindless attacks ongoing in Atyapland by suspected Fulani militia. He lamented that governments, at both State and Federal levels, have woefully failed to put an end to the mindless attacks, killings and destruction of property. Isaac, reacting to the ongoing destruction of lives and property, in a statement, urged all sons and daughters across Southern Kaduna in the face of the killings to defend themselves in the proportionate ways and manners their…

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“Saraki is blocking us from probing him” – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the action of the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been hindering the agency from probing him. The EFCC Counsel, Chile Okoronkwo, made this known to Justice Anwuli Chikere when the fundamental rights enforcement suits filed by the immediate-past senate president were mentioned in the court. Recall that the EFCC had, in 2019, said it would probe Saraki’s earnings between 2003 and 2011 when he was governor of Kwara. The commission was reported to…

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Supreme Court stops FG from ceding 17 oil wells to Imo

The Supreme Court has granted an injunction restraining the Federal Government and its agencies from ceding 17 oil wells, located at Akri and Mbede communities of Rivers State to Imo State, pending the determination of the suit brought before it by the Rivers State government. In a chamber ruling, the Supreme Court restrained the Attorney-General of the Federation, (AGF), and the Attorney-General of Imo State from taking further action on the ownership of the two oil wells till the disputes surrounding them were resolved. The apex court also barred the…

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Covid-19: UNILAG asks students to vacate campus indefinitely

…Reverts to online classes The management of the University of Lagos, (UNILAG), has asked students of the institution to vacate their halls of residence indefinitely on or before 12:pm today, Thursday, to avoid the spread of the Covid-19 infection in the campus, as more students have tested positive to the infection. This decision was reached at an emergency meeting held by the University Senate, yesterday. According to an issued statement, students have been assured that lectures scheduled for the rest of the semester will be delivered virtually, with effect from…

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‘Over 1million  electricity consumers have received prepaid meters’ – NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, (NERC), says 1,092,399 customers have been metered by electricity distribution companies (DisCos) under the Meter Asset Provider (MAP) scheme and the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP). The agency disclosed this in its reply to a Freedom of Information, (FOI), application by an electricity consumer group that requested data on the number of meters distributed by the DisCos under both programmes. The All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum (AECPF) had asked NERC to provide data on the number of meters distributed so far by the DisCos under…

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