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PRESIDENT BUHARI SET UP PROBE PANEL FOR WEAPONS PROCUREMENT SINCE 2007

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Security Adviser to convene Muhammadu-Buharian investigative committee on the procurement of hardware and munitions in the Armed Forces from 2007 till now. The investigative committee’s mandate is to identify irregularities and make recommendations for streamlining the procurement process in the Armed Forces. “The ...

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UNIDO: 60% of projects fail in Nigeria

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Project management experts in the country say the country records just about 39 per cent success in all its projects due to variations in plans, defective planning and inefficient management resulting in 60 per cent of projects failure. Project Management is an innovative management practice that tends to achieve stated ...

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Looters’ special court: Nominee-judges fail integrity test

PIC.6. FROM LEFT: CHIEF FOLAKE SOLANKE (SAN); FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER,
CHIEF ADETOKUNBO KAYODE (SAN); OYO STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, MR BAYO OJO, AND
OTHERS, AT A SPECIAL COURT SESSION IN HONOUR OF THE FORMER CHIEF JUDGE OF
OYO STATE, JUSTICE TIMOTHY AYORINDE IN IBADAN ON WEDNESDAY (14/12/11).

MAJORITY of the judges nominated for probable appointment as heads of the proposed anti-corruption specialised courts failed the integrity test being conducted by security agencies, Nigerian Tribune learnt on Sunday evening. Nigerian Tribune learnt that the major criteria are that the nominee must be a bold judge that does not ...

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LASG: Fashola spent N139m on two boreholes

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The immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, spent N139m on the drilling of two boreholes at the Lagos House, Ikeja. The project was completed by Deux Projects Limited according to a report published by the state government The report, which was part of the awarded contracts by ...

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How Ministries Are Coping Without Ministers Under Buhari

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Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated May 29, but three months later, he is yet to send names of his ministers to the Senate for screening and confirmation. In the meantime, while defending the delay in the submission of the list of ministerial nominees to the Senate by the President, his Special ...

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Untold Stories of Buhari’s Anti-corruption Strategists

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Itse Sagay: Outspoken Anti-Corruption Campaigner Here is what Professor Itse Sagay said in a press interview about the people that have led Nigeria since independence: “It was all about service. All about integrity. All about honour. But after the military came in, everything changed…We blame the military, and they deserve ...

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Buhari to set up special courts for looters

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The Federal Government has begun moves to establish special courts to try corruption-related cases as part of the efforts to fight graft in the country. Saturday PUNCH’s investigations on Friday revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was opting for a comprehensive onslaught against the problem of corruption in the country. It ...

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At Last, Buhari SCRAPS ‘Office of the First Lady’

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The presidency has said that official portfolio was yet to be assigned to Aisha, the wife of president Muhmmadu Buhari, overruling what hitherto was known as “First Lady’s office”. Apparently renaming it “Office of the Wife of the President”, the presidency, however stated that Mrs. Buhari would, for now, be ...

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Probe clears Mexican president in mansion scandal

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Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto and his finance minister have been cleared of conflict of interest charges after a six month investigation into their purchase of luxury homes from government contractors, the government said Friday. Virgilio Andrade, the minister for public administration, said no conflict of interest was found to ...

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Nigeria’s Anti-corruption Drive Claims Customs Chief

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The head of Nigeria’s customs service resigned earlier this week, the latest high-level official to resign or be fired in the wake of the new president’s push against corruption. Dikko Abdullahi is the latest government official to leave since President Muhammadu Buhari took office last May with a pledge to ...

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BREAKING: BUHARI SUSPENDS IMMIGRATION CG,DAVID PARRADANG

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President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, David Parradang. Mr. Parradang was asked to immediately proceed on suspension Friday while the service’s deputy comptroller general, Martin Abeshi, takes over, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. It was not immediately clear why Mr. Parradang was ...

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Why I’ll Forever Remain Grateful To Abacha – Fayose

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Governor Ayodele Fayose has expressed gratitude to the late military Head of State, General Sani Abacha, for having the wisdom to create Ekiti State. Ekiti, declared a state on October 1, 1996 by the late military dictator, was carved out of the old Ondo State. According to Fayose, “Abacha could ...

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Buhari Fires DG Of Budget Office, Announces Replacement

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday sacked the Director General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Bright Okogu. The reason for his removal remains unclear at press time. A statement from the Director of Press and Public Relations at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Marcshall Gundu, said President Buhari also ...

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Buhari Appoints Fowler New Head Of FIRS

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Dr. William Babatunde Fowler as the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). This was announced in a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina. According to the statement, Fowler will serve in acting ...

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Probe Fashola, Tinubu now, Bode George tells Buhari

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A former National Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to take his anti-corruption war to the next level by probing the last two governors of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN). George said in a statement that ...

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‘My legacy is being destroyed in Ekiti’

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Former Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi spoke with Group Political Editor EMMANUEL OLADESU on his legacies, the crisis in the Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) and people’s expectations about the Buhari Administration. What efforts are leaders making to resolve the division in the Ekiti APC? I don’t see what ...

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PDP chief: Anyim tricked Jonathan to sign N1.2b deal

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Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Anyim Pius Anyim unilaterally acquired the multi-billion-dollar Centenary City on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief alleged yesterday. PDP’s National Vice Chairman (Southsouth zone) Dr. Cairo Ojougboh said he was ready to face the ...

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