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Oshiomole: Those against Buhari’s anti-corruption war benefited from the dollars stolen under Jonathan

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Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole yesterday said that those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade were those who benefited massively from the loot of former president, Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. He insisted that critics will not deter Buhari in his fight against corruption. Oshiomhole stated this in Kaduna while addressing the ...

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Rivers tribunal: 16 senators, Reps petition Buhari

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Sixteen senators and members of the House of Representatives from Rivers State on Tuesday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged interferences by security agencies in the hearing of cases before the state election petition tribunal. The lawmakers singled out the “State Security Services” and the “Nigerian Army” as security agencies ...

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Beg Tinubu, Fani-Kayode tells Fashola

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A former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, has advised the immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to go and make peace with his former boss, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Fashola, who has been in the news for spending N78.3m of taxpayers’ money on a personal website, www.tundefashola.com, ...

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LASG removes Fashola’s budget spending from website

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The Lagos State Government has removed the list of contracts awarded under the administration of former Governor Babatunde Fashola. The list which was published on the website of the state’s Public Procurement Agency, www.lagosppa.gov.ng, stated that Fashola’s administration spent N78.3m on his personal website, www.tundefashola.com, in 2014. The list further ...

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Spotlight on Wike’s endless search for prayers

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THERE is no doubt that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has portrayed himself in recent times as a governor that believes so much in prayers as there is hardly any Sunday that the Ikwerre-born politician is not seen among congregations of different Christian denominations. Ordinarily, clerics would not have ...

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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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