EFCC traces N500m Paris Debt money to Governor’s account, retrieves it

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has traced and retrieved a whopping sum of N500million found in one of Nigerian state governor’s account, thereby deepening the probe on the use of the N388.304billion Paris loan. The EFCC is probing how N19billion was illegally deducted from the London-Paris Club loan refund and how the money […]

Senator Dahiru seeks removal of Sokoto State Governor Tambuwal

The Federal High Court in Abuja will on March 10 give ruling on whether to allow or refuse an application seeking to amend an originating summon pleading for the removal of the Sokoto State governor, Malam Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, from office on the account that the primary election of the All Progressive Congress (APC) that produced […]

Osinbajo meets govs, ministers over rice, wheat production

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja   The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday presided over a meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Rice and Wheat as part of the Federal Government’s efforts aimed at enhancing food security.   Those who attended the meeting included four state governors — Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi); Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano); Badaru Abubakar […]

Corruption & Waste: 100 Aides on average serve each governor, with highest paid receiving closely N500,000 monthly – Survey

Since the current democratic dispensation in Nigeria began in 1999, opinions have been divided on its desirability, given the cost of running the system. While many Nigerians have called for a review of the system to ascertain its suitability on the ground that it is expensive, some, especially political office holders, have continued to defend […]

Corupt James Ibori to regain freedom in December

The former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori will become a free man in December, after spending half of his jail term in prisons in the United Kingdom. Ibori was jailed for money laundering offences by Southwark Crown court in 2012. But it was not clear whether he will immediately return home because of […]

Recession: How governors loot billions through security vote – Abubakar Tsav

  Recession: How governors loot billions through security vote – Abubakar Tsav — 1st October 2016 Says they divert fund to breed political thugs State governors have been accused of being largely responsible for the worsening state of insecurity in several states across the country. Giving the damning verdict in an interview with SATURDAY SUN, […]

Governor satisfied with election, in spite of minor irregularities

Governor satisfied with election, in spite of minor irregularities — 28th September 2016 (By Paul Osuyi) Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole, who describes the ongoing election as peaceful, has said that Edo people were now ready to accept and celebrate democracy.   Oshiomhole, who voted at exactly 11:16 am at Iyamho Primary School (unit 02 of […]

Nigerians knock govs, police over rising violent crimes

Our Correspondents Many Nigerians have expressed worries over the recent increase in criminal activities, especially the frequency of violent crimes across the country. They blamed state governors and the police for their inability to deal effectively with criminals. Those who spoke with our correspondents lamented that crimes such as robbery, kidnapping, militancy, and herdsmen attacks, […]

Buhari’s emergency powers bill; Outrage trails president’s plan

Balarabe Musa, lawmakers kick as Sagay, others endorse it From Fred Itua, Ndubuisi Orji, Abuja, Taiwo Amodu, Chinelo Obogo and Adewale Sanyaolu President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to present sweeping emergency economic powers bill to the National Assembly this week was yesterday met with outrage. But the proposed bill received the endorsement of the President’s All […]

After govs’ visit, 25 German firms head to Nigeria

By Levinus Nwabughiogu   Not very many people were at home with the decision taken by the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, at  its July 20, 2016 meeting held  at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Darius Dickson, Shettima , Ayade , Abubakar, Tambuwal and Umahi Usually, the NGF meeting, which always precedes […]

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