FCT Minister reads riot act to directors, ’no more arbitrary imprest’

In a move to cut cost and entrench accountability, the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Mohammed Bello, has come told directors and heads of units that no more flouting of the Annual General Imprest Warrant by officers of the administration. 

He specifically warned that no more a [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

Abuja motor parks at yuletide: How safe?

As the yuletide sets in, the security of travellers at several bus terminals in the Federal Capital Territory has been on the front burner of discussion amongst stakeholders.

The concern of most residents about the parks has to do with ugly experiences of recent the past, and the need to preven [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

How Nigerians reacted to tribunal judgments

The April 2015 general elections, adjudged as one of the freest and fairest in Nigeria’s history, presents a surprisingly controversial aftermath following recent judgments by election petition tribunals. At least three states won by the PDP; Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Taraba, either had 80 per cent [...]

Mon, 14 December 2015

BREAKING: INEC Set To Declare Bayelsa Poll Inconclusive

There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled the Bayelsa State governorship election in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, after declaring results in seven others.

The decision, which will soon be announced officially by INEC, means the electio [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015

Benue govt constitutes committee to fast track teachers’ bailout

Following outcry over the late payment of bailout to workers in Benue, especially teachers and local government staff, the state government has constituted an eight-man committee to fast track the payments.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Ageh Odeh, who disclosed this in Maku [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015

Nigeria spent N17.5 trillion on generators in 5 years - Onyekpere

Worried by the current state of the country's power generation, the Centre for Social Justice has revealed that Nigeria spent a princely N17.5 trillion on generators in 5 years which equals N3.5 trillion annually.

Addressing journalists at a roundtable discussion, the Lead Director of CSJ, [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015

$2.1bn arms deal: NLC wants stiffer punishment for those involved

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has proposed stiffer punishment for all those found wanting in the $2.1 billion arms deal.

National President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while speaking recently on the development, said labour and civil society groups would sponsor a private bill to propose s [...]

Tue, 08 December 2015

Ndokwa chiefs exonerate Delta deputy speaker over royalty diversion

Traditional rulers in Ndokwa Nation have exonerated the Deputy Speaker Delta of the Delta State House of Assembly, Hon Friday Osanebi, over allegations of his diverting oil royalty.

Osanebi has been accused by the Coalition of Ndokwa Youths of diverting royalties from oil companies operating in [...]

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