Tag: Corruption

Interviews: Olisa Agbakoba Condemns Buhari’s Govt. As Worst In History

      Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Chief Olisa Agbakoba SAN, is the leader of the National Intervention Movement, which is aimed at working towards using the 2019 elections to produce a new crop of leaders for the country. In this phone interview with DAILY POST, he spoke on a wide-range of issues and harped on the need for Nigeria to be rescued from its “worst” state that the President Muhammadu Buhari government using the forthcoming 2019 elections. Sylvester Ugwuanyi brings you excerpts…   Is there any relationship between the national intervention movement and the Coalition for Nigeria Movement, CNM, being promoted by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo?   There’s no relation between both (NIM and

Corruption: Nigerians Mock Buhari’s Promise To Help Ghana Out

Breaking, Foreign, Politics
Nigerians on social media have reacted to report of President Muhammadu Buhari promising to help Ghana fight corruption. Buhari had during his visit to Ghana on her 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations, which held at the Independence Square, promised to help the country in its fight against corruption. Ghanaians have since reacted to the Nigeria’s President’s promise, asking him to go and fight a snake that allegedly swallowed 36 million naira ($102,409, the cedis equivalent of over 470,000 cedis from the office of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Meanwhile, here are some reactions by Nigerians on social media: @africanfact, “Nigeria, which is ranked at number 148 out of 180 on Transparency International’s CPI (Corruption Perceptions I

Buhari Is Using Boko Haram To Loot Nigeria’s Treasury- Fayose Alleges

Breaking, Politics
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has alleged that Boko Haram has become a source of indirect treasury looting; saying “Those benefiting from Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) scams, payment of ransom (in dollars) to free those abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents, among others will never wish to see the end of the insurgency.” The governor described the alleged withdrawal of military check-points from Dapchi and other communities, few days before 110 students of Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) were abducted by Boko Haram, as major pointer to possible conspiracy in the abduction of the school girls and other dastardly acts of the insurgents, asking why no one had been questioned up till now despite conflicting claims by the army and pol

2019: I Will Sue Buhari If He Refuses To Re-contest Election- Wali

Breaking, Gossip, Politics
President of the Nigeria Youth Organisation, NYO, Abdullahi Wali, has vowed to sue President Muhammadu Buhari if he refuses to contest in the 2019 presidential election. In a statement made available to reporters in Abuja on Monday, Wali said he was reacting to a statement credited to Buhari during a meeting with APC governors. He said that Buhari was quoted to have pleaded for more time to decide whether he would run or not. Wali stated that the President has achieved enough to seek re-election, listing the achievements to include: the effective implementation of Treasury Single Account, TSA, diversification of the economy, anti-corruption war, war against insurgency, the complete refund of Paris club loan deduction to states among others. He said, “If Bu

Voter Registration: Plot To Deny Christian Communities In Bauchi Uncovered

Breaking, Gossip, Politics, Technology
The Christian communities in Bauchi metropolis have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of plot to disenfranchise them. The development is already creating tension in the affected areas. Leader of the Youth Christian Concern, Mr Dalha Luka told DAILY POST that the INEC had refused to send their staff to Yelwa, Rafin zurfi, Gwallameji, Kagadama, dominated by Christians. OThis development, Luka stressed had cast serious doubt on the independence of the commission. He further alleged that same thing was happening in Bogoro and Tafawabalewa, calling on the INEC “to toe a path of honour and accord equal chance to all categories of Nigerians.” “I think this is a calculated attempt against some section of the country; INEC is
It’s Not Sure Nigeria Is Truly Out Of Recession- Atiku Abubakar

It’s Not Sure Nigeria Is Truly Out Of Recession- Atiku Abubakar

Economy, Gossip
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed doubts over Nigeria’s exit from economic recession. He made this known in his keynote address while picking the Silverbird’s 2017 man of the year award in Lagos during the weekend. He said: “Last year, we celebrated the fact that we exited our first recession in 25 years. To me, that celebration was premature. “After contracting for five consecutive quarters, Nigeria came out of recession in the second quarter of 2017 with a GDP growth rate of 0.55 per cent. In the third quarter, we fared better with 1.40 per cent. “While this looks somewhat like we exited the recession, the reality is that when you factor in our population growth rate of 2.3 per cent, which is one of the highest in the world, have we re

I Would Have Told Buhari Not To Contest In 2019- Babangida’s Spokesman

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Kassim Afegbua, the spokesperson for former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, has said that he would have told President Muhammadu Buhari not to run in the 2019 election if he (Buhari) were his father. The Babangida’s spokesperson said he wouldn’t bring out his father to be so vilified by Nigerians. Afegbua’s statement, written on behalf of Ibrahim Babangida, recently stirred the hornet’s nest. Asked supposing between now and 2019 President Buhari changed his policies to address some of the issues he raised in the statement, Afegbua told Vanguard that it was time the President left the stage for the younger generation. He said, “If President Buhari is my father, I will graciously advise him. I will say, ‘Daddy, it is time to go home and manage the rest of

We Want Buhari Out In 2019- Northern Christians Write AU, EU, US And Others.

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A group of Christians in the North, under the aegis of Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association, has called on Nigerians to rescue the country from President Muhammadu Buhari’s “bad leadership” The group is also seeking international intervention to save Nigerians from President Buhari’s grip. Among the global bodies from which the association sought help are the African Union, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Nations, the United Nations and the United States of America. The President of ACIPA, Luke Shehu, told journalists during a press conference in Jos that the demand became pertinent because Buhari was “nepotistic”, while the “Nigerian ethnic nationalities and particularly the Northern Christians are under siege.” According to the organ
Corruption: Buhari Discredits Transparency International Report As Fiction

Corruption: Buhari Discredits Transparency International Report As Fiction

Breaking, Economy, Foreign, Opinions
The Presidency has reacted to the new report by Transparency International (TI), revealing that corruption in Nigeria worsened between 2016 and 2017 Nigeria ranked 148 out of 180 countries assessed in 2017 on the Transparency International annual Corruption Perception Index, showing deterioration in perception of corruption in public administration in Nigeria compared to 2016. Buhari in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, urged the anti-corruption watchdog to focus on facts and not fiction. The statement reads, “The Presidency notes that, while it welcomes constructive criticisms from the anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International (TI), the organization has a responsibility to reflect the larger pi
JAMB Sets Up Committee To Stop Snake From Swallowing More Funds

JAMB Sets Up Committee To Stop Snake From Swallowing More Funds

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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Registration Board (JAMB) Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has set up an anti-corruption unit within the examination body to prevent mismanagement of funds in the examination body. DAILY POST recalls that a mysterious snake was alleged to have broken into the JAMB’s vault at its Benue State Office in Makurdi, leading to the unknown whereabouts of a total of N36 million. However, Oloyede said the newly-formed unit called the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU), is a product of his anti-corruption reforms aimed at accountability and transparency in the management of government finances. He revealed this during the induction of members of the anti-Corruption unit (ACTU) which was conducted by the Independent Corrupt Pra
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