Lawyers Urge FG To Deduct Judiciary Funds From June FAAC

Posted by - June 10, 2021

Some Lawyers in Osun State on Thursday urged the Federal Government to deduct funds meant for state judiciaries from the June 2021 Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC). They made the call in an interview in Osogbo. The 64-day-old strike, the longest industrial action in the Nigerian judiciary was suspended on Wednesday, following a meeting between

PDP Tasks FG On Dangote Refinery Shares

Posted by - June 2, 2021

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Federal Government to ensure transparency in its planned acquisition of 20 percent shares in Dangote refinery. The PDP said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja. “The PDP has nothing against any genuine and honest incentives for private refineries, but

ICPC Does Not Spend Recovered Funds –Chairman

Posted by - April 29, 2021
  ICPC Chairman professor Bolaji Owasanoye, said ICPC does not spend recovered funds, but pays them into Federal Government’s coffers. Owasanoye told the Senate Committee on Finance investigating activities of revenue generating agencies of the Federal Government that, ICPC had no retention powers over funds or assets recovered from corrupt people. ICPC spokesperson, Mrs Azuka

Alleged N338.8M Money Graft: EFCC Closes Case Against Ikuforiji, ex-Lagos Speaker

Posted by - March 17, 2021
  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, closed its case in a N333.8 million money laundering charge against former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji. The commission closed its case after calling the second witness for the prosecution, Mr Adewale Olatunji, a former Clerk of the LAHA. Ikuforiji

Ibori: Kinsmen Wants FG to Retrieve Complete Forfeited Funds

Posted by - March 9, 2021
  (News Release) The Oghara Development Union, (ODU) Lagos Branch, has called on the Federal Government to insist that every single penny that has been forfeited by Chief James Onanefe Ibori’s associates in the London trial, should be returned to Nigeria. Ibori is from Oghara town in the Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta

COVID-19 Palliative: Investigate MDAs Now, CODE Tells ICPC, EFCC

Posted by - October 28, 2020
The Follow the Money Movement has called on federal anti-graft agencies to investigate Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the acquisition and distribution of COVID-19 palliative relief materials. The anti-graft agencies are the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr Hamzat Lawal,

NCC Arraigns 7 Suspected Notorious Pirates

Posted by - October 18, 2020
The Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) has arrested and arraigned seven suspected and notorious pirates in Court. Mr. John Asein, Director General (DG) of the NCC, disclosed this on Sunday, in Yola, where he will present a copyright certificate to a prominent stakeholder in the state. Asein said the suspects had “terrorised” authors and owners of

Oyo Govt to Partner LGs on Development Through SDGs

Posted by - October 17, 2020
The Oyo State Government, through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) programme, has embarked on a need assessment of Local Government Areas in the state. Mr Kunle Yusuf, the Senior Special Assistant to the state Governor on SDGs, stated this during a meeting held at Ibadan North-West and Ido Local Governments respectively on Saturday. The SDGs

Niger Delta Communities Demand 13% Oil, Gas Derivation Funds

Posted by - September 23, 2020
Host Communities of Nigeria Oil and Gas Producing Communities (HOSCoS) on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to remit 13 percent oil derivation funds  to oil producing communities. Dr Mike Emuh, National Chairman, HOSCoN, made the appeal when the team visited the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs Sen.

Proper Implementation of Finance Act Will Reduce Govt Borrowing — Experts

Posted by - September 17, 2020
Mr Lukman Kareem, a tax expert, says proper implementation of 2019 Finance Act will go a long way in reducing the extent of borrowing by the government. Kareem stated this in Abuja, on Thursday. The 2019 Finance Act, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari in January, introduced changes to the acts on