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Budget padding: Prosecute thieves of N481billion – SERAP tells Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari...SERAP wants prosecution of budget padders

  *DSS, EFCC have completed investigations *NASS Principal officers must face prosecution now By Sandra Onyekwere Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari requesting him “to use his good offices and leadership position to urgently instruct security and anti-corruption agencies to forward …

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Saraki, Magu and the phantom war on corruption

Dr Bukola Saraki and Mr Ibrahim Magu

*Why Senate is very right to have rejected Magu From Jude Ndukwe Wednesday, 15th of March was the day Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was hoping to have his appointment confirmed by the much vilified Nigerian Senate led by Dr Bukola Saraki, …

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Senate Hearing: SGF Babachir makes U-turn, asks for new date

Engineer Babachir Lawal...may not return to work

*Jettisons matter in court? By Sandra Onyekwere Swivelling in his own barber’s chair, Engineer David Babachir Lawal, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) on Thursday, made a dramatic reversal of his earlier position, asking the Senate to reschedule its investigative hearing to enable him appear. The SGF …

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Colonel Hameed Ali: Senate expresses frustration, ask him to resign

Colonel Hameed Ali...frustrates Senators again seizing 13 vehicles belonging to one of them

*Sends prayers to Presidency Upon the failure of Colonel Hameed Ali (Rtd), the Customs Comptroller General, to appear before her Wednesday, the Senate has called on him to resign his appointment saying he is not fit to hold the position. This call was part of the prayers adopted by the …

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Alleged N850m fraud: Senate Probes NHIS Emperor

Prof. Usman Yusuf Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS),

*To be probed for financial improprieties, executive arbitrariness Following our publication of the gross allegations of improper, illegal and irregular employment of 15 staffers into the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), we have been exposed to fresh issues of alleged massive fraud. According to our sources, the fraud is running …

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Seized vehicles belong to Senate, not mine – Saraki

Dr Bukola Saraki Senate President...thinking of killing his own case?

*Truly, Customs impounded our imported jeep Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday disclosed that the Range Rover bullet proof jeep seized vehicle by Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) belonged to the Senate and not him as a person. Saraki, made this known in a statement issued by his media …

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Tyrant of the gavel: Ibrahim Magu and Hameed Ali as sacrificial lambs

The Activist, Sambo Muritala...Bukola Saraki

*Go, obey the voice of the gavel in its ‘aye’ or ‘nay’ From Sambo Muritala In spite of machineries put in place to ensure equal footage of the three arms of government by the concept of checks and balances in ensuring pragmatic separation of power in every democratically embraced governance, …

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Senate sends Customs CG out, orders him to come in uniform

Customs CG Hameed Ali arriving in mufti

*Don’t address us in mufti For disregarding the request to appear before her in uniform, the Senate on Thursday walked out the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col Hameed Ali (rtd). Ali, was summoned to appear before the Senate at plenary in his uniform to explain the rationale behind the …

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Onnoghen, first CJN from the south in 30 years

Justice Walter Onnoghen, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

By Sandra Onyekwere Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen will be screened today by the nation’s Red chambers. Senate President Bukola Saraki, announced this at the resumption of plenary on Tuesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had on 10th November, 2016, appointed Justice Walter Onnoghen as Acting CJN, being the …

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Go after evil servants in government service, Senate tells EFCC

Ibrahim Magu Acting Chairman EFCC...was shunned by a man who is above the law

By Sandra Onyekwere Nigeria’s upper legislative chambers, the Senate, on Monday gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the permission to, as a matter of urgency, go after officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), serving Directors, Permanent Secretaries, procurement officials and others within the Ministries, Departments and …

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