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The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, on Thursday, grilled officials of the Federal Government over how a $125m loan obtained from the World Bank was spent.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him “to put the country’s resources at the service of human rights, and to support the less well-off to enjoy an adequate standing of living through cutting the cost of governance and implementing bold transparency and accountability measures in your government’s response to Nigeria’s second recession in five years.”
The Senate has queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, over alleged unremitted N1.5 billion as the total amount being accrued as accumulated interests from investments in Treasury Bills.
The Senate has challenged the acting Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Adolphus Aghughu, to focus more on the financial transactions of big revenue generation agencies instead of beaming searchlight only on smaller agencies.
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the federal government of using the instrument of hunger to coarse its members to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The Senate Committee on Public Account on Monday condemned the diversion of N2.5bn by officials of the Bureau of Public Enterprises.
The Senate has has querried the alleged N110.4 million ghost workers presently rocking the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The Senate has queried the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over how a former Nigeria Ambassador to Israel pocketed $134,000 meant for domestic servants.
The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, has advised state governors to replicate the federal government’s effort by auditing COVID-19 receipts and expenditure for transparency and accountability.
As the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine is set to retire in October this year, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Musa Dachung Bagos in Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a successor from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (oAuGF).
The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, Monday, described as false and mischievous, allegations that he connived with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to illegally withdraw N10 billion from the account of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has pledged to provide appropriate health and security measures for the 2019 Annual Performance Assessment of States (SFTAS) programme expected to start from Sunday.
The last is yet to be heard about the entrenched corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as the office of the Auditor General of the Federation (oAuGF) queried the Commission over N70 billion and secrecy shrouded in the multi-million dollar revenues paid by oil firms into the coffers of the Commission since inception.
The Senate ad hoc committee set up to unravel the alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission has recommended its dissolution.
Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
The Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, shocked the members of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) when he alleged that the suspended MD awarded about 332 different contracts worth about N4.448 billion in one day.
In reaction to his refusal to make a submission at an investigative hearing yesterday, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved after a brief meeting, to issue an arrest on the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission Interim Management Committee, Kemebradikumo Pondei, for contempt of the parliament.
The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday, interrogated officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation over an alleged N82.5bn spent by the NDDC between January and May 2020.
Enugu State Government has charged traditional rulers on the need to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) to access free and comprehensive healthcare services.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the purported reversal of the consent given by the Federal Government for the farm-out agreement between Chevron and Transnational Energy Limited (TEL) on the Abigborodo and Hely Creeks marginal fields in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 49.
The Vice Chairman of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in New Kuchingoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Usman Adamu, weekend, cried out that over 6, 000 IDPs will be evicted from the land they currently occupy in January 2021 by landowners.
Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.
An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
Retired Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Ogunyanwo has identified lack of human right courses and poor remuneration of police officers as some of the factors responsible for some of the infractions that led to abuse of human rights by police officers in the country.
Gunmen have invaded the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, and abducted a staff of the university, his wife and daughter.
The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
Unknown gunmen on Friday night shot dead a cleric, Revd. Johnson Oladimeji along Igbara-Odo-Ikere-Ekiti road in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State.
Sudan needs $150 million in aid to cope with the flood of Ethiopian refugees crossing its border from conflict-stricken Tigray, the UN refugee agency chief said Saturday during a visit to a camp.