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Political Economist and Public Service Reforms advocate, Dr. Joe Abah, has explained to Seun Onigbinde the implications of accepting public office appointment after being a critic of the same administration.
Mr. Seun Onigbinde, a critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) and Co-founder of BudgIT, who was recently appointed Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has resigned his appointment.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has rejected the appointment of Seun Onigbinde, an arch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
Seun Onigbinde, who is the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has said that he neither deleted nor deactivated his Twitter account due to the new appointment.
The Senate has described the legal action by some civil society groups against its plan to buy official cars for members, as an effort in futility.
The 6,721 concerned Nigerians who joined the suit as co-plaintiffs with SERAP, BudgIT and EiE include: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-conveners, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu; Jibrin Ibrahim; Edetaen Ojo; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and Deji Adeyanju.
The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited, and CCECC Nigeria Company Limited.
Eleven civil society organizations in Nigeria have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save the country from global embarrassment and possible ban by assenting to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) Repeal Bill that was passed by the 8th Assembly.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced its constituency projects tracking exercise in 12 states across the six geo-political zones in the country.
More than 1,500 concerned Nigerians, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying the incoming members of the 9th National Assembly individually and/or collectively over N4.68 billion as ‘welcome package’.”
BudgIT has called on President Buhari to privatize all government-owned refineries while also fully deregulate the petroleum downstream sector.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has released details of National Assembly’s 2018 budget in public domain.
Some Civil Society organisations on Friday called on the Federal Government to increase budgetary allocation to the education sector.
BudgIT, a civic organisation has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on oil and gas sector reforms in his second term.
The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Tukur Buratai, has responded to the joint Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to provide information on spending on military operations across the country, particularly in the Northeast.”
The groups said: “If the requested information is not provided within 14 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, our organizations shall take all appropriate legal action under the Freedom of Information Act to compel you to comply with our request.”
National Assembly members from 20 states completed 478 constituency projects, representing 38.93 per cent out of a total of 1,228 projects between May 2017 and June 2018, a report on the 2017 Federal Constituency Projects released on Wednesday by BudgIT has stated.
The Emir of Anka in Zamfara, Alhaji Attahiru Ahmed, has cautioned low income earners against marrying more than one wife.
Three children have allegedly died in the recent flooding that ravaged communities, including Polobubo (Teskelewu) in Warri North council area of Delta state.
The push by the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to increase crude oil production and grow the nation’s revenue profile was boosted with the closure of $875.75m alternative financing deal for the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) operated OML 65 through the Funding and Technical Services Agreement with CMES-OMS Petroleum Development Company (CPDC).
The Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has described the Nigeria media as a critical stakeholders in the country democratic journey, saying that the role of the media can make or mar the entire process.
The Adamawa All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission to ensure that the November local government poll in the state is free and fair.
Enyimba defender Stanley Okorom believes the team’s fate of securing qualification to the next round of the CAF champions league is still in their hands despite the set back of playing goalless at home against Al-Hilal.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and his delegation could be forced into skipping next week’s UN General Assembly because the United States has yet to issue them visas, state media said on Wednesday.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Extension Department, has trained 10 extension workers on ginger production.
FairMoney, a Paris-based fintech startup, has closed a $10 million-euro Series A round of investment led by Flourish, a venture of The Omidyar Group, the partners of DST Global, and existing seed investors Newfund, Speedinvest, and Le Studio VC to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria and other countries.
Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is a political issue and not a matter for judges, a lawyer for the prime minister said as he sought to persuade the British Supreme Court that the five-week shutdown was lawful.