House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara insisted yesterday that budget padding is not an offence, saying no lawmaker can be investigated or tried for it.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has indicted former Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu, and 117 others as perpetrators of electoral fraud in the 2007 and 2011 general elections.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to revisit corruption cases involving former state governors represents a bold move to refocus the ongoing anti-graft crusade to embrace a vital segment that has been seemingly overlooked over the years. Up to this moment, corruption cases against governors have mostly attracted tepid responses. However, the success of this reanimation, as with other corruption battles, will depend largely on the sincerity of purpose by the judiciary, especially the willingness of judges to sanction established treasury looters. So far, this has been lacking
Rep. Odeneye Kehinde represents Ijebu-Ode, Odogbolu and Ijebu North East in the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) In this interview, he speaks on allegations of corruption made against the institution of the National Assembly among other issues.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu has said that he is contesting to right the many wrongs of the last seven and a half years by the All Progressives Congress(APC) government in the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Saturday, 10 September 2016.
The Enugu State Controller of Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Mr Isaiah Amariri, said, on Thursday, that six of the inmates that escaped from Nsukka Prisons on Tuesday night, have been rearrested.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara and the ousted chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumini Jibrin, will not be sanctioned over the budget padding controversy, the Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, has said.
The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to the implementation of the global principles of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) as an important tool for governance of Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining industries.