Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 12th August

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The Nation

We can’t be tried for padding, says Dogara

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.

New Telegraph

Electoral Fraud: Iwu, Ex-Govs, INEC Officials, Senators Face Prosecution

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.

Punch

Bringing corrupt past governors to justice

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

Vanguard

Corruption thrives everywhere in govt – Rep Kehinde

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 Sun

 I ‘m contesting to right wrongs in Edo-Ize-Iyamu

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.

Thisday

Edo Guber Poll: PDP’s Ize Iyamu Makes INEC’s Final List

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published the final list of candidates for the Edo governorship election scheduled for Saturday, 10 September 2016.

Tribune

NSUKKA JAILBREAK: WE HAVE RE-ARRESTED 6 ESCAPEES —CONTROLLER

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.

Daily Trust

Budget padding: Dogara, Jibrin will not be sanctioned — APC

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.

Leadership

FG Reiterates Commitment To Implimentation Of EITI Global Principles

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.

 

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