Nigerian minister uncovers N206bn fraud in the 2023 budget

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs. Sadiya Umar Farouq, has disowned the N206 billion inserted into the ministry’s 2023 budget by the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning. Farouq, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Special Duties for 2023 budget defence, claimed that the ministry requested funding for … Continue reading Nigerian minister uncovers N206bn fraud in the 2023 budget

Court to hear suit compelling Nigerian government to reveal details of $23m Abacha loot expected from US

A civic group, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has disclosed that the details of $23 million loot expected from the United States may be published soon by the Nigerian government as the court has okayed its suit on the matter.  SERAP disclosed this via tweet on Saturday, revealing that the organisation secured a … Continue reading Court to hear suit compelling Nigerian government to reveal details of $23m Abacha loot expected from US

Rivers govt’s appointment of 50,000 aides is vote buying – APC’s Wali

All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Kingsley Wali has accused the Rivers government of vote buying. On October 12, Governor Nyesom Wike appointed 28,000 Special Assistants on Political Units. The next day, his spokesman Kelvin Ebiri announced that the number of aides had been increased to 50,000. The appointees include 14,000 Special Advisers, 319 Ward Liaison Officers … Continue reading Rivers govt’s appointment of 50,000 aides is vote buying – APC’s Wali

BREAKING: Stella Oduah to face trial for allegedly stealing N7.9bn

The Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has at last finally issued a directive for the arraignment of a former Aviation Minister, Senator Stella Adaeze Oduah, in the N7.9 billion money laundering charges brought against her by the Federal Government. The directive issued in a letter to the Federal … Continue reading BREAKING: Stella Oduah to face trial for allegedly stealing N7.9bn

Corruption crippling African economies – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in New York at the weekend urged African leaders to fight tirelessly to get rid of corruption, lamenting that the continent has remained at the far end of global development index because of its menace. The president spoke in his capacity as the African Union champion on efforts to eliminate corruption in … Continue reading Corruption crippling African economies – Buhari

NDLEA discovers cocaine warehouse in Lagos, 5 dealers arrested

In what appears to be the big­gest singular cocaine seizure in the history of Nigeria’s pre­mier anti-narcotic agency, op­eratives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have busted a major warehouse in a secluded estate in Ikorodu area of Lagos where 1.8 tons (1,855 kilogrammes) of the illicit drug worth more than $278, 250,000, … Continue reading NDLEA discovers cocaine warehouse in Lagos, 5 dealers arrested

2023: Benefits of the new electoral law in Nigeria

On 25th February 2022, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 2022 Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law, after months of withholding assent.1 The 2022 Electoral Act (“the new Act”) repeals the Electoral Act No. 6, 2010 (“the former Act”) and is intended to bring innovations to the regulation of Federal, State and Area Council elections in Nigeria. As … Continue reading 2023: Benefits of the new electoral law in Nigeria

243 Nigerian soldiers resign over corruption and low morale

No fewer than 243 soldiers in the North-East and other theatres of operation have applied to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen General Faruk Yahaya, for voluntary retirement. The action comes amid worsening security challenges the military is currently combating in most parts of the country. The soldiers, drawn from various formations of the … Continue reading 243 Nigerian soldiers resign over corruption and low morale

ICC to prosecute Buratai, military chiefs and others over alleged abuse of human rights

Ex-Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd) and his Nigerian Air Force counterpart, Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar (retd) will soon face criminal charges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings during their time as security chiefs. According to a civic group, the Africa Centre for … Continue reading ICC to prosecute Buratai, military chiefs and others over alleged abuse of human rights

BREAKING: Lagos Assembly investigating Pilgrims Welfare Board for corruption

Following MEDIA reports OF CORRUPT PRACTICES, the Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday initiated a probe into AN ALLEGED N46 million fraud. The Lagos State House of Assembly has begun an investigation into the N46 million the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board allegedly stole from 2022 Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, after SaharaReporters' investigation. … Continue reading BREAKING: Lagos Assembly investigating Pilgrims Welfare Board for corruption

Is Nigeria’s CBN printing illegal money to fight inflation?

The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Kingsley Moghalu has blamed the nation's worsening economy on the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, describing her fiscal mismanagement of Nigeria as a 'calamity'.  Moghalu, who contested to be Nigerian President in 2019 under the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) and … Continue reading Is Nigeria’s CBN printing illegal money to fight inflation?

How a state government in Nigeria awarded N17.5 million for website maintenance

Oyo state government used a whopping N17.5 million to upgrade state website. The state House of Assembly also spent N28,715,000.00 on the 14th of June 2020 for the Website Design/Development Live Streaming and setting up of a resource centre.   According to an investigation by SaharaReporters, the Oyo state government spent N17,553,600.00 in 2020 for the … Continue reading How a state government in Nigeria awarded N17.5 million for website maintenance