• Senate to amend EFCC Act, as EFCC moves to reopen Peter Odili’s corruption case

    Senate to amend EFCC Act, as EFCC moves to reopen Peter Odili’s corruption case

    A perpetual injunction, restraining the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from prosecuting or arresting former governor of Rivers state, Peter Odili, Senate Committee on Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes, led by Senator Chukwuka Utazi has revealed that an amendment bill of the EFCC Act, which will upturn the injunction will be soon be passed by lawmakers.

    The amendment is coming at a time the EFCC plans to reopen the investigation of alleged misappropriation of N100 billion by Dr. Odili when he […]

  • Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    Speaker Dogara vows to amend SSS law, condemns raid on ‘corrupt’ judges homes

    House of Representatives, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday said the invasion of the homes of senior judicial officers by the Department of State Services was a disorganised and worrisome act.

    Dogara said the clampdown was a duplication of the function of other anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and promised sweeping reforms to prevent its recurrence.

    The Speaker made the observations when he inaugurated a House committee charged with investigating the clampdown and its aftermath.

    “It is untidy, it […]

  • Reps move to amend NDDC Act

    Reps move to amend NDDC Act

    According to reports, the House of Representatives, yesterday, lamented that most of the oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region lack the commitment to develop the communities in which they operate.

    Consequently, the House has directed its Committees on the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Ministry of Niger Delta and Local Content to engage all the major oil ventures operating in the Niger Delta region and government agencies concerned to agree on a common and workable partnership framework for the […]

  • Senate makes fresh move to amend CCB, CCT Act

    Senate makes fresh move to amend CCB, CCT Act

    According to reports, the Senate, yesterday, made fresh move to amend the Act, which established the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), with a bill which has passed through its first reading.

    The Upper Chamber had in April tinkered with the idea in a bill sponsored by Senator Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta North). It was, however, withdrawn due to public outcry, as it coincided with ongoing trial of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by the CCT […]