• Corrupt judges: Blame FG, governors – CJN

    Corrupt judges: Blame FG, governors – CJN

    According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has said “the failure on the part of the Executive Arm of Government to act upon recommendations by the National Judicial Council cannot be blamed upon the NJC”.

    Justice Mohammed made the statement in a letter dated October 26, 2016, sent to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.

    The letter, with reference No. CJN/Gen/MISC/A37/Vol.XXI/8 and signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the CJN, […]

  • Blame Obasanjo for Lagos not being granted Special Status, says Akiolu

    Blame Obasanjo for Lagos not being granted Special Status, says Akiolu

    Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has accused former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, of being the reason behind Lagos not being granted a special status till this moment.

    The National Assembly last week defeated a bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu to grant Lagos a special status

    Akiolu, who spoke during the 3rd Town Hall Meeting of Governor Akinwnumi Ambode for Lagos Central Senatorial District, said Obasanjo had the opportunity to have granted Lagos a special status during his eight years tenure, but […]

  • Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Nigeria’s constitution does not make a provision for government savings and lawyers yesterday failed to agree on whether it was enough reason for the country’s failure to save for its future.

    Going by Section 162 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, reckless government expenditures cannot be adequately blamed on former leaders, Bolaji Akinyemi, a professor of political science and Nigeria’s former external affairs minister said in a statement.

    “It is thoroughly misleading to isolate and demonise past regimes for the situation where […]

  • Blame South-South governors for lack of development in Niger Delta – Attah

    Blame South-South governors for lack of development in Niger Delta – Attah

    Erstwhile Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, has admonished the people of the region not to blame the Federal Government entirely for the lack of development in the region.

    He said governors of the South-South should also be held responsible.

    Attah gave the advice Wednesday during a meeting of elders and opinion leaders of the South-South, organised by South South Consolidated Forum, SFC, in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.

    He said: “We like to blame the Federal Government for the […]

  • Stop the blame game, rebuild economy – Kukah tells Buhari

    Stop the blame game, rebuild economy – Kukah tells Buhari

    Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop blaming the immediate past administration of Dr Goodluck Jonathan, and rebuild the nation’s economy, which he said is comatose.

    Also, Kukah, who was in Akure, the Ondo State capital for the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigerian (CBCN), told the Federal Government not to focus only on the fight against corruption but should put in place policies that would check corrupt practices and improve the standard of […]

  • Judiciary not to blame for state of anti-corruption war – FCT CJ

    Judiciary not to blame for state of anti-corruption war – FCT CJ

    As criticism and condemnation against the judiciary continues to mount in the anti-corruption war of the Muhammadu Buhari administration, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Justice Ishaq Bello, has said the judiciary alone should not be held responsible for the failures, arguing that the administration of justice is a collective efforts of all arms of government.

    Justice Bello stated this monday in Abuja, while receiving in audience an advocacy group, Partners West Africa- Nigeria: Rule of […]

  • Arms deal: Looters’ll have themselves to blame, says Buhari

    Arms deal: Looters’ll have themselves to blame, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said although those who shared funds meant for the purchase of arms for the nation’s military are currently regretting their actions, they would regret more.

    He said all those caught in his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war would have themselves to blame.

    According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving a delegation of the Northern Christian Leaders Eagles Eyes Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    The President […]

  • Hasty to blame Niger Delta militants for Lagos and Ogun killings – Clark

    Hasty to blame Niger Delta militants for Lagos and Ogun killings – Clark

    Citing absence of proper investigation by the security agencies, foremost Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday said it was premature to conclude that Niger Delta militants were responsible for the recent invasion of Lagos and Ogun states communities last week leaving many dead and injured.

    To douse the tension, Yoruba and Ijaw leaders are planning a summit for July 1 in Lagos.

    Speaking yesterday, Chief Clark confirmed the planned meeting, saying, “There would be a summit of the Ijaw and Yoruba leaders […]