• Buhari to sign executive order on transparency in government – Malami

    Buhari to sign executive order on transparency in government – Malami

    Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Monday disclosed that, as part of his efforts to entrench his fight against corruption, President Muhammadu Buhari will soon sign an executive order on transparency and efficiency in government.

    Speaking at the National open government partnership retreat in Kaduna State, the Minister said “Corruption remains one of the biggest impediments to National development. It is illegal and illegitimate. It concerns actions that are often clandestine and practices that […]

  • Invasion, capture of judges are executive lawlessness – Rights group

    Invasion, capture of judges are executive lawlessness – Rights group

    According to reports, the Foundation for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade, FHRACC, Warri, Delta State, on Sunday, criticized the “Gestapo-style” invasion of the homes and arrest of two Supreme Court and Federal High Court judges by the Department of State Services, DSS saying it was the “height of executive lawlessness.”

    The group in a statement by the national president, Alaowei Cleric Esq., said: “The arrest of the judges and the failed attempt to abduct a judge in Rivers state is an […]

  • Executive, National Assembly may clash over emergency powers bill

    Executive, National Assembly may clash over emergency powers bill

    According to reports, the National Assembly is on a collision course with the Executive over the Presidency’s quest for emergency powers on the economy.

    The Executive wants additional powers to act independently on budgetary allocations for projects that require immediate attention and were not previously captured.

    Some lawmakers, however, disagree, saying the National Assembly is constitutionally empowered to oversee every stage of spending in the budget.

    Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, made this position known in Abuja at the Gallery […]

  • Budget padding not possible without help of executive – Ex-speaker Na’Abba

    Budget padding not possible without help of executive – Ex-speaker Na’Abba

    A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Ghali Na’Abba, has called for proper investigation of the role played by officials in the executive arm in the current budget padding controversy.

    Na’Abba made the call while answering questions from Energy Correspondents, at a workshop organised by Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) in Kano.

    He said it was impossible for the budget to be padded without the connivance of government officials.

    “This stealing of funds cannot be possible without active connivance with […]

  • Praying with Buhari will improve executive, legislature relationship, says Ndume

    Praying with Buhari will improve executive, legislature relationship, says Ndume

    Mohammed Ali Ndume, Senate Majority Leader has revealed that lawmakers will be joining President Muhammadu Buhari during Ju’mat service at Aso Rock as part of measures to resolve the strain relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government.

    Ndume made this known in a brief interaction with journalists after worshiping at the state house mosque adding that the allegation that the 2016 budget was padded is false.

    “We are trying improve executive and legislature relationship. Part of the way is for […]

  • Zenith Bank Executive Who Knelt Down to Beg Fayose Reportedly Punished….View Details

    Zenith Bank Executive Who Knelt Down to Beg Fayose Reportedly Punished….View Details

    Unconfirmed reports have it that Zenith Bank Plc has meted out punishment to one bank official, who was pictured on his knees at Ayo Fayose’s residence in Abuja pleading with with the governor over the funding of the 2014 gubernatorial election in Ekiti.

    Zenith Bank Plc staff, Bunmi Falana aka Bumshaka, has been reportedly demoted to a mere marketer by the leadership of the bank over his culpability in the unpopular saga with the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose over allegations […]

  • Executive arm alone can’t enjoy immunity – Saraki

    Executive arm alone can’t enjoy immunity – Saraki

    Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday said Nigerians are misinterpreting what the members of the National Assembly said with regards to immunity at the just concluded retreat on the amendment of the 1999 constitution in Lagos last week.

    Speaking in a chat, Alhaji Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senate President said contrary to the impression being given that the National Assembly is demanding immunity for its members, the lawmakers are only canvassing immunity for the […]