• Niger Delta militants frustrating government’s dialogue option, says Presidency

    Niger Delta militants frustrating government’s dialogue option, says Presidency

    According to reports, the Presidency has regretted that despite the Federal Government’s good faith in pursuing dialogue with the Niger Delta stakeholders, the militant groups have not reciprocated the government’s good gesture in finding peaceful and lasting solution to the crisis in the oil-producing areas of Nigeria.

    According to a statement on Wednesday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview he granted a Kano-based radio station, Express Radio.

    “Despite the government’s […]

  • Niger Deltans frustrating Buhari from developing region – Omo-Agege

    Niger Deltans frustrating Buhari from developing region – Omo-Agege

    According to reports, the Senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege, has alleged that the people of Niger Delta region were the ones making it difficult for President Muhammadu Buhari to come out with his blueprint for the development of the region.

    Fielding questions from newsmen after a meeting with host community leaders and other stakeholders in Urhoboland at Ughelli, Omo-Agege said: “From the moment the man became President, there has been a concerted effort to deprive him […]

  • Falana accuses senior lawyers of frustrating anti-corruption war

    Falana accuses senior lawyers of frustrating anti-corruption war

    Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused some of the country’s senior lawyers of aiding corruption by frustrating the prosecution of corrupt individuals through “orders of interlocutory or perpetual injunctions in favour of treasury looters”.

    In a piece entitled ‘The fight against anti-corruption agencies by NBA’, Falana alleged that some of these lawyers have placed the rich and powerful individuals above the law.

    He said that in recent times, these lawyers, whom he also described as a “cabal” in the Nigerian Bar […]

  • Tackling hurdles frustrating forex liquidity in Nigeria

    Tackling hurdles frustrating forex liquidity in Nigeria

    The refusal of commercial banks to sell $50,000 weekly from the Diaspora remittances to Bureaux De Change (BDCs) as mandated by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), leaves a sour taste in the mouth of stakeholders. This is coming after nine banks were recently accused by the CBN of breaching the Treasury Single Account (TSA) rule while round-tripping allegations have been leveled against several other lenders.

    These developments have left stakeholders with no option than to call on the CBN to […]

  • EFCC goes hard on lawyers frustrating corruption cases

    EFCC goes hard on lawyers frustrating corruption cases

    The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said that the Commission will no longer tolerate lawyers that frustrate the fight against corruption in any form.

    Magu said that those lawyers who are specialists in filing frivolous applications in court to derail justice should be prepared for a tougher ride.

    Speaking at a special lecture organised by the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADL) in Lagos with the theme ‘The role of Nigerian lawyers in the […]

  • Buhari’s aides frustrating dialogue with Avengers, others – Monarchs

    Buhari’s aides frustrating dialogue with Avengers, others – Monarchs

    Some prominent elders and traditional rulers in Bayelsa State have alleged that some of the aides of President Muhammadu Buhari are frustrating the Federal Government’s proposed dialogue with the Niger Delta Avengers.

    Though the elders and the monarchs commended President Buhari’s decision to lead the proposed dialogue, they expressed concern over the alleged show of deceit, insincerity and discordant tunes among the presidential aides from the region.

    They claimed the development had created a huge doubt between the militant youths and the […]