Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to further reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts from the remaining nine in the presidential fleet.
He said it was good that President Buhari handed over two of the Aircrafts to the Nation’s Airforce considering the huge cost of maintaining them, lamenting that the country spends over a billion naira monthly to maintain the Presidential fleet.
The activist made the remarks while delivering […]
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Below is full text of former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the First Akintola Williams Annual Lecture in Lagos, November 23, 2016.
When my sister, ’Toyin Olakunri, phoned to alert me about this Lecture, the telephone connection was poor and I could hardly hear her but I got the name of Mr. Akintola Williams which has always struck reverence and awe in me.
Mr. Akintola Williams has seen active days and has been an active participant […]
According to reports, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has advocated for a sustainable local government system to enable democracy dividends permeate to the populace at the grassroots.
The minister, who made the appeal while delivering a keynote address at the public presentation of two books by a former Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo, in the former federal capital at the weekend, challenged the intelligentsia, legal practitioners, professionals and other intellectually-minded […]
Kano State Government said that it has taken some measures to ensure reduction in the cost of governance through payment of salaries and allowances.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State disclosed this during news conference on Saturday in Sokoto.
Ganduje Ganduje said that the state also needed to be prudent to cut all the necessary costs as every political holders are paid half salaries and allowances. “We have taken some measures but first of all we have to reduce the cost of […]
Former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has drawn a parallel between President Muhammadu Buhari’s time as a young military head of state and now that he is the president of the country.
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, pointed out that while Buhari was in a hurry as a military ruler in the 80’s, the president has become “slow but steady” in his approach to governance “now that he is older and given his experience”.
Tinubu stated this on […]
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday said the National Assembly is committed to ensuring greater youth participation in governance to guarantee the country’s future.
Speaking when he played host to the Nigerian Youth Parliament, led by its Speaker, Hon. Ayodele John Obe, in Abuja, Saraki said part of the change policy of the present administration is geared towards effective engagement of the younger generation so as to raise vibrant leaders who will steer the ship of state in […]
The Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has adduced reasons why the state decided to adopt Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in running its affairs.
He said the state decided to embed ICT into its affairs, primarily because all over the world, ICT has proven to be the best tool that can be used to run government as it allows transparency and accountability, which ultimately lead to corruption free and effective governance.
The Governor stated this at this […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been commended for its pioneering enforcement efforts aimed at institutionalising good governance practices in the management of political parties in the country.
The Anti Graft agency was commended at a One-Day Roundtable on Political Parties As Public Institutions: Need For Good Governance Practice, organised by the Peoples Democratic Institute (PDI) and Coalition for Democracy and Credible Election (CODECE) in Abuja, yesterday.
Speaking at the occasion, the director general of PDI, Dr. Lanre Adebayo, emphasised […]