EFCC, AGF rift denting Buhari’s anti-graft war – Punch Editorial Board

A rift between two top government institutions is threatening to sink President Muhammadu Buhari’s crusade against corruption. Specifically, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation are at war over the procedure for the prosecution of high-profile corruption cases. While they are wrangling, corrupt elements in the society …

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‘A lot of people have a lot to lose’: Nigeria launches website to combat corruption – The Guardian (UK)

A protest in Abuja last year against the non-removal of judges accused of corruption. Nigeria’s war on graft has been bolstered by the advent of a website to monitor public spending. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty ImagesWhen Onumonu Nonye visited the new laboratory at Ubahuekwuem technical school, she hoped to see busy students surrounded by books and …

Nigeria’s most experienced presidential aspirant comes again By Emmanuel Aziken

Only the ignoramus in today’s Nigeria will believe that the country’s most experienced presidential aspirant will abstain from the 2019 presidential election.AtikuAfter contesting in all presidential primaries/elections since 1993, the man who at the peak of his political power reportedly brought an incumbent president to his knees is again set for a make or break …

N700m “Guest House” Sokoto State Govt Purportedly Purchased For Sultan Belongs To The Sultan – SaharaReporters

Editorial The poor in the North has no Uhuru expectation anytime soon. Their elites, rulers elected and spiritual have failed and continue to fail them. They are the least educated and live shorter lives. In an effort by the Sokoto State government to cover up the fact it gave N700 million from Paris Club refund …

Osinbajo panel to Buhari: Sack Babachir, Oke by Unini Chioma The Daily Trust

Babachir Lawal,Other top government officials to be investigatedThe presidential panel that investigated the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke, has recommended that the duo be replaced.Our reporter on Sunday learnt at the weekend that the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo-led committee …

Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Resigns After Supreme Court ruling following a probe into his family’s wealth after the 2015 Panama Papers leak.

Editorial When the Panama Papers leaked, the Nigerian senate president, his wife were named as using illegally the facilities of Panama money laundering scheme. A country as corrupt as Nigeria, Pakistan is doing something about it. Yet our senate president is sitting sweet in Nigeria and in position. Nawaz Sharif has resigned as prime minister …

Suspension of the NHIS Executive jeopardizes House Committee’s investigation on HMOs By Levinus Nwabughiogu

Hon. Chike Okafor, member representing Ehimembano/Ihitte Uboma/Obowo Federal Constituency of Imo State, is the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Health Service investigating the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, which Executive Secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, was suspended by the Minister of Health, Professor (ES) Isaac Adewole, last week. In this interview, Okafor says …

Magu By Obi Nwakanma of Vanguard Newspapers 

In Taoism, the word “Magu” means something quite powerful: the transcendent and immortal divinity of life, who protects the sacred order of the universe, and the female principle. It is like “Ala” – the female goddess of the earth and protector of life and the sanctified in the Igbo aetiological systems. On the other hand, …

For suspending the Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, Professor Usman Yusuf, members of House of Representatives are up arms against the Presidency. By Levinus Nwabughiogu

It was either a function of generosity or that of miraculous upsurge or even both that he survived in office beyond June 22, 2017. Not many people had expected it. To say that he ruffled a few feathers on that day is to be tacit with words. In fact, to many people, Professor Usman Yusuf, …

FRSC shooting: IG, prosecute Abia speaker, killer cops – Punch Editorial Board

Impunity, lawlessness and disregard for human life are getting worse in Nigeria. Proof of this emerged on Saturday when police officers attached to the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly, Chikwendu Kalu, shot officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission while on patrol. Two FRSC officials were riddled with police bullet wounds during …

Magu, Presidency, Senate, EFCC. Man or Institution 

Magu: Let Supreme Court decide, say SANs The ding-dong between the Presidency and the Senate over Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Acting Chairman Ibrahim Magu continues. For the umpteenth time, the Presidency has restated that Magu, whose nomination as EFCC chair the Senate has rejected twice, is the man for the job. The Senate …