Monthly Archives: August 2019

EFCC to arraign INEC ex-chairman, Maurice Iwu over alleged N1.2b fraud

• Cashier denies hiding money for Jang • Commission arrests three for diverting fertilser in Zamfara  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to arraign a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Maurice Iwu, for alleged laundering of N1.2 billion. The Guardian learnt that Iwu would be arraigned at a federal High Court in Lagos

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ASUU, VCs differ on JAMB’s N18.4b from sale of forms

• Stakeholders want funds used in varsities • Seek review of candidates’ registration fees Stakeholders have questioned the continued funding of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) as well as its role in the entire education sector as data released by the office of the registrar puts its three-year revenue figure at N18.4 billion.JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said

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Okorocha accuses Ihedioha of not justifying N109b received in two months

• Gov explains delay in appointing commissioners, urges them to shun corruption • Approves 250 refuse bins for Owerri Immediate past governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has accused Governor Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of not justifying the N109 billion that accrued to the state since it took over two months ago. The Senate Committee

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ECOWAS Commission seeks laws to protect whistle-blowers

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has tasked ECOWAS parliamentarians to enact laws and other measures to protect whistleblowers in the region.Head, Democracy and Good Governance, ECOWAS Commission, Mr. Eyesan Okorodudu, said this during a paper presentation on “ECOWAS Protocol on Anti-Corruption and the Regional Network (NACIWA): What Progress?” Okorodudu said that the fight against

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Experts link failure of NHIS to poor funding, lack of political will

Medical experts yesterday said poor government funding, lack of political will and inappropriate practices by the regulatory agencies were reasons for the failure of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Nigeria.They also linked its failure to inadequate legal framework for a successful scheme, poor implementation of the Health Insurance Act and optional enrolment. The experts gave the submission at

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PDP raises concern over rising uncertainties, failing economy, insecurity

• Suspends five council chairmen in Kebbi • Ekiti chapter distances self from suspension of Fayose loyalist The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented the rising insecurity, political uncertainties, failing economy, hardship and prevailing tension across the country.It, therefore, alerted that the nation was collapsing under the President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress

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