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Revealed: How Federal Ministries, National Assembly Milk Nigeria!

Revealed: How Federal Ministries, National Assembly Milk Nigeria!

Each fiscal year, as the budget is passed, there are high expectations for its implementation, but it has never worked, leaving Nigerians feeling utterly short-changed due to its non-implementation. Why? Ohia Israel and Maryam Musa, reports Early this year public outcry forced the presidency to cut to half a billion for the purchase of vehicles.

Government Officials Abuse Budgetary Provisions: Presidency, National Assembly, others neck deep in the act

By OHIA ISRAEL In a review of the Nation’s Budget and why it doesn’t perform even up to 30 percent, DESERT HERALD with inputs from the civil society has unraveled how Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government including the Presidency and the National Assembly inflate their budgets in order to get billions

Prospects And Challenges of INEC For Credible Elections In Future

By AHMED ABUBAKAR As the 2011 general elections has past and INEC is assiduously working towards conducting credible and acceptable elections in 2015, it may be said that it has at the moment impressively put in place some necessary machineries for a successful election. But in spite of all the efforts of the Independent National

You know President Jonathan Respects you if…

By RUDOLF OKONKWO   A common refrain in Nigeria’s political discourse is that commentators should respect people in government, especially the president. Even though respect is earned and not bestowed, Nigerians waste no time in spiting out words of that nature. Some say that even if commentators do not respect the occupant of the office,

Drivers License: Winnowing the Chaff from the Grain

By ROGERS EDOR OCHELA   ”Life is about change. A leap can only be attained when dreams are translated into reality. A goal can also be fulfilled when a decayed system goes through the surgeon’s knife”—Alhaji Adamu Muazu, ex-Governor of Bauchi State It is often said that the only constant thing in life is change.

Plight of a Fraudulent Nation

The recent scam and financial scandal rocking the National Assembly involving the embattled House Committee Chairman on Capital Markets Hon. Herman Hembe and the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission has once again brought Nigeria into global focus as nation of fraud, writes Ohia Israel From the reign of Evan Ewerem to David

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Oteh/Hembegate Who’s Fooling Nigerians?

The Facts, the Fictions EFCC Barks, Will It Bite? As EFCC moves in to investigate the bribery and fraud allegations against the embattled Chairman of House of Reps Committee on Capital Markets and the DG of Securities and Exchange Commission, palpable fear grips both parties The gridlock between the House of Representatives’ Capital Market Committee

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EXPOSED: Senators, Reps, still the World’s highest paid Lawmakers

 …spend over N71Bn annually on allowances alone! By Our Correspondent The picture being painted by lawmakers in the National Assembly that they are cutting down their jumbo allowances to reduce over head cost may not be true, if what is being earmarked as allowances for them in this year’s budget  is anything to go by.