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SERAP Asks Lawan, Gbajabiamila To Reject Buhari’s Fresh Request To Borrow $4bn, €710m

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to reject the fresh request by President Muhammadu Buhari to borrow $4 billion and €710 million until the publication of details of spending of all loans obtained since May 29, 2015 by the government.” President Buhari recently ...

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Igbo Leaders Betrayed Southeast During Buhari’s Visit To Imo – IPAN

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria, IPAN, has described the recent visit of President Muhammadu Buhari as a waste to the progress of the Igbo. The group explained that Igbo leaders would have utilized the opportunity to X-ray major developmental challenges in the South East. The National President of IPAN, Comrade Lawrence Onuzulike, who stated this in his ...

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Dressing Buhari In Borrowed Garb

By Casmir Igbokwe The ‘Isi Agu’ outfit looked good on President Muhammadu Buhari. The Imo State government might have dressed him in this Igbo traditional wear to show some appreciation for his coming to the state last week to inaugurate some projects. The state might have also done it to give the impression that Buhari loves the Igbo and is part ...

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Buhari Approves Anambra’s Status As Petroleum-Bearing State

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved Anambra’s new status as a petroleum-bearing state. The approval is contained in a letter to Governor Willie Obiano which the president’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, signed. The letter is in response to an earlier one by Governor Obiano written on August 24 in which the Anambra State government requested President Buhari to officially ...

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Checking Out Of Nigeria

By Casmir Igbokwe In 1984, when Major General Muhammadu Buhari was military head of state, there was a television commercial featuring a character called Andrew. Frustrated by the hardship and lack of basic amenities like power, roads and water, Andrew wanted to leave Nigeria for greener pastures abroad. “I’m checking out,” he would say. But he was urged to stay back, ...

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How Corruption Is Plunging Nigerians Further Into Poverty—SERAP

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed how “widespread and systemic corruption in ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) especially in the education, health and water sectors are plunging millions of Nigerians further into poverty.” According to the report, “Budget fraud, procurement fraud, embezzlement of funds among other illegal actions, lead to failure in the delivery of ...

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Buhari’s Fear Of Failure

By Casmir Igbokwe In his recent meeting with service chiefs in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly vowed not to exit government as a failure. This is as surprising as it is laughable. Is the President not aware that many Nigerians are already counting days and waiting for his exit from power to stamp his failures in the cheque book of ...

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Buhari’s Wedding, Private-Jet Politicians And Zuma’s Treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, wedded the Emir of Bichi’s daughter, Zahra Nasir Bayero, at an elaborate ceremony last Friday. It was a day of glitz, glamour and a showcase of private jets by Nigerian politicians and other affluent citizens. Some media reports say over 100 private jets flew into the Aminu Kano Airport in Kano. Some other reports put ...

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SERAP Sues Buhari, Others Over ‘Missing N106bn In 149 MDAs’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari “over his failure to probe allegations that N106bn of public funds are missing from 149 ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), and to ensure the prosecution of those suspected to be responsible, and the recovery of any missing public funds.” The suit followed the grim allegations by ...

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Nigeria Lost $50bn Worth Of Investment In 10 Years Due To Non-Passage Of PIB — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that Nigeria lost an estimated $50 billion worth of investments in 10 years due to non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), lack of progress and stagnation in the petroleum industry.  The President stated this in his remarks at a ceremony on the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), which preceded the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, yesterday. ...

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