Residents suffer amidst abandoned, uncompleted constituency projects in Abia (1) Between 2015 and 2018, huge allocations were made in the federal budgets for the execution of constituency projects in communities across Abia State. The projects include community centres, erosion control/water supply, schools, bridges and roads. In this report, Patrick Egwu – working with data sourced from UDEME – tracked these projects to verify...... read more
Herders killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram – Report Attacks from herders killed more Nigerians in 2018, compared to the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The GTI report released on Wednesday ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact...... read more
Why men die younger than women —WHO The World Health Organisation has said that, globally, women live longer than men; and that the difference in the male-female lifespan is particularly stark in high-income countries. This is contained in the WHO yearly analysis of global health statistics titled, World Health Statistics Overview 2019. The study also sheds light on men’s inbuilt...... read more
Nigeria Needs Proper Resource Management Framework --- NNRC By Pita Ochai   Whatever natural resource a country is endowed with, proper management of revenues accrued from it decides the rate, quality of growth, and development of that nation or otherwise. This was the emphasis of a recently organised Capacity Building Workshop on the Utilization of the Natural Resource Charter...... read more
The full corruption charges against Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen The Code of Conduct Bureau has slammed corruption charges against the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, court documents showed. Walter Onnoghen became the Chief Justice in March 2017, less than six months after the homes of several federal judges, including those of the Supreme Court, were searched in...... read more
EXCLUSIVE: How agency headed by Buhari’s in-law is violating Nigeria’s procurement law Fresh procurement documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES have revealed how the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) shortlisted unqualified companies for a slew of federal contracts across the country. Junaid Abdullahi, a son-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, is the executive secretary of the border agency. About 33 companies were prequalified for eight...... read more
Visionary Leadership Or Change: The Choice Before Abians in 2019 Gubernatorial Election – By ThankGod Ukachukwu Abia State voters must be careful not to acquiesce to the same predicament London-based The Economist magazine (which endorsed President Buhari) and Nigerians yielded to in 2015 when they were beguiled by a candidate who came with promises of change without requisite visionary leadership needed for socio-economic...... read more
FG abandons 22% of 2017 federal projects in Abia, says report A monitoring exercise to ascertain the level of execution of 2017 federal projects in Abia State left the people in utter amazement at the weekend, as it was revealed that over 22 per cent of the projects were abandoned. The summary of the findings was presented by consultant on physical monitoring...... read more
12 states owe salaries despite bailout No fewer than 12 states are still owing their workers a backlog of salaries and allowances, despite double bailout funds from the Federal Government, with Kogi State owing as many as 15 months, Vanguard investigations have revealed. Also on the list of heavily indebted states are Osun, 12 months; Kwara, 11;...... read more
The Nigeria natural resource charter identifies solutions to clashes in the oil and gas sector The ambiguity of roles which has led to incessant clashes between the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) will be permanently put to rest if principles espoused in Precept 6 of the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) are adopted. The repeated allegations of impropriety hurled against...... read more
Ogoniland will not be clean until 2047 On Thursday 4th August, 2011, when the United Nations Environment Programme presented its Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland to the Nigerian Government, there was a sigh of relief. In the draft press release that followed, the first paragraph read “The assessment has been unprecedented. Over a 14-month period, the UNEP team examined...... read more
S'East Federal roads turn to nightmares By Emeka Mamah, Vincent Ujumadu & Anayo Okoli Vehicular journeys on federal roads in the South-East states of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo have become deadly trap for motorists as virtually all the roads have become impassable. Notable among such roads include the Enugu-Umuahia-Port Harcourt expressway, Onitsha-Owerri road, Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Ninth...... read more
‘No mattress, no mosquito nets’ in camp provided for victims of benue flood BY SOLOMON ELUSOJI   On August 26, some minutes before 23:59, Gado Abimelech, a civil servant with the Benue state government, felt drops of rain hit his roof. It was going to be a cool, refreshing night, he thought. But, around 2:30 on August 27, he received a call from his...... read more
The Eight Senate Mid Term Report Under the Leadership of Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki Bills Passed By Each Senate at 2nd Year Mark  5TH SENATE: 656TH SENATE: 237TH SENATE: 288TH SENATE: 95Bills Passed By Each Senate at 4th Year Mark 5TH SENATE: 1296TH SENATE: 72 7TH SENATE: 128 8th Senate: Yet To Reach the MarkPETITIONS CLEAREDPetitions Cleared By Each Senate at 4th Year Mark 5TH SENATE: UNKNOWN6TH...... read more
REPORT: How military officials are profiting from Boko Haram war Some military officials have been accused of profiting from the Boko Haram crisis in the north-east. Global watchdog Transparency International said this in a report released on the crisis. “Corrupt military officials have been able to benefit from the conflict through the creation of fake defence contracts, the proceeds of which are...... read more
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