Trouble With Anti Corruption Agency in Nigeria  By Abba Dukawa 

The corrupt man is everywhere, the man on the street, the man next door, the man in the church or mosque, the man in the market or the departmental store, the policeman on beat patrol and the soldier at the check point (Okadigbo, 1987) The present administration came to power through change mantra of President  Buhari with his top three cardinal promises  in economic development, fighting insecurity and corruption. Still Nigerians  are deep  languishing in extremely poverty as result of the corruption and   the  fighting   remain a mare political statements…

Minister, Stakeholders affirm Health Safety of 5G ….as Senate holds public hearing

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has allayed the fears of Nigerians on the deployment of Fifth Generation (5G) technology in Nigeria, clarifying that there was no known scientific evidence till date suggesting that 5G posed any risks to public health and safety.   Pantami stated this when he led the heads of agencies under his ministry to an investigative public hearing by the Senate Joint Committee on Communications; Science and Technology; Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Cyber Crimes; and Primary Health Care…

EndSARS: Why we ‘ve not awarded compensations— Osun Panel of Inquiry Chair …says panel has disposed of 23 cases so far

The Chairman, Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings, Justice Akin Oladimeji (rtd.), on Friday disclosed that it reserved its recommendations as part of efforts to ensure justice and adequate compensations for all. He said the panel reserved its recommendations in some of the cases already concluded in line with judicial procedure. Justice Oladimeji who reaffirmed the commitment of the panel to ensure fairness and equity in all the petitions brought before it, said members of the panel had been working…

Nigeria: An Unlucky Lucky Nation? By Sulaiman Aledeh 

Can Nigeria truly work? Why is almost everyone now a thief? Why does the one who complains or does it differently and well seen as the problem? Why can’t we truly make people pay for their crimes? Why? Every sector of our national life is enmeshed in corruption. Tell me which one that’s free? As you try to fix it, you have those who pretend to be helping to fix it, destroy it. Now, it looks we no longer have Boko Haram. It’s now “bandits” and that’s a lucrative business.…

IIP-SARS: Petitioner seeks enforcement of 2011 judgement against police

One Sunday Kehinde, a complainant at the Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police on Friday told the panel that the Police has refused to obey court judgement handed in his favour since 22nd January, 2011. Speaking on his behalf, the counsel to the complainant, Abdulrazaq Gobir informed the panel that the Federal High Court awarded the sum of N2m as damages in favour of Sunday Kehinde and also ordered the police to return …

Oyetola emerges Business Day Newspaper Governor of Year  ….  says he’s humbled by recognition 

The State of Osun Governor,Adegboyega Oyetola was on Thursday confered with the Business Day Newspaper Best Governor of the Year 2020 Award. The award was presented to him at a colourful event held both virtually and physically at the Congress Hall of Trancorp Hilton, Abuja, by the revered Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who was the Royal Father of the Day. At the event, where former Nigeria’s Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, spoke as the Special Guest of Honour, Oyetola’s emergence, according to the organisers, followed…

IIP-SARS; you are trying to frustrate us, panel member reprimands police

The Independent Investigative Panel on SARS and other units of the Nigerian Police Force sitting in Abuja, today warned police counsel to stop frustrating panel’s effort in the ongoing hearings saying that time is of the essence in arriving at justice. John Aikpopko Martins stated this while addressing counsel to respondents (Malik D. Taiwo Esq) over the seemingly lackluster attitude displayed by counsel to the police and other support staff responsible for ensuring that matters before the panel are heard expeditiously. The respondents have repeatedly failed to appear before the…

Police collected N100,000 for bullet used in shooting my Elder brother, another N103,000, yet declined to release corpse – petitioner alleges

A petitioner before the IIP-SARS, Abraham Nyamkwange on Friday narrated how the police “told” his family to pay the sum of one hundred thousand naira (N100,000)  for a bullet used in shooting his elder brother, Simon Aondofa  Nyamkwange over alleged robbery incident in April 2020 at Eterna filling station in Wuse 2, Abuja. Testifying before the 11-Member panel chaired by Justice Suleiman Galadima (rtd), Simon recalled that on the 24th of April, 2020 his brother’s wife Rosemary Nyamkwange called him on phone early in the morning to inform him that…

Senate President condemns abduction of Zamfara secondary schoolgirls

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the attack on Friday on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted. Lawan expressed sadness and outrage that the incident happened while efforts were still being made to rescue those abducted just over a week ago at another secondary school in Kagara, Niger State. The Senate President said the recurrent attacks on schools and other acts of banditry call for intense soul searching on how the nation arrived at this sorry pass and how to…

Blood gushed out of my private part, torture victim laments before IIP-SARS

Two victims of Torture, Sani Halilu and Haruna Usman have petitioned   the independent investigative panel on Human Rights violation by the defunct SARS and other units of the police over allege torture inhuman and degrading treatment meted to them by Amadin Monday of the defunct SARS. Sani Halilu a  media practitioner  testifying before the panel narrated how his travail started on the 10th of September 2020  when he was invited to cover an event at the NICON Luxury Hotel in Abuja when according to him he cited a friend of…