Voices of history 3: Buhari and the anti-corruption war fatigue

By Dan Agbese Email: [email protected] SMS: 08055001912 Thomas Erskine, a British lawyer, defended Thomas Paine on charges of alleged treason in absentia on the publication of his book, The Rights of Man. In his address to the court on December 18, 1792, Erskine, famous for his flowery language, said, “Methinks, I see this noble and puissant nation, not […]

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Dariye, Nyame and That Controversial State Pardon

By Reuben Abati Pursuant to the powers to exercise the prerogative of mercy vested in the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Section 175  (1—6) of the  1999 Constitution the Federal Government last week granted state pardon to two former state Governors, Rev Jolly Nyame of Taraba State and Senator Joshua Dariye of […]

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Withdraw pardon for Dariye, Nyame, uphold oath of office, SERAP tells Buhari

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to use his “good offices to urgently review and withdraw the pardon granted to former governors of Plateau State, Senator Joshua Dariye, and Taraba State, Rev Jolly Nyame who are serving jail terms for corruption.” SERAP is also urging him to “propose constitutional amendment […]

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How NASS approved Buhari’s N4 trillion request for petrol subsidy

By Haruna Salami The National Assembly, on Thursday, passed a revised budget of N17,319,704,091,019 trillion for the 2022 fiscal year. The approval came with the passage of a bill to amend the 2022 Appropriations Act transmitted to the National Assembly on 10th February, 2022, by President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration. Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, […]

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$1.6m Scam: Court Dismisses Lagos Pastor’s No-Case Submission

Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, dismissed the no-case submission filed by one Ayodeji Ibrahim Oluokun, a self-acclaimed Lagos-based pastor, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for an alleged $1.6million scam.  Oluokun, whose trial began on May 8, 2019, is being prosecuted alongside his company, […]

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