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Sagay Reveals ‘Substance’ Obasanjo Is Addicted To

The chairman of presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has said former president Olusegun Obasanjo is addicted to a substance called power. He said that Obasanjo has never recovered from his power addiction and is parading himself as the President-General of Nigeria for life. He further accused the former president of lacking respect, dignity, restraint and decorum. Sagay, who spoke in reaction to Obasanjo’s latest criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari, said: “We have had a number…

CJN’s Trial: You’re Not Above The Law, Sagay Tells Onnoghen

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof Itse Sagay (SAN) has reacted to the allegation of non-declaration of asset levelled against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen. Recall that the petition was first written to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Anti-Corruption and Research Based Date Initiative (ARDI). The CCB, thereafter acted on it by writing a petition to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.…

Atiku: Giving A Dog A Bad Name

On November 14, 2018, the Saturday Sun led its front page with the bold headline: "The Atiku Dilemma," with two accompanying riders: 1. We want to prosecute him for graft but no evidence to nail him, says Itse Sagay; and 2. Ex-VP now vindicated - PDP. Sagay is chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), one of the bodies empanelled by President Muhammadu Buhari to deepen his so-called war against graft in Nigeria. Given the albeit selective disposition of the Buhari administration to the…

Kemi Adeosun May Face Prosecution Over NYSC Certificate Forgery

Sources close to the Presidency say Mrs Kemi Adeosun, who resigned as minister of finance this morning, may face prosecution over alleged forgery. Adeosun, THE WHISTLER reliably learnt, was asked by the Presidency to turn in her resignation letter on Thursday. The former finance minister has been enmeshed in a scandal after Premium Times, an online newspaper, reported that the minister forged an exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The NYSC law stipulates that, “with effect from 1…

Kemi Adeosun: Timeline Of Events Leading To Minister’s Resignation 

Almost seventy days after she was exposed for allegedly possessing a “fake” NYSC certificate, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, finally resigned her office on Friday. In view of the long-expected move by Mrs Adeosun, THE WHISTLER takes a look at the timeline of events that led to the minister's final and perhaps difficult decision. July 7, 2018 - Adeosun’s trouble began after Premium Times published an exclusive investigative report on July 7 detailing how the minister submitted a “forged” certificate she claimed she…

Adeosun Finally ‘Opens Up’ On Certificate Scandal

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has finally opened up on the “forgery” scandal trailing her NYSC certificate, says presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu. Shehu, who made this revelation during AIT’s flagship programme ‘Kaakaki’ on Monday, equally revealed that the Presidency has heard the side of the National Youth Service Corps and was further investigating the matter. “It’s an allegation. If it is proven, you will see what will happen. The minister and the NYSC have spoken on the matter,” said…

Adeosun’s ‘Certificate Forgery Not A Corruption Matter’ – Presidency

The presidency has said that the alleged National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery case levelled against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun is not a corruption matter. Recall that online newspaper, Premium Times, over a month ago, reported that the minister allegedly forged her NYSC exemption certificate. Although the minister is yet to respond to the allegation, Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, had said that nothing will make the federal government…

Buhari Can Boycott NASS To Fund 2019 Election – Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, says the federal government can fund the 2019 elections if the National Assembly fails to approve funds for the polls. In a statement on Wednesday, Sagay said the legislature will constitute a sabotage to Nigeria’s democracy if elections are not held. President Muhammadu Buhari had last month written to the National Assembly requesting for the approval of N242 billion for the 2019 polls. The President’s request came shortly…

Certificate Forgery: NYSC Is Irrelevant, Nothing Will Make Us Sack Adeosun – Sagay

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has said that nothing will make the federal government sack the minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun who has been accused of forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate. Recall that Premium Times had broken the news of the forgery of Adeosun’s NYSC exemption certificate 34 days ago. She is, however, yet to react to the allegation. Speaking with The Nation on Thursday, Sagay said the youth service is irrelevant…

Sagay Reveals ‘Shortcut’ To Impeach Saraki

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has urged Bukola Saraki to relinquish his position as Senate President. Sagay, who said this in reaction to the Senate president’s defection to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said he should step down as a matter of honour. Although he is not compelled by law to step down, Sagay who is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, said two-thirds of senators present and voting at a meeting, and not the entire Senate is needed to…
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