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NASS Invasion: I Was Shocked Daura Acted Without Order From Presidency – Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) has reacted to the siege laid on the National Assembly by Department of State Service (DSS) operatives. Reacting shortly after Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo sacked the DG DSS, Lawal Daura, Sagay said he was “very shocked” to hear that Daura ordered the barricading of the National Assembly without authorisation from the Presidency. Sagay said Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo had no choice than to fire the ex-DSS boss.…

Sagay Blows Hot On Saraki’s Defection

The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay has said Senate president Bukola Saraki’s defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was a positive development for the party. Describing him as a “bad blood in the APC,” Sagay said it was a good thing that Saraki has been flushed out. He recalled that Saraki got into the senate “by subterfuge,” adding that he formed alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to torture the APC. He, therefore, said…

Fayose’s Defeat Will End Stomach Infrastructure In Ekiti – Sagay

The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has said the defeat of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s candidate, Kolapo Olusola-Eleka in the Ekiti Election has marked an end to his of stomach infrastructure. In a statement during an interview with newsmen, the PACAC chairman said Fayose’s time as governor of the state was a disaster as he “didn’t pay salaries”. According to him, the election was a way of voting Fayose out because he doubts “his deputy was the real candidate.” He said, “I…

R-APC Members Just Like Herdsmen – Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has described members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), as herdsmen “in search of greener pastures”. Speaking in an interview with the Independent Newspapers on Friday, Sagay said members of the R-APC have made no contribution to the development of the country. According to him, they have no right to use the acronym ‘APC’ as they are not registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).…

Indicted For Corruption, Election Rigging Obanikoro Heads APC Poll In Ekiti

Disgraced former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who was indicted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for corruption amounting to N4.68 billion and accused of rigging elections in Ekiti state for the PDP in 2014 is to lead the ruling APC’s campaign in the same state. In April 2018, the EFCC announced that it has recovered the sum of N473million out of the N4.68billion allegedly collected by Obanikoro. Obanikoro allegedly shared the money to Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele…

Senate Vs Police IG: Nigerian Senators ‘Unripe’ For Democracy – Sagay

Presidential adviser, Prof. Itse Sagay, has dressed down Nigerian senators, describing them as ‘‘not sufficiently mature’’ for democracy because of their dispute with the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kpotun Idris. The Senate, it would be recalled, threatened on Wednesday to take drastic action against IGP Idris after the police boss failed to honour its summon for the third consecutive time. The upper legislative chamber had described Mr Idris as an ‘‘enemy of democracy’’ after the police chief, on three…

FG Records 8,000 Whistle Blowers In 1yr

No fewer than 8,000 whistleblowers were recorded by the Federal Government in the last one year, the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), has said. Executive Secretary of PACAC, Prof. Bolaji Owasonoye, told newsmen the whistle blower’s policy had succeeded resoundingly. Owasonoye said: “Just a few weeks ago, PACAC, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Finance, looked at one year of that policy. “We looked at what has worked, where it has not worked very well, what we can improve and it…

Saraki Responsible For Missing Mace – Sagay

The Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has held the Senate President Bukola Saraki responsible for the invasion of the Senate by thugs. Recall that on Wednesday, thugs allegedly loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, invaded the Senate and forcefully took away the Mace. The senator has however denied involvement in the act following interrogations by the police. The police, on Thursday, announced that they…

Buhari’s Second Coming Will Be Like ‘Military Regime’ – Sagay

President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption adviser, Prof Itse Sagay, has tipped Nigerians on what his principal’s “second coming” in 2019 would be like. Professor Sagay, who is the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), asked the citizens to expect a “firmer, stronger type of leadership” as seen under President Buhari’s military regime in 1984. Speaking in an interview with Independent Newspaper, the presidential adviser decried alleged gross indiscipline by the political class under…

Whistleblowers Can’t Get 5% Reward If Recovered Loot Is A Large Amount – Sagay

The chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, has said that a whistleblower cannot get a five percent reward if the loot recovered happens to be an extremely large amount. Sagay, speaking at an evaluation workshop organised by PACAC regarding the whistleblower policy, said the whistleblower will get as low as one percent commission. Recall that a one percent commission is lower than the 2.5 percent limit stipulated by the policy which was introduced in 2016 to fight…
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