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Mounir Gwarzo, Suspended D-G of SEC Will Be Vindicated

When an accused tells the court that he is making a no-case submission, then it is time to review the case. That was what the suspended Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Dr. Mounir Gwarzo told an FCT High Court Maitama last Thursday. Gwarzo was arraigned by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, on five counts bordering on fraud. The evidence adduced by the prosecution to support the charge of fraud against Gwarzo is the proof…

Another Buhari Minister Resigns

Another minister of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, Khadija Ibrahim, Minister of State, Foreign Affairs has resigned. She resigned her appointment to enable her contest the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State in the National Assembly, after she defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Bukar Abba Ibrahim, to emerge the flagbearer of the Federal constituency in last year’s October All Progressives Congress(APC) primary election. Khadija, who had scored 1,295 votes while her step son…

Another Buhari’s Minister, Kachikwu Busted For ‘Lying’ About University Degree

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, has been accused of lying about graduating with a First Class degree in Law from the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). An investigative report by a leading online newspaper, Premium Times, has revealed that contrary to Kachikwu’s claim that he obtained First Class in Law from UNN and was “the best student” among his set, the minister lied. The newspaper recalled how the State Petroleum Minister, while addressing an audience during the 17th anniversary celebrations…

Nigeria’s Certificate Scandals

The number of persons involved in certificate scandals under the Buhari administration may speak to something far deeper in our society, even beyond the administration, but it is to say the least, disgraceful and embarrassing. Ordinarily considered some of the best educated black persons in the world - one US report indicates that Nigerians are among the most educated immigrants in the United States, vertically and horizontally - it is now shameful that Nigerians today are also ironically poster-characters for fake…

National Service And Matters Arising

If not that we politicise everything in Nigeria, the Kemi Adeosun saga should provoke a genuine public debate on reforming the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The constitution and other laws are supposed to be living, not embalmed, documents. No constitution is perfect. Through practice, we encounter the flaws. This dynamism allows us to modernise our laws in tandem with global standards. The process of fine-tuning makes democracy and rule of law so sweet. It does not mean Adeosun would benefit from any new amendment,…

PDP Reacts To Shittu’s NYSC Scandal…Says Buhari’s Gov’t Run By ‘Fraudulent Gang’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed that the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is being operated by a “fraudulent gang” and “persons of questionable character”. The PDP was reacting to the latest discovery that another minister in President Buhari’s cabinet, Adebayo Shittu, had allegedly skipped the mandatory one year national youth service scheme. Recall that recently, the former Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, resigned her office after it was confirmed that she was parading a…

Why I ‘Deliberately’ Skipped NYSC, Another Buhari Minister Exposed

Another minister appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari has been caught in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate scandal barely a week after Kemi Adeosun resigned her position as Minister of Finance. An online medium, Premium Times had exposed Adeosun for allegedly forging her NYSC exemption certificate. In a fresh investigation, the medium alleged that the Minister of Communication and Oyo State governorship aspirant, Adebayo Shittu, did not serve in the scheme after graduating from the Obafemi Awolowo…

FEC Confirms Zainab Ahmed As Substantive Minister Of Finance

The confusion over the appropriate designation of Zainab Ahmed, who was deployed to supervise Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance in the wake of the resignation of Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, seems to have been settled. On Wednesday, Mr. Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, confirmed the development while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Ahmed was deployed from the Ministry of Budget and National Planning as Minister of…

Alarming! FG Borrows N6trn In 2 Years

Nigeria’s public debt stock as at June 30, 2018 stood at N22.3 trillion. Out of this amount, N12.15tn (roughly 50 per cent) was borrowed by the Federal Government from the domestic debt market, figures available on the website of the Debt Management Office, DMO, says. The DMO said that at the end of June 2016, the country’s total debt was about N16 trillion, representing an increase of over N6 trillion in two years. According to the DMO figures, the Nigerian government’s domestic debt stood at N16.62 trillion in…

Buhari Knocked For Replacing Adeosun With El-Rufai’s Stepsister

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of Zainab Ahmed as the new Minister of Finance. Ahmed was appointed as replacement of former Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun after the later tendered her resignation as minister following alleged forgery of her National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, exemption certificate. The pro-democracy group, in a statement, said Buhari’s appointment of his kinsmen to head sensitive areas of government “is a constitutional…
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