Executive Order 10: Between good governance push and presidential excesses
Mixed reactions have continued to trail the Executive Order No. 10 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, which grants financial autonomy to the state legislature and judiciary.
Cross River State to use N4.5b council funds for airport project
In spite of restrictions by the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), the Cross River State Government has ordered the release of N4.5b from council funds to purchase aircraft and build the Obudu International Passenger and Cargo Airport.
‘Insecurity will fizzle out if states allow local councils to function properly’
I was a local government chairman. Local government chairmen are supposed to be chief security officers of their respective local governments.
Lottery commission threatens to arrest, revoke licences of erring operators
In a move to tackle challenges of dwindling revenue, the Director-General, National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) Lanre Gbajabiamila has asked all erring lottery operators to defray all debts owed to the Federal Government or face stiff sanctions which may include revocation of licenses, as well as arrests and prosecution.
Anxiety in Cross River over rumoured sack of civil servants
Anxiety has gripped the Cross River State Civil Service, as over 2,500 workers were rumoured to have been marked for sack by the Governor Ben Ayade administration.
Senators disagree on LG autonomy, suggest ways out
The conspiracy of the political elite to stifle the third tier of government system for their selfish interests has had its toll on developments at the grassroots level for years.
Nigeria moves to recover N5tr debts owed AMCON
The Federal Government has begun a move to recover over N5 trillion outstanding debts owed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
NFIU clarifies request for account details of politically exposed persons
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) yesterday confirmed that it actually has a tab on all politically exposed persons (PEPs’) banking transactions within and outside the country.
NFIU directs banks to provide account details of judges, NASS members
In a letter dated September 10, 2019, the NFIU said the information being sought include account names and numbers of the officials. The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has requested banks to forward the account details of all legislative and judiciary officials in the country.