July 14, 2013 by ALLWELL OKPI and LEKE BAIYEWU
The Nigerian Bar Association and some civil society groups have said the Tuesday violence at the Rivers State House of Assembly should be investigated and lawmakers and security agents found culpable should be prosecuted.
The groups told SUNDAY PUNCH that if the incident was not dealt with through the due process of the law, it would encourage impunity and destroy the country’s democracy. Continue reading “‘Violent lawmakers must face the law’”
Posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
By Chukwudi Nweje
Last week, the Federal Government finally accepted the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies. The committee was headed by former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Steven Oronsaye.
The committee inaugurated by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 was set up due to recurring complaints that the cost of running government was too high, and that the duties of some of the agencies overlapped with other departments of government. In early 2012, the committee submitted an 800-page report in which among other things, it recommended that 220 out of the 541 federal agencies should be scrapped. Continue reading “Trimming the Federal Civil Service”
Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
By Chukwudi Nweje
Analysts have at various times blamed the country’s seeming ineffective governance and poor state of infrastructure on bureaucratic bottlenecks. The argument is hinged on government spending much of the annual budgets on overhead cost due to duplication of functions in various ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs). The belief is that if the Federal Government were to trim down on the number of MDAs, it would save huge resources from the cost of running government and thus have funds that could be diverted to infrastructure development and other areas of need.
This, incidentally, seems what would happen as the Federal Government has finally adopted the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on Restructuring and Rationalisation of Federal Government parastatals, commissions and agencies led by former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Steven Oronsaye. Continue reading “Recommendations of Steven Oronsaye”
on July 09, 2013 By EVELYN USMAN
Lagos — PRESIDENT of Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, yesterday, identified poor reports by police investigators as the reason many corruption cases were not successfully prosecuted.
Adeniran spoke in an interview with journalists in Lagos. Continue reading “Why prosecutions against corruption fail – CACOL”
July 9, 2013 by Sodiq Oyeleke
Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has urged the Federal Government to develop the northern part of the country as this can stop the killings of innocent citizens.
The group, in a statement on Monday, condemned the killing of pupils and teachers in Yobe State by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect. Continue reading “Development in North can stop killings – CACOL”
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the killing of some students and a teacher of a secondary school in Yobe State in an attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the Federal Government for the merging of its two anti-graft agencies, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission.
The merger of the two commissions came as part of the government’s decision to implement the recommendations of Steve Orosanye-led Presidential Committee on rationalization and restructuring of Federal Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies. Continue reading “EFCC, ICPC MERGING: CACOL FLAYS FG”