The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the Rivers State Police for dispersing the newly-elected teachers who gathered at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to receive their deployment letters.
The teachers, numbering 13,000, were invited to the stadium by the state government to receive their letters of postings and to be addressed by the state Commissioner for Education, Alice Lawrence-Nemi. Continue reading “CACOL FLAYS POLICE INVASION OF RIVERS STADIUM”
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the President Goodluck Jonathan’s 600-man delegation to the United Nations General Assembly in the New York.
According to an online news agency, the delegation which included the President’s wife, Patience, and two state Governors, has 547 civil servants drawn from Ministries, Departments and Agencies. Continue reading “CACOL flays Jonathan’s 600-man delegation to UN Assembly”
September 25, 2013 by Sodiq Oyeleke
The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has condemned the non-payment of the Lagos State pensioners’ gratuity and arrears by the government.
The pensioners had stormed the office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday to protest against their unpaid gratuity and pension arrears.
Reacting to the incident, Executive Chairman of the coalition, Mr. Debo Adeniran, in a statement on Tuesday, accused the Lagos State Government of apathy to the plights of the pensioners. Continue reading “CACOL flays LASG over unpaid pension, gratuity”
Gov. Babatunde Raji Fashola
By Chukwudi Nweje
When in 2009, various rights groups including the True Face of Lagos and Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) raised some allegations of impropriety against the Lagos State Government and demanded an account of how the government spent the taxpayers’ money, their thinking was that if the government was elected by the people, it should also be answerable to them. But rather than provide answers to the questions raised by the group, the State Government dismissed them.
By late January 2010, with agitations growing stronger that the State Government respond to the allegations of corruption raised it by the various groups, the Lagos State House of Assembly decided to launch an investigation into some of the allegations. However, while the House inquest was ongoing the legislators were ordered to halt their investigation following a suit filed by another group questioning why the legislators were acting on the report of a faceless group. Continue reading “A vote for citizen-based budget implementation”
Posted by: Our Reporter in Politics 4 days ago
A wild applause greeted the establishment of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. But 10 years after, corruption is still soaring in the nation. Although the commission cannot be described as a tooth-less bull dog, its impact has not been greatly felt by the stakeholders.
Corruption is on the increase in public life. The list is endless-electoral crimes, civil service pension fund scam, police pension controversy, fuel subsidy fraud, House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee scandal. Critics have argued that it is relatively easier to prosecute and jail people who stole N2 million than to invite for questioning big fish, who allegedly made away with billions. Thus, the slow progression of the anti-crime battle has eroded public confidence. Continue reading “Is anti-corruption war on course?”
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The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned, in its entirety, the statement credited to President Goodluck Jonathan that “Nigerians, through their actions, encourage graft.”
This is even as the Non Governmental Organisation has thrown its weight behind the call for the resignation of the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Declaring open the 54th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Economic Society in Abuja, the President was also claimed to have stated that “both the public and private sectors are involved in corruption, but he would not give out their names, so that I won’t be attacked.” Continue reading “CACOL condemns Jonathan’s statement on corruption”