LASU: CACOL Backs Falana Over Reduction Of Tuition Fee

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has thrown its weight behind the plea for the reduction of the Lagos State University (LASU) tuition fee.
Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), a human rights lawyer made this plea to Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola, in a statement on Sunday.

The Coalition Chairman, Comrade Debo Adeniran, who faulted the hiked tuition, decried the inhumanity of the State government to the Lagosians.

Adeniran also blamed that the government has remained adamant in the form of policies, which he described as ‘anti-poor policies’. Continue reading “LASU: CACOL Backs Falana Over Reduction Of Tuition Fee”

Nigerians Slam Goodluck Jonathan Over Media Chat Answers

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The President had stated that he had absolute power to suspend the Governor of Central Bank, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

He suspended Sanusi last week over some allegations that the latter claimed he was not aware of.

Jonathan also condemned governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State for saying the Boko Haram terrorists currently waging war in his state were more armed than the Nigerian soldiers, saying he could remove the soldiers from the state for one month to know if the governor would remain in office. Continue reading “Nigerians Slam Goodluck Jonathan Over Media Chat Answers”

CACOL blasts NNPC over missing fund


Published On: Wed, Feb 26th, 2014
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From Ayodele Samuel, Lagos

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has condemned the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation over its lies to the Senate Committee on Finance investigating the alleged non-remittance of $20bn oil proceeds to the Federation Account.

Reacting to the news, Chairman of the Coalition, Debo Adeniran noted that the denial of receiving N6bn by the NPDC confirmed the level of rots in the NNPC.

He said, “It is very ridiculous how our leaders lie blatantly to Nigerians every day. This revelation by the NPDC has confirmed the ugly trend of corruption in the system. Continue reading “CACOL blasts NNPC over missing fund”

Quest for men of good character in politics

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By Chukwudi Nweje

According to the UN, a country’s success in achieving this standard is a key measure of its credibility and respect in the world. It said that good governance promotes equity, participation, pluralism, transparency, accountability and the rule of law, in a manner that is effective, efficient and enduring. These principles it says are translated into practice, in the form of free, fair and frequent elections, representative legislatures that make laws and provides oversight, and an independent judiciary to interpret those laws.

In Nigeria where politics is often regarded as a dirty game, it had been observed that these principles describe by the UN is everything that Nigeria is not. For instance, Nigeria is blessed with enormous human and material resources. Yet, the UN estimates that over 70 per cent of Nigerians live below the poverty level as these resources have not had any positive impact on the lives of the average Nigerian. In fact, economists have said that Nigeria suffered the ‘Resources Curse’ a situation whereby the vast resources had not translated to development.

This pitiable situation is blamed on the failure of leadership. In fact, late author and playwright, Chinualumogu Achebe, in his book ‘The Trouble with Nigeria’ 1983, observed that the trouble with Nigeria is simply and squarely a failure of leadership. Apparently worried by this, former President Olusegun Obasanjo is preaching a gospel of paradigm shift in politics. Continue reading “Quest for men of good character in politics”

CACOL Flays Jonathan Over Comment On Security Challenges

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Monday, February 17th, 2014

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has censured President Goodluck Jonathan over his statement that security challenges in some parts of the country could have been worse but for the prayers of Nigerians.
The President, who made this statement on Sunday at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Olive Tree Parish, Ikoyi, Lagos, observed that a content analysis of the mass media across the world showed that rarely do positive news come from any country and reiterated his belief that the violence being unleashed by Boko Haram members in the North-East represents Nigeria’s share of the negative news across the world. Continue reading “CACOL Flays Jonathan Over Comment On Security Challenges”

Group Call for Oduah’s Prosecution


February 14, 2014 at 10:38 am

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The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) today described as a “welcome development,” yesterday’s sacking of the Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah.

The Aviation minister was removed alongside her Niger Delta Affairs counterpart, Mr. Godsday Orubebe; Police Affairs Minister, Navy Cpt. Caleb Olubolade; and the Minister of State for Finance, Dr. Yerima Ngama. Continue reading “Group Call for Oduah’s Prosecution”

NADECO, CD, others remember Beko, list expectations from National Conference

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THE Chairman, National Democratic Coalition, Retired Adm. Ndubusi Kanu, on Monday said that the forthcoming National Conference would take care of a lot of complaints of Nigerians.

Kanu spoke as several groups held rallies in honour of the late Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti at his memorial cenotaph at Anthony area of Lagos.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Beko, an activist and founder of Campaign for Democracy (CD), died on Feb. 10, 2006.
Addressing people at the cenotaph, Kanu said that all ethnic nationalities in the country must come together to `agree and disagree`. Continue reading “NADECO, CD, others remember Beko, list expectations from National Conference”

Nigeria faces questions over ‘missing’ oil money

  • February 10, 2014

LAGOS: Africa’s biggest oil producer Nigeria is facing questions about where billions of dollars in oil money is going, amid suspicions of fraud and it being syphoned off to fund election campaigns.
The issue has been rumbling on since September, when the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of withholding $49.8 billion in oil revenue.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who steps down as central bank chief in the coming months, later revised his figures down to $12 billion, sparking claims of political pressure. Continue reading “Nigeria faces questions over ‘missing’ oil money”

CACOL advocates quick passage of NFIU Bill

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Published On: Wed, Feb 5th, 2014


The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has called for the quick passage of the bill to establish the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit.

This came on the heel of the statement by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, who blamed the stealing of billions of naira from public coffers on the inefficiency of government’s financial management agencies.

Tambuwal, who spoke in Abuja on Monday at a public hearing on a Bill for an Act to Establish the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency organized by the House Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes, said that the proposed Nigerian Financial Intelligence Agency would fight the present dubious accounting procedures and help reduce the recklessness with which funds are being stolen. Continue reading “CACOL advocates quick passage of NFIU Bill”