Daily Archives: September 14, 2020

Law on open asset declaration overdue

Victor Emejuiwe   SIR: Asset declaration is a tool used all over the world to prevent corruption and to promote a culture of accountability and transparency. In Nigeria, the constitution provides for declaration of assets by public officers with the Code of Conduct Bureau but gave the National Assembly the …

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We’re set for Edo election –Yakubu, INEC chair

The National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), announced yesterday that it has taken every step and made every arrangement for the Edo State governorship election holding on Saturday. The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mamhood Yakubu, who announced this at the Edo State Governorship Election Stakeholders’ meeting in Benin City, said …

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IGP warns Police officers against unprofessional conduct

 Tony Osauzo and Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, yesterday, warned that any security personnel in uniform without tag and policemen found going about with politicians on election day would be arrested. He gave the warning while addressing participants at Edo …

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CELT admonishes politicians against violence

Concerned Edo Leaders of Thought (CELT), a non political group, yesterday, expressed mixed feelings over the crisis introduced into politics in the state, especially as it affects the 2020 governorship election in the state. The group in a statement signed by Dr. Mike Asemota and Elder Sunny Idugboe, President and …

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APC accuses PDP of plans to burn INEC office, import thugs, buy votes

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC), has raised the alarm over plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to set the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on fire, appealing to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to tighten security around the office …

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COVID-19, Almajirai and a lost opportunity?

Mohammed Bello Yunusa   SIR: The northern Nigeria governors, except a few, must have appropriated the powers of the Almighty, the transient nature of their stay in Government Houses notwithstanding. This appropriation is a reflection of how public affairs are conducted in the states. In the states, the governors are …

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Death of Benue’s terror kingpin Gana 

Labaran Yusuf   SIR: Many people didn’t believe he was the one killed by troops on the evening of September 8. While some in their characteristic pessimistic tone tagged it an audio killing, others were dumbfounded on how a man seen a few days earlier in the company of traditional …

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Cost of insecurity

Editorial   Unless the country’s security crisis de-escalates significantly, the cost of taking care of internally displaced persons (IDPs) will likely continue to soar. This cost is already incredibly high, going by the observation of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Special Duties, Yusuf Yusuf, during his committee’s oversight …

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Idealism bows to reality

Editorial     Just as well the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) just announced a freeze on the Eco, its proposed regional single currency, earlier expected to take off this year. Though the Eco would have boldly announced ECOWAS regional economic integration in real terms, to prime the …

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