* To Address Corruption, Introduce Career Patterns, Regular Promotions in Services
THE Federal Government is set to introduce major reforms and restructuring of the internal affairs services to ensure operational efficiency and address emerging security issues, sources close to the administration said at the weekend.
Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday said he knew nothing about the alleged forging of the Senate rules book, saying his emergence as the Deputy Senate President was his only offence.
FORMER deputy speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Honourable Saleh Dumba, has said he was never at any time quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged N500 million bribe during the 2015 general election.
A Coalition of Media and Civil Society groups – the Africa Media Roundtable Initiative – yesterday advised the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin and other aggrieved lawmakers to proceed to the court, if they have credible evidence of budget padding.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project and some eminent lawyers on Sunday called on the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers of the House, who were alleged to have compromised the integrity of the 2016 budget, to step aside for proper investigation to be carried out into the allegations.
The Peoples Democratic Party has urged a Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the certificate of return issued to Mr. Uche Ogah, recognising him as the winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Abia State.
The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said he had learnt his lessons from his initial support for the embattled factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.