How to stem COVID-19, experts advice FG, States as pandemic spike

Nigeria may be entering a more dangerous phase of COVID-19 spread unless the Federal and State Governments intensify efforts to stem the growing tide of infections across the country. Experts at a one-day Webinar organized by the Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) warned on Friday that the rate of infection coupled with Government's slow response may push the country into what they described as 'Super Pandemic." The event which was moderated by Prof Adedeji Adekunle drew 40 participants from across the country. It was orgainsed to critically examine the status of Nigeria in the global COVID-19 map…

HEDA questions N30b CBN contract awarded to Isa Funtua

Nigeria's leading anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) has raised questions concerning the award of N30b contract to a Nigerian company. HEDA had obtained details indicating that the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) awarded a contract to Bulet International Limited, a company alleged owned by Ismaila Isa Funtua, at a whopping N30billion in 2019 for the expansion of its parking lot. HEDA made a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2011 demanding the CBN provide details of the contract and evidence that the award of the contract passed through due diligence and process. HEDA gave…

HEDA Questions Accountant General Payments of  N173b Without Proper Records

PRESS STATEMENT HEDA questions Accountant General payments of  N173b without proper records Lagos Tuesday, 30th June 2020 The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) may have bent financial rules by making a total payment of N173b into various government accounts without details of what the funds were meant for, Nigeria's foremost anti-corruption group said on Monday. The OAGF has been asked to explain to Nigerians how and why such a the huge sum was paid into different ministries and parastatal without proper schedule on what the funds were meant for. Unless the OAGF complies, the prospect of…

Lagos Assembly panel designed to free Obasa from corruption charges, Says HEDA

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly has been accused of setting up a panel that appears destined to exonerate him from raging allegations of graft. In a letter addressed to the lawmakers through the Clerk of the House, foremost anti-corruption group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre)  said the Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa whose second term has been marred  in a string of corruption charges is using the House investigation Committee as a smokescreen to unchain the Speaker. The outcome of the panel is predictable: Obasa will be cleared by his friends fronting as investigators. "The…

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