Tag "constituency project"

    Reps summon ICPC chairman over claim lawmakers embezzle constituency funds

Reps summon ICPC chairman over claim lawmakers embezzle constituency funds

The house of representatives has summoned Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), over the agency's allegation that some lawmakers embezzle funds for constituency projects. The lower legislative chamber summoned Owasanoye following a motion introduced at Tuesday’s plenary session by John Dyegh from Benue state. The ICPC had in a report revealed how Nigerian lawmakers [...]

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    Lagos assembly suspends LG chairman over ‘misappropriation of N350m’

Lagos assembly suspends LG chairman over ‘misappropriation of N350m’

The Lagos state house of assembly has suspended Oloruntoba Oke, chairman of Ifako/Ijaye local government, and three others over alleged misappropriation of N350 million. The suspension was sequel to a report submitted to the assembly by Rotimi Olowo, chairman of an ad-hoc committee constituted to investigate the alleged misappropriation of funds in the council. Olowo said the fund was approved in 2012 [...]

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    ICPC: How we stopped the diversion of constituency items

ICPC: How we stopped the diversion of constituency items

Bolaji Owasanoye, chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), says the agency stopped the diversion of items for constituency projects by some ''promoters''. Owasanoye said this on Thursday at a special town-hall meeting on the fight against corruption organised by the ministry of information and culture. According to him, the N100 billion annual allocation to constituency projects [...]

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    Kashamu replies ICPC: Shame on you for recovering evidence of a crime you investigated

Kashamu replies ICPC: Shame on you for recovering evidence of a crime you investigated

Buruji Kashamu, a former senator who represented Ogun-east, says it is shameful that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) claims to have recovered constituency project items from him. The agency had said it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA transformer meant for constituency projects from the ex-lawmaker. In a statement on Friday, Austin Oniyokor, Kashamu's media aide, described [...]

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    ConsTrack: Using technology to track constituency projects funds

ConsTrack: Using technology to track constituency projects funds

BY JENNIFER ONYEJEKWE In democratic countries where constituency project systems are practiced, they are implemented to bring needed infrastructure and development to communities. Constituency projects were created by the Nigerian National Assembly in response to demands by their constituents around development and the lack of federal presence in communities. Projects are nominated into the national budget by a legislator and will [...]

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    Constituency project: Lagos as a case study

Constituency project: Lagos as a case study

BY KEHINDE BASHIRU On the 8th day of December 2016, the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed for 2nd reading a bill for an act to provide for the constituency project in the annual budget of the federation and for other matters connected therewith (SB 321) sponsored by Stella Oduah representing the people of Anambra north senatorial district. In this [...]

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