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    We’ll encourage lawmakers to implement constituency projects, says reps committee

We’ll encourage lawmakers to implement constituency projects, says reps committee

The house of representatives committee on constituency project outreach says it will now encourage lawmakers to monitor and ensure the successful implementation of their constituency projects. The committee reached the decision at the end of a two-day agenda setting retreat held in Owerri, Imo state capital. The committee in a communique signed by its members said discussions at the retreat were on [...]

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    Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Jonathan attend burial of Akwa Ibom gov’s father

Osinbajo, Obasanjo, Jonathan attend burial of Akwa Ibom gov’s father

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has extolled the virtue of the Emmanuel Nkanng, the late father of Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state. Nkanang was laid to rest on Saturday at Onna local government area of the state on Saturday. Osinbajo, who was among the guests that graced the burial ceremony, said the true life of the late Nkanang was reflected in his [...]

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    OrderPaper partners Vision FM to monitor constituency projects through ‘ConsTrack app’

OrderPaper partners Vision FM to monitor constituency projects through ‘ConsTrack app’

OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative says it signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vision FM 92.1 Abuja on engaging citizens in the tracking of public funded constituency projects. The monitoring process, it said, will be done through the ConsTrack mobile application. It said in a statement the ConsTrack initiative was designed to "trigger and promote increased and informed citizens’ participation as well as [...]

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    Death by hanging for hate speech — controversial bills of the senate in 2019

Death by hanging for hate speech — controversial bills of the senate in 2019

Some bills introduced at the senate in 2019 got Nigerians talking. Many questioned the rationale for introducing these bills at a time the country needs legislation to confront its teething problems. The introduction of some of these bills raised the speculation that the senate was willing to do the bidding of President Muhammadu Buhari at any cost -- even to the [...]

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    ICPC: How lawmakers embezzle funds meant for constituency projects

ICPC: How lawmakers embezzle funds meant for constituency projects

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it uncovered corrupt practices by lawmakers in the implementation of constituency projects. In a report, the Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG), a task force of the ICPC, revealed how Nigerian lawmakers connive with agencies to embezzle billions of naira meant for constituency projects. The report, which is in its first phase, tracked [...]

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    ICPC queries N5.6bn constituency projects budgets of justice, foreign affairs

ICPC queries N5.6bn constituency projects budgets of justice, foreign affairs

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it will probe the allocation of N5.6 billion to the ministries of foreign affairs and justice for the execution of zonal intervention projects. The anti-graft agency said while N2.7 billion was allocated to the ministry of justice, N2.9 billion was allocated to the ministry of foreign affairs for constituency projects. Speaking at [...]

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    ICPC: We recovered 3 ambulances for constituency project from Kashamu

ICPC: We recovered 3 ambulances for constituency project from Kashamu

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it recovered three ambulances and a 500KVA  transformer meant for constituency projects from Buruji Kashamu, a former senator who represented Ogun-east. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC spokesperson, said the items were part of the 2016 constituency projects which were to be distributed to Ogun-east senatorial district. She said the commission received intelligence about [...]

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    Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

Bayelsa: Constituency project funds not meant for lawmakers — but the people

The Bayelsa state government has described as “very absurd” comments credited to Gabriel Ogbara, a member of the state house of assembly, that it (the government) is withholding funds meant for constituency projects. Ogbara, who represents Ogbia constituency 3, reportedly accused the state government of refusing to release funds meant for projects in his constituency. Reacting via a statement issued Wednesday, Daniel [...]

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    Dogara: Without constituency projects, many communities won’t enjoy FG presence

Dogara: Without constituency projects, many communities won’t enjoy FG presence

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has defended the importance of constituency projects, saying they are the "only evidence" of federal government presence in many communities. The speaker made the statement on Tuesday during a public hearing on the 2018 budget organised by the joint committee of the senate and house on appropriation. Dogara said zonal intervention projects have been [...]

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    FG to punish MDAs that pay for constituency projects without clearance

FG to punish MDAs that pay for constituency projects without clearance

The federal government says ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that pay for constituency projects without due clearance will henceforth be punished. Habiba Lawal, acting secretary to the government of the federation, said this on Thursday at a stakeholders forum on the implementation of zonal intervention/constituency projects in Abuja. She said henceforth, the SGF office would need to clear MDAs before such payments [...]

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    Na’Allah, Kebbi senator, ‘diverted community borehole project to his compound’

Na’Allah, Kebbi senator, ‘diverted community borehole project to his compound’

BudgIT’s Tracka team has again uncovered how legislators divert constituency projects to personal use. Tracka was established to address the critical issues with social and economic development in the country, such as the exclusion of citizens from developmental projects, the increasing number of abandoned projects, and poor execution of the few implemented projects. This time, the team visited Kebbi south senatorial district, during [...]

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    OrderPaper launches ConsTrack to trigger interest in constituency projects 

OrderPaper launches ConsTrack to trigger interest in constituency projects 

OrderPaper.ng, an online newspaper, has announced the commencement of ConsTrack, a project aimed at ensuring robust citizens’ engagement on constituency projects done by lawmakers in the country. In a statement issued on Tuesday by Titilope Fadare, programme assistant, the newspaper said the project is also targeted at bringing about the needed reforms in the area of constituency projects. It said the project, [...]

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    Soon, it will be legal for senators to insert constituency projects into budgets

Soon, it will be legal for senators to insert constituency projects into budgets

The senate on Thursday resolved to pass a bill seeking to give legitimacy to the inclusion of constituency projects in the federal budget. Constituency projects, which have been a subject of controversy owing allegations of corruption, are carried out by federal legislators across their constituencies. Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, had raised the alarm over alleged illegal [...]

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    REVEALED: Only 33% of 2015 constituency projects were completed

REVEALED: Only 33% of 2015 constituency projects were completed

Just 33.3 percent of constituency projects slated in the 2015 budget were completed, BudgIT, a civic organisation for transparent leadership, has established. Using tracka, a tracking application it launched in collaboration with its partners, BudgIT monitored projects in 16 selected states of the federation and made stunning revelations. According to Abiola Afolabi, programme manager, Tracka, “empowerment programs are the biggest means of funds misappropriation [...]

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