Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Itse Sagay"

    Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government can invoke the doctrine of necessity to fund the 2019 elections if the national assembly fails to appropriate funds for that purpose.President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the federal lawmakers to approve N242 billion for the polls shortly before they embarked on their annual recess on July [...]

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    Sagay: Who cares about youth service? We can’t afford to lose Adeosun

Sagay: Who cares about youth service? We can’t afford to lose Adeosun

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says he does not believe that Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate.Premium Times had reported that the minister falsified her NYSC exemption certificate but she is yet to react to the allegation.Speaking with The Nation on Thursday, Sagay described Adeosun as a [...]

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    Sagay: Why no ‘corrupt’ ex-president has been charged to court

Sagay: Why no ‘corrupt’ ex-president has been charged to court

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government is yet to charge any former president to court over corruption allegations in order to avoid “distractions”.The administrations of ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been, at various times, accused of corruption.With no corruption charges filed against the two leaders yet, some Nigerians say [...]

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    Sagay: Whistleblowers CANNOT get 5% of recovered loot if it’s an extremely large amount

Sagay: Whistleblowers CANNOT get 5% of recovered loot if it’s an extremely large amount

Itse Sagay, chairman of the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC), says a whistleblower can get as low as one percent commission "if it is an extremely large amount". This is lower than the 2.5 percent stipulated by the whistleblower policy.Under the policy introduced in 2016 to fight corruption, an individual who gives information on financial crimes is entitled to between [...]

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    Looting still ongoing at national assembly, says Sagay

Looting still ongoing at national assembly, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says looting of public funds still takes place at the national assembly through budget padding.In an interview with PUNCH, Sagay said there is no looting at the executive level.He said the implementation of treasury single account (TSA) by the Buhari administration has shown that country is making trillions of [...]

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    Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

Lawless leaders cannot produce law-abiding citizens

In leadership and nation-building, like begets like. The leaders determine the kind of citizens that a nation would have in her possession. If the leaders are lawless, it is impossible for the citizens to be law-abiding. It is hypocrisy for leaders to make the laws that they aren’t going to submit to. The law that binds that led should be [...]

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    Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Shehu Sani's revelation that every senator gets paid N13.5 million monthly proves Nigerian legislators are the highest paid in the world.The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said Sani's disclosure validates a statement made to the effect by Itse Sagay, chairman, presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACAC).He commended the senator representing Kaduna central for "blowing [...]

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    Sagay stepping on many toes, says Buhari

Sagay stepping on many toes, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-corruption, is stepping on many toes in the bid to defend his administration.He said this when he received Ogiame Ikenwoli, the olu of Warri and some prominent Iteskiri sons, including Sagay, at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The president described Sagay as a man of conviction whom, he [...]

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    Sagay: OBJ who wanted third term says Buhari shouldn’t seek re-election — it makes no sense!

Sagay: OBJ who wanted third term says Buhari shouldn’t seek re-election — it makes no sense!

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of hypocrisy for asking President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.In a lengthy "special statement" released Tuesday, Obasanjo urged the president not to seek re-election, saying he has performed below par since assuming office.Obasanjo said under Buhari's watch, poverty and insecurity have worsened in [...]

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    Buhari’s New Year speech and Sagay’s outbursts

Buhari’s New Year speech and Sagay’s outbursts

I was reasonably impressed with the overall tenor of President Buhari’s 2018 New Year’s message. Compared with some of his previous speeches, the broadcast was non-combative and represented an attempt to talk to Nigerians – instead of talking down to them as some of his overzealous and sycophantic aides are wont to do. Largely because  the language of the broadcast [...]

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    Maina’s request to meet Buhari is an insult to Nigeria, says Sagay

Maina’s request to meet Buhari is an insult to Nigeria, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says Abdulrasheed Maina's request to meet President Muhammadu Buhari is an insult to the country.Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, has expressed his desire to meet with the president and said he could fetch the government N3 trillion.Reacting in an interview with Vanguard, Sagay said [...]

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    Omokri asks Sagay to mind his business ‘instead of attacking Jonathan’

Omokri asks Sagay to mind his business ‘instead of attacking Jonathan’

Reno Omokri, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has accused Itse Sagay of “spending too much time poking his nose into other people’s affairs and too little focus on his own business”.In a statement on Monday, Omokri berated the chairman, presidential advisory committee on anti-corruption (PACAC), for his “jaundiced” judgement on Jonathan.He was speaking in reaction to a comment [...]

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    Sagay: Ikoyi whistleblower not stable enough to receive such huge sum, he may run mental

Sagay: Ikoyi whistleblower not stable enough to receive such huge sum, he may run mental

Itse Sagay, chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the man who blew the whistle on the N13bn found in an Ikoyi apartment is not "sufficiently stable" to handle his N860 million reward.The whistleblower had in April tipped off the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of funds stashed in a four-bedroom apartment on Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos.The anti-graft [...]

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    Suspended SGF: Action has been too slow on Osinbajo panel report, says Sagay

Suspended SGF: Action has been too slow on Osinbajo panel report, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), says action has been “much too slow” concerning the report of the panel which probed Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation, and Ayo Oke, director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Oke was suspended after his agency claimed ownership of the monies discovered in an Ikoyi [...]

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    Omokri: Just like millions of Nigerians, Sagay was hoodwinked by APC

Omokri: Just like millions of Nigerians, Sagay was hoodwinked by APC

Reno Omokri, former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), was hoodwinked the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a statement shared with TheCable, Omokri said the professor of law now knows the true identity of the ruling party.Omokri said the senior corroborated his own opinion about the party."When I responded [...]

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    APC: Sagay is a rogue… Buhari dug him out of inevitable oblivion

APC: Sagay is a rogue… Buhari dug him out of inevitable oblivion

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), as a rogue.In a statement issued by Bolaji Abdullahi, its spokesman, the ruling party said President Muhammadu Buhari dug Sagay out of "inevitable oblivion".Abdullahi said this in response to a report in which Sagay described members of the APC as unprincipled.Referring to the [...]

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