Saturday, December 4, 2021
More

    Latest Posts

    Peaky Blinders returns for sixth and final season

    The Shelby clan return to our screens again with new chaos to dissolve and another nemesis to defeat. Before the covid-19 pandemic,...

    Former Edo State Governor, Igbinedion loses mother at 85

    A former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, has lost his mother, Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion. According to...

    I love Wizkid, that’s not going to change – Tems

    Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has declared her love for Wizkid, stating that it’s not going to change.

    Reps invite INEC over funding challenge for direct primaries

    In a bid to ensure that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), signs the Electoral Act Amendment bill along with the...

    Senate threatens arrest of 56 MDA chiefs over probe

    The Senate Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday threatened to invoke the necessary provisions of the constitution to compel about 56 agencies of Federal Government to appear before it from next week Tuesday.

    The Chairman of the Senate panel, Senator Matthew Urhoghide, said this while addressing journalists after some agencies summoned to appear before it shunned the invitations.

    The panel is currently scrutinising the queries raised against federal agencies as contained in the 2018 report of the Auditor General for the Federation.

    Only two out of the seven agencies, slated to appear before it on Tuesday, showed up.

    A document obtained by our correspondent from the secretariat of the panel indicated that only the management of the Regional Centre for International Arbitration and those of the Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, appeared before the committee.

    The managements of the Petroleum Product Pricing and Regulatory Agency, Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund and Federal University, Makurdi, Benue State did not show up.

    Also on the list of those who did not appear before the panel were the management of the University of Jos and the Rural Electrification Agency.

    Enraged by the development, Urhoghide directed the secretariat of the committee to write final warning letters to all the erring agencies.

    The Senator said, “We are going to invoke Section 89 of the Constitution, which empower us to issue bench warrant of arrest on them, to compel them to appear, if they failed to honour our last warning letters.

    “Why will the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund come to tell us that they have a new management hence they can’t come?

    “For how long do they want the management to be in place before they can appear?

    “ NSTIF has over 50 queries. It is obvious that they are running away, they don’t want to come and give account.

    “Today, the Petroleum Product Pricing and Regulatory Agency, and the Rural Electrification Agency and NSITF are all supposed to be here, bringing the total number of errant agencies to 56.

    “We are giving them till next week Tuesday to appear or we issue warrant of arrest on them to appear.”

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    Peaky Blinders returns for sixth and final season

    The Shelby clan return to our screens again with new chaos to dissolve and another nemesis to defeat. Before the covid-19 pandemic,...

    Former Edo State Governor, Igbinedion loses mother at 85

    A former governor of Edo State, Mr Lucky Igbinedion, has lost his mother, Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion. According to...

    I love Wizkid, that’s not going to change – Tems

    Fast-rising Nigerian singer, Temilade Openiyi, popularly known as Tems, has declared her love for Wizkid, stating that it’s not going to change.

    Reps invite INEC over funding challenge for direct primaries

    In a bid to ensure that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), signs the Electoral Act Amendment bill along with the...

    Don't Miss

    Wizkid and Tems wins Best Collaboration at Soul Trains Awards

    On November 28, 2021, Grammy-winning Nigerian superstar, Wizkid and his collaborator Tems, won Best Collaboration at the 2021 Soul Train Awards with...

    Orji Kalu visits Nnamdi Kanu, says ‘I’ll continue to counsel him’

    A former governor of Abia State and current Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday, paid a visit...

    Nollywood veteran Clem Ohameze receives N8M for spinal surgery

    Nollywood veteran Clem Ohameze has received the sum of eight million naira for surgery. The movie star was gifted...

    I’d always adore you, AY Makun praises wife on 13th marriage anniversary

    Nigerian comedian and actor, Ayo ‘AY’ Makun, on Monday celebrated his wife, Mabel, on their 13th marriage anniversary. The...

    Kaduna begins transition to four-day working week Dec 1

    The Kaduna State government on Monday announced that it will commence the transition to a four-day working week from December 1, 2021.

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.