SERAP CALLS ON BUHARI TO PROBE ALLEGED MISUSE OF N4.5 KOGI COVID-19 FUND – THISDAY PG.54
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari
to direct the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to investigate the alleged misuse of the N4.5 billion donations, loans and support the Kogi State Government obtained from the federal government, including N90, 720,000 reportedly spent on software to track COVID-19 cases in the state. The organisation, in a statement signed by its deputy director, Kolawole Oluwadare, expressed concerns about growing allegations of corruption and mismanagement of public funds in several of the 36 states of the federation, and the apparent lack of thorough and transparent investigations allowing suspected perpetrators to frequently escape justice.
KYARI LEADS POLICE INVESTIGATION INTO ATTACK ON ORTOM – THISDAY PG.8, NATION PG.6, SUN PG.5
The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, at the weekend ordered the deployment of a special investigation task force, headed by a crack detective, Mr. Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, to investigate the assassination attempt on Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom. A statement by Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, a Commissioner of Police, said the team was already in Makurdi, the state capital, to commence investigation into the assassination attempt on the governor.
ATIKU PROFFERS MEASURES TO CUT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE – THISDAY PG.50, DAILY TRUST PG.46, PUNCH PG.7