Browsing: Prof. Itse Sagay

Vatsa, who was also a former Commissioner for Information in Niger State, on Tuesday told our Correspondent in a chat that until he does the needful, Nigerians will never believe in Buhari’s fight against corruption

Then, one young lawyer, Ogaga Ifowodo, worked in the firm. It was those heady days of fervent pro-democracy activities when the term “hidden agenda” was a popular refrain ascribed to the transition rigmarole of the military regime of Ibrahim Babangida. I was then a Staff Writer at TELL magazine and had walked into Sagay’s office for an interview on the state of the nation.

In a statement on Friday by Timothy Adewale, SERAP’s Deputy Director, the organization said while it appreciated the expressed commitment by Saraki to transparency and accountability of the National Assembly, and the rare opportunity to dialogue with him, it remained deeply concerned that the leadership of the Senate has unfortunately not satisfactorily addressed the damaging allegations by Prof. Itse Sagay, the Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, that a Nigerian senator gets N29 million in monthly pay and over N3 billion a year

Saraki, who had invited the leadership of SERAP to a meeting based on the request of the body for the disclosure of what senators earned, rather than addressing the issue and providing the needed figures, said the Executive had more corruption issues than the Legislature

The Eagle online reports that Sagay stepped into the Senate crosshairs last week when he stated that Senators earn N29 million a month and over N3 billion a year and the Senate in response blasted the chairman and called on President Muhammed Buhari to call him to order.

In a statement by its spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate stated that Sagay was fond of using every opportunity he has to make public speeches to disparage the Federal Legislature by using uncouth and unprintable words to describe the legislators and the institution they represent.

Speaking at the 20th Wole Soyinka Annual Lecture, with the theme: “Nigerian State in the Aftermath of the Centenary: Prospect For its Indivisibility,” held in Benin City, Obaseki, who was the chairman of the occasion, said Nigeria’s unity was non-negotiable and maintained that it was possible to make Nigeria great and prosperous again

In a statement signed by its National President, Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi, on Sunday in Abuja, the group stated that it has conducted a thorough but secret search at the CCB’s office and was convinced that Sagay evaded that constitutional responsibility on him to declare his assets.