kemibusari

Kemi Busari, is a new generation journalist who exudes obsessive interest in human rights and investigative stories. He is a senior reporter who currently covers the Nigerian Senate for Premium Times. His works has over the years generated impacts as well as won awards including the Promasidor Quill Awards, Online Reporter of the Year, 2016, Nigerian Writers’ Awards, Feature Writer of the Year 2017 and runner up Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism (Online) 2017. You can reach him on; Facebook, Kemi Busari, Twitter, kemi_busari, Instagram kemibusari.

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Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

Why Nigeria can’t fund capital projects in 2017 budget – Finance Minister Adeosun

Meeting the backlogs of the 2016 budget and inability to access foreign loans are major impediments to funding of capital projects in the 2017 budget, the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has said. Mrs. Adeosun said this while appearing before the Senate’ Joint Committee on Finance and Appropriation. The Senate had…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate considers scrapping of Post-UTME exams

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday revisited the regulatory conflict between the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and universities in offering admission to candidates. The lawmakers, in a motion moved by Umaru Kurfi, APC- Katsina, debated scrapping of the compulsory Post-UTME examination for candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions. Speaking on…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

UPDATED: Senate asks works ministry to remove all speed bumps on federal highways

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to remove all speed bumps indiscriminately erected on federal highways nationwide. In a motion moved by Barnabas Gemade, PDP-Benue and Stella Oduah, PDP-Anambra, the Senate observed that speed bumps are placed on almost all federal highways ''by…

Atiku Abubakar

Make Nigeria safe again, Atiku charges Buhari

Former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed shock over an online report that one of the freed Chibok girls attempted suicide to prevent being enrolled in his school, ABTI academy. Mr. Abubakar also charged President Muhammadu Buhari’s led government to restore security to all parts of the country. An online…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Independence: APC, Saraki, IBB, David Mark preach peace, unity

Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, has reiterated the need for unity and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians. The party in a press statement by its Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, noted that despite the challenges, Nigeria has achieved a lot since President Muhammadu Buhari came into power. “Indeed, Nigeria’s journey…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate approves death sentence for kidnappers

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill which outlaws abduction, wrongful restraint or confinement for ransom. The Senate also approved death sentence for whoever engages in the act and a 30 years jail term for anybody that colludes with an abductor. The bill sponsored by Isa Misau, APC-Bauchi, was passed into law…

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Drama as teenager ‘loses manhood’ after shaking hands with stranger

A mild drama ensued at Kurudu area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja on Monday after a 16-year-old boy reportedly lost his manhood after shaking hands with a stranger. The boy, Salvation from Abia State, had claimed that his manhood shrank and that he was unable to urinate after…

Kemi Adeosun, Minister for Finance

2017 budget: Adeosun provides details of N336 billion disbursed to ministries for capital projects

The Buhari administration disbursed N336 billion in the first quarter of 2017 for capital projects, the Ministry of Finance said Tuesday. A statement signed by the ministry's spokesperson, Patricia Deworitshe, said only N14 billion remained from the total budget for capital projects for the first quarter, a balance that will…

Nigerian Senate Chambers

Senate summons ministers over funding of capital projects

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday summoned the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and her counterpart in the Ministry of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma, over delay in release of funds for projects in the 2017 budget. In a motion sponsored by Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East), the lawmakers bemoaned inadequate release…

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

INEC officials storm National Assembly to serve Dino Melaye recall notice

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly complex to formally notify a senator, Dino Melaye, of his recall petition. Thousands of Mr. Melaye’s constituents had written to INEC to recall the senator. INEC recently resumed the recall process after a court ruled against the…

Nigerian Army launches four books on critical thinking

As part of moves to enhance the capacity of its personnel in creativity and innovation, the Nigerian Army on Wednesday launched four books on critical thinking. The books are titled: “Curriculum for Basic Critical Thinking and Judgement”, “Curriculum for Self-Awareness in Critical Thinking and Judgement”, “Curriculum for Advanced Critical Thinking…

Recapture of Mubi Town

No local govt under Boko Haram control – Nigerian Army

All local government councils in North-eastern Nigeria have been liberated from the stronghold of the Boko Haram sect, the Nigerian Army has said. The Army said this in a press statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relations of Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyema Nwachukwu, in response to a claim by…

IGP Idris Ibrahim

Nigeria Police re-launch ‘bail is free’ campaign

In a bid to eradicate extortion by its officers, the Nigeria Police has re-launched the ‘Bail is Free Campaign’ across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT. To ensure compliance with the directive, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, has ordered all Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners…

Nnamdi Kanu: APC calls for calm over recent violence in Abia

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for calm over recent clashes in Abia State. The call was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi. Clashes between civilians, especially members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, and soldiers of the Nigerian Army…

atiku-abubakar

Why Nigerians think I’m a thief – Atiku

In a bid to dispute the notion that he is corrupt held by some Nigerians, former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday said he had never stolen a 'kobo' of the nation's resources while he held leadership positions.   Mr. Atiku, who is believed to be nursing a presidential ambition come…

President Buhari

SHOCKING: Buhari’s minister, other officials spent N12 million to inspect ghost projects – Audit Report

Payments totalling N11,700, 000 were made by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development to enable Minister, Aisha Alhassan, and some other staff members to embark on 'familiarisation visits' to unnamed skill acquisition centres in selected states in 2015, a report from the Auditor-General’s office has revealed. Interestingly,…

EFCC operative used to illustrate the story

Buhari’s adviser denies criticising EFCC, ICPC

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, SPIP, has said that a newspaper ‘twisted’ quotes by the Chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla.   The Leadership newspaper on Wednesday published a report which said Mr. Obono-Obla stated that the anti-corruption agencies, particularly the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,…

How Nigerian Embassy in Israel squandered N332 million, $493,111, in two years – Audit Report

The Nigerian embassy in Israel mismanaged funds totalling $493, 111 and another N331 million (N331,461,392) of the total revenue generated and received between 2013 and 2015, an audit report reviewed by PREMIUM TIMES reveals. The annual report of the Auditor-General of the Federation for the year ended 2015, said the…

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration Passport Offices (Concluding Part)

This is the second and final part of the investigation. Read the first part here. Welcome to Ikoyi, Nigeria’s oldest passport office ‘Hello sah,’ ‘passport sah,’ ‘I can help you to get it fast sah,’ pleading voices, obviously deceived by my appearance, beckon as I moved closer to the premises…

Immigration Chief orders probe into passport scam exposed by PREMIUM TIMES

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Muhammad Babandede, has ordered an immediate investigation into cases of bribery and corruption at passport offices as reported by PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Babadende said the investigation would seek to identify parties involved in the scam. PREMIUM TIMES on Friday published the first part…

INVESTIGATION: Corruption, extortion reign at Nigeria Immigration passport office (Part 1)

Pretending to be an applicant, reporter Kemi Busari investigates Lagos passport offices where Nigerians pay as much as double the approved fees to obtain an international passport. I arrived at the Alausa, Ikeja passport office of the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, at 6:50 a.m. on Friday June 23 in heeding…