Monthly Archives: January 2017

Dasuki: Court rules on application for witnesses’ protection, March 1

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed March 1 to rule on a fresh application by the Federal Government seeking to protect witnesses in...

Reps to probe corruption allegations at NAICOM

The leadership of the House of Representatives has mandated its joint committee on Insurance and Actuarial Matters; Finance and Labour; Employment and Productivity to...

BudgIT asks for power sector project funds’ details

A non-governmental organisation that advocates transparency in governance, BudgIT, has called on the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing to declare details of the...

Justice Ademola: Prosecution alleges threat to witness’ life

• Court orders IGP to protect witnesses. Justice Jude Okeke of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, in Maitama, on Monday, threatened to...

Budget: Osinbajo meets Dogara, Senate leader behind closed doors

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, met behind closed doors with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and the Senate...

$1.75bn oil blocks: NNPC, CBN, DPR get one-week ultimatum to produce documents

The House of Representatives on Monday gave the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Central Bank of Nigeria a one-week ultimatum to produce documents...

US judgment: We’ll push for Kashamu’s arrest, says NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said it will push for the arrest of Senator Buruji Kashamu as the agency says it has...

N136m fraud: Court rules on ex-NIMASA boss’ no case submission

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed February 21, 2017 to rule on the no case submissions filed by a former Director-General of...

Soyinka, Ambode to open Lagos Art Expo

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, and Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, will, on Friday, declare the first Lagos Art Expo open. The event,...

N22.8bn suit: Court admits more exhibits against ex-NAF chief, Amosu

The trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (retd.), and 10 others continued on Thursday before the Federal High...

Senate accuses Fashola, BPP of contract inflation

The Senate may probe the Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, headed by Mr. Babatunde Fashola and the Bureau of Public Procurement over alleged...

Buhari’s anti-corruption war has ended, says PDP

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party said in Abuja on Wednesday that  President Muhammadu Buhari  had clearly shown to Nigerians that...

Alleged N7bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Air Force chief, Umar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mohammed Umar (retd.), before the Federal...

Alleged N7bn fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Air Force chief, Umar

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mohammed Umar (retd.), before the Federal...

‘How Ex-Air Force chief, Amosu, laundered N3bn NIMASA fund’

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Tosin Owobo, narrated to the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday how a former...

$1.75bn oil block fund: Reps summon NNPC GMD, Emefiele, AGF, others

The House of Representatives on Friday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Maikanti Baru, in connection with over $1.75bn generated...

LASG forms economic advisory committee

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday created a 12-member Lagos Economic Advisory Committee. A statement after the State Executive Council meeting at the Lagos House,...

Justice Yunusa admitted taking N1.5m from Rickey Tarfa – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission told the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday that Justice Mohammed Yunusa confirmed receiving N1.5m from...

Kidnappers arrested while attempting to withdraw ransom

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested suspected kidnappers, Chinobi Sabestine and Emma Blessing for allegedly abducting an eight-year-old boy. It was learnt that the...

Lagos engineer sets lover, rival ablaze, poisons self

Life on Ebijimi Street in the Meiran area of Lagos has yet to be fully restored after a jilted engineer allegedly killed his lover,...

NTIC: Policemen discussed with kidnappers in my presence, says Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, says he was with police operatives during one of the sessions when they discussed with the kidnappers of...

Ndume tackles Saraki during budget debate

Click here for more detail The Senate President had announced at the beginning of the debate that 39 senators had been listed for the exercise...

Police accuse Suswam, others of diverting N10bn SURE-P fund

The police through the Office of the Inspector-General of Police, have filed two separate set of fraud charges against a former Governor of Benue...

Anti-Graft Commission Recovers 40 Stolen Government Vehicles

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Committee (ICPC) recovered 40 stolen government vehicles from certain government officials, who will be arraigned by...

Magu Should be Confirmed as the EFCC Chairman, Babachir Should Resign as SGF; CACOL...

Sequel to President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent letters to the Senate on its positions on the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, acting Chairman of the...

EFCC re-arraigns Dasuki, Bafarawa for diversion of N13bn arms fund

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned the immediate-past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), and his co-accused, before a High...

Magu, SGF cleared of corruption, Buhari tells Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has informed the Senate that the Acting Chairman of the Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, and the Secretary to the Government...

States back FG on probe of bailout spending

The decision of the Federal Government to audit the utilisation of the N510bn stimulus package that was disbursed to states last year has received...

EFCC dehumanised me just to implicate Jonathan – Dudafa

Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has pleaded with the Federal High Court in Lagos not to...

Mixed reactions as Buhari sends Magu’s name to Senate again

President Muhammadu Buhari has replied the Senate on its rejection of the nomination of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,...

CACOL champions resubmission of Magu’s name for confirmation

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), has said that resubmission of the name of Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic...

#Trending: Deziani Releases Explosive Documents In Response To Seized $153m, Other Allegations

BEVERLY HILLS, January 21, (THEWILL) – Former Petroleum Minister during the last administration, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke Saturday responded wholly to allegations of graft against her by...

N143bn ghost workers scam: EFCC presses charges against five alleged masterminds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has filed charges against five officials, who allegedly padded the Federal Government payroll with about 50,000 ‘ghost’ workers. The...

Alleged $17bn stolen crude: Reps issue Shell, NIMASA, AGF, others two-week ultimatum

An ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives has given several International Oil Companies and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister...

RE-SUBMISSION OF IBRAHIM MAGUS’S NAME TO THE SENATE FOR SCREENING ; A WELCOME DEVELOPMENT...

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has welcomed the news filtering in that President Muhammadu Buhari has resubmitted the name of the...

President Buhari Resubmits Ibrahim Magu’s Name As EFCC Chairman

esident Muhammadu Buhari has once again submitted the name of Ibrahim Magu, the current acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),...

EFCC arrests five for selling rice donated to IDPs

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government in Borno and four others have been arrested over alleged diversion of 300 bags of...

Bribery charges: A’Court rules on Rickey Tarfa’s appeal

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday heard and reserved judgment on the appeal filed by embattled Senior Advocate of Nigeria,...

N304m fraud: Trial of ex-NIMASA boss fixed for January 24

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday fixed Jan. 24 for continuation of the trial of a former Acting Director-General of NIMASA, Haruna...

‘NJC official didn’t exonerate Justice Ademola in court’

An official of the National Judicial Council and a prosecution witness, Mr. Eugene Odukwu, had not testified on the status of a bribery petition...
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