Monthly Archives: February 2017

FG fires nine NCAA directors

The Federal Government on Friday sacked nine directors of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in what officials of the Federal Ministry of Transportation described...

Merger of charges: Court to hear Dasuki’s application March 2

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Maitama in Abuja, on Friday fixed March 2 for hearing of an application by the detained...

Govt aware of factors limiting foreign investments –Presidency

The Presidency on Friday said the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council chaired by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, was conscious of all the factors...

Ex-customs boss forfeits 17 vehicles to FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered that the 17 vehicles seized from a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi...

Judge withdraws from Adegboruwa’s trial

Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday withdrew herself from handling the criminal case filed against Lagos-based activist lawyer,...

No padding in 2017 budget, says FG

The Federal Government on Thursday replied those claiming that the 2017 budget proposal was filled with frivolous and unclear expenditure, stating that the fiscal...

CBN reintroduces charges on cash deposits, withdrawals

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday announced the reintroduction of bank charges on certain categories of cash deposits and withdrawals. This came about three...

Alleged money laundering: SAN, ex-minister get new trial date

The scheduled trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, for alleged money laundering was stalled on Thursday due to the unavailability of...

Again, CCB arraigns Saraki over N77m lodgement

An official of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr. Samuel Madojemu, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, on Thursday, that the Senate...

$17bn stolen oil: Reps summon Emefiele

An ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to...

2017 Budget: What Osinbajo discussed with Saraki, Dogara, economic team

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has lobbied the President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara...

Rivers rerun: 25 INEC officials to face trial over N111m bribe

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday said it would prosecute 25 workers of the commission who were indicted by the report of the...

Metuh loses bid to summon Dasuki as witness

The Christian Association of Nigeria in Abuja, on Thursday, said the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country had not created a...

Customs raid: Amosun calms rice sellers, promises govt intervention

The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, has promised to intervene on behalf of the Sango-Ota rice sellers, whose shops were broken on Wednesday...

Residents ask Ambode to fix bridge

Some residents of Agbado-Okeodo Local Council Development Area of Lagos State have called on the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to repair the Ikola-Ilumo Bridge. Ikola-Ilumo...

Obanikoro, Yakubu are shameless – CACOL

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership has described the action of suing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by former Minister for Defence,...

CACOL Condemns Action of NCS Over Invasion of Sango Market, Seizure 4,550 Bags of...

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL through its executive Chairman, Mr. Debo Adeniran has described the actions of the officials from the...

Saraki earned N254,000 monthly as governor, made N77m payments in two days

An official of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mr Samuel Madojemu, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Thursday, that the Senate President, Dr...

FG Files Fresh Charges Against Saraki

The Federal Government has filed fresh charges against the Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is standing trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. The...

Obanikoro and Yakubu are two of a Kind

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has described the action of suing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC by Former Minister...

N40bn fraud: EFCC recovers 17 vehicles from ex-Customs boss, Dikko

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has recovered 17 exotic vehicles in a warehouse allegedly belonging to a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria...

Alleged money laundering: SAN, ex-minister get new trial date

The scheduled trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, for alleged money laundering, was stalled on Thursday due to the unavailability of...

Seized properties: Obanikoro sues EFCC, demands N100m

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has filed a 100m suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before the Federal...

NLC, TUC, ActionAid seek review of tax treaties

The country is losing billions of naira in revenue annually as a result of the various tax and double taxation treaties it signed with...

FG to probe importation of Indian-packaged garri

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has said that it will liaise with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and...

Budget 2017 and return of padding

BUDGET mishmash in 2016 caused the Federal Government a big embarrassment. There were assurances that the mess would not be repeated. But the demon...

Court rules on Metuh’s request to call Dasuki as witness Thursday

A Federal High Court in Abuja will on Thursday rule on whether or not to compel the detained former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo...

Ayade offers N1m to whistle-blowers on kidnappers, robbery

Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, has offered N1m cash reward to anyone who provides information that will lead to the arrest of...

Buhari did not bribe Justice Ademola, says Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday said there was no truth in the reports that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kola Awodein, gave Justice Niyi Ademola...

Badeh: EFCC to show video clip of $1m cash recovery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to show to a Federal High Court in Abuja a video clip of how its operatives...

Protests as Osinbajo withholds assent to four bills

The Senate has said it will consult with its legal team for advice on the decision of the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to...

Court freezes Stella Oduah’s firms’ accounts over $16.4m, N100m debt

The Federal High Court in Lagos has frozen the bank accounts of four companies linked to a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, over...

Ambode, Magu blame corruption for Nigeria’s woes

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, and the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, on...

LASIEC urges Lagosians to get voter cards

The Chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC), Justice Ayotunde Phillips (retd.), on Tuesday told registered voters to collect their permanent voter...

CJN: Osinbajo sends Onnoghen’s name to Senate for approval

The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has written a letter to the Senate seeking the approval of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria,  Justice...

Alleged N10.8bn fraud: Ex-gov Shema, others get N1bn bail

A Katsina State High Court, on Tuesday, granted a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema, bail in the sum of N1bn with one...

Buhari did not bribe Justice Ademola, says Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday said there was no truth in the reports that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kola Awodein, gave Justice Niyi Ademola...

Osinbajo refuses to sign four bills

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has written to the Senate, saying he has withdrawn assent to four bills passed by the National Assembly. The bills...

Obanikoro sues EFCC for seizing his property, demands apology

A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, has sued the EFCC for the seizure of his property. He filed the suit on...

Reps kick as Presidency budgets N60m for grass-cutting in N’East

Members of the House of Representatives expressed shock, on Tuesday, that the Presidential Committee on North-East Initiative budgeted N60m to cut grasses this year...
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