Monthly Archives: March 2017

‘Senate hijacked by unwholesome men’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, on Thursday, faulted the Senate for Wednesday’s suspension of its former leader, Ali Ndume. In...

Saraki, Dogara meet, agree to pass budget in April

The leadership of the National Assembly, on Wednesday night, met on the passage of the 2017 Appropriation Bill. The meeting, which was hosted by the...

Oh no! Dino didn’t know

Nigeria is a land of the miraculous. With or without God, all things wonderful, whacky, and weird are possible. More miracles occur in Nigerian...

Solanke wants registry open for recovered loot

The first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Folake Solanke, has called on the Federal Government to establish a registry for recovered national assets...

SERAP faults Senate over Sagay invitation

A human rights advocacy organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, on Thursday, advised the leadership of the Senate to jettison its proposition to summon...

Face-off: Senate welcomes Buhari’s peace moves

The Senate, on Thursday, said it had accepted the peace moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to end the clashes between the Executive and the...

EFCC arrests herbalist for N45m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan zonal office, Oyo State, on Thursday said a herbalist had been arrested by its operatives for falsely...

EFCC arraigns A’Ibom Rep for certificate forgery

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a serving member of the House of Representatives, Nse Ekpenyong, before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the...

EFCC arraigns directors, firm over N735m subsidy scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned one Mr. Adetoye Adegbite and Abiodun Ponnle along with Origin Oil and Gas Limited before...

Again, objections stall Amosu’s N22.8bn fraud case

The Federal High Court in Lagos has again adjourned till May 1, 2017 the case of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal...

Senate’s armoured car defies economic sense

A controversial armoured vehicle bought by the Senate, but seized by the Nigeria Customs Service for evading correct duty payment, is yet another greasy...

Why stolen monies are difficult to repatriate – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday lamented that the tracing and returning of stolen assets had become difficult for most African countries. He attributed the phenomenon...

Bribery case: Court suspends ex-NAF chief’s testimony over security risk

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday, adjourned till May 19 to decide on the procedure it would...

DSS quizzes Ifeanyi Ubah on NNPC’s N11bn claim

The Department of State Services, on Thursday, in Abuja, interrogated the Group Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ubah, over...

Forex manipulation: EFCC invites more senior CBN officials

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited more senior officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria as part of investigations into an alleged...

Nigerian Federal Lawmaker Arraigned For Certificate Forgery

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), which arraigned the federal lawmaker on a nine-count charge, accused him of forging a national diploma certificate...

BREAKING: DSS arrests Ifeanyi Ubah

The Department of State Services has arrested and detained Nigerian business mogul and politician, Ifeanyi Ubah. According to Sahara Reporters, the reason for his arrest is unknown....

CACOL calls for scrapping of the Senate

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), today asserted its position that the upper house of the legislative arm of government, the Senate,...

DISPRUPTING GOVERNANCE THROUGH DISTRACTIONS, INANITIES, PETTINESS AND CONSCIOUS INTENT TO PERPETRATE SELF-AGRANDIZEMENT AND IMPUNITY:...

Being the text of the State of the Nation Press Conference addressed by the Executive Chairman of the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership,...

Dokpesi received N2.1bn from ONSA within three months –Witness

A relationship manager with First Bank Plc, Maitama branch, Abuja, Mrs. Zainab Ibrahim-Kokobili, on Wednesday testified to how African Independent Television’s founder, Chief Raymond...

I won’t honour Senate summons –Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), says the Senate lacks the power to summon him. He, therefore, lambasted...

FG arraigns Peace Corps’ boss for alleged N1.2bn fraud

The Federal Government on Wednesday arraigned the leader of a group, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr. Dickson Akor, on 90 charges, including money laundering...

Police arrest ex-DSS operative, 10 others for kidnapping

The police have arrested a dismissed Department of State Services operative, Abdulrasheed Maigari, and 10 others for alleged involvement in the abduction of a...

N’Assembly will publish its budget soon, says Dogara

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, amidst conflicts between the National Assembly and the executive, has appealed to members of...

Impunity in Senate must be stopped, Falana tells Buhari

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana (SAN), called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led executive arm of the Federal Government to ‘adopt decisive measures to...

Senators now blackmailers, comedians — Buhari’s aide, Ezekwesili

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Mrs. Lauretta Onochie, on Wednesday chided senators over their current rift with the Executive, saying they...

We won’t disclose cost of Buhari’s medical bills – FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday said despite pressure from groups and individuals, it would not disclose the amount spent on President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent...

Buhari names Ocholi, Mohammed’s replacements, seeks Senate approval

Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking legislative confirmation for the nomination of Prof. Stephen Ocheni (Kogi...

Two CBN directors arrested for forex manipulation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria for alleged forex manipulation and economic sabotage. Impeccable sources...

Senate suspends Ndume over Saraki, Melaye saga, Buhari raises panel

The Senate, on Wednesday, suspended former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, for six months for not “conducting due diligence” before filing a petition against...

FG arraigns Peace Corps’ boss for alleged N1.2bn fraud

The Federal Government on Wednesday arraigned the leader of a group, Peace Corps of Nigeria, Mr. Dickson Akor, on 90 charges, including money laundering...

BREAKING : Senate suspends Ndume for six months

The Senate, on Wednesday, suspended former Majority Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, for six months for not “making due diligence” before filing a petition against...

NPS suspends two officers over Ngilari medical report

The Zone ‘C’ Coordinator of the Nigeria Prisons Service, ACG Bala Isgogo, has ordered the immediate removal of the officer in-charge of Yola Prison,...

Ex-NNPC boss, Yakubu withdraws N1bn suit against EFCC, AGF

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, on Tuesday terminated his fundamental human rights enforcement suit, in...

Bulletproof SUV linked to Saraki cost $298,000, not N298m – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday said the controversial armoured Range Rover Sports car bought by the National Assembly cost $298,000 and not N298m. The car had...

Bribery: NJC didn’t allow us question judges, says EFCC

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Daniel Danladi, on Tuesday, told the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja that the...

DSS fails to produce Suswam in court for EFCC’s case

The Department of State Services on Tuesday refused to produce a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, before a Federal High Court in...

Senator denies ownership of 13 seized vehicles

The lawmaker representing Kano-North senatorial district, Jibrin Barau, on Tuesday, told the Senate that the 13 vehicles seized by the Nigeria Customs Service in...

Shema’s appeal forces adjournment of N10bn fraud case

A Katsina High Court on Tuesday adjourned sitting till June 6 in the hearing of the an alleged N10bn corruption suit brought before it...

N19bn Paris Club scam: EFCC to invite Saraki’s aides, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arrest several aides and persons linked to Senate President Bukola Saraki for their alleged role...
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