Monthly Archives: June 2017

Amosu diverted NAF’s funds to build diagnostic centre – EFCC

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Tosin Owobo, narrated on Wednesday how the anti-graft agency discovered a multi-million naira diagnostic centre...

Dasuki: Absence of judge stalls commencement of trial

The absence of Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf on Thursday stalled the trial of former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki in an FCT High...

No going back on Melaye’s recall process – Group

Aggrieved Constituent Voters in Kogi West senatorial district says there is no going back on the recall of Sen. Dino Melaye who represents the...

We owe LG workers nine-month salary, not 16 – Bayelsa govt

The Bayelsa Government said on Thursday in Yenagoa that it was not owning council workers 16 months’ salary arrears as claimed by the Nigeria...

Rivers Tribunal sacks Senator Sekibo

The Rivers state elections petition tribunal has sacked George Thompson Sekibo, Senator representing Rivers East and has declared Andrew Uchendu the winner of the...

BREAKING: Osinbajo signs executive order on asset declaration scheme

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday signed an Executive Order to Back the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme. The signing of the Executive Order was...

Bakassi IDPs demand probe of N37.5bn allocation

Thousands of Bakassi indigenes on Wednesday demanded a probe of the N37.5bn so far disbursed to the Cross River State Government for the resettlement...

Ambode threatens to sanction traders blocking traffic

The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has threatened to deal with traders who display their wares by roadsides, thereby obstructing traffic in the state. Ambode...

Kola Aluko’s $50.9m New York penthouse to be auctioned

Nigerian energy businessman Kola Aluko, declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has been identified as the owner of Apartment 79, a...

Amosu diverted NAF’s funds to build diagnostic centre – EFCC

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Tosin Owobo, narrated on Wednesday how the anti-graft agency discovered a multi-million naira diagnostic centre...

ICPC, DSS raid ex-Vice-President Sambo’s Kaduna home

A combined team of policemen, officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission and some officials of the Department of State...

SERAP gets court’s permission for N388.304bn London-Paris Club loan refund spending review

Human rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, says it has secured the leave of court to apply for a mandamus order to...

Court knocks EFCC over poor preparation for Moro’s trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday frown on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over an alleged sloppy handling of the trial...

FAAN denies deplorable state of Lagos airport over leaking roof

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday said the leaking roof in a part of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, was...

2017 BUDGET DEBACLE :THE THREE ‘HARMS’ OF GOVERNMENT: AVOIDABLE FRICTION AND THE REST OF...

June 28, 2017   PRESS STATEMENT   2017 BUDGET DEBACLE     At this stage, there is no denying the reality that the Nigerian ruling class remains in a commitment that...

Probe NHIS’ functions, HMOs tell Presidency, others

The Health and Managed Care Association of Nigeria on Tuesday urged the Presidency and the National Assembly to set up a high-powered committee to...

National Assembly lacks power to insert new projects into budget –SANs

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Tuesday, faulted the claim that a Federal High Court in Abuja had, last year, affirmed the...

We abducted 10 policewomen, attacked military – Shekau

The leader of the Boko Haram terrorist sect, Abubakar Shekau, has said the sect was responsible for the attack on a military/police convoy and...

PENGASSAN warns FG against full concession of refineries

THE Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has warned the Federal Government against the full concession of the nation’s refineries. The Group...

Recall: Jemibewon, Lambo, Bello back Melaye

As the battle for the recall of the representative of Kogi-West senatorial district, Senator Dino Melaye, rages, prominent Okun indigenes have thrown their weight...

LASG asks employees to remove bureaucracy

The Lagos State Government has asked public servants in the state to remove any hindrance in service delivery. The state Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale...

You’ve stark, worrisome knowledge, Fashola tells lawmakers

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Monday hit back at members of the National Assembly, as he argued that the...

Harsh verdicts await unqualified candidates, S’Court tells political parties

The Supreme Court has warned political parties to always comply with the provisions of the laws of the land and their own rules while...

Ambode to focus on power, transport, environment

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says his administration will prioritise power, environment and transport sectors in the next two years. Ambode, according to a...

Electricity: FG seeks $5bn loan from World Bank

The Federal Government is seeking a loan of $5bn from the World Bank Group to boost power availability in Nigeria, investigation has shown. The World...

Customs generated N239.4bn revenue in first quarter – Ministry

The Nigeria Customs Service generated a total sum of N239.4bn in the first three months of this year, figures obtained from the Federal Ministry...

Customs impounds 15 smuggled vehicles in Oyo

The Controller, Oyo/Osun Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, Udo-Aka Emmanuel, has said that 15 vehicles were impounded from smugglers in Saki, Oyo State, with...

FG targets $1bn revenue under new tax initiative

The Federal Government is targeting to raise additional revenue of $1bn through a new tax awareness scheme known as Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration...

ICPC freezes accounts of family owing Afe Babalola $10m

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it has frozen the bank accounts of some members of High Chief Gbadamosi Eletu...

S’Court sacks Taraba senator, Reps member, Hembe

The Supreme Court on Friday sacked the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Garba Umar, and the lawmaker representing Vandeikya/Konshisha Federal Constituency in the...

Court dismisses suit seeking Tambuwal’s removal

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday dismissed a suit seeking the removal of Mr. Aminu Tambuwal as governor of Sokoto State. Justice...

Eid-el-Fitr: DSS uncovers terrorists’ plan to bomb praying grounds

The Department of State Services said it had uncovered a sinister plan by suspected terrorists to stage series of coordinated attacks using explosives in...

CCT appeal: Senators vow to back Saraki, accuse FG of witch-hunt

Some members of the Senate are spoiling for a fresh battle with the Presidency over the decision by the Federal Government to appeal against...

Melaye sues INEC, asks court to stop recall process

Senator Dino Melaye on Friday sued the Independent National Electoral Commission, seeking an order restraining the electoral body from conducting any referendum aimed at...

EFCC arraigns judge for $260,000, N8.6m unlawful enrichment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arraigned a serving judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, for alleged unlawful enrichment...

2017 budget: NASS under attack for slashing, Lagos-Ibadan road, others’ votes

Prominent groups and economic experts have criticised the National Assembly for reducing the budgetary allocations for projects such as the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the...

COALITION OF CIVIL SOCIETY/ANTI-CORRUPTION GROUPS SUE FG OVER CONCESSIONING OF PORT HARCOURT REFINERY

June 23, 2017     PRESS RELEASE     The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL and 19 other Civil Society Organizations have made good their pledge to sue...

Reps give OAU ultimatum over procurement Act

The Federal House of Representatives has expressed worry about the low level of compliance of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and other public universities...

Court refuses to dismiss $1.6bn fraud charges against Omokore, others

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday rejected an application seeking an order dismissing the $1.6bn fraud charges instituted against Jide Omokore, an...

Court remands American for alleged $565,000 green card fraud

he Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Thursday ordered the remand of an American national, Marco Ramirez, in Kirikiri prison for allegedly defrauding...
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