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DSS arrest Boko Haram’s medic, gun-runners

Following the earlier successes recorded by the Department of State Services (DSS) in apprehending high profile kidnappers and gun runners across the country, the Department of State Security, DSS, has arrested a medic and gun runners of the insurgents Boko Haram group. The arrests were made on 9th November, 2018, at Sabon Birni Village, Igabi…

Aftermath of fire outbreak, EFCC relocates Data Centre

Following the outbreak of fire on Monday evening at the Wuse 2 Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Data Centre and the office of the Combined Inter Agency Task Force which were housed by the affected two Storey Costa Hall have been relocated to the Commission’s Jabi new Headquarters. The…

Senate summons Amaechi over Port-Harcourt-Maiduguri rail line

The Senate on Wednesday resolved to summon the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, to explain the Federal Government’s plans for railway development in the country’s eastern axis. Amaechi is to appear before the Senate Committees on Land Transport, Local and Foreign Debts. No date was announced for the minister’s appearance in the resolution, which…

EFCC arraigns 22 INEC staff, ex-director for alleged N32m fraud in Kogi

…Another for N8m The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned 22 officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and a retired INEC director, Ahmed Stephen Ozouche, in Kogi State for offences bordering on criminal conspiracy. They were arraigned before Justice Alaba Ajileye of the Kogi State High Court, Koton-Karefee. It was alleged…

Alleged N450m fraud: Court to rule on ex-Gov Shinkafi’s motion on Dec 11

The Federal High Court sitting in Gusau presided over by Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu has adjourned till December 11th, 2018 for ruling on an application filed by the former governor of Zamfara State, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi, challenging the competency of the charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Shinkafi was…

Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Court Orders Dokpesi to open defence 

Raymond Dokpesi, pioneer Chairman, Daar Communications Plc, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice John Tsoho of a Federal High Court, Abuja has been ordered to open his defence on February 20, 2019. Dokpesi alongside DAAR Investment and Holdings Ltd, owners of African Independent Television, AIT, and Raypower…

Osinbajo advocates legislation against Female Genital Mutilation

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says there is  need for states with high prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to legislate against the practice. Osinbajo expressed this view during an interaction with a team from Pearls Africa Foundation on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa. Pearls Africa Foundation is a Lagos-based social enterprise that promotes the…

N33bn scam: My Story, says NEMA DG

… Refutes allegation against against the agency The Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Engr Mustapha Maihaja, on Wednesday, shed more light on the controversy surrounding the alleged misappropriation of N33 billion by the agency. Maihaja, who made the clarification at a press briefing in Abuja, refuted the allegation levied against him by the House of…

Your action conferred legitimacy to Nigeria’s political process, Dogara hails Jonathan 

Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, says former President Goodluck Jonathan’s decision to concede defeat after the 2015 Presidential Election had conferred legitimacy to Nigeria’s political process. Dogara made the remark on Tuesday at a book launch, ”My Transition Hours, ” written by Mr Jonathan in Abuja. The speaker, who argued that not only…

Fayemi reinstates five Perm Secs  sacked by Fayose, to get salary arrears

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has ordered the reinstatement of all the five Permanent Secretaries that were retired in 2014 by the immediate past administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose. Their reinstatement was made known in a  statement issued on  Tuesday night in Ado-Ekiti by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Olayinka Oyebode. Those reinstated…

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