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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…

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…

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…

Jonathan, more of an academic in politics – Mahama

Former President of Ghana, John Mahama, says ex-President Goodluck Jonathan is more of an academic who found himself in politics. He said this at the public presentation and formal launching of a book title “My Transition Hours” by Jonathan that “I was not surprised when Jonathan conceded defeat to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015”. Mahama…

Ndume backs N30,000 minimum wage

Sen. Ali Ndume, Chairman,  Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, on Tuesday backed the proposed new National Minimum Wage of N30,000. Ndume, an All Progressives Congress (APC), who represents Borno South Senatorial District, made his position known when he featured on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja. Dismissing state governors’ opposition to…

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