Nigeria

N13bn fraud: Tompolo refuse court’s invitation

Ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. Tompolo, has shunned the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos to unconditionally appear today to answer a 40-count of alleged N13bn fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The order, which was granted in Charge No: FHC/L/553c/2015, was sequel to a motion ex-parte […]

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Senate to stop FEC from awarding contracts

THE Senate, yesterday, commenced a process aimed at stopping the President and the Federal Executive Council, FEC, from awarding contracts of any kind in the country. The legislature said there was no basis for the FEC to award contracts, insisting that the status quo must be changed. To this end, it passed a resolution, urging […]

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Oshodi market demolition not aimed at Igbos – Igbokwe

MR. Joe Igbokwe, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, has warned Igbo groups against misconstruing the demolition of the Owonifari Market in Oshodi by the Lagos State Government. Some Igbo groups, including the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had accused the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led government of punishing the Igbo by demolishing the market which was occupied […]

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EFCC

N13bn fraud: EFCC to arraign Tompolo, Akpolokemi Thursday

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered an ex-Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo, to unconditionally appear before it on Thursday to answer 40 counts of alleged N13bn fraud levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Tompolo had been charged on Tuesday with an amended 40 counts […]

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N1.4tn fine: Court bars MTN from moving funds abroad

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday barred MTN Nigeria Communications Limited from moving any funds from all banks in Nigeria abroad pending hearing of its suit challenging the N1.4trillion fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC). Justice Mohammed Idris ordered parties to maintain status quo. “An order is hereby made […]

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2016 Budget, not missing

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said that the 2016 budget proposal was not missing. He said no statement made by any Senator during Wednesday’s plenary could be interpreted as an admission that the 2016 budget is missing. Abdullahi made the clarification in a statement made available […]

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FG award $200m World Bank loan for Lagos

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved an additional $200m loan from the International Development Association, an arm of the World Bank, in support of Lagos State Development Policy Operation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, briefed State House correspondents at […]

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Gov, Ayade of Cross River commends Buhari’s anti-corruption war

CROSS River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, on Wednesday threw his weight behind the ongoing anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing it as perfect. Ayade, a Peoples Democratic Party governor, made the submission at a time members and the leadership of his party are accusing the President of partisanship in the anti-graft war. He […]

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EFCC in action

EFCC arraigns fmr. Adamawa council boss for alleged N982m fraud

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former Chairman of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Mr. Felix Tangwami, for a N982m alleged fraud. The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday that that the former council boss was arraigned before Justice […]

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Buhari early arrival at FEC meeting shock Ministers and Vice President

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday surprised many ministers as he arrived for the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting 10 minutes earlier than the commencement time. Buhari, who arrived the Council Chamber at 9:50am with his Aide-de-Camp for the meeting slated for 10:00am met only 19 ministers out of the 36 ministers when he got to […]

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Past administration negotiated with wrong B’haram leader – Adesina

PRESIDENCY has said the past administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan negotiated with fake leaders of the Boko Haram sect in its bid to secure the release of over 200 girls abducted in their school in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014. The was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, […]

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Metuh tears statement he made at EFCC custody

Embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) spokesman Olisa Metuh has run into another trouble after creating a scene in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), tearing the statement he made on oath. The EFCC may arraign him in court for alleged wilful destruction of government property and obstruction of operatives from performing […]

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