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Okonjo-Iweala: Dasuki Got $322m Abacha Loot From Me

The former Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala yesterday confirmed that she approved the transfer of $322 million Abacha loot to former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki to prosecute the fight against Boko Haram. But she said it was a loan. The Nation reported that Dr. Okonjo-Iweala has been under attack, mainly from Edo State […]

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Manufacturers Urge Agric Minister To Withdraw Ban on Raw Material

Investors and members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in the agricultural sector have called on the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe to help in the reversal of forex policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The forex policy of the CBN included one of MAN’s most important raw materials, Crude Palm […]

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Ex-NIMASA chief: I Didn’t Influence Procurement Process

A former Director-General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Temisan Omatseye, yesterday told the Federal High Court in Lagos that he did not interfere with procurement process at the agency. Omatseye, who has been on trial for contract rigging since 2010, spoke while being cross examined by counsel for the Economic and […]

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Unemployed Graduate Bag A month Imprisonment For Stealing Laptop

A Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a 27-year old unemployed graduate, Mukaila Akanni, to one month imprisonment for stealing a laptop at the American Embassy in Abuja. Magistrate Fatima Bukar convicted Akanni of Peace Village, Lugbe, Airport Road, after he pleaded guilty to the charges leveled against him VanguardNgr report. […]

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We’ll Continue To Pay Teachers 15th Of Every Month – Gov. Umahi

The popular saying that the teachers’ reward is in heaven to justify their suffering on earth is no longer the case in Ebonyi State as the state Governor, Dave Umahi has vowed that the state government would henceforth pay teachers’ salaries on the 15th of every month.“Over the years, various state and Federal Governments had […]

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Nigeria Wouldn’t Have Survived If Jonathan Had Won – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he does not regret supporting President Muhammadu Buhari during the electioneering, adding that Nigeria would not have survived four more years of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s rule ThePunchNg report. Soyinka added that the revelation of stolen loot such as the arms purchase fraud justified his position that Nigeria was […]

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EFCC Arraigns Dokpesi For laundering N2.1bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned a former Chairman of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, before a Federal High Court in Abuja on six counts of money laundering and procurement fraud related charges. According to ThePunchNg, Dokpesi who was arraigned along with his firm, Daar Investment and Holdings Ltd, pleaded not […]

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EFCC Arraigns Six For ‘Swallowing $115,000’

According to The Nation, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission yesterday arraigned Onwuasonya Augustine and five others at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly swallowing $115,000 in a bid to conceal it. He was charged for alleged money laundering with Christian Okoli, Kingsley Nwokenta, Nwokenta Emmanuel, Ezenwa Ikenna and Ezenwa Uzoma. The EFCC […]

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Boko Haram Slaughter 350 Teachers, Destroys 512 Schools

According to the executive Chairman of Borno State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Shettima Bukarkullima, said yesterday that over 512 schools have been destroyed and 350 teachers killed by Boko Haram over the years, TheSun Report. He said when the figure is translated to classrooms; the terrorist group has destroyed over 1,000 classrooms with instructional […]

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UBA GMD Seeks Investment Education For Youths

Group Managing Director of the United Bank for Africa, UBA, Mr. Philip Oduosa, has advised that Nigerian youths be equipped with investment education as the way to take the country out of the woods. Oduoza, who stated this during the award ceremony of the bank’s fifth edition of the ban‎k’s annual essay competition held at […]

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Lagos To Launch Online Platform On Laws Since Creation

The Lagos State Government said it has perfected plans to launch an online platform which people all over the world can access the laws enacted by the state since its creation in 1967 till date. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who made the announcement on Tuesday at the formal launch of Laws of Lagos State 2015, said […]

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Couple Jailed After Keeping Man As Slave For 24 Years

A couple who kept a man in servitude for almost a quarter of a century after illegally bringing him to Britain have been jailed for six years each. Emmanuel Edet, 61, a former NHS obstetrician, and Antan Edet, 58, a midwife, kept Ofonime Sunday Inuk as a “houseboy” after telling immigration officials he was their […]

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