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Senate President Bukola Saraki

SHOCKING: EFCC writes Buhari, indicts Saraki, aides for allegedly laundering over N3.5 billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has furnished President Muhammadu Buhari with details of how the President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki, and his aides allegedly laundered up to N3.5 billion from the Paris Club loan refund, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The report, compiled by detectives in the anti-graft…

FROM LEFT: Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; and President Muhammadu Buhari at the Federal Executive Council Meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Wednesday (2/11/16) 
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Again, lawyers sue Buhari for non-appointment of minister from Kogi

A year after the death of James Ocholi, the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to appoint a replacement from Kogi as stated in the constitution. Consequently, lawyers from Kogi State, where Mr. Ocholi represented in the federal cabinet, have dragged the president to…

Nigeria Police Force

EXCLUSIVE: Police Special Forces deployed to Southern Kaduna lament lack of weapons, welfare

Members of Nigeria's police special forces on deployment in Southern Kaduna have accused police authorities of neglecting them, and failing to provide needed equipment as they confront skirmishes that have killed hundreds in the area. Members of the unit, trained in Belarus, were drafted to check the persistent clashes between…

National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh

Peace Corps commandant still held by police six days after

The national commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, arrested on Sunday by the police, is still being held nearly a week later, authorities have said. Mr. Akoh, 43, was arrested after he turned himself in at the FCT command headquarters, saying he learnt the police were looking for him. He…

Omoyele Sowore

Man who attacked Sowore in Lagos petitions Ambode, wants Sahara Reporters publisher ejected

Lekan Fatodu, the man who attacked Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, in Lagos in January, has petitioned Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, asking him to eject Mr. Sowore from his office in the city. Mr. Fatodu claimed Mr. Sowore has an office in the Ikeja GRA part of the metropolis allegedly being used to commit…

nigerianavy

Nigerian Navy flags off joint maritime security exercise with U.S., Cameroon, 27 other countries

The Nigerian Navy will on Thursday flag off a multinational maritime operation exercise christened 'Obangame Express'. A statement signed by Suleman Dahun on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff noted that the exercise is sponsored by the U.S. Africa Command and is aimed at improving regional cooperation, maritime domain…

Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali

Why I will not appear before Nigerian Senate – Hameed Ali

Hameed Ali, the Comptroller-General of Customs, said on Tuesday that he will not appear before the Senate as summoned last week. Senators had last week Thursday asked Mr. Ali to appear before them in Customs uniform for questioning no later than Wednesday, this week. The request is part of a…

Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali

Hameed Ali won’t appear before Senators on Wednesday – Nigeria Customs

The Nigeria Customs Service said on Tuesday that its embattled Comptroller-General will not appear before the Senate as summoned last week. Joseph Attah, NCS spokesperson, told PREMIUM TIMES Thursday evening that Hameed Ali will not be honouring the mandatory appearance which senators issued to him last week. Consequently, the instruction…

Some of the suspects paraded by the Nigerian Police

Police confirm 46 killed in Ife ethnic clash, arrest 38 (SEE FULL LIST)

The recent unrest in Ile-Ife, Osun State, left at least 46 people dead and 96 injured, the police said on Monday. A statement by the police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood, said 20 of 38 suspects initially arrested for their alleged roles in the mayhem, which broke out on March 8, will…

Dickson Akoh and Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung

EXCLUSIVE: How security agencies, INEC, Head of Service, others opposed legalisation of Peace Corps

To some Nigerian youth, it is the newest way to gainful employment in service —the symbol of career opportunity in a society beset by acute joblessness, even among university graduates. To existing government agencies, though, it is an irritant scheming to make inroads into insufficient public coffers while also exploiting…

Peace Corps

Again, police arrest Peace Corps commandant

Dickson Akoh, the national commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, has been detained by the Nigeria police, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Mr. Akoh, 43, was taken to a facility belonging to the police special anti-robbery squad in Abuja hours after turning himself in, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. Although the police have…

Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs, Hameed Ali arriving the Nigerian Senate

Wearing Customs uniform will ‘belittle’ Hameed Ali’s army achievement — Retired General

David Jemibewon, a retired major general and former governor of defunct Western State, has weighed in on the ongoing faceoff between the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service and the Senate. Hameed Ali, a retired colonel, has not been seen in Customs uniform since he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari…

Abubakar Shekau in new video

Boko Haram leader, Shekau, appears in new video; threatens world leaders

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has appeared in a new video, refuting recent claims of attacks by Cameroonian President Paul Biya, while threatening world leaders. The 27-minute footage, sent to PREMIUM TIMES by a journalist with known contact to Boko Haram, also showed Mr. Shekau thanking his followers. Mr. Shekau…

President Muhammadu Buhari

EXCLUSIVE: Magu: Buhari has lost control of his govt., former Nigerian leaders say

By allowing the State Security Service to undermine him in his quest to make Ibrahim Magu substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), President Muhammadu Buhari has lost control of his government and should consider overhauling his administration forthwith, two former Nigerian leaders have told PREMIUM TIMES In separate…

Cross Section of Customs New Management Team

EXCLUSIVE: Former Customs boss contradicts Hameed Ali on uniform controversy

A former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Customs Service, Bello Haliru, on Tuesday said he wore the uniform of the agency while in office, even though he was a political appointee and not a career officer. Mr. Haliru was the first CG to be appointed outside the service in 1988 by the…

Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali

Senate – Customs face-off: Hameed Ali in secret meeting with Saraki

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, Tuesday evening held a closed-door meeting with Senate President Bukola Saraki, hours after it appeared a showdown was imminent between the Senate and the retired army colonel. "He (Mr. Ali) has come and gone," a Senate President's office insider told PREMIUM…

Boko Haram in one of its recent videos

Boko Haram ‘executes three men’ in new video

The terrorist group, Boko Haram, has released a new video showing the execution of three men the group accused of spying for the Nigerian military. The chilling footage, which was anonymously sent to PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday morning, shows the militants beheading one man and shooting two others to death with AK-47 rifles.…

EFCC  Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Senate fixes date for Magu’s confirmation hearing

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is to appear before the Senate on Wednesday for his confirmation hearing, the Senate announced Tuesday. This was made known in a tweet by the upper chamber. The notification came weeks after Mr. Magu's name was resubmitted to senators for…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo [Photo credit: Ventures Africa]

EXCLUSIVE: Obasanjo speaks on Malabu $1.1 billion scandal, tackles Adoke

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday warned a former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, to cease further mention of his name in the controversial $1.1 billion Malabu Oil deal. In an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES from Addis Ababa, the former president said he considered the controversial award of…

Audu Maikori [Photo credit: www.trendysturvsblog.com]

Audu Maikori released on bail

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, has been granted bail after he was arraigned before a Kaduna Magistrate's Court along Ibrahim Taiwo Road, his lawyer said Monday. A lawyer and associate of Mr. Maikori, John Danfulani, said his client received the bail on "very liberal terms" Mondayafternoon. He was taken to…

Audu Maikori [Photo credit: www.trendysturvsblog.com]

Senator demands release of Audu Maikori, says govt should target armed herdsmen

Kaduna State senator, Shehu Sani, on Monday demanded the immediate release of Audu Maikori, describing the latest arrest and incarceration of the Chocolate City boss as an affront to constitutional democracy. "The case of Audu is becoming a stain and embarrassment to our country as a constitutional democracy," Mr. Sani…

Mohammed Adoke

Malabu $1.1 billion deal: Obasanjo authorised first agreement — Adoke

A former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke, has petitioned the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, imploring the nation's number one law enforcement official to call the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to order. Mr. Adoke, in a string of complaints sent to PREMIUM TIMES by email Sunday, said…

Audu Maikori [Photo credit: www.trendysturvsblog.com]

Police not responsible for Audu Maikori’s arrest – Spokesperson

The police in Kaduna on Sunday denied being responsible for the arrest and incarceration of Audu Maikori, CEO of Chocolate City Entertainment, who has been at loggerheads with the Kaduna State government for alleged incitement to violence. "We're not aware of his arrest," Kaduna police spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, told PREMIUM…

Sulaiman Aledeh

Channels TV anchor, Suleiman Aledeh, quits; gives reasons

Sulaiman Aledeh, a Channels Television anchor and producer, has left the Lagos-based broadcaster for AriseTV, he told PREMIUM TIMES Saturday. Mr. Aledeh, 43, made his debut on AriseTV, owned by newspaper publisher, Nduka Obaigbena, on Saturday evening, reading the station's 4:00 p.m. bulletin. "My babies and their mother, parents and…

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

EXCLUSIVE: Disquiet in Nigerian Army over proposed multi-billion naira golf course

A recent decision by the Nigerian Army to establish a multi-billion naira exclusive golf course for officers is generating disquiet among its rank and file, PREMIUM TIMES can report. This newspaper learnt that the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, recently informed officers of the Army chief's intention to construct a golf club for Nigerian…