kunlesanni

Posts by kunlesanni:

World Bank

World Bank in talks with Nigeria over new $2.5 billion power project loan

The World Bank says it is in talks with the Nigerian government for a $2.5 billion loan to resolve the problems of the country's power sector. World Bank's Vice President for Africa, Hafez Ghanem said this while addressing journalists in Abuja, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. “We’re talking about a new…

Thai Police [PHOTO CREDIT: The Straits Times

Nigerian arrested in Thailand for alleged money laundering, love scam

A Nigerian immigrant, Nzemeka Ezims, has been arrested by the Thailand police for alleged public fraud and love scams. According to a report published on the Nationthailand, Mr Ezims, 37, was arrested at a highway police checkpoint on the Bangkok-Chon Buri motorway’s sixth-kilometre marker in the capital’s Prawet district. The…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Adoke lied in new book – Magu

Nigeria's former attorney-general, Mohammed Adoke, lied in his new book, an anti-corruption chief, Ibrahim Magu, has said. Mr Magu, acting chairman of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, said this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Magu said Mr Adoke particularly lied by claiming that he was being investigated for…

EFCC officials sealing up a building under investigarion

Bank official arrested for allegedly stealing N137 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, has arrested one Kehinde Olumide Agbabiaka, a sales agent of Fidelity Bank Plc. His arrest was sequel to a petition jointly penned by the bank’s Regional Security Officer and the Cluster Control and Compliance Manager, in which it was alleged…

Seun Onigbinde (Photo Credit: TechPoint.ng)

BudgIT founder Seun Onigbinde resigns govt appointment

Following public criticisms that have greeted his appointment to the budget ministry, Seun Onigbinde has now turned down the appointment. Mr Onigbinde, the co-founder of BudgIT, a civic group committed to government financial transparency, announced his resignation on Monday. Mr Onigbinde had last week announced his decision to accept a…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INTERVIEW: How Buhari’s refusal to sign electoral amendment bill affected 2019 elections (1) – INEC Chairman

On a bright day in August at the INEC headquarters in Abuja, the electoral commission chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, and his team sat for an interview with a PREMIUM TIMES team led by the Publisher, Dapo Olorunyomi. In this first part of the interview, Mr Yakubu answered questions on diverse issues…

Former Attorney-General of the Federation, Bello Adoke.

Jonathan not responsible for judge Salami’s exit from office — Adoke

Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was not directly involved in the removal of Ayo Salami, an ex-president of the Court of Appeal. He said Mr Jonathan "did not have any interest in hounding Mr Salami". Mr Adoke, who served…

COURT symbol used to illustrate the story.

Court jails businessman 10 years for fraud

A State High Court in Lagos has convicted a businessman, Lawrence Maduagwu, of stealing $179,000 and sentenced him to 10 years in prison. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Friday, said it charged Mr Maduagwu on a two-count charge of…

Alleged N6.2bn Fraud: Jang’s aide delivered cash in ‘Ghana must go’ bags – Witness

A prosecution witness, Musa Sunday, has revealed how aides of a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, illegally conveyed cash to him at the Government House, while in office. He made the revelation before a divisional High Court in Plateau State in an alleged N6.2 billion fraud case against…

UK police [Photo: Evening Standard]

Nigerian jailed in UK for ‘demanding to be deported’ armed with knife

A Nigerian illegal immigrant in the United Kingdom, Oluwaleke Yisa, has been sentenced to prison for walking into a London immigration centre threatening to stab people with a ''big kitchen knife'' unless he was deported. Mr Yisa, 30, who was sentenced to eight weeks in prison by the Inner London…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Governors of the 36 States (Photo Credit: thenigerianlawyer.com)

Nigerian governors, army chief disagree on use of security votes

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, and the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) have tackled each other over the legality of the use of security votes by governors. Mr Buratai questioned the legality of the funds, arguing that some Nigerian governors hide under the cloak of immunity to embezzle the…

Alleged N2bn Fraud: Court Adjourns Ex-Niger Gov, Aliyu’s case

A Minna Division of the Niger State High Court has adjourned the trial of a former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu, to October 7, 8 and 9. The ex-governor is being tried for an alleged N2 billion fraud. Mr Aliyu is standing trial alongside two others, his then Chief…

ALGON denies sacking its President

The National Executive Council of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has dismissed a purported communique stating it has removed its national president, Kolade Alabi. The association made the denial in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Binta Bello, and six state chairpersons on Monday. It said there…

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Musa Wada

Kogi Governorship Poll: My candidature, collective victory for all aspirants – Wada

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Musa Wada, says his victory at the just concluded governorship primaries is for all the aspirants who participated in the process. He said this in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja on…

Protesters Gives UK Government 21 Day Ultimatum To Reverse Judgement

$9 billion: Protesters want British court ruling against Nigeria reversed

Dozens of protesters, on Tuesday, in Abuja expressed their dissaproval over the $8.9 billion arbitral award granted against Nigeria by a U.K court over a botched gas deal with a foreign firm, P&ID. The protest was organised by members of Coalition of Civil Society Groups. Its president, Bassey Williams, led…

Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

N974m, $729,653 ‘recovered’ in Abuja, Kano since January – EFCC

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has said an estimated N974 million, $729,653, and €2330 have been recovered since January in Abuja and Kano in its fight against corruption. This was disclosed in two separate statements signed by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday and Tuesday. The commission also said it…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC to deploy 24,000 ad-hoc staff for Kogi, Bayelsa elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would deploy 24,000 ad-hoc staff for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections on November 16. The INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said this in an exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES at the commission's headquarters in Abuja. Mr Yakubu also said the staff…

President Muhammadu Buhari will swear in new ministers on August 21

Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa premeditated, not sporadic – Presidency 

President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed claims by the South African government that the recent attacks targeting Nigerians in the country were 'sporadic attacks'. A spokesperson to Mr Buhari also said the South African government must guarantee the protection of every Nigerian living in their country. The special adviser on media and…

ICPC wants NDDC director to forfeit filling station, warehouse acquired ‘fraudulently’

A Nigerian anti-corruption agency has asked a Federal High Court, Abuja for an interim order to seize a petrol station and a warehouse traced to Solomon Ita, a former director in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) disclosed this in…

EFCC

EFCC arraigns businessman for alleged N95m fraud

A division of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a businessman, Babagana Dalori, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for an alleged N95.5 million fraud. In a statement signed by the anti-graft agency's spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Monday, it said…

COURT symbol used to illustrate the story.

ICPC moves to seize N840 million linked to former judge

The federal government has filed an application before a high court in Abuja, requesting interim forfeiture of N840 million traced to a retired President of the Benue State Customary Court of Appeal, Margaret Igbeta. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, on Monday, the Independent Corrupt Practices and…

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

CSOs should monitor political parties’ primaries – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called on civil society organisations (CSOs) to pay more attention to the affairs of political parties and their primary elections. The Chairman of the commission, Yakubu Mammud, said this on Friday during the presentation of the final 2019 general election observation report by…

Three Nigerian soldiers, many Boko Haram fighters killed in bloody clash – Official

Three soldiers and many Boko Haram fighters were killed in a bloody battle in Borno on Saturday, an official said. The News Agency of Nigeria quotes the army spokesperson, Sagir Musa, as saying the battle occurred after Boko Haram terrorists ambushed the soldiers. The ambush reportedly happened at Gasarwa village,…

Unilorin

FG signs MOU with Unilorin on land for N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government has signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of 40-hectare farmland with the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, for the Social Intervention Programmes (SIP) N-Power Agro beneficiaries. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the programme communications manager, Justice Bibiye, in Abuja. The senior special…

Bashir Magashi

Nigerians demand sack of Buhari’s minister busted for $550,000 theft

Demands intensified this week for the sack of Bashir Magashi as President Muhammadu Buhari's defence minister, fuelled by a PREMIUM TIMES report that uncovered his sordid past as one of those who stole Nigeria's wealth under dictator Sani Abacha. The article, published exclusively on Wednesday, detailed how Mr Magashi, a…