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The Senior Adviser to President Buhari on Social Investments (NSIP), Mariam Uwais

Buhari’s aide sues newspaper, demands N2 billion

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, has filed a N2 billion suit against Leadership newspaper for an alleged defamatory report on the National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP). The court document filed on September 13, and seen by PREMIUM TIMES on Friday, said the report,…

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SURE-P ex-Perm Sec, Clement Illoh, jailed five years for N14.1m fraud

A former permanent secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Clement Illoh, was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison for stealing N14.1 million from the Nigerian government. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Mr Illoh before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court in…

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Court jails man two years for N71 million oil fraud — EFCC

The Special Offences Court in Lagos has sentenced an Islamic cleric, Awojobi Ganiu, to two years imprisonment after convicting him of a N71 million oil fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday, said Mr Ganiu was arraigned before Justice…

Health experts discuss reducing Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate using family planning

Health experts discuss reducing Nigeria’s high maternal mortality rate using family planning (LIVE UPDATES)

A conference to discuss reducing Nigeria’s grim maternal mortality rate through family planning is underway. Health experts, especially in the area of reproductive health and rights, would be speaking at the one-day event holding at Nicon Luxury in Abuja on Thursday. The event is organised by the Society of Gynaecology…

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed said Nigerians not cooperating over measures to stop the Coronavirus spread

Lai Mohammed’s absence stalls fraud trial of NBC chief Kawu

The ongoing trial of the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Kawu, by the ICPC, for alleged abuse of office and laundering of N2.5 billion, was on Wednesday stalled by the absence of the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed. Mr Mohammed was scheduled to appear before a Federal…

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SSS confirms arrest of fugitive Abdulrasheed Maina and son

Nigeria's State Security Service (SSS) on Wednesday confirmed its arrest of the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Matters (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the agency said it arrested Mr Maina and his 20-year-old son, Faisal, at the Pennsylvania Avenue…

President Muhammadu Buhari waving during a campaign

Buhari will not seek third term – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will not, under any circumstance, seek a third term in office, his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday. Mr Shehu said he was reacting to "internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary." Nigerian law only allows a maximum two terms of four years each for presidents, vice presidents,…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Boko Haram: EFCC goes tougher on NGOs in North-east

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has said all not-for-profit organisations moving cash in the North-east must secure clearance from the commission. Mr Magu said this during a courtesy visit to Segun Adeniyi, the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri,…

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Taraba Resident Electoral Commissioner is dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the death of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Taraba State, Baba Yusuf. The Secretary to the Commission, Rose Anthony, on Sunday, said Mr Yusuf died Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was on admission…

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40,000 Nigerians displaced by violence in North-west seek refuge in Niger Republic

The number of refugees from North-West Nigeria seeking safety in the neighbouring Niger Republic has doubled to over 40,000 persons over the last ten months, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said. The refugees are those displaced by violence in states in the North-west and are separate from the…

Olisa Metuh

Olisa Metuh: How I shared N400 million received from Dasuki

A former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has told an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court how he distributed the N400 million he received from the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA, in 2014. Mr Metuh's statement on Friday while serving as a…

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Governorship Elections: INEC clears 23 parties for Kogi, 45 for Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 23 political parties to contest the governorship election in Kogi State. The commission also cleared 45 parties to contest the governorship election in Bayelsa State. Both elections come up on the same day on November 16. INEC also said, on Friday, that…

EFCC

EFCC arraigns banker for alleged multi-million naira fraud

Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, EFCC, on Thursday arraigned a banker, Adam Adam, before a State High Court in Yobe State over alleged theft of N11.7million. The commission, in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Mr Adam is answering a one-count charge before Justice Ibrahim Jauro in Damaturu. The…

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo [PHOTO CREDIT: Osinbajo's official twitter account]

Nigerian govt. spent N1.5 trillion on power sector in two years – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said the federal government has pumped about N1.5 trillion in intervention fund into Nigeria's power sector in the last two years. Mr Osinbanjo said this at a power sector roundtable hosted by Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited (MESL) at its Kainji Hydropower Plant in Niger…

EFCC operatives

EFCC docks man who allegedly impersonated NNPC boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a businessman, Nuhu Shuaibu, before a Divisional High Court in Kaduna over alleged impersonation and fraud to the tune of N65 million. The EFCC said in a statement Wednesday that Mr Shuaibu was arraigned before Justice P. Mallongon on a four-count…

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Why I paid N2.5 million into NEMA worker’s account – Contractor

A contractor on Wednesday told a federal high court judge in Abuja that he paid N2.5 million in several tranches to a worker of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) as appreciation and not bribery as alleged. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission presented its first prosecution witness against the…

EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Magu did not allege corruption in NSIP – EFCC

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has released the statement below clarifying a statement attributed to its chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The statement, sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, explained that the example of corruption Mr Magu cited was about the Central Bank's Anchor Borrowers Programme and not the…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Kogi Governorship: SDP protests, alleges plot to disqualify candidate

Dozens of supporters gathered at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Tuesday to protest the alleged disqualification of Natasha Akpoti, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate, from contesting in the November 16 Kogi governorship election. Ms Akpoti told journalists that INEC was making…

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Nigeria’s lack of potable water, forced evictions, maltreatment of physiclally challenged worry UN

About 70 per cent of the urban dwellers in Nigeria do not have access to potable water and toilet facilities, a UN official has said, calling for urgent action to address the problem. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, said this in a report…

President Nana Akufour

Ghana arrests three men involved in ‘coup attempt’

The Ghanaian government says it has arrested three alleged suspected coup plotters who were involved in a failed plot to "destabilise" its government. The arrested men are Frederick Yao Mac-Palm, Ezor Kafui, and Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu. The government said the men belong to a group known as ''Take Action…

Indian police

Another Nigerian arrested for Cocaine Trafficking in India

A Nigerian, Samson Maxwell, has been arrested after cocaine was found on him in Pune, a city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. A report published by the Hindustantimes, an Indian Newspaper, on Monday said Mr Maxwell was found to be in possession of over 35.20grammes of high-quality cocaine…

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Plot to destabilise Ghana foiled – Official

The Ghanaian government has announced that it has foiled a plot to destabilise its government. In a statement posted on its Twitter handle, https://twitter.com/moigovgh, the government said it has arrested three coup plotters and recovered weapons. The government posted a statement titled ' security agencies foil attempt to create instability…

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Two Nigerian men arrested in Vietnam for illicit drug trafficking

Two Nigerian immigrants, Omeje Chibu and Ekene Etemba, have been arrested for possession of illicit drug at the Laos-Vietnam border in Vietnam. Messrs Etemba, 29, and Chibu, 20, were arrested in a bus during a police raid at the Lao Bao international border, located at the North Central Coast region…

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…

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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…