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Mohammed Wakil

Alleged N450m Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-minister, four others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Tuesday, re-arraigned a former Minister of State for Power, Mohammed Wakil, and four others on an alleged N450 million money laundering charge. In a statement signed by the anti-graft agency spokesperson on Tuesday, it said the accused were charged before Justice J.K.…

PRESIDENT BUHARI SACKS SGF BABACHIR LAWAL

Grass-cutting Scandal: Absence of Babachir’s counsel stalls trial

The absence of Akin Olujimi, counsel to the ex-Secretary to the Federal Government, (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has stalled his trial alongside three others. Mr Lawal, along with his younger brother, Hamidu David Lawal, Suleiman Abubakar, Apeh John Monday and two companies, Rholavision Engineering Ltd and Josmon Technologies Ltd, are being…

Akin Alabi

INTERVIEW: What Nigerians should expect from me — Akin Alabi

Akin Alabi, a businessman and the owner of Nairabet, was recently elected into the House of Representatives from Egbeda Federal Constituency, Oyo State. He sat with PREMIUM TIMES in Abuja last week for his first interview since inauguration. The interview has been edited and condensed for clarity and space. PREMIUM…

Nigeria embassy in London [Photo: OLYMPUS DIGITAL]CAMERA

Angry citizen destroys properties at Nigerian Embassy in London

A Nigerian, identified as Jeffery Ewohime, destroyed properties, mainly cars, at the Nigerian Embassy in London. PREMIUM TIMES has obtained amateur footage of the incident shared on social media. Full details of what led to the incident are still sketchy but an official narrated what she heard about it. Abike…

Voters voting at the Nomadic Primary School, Polling Unit , at Tudun-Fulani , during the FCT Area Council at Bwari Area Council in Abuja on Saturday (9/03/19). 02036/9/3/2019/Sumail Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

APC, PDP culpable in Nigeria’s 2019 election violence – EU

Nigeria's leading parties failed to act to curb violence during the 2019 general elections, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has said. ''The leading parties were at fault in not reining in acts of violence and intimidation by supporters, and in abusing incumbency at federal and state levels,"…

Violence, harassment of journalists, other irregularities marred Nigeria’s 2019 elections – EU

Violence, violation of ballot secrecy, and harassment of voters and journalists characterised Nigeria's 2019 general elections, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has said. According to the report released on Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked in porous security and politically-charged environment, making the electoral officials exposed…

Cybercrime (Photo: The SSL Store)

Three Nigerians arrested In India for alleged cybercrime

Three Nigerians residing in India have been arrested by the for alleged cybercrime in Mumbai, India's largest city. According to a report published by The Times of India on Thursday, the Nigerians and four others were arrested for hacking into over 2,000 bank accounts. The suspects are Idrish D'Costa, Sinedu…

The National Democracy Day Anti-Corruption Summit

1,204 convicted since 2015 — EFCC

An estimated 1,204 convictions have been secured since 2015, Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said on Tuesday. He also said Nigerians have suffered the menace of "elite-capture syndrome" through the manipulation of the electoral processes using stolen public wealth to subvert the…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the Democracy Day celebration (Photo Credit: Bashir Ahmad on Twitter)

Politicians, religious leaders behind communal, religious crisis in Nigeria — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said most of the communal crises in the country are sponsored by politicians and religious leaders. Mr Buhari said this while delivering his speech at the Eagles Square, Abuja to mark 20 years of unbroken democratic rule. President Buhari also said the insecurity in the country…

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame

Focus on human capital before fighting corruption – Paul Kagame advises Buhari, other African leaders

The president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and other African leaders to focus on human capital first before fighting corruption. Mr Kagame said this on Tuesday at a one-day National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. The…

Femi Falana

Nigeria lacks mechanism to end corruption — Femi Falana

A Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has said Nigeria lacks mechanism to end corruption. He also said only Norway has been successful in creating ''an enabling environment for fighting corruption.'' Mr Falana said this in an interview with journalists on Tuesday, at the one-day National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit organised by…

Renowned Kenyan scholar, Patrick Lumumba. [Photo credit: Kasapa FM]

Nigeria’s corruption convictions ‘not sufficient’ – Patrick Lumumba

A former director of Kenya's Anti Corruption Commission, Patrick Lumumba, says the fight against corruption in Nigeria is not achieving enough in the area of convictions. Mr Lumumba spoke Tuesday at a one-day National Democracy Day Anti-corruption Summit organised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja. The…

Migrants at sea

2,084 Nigerians entered Europe illegally in two years — EU

One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said. The EU Deputy Head of Delegation, Richard Young, disclosed while addressing a conference for action on illegal migration and trafficking, organised by Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) in Abuja.…

EFCC

University lecturer in court for alleged N19 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday arraigned a university lecturer, Moses Adoga, for an alleged N19 million fraud. In a statement signed by the agency's spokesperson, Tony Orilade, it said Mr Adoga was arraigned on a one-count charge before Justice Simon Aboki of the Nasarawa State High…

Rochas Okorocha

Okorocha: We will do the needful – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it is studying the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja nullifying its decision to withhold the certificate of return of the immediate past governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. INEC said it will do the 'needful' after studying the ruling.…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC busts contract scam syndicate in Adamawa, Abuja

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested two suspects, Chuks Arinze in Abuja and Ahmed Dapellu in Yola, Adamawa State, for allegedly defrauding job seekers and contractors. In a statement issued by the anti-graft spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, she said the arrest followed a report from…

PIC. 3. A CROSS-SECTION OF PUPILS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EDUCATION AUTHORITY PRIMARY SCHOOL, ALIYU MAKAMA AREA OF BARNAWA, DURING INAUGURATION OF FREE FEEDING PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS, IN KADUNA MONDAY (18/1/16). 0267/18/1/2016/SP/BJO/NAN

Buhari’s social investment schemes improving lives — ActionAid

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), an international not-for-profit outfit has said Nigeria's social investment programmes are improving the lives of its citizens. In a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES and signed by Country Director Ene Obi, on Tuesday, the outfit said the organisation was able to monitor and evaluate three out of…

EFCC

Ponzi Scheme: Court remands suspect over alleged N320m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a Ponzi scheme operator, Uno Eke, before the Federal High Court, Calabar, Cross River State, for allegedly obtaining over N320 million fraudulently. In a statement by its spokesperson, Tony Orilade, the agency said Mr Eke was arraigned before Justice Simon…

EFCC operatives

Court jails businesswoman 13 years for N61 million fraud

A High court in Lagos has sentenced a businesswoman, Taiwo Martins, to 13 years imprisonment over a $200,000 (N61 million) fraud. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it charged Ms Martins before Justice Candide-Johnson of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos. In a statement signed by…

AbdulRahman Abdulrazaq (Photo credit: twitter.com)

Kwara governor appoints committee to review sales of govt property

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has appointed a committee to review the sales of the state government property by the immediate past administration of former governor Abdulfatah Ahmed. This was disclosed in a statement, on Monday, signed by the deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Agboola Olarewaju. It…

Imam Abdullahi's Award from U.S. Ambassador. (Photo credit: US Embassy Abuja)

Plateau Killings: U.S. Embassy honors Islamic cleric who rescued Christians

The United States Embassy, on Friday, honored a 83-year-old Muslim cleric, Abdullahi Abubakar, who saved many Christians during an attack in Yelwan Gindi Akwati, Swei and Nghar villages in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State The U.S. government awarded Mr Abubakar the Ambassador's Peacemaker Award for Heroism in…

The Managing Director of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), Marilyn Amobi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official website of NBET]

NBET MD demands apology from members of LeaksNG for alleged defamation

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, has asked ‎PREMIUM TIMES, The Cable and Sahara Reporters to apologise over a report exposing graft at her agency. She said the report is defamatory against her and the agency and demanded its retraction. PREMIUM TIMES and…

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

We did not arrest Rochas Okorocha – EFCC

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has denied arresting Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo State. There had been media reports that Mr Okorocha was arrested alongside his wife, Nkechi, and two others by the EFCC on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES, on May 20, reported that the Acting Chairman of the commission,…

Aisha Buhari

NSIP faults Aisha Buhari’s claims, lists achievements in Kano, Adamawa

The National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP) has itemised its achievements in two northern states where the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, recently said it has had no impact. PREMIUM TIMES, on May 27, reported how Mrs Buhari criticised the social investment programmes (SIP) administration, coordinated by Maryam Uwais, a…

Nigerian Army

Northwest Killings: 20,000 Nigerians migrated to Niger since April – UN

An estimated 20,000 Nigerian refugees in the Northwest have sought safety in the neighbouring country of Niger Republic since April, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said. The UN Refugee Agency also said it is working with authorities in the Niger Republic to provide basic assistance and register the…