Nnenna Ibeh

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Police high command warns against illegal use of personnel as guards

The Nigeria police high command has warned corporate bodies and individuals who hire police personnel illegally as guards to desist from such. A statement from the police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the force has realized that most corporate bodies illegally hire its personnel for guard purposes. “A recent case is…

Alleged Corruption: I’m ready to cooperate with EFCC — Saraki’s wife

The wife of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said she will respond to an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, and assist the commission with its inquiries over corruption allegations against her. Toyin Saraki confirmed Wednesday she had been summoned by the commission, but denied knowing the…

Buhari “pointblank” on gay rights, says “No” to U.S. — Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari has clearly informed United States lawmakers that Nigeria cannot shift its anti-gay stance, the presidency said Wednesday. Speaking at the joint session of U.S. Senate and House Committees on Foreign Affairs Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said sodomy is against Nigeria’s law and abhorrent to its culture. The president’s…

Buhari hails Anambra govt. for demolishing kidnappers’ homes

President Muhammadu Buhari has praised the government of Anambra State for deciding to demolish houses and property used for kidnapping purposes. Mr. Buhari, speaking at the meeting with Nigerians in Diaspora in the United States of America on Wednesday, commended the actions taken by the states to tackle the spate…

​S​SS releases Jonathan’s CSO

The ​​​State Security Services on Tuesday night released Gordon Obua, the Chief Security Officer to the former President, Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Obua was released a few hours after he was presented to the ​media​ following rumours of his death in the custody of the ​S​SS. PRNigeria, an organisation that releases…

​​Nigerian troops ​clear Borno roads of mines, militants

Troops of the 3 and 7 Divisions of the Nigerian Army on Wednesday cleared some roads in Borno State for motorists and other road users to ply. The Spokesperson of the Nigerian army, Sani Usman, said the roads linking Biu- Sabon Gari – Damboa in the state have been cleared…

Alleged N2bn fraud: Judge grants Oronsaye bail, backs off case

The trial judge in the case involving a former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, has said he intends to excuse himself from the case over an allegation of bias. The judge, Gabriel Kolawole, granted Mr. Oronsaye bail Tuesday, nearly a week after the former Head of Service was charged by…

Jonathan’s detained former CSO denies death rumour

The Chief Security Officer of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Gordon Obua, has refuted rumours that he had died. Mr. Obua was rumoured to have passed away in the custody of State Security Services. He is a staff of the organisation, and was detained last week. Mr. Obua’s lawyer said Monday…

Road Safety Corps marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi

In 27 years at FRSC, I’ve never received bribe – Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Boboye Oyeyemi, the first ever official of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, to grow from the ranks to head the Commission since its establishment 27 years ago, speaks on its operations to reduce carnage on Nigerian roads. Mr. Oyeyemi also speaks on how…

Court grants ex-Gov. Lamido, sons bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, and his two sons, bail. Mr. Lamido and his sons are facing money laundering charges, brought against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. They were arraigned last week in Kano, and were later…

​N6.2 bn fraud: ​Court orders release of former Head of Service​, Oronsaye​

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, and Osarenkhoe Afe of Frederick Hamilton Global Services Limited,​ be released from detention. The court directed that ​the order be carried out based on an undertaking signed by lawyers representing Mr. Oronsaye and his…

Former Kaduna governor, Umar, begs judge over ex-Gov. Lamido’s prison order

A former military administrator of the old Kaduna State, Abubakar Umar, has condemned a federal court's decision to remand the immediate past governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, and his sons, Aminu and Mustapha, in prison for nearly three months over corruption charges. Mr. Umar said, “The offence for which…

Former Governors Ohakim, Nyako, remanded in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that a former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission over money laundering charges. Mr. Ohakim was arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday alongside his colleague, the former Adamawa State governor,…

PHOTO NEWS: Nyako and son in court over corruption charges

The former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, and his son, Abdul-aziz, were on Wednesday arraigned at a Federal High Court in Abuja on different cases of alleged corruption. The prosecutor, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, accused the two Nyakos of stealing, abuse of office and money laundering. Abdul-aziz Nyako…

Alleged N15bn Fraud: Court orders Nyako, son remanded in EFCC custody

Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday ruled that a former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, and his son, Abdulaziz, should be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission till Friday when applications for their bail would be heard.…

Police to begin special stop-and-search operations across Nigeria

The Nigeria police have said they will begin a special stop and search operation on highways and roads across the country. A statement by the deputy police spokesperson, Abayomi Shongule, said the need for the operation came sequel to an intelligence. Mr. Shongule said the stop and search, an order…

Zaria Bomb Attack: NEMA calls for blood donation for victims

The National Emergency Management Agency has called for blood donation for the victims of Tuesday bomb attack in Sabon Gari local government area of Kaduna State. The agency’s spokesperson, Manzo Ezekiel, in a statement said the Director General, Sani Sidi, has urged the general public to help donate blood for…

Chimaroke Nnamani

Former Enugu Governor, Nnamani, to forfeit multibillion naira properties to FG

A Federal High court in Lagos has ordered that four companies associated with former Enugu State governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, be forfeited to the Federal Government. The four companies - Rainbownet Nigeria Limited, Cosmos FM, Capital City Automobile Nigeria Limited and Renaissance University Teaching Hospital – were convicted by a judge…

Nigeria fails to pay midwives for 9 months, blames budget delay

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency has said that it is sourcing for funds to clear backlog of payments of allowances owed thousands of midwives across Nigeria. The agency blamed the delay in the release of the 2015 budget for its inability to pay the workers, who have been…

EFCC rearrests ex-Gov. Lamido, sons; moves them to Kano for arraignment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has rearrested a former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and his two sons -- Aminu and Mustapha -- over N1.3 billion fraud. A source at the commission said the Lamidos were moved to Kano in preparation for their arraignment in court either Wednesday or…

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Police make U-turn, deny inviting Ekweremadu

The Nigerian police have denied inviting the deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, for questioning over allegation of forgery. The police had earlier said a petition by a senator on the substitution of the senate standing rules had led to an investigation and further invitation of some principal members of the…

Ekweremadu

Why we invited Ike Ekweremadu, others for questioning – Police

The Nigerian Police Force has given reasons for inviting the deputy president of the senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to its headquarters for questioning. The police explained on its Facebook page that it received a petition from a senator who alleged unauthorized substitution of senate document. It said in line with the…

Abdulrashid Maina

Pension Scam: EFCC Arrests Maina’s Aide

Ann Igwe, secretary to Abdulrasheed Maina, a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. A source close to the commission told PREMIUM TIMES that Ms. Igwe was picked up last week and has given “useful information”. The anti-graft…

Road Safety Corps marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi

FRSC to send N100 million invoice to NUPENG over damaged vehicle

The Federal Road Safety on Wednesday said it would send an invoice to the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, over one of its operational vehicle – a recovery vehicle - damaged by a tanker driver on Saturday. Speaking in Abuja, the corps marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi,…

EFCC “shocked” by Fani-Kayode’s acquittal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it was shocked by Wednesday’s acquittal of former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. A Federal High Court in Lagos acquitted Mr. Fani-Kayode of corruption charges, sayingthe EFCC failed to prove its "feeble case" against Mr. Fani-Kayode beyond reasonable doubt. The spokesperson for…