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Amnesty International accuses Nigerian soldiers of raping women rescued from Boko Haram

Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls who escaped from the brutal rule of Boko Haram insurgents, and killing many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents. In a new report released Thursday titled "They betrayed us", the…

Obasanjo and Buhari at State House

Buhari vs Obasanjo: AFRICMIL calls for full probe of past Nigerian leaders

A civil society organisation, the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), has called for a “full scale and wide-ranging investigations” into the administrations of former Nigerian leaders and bring all those who breached public trust to account. Reacting to the public spat between President Muhammadu Buhari and former…

Buhari and Obasanjo

$16bn Power Projects: SERAP asks Buhari to refer OBJ, Jonathan to EFCC, ICPC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “urgently refer the allegations of mismanagement of $16 billion power projects between 1999 and 2007 to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for further investigation,…

Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani. [Photo credit: Youtube]

Rivers SSG, politician docked for allegedly receiving N750 million Diezani fund

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the Secretary to the Rivers State Government, Kenneth Kobani, and a Rivers politician, Samuel Okpoko, before Justice B. Bilikisu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a six-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune…

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned a former Commissioner of Police (CP), Victor Onofiok

Ex-police commissioner docked for alleged N1.9 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned a former Commissioner of Police (CP), Victor Onofiok, on a 21-count charge of money laundering and illegal diversion of police funds to the tune of N1.9 billion, before Justice Chizoba Oji of the FCT High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja.…

Lai Mohammed

15 Nigerian offices failed to remit N8.1 trillion under Jonathan — Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday said N8.1 trillion that 15 revenue generating agencies of the federal government failed to remit to the Federation Account between 2010 and 2015 is equal to Nigeria's yearly national budget. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Segun Adeyemi, the…

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state

Lagos’ monthly internally generated revenue now N34 billion — Govt

The Lagos State Government on Monday said that it has so far achieved an average monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of N34billion in 2018 compared to monthly averages of the last three years. Commissioner for Finance, Akinyemi Ashade, who disclosed this at the ongoing annual Ministerial Press Briefing to mark…

FUTA announces development of solar-powered generator

FUTA announces development of solar-powered generator

As a way of improving its renewable energy effort to de-emphasise dependence on the national grid, the Centre for Renewable Energy Technology (CRET) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has developed solar-powered generators - FUTA Solar Box I and FUTA Solar Box 2. The generators of various capacities which…

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (right) with the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Greg Nnaji (middle); Commissioner for Rural Development, Ozo Gab Onuzulike (left); the Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural Development, Hon. Uchechukwu Ogbonna (behind), during the inauguration of one of five new Ultra Modern Fire Service stations being constructed by his administration after 56 years such projects were built in the state,)

Enugu gets first fire station in 56 years

History was made in Enugu State at the weekend as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi inaugurated one of the five new ultra modern fire service stations being constructed by his administration across the three senatorial districts after 56 years such projects were built in the state. Government records indicate the last time…

Supreme Court of Nigeria

CJN Panel submits report, identifies reasons for slow pace of corruption cases in courts

The Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) has identified poor prosecution, absence of counsel for parties in Court, reliance on irrelevant documentary evidence, multiplicity of charges, non-adherence to Court rules and procedures, retirement and transfer of Judges, re-assignment of cases to start de-novo, amendment of charges after…

Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

Kaduna appoints traditional heads for 77 restructured districts

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday announced the appointment of District Heads for the 77 restructured districts. The appointments follow the conclusion of checks and assessments of the 230 nominees forwarded by the 32 emirates and chiefdoms in the state. This step consolidates the state’s return in 2017 to the…

Aso Villa Chapel presents Gov. Dickson a “Legacy Bible”

Aso Villa Chapel presents Gov. Dickson a “Legacy Bible”

The Aso Rock Chapel has honoured Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson, with a presentation of a “Legacy Bible,” in appreciation of his propagation and deepening of the gospel, not only in Bayelsa State but throughout the nation. The chapel praised the governor for making the word of God the foundation…

Court Registrar jailed seven years for fraud

Ex-court registrar jailed for fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, May 18, 2018, secured the conviction of a former Deputy Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court, Mutiat Adio. Justice O. M. Olagunju of the Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan found the convict guilty on one of a…

President Buhari

Buhari ‘happy with state of Nigeria, U.S. relations’

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed satisfaction with the current level of relationship between Nigeria and the United States. The president, who spoke on the issue during a telephone call with the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Thursday, also used the opportunity to congratulate the new Secretary of State…

NDDC

N1.8 billion properties linked to NDDC official forfeited to Nigerian govt

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday ordered a temporary forfeiture of some properties worth N1.8 billion allegedly belonging to Tuoyo Omatsuli, Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NNDC, to the federal government. Justice Obiozor gave the order following an ex-parte application…

Bayelsa honours Samson Siasia

Bayelsa honours Samson SIasia, others

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Thursday expressed commitment to continually utilise sports as a veritable tool to productively engage the youth towards developing their talents. Mr Dickson gave the assurance in Yenagoa, while speaking at the quarter- final draws ceremony of the Restoration Cup. During the event, former…

Bayelsa honours Samson Siasia

Bayelsa honours Samson Siasia

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Thursday, expressed commitment to continually utilise sports as a veritable tool to productively engage youths towards developing their talents. Governor Dickson gave the assurance in Yenagoa, while speaking at the quarter- final draws Ceremony of the Restoration Cup, during which former Super Eagles Coach,…

EFCC operatives

INEC Director, Secretary docked for money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday arraigned two former senior staff of the Enugu State office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amadi Simon, a former deputy director and Nathan Owhor Oviri, an administrative secretary before Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu on a 16-count…

Bukola Saraki

Ramadan: Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, unity

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has felicitated with Muslim faithful in the country for the commencement of the Ramadan which is aimed at strengthening their devotion to the Almighty Allah. Mr Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also…

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Corruption-trial of five top PDP leaders adjourned

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City has adjourned to June 11, 2018 for the arraignment of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former PDP governorship aspirant in Edo State; Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo State; Dan Orbih, PDP chairman in Edo State; Tony Azigbemi and Efe Erimuoghae Anthony. The quintet…

Ex-Gambia leader, Yahya Jammeh

Ex-Gambia leader, Jammeh, tied to 2005 murders of Nigerian, Ghanaian migrants — Report

A paramilitary unit controlled by then-Gambian president Yahya Jammeh summarily executed more than 50 Ghanaian, Nigerian, and other West African migrants in July 2005, Human Rights Watch and TRIAL International said today. Interviews with 30 former Gambian officials, including 11 officers directly involved in the incident, reveal that the migrants,…

Boro Day

‘Boro Day’: Dickson harps on true federalism

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday called on the federal government to urgently address issues of restructuring, environmental degradation and underdevelopment of the Niger Delta region to ensure sustainable peace and stability. Mr Dickson, who was represented by his Deputy, John Jonah, made the call at the 50th…

Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah retd, addressing members of the Press during the April, 2018 edition of the State monthly Transparency Press briefing at Government House, Yenagoa, while the Special Adviser to the Governor on Treasury, Revenue and Accounts, Mr. Timipre Seipulo (2nd right) and the Chief Economic Adviser to the Governor, Mr. Duate Iyabi (right) look on. Photo by Lucky Francis.

Bayelsa decries decline in federal allocation to states

The Bayelsa State Government has decried dwindling federal allocation to states in the past months, saying the problem could render the state bankrupt but for civil service reform initiated by the state government. Presenting the income and expenditure profile of the state for April, 2018, in Yenagoa, the Deputy Governor,…

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Six ‘notorious Yahoo Yahoo boys’ arrested in Nigeria

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters also known as ‘yahoo yahoo boys’ in one of their hideouts in the Kubwa area of Abuja. According to a statement by EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, the suspects are Ihoeghian Aghasomwan, Precious Osarumen, Enabulele Osazee…

AUN to graduate 10th set May 19

The American University of Nigeria will graduate its 10th class including potential, budding entrepreneurs at a Commencement Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at its main campus in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The Chief Executive and co-Founder of Flutterwave, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, is this year’s keynote speaker. Flutterwave is an…