Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Fuel Crisis: IGP orders police to arrest black-marketers

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon E. Arase, has directed that anybody found selling petrol and other petroleum products in plastic containers be arrested by the Police. 

The IGP, issued the directive in Abuja on Monday, saying he is concerned by the "untold suffering as well as hazard emanating from the

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Senate President, Bukola Saraki's reply to Dele Momodu on his trial

My dear brother Dele, let me thank you most sincerely for your article last weekend, “My Candid Letter to Saraki.” I take everything you said in that article to heart and I must commend you for your candidness indeed and the sincerity of your intentions.

As you said in your article, you are someone I have known more by reputation than by any personal relationship, until recently when we struck up some personal acquaintance based on our shared political interests, especially during the last presidential election. However, I understand why you had to sound so defensive for knowing me at all and had to publicly map the boundaries of our relationship. We have got to that point in our country when 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

EFCC clears CCT Chairman Danladi Umar of N10m bribery allegation.

Justice-Danladi-Umar - Chairman of CCT
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), today exonerated the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Hon Danladi Yakubu Umar, of alleged 10 million Naira bribery allegation by one AbdulRashid Owolabi, in his petition to the Commission.
The letter addressed to the Secretary to Government of the Federation, and signed by Emmanuel Adegboyega Aremo, Secretary to the Commission was captioned “RE: Investigation Report RE: N10million Bribery Allegation against the Chairman Code of Conduct Tribunal, Abuja”

The EFCC in the letter said it stands by its

Boko Haram now giving out loans to recruit members

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has alerted the public to Boko Haram's new tactic of recruiting new members.

According to the DHQ, Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to providing loans to young entrepreneurs and artisans as a way of inducing them for recruitment. 

In a statement, Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar said that the terrorists now target "youths in the North East, especially the butchers,

CCT dismisses Saraki's application for one-week adjournment.

The Code of Conduct Tribunal on Tuesday reaffirmed its decision for the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to go on day-by-day, dismissing an application by Saraki's counsel Paul Usoro (SAN) for a one-week adjournment to enable him study all documents tendered by the prosecution.

Saraki is standing trial on a 13-count charge bordering on false asset declaration and money laundering.

In his ruling, the Chairman of the tribunal, Umar Danladi, held that the trial must

We didn't make Deputy Senate President, Ekweremadu an Anti-Corruption Ambassador - EFCC

Ike Ekweremadu
Deputy Senate President 
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has denied claims that the anti-graft agency decorated the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, as an “Anti-Corruption Ambassador”.

Debunking a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Deputy Senate President, Uche Anichukwu, claiming that the decoration, was carried out by the EFCC National Assembly Liaison Officer, Suleiman Bakari. 

Bakari in the statement was quoted to have said: “On behalf of

US election 2016: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win crucial New York primaries

Trump giving victory speech in New York
Latest reports have it that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who are front runners in the race to be the US presidential candidates for the Republican and Democratic parties, have secured comfortable victories in the crucial New York primary election.

Mrs Clinton, after beating Bernie Sanders, said her victory for the Democratic nomination was already in sight.

Mr Trump had said that his nearest rival Ted Cruz was "just

N5,000 for poor and vulnerable Nigerians: Most states have not indicated interest.

Only eight states have captured their poor and vulnerable on the Federal Government's Single Register database, a report of the Ministry of Finance has shown.

The 2016 report entitled "Targeting the Poor and Vulnerable in Nigeria: Use of a Single Register” reveals that the states are Bauchi, Cross River, Ekiti, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun and Oyo.

According to the report, the data was collected by the Youth Employment and Social Support Operations (YESSO) unit of the Federal Ministry

Over 35,000 ghost workers found in the Federal Civil Service, figures expected to grow - Magu

The Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has lamented the widespread procurement fraud in Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

Speaking on Tuesday, Magu urged civil servants to familiarize themselves with the procurement Act, adding that EFCC would  not spare anyone  found to be involved in fraud against the Nigerian people.

The programme "is specially designed for employees of public and private institutions.