Magu: Again, IGP Redeploys Senior Police Officers From EFCC

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered a fresh round of redeployments involving senior police officers initially deployed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), PREMIUM TIMES can confirm. By Kunle Sanni The 16 affected senior officers include eight Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and eight Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs). Those affected include zonal heads of the EFCC in Lagos, Abuja and Benin. … Continue reading Magu: Again, IGP Redeploys Senior Police Officers From EFCC

NDDC Paid ‘Scholarship Grants’ To M.D. and Directors — Senate Report

Top officials of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) paid themselves scholarship grants at a time hundreds of deserving scholarship beneficiaries had not been paid for years and were stranded in different countries, a report has shown. By QueenEsther Iroanusi The report by lawmakers joins the other revelations that emanated from the National Assembly’s investigation into spending by the NDDC, which has generated mixed reactions … Continue reading NDDC Paid ‘Scholarship Grants’ To M.D. and Directors — Senate Report

Contractors List Not Compiled By Akpabio — Says NDDC

A twist has been added to the list of some federal lawmakers and former governors who allegedly benefited from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) contracts: From Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt NDDC said on Tuesday that Niger Delta Minister Godswill Akpabio, who submitted the list to the House of Representatives last week, is not the author but a past management of the commission. Related News: … Continue reading Contractors List Not Compiled By Akpabio — Says NDDC

Malabu Scandal: EFCC Re-arraigns Adoke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, for alleged money laundering. By Halimah Yahaya Mr Adoke was re-arraigned alongside a controversial businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, on an amended 14-count charges. Related News: The EFCC, had on February 10 arraigned Messrs Adoke and Abubakar on seven counts. Mr Adoke had six counts while Mr … Continue reading Malabu Scandal: EFCC Re-arraigns Adoke

Buhari Orders Payment Of The Stranded NDDC Scholarship Students

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of fees and stipends of stranded scholarship students of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) studying abroad. By Mike Odiegwu, Port-Harcourt A statement signed by the NDDC Director, Corporate Affairs, Charles Odili, said Buhari conveyed the directive to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, following the protest of the students. Related News: Odili said the … Continue reading Buhari Orders Payment Of The Stranded NDDC Scholarship Students

Alleged ₦41bn Fraud: Elumelu Denies Allegations, Demands Apology From Lawmaker

A former Managing Director of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony Elumelu, has denied allegations of his involvement in a N41 billion fraud committed against the defunct telecommunication company and national carrier, NITEL. By George Ogala He has given the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public petition, Ayo Akinyelure, seven days to retract his comments linking him (Mr Elumelu) to the fraud. Related … Continue reading Alleged ₦41bn Fraud: Elumelu Denies Allegations, Demands Apology From Lawmaker

Op-Ed | Akpabio’s List and Credibility Games

Credibility is a bullish virtue. It holds sway in of forthrightness that brooks no compromise by way of imputations of ulterior motivation. Where such imputations are made and they find legitimate grounds to stick, no matter how tenuous, credibility gets mortally dented and pitched in existential battle for resonation with its audience. Ultimately, it may never win. By Kayode Robert Idowu The National Assembly (NASS) … Continue reading Op-Ed | Akpabio’s List and Credibility Games

Anti-corruption Coalition Writes Buhari, Lists 14 Top Corruption Cases Against Malami

Prominent civil society groups involved in anti-corruption have written to President Muhammadu Buhari, informing him of 14 high-profile corruption allegations against the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. The allegations range from financial sleaze involving him and his family to influence peddling. Related News: The groups in a joint letter sent to the President called for immediate probe of Malami. The … Continue reading Anti-corruption Coalition Writes Buhari, Lists 14 Top Corruption Cases Against Malami

Akpabio Still In A Quandary

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, is not enjoying the best of times. Having unceremoniously removed acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh, his woes commenced. The victim lashed out, levelling allegations of corruption against him, which he deflected by attacking her virtue. She countered by alleging he was a lecher, who had made inappropriate advances towards her, which … Continue reading Akpabio Still In A Quandary

APGA Chief to EFCC: ‘Don’t Kill T.A. Orji and Son’s Corruption Case’

The Acting National Treasurer of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Smart Iheoma, has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) not sweep under the carpet its highly detailed and publicised corruption case, involving the former governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Ahamefule Orji and his son, Chinedu Orji, who is also the current Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly. Iheoma, on … Continue reading APGA Chief to EFCC: ‘Don’t Kill T.A. Orji and Son’s Corruption Case’