How Buhari’s govt fighting corruption through policies – APC group

July 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A think-tank group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aiges of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has deployed several policies in waging war against corruption in the country. The group said contrary to the assumptions that the administration’s anti-corruption strategy is limited to arrests and prosecutions of offenders, it has Read More

NSCDC boss sets up panel to probe fake employment scam

July 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has set up a committee of enquiry to investigate the individuals or group of persons behind the fake 2019/2021 replacement and recruitment supplementary list currently in circulation on social media. A statement released by the Corps director of public relations, Olusola Odumosu, Monday in Abuja, said the Read More

NSITF faces Senate panel over ‘N61.1bn fraud’

June 15, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Top officials of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), are to appear before the Senate Committee on Public Accounts Tuesday over alleged diversion and financial mismanagement of N61.1billion. Appearance of the NSITF officials before the Senator Mathew Urhoghide-led committee over the alleged financial mismanagement, is sequel to 2018 Audit Report which indicted the agency. The Auditor General of the Read More

NAHCON cautions intending pilgrims on fraudsters

May 28, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised intending pilgrims to be on alert in order not to fall victims of fraudsters advertising Hajj slots for this year’s hajj. The Commission’s chairman and chief executive officer, Alhaji Zikrullah Hassan, gave the warning in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by the head of public affairs, Mrs. Fatima Sanda Usara. Read More

EFCC arrests 34 suspected internet fraudsters in Osogbo

May 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office, in the early hours of Tuesday arrested 34 suspected internet fraudsters. The EFCC said the arrested suspects, including a former soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun state capital. EFCC stated  that the 22-year-old former soldier as well as the other suspects Read More

Senate tackles National Lottery Trust Fund over N7bn fraud

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Senate through its Committee on Finance, has accused management of National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) of N7billion fraud. The committee chaired by Senator Olamilekan Adeola (APC Lagos West), leveled the accusation against the agency on Monday in Abuja at its ongoing investigation into remittances of MDAs between 2014-2020 and payment of 1 % stamp duty on all contract awards Read More

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on Secondus, others

April 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on the Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee (NWC). In recent times, there have been calls for the resignation of the embattled PDP Chairman. Only last Monday, the former Edo State Commissioner of Information, Prince Kauaim Afegbau petitioned the Economic Financial Crime Read More

EFCC arrests 5 ‘internet fraudsters’ in Ibadan

April 23, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan Zonal Office on Friday arrested five suspected Internet fraudsters in Ibadan. The Commission in a statement in Ibadan said among the arrested suspects is one Ayomide Samuel Adebowale who trades in Bitcoin for his alleged involvement in cyber crimes. Others arrested alongside Adebowale were Philip Gabriel, Mayowa Jolaoso Segun, Babatunde Segun Adeyinka Read More

Bobboi and his exploits at PEF(M)B

March 30, 2021 Toby Prince 0

One of the thriving industries in Nigeria today is hypocrisy, and leaders who walk on that path are seen as heroes. In this clime, refusal to compromise standard and firm embrace of tenets of integrity by being brutal with the truth, firm in honesty and courageous in justice always attract opposition and in some cases violent attack by the ill Read More

Jailed Professor didn’t work for me or APC, Akpabio blasts PDP

March 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said that the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party that the jailed Electoral Officer Prof Peter Ogban was convicted for allegedly rigging an election in favour of the All Progressives Congress and Senator Akpabio is spurious, unfounded and malicious. Akpabio was reacting to the news making the rounds about a Read More

SERAP sues NASS over ‘missing N4.4bn funds’, Senate probes N2.8bn unaccounted service wide vote

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit seeking to compel Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker  House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila to urgently probe and recover a purported missing N4.4billion public fund appropriated to the National Assembly. The organisation, in the mandamus application lodged at the registry of the Federal High Court Abuja, said it Read More

$1.5bn P/Harcourt refinery rehabilitation suspicious – Atiku

March 19, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described the $1.5 billion approved by the federal government towards the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery as suspicious. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the $1.5 billion to put the Port Harcourt refinery back to full capacity production and utilisation. Reacting to this, Atiku in a statement, Thursday said “Nigeria’s economy Read More

Magu: Court restrains EFCC from harassing, arresting Ozekhome

March 18, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A federal high court in Abuja, has restrained the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), from inviting, harassing and threatening to arrest or detain a constitutional lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN. Ozekhome allegedly incurred the agency’s wrath for criticising its former Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. But in a judgment on delivered on Thursday by Justice Inyang Ekwo, he held that Read More

Alleged N1.3m fraud: Painter, 35 arraigned in court

March 15, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Aliyu Abubakar, a 35-year-old painter was Monday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a customer of N1.3 million. Abubakar of Abaji by Pipe Line, FCT, Abuja, was charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating by the police. The Prosecution Counsel, Kufreabasi Ebong, told the court that the complainant, Saleh Mustapha, reported the Read More

Stop the exploitation

March 11, 2021 Blueprint 0

The continuous exploitation of the residence of Umuolu/Ogbe-Ofu Area of Ogwashi-Ukwu community in Aniocha South LGA of Delta state is no longer acceptable because it is nothing but fraud to be asking people to pay for services they do not use. These areas barely see power supply for two days in a week yet Benin Electricity Distribution Company keeps bringing Read More

NIMC sacks staff for unprofessional act, wants Nigerians to report extortion, other vices

March 11, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has tasked Nigerians to report any act of extortion and other vices by its staff at any National Identity Number enrolment centre. Director-general of NIMC Engr. Aliyu Aziz in a statement signed by head, corporate communications Kayode Adegoke said, ”The Commission, recently, suspended some staff and terminated the appointment of a few others who Read More

CNL decries circulation of false recruitment, contract information

March 11, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), has disassociated itself from false recruitment and contract information been circulated by unscrupulous individuals. A statement by General Manager, Policy, Government & Public Affairs, Esimaje Brikinn insisted that the company does not solicit job applications or initiate recruitment processes through emails, posters, handbills, text messages, social media or phone calls. “Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), operator of Read More

N6.25bn palliatives: Senate issues arrest warrant on NDDC boss

February 23, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Monday, issued warrant of arrest on the Interim Administrator of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC ), Effiong Okon Akwa for refusing to appear before the committee for explanation on N6.2 billion spent by the Commission on COVID-19 palliatives. The committee had penultimate week issued ultimatum to the NDDC boss Read More

Niger gov probes council chair over fraud allegations

February 18, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Niger State governor Abubakar Sani Bello has set up a 3-man panel to investigate the allegations against the Shiroro Local Government Chairman, Suleiman Dauda Chukuba, who was recently suspended by the legislators of the council. Inaugurating the panel at the Government House, Minna, the governor said setting up the committee is key in resolving the political impasse in the council Read More

N2m credit alert sends Ilorin driver to jail

January 22, 2021 Editorial III 0

A Kwara High Court, sitting in Ilorin, Friday sentenced a commercial driver, Adetunji Oluwasegun, to two years in prison for fraud amounting to N2 million. The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Monday, January 18, arraigned Oluwasegun on a one-count charge bordering on stealing. The defendant was accused of dishonestly obtained N2 million Read More

Asset forfeiture: Justice Taiwo absence stalls ex-NSITF Chair, Olejeme’s trial

October 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The absence of Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja Monday, stalled the asset forfeiture case of former Chairperson, Board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mrs. Ngozi Juliet Olejeme. The matter with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/538/2020 borders on alleged fraud. This medium recalls that the court had, in July, granted an order of interim forfeiture Read More

FG arraigns promoters of Dantata Success over N2bn fraud

October 14, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The federal government has arraigned Dantata Success and Profitable Company and their promoters before the Federal High Court in Abuja for investment fraud amounting to over N2billion. Those charged along with the company are Basira Ibrahim Dantata, Lawan Sanni and Gaji Ibrahim Dantata. The defendants who were arraigned before Justice A. I Chikere of Federal High Court 3, were alleged Read More