Fraud alert: N80,000 stipends under the payroll support scheme not true -FG

October 31, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Steering Committee of the MSMEs Survival Fund and the Guaranteed Off Take Stimulus Scheme headed by the Hon Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Maryam Katagum,has called on the general public is enjoined to disregard any message(s) requesting individuals to drop their account details on a WhatsApp platform to access N80,000 as stipends under the Payroll Support Read More

Oba of Benin bars ex-aide from shrines over alleged fraud

October 26, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Oba of Benin, HRM, Ewuare II, has banned his ex-sceptre bearer, Roland Omo-Ekhoe Ogbebor from the palace functions, including festivals, shrines and spiritual groups over issues bordering on land grabbing, and giving directives for illegal installation of Dukes and chief priests. The secretary of Benin Traditional Council (BTC), Mr. Frank Irabor, stated the punitive measures to journalists in Benin Read More

Don’t pay for electricity transformers, Omo – Agege tells constituents

October 24, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has urged his constituents not to pay for electricity transformers installed in their communities by the federal government through his intervention. Omo – Agege in a statement issued in Abuja Sunday said the warning became necessary as some fraudsters are already swindling unsuspecting constituents to pay for transformers in their Read More

Breaking: APC suspends State Congress in Oyo over irregularities 

October 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced suspension of the ongoing State Congress in Oyo state due to forging of documents meant for the exercise and other irregularities. Governor of Yobe state and Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, gave the ordered. In a statement signed by the party’s National Secretary Sen. Read More

EFCC declares Lekki cyber crime hotbed, nabs 402

September 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, Lekki, as an emerging new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the EFCC for the second quarter of 2021, that between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Read More

No plot to unseat Buni, ex-PDP guber candidate denies court case

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Yobe state governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Ambassador Umar Ilya Damagum has denied knowledge of any court process allegedly instituted with the aim of sacking the governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni from office.  In the alleged suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, the plaintiffs allegedly argued Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

NULGE to EFCC: Probe ALGON’s N5bn monthly deduction from LGs’ vote

July 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission ( EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to urgently investigate the allegation of illegal deductions of over N5billion monthly from the local government allocation by the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria Read More

PDP raises the alarm over N1.7trn deal

June 2, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raised the alarmed on alleged plans by some officials in the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration to divert over N1.7 trillion, ($3.9 billion) to their personal purse, under the guise of acquiring 20% shares in the $19. 5 billion refinery being built by Dangote group. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Read More

Recruitment: DSS disowns Jesustofunmi Nifemi Alabi Facebook group

May 24, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has raised the alarm over a fraudulent Facebook account purportedly set up for the Service 2019/2020 recruitment. DSS Public Relations Officer, Dr. Peter Afunanya, who raised the alarm in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, warned job seekers against falling prey to the fraudsters. It reads in part: “This is to inform the public Read More

Police arrest 2 fraudsters operating with fake bank alerts in Ibadan

May 11, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Two suspected fraudsters are now in the net of Oyo state police command for allegedly defrauding residents of the state by buying goods, collecting money from point of sales (POSs) operators with fake bank alerts. The suspects identified as Olayide Olumide and Oluwemimo Adeyanju were alleged to be purchasing clothing materials and electronics from shop owners, market women as well Read More

Insecurity: Apostolic Church president, Igwe condemns killing of security operatives

May 9, 2021 Uko Etim, 0

The National President of Apostolic Church of Nigeria, Apostle Samuel Igwe has condemned the coordinated attacks on security Operatives aiming at weakening the security architecture of the nation. The cleric made this known during a World Press Conference with newsmen over the weekend at Uyo headquarters of the church. Igwe lamented that the security personnel being killed on a daily Read More

NAF warns Nigerians against fake recruitment agents, social media accounts

May 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disassociated itself from individuals and social media accounts posing as NAF recruitment agents to extort money from Nigerians under the guise of recruiting them into the NAF.NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet in a statement on Friday, urged Nigerians not to allow themselves fall to their deceit.He insisted that that recruitment and selection process Read More

Akwa Ibom: CSOs lament loss in crude oil production

April 6, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) in conjunction with OXFAM, Tuesday, decried the huge loss in crude oil production in Nigeria. They called for the metering of oil pumped in order to stop the loss. In a communiqué issued at the end of a one day policy dialogue on promotion of reforms in the extractive sectors held in Uyo, Akwa Read More

N159bn ‘judgment debts’: Group wants Buhari to investigate Malami, others

April 2, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

As the controversy over the N159 billion ‘judgment debts’ continue, an anti-corruption group, Advocates for Transparency and Accountability (ATA), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the role of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN). The group also said that all those who claim to be creditors should 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

Lagos moves to fight ‘fraud’ in real estate sector

March 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Special Adviser to Lagos Governor on Housing, Mrs Toke Benson-Awoyinka, has urged the people of the state to support government’s efforts at eliminating fraudulent practices in the real estate industry. Benson-Awoyinka’s appeal was contained in a statement issued by the State Real Estate Registration Agency (LASRERA) on Sunday in Lagos. She advised residents to patronise only registered real estate Read More

Nigerians, prisoners of their own spaces

March 28, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

Prisoners in our own safe spaces…DD So lately I have played with the idea of participating in partisan politics but sadly there are loads like me that have a serious identity question mark hanging over us, will I participate as a Plateau man or Yoruba, or Igbo man. Last week I was a guest at the prestigious “Stepping Out” platform Read More