Senate probes fresh multi-billion naira fraud in NDDC
The Senate said it had received fresh fraud allegations against the management of the Niger Delta Development Commission. The red chamber said the new financial infractions were not captured in the list of the allegation of N40bn reckless spending which a whistle-blower brought against the NDDC to the parliament recently. The Senate said the fresh probe would […]
Boko Haram Attacks Borno Governor’s Convoy.
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, today survived an ambush by suspected Boko Haram gunmen, sources and his spokesperson said. The governor was on a trip to Monguno and Baga towns to distribute food to IDPs. A source said the governor’s convoy came under attack while he was returning from Baga, a deserted fishing […]
Former Minister Called to Appear Before High Court in Abuja.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to appear before it and answer to a money laundering charge filed against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a ruling on Friday, on an ex-parte motion, Justice Ijeoma Ojkukwu ordered the issuance of summons on Diezani […]
Ekiti Labour Union Gives Fayemi 14-day Ultimatum.
The Ekiti State organised labour, has given a 14-day notice to Governor Kayode Fayemi to pay all outstanding benefits to workers or face indefinite industrial action. A letter dated July 16 and addressed to Fayemi, said the ultimatum commences from Monday, July 20 and elapses on August 3 , within which the governor is expected […]
Lagos State Government Insures Street Sweepers.
The Lagos State government has begun an insurance policy for street Sweepers under the Lagos Waste Management Authority, LAWMA. The Acting Managing Director LAWMA Ibrahim Odumboni said this policy was implemented under the “LAWMA CEO” scheme. The Acting Managing Director said the insurance policy would cover death while in active service, permanent disability, and medical […]
American Congressman, John Lewis is Dead.
American congressman and civil rights icon, John Lewis has died. Lewis died after a battle with advanced-stage pancreatic cancer. Lewis began treatment for the disease after being diagnosed during a routine medical exam. He publicly disclosed his diagnosis in late December. Rep. John Lewis, the longtime Georgia Congressman and icon of the civil rights movement, died after a battle […]
Suspended EFCC Chairman, Magu Released From Police Custody
According to Channelstv.com, Suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu has been released from police custody. Mr Magu’s lawyer Toyin Ojaomo confirmed to Channels Television that the suspended EFCC boss is no longer in confinement. Earlier on Wednesday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, asked Magu, to direct his […]
Senate passes bill to recognize men as rape victims
According to Pulseng, the senate has passed a bill that men, just like women can be victims of rape. The bill also changes the jail term for kidnapping from 10 years to life imprisonment. The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill which amends eight sections of the Criminal Code Act, especially in relation to rape […]
Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800m property
According to Punchng.com, The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja. Kiki said this in a post on Instagram on Friday. She said the property in question was a rented one. The Vice-President’s daughter wrote, “For me, it is completely unbelievable that a grown man […]
Senate Urge Federal Government to rename Airport after Ex-governor.
The Nigerian Senate have urged the Federal Government to name the Ibadan airport in Oyo State after late Abiola Ajimobi, former governor of the state. The Senate also resolved to send a delegation to the family of the deceased. This resolutions were as a result of a sponsored motion by Abdulfatai Buhari, the senator representing […]