Chief accountant, cashier detained over N11.4m robbery in Niger State

Minna-Niger State Police Command has detained the Chief Accountant and Cashier over the N11.4m snatched from them at different spots in Minna, the State Capital, within the last two weeks. File: Police officers on duty. The Chief Accountant attached to the Head of Service, Niger State was on Monday attacked by armed robbers at the gate of the State Secretariat, Minna and carted away with N9.5m. IRT operatives were mistaken for kidnappers – Army(Opens in a new browser tab) The money was said to be overhead for the Office of…

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Ex INEC boss Iwu arrives court over N1.2bn alledged fraud

A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has arrived the Federal High Court in Lagos for his arraignment. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it would arraign Iwu for alleged N1.2bn fraud. He faces four counts bordering on money laundering, EFCC said. Iwu was alleged to have, between December 2014 and March 2015, concealed N1.2bn in the bank account of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria Limited domiciled in the United Bank for Africa Plc. The money was believed to be part of the N23.29bn…

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Ex-Gov Okorocha: Our Case – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, wishes to state that it’s Enugu Zonal Office on Tuesday July 23, 2019 traced and marked some properties traced to the former Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha as well as those of his family members and cronies. The marking of the properties which is a fall-out of our painstaking investigation, is as a result of the failure of the suspects to honour the Commission’s invitation for questioning on the propriety of their acquisition. The properties include: Dews of Hope Hospital traced to…

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2017 CONSTITUENCY PROJECTS IN KWARA WORTH OVER ₦600 MILLION ARE HARD-TO-TRACK— ENetSuD

Elites Network for Sustainable Development (ENetSuD), a Kwara-based Civil Society Organization, has disclosed that some 2017 Constituency projects in Kwara state worth Six Hundred and Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Ninety-one Thousand, One Hundred and Twenty Naira (₦609,791,120) were hard-to-track. This was contained in the 63-page 2017 Annual Report presented by ENetSuD on 6th July, 2019 at Kwara Hotel, Ilorin, Kwara State. During the report presentation by ENetSuD Coordinator (Dr. Alagbonsi Abdullateef), it was disclosed that some of these hard-to-track items include instructional materials, Empowerment items, Film grants, Skill Acquisition…

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PINNACLE VERSUS ICPC N1BN SUITE: LEAGUE OF CIVIL SOCIETY REACTS

The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) yesterday, is finally seeking to file its defence to the claim by Pinnacle Communications, out of time. Pinnacle Communications is accusing the anti-graft body of illegally freezing its bank account in Zenith bank without a court order. Pinnacle sued ICPC to the tune N1bn in damages in July 2018. Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, adjourned the case till the 27th June 2019 for the hearing of the application filed by ICPC. In December 2018, the Federal High Court in Abuja…

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Embattled CJN, Walter Onnoghen Loses Again At The Supreme Court…

  The Supreme Court has struck out an application by the Cross River State Government challenging the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria. The court on Friday said it lacked jurisdiction to entertain the matter and consequently dismissed the application. Justice Onnoghen was suspended in January, by an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal. Following his suspension, the Cross Rivers State Government approached the Supreme Court asking it to invoke section 232 (1) of the constitution to assume original jurisdiction on the matter, citing…

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Bosworth, Arcadia Petroleum Named in $1.3bn Malabu Scandal

Arcadia Petroleum Limited and its Chief Executive, Mr. Peter Bosworth are recipients of millions of British Pounds from a $1.3 billion Malabu oil deal, according to the Times, a leading newspaper in the United Kingdom. The reports claimed that multiple court documents identified and his trading firm, Arcadia Petroleum as among the ultimate recipients of funds from the allegedly corrupt 2011 deal in which Royal Dutch Shell and Eni, the Italian company, acquired a prized offshore oil block. Already, according to the report, the deal for the OPL 245 oil…

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Gunmen Hit Kaduna Village, Kill 14, Injure 17

Gunmen have reportedly killed 14 persons and injured 17 others on Sunday night at Ungwan Paa-Gwandara village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Mr Joshua Paul, a resident of the community told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kafanchan on Monday that the victims were at a wedding when they were attacked at about 8pm. “Nine persons were killed on the spot while five died this morning at the Kafanchan General Hospital. “Seventeen others including six children who suffered severe degree of bullet injuries are still in critical…

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Lagos Guber primary elections: Sanwo-Olu in early leads, sweeps votes across LGAs

Babajide Sanwo-Olu is currently on the lead in the Lagos gubernatorial primary elections conducted by the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday. He is ahead of the governor of Lagos state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, our Correspondents said. Ambode and Sanwo-Olu Below are some unconfirmed results coming in across wards: At Sanwo-Olu ward E3, he polled 45, 000, while Ambode scored 0. Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Ward C Ikeja, Tinubu’s ward, Sanwo-Olu recorded 946 votes, while Ambode recorded  4 votes. Also at Ward E Agege LG, Speaker Mudashiru Obasa’s ward, Sanwo-Olu polled…

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