CORRUPTION

Sylva denies owning 48 houses

An erstwhile governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has denied  media reports claiming that he has retrieved  48 houses seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a statement on Monday in Yenagoa by his media adviser, Mr. ...

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Falana writes Dogara, asks house to suspend Jibrin’s probe

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has written a letter to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, asking him to stop the ongoing probe against Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman appropriations.Jibrin is expected to appear before the ethics and priviledges ...

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Ben Bruce to Buhari: Your approach to corruption war is scaring investors

The senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Bruce (PDP) on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to adjust his approach to the anti-corruption crusade, saying policy was scaring investors.Mr. Bruce, who said this while contributing to the Senate’s debate on the ...

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Companies linked to Patience Jonathan’s $15 million plead guilty

Four companies linked to the alleged money laundering case involving Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, pleaded guilty to the offence at a federal high court in Lagos on Thursday. The companies – Seagate Property Development & Investment ...

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Ex-Katsina governor, Shema, declared wanted by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Ibrahim Shema, the immediate past governor of Katsina state, wanted.Wilson Uwujaren, spokesman of the commission, made this public, in a statement. “The public is hereby notified that Ibrahim Shema, a former ...

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KOGI: Five top civil servants arrested for diverting N230m pension fund

Five top civil servants in Kogi State have been arrested for allegedly diverting N230m pension fund to their private uses. The Accountant-General of the state, Alhaji Yusuf Okala, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lokoja on ...

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EFCC seizes two shopping malls from serving INEC chief

Two choice shopping malls reported acquired by a serving Resident Electoral Commissioner with her share of a bribe dished out by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of last year’s general elections, have been seized by the Economic and Financial ...

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Nigerian Bar Association populated by ‘rogues, vultures’ – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in rejecting a proposal by the president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abubakar Mahmoud, for the agency to be stripped of its prosecutorial powers, says the call is “self-serving” and aimed at creating ...

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CCT sets date to rule on Saraki’s motion to stop trial

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, has fixed October 5 as a day it will make the verdict on a fresh motion seeking to suspend hearing on the 16-count criminal charge pending against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.Recall that ...

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Thirty Days of Dogara-budget-padding Scandal

By Abdulmumin Jibrin Today marks one month since we commenced the struggle to expose budget fraud and wipe out corruption in the House of Representatives. It has been a month of startling revelations; thirty days of threats and intimidations; and ...

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