Lamido granted bail, returns to court 5 July

A Dutse Magistrates’ Court has  granted bail to  former Governor Sule  Lamido of Jigawa State. Lamido was standing trial on a four-count charge of inciting public disturbance, defamation of character, criminal intimidation and disturbance of public peace. The magistrate granted ...

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Presidential investigative panel on SGF, NIA boss to submit report on Monday

The Presidential Investigative Panel investigating alleged corrupt practices against two top officials of the Federal Government will submit its report on Monday, Vice-Presidential Spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande said. Akande in a statement on Wednesday acknowledged that the panel was completing ...

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Suspended NIA DG probe should not be made public, there should be no leaks – Ex external affairs minister

A former minister of external affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, has warned the federal government against publicly prosecuting the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke, for his role in the $50m discovered recently in a private residence. ...

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Police arrest and detain Lamido, former Jigawa governor, set to charge him

The police in Kano on Sunday arrested Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state. Lamido was arrested for allegedly inciting his supporters to stop the conduct of state’s upcoming local council polls. His arrest may be connected with a programme ...

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Prosecution witness absent, Saraki’s trial stalled

The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, was stalled by the absence of prosecution witnesses on Thursday in Abuja at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The senate president is standing trial over alleged false assets declaration while serving as ...

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Senator forfeits Lagos skyscraper to FG

Peter Nwaoboshi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator representing Delta north senatorial district, lost temporarily his 12-storey building at 27 Marine Road Apapa to the federal government. The forfeiture order was given by Abdulaziz Anka, a judge at the federal ...

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Suspended NIA boss appears before Osinbajo panel; says ‘NSA knew about $43.4 million’

Members of the Presidential Investigative Committee probing the recovery of $43.4million at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos sat yesterday for more than 11 hours. They examined documents and interrogated some officials at the marathon session. Grilled were the suspended Director-General ...

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Our moral values… have been overtaken by greed and crass materialism – MAGU

Speaking at the 2017 Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) week/award day, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, lamented the eroding of moral values in the society. He said it is pathetic ...

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After recovering N4bn, EFCC ‘traces another N2bn’ to PDP gov aspirant

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced N2 billion to the United Bank for Africa (UBA) account of Kantigi Liman, a 2015 governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state. The agency said EFCC may ...

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Justice Ngwuta arraigned at CCT for false asset declaration

Sylvester Ngwuta, a suspended supreme court judge, was on Thursday arraigned at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Abuja, on an amended 8-count charge of false assets declaration. He pleaded not guilty to the charges instituted by the office of ...

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