CORRUPTION

ALARMING! $1trn stolen from Africa in 50 years – UN

The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says an estimated 50 billion dollars leaves the shore of the continent illicitly mostly to the Western countries, every year. Mr Adeyinka Adeyemi, a senior adviser at ECA, told newsmen in New York ...

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20 LASTMA officials dismissed over corrupt practices

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Monday said it had dismissed 20 of its personnel over corrupt practices. LASTMA’s head of public affairs, Mahmud Hassan, confirmed the dismissal to journalists in Lagos. He said the action was part ...

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Court grants former NNPC boss, Yakubu, permission to travel abroad

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday granted Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) permission to travel abroad for medical treatment. Mr. Yakubu was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission ...

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DSS says Ifeanyi Ubah’s 11bn offence is punishable by death

The Department of State Services, DSS, has said the offence committed by Ifeanyi Ubah, Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd, is punishable by death. The secret police had arrested Ubah for allegedly diverting about 80 million litres ...

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Court of Appeal reverses ex-NIMASA DG Omatseye’s conviction

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Thursday reversed the sentence on Raymond Omatseye, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). He had been sentenced on allegations of N1.5 billion fraud. Justice Yargata Nimpar, who ...

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Oronsaye cleared of corruption Charges

An FCT high court, Maitama, on Tuesday discharged Steve Oronsaye, former head of the civil service of the federation, of the N190 million corruption charges levelled against him. Oronsaye was also the chairman of the Presidential Committee on Financial Action ...

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Ikoyi Money: EFCC reveals owner of Ikoyi flat, Seeks permanent forfeiture of money

The apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, where $43.5million was found in April, was bought for N360million by a company owned by Folashade Oke, wife of the suspended director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ...

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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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