• Ex-Kaduna governor denies spending N2.1bn on sweet, juice in 2014

    Ex-Kaduna governor denies spending N2.1bn on sweet, juice in 2014

    Immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Alh. Muhktar Ramalan Yero, on Wednesday denied spending N2.1 billion on sweet and juice in 2014.

    The Kaduna State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Mohammad Abdullahi, on Saturday, alleged that the previous administration led by Yero in the state spent N2.1 billion on sweets, juice and food, annually.

    Yero’s Commissioner of economic planning, Mr. Madami Garba Madami, described the assertion as “unprofessional and mischievous comment”.

    The former commissioner, in a statement in Kaduna said “our initial intention […]

  • EFCC probes National Assembly’s N300bn allocation in 2014, 2015 budgets

    EFCC probes National Assembly’s N300bn allocation in 2014, 2015 budgets

    The Federal Government has started investigating how the 2014 and 2015 budgetary allocations of the National Assembly were expended.

    It was gathered on Friday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had demanded details of the budgets totalling N300bn from the National Assembly clerk, Sani Omolori.

    Besides, he was requested to produce details of the contracts awarded by the assembly.

    It was learnt that some principal officers of the seventh and the current eighth National Assembly would be invited in the coming months […]

  • EFCC traces 7 houses to Fayose from 2014, as ally alleges plot to implicate governor

    EFCC traces 7 houses to Fayose from 2014, as ally alleges plot to implicate governor

    No fewer than seven houses have allegedly been purchased by Governor Ayo Fayose since he returned to power in 2014, sources close to the investigation of the Ekiti State helmsman have revealed.

    And some of them, including one worth N1.2 billion in Lagos State, were said to have had their transactions handled for Fayose by his close ally, Abiodun Agbele, who is popularly called Abbey.

    Agbele was arrested on June 27 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    It was learnt that Agbele’s […]

  • How Jonathan’s cousin got $40m in 2014 – EFCC reveals

    How Jonathan’s cousin got $40m in 2014 – EFCC reveals

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wednesday, disclosed how a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Roberts, got $40million from former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

    EFCC counsel F.A. Jirbo while opposing a fundamental rights application by Roberts before an FCT High Court, said the suspect had in September, 2014 received the money from Dasuki for purposes of supplying “tactical communication kits.”

    He said the mandate form from the ex-NSA showed that the money was wired from the Citibank […]

  • Boko Haram seized 300 children in second 2014 school attack – Locals

    Boko Haram seized 300 children in second 2014 school attack – Locals

    Boko Haram seized hundreds of children from a remote town in northeast Nigeria in late 2014 but initial calls to report the kidnapping were ignored with locals fearful of the government’s response, residents told AFP on Wednesday.

    A local government administrator, a local chief, another elder and a resident all said some 300 children were among the 500 girls, boys and women taken from Damasak on Monday November 24, 2014.

    The numbers involved surpass even the 276 schoolgirls who were taken from […]