• MTN appoint Jens Schulte-Bockum as new boss

    MTN appoint Jens Schulte-Bockum as new boss

    MTN has appointed former Vodafone Germany CEO Jens Schulte-Bockum as its new Chief Operating Officer, replacing Jyoti Desai, who is retiring.

    Besides, the group has announced it is contracting BT Global Services sub-Saharan Africa CEO Oliver Fortuin as executive head of business enterprise and Bernice Samuels as group executive of marketing.

    Schulte-Bockum will assume the position of group COO effective 16 January 2017. Schulte-Bockum was CEO of Vodafone Germany between 2012 and 2015.

    “We expect Jens to bring extensive experience in the consumer […]

  • Finally, Senate ready to screen Magu as EFCC boss

    Finally, Senate ready to screen Magu as EFCC boss

    The Senate has announced that it will screen the acting chairman of the Economic amd Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, in its chambers today.

    The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, made the announcement as he presided over the plenary session on Wednesday, said the chamber would screen Magu, in a move that will set aside the controversy surrounding the EFCC boss.

    President Buhari had, in June this year, forwarded a request for Magu’s confirmation to the Senate but the matter had […]

  • Governor Obaseki Fires Embattled SUBEB Boss Under EFCC Investigation with immediate effect

    Governor Obaseki Fires Embattled SUBEB Boss Under EFCC Investigation with immediate effect

    Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Friday wielded his big stick with the suspension of the embattled Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Chief Steve Alao from office with immediate effect.

    In his replacement, Governor Obaseki has approved without delay the appointment of Mallam Ali Sulayman as the interim Board Chairman of the board and the appointment takes immediate effect.

    The suspension order and appointment of new board chairman was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Secretary […]

  • Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    Lagos House of Assembly orders safety commission boss to vacate office until given approval

    According to reports, the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday ordered the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission Hakeem Dickson, to vacate office until given approval by the House.

    The order followed an observation by the Chairman, House Committee on Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Olusola Shokunle, that Dickson was occupying the position without the approval of the House.

    Shokunle told the House that Dickson had not been given approved at any time by the Assembly.

    The lawmaker added that such a development […]

  • Reps summon Prisons boss and perm sec over handling of funds

    Reps summon Prisons boss and perm sec over handling of funds

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has invited the Comptroller General of Prisons, Mr. Ja’ afaru Ahmed and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Culture, Mrs. Ayotunde Adesugba, to explain why their staff have failed to retire funds approved to them.

    Also, the officers are to give reasons for failing to remit the Valued Added Tax (VAT) deductions to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) correctly and promptly as required by law.

    Chairman of […]

  • Senate summons Federal Civil Service boss over alleged secret employment

    Senate summons Federal Civil Service boss over alleged secret employment

    It was gathered that the Senate on Wednesday invited the Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Mrs Joan Ayo, to brief it over increasing allegations of secret employment by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.

    The upper chamber said that it is worried over the unending allegations that MDAs were clandestinely carrying out employments without due process.

    Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs said that the decision to invite the FCSC boss was taken after its oversight visit […]

  • NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

    NNPC boss removes Deen as spokesman, scraps unit set up by Kachikwu

    According to reports, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has effected a major shake-up within the organization.

    About 109 Management staff were promoted, while 24 were redeployment.

    The shake-up saw the return of veteran journalist, Ndu Ughamadu as Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division. He takes over from Garba Deen Muhammad, who recently denied reports that NNPC was planning to increase fuel pump price.

    Ughamadu was NNPC’s Group General Manager (GGM) Government and Labour Relations before his new appointment.

    He served as the […]

  • N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    N136m fraud: EFCC closes case in trial of ex-NIMASA boss

    Mr Wale Akoni (SAN), the counsel to Calistus Obi, who is standing trial on a N136 million fraud charge, says he will file a no-case submission against the charge.

    Akoni made the declaration on Monday at the Federal High Court in Lagos after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed its case against Obi, a former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    Obi, who was also an Executive Director of NIMASA, was charged alongside one Alu […]

  • Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

    Ex-Customs boss, Dikko, returns N1bn cash to FG

    A former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, has returned N1,040,000, 000 to the Federal Government.

    Dikko, who served as the head of customs between August, 2009 and August, 2015, became the subject of an EFCC investigation last year when the commission established that about N40bn was diverted from the coffers of the NCS under his watch.

    The funds were allegedly drawn from proceeds of the seven per cent cost of collection and one per cent comprehensive import supervision […]

  • Reps summon Customs boss for allegedly paying firm N250m

    Reps summon Customs boss for allegedly paying firm N250m

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives has summoned the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd) for allegedly paying over N250 million to unlicensed brokerage firms.

    Members of the House Committee on Insurance led by Adekunle Akinlade Abdulkabir probing allegations of wrongdoings between insurance outfits and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government from 2013 to 2015, gave the directive during an interactive session with the Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Guinea Insurance Plc, […]

  • Confusion over alleged sacking of ICPC boss

    Confusion over alleged sacking of ICPC boss

    There was confusion yesterday over the alleged sacking of the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Ekpo Nta.

    Nta was reportedly sent on compulsory leave on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari, as a prelude to removing him from office.

    But it was learnt that Nta cannot be removed from office without recourse to the Senate. Nta who was appointed to chair the anti-corruption agency in acting capacity in 2011, was later confirmed by the Senate […]