• How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    Richard Ihediwa, the fifth defence witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, resumed his testimony yesterday.

    He revealed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits in the country, out of the N400 million transferred to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The witness, who gave details of the account during cross-examination by counsel to […]

  • How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    A former cashier has told a probe panel of enquiry how he withdrew N16.7 billion cash for former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang.

    Yusuf Pam, a former cashier attached to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, told the panel that he withdrew the N16.7 billion based on “executive directive from the former governor”.

    He told the commission that he was given security backup to withdraw the cash, and disclosed that each withdrawal was “usually a maximum of N150 million, which […]

  • How Fayose’s ally brought N1.2bn cash to us – witness tells court

    How Fayose’s ally brought N1.2bn cash to us – witness tells court

    Trial of an ally to Governor Ayodele Fayose, Mr. Abiodun Agbele, continued Monday, with the Federal High Court in Abuja, admitting into evidence, documents detailing how the defendant lodged N1.2billion into various Zenith Bank accounts.

    Trial Justice Nnamdi Dimgba admitted the documents on a day the star witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Alade Oluseye Sunday, told the court that he became worried upon sighting the “raw cash” he said was brought by air.

    Sunday, who is the […]

  • Obanikoro linked to Diezani’s N400m poll sluch cash in fresh EFCC probe

    Obanikoro linked to Diezani’s N400m poll sluch cash in fresh EFCC probe

    A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who was recently granted administrative bail by the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been allegedly fingered in a new N400m scam.

    Highly placed EFCC sources said on Sunday that Obanikoro might be invited again soon to explain his alleged role in the scam.

    The ex-minister, who returned from the United States on October 17, spent three weeks at the Abuja office of the EFCC for allegedly receiving […]

  • Cook of NNPC Managing Director Esther Ogbue absconds with $6m in cash, jewellry

    Cook of NNPC Managing Director Esther Ogbue absconds with $6m in cash, jewellry

    A cook who served Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, a Managing Director at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Abuja, has absconded with cash and pieces of jewellery worth $6million.

    It was gathered that the man, identified as Gabel Segbedji, a national of Benin Republic, took off with the loot in a Toyota Camry car which also belonged to her boss, last Wednesday.

    Although reportedly devastated by the development, Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue did not report the burglary to the police, in the hope of avoiding […]

  • 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 […]

  • How Gen. Atewe disbursed N8.5bn NIMASA cash – Witness tells court

    How Gen. Atewe disbursed N8.5bn NIMASA cash – Witness tells court

    A witness in the trial of Patrick Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, Major General Emmanuel Atewe, Kime Egozi and one Josephine Otuoga Wednesday told a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos how Major General Atewe, former Commander of the Joint Military Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, disbursed over N8.5bn from the account of the Joint Task Force, domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc.

    The witness, Teslim Ajuwol a compliance officer with Zenith Bank made the disclosure through the account statement of the Joint Task Force, […]

  • N4.7bn fraud: I gave Fayose $5.377m in cash, says Obanikoro

    N4.7bn fraud: I gave Fayose $5.377m in cash, says Obanikoro

    Barely 24 hours after his detention, former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, has implicated Governor Ayodele Fayose in the N4.745billion wired to a company linked to him by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA).

    The said cash was wired into the company, Sylva Mcnamara within seven months in 2014.

    He said N2.23billion was transferred to Fayose out of the slush funds.

    He said out of the sum, he handed over $5,377,000 to Fayose in cash and N1.3billion was […]

  • Looted funds: US won’t hand over cash to Nigeria – official

    Looted funds: US won’t hand over cash to Nigeria – official

    It was gathered that the United States Government has said it will not hand over physical cash accruing from looted funds by Nigerians in the country to the federal government.

    This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja by the International Affairs Fellow, Under Council of Foreign Affairs, Mathew T. Paige.

    According to Paige, who fielded questions from students and lecturers of Baze University, Abuja, the US government would rather channel such money to funding of development programmes in Nigeria.

    “There are different constructions in […]

  • African China flaunts cash & jewelry via Instagram (photos)

    African China flaunts cash & jewelry via Instagram (photos)

    Musician Chinagorom Onuoha aka African China, shared these pics of  foreign currency, jewelery and a cover of his old album via his Instagram page. His caption read: “#Statement…Talk less and do more.”

    Musician Chinagorom Onuoha aka African China, shared these pics of  foreign currency, jewelery and a cover of his old album via his Instagram page. His caption read: “#Statement…Talk less and do

  • Aisha Buhari donates food, cash to needy persons in Plateau

    Aisha Buhari donates food, cash to needy persons in Plateau

    Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari,  on Thursday donated materials worth millions of naira to more than 500 less privileged persons in Pankshin Local Government Area of Plateau State.

    The beneficiaries include widows, orphans and the physically-challenged, who gathered at the council offices for the materials. Materials donated to the needy include bags of foodstuff such as semovita, wheat flour, spaghetti and noodles as well as cash.

    Represented by the Council’s Management Chairman, Mr Stephen Jings, Mrs. Buhari explained that the gesture […]