• Obaseki appoints ex-campaign DG as SSG

    Obaseki appoints ex-campaign DG as SSG

    Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has appointed the Director-General of his campaign organisation, Osarodion Ogie, as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    This was Governor Obaseki’s first official appointment since he was inaugurated last Saturday.

    ‎Ogie, who was the immediate past Commissioner for Works, was also sworn in by Governor Obaseki on Monday at the Government House, in Benin, the state

  • How ex-NIMASA DG converted N496m to personal use – Witness reveals

    How ex-NIMASA DG converted N496m to personal use – Witness reveals

    A prosecution witness, Mr Chukwuma Orji, has revealed how a former Director General of Nigerian Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Patrick Akpobolokemi, converted N496million from the office of the National Security Agency (NSA) to personal use.

    Orji made the revelation during the trial of Akpobolokemi and five others on a 13-count charge of stealing and fraud proffered against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    They are accused of stealing N754million belonging to the agency.

    Akpobolokemi’s co-defendants are; Ezekiel Agaba, […]

  • ‎FG clears former PTAD DG of wrong doing

    ‎FG clears former PTAD DG of wrong doing

    According to reports, the Federal Government has exonerated a former Director General of Pension Transitional Arrangement Department (PTAD) Mrs. Nellie Mayshak over allegations of misappropriation of funds under her watch.

    This was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr Babachir David Lawal.

    The letter dated September 26, 2016 with a reference no: SGF.12/S.11/C.1/VI/564, reads: “While conveying Mr President’s appreciation to you for your service to the nation during your tenure, may we wish you […]

  • Oke appoints Tinubu’s aide as campaign DG

    Oke appoints Tinubu’s aide as campaign DG

    The appointment of a close ally of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the APC, Mr. Bola Ilori as the Director-General of the Campaign Organisation of the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, AD, Chief Olusola Oke has generated a fresh crisis in the APC.

    This is coming in the wake of claims that APC members suspected of being sympathetic to Oke may be axed for anti-party activities.

    This is coming even as the dust that the controversial governorship primaries […]

  • Lawyers caught writing exams for students, Law School DG alleges

    Lawyers caught writing exams for students, Law School DG alleges

    Some lawyers have been caught writing examination for students in the Nigerian Law School, the institution’s Director-General, Prof Olanrewaju Onadeko, said yesterday.

    Onadeko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), dropped the hint when he presented the school‘s report to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Bar Association in Port Harcourt.

    Onadeko, who did not state the number of affected lawyers, said the matter has been reported to the NBA.

    He urged the association to take action against such lawyers to save […]

  • Court orders DSS and DG to pay N10m compensation for human rights infringement

    Court orders DSS and DG to pay N10m compensation for human rights infringement

    An FCT High Court, Apo, on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) and its Director-General DSS to pay N10 million compensation to one Kasim Kayode for fundamental rights infringement.

    The judge, Justice Peter Kekemeke, ordered the respondents to either charge Kayode to court or releases him unconditionally.

    Kekemeke held that the action of the DSS in detaining Kayode since April 10 was unconstitutional, degrading and inhuman.

    He said the plaintiff ought to have been charged to court because the respondents did […]

  • Court sentences former NIMASA DG, Omatseye to five years imprisonment over N1.5bn contract scam

    Court sentences former NIMASA DG, Omatseye to five years imprisonment over N1.5bn contract scam

    Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, to five years in prison over a N1.5bn contract scam.

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had arraigned Omatseye in 2010 on the 27-count charge bordering on alleged contract variation, bid rigging and awarding contract above his approval limit.

    The anti-graft commission said offence committed by the ex-NIMASA boss violated the country’s public procurement […]