• Unremitted N450bn: EFCC to grill Jonathan’s ex-ministers, perm secs

    Unremitted N450bn: EFCC to grill Jonathan’s ex-ministers, perm secs

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to grill some ex-ministers who served under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan as well as some serving and ex-permanent secretaries and directors of budget and finance in charge of revenue-generating Ministries Departments and Agencies, The PUNCH has learnt.

    The fresh investigation, it was learnt, was sequel to a report by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, that the Federal Government would prosecute any official of revenue-generating agencies indicted in the audit […]

  • Gombe APC receives ex-minister and other defectors

    Gombe APC receives ex-minister and other defectors

    Ex- transport minister Abdullahi Idris and some chieftains of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

    Among the defectors are a former Deputy Governor of the state, Mr Lazerus Yoriyo, ex-House of Representative member, Alhaji Saidu Alkali and a former PDP Youth Leader, Alhaji Habu Mu’azu.

    Idris said on Sunday in Dadin Kowa at rally to receive them into the APC, that their decision was to bring about positive development to the state.

    He […]

  • EFCC releases ex-Minister Obanikoro on bail

    EFCC releases ex-Minister Obanikoro on bail

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) late Friday granted administrative bail to a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro.

    The former minister is being investigated over allegations that he secured contracts from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) worth about N4.7 billion.

    Obanikoro had remained in the custody of the EFCC since he turned himself in on October 17.

    As condition for his release, highly placed sources said that Obanikoro had returned N100 million, […]

  • Ex-Minister Obanikoro returns N100m to FG

    Ex-Minister Obanikoro returns N100m to FG

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has returned the sum of 100 million Naira to the Nigerian Government.

    Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, on Thursday confirmed the payment.

    He said the EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu, rejected the initial offer and demanded that the former Minister signed an undertaking to pay back the sum of 600 million Naira within a stipulated time.

    But the former Minister rejected, […]

  • Ex-Minister Obanikoro refunds N100m to EFCC

    Ex-Minister Obanikoro refunds N100m to EFCC

    According to reports, the detained former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, has refunded the sum of N100m to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    A top associate of the former minister noted that the former minister had yet to be released after the payment of the N100m as of the time of filing this report by 9pm on Friday.

    The EFCC had given a bail condition to Obanikoro, who has been in custody since October 21, 2016, to refund […]

  • CCT judgment: I’m facing prosecution because of 2015 presidential election‎ – Ex-minister, Orubebe

    CCT judgment: I’m facing prosecution because of 2015 presidential election‎ – Ex-minister, Orubebe

    Former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe has insisted that he is not guilty as pronounced by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), chairman, Danladi Umar.

    He has vowed to appeal the judgment in order to secure the ‘ordinary empty land which he had since sold for the man who bought it.’

    ‎The CCT had on Tuesday declared the former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs‎ guilty of false declaration of asset.

    Reacting, however, Orubebe, claimed he was only being prosecuted […]

  • APC set to appoint ex-minister as spokesperson

    APC set to appoint ex-minister as spokesperson

    Barring last minutes changes, the former Sports Minister, Mr. Bolaji Abdullahi, would be handed the job of the publicity secretary of the ruling All progressive Congress (APC).

    Abdullahi, who is believed to be a loyalist of the senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, would replace his Kwara kinsman, who is the Information and Culture minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.

    Mr. Abdullahi who joined the APC, alongside the Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, in the build […]

  • Ex-minister set for grilling over $1.092b Malabu Oil deal cash

    Ex-minister set for grilling over $1.092b Malabu Oil deal cash

    Former Petroleum Resources Minister Dan Etete is set to visit the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to answer questions on the controversial Malabu Oil Block (OPL 245).

    The EFCC is searching for $1,092,040 billion paid by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Nigeria Limited (SNEPCO) and Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) into an escrow account.

    The anti-graft agency has raised a team to grill the ex-minister and all those implicated in the deal.

    Those implicated are six former ministers in the administration […]

  • Atiku Abubakar, Ben Murray-Bruce, Oby Ezekwesili, others mourn death of ex minister, Ojo Maduekwe

    Atiku Abubakar, Ben Murray-Bruce, Oby Ezekwesili, others mourn death of ex minister, Ojo Maduekwe

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Oby Ezekwesili, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Senator Shehu Sani, have joined other Nigerians to mourn the death of former Minister of Transport and one time Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ojo Maduekwe, who died yesterday June 29th.

    The former Minister was returning from Dubai where he had gone for one of his sons graduation when he slumped at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

    He was rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead. See their reactions

  • BREAKING!!! Ex-Minister of Transport, Ojo Maduekwe is dead

    BREAKING!!! Ex-Minister of Transport, Ojo Maduekwe is dead

    Former Minister of Transport and Secretary to the PDP Board of Trustees, Ojo Maduekwe is reportedly‎ dead.

    He was born May 6, 1945 in Abia State, Nigeria.

     

    Sources hinted that he passed on, Wednesday evening, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport , Abuja on his return from a trip to the US.

    It was gathered that he collapsed on arrival and was rushed to the Turkish Hospital, Abuja where he was confirmed dead.

    Maduekwe was also appointed Culture and Tourism minister by President Olusegun […]

  • Abducted former Minister, Sen. Anisulowo rescued, two suspected kidnappers arrested

    Abducted former Minister, Sen. Anisulowo rescued, two suspected kidnappers arrested

    Six days after her abduction, a former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, was Tuesday rescued from suspected kidnappers.

    Two suspects were also arrested by the police in connection‎ with the abduction of the former minister. Anisulowo, 65, was kidnapped last Wednesday ‎while returning from her farm in Sawonjo, Yewa North Local Government Area of the state.

    Her Toyota Sport Utility Vehicle with registration number LSD 115 AM was recovered by the police shortly after the incident. Though details of her rescue […]