• EFCC investigates Army General over shady shares, properties acquisition

    EFCC investigates Army General over shady shares, properties acquisition

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation into the shady acquisition of shares of quoted Nigerian companies and properties running into billions of naira by a serving senior military officer, Major General Umaru Mohammed.

    Mohammed, who is currently the Managing Director of the Nigerian Army Properties Limited, had also served as the Chairman of the defunct Presidential Committee on the Sale of Federal Government properties for 15 years.‎

    Sources in the EFCC confirmed on Thursday […]

  • EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    EFCC arrests 2 Enugu commissioners, investigates Chime over poll slush funds

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two serving commissioners in Enugu State in connection with investigations into the $115m (N23bn) allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to the 2015 presidential election.

    The Commissioner for Water Resources, Chief Charles Egumgbe, was the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party campaign office in the state during the 2015 polls, while Commissioner for Tourism, Rita Mba, was the secretary.

    Besides Egumgbe and Mba, […]

  • Senate investigates alleged omission of Bayelsa State from ambassadorial list

    Senate investigates alleged omission of Bayelsa State from ambassadorial list

    The Senate has directed its Committee on Foreign Affairs to investigate alleged omission of Bayelsa State from the list of ambassadorial nominees.

    The directive followed a Point of Order raised by Senator Emmanuel Paulker (PDP-Bayelsa Central) at plenary on Tuesday.

    The lawmaker said his attention was drawn to the omission by his constituents, shortly after the list was read in the Senate on June 9.

    Paulker described the omission as “a clear violation of the Constitution, which gave credence to federal character.

    “Few days […]