• 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 […]

  • NBA’s advice to suspend judges before investigation unacceptable – NJC

    NBA’s advice to suspend judges before investigation unacceptable – NJC

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has strongly rejected the recent call by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) that judges recently arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) be asked to step aside from performing their judicial functions as judges pending full investigation of the allegations made against them by the security agency and possible trial.

    In a statement issued yesterday and signed by the council’s Acting Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, NJC […]

  • EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    EFCC confirms Umahi, Chime under investigation over campaign slush funds

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Enugu said it is currently investigating Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms funds allegedly diverted to fund the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Addressing news conference at the commission’s South East Zonal office in Enugu, the EFCC zonal Head, Johnson Babalola, said they were closing in on some politically […]

  • Why AGF shunned EFCC in the investigation of judges

    Why AGF shunned EFCC in the investigation of judges

    According to reports, the Federal Ministry of Justice decided to forward petitions against judges bordering on alleged corrupt acts to the Department of State Services when the ministry discovered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed to act on previous petitions as expected, it was learnt on Wednesday.

    It was gathered that some human rights groups forwarded petitions to the Federal Ministry of Justice when the anti-graft agency failed to investigate and prosecute the judges.

    Investigations also showed that the relationship […]

  • EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    EFCC begins investigation of ex-governors, politicians in South-South

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Nigeria’s south-south zone has begun investigating some individuals in the area, including former governors.

    The anti-graft agency says they are being investigated in matters of fraud and money laundering.

    The South-south Zonal Head of the EFCC, Ishaq Salihu, made the disclosure to journalists on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

    He said those found wanting after the investigation would be charged appropriately.

    Mr Salihu revealed that at least 50% of the […]

  • Budget padding: CNPP rejects Reps’ probe of Jibrin, insists on independent investigation

    Budget padding: CNPP rejects Reps’ probe of Jibrin, insists on independent investigation

    According to reports, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has rejected the move by the House of Representatives to probe Hon. Abdulmumi Jibrin over his efforts at exposing budget fraud in House, reiterating its call for independent investigation into the allegations “rather than engaging in the persecution of the whistleblower.”

    Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other principal officers of the House of Representatives were named in a budget padding and abuse of office allegations by Hon. Jibrin.

    CNPP in a statement […]

  • Reps begin investigation into Jibrin’s budget padding allegations

    Reps begin investigation into Jibrin’s budget padding allegations

    According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Ethics and Privileges on Friday in Abuja, commenced public investigation into allegations of fraud made by Rep. Abdulmumin Jibrin against the House.

    This followed Wednesday’s resolution of the House which mandated the committee to investigate the allegations, bordering on breach of privileges of members.

    It would be recalled that the former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, accused the leadership of the National Assembly of padding the 2016 budget.

    In his allegation, Jibrin alluded that […]

  • Ibori seeks independent investigation over trial

    Ibori seeks independent investigation over trial

    A former governor of Delta State, James Onanefe Ibori, who is serving a jail term in a London prison over corrupt practices, has appealed against his conviction, calling for an independent investigation.

    Ibori, who denied that a British court had upheld his conviction, also detailed revelations of alleged police corruption and non-disclosure in the case.

    According to a statement signed by his media aide, Tony Eluemunor, yesterday, the argument that the British National Crime Agency (NCA) has confirmed that police officers, working […]

  • EFCC ensures proper investigation before suspects’ arrest – Magu

    EFCC ensures proper investigation before suspects’ arrest – Magu

    The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said the agency would continue to ensure that proper investigation is carried out before arresting and detaining suspects in its facilities.

    Magu said this while taking journalists on an inspection tour of the commission’s facilities on Thursday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the tour was organised by the EFCC to debunk reports that the commission tortures suspects in its custody.

    Magu said the commission […]

  • Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila honourably submits himself to Police over Budget Padding

    Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila honourably submits himself to Police over Budget Padding

    Following allegations of budget padding and manipulation brought against principal officers of the National Assembly, the majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has willingly submitted himself to security agents.

    Femi Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, has offered himself for investigation by security and anti-corruption agencies over alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    It would be recalled that the former Chair of Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano) had alleged Speaker Yakubu Dogara, Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, […]

  • I’m ready for investigation budget padding scandal – Ogor

    I’m ready for investigation budget padding scandal – Ogor

    Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, has said he is ready to face any form of investigation from security agencies that bordered on the alleged padding of the 2016 budget.

    Ogor who disclosed this to some journalists on Wednesday said ”I’m ready to confront Hon. Abdulmunin Jibrin in the presence of security agencies and expose the atrocities he committed while working on our budget”.

    “I don’t know why he’s dragging me into the mess he deliberately created without due […]