• Ebonyi Governor Umahi in trouble over N400m poll slush cash

    Ebonyi Governor Umahi in trouble over N400m poll slush cash

    According to reports, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, is in trouble with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

    The commission said last night it had discovered that Umahi collected the sum of N400 million allocated to the PDP in the state to compromise last year’s Presidential poll but he diverted the cash to two of his companies and used it to build two hotels in Port Harcourt and Abakiiki.

    The commission has already arrested and questioned many suspects, including bank […]

  • 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 […]

  • How Metuh disbursed N400m for media project – witness tells court

    How Metuh disbursed N400m for media project – witness tells court

    The seventh prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, has explained how the N400 million transferred to the latter was allegedly expended.

    Mr. Richard Ihediwa told the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, that out of the amount said to have been given to Metuh, N21 million was spent to acquire media intervention centre, where journalistic and advocacy works were carried out.

    According to him, the money was paid through […]

  • Metuh received N400m, gave Anenih N21m – witness tells court

    Metuh received N400m, gave Anenih N21m – witness tells court

    A defense witness in the trial of the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja how Mr Metuh spent part of the money he was accused of receiving from the office of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

    The witness, one Mr Richard Ihediwa, who is a media aide to Metuh, told Justice Okon Abang that Mr Metuh was paid 400 million Naira through the Office of the National Security Adviser, […]

  • Jonathan told Metuh how to share N400m – witness tells court

    Jonathan told Metuh how to share N400m – witness tells court

    A witness, Mr. Richard Ihediwa, in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisah Metuh, said on Thursday that the N400m Metuh got was disbursed as directed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Ihediwa, led in evidence by the counsel to Metuh, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), told the Abuja High Court that Jonathan gave the directive on how the amount was to be spent.

    He said that N21m was paid to former PDP Chairman, Chief Tony Anenih, for […]

  • Ekweremadu agrees to stand surety for Metuh over alleged N400m fraud

    Ekweremadu agrees to stand surety for Metuh over alleged N400m fraud

    Embattled National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who is facing trial over alleged N400million fraud, on Monday, prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, to stand surety for him.

    Metuh is answering to a seven-count charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and his firm, Destra Investment Limited.

    The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants had prior to the 2015 presidential election, received N400m […]

  • How Delta discovered illegal N400m from scholarship board

    How Delta discovered illegal N400m from scholarship board

    The Executive Secretary, Delta State Scholarship and Bursary Board, Comrade Elijah Eloge, has disclosed how his team on assumption of office uncovered N400 million bursary illegally paid to students from other states who entered the list of authentic and qualified Deltans, through fictitious documents.

    Eloge disclosed this when he received members of Indigenous Newspapers and Magazines Channel (INMC), Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council, who were led on a courtesy visit by Comrade Spence Friday Idighri.

    “On assumption of office […]

  • I will return N400m to show support for Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, says Metuh

    I will return N400m to show support for Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade, says Metuh

    A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh, has said that he will refund the N400 million he was paid by the regime of former President Goodluck Jonathan for image laundering to show support for the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war.

    Metuh, who is currently being tried by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly collecting the sum from the office of the former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), said he was in […]