• Return N500m seized from Igbinedion – Edo tells EFCC

    Return N500m seized from Igbinedion – Edo tells EFCC

    Edo State has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to return N500million and property seized from convicted former Governor Lucky Igbinedion to it.

    This request is contained in a November 7 letter to the EFCC through the state government’s lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN).

    Igbinedion was arraigned in 2008 along with his company Kiva Corporation Limited on sundry allegations of defrauding the state government.

    The charges were subsequently amended pursuant to a plea bargain agreement. They pleaded guilty.

    The convicts were ordered […]

  • ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    ICPC quizzes Ex-Akwa Ibom council chair over alleged diversion of N500m

    In line with the anti-corruption stance of the Federal Government, the Independent Corrupt Practices (and other related offences) Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigation into the management of appropriated funds at the Local Government level in Akwa Ibom State.

    Following a petition to the anti-graft agency by political stakeholders and civil society groups in Esit Eket Local Government Area of the State, it was gathered the tenure of Deacon Ibanga Etang, who chaired the Council between 2011 and 2015.

    The petitioners drawn from […]

  • Buhari orders probe of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari over N500m MTN scandal

    Buhari orders probe of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari over N500m MTN scandal

    Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari is said to be under investigation by the Special Investigation Panel of the Nigerian Police Force over bribery allegations.

    The probe according to Newsmen’s investigation is in connection with alleged N500million bribery money said to have been paid to the Chief of Staff by officials of South African owned MTN Telecommunications Company with the intent that the COS influence government to discontinue its heavy stance on the $5billion fine

    It would be […]