• Jigawa House of Assembly may invite ex-Governor Lamido over alleged N13bn fraud

    Jigawa House of Assembly may invite ex-Governor Lamido over alleged N13bn fraud

    The Speaker Jigawa state House of Assembly, Hon Idris Garba Jahun, has said that the ongoing probe on alleged misappropriation of N13 billion from local government joint account will not spare any one involved irrespective of his political affiliation or social status.

    Hon Idiris stated this while briefing newsmen on progress made by the house Committee on Public Account (CPA) on its ongoing investigations on the alleged embezzlement of some public money, perpetuated under the past state administration.

    According to the Speaker, […]

  • Airline operators berate FAAN, NAMA, others over alleged N30bn debt

    Airline operators berate FAAN, NAMA, others over alleged N30bn debt

    Airline operators yesterday berated regulatory agencies over alleged debts and current clampdown on airlines to retrieve the outstanding money said to be running into billions of naira.

    The operators, under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), described the debts as “phantom’” and a ploy to ground the domestic airlines.

    It would be recalled that the airlines, including those that have ceased operation allegedly owe regulatory agencies like the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) […]

  • EFCC arrests 3 FAAN staff over alleged N100m fraud

    EFCC arrests 3 FAAN staff over alleged N100m fraud

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on August 2, 2016 arrested a level six officer of the Accounts Department of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Christy Olabode, for an alleged fraud to the tune of N100 million.

    Also arrested was her younger brother, Abdul-Shehu Obaze, a staff at the Commercial Department of FAAN in Ilorin, Kwara State, and Dominic Ojo, an IT officer at FAAN Headquarters, Lagos.

    According to the spokesperson of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, her arrest followed […]

  • Boxer held over alleged s*x attacks in Olympic village

    Boxer held over alleged s*x attacks in Olympic village

    Brazilian police arrested a Moroccan Olympic boxer on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the athletes’ village in Rio de Janeiro.

    Officers arrested Hassan Saada, 22, from Casablanca, on suspicion of committing the assault on Wednesday, said a police statement released hours ahead of the Games’ opening ceremony.

    “According to investigations, on August 3 the athlete sexually assaulted two Brazilian room cleaners who were working in the athletes’ village,” it said.

    Billions of people around the world are expected to […]

  • SERAP drags House of Reps to UN over alleged budget padding

    SERAP drags House of Reps to UN over alleged budget padding

    Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project , SERAP. has sent an urgent appeal to Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, urging him to use his “good offices and position to urgently request the leadership of the House of Representatives of Nigeria to explain the alleged deliberate padding of the 2016 budget with N481 billion (Nigerian Naira), removal of critical projects and replacement of such projects with constituency projects, which have not only undermined the fight […]

  • Male teacher arraigned over alleged oral s*x with student in Ogun

    Male teacher arraigned over alleged oral s*x with student in Ogun

    The Police on Tuesday arraigned a 21-year-old teacher, Matthew Sodake, at an Ota Magistrates’ Court for allegedly having oral sex with a 14-year old student. The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing alleged charge of assault.

    The prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 12 at about 8.00 p.m. at Ambassador Star Comprehensive Secondary School, Answer, Ota in Ogun.

    Gbesi told the court that the accused, a teacher in the school, lured the […]

  • EFCC detains Abia REC over alleged N20m bribe

    EFCC detains Abia REC over alleged N20m bribe

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has detained Abia State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sylvester Ezeani for alleged N20 million scam.

    Ezeani was the REC in Cross River State during the March 28, 2015 Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

    He allegedly collected the sum out of the N241million given to Cross River State from the $115million ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison- Madueke, is being accused of disbursing.

    “Ezeani, who has now been redeployed to Abia State, was quizzed for his […]

  • EFCC seals First Group office in Abuja over alleged $200 Billion scam

    EFCC seals First Group office in Abuja over alleged $200 Billion scam

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday sealed a Dubai real estate firm, The First Group, over a phony $200 billion deals.

    Several documents, including a list of high profile patrons, were recovered from the premises.

    The anti-graft agency is screening the list.

    A prominent Nigerian may have lost about $402,000 (N136.6 million).

    This is the second in some of the deals, it was learnt time since May the EFCC has raided the firm, which is allegedly involved in assisting politicians to launder […]

  • Group asks EFCC to investigate Buratai over alleged Dubai properties

    Group asks EFCC to investigate Buratai over alleged Dubai properties

    An anti-graft coalition, the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, over alleged diversion of funds to purchase properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

    In a petition forwarded to the anti-graft commission and signed by the group’s chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, the group said such act was a violation of the law of public service.

    According to the group, ‎if the revelation is found to […]

  • EFCC arraigns Pastor in Ibadan over alleged fraud …Photo

    EFCC arraigns Pastor in Ibadan over alleged fraud …Photo

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission today, June 27, 2016, arraigned one Pastor Moses Oluwapelumi Iduye before Justice M. O Ishola of the Oyo State High court sitting at Ibadan, on a 10 count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, forgery and uttering of document.

    One Adeyemi Ronke Bola petitioned EFCC alleging that he collected over N1.2 million under the pretence that he would help her secure traveling documents, but later gave her fake airline ticket and visa. When the […]