• How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    How Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits, Witness reveals

    Richard Ihediwa, the fifth defence witness in the ongoing trial of former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olisa Metuh, resumed his testimony yesterday.

    He revealed before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, how Metuh made cash payments to several media houses including major electronic and print outfits in the country, out of the N400 million transferred to him by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    The witness, who gave details of the account during cross-examination by counsel to […]

  • Senate probes N20bn payments to defunct Albarka Airlines, others

    Senate probes N20bn payments to defunct Albarka Airlines, others

    It was gathered that the Senate is currently probing the payment of over N20bn “debts” to some Federal Government contractors between 2015 and 2016.

    The government also planned to pay a contractor for a job executed in 1974, it was learnt.

    One of the beneficiaries was Albarka Airlines, grounded by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority in December 2005, which was paid about N1bn in two installments in 2015.

    A document issued to the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts by the Debt […]

  • Ambode approves N380m for bursary, scholarship payments

    Ambode approves N380m for bursary, scholarship payments

    Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the payment of bursary and local scholarship to Lagos State indigenes in tertiary institutions across the country.

    Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, who made the announcement to journalists on Monday, said the bursary would be for fresh beneficiaries and others receiving subsequent payment.

    He listed the beneficiaries to include 2015/2016 set and other sets receiving second and third payments for the years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

    While stressing the commitment of […]