• Senate probes Governor Aregbesola

    Senate probes Governor Aregbesola

    President Muhammadu Buhari may have asked the Senate to probe the Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, and other governors over how they spent the bailout disbursed to them by the Federal Government.

    Subsequently, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has ordered the Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration to proceed on a fact-finding mission to Osun State to investigate how the Aregbesola administration spent the N34.988,900 given to it by the Central Bank of Nigeria as […]

  • EFCC probes Army General over multi-billion Naira fraud allegations

    EFCC probes Army General over multi-billion Naira fraud allegations

    According to reports, the Nigerian Army and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are investigating a serving senior officer and Managing Director of Nigerian Army Properties Limited (NAPL), Brig-Gen. Umar Mohammed, over fraud allegations running into billions of naira.

    Mohammed, who was the Chairman of the defunct Presidential Committee on the lease of Federal Government properties, is also being accused of laundering several billions of naira on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

    According to sources, trouble started for the senior officer […]

  • Senate probes Amaechi over $2bn rail concession

    Senate probes Amaechi over $2bn rail concession

    According to reports, the Senate has resolved to probe the country’s Ministry of Transport headed by Rotimi Amaechi over the procedure leading to concession of Port Harcourt-Maiduguri and Lagos-Kano rail lines to General Electric, GE, a U.S. conglomerate.

    Amaechi had in an interview with CNBC in June announced Nigeria’s engagement with GE regarding the concession of Western and Eastern rail lines – Lagos to Kano and Port Harcourt to Maiduguri respectively – worth around $2 billion.

    “GE is already in; we are […]

  • Senate probes CCB for dumping N8bn site for N9bn building

    Senate probes CCB for dumping N8bn site for N9bn building

    It was gathered that the Senate on Tuesday launched a probe into the alleged abandonment of an N8bn Code of Conduct Bureau permanent site under construction for the purchase of a building valued at N9bn.

    The lawmaker representing Kogi-West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, who moved the motion for the probe during the day’s plenary, alleged that after the CCB got an approval from the National Executive Council to build its permanent site, the contract for its permanent site was reviewed […]

  • 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 […]

  • EFCC probes Buhari’s ministers for corruption

    EFCC probes Buhari’s ministers for corruption

    Strong indications have emerged that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has opened investigations into activities of some serving ministers in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

    Investigation revealed that operatives involved in the discreet probe had gathered some evidence against the affected ministers.

    A top operative of the EFCC said investigations on two of the ministers had got to an advanced level.

    The source said the two ministers were being probed in connection with financial crimes.

    It was learnt that one of the ministers […]

  • UniAbuja probes poor academic performance of students

    UniAbuja probes poor academic performance of students

    It was gathered that the University of Abuja is to look into the academic performance of its students over an eight-year period with a view to improving the academic performance of the students of the University.

    The University Senate had at its 159th regular meeting held on Wednesday, 27th July, 2016, set up a 13-man Committee with Professor M.A. Maisamari, Dean, Faculty of Education as Chairman to investigate the academic performance of students of the University from 2008-2015 with a view […]

  • EFCC probes ex-MILAD, other over Diezani’s N4bn hotel deal

    EFCC probes ex-MILAD, other over Diezani’s N4bn hotel deal

    A former state military administrator is not telling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) how he came about the N4billion in Abuja with which he built a four-star hotel in Abuja that was later sold to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

    The anti-graft agency has already invited all those connected with the transaction between the ex-MILAD and the embattled ex-Minister.

    It was gathered authoritatively last night that the hotel could be seized by the EFCC.

    The ex-MILAD is also […]

  • National Assembly probes alleged $29b fraud cases

    National Assembly probes alleged $29b fraud cases

    According to reports, the National Assembly is set to probe two alleged fraud cases involving $29 billion.

    While the Senate yesterday resolved to investigate an alleged fraudulent movement of $12 billion from Nigeria by some key government officials in collaboration with a telecommunications outfit, the House of Representatives is probing over $17 billion allegedly stolen from undeclared crude oil and liquidity natural gas exports to global destinations.

    The upper chamber gave approval to Senator Dino Melaye (APC, Kogi West) to put together […]

  • House of Reps probes 3 members over U.S s*x scandal

    House of Reps probes 3 members over U.S s*x scandal

    Nigeria’s House of Representatives is set to probe three members alleged to have committed sexual misconduct in the United States.

    A report today said the allegedly randy members will appear before the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to state their case.

    The accused lawmakers are the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Mr. Mark Gbillah ( APC, Benue); Mr. Samuel Ikon (PDP, Akwa Ibom); and Mr. Mohammed Garba-Gololo (APC, Bauchi).

    According to the report, the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, had […]

  • Auditors probe ex-minister’s travelling allowance

    Auditors probe ex-minister’s travelling allowance

    A former Works Minister under the Jonathan administration may be recalled to refund hundreds of millions of Naira of public funds, which he and his family members allegedly wasted under the guise of attending official trips while in office. Already, federal auditors looking into the books of the ministry, have discovered shocking details of how the minister siphoned millions of Naira in the name of sending top officials of the ministry abroad for official functions.

    The checks have also unearthed how […]