• $2.1bn arms deal: FG to use Obanikoro as prosecution witness against Fayose, Omisore

    $2.1bn arms deal: FG to use Obanikoro as prosecution witness against Fayose, Omisore

    According to reports, the Federal Government may have concluded plans to make use of a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, as prosecution witness against the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and a former deputy governor of Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in the ongoing probe of $2.1billion arms deal involving a former National Security Adviser (NSA) to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

    Fayose, had earlier been indicted by a military panel, which alleged that Fayose was among those […]

  • Why we suspended 13 officers under EFCC prosecution – FCTA explains

    Why we suspended 13 officers under EFCC prosecution – FCTA explains

    According to reports, the FCT Administration has explained why it suspended 13 officers undergoing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    A statement by the deputy director/chief press secretary to the administration, Muhammad Hazat Sule, which was made available at the weekend, said the FCT permanent secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, had explained that the suspension was in line with the public service Rule 030406, which states, “where a prima facie case, the nature of which is serious, has been […]

  • Kaduna government orders arrest, prosecution of Shiite spokesman

    Kaduna government orders arrest, prosecution of Shiite spokesman

    Kaduna State Government has ordered the arrest and subsequent prosecution of one Ibrahim Musa,who has owned up to being the spokesperson of an unlawful society, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

    This is contained in a statement signed by Special Assistant to the state Governor on Media and publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan.

    Aruwan said an order declaring the IMN as an unlawful society in Kaduna State took effect from Oct.7, 2016.

    “Violation of this order attracts penalty of imprisonment for seven years or […]

  • Alleged Fraud: Court Turns Down Stella Odua’s Request From Arrest And Prosecution

    Alleged Fraud: Court Turns Down Stella Odua’s Request From Arrest And Prosecution

    Justice Abdul Kafarati of a  Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a motion filed by a former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah, to stop her arrest and prosecution.

     

    Odua is asking the court ‎for an order stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the police from arresting her with respect to ongoing investigation into corruption allegation against her.

    Oduah, now a senator had approached the court through fundamental rights enforcement suit, asking the court to stop the Attorney-General of the […]

  • NJC sacks three Judges, recommends one for prosecution

    NJC sacks three Judges, recommends one for prosecution

    It was gathered that the National Judicial Council has sacked the Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice I. A. Umezulike; a Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ilorin Division,‎ Justice Mohammed Ladan Tsamiya; and Justice Kabiru M. Auta of the High Court of Justice, Kano State.

    The sack was announced by the NJC, which is headed by the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, in a statement on Friday.

    While the council recommended both Justices Umezulike and Tsamiya for […]

  • EFCC compiling list of employers involved in non-remittance of pension funds for prosecution

    EFCC compiling list of employers involved in non-remittance of pension funds for prosecution

    The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has revealed that it is collaborating with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in compiling for prosecution a list of employers who have not been remitting deducted pension contributions.

    This was disclosed by Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, PenCom, at a news briefing ahead of the third edition of World Pension Summit, WPS, taking place between September 27 and 28.

    She said the move is to arrest the growing cases of unremitted pension fund adding that non-remittance of deducted […]

  • Those who stole for 16 years will suffer prosecution for 16 years – Governor Oshiomhole

    Those who stole for 16 years will suffer prosecution for 16 years – Governor Oshiomhole

    Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole has reacted to criticism labeling President Muhammadu Buhari as performing poorly, adding that the president is already delivering on his electoral promises and the APC Change agenda.

    Oshiomhole, who was speaking at the national executive committee meeting of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, said, “I know that right now, everybody is talking in the country.

    “Is this the change we asked for? And my answer is Yes. It is the change we asked for.

    “For all of us […]