• Metuh received N400m, gave Anenih N21m – witness tells court

    Metuh received N400m, gave Anenih N21m – witness tells court

    A defense witness in the trial of the former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja how Mr Metuh spent part of the money he was accused of receiving from the office of former NSA, Sambo Dasuki.

    The witness, one Mr Richard Ihediwa, who is a media aide to Metuh, told Justice Okon Abang that Mr Metuh was paid 400 million Naira through the Office of the National Security Adviser, […]

  • We’re yet to received forex concession from CBN – Airlines

    We’re yet to received forex concession from CBN – Airlines

    According to reports, the Association of Foreign Airlines’ Representatives in Nigeria on Wednesday said its members had yet to benefit from the concession granted to them to access foreign exchange at the inter-bank foreign exchange market.

    The AFARN President, Mr. Kingsley Nwokoma, said in Lagos that the present exchange rate was seriously affecting their operations.

    The Forex concession was granted to the airlines by the Central Bank of Nigeria following the intervention of the Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika.

    Sirika […]

  • Mikel Obi Received by Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Abuja as He Arrives Nigeria (Photos)

    Mikel Obi Received by Senate President, Bukola Saraki in Abuja as He Arrives Nigeria (Photos)

    The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, received Chelsea star, John Mikel Obi in Abuja last night as the player arrives Nigeria in preparation for qualifier game against Zambia.

    The Senate President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday night, played host as he received the captain of Bronze-winning Nigerian football team in the 2016 Rio Olympics, John Mikel Obi, in Abuja.

    “Had the pleasure of hosting @mikel_john_obi today & nice to get to know him off the pitch. […]

  • Edo poll: We received 29 complaints of voters inducement – INEC

    Edo poll: We received 29 complaints of voters inducement – INEC

    According to reports, the Independent National Electoral Commission has called for collective efforts towards addressing inducement of voters with money by political parties and their candidates during elections.

    INEC’s Deputy Director on Voter Education and Publicity, Nick Dazang made the call in an interview on Fridayin Abuja.

    Dazang said that inducing voters with money by political parties in the name of securing their votes must be collectively and urgently tackled by all stakeholders, not just INEC alone.

    He said that the commission was […]

  • We received N15.1m ransom to free Lagos monarch – Suspect

    We received N15.1m ransom to free Lagos monarch – Suspect

    Isaiah Ododem, one of the suspected nine kidnappers of the rescued Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, on Sunday in Lagos confessed to newsmen that they received a N15.1-million ransom in two batches.

    Ododem said this while paraded before newsmen at a news conference addressed by Gov. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State at Ikeja.

    Ambode was represented by the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem.

    Ododem said that they received an initial ransom of N12 million and a subsequent ransom […]

  • How Fayose spent funds he received from Dasuki through Obanikoro – EFCC explains

    How Fayose spent funds he received from Dasuki through Obanikoro – EFCC explains

    More details have been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on how funds from the Office of the former National Security Adviser, retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, were spent by the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose.

    The money, according to the EFCC, was released to Fayose through a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.

    The money, according to the anti-graft agency, was traced to Fayose’s accounts in Zenith Bank Plc.

    These details and others were contained in an affidavit filed […]

  • EFCC arrests Omisore over N1.3bn received from former NSA Dasuki

    EFCC arrests Omisore over N1.3bn received from former NSA Dasuki

    The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last Osun state election, Senator Iyiola Omisore, was on Sunday morning picked up by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    Omisore, who missed Sunday church service was still held in one of the EFCC interrogation centers in Abuja as at the time of filling this report.

    For over a month, Omisore and the EFCC have been trading accusations and counter- accusations over invitation to account for over N1.3billion […]

  • Lawan, Boniface demanded, received $600,000 bribe – Witness tells court

    Lawan, Boniface demanded, received $600,000 bribe – Witness tells court

    The Commissioner of Police, Legal Services, David Igbodo, on Tuesday, told the high court of the Federal Capital Territory in Lugbe, Abuja, that former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Fuel Subsidy Regime, Farouk Lawan and Boniface Emenalo demanded and received $600,000 bribe from Odetola.

    Igbodo, who testified on Tuesday before Justice Angela Otaluka in the trial of Lawan and Emenalo said that the defendants were caught by video tape receiving 500,000 USD from businessman Femi Otedola.

    The witness […]