• Rivers APC asks Wike to refund the states N2 billion which he donated to Ondo PDP

    Rivers APC asks Wike to refund the states N2 billion which he donated to Ondo PDP

    Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has admonished the State Governor, Nyesom Wike to reclaim the N2bn he allegedly donated to the Ondo Chapter of the PDP, for its campaign is last Saturdays Ondo gubernatorial elections.

    Addressing APC supporters in Port Harcourt, the state capital shortly after its party candidate in the Ondo governorship election, Rotimi Akeredolu, was declared winner of the Saturday’s election, Rivers State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Senibo Chris Finebone alleged that Wike is […]

  • Debts: FG set to refund N720bn to states, says Dogara

    Debts: FG set to refund N720bn to states, says Dogara

    According to reports, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed plans by the Federal Government to refund debts owed the 36 states by paying them N20billion apiece, a total of N720bn.

    Dogara said the money would be used for the provision of infrastructure by the states.

    Many states had in the past undertaken to rehabilitate failing federal government infrastructure in their domain, especially road projects with the understanding that they would be repaid by the latter.

    Statement on […]

  • Dasukigate: I have no money to refund – Abati tells EFCC

    Dasukigate: I have no money to refund – Abati tells EFCC

    Former Spokesman to ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan, Reuben Abati has informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, that he has no money to refund to the government.

    Abati who was recently arrested by the anti-graft agency for allegedly receiving the sum of N50m from former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki(rtd) was quoted by newsmen as telling interrogators that he had no immediate means of sourcing the amount for which he is being held in custody for.

    The ace journalist also […]

  • Senate orders refund of N264bn diverted from education fund

    Senate orders refund of N264bn diverted from education fund

    According to reports, the Senate Thursday ordered the refund of N263,931,254,708.51 billion allegedly diverted from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) by the Federal Government.

    The decision follows a revelation of mismanagement of funds in the education sector between 2011 and 2015 when TETFUND allegedly lent to other government departments, contrary to the law establishing the agency.

    The Chairman of the Committee on Education, Senator Barau Jibrin (APC, Kano North), while presenting the report of his panel on the floor of the […]

  • Obanikoro: EFCC turns down offer to refund N100m

    Obanikoro: EFCC turns down offer to refund N100m

    Indications emerged yesterday that former minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro may spend more time with  the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as his offer to pay back N100 million to government coffers was reportedly rejected.

    Obanikoro had earlier dared the anti-graft agency who declared him wanted on allegations that he used a company, Sylvan Mac Namara, owned by his sons, to siphon N4.68 billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), under retired Col. Sambo Dasuki.

    Investigators […]

  • Reuben Abati agrees to refund N5 million to EFCC

    Reuben Abati agrees to refund N5 million to EFCC

    A former presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, has told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission that he only has N5 million to reimburse the government.

    Mr. Abati was detained when he reported at the EFCC headquarters a week ago.

    During the interrogation, he reportedly admitted receiving N50 million from a former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

    The government said the money was part of $2.1 billion earmarked for the purchase of arms for the fight against Boko Haram.

    Mr. Dasuki is standing trial for allegedly […]

  • Akwa Ibom demands refund of N140bn spent of federal roads

    Akwa Ibom demands refund of N140bn spent of federal roads

    According to reports, the Akwa Ibom Government has renewed its appeal to the Federal Government to refund the N140 billion it had spent on repair of federal roads in the state.

    The State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, renewed the appeal on Friday while speaking to Government House Correspondents at Ibom International Airport on arrival from official assignment in Abuja.

    Emmanuel said that the refund was necessary to help the state government to add value to its infrastructure consolidation programme now that the […]

  • Return to site or refund our money – Governor Jibrilla tells contractors

    Return to site or refund our money – Governor Jibrilla tells contractors

    Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla of Adamawa State has given road contractors two weeks ultimatum to resume work or refund the money the state government mobilised them with.

    Speaking to newsmen yesterday in Yola, Governor Jibrilla said his administration would ensure that any contractor, who collected government money, delivered on the job or would be prosecuted for failure to do so.

    He said: “This government is a no-nonsense government. We have told them (contractors) to bring our money or go back to site.”

    On his […]

  • Obanikoro offers to refund N785m slush fund

    Obanikoro offers to refund N785m slush fund

    Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, may soon be let out of custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following indications that he has agreed to make refunds of the money he allegedly collected from the Office of National Security Adviser, Newsmen is reporting.

    The anti-graft agency accused the ex-minister of collecting N785 million from the ONSA while in office.

    His friends and associates are understood to be rallying around him to raise the funds as a […]

  • Enugu demands refund of N22.8bn spent on federal roads

    Enugu demands refund of N22.8bn spent on federal roads

    It was gathered that the Enugu State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to reimburse N22.8 billion to spent on rehabilitation of FG roads in the state, saying that it would enable it to speed up ongoing projects in the state.

    The appeal came as the State Executive Council Friday approved the award of contract for the rehabilitation of more sections of federal road along 9th Mile (Mechanic Village) – Egede Junction –Umuoka – Okpatu – Army Checkpoint and additional […]

  • Tax waiver: Obiano orders principals to refund all illegal levies or be sacked

    Tax waiver: Obiano orders principals to refund all illegal levies or be sacked

    It was gathered that the Anambra State Government has ordered principals of public secondary schools in the state to immediately refund all illegal levies collected from students or face sanctions.

    The Chairman of the state Post Primary Schools Services Commission, Mrs. Joy Ulasi, announced this in a joint management meeting with principals of schools held at the commission’s headquarters in Awka monday.

    It was gathered that this might not be unconnected with the abolition of some taxes and levies in the state […]