Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, on Monday assured Borno border communities of Damasak and Kashigar of their return home following successes recorded against the Boko Haram terrorists.
Buratai gave the assurance at the launch of the third batch of the Most Wanted Boko Haram Terrorists Album in Maiduguri.
He said the military was making effort to ensure the return of the communities before end of the year. “The fight against the Boko Haram terrorists has been tremendously successful.
Buratai said: […]
Edo State has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to return N500million and property seized from convicted former Governor Lucky Igbinedion to it.
This request is contained in a November 7 letter to the EFCC through the state government’s lawyer Mr Femi Falana (SAN).
Igbinedion was arraigned in 2008 along with his company Kiva Corporation Limited on sundry allegations of defrauding the state government.
The charges were subsequently amended pursuant to a plea bargain agreement. They pleaded guilty.
The convicts were ordered […]
According to reports, the Bring Back Our Girls Group, BBOG, has reacted to the release of another Chibok girl by the Boko Haram group.
It was gathered that the released girl, Maryam Ali Maiyanga (number 198 on the list of the missing girls) was rescued Saturday morning by troops in Pulka, Gwoza area of Borno State.
Maryam was abducted along with her twin, Halima Ali (number 197), who is yet to return.
This is coming barely three weeks after the degraded Boko Haram […]
Former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed media reports that a former Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Alhaji Abdullahi Dikko, returned N1 billion to the Federal Government.
The commission’s spokesperson, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, gave the confirmation via SMS to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Saturday.
Dikko, who headed the NCS between August 2009 and August 2015, was reportedly arrested by the EFCC in June over alleged diversion of […]
Ex-Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has signed an undertaking to return N480m to the Federal Government.
Obanikoro has also submitted his United States of America and Nigerian passports to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
In addition, the ex-minister has provided two sureties who are directors in the Federal Civil Service.
Impeccable sources reevaled that these were part of the conditions given to the ex-minister for his release.
A source said, “The EFCC asked Obanikoro to submit his passports. He was […]
A cleric in Taraba, Rev. Fr Charles Nyameh, has admonished looters of Nigeria’s treasury, to return their loots in exchange for God’s mercies.
Nyameh, priest in the Catholic Diocese of Jalingo, in a sermon in Monkin, Zing Local Government Area of the state, supported his call with the story of Zacchaeus, a rich Tax Collector, who, on encountering Jesus, repented and was forgiven.
He said that Zacchaeus, who climbed a tree just to see Jesus, pledged to return four times what he […]
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 […]
It was gathered that the Nigerian Army said on Wednesday that a sizeable number of the 39 soldiers declared missing after last week suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ attack in the border town of Gashigar in Borno, had returned.
Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri.
“It is true that about 39 soldiers were declared missing.
“I want to inform you that a sizeable number of our soldiers had returned to base,” Irabor said.
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the determination of his administration to restore the country to the “good old days of accountability”.
Speaking at a meeting on Tuesday with the Director, Global Upstream of Shell Oil Company at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said he will leave a legacy of improved infrastructure, particularly in the power sector, and also ensure better security in the Niger Delta.
“It is only by doing this that investor morale and confidence will return, and the economy […]
Pogu Bitrus, Chairman of the Chibok Development Association, has disclosed that more than 100 of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls are not willing to leave their captors.
According to newsmen , Bitrus, who involved in the negotiations to obtain the release of the girls said they were comfortable with their current location.
21 of the girls were released last week.
He was quoted as saying that they were ashamed to return home because they were forced to marry extremists and had their babies.
According to […]
Africa and Nigeria’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has said the price of crude oil will never return back to $80 per barrel.
He stated that if the price of the commodity improved, efforts aimed at diversifying the economy would be jettisoned.
The business mogul made the remark at a forum in Abuja.
Dangote promised to crash the price of fertilizer before the end of next year so as to boost agricultural production and guarantee food security in the country.
He noted that Nigeria’s fertilizer […]