• PACAC to revisit Halliburton corruption scandal

    PACAC to revisit Halliburton corruption scandal

    The Federal Government through the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) is to revisit high-profile anti-corruption cases, notably the Halliburton scandal.

    PACAC revealed that there will be a scale-up of advocacy against corruption in private sectors and professional associations as part of efforts to fight corruption next year.

    PACAC’s Executive Secretary Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye spoke yesterday at a news conference in Lagos to unfold the panel’s plans.

    He reviewed activities of the committee in the last one year.

    According to Owasanoye, PACAC will scale […]

  • UNIUYO Vice-Chancellor cleared of Sex scandal allegation – FG

    UNIUYO Vice-Chancellor cleared of Sex scandal allegation – FG

    Prof. Enefiok Essien, Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, has been cleared by the Federal Ministry of Education of a sex harassment allegation levelled against him soon after assumption office last year.

    According to reports, an unknown person under the aegis of Integrity Group had written a petition against the Vice Chancellor to the federal government seeking his disqualification from the vice chancellor’s job on the grounds that he had sexually harassed a female law student when he was the […]

  • EFCC quizzes ex-AGF Aondoakaa over Halliburton scandal

    EFCC quizzes ex-AGF Aondoakaa over Halliburton scandal

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday quizzed a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), for his alleged role in the $182m Halliburton scandal.

    It was gathered that Aondoakaa, who served as AGF under the late President Umaru Yar’adua, stormed the office of the EFCC around 10am and was grilled for about eight hours.

    A source at the anti-graft agency said that, “Aondoakaa has been in our custody since […]

  • No lesson learnt from budget padding scandal – Jibrin

    No lesson learnt from budget padding scandal – Jibrin

    Suspended member of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has expressed disappointment that the country has not learnt any lesson from the 2016 budget fraud commonly referred to as budget padding.

    He made this observation in Abuja on Friday, the eve of the first 100 days since the crisis in the House of Representatives over the budget padding saga became a national issue.

    The former Appropriations Committee chairman explained that nothing had changed from the process which allows budget fraud in the […]

  • Governor Fayose Speaks On Herdsmen Attacks & EkitiGate Scandal (Watch Video)

    Governor Fayose Speaks On Herdsmen Attacks & EkitiGate Scandal (Watch Video)

    Governor Fayose speaks on Fulani herdsmen and the recently passed grazing prohibition into law, he also spoke about Obanikoro’s recent confession that implicated him.

    Governor Fayose speaks on Fulani herdsmen and the recently passed grazing prohibition into law, he also spoke about Obanikoro’s recent confession that implicated

  • Buhari orders probe of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari over N500m MTN scandal

    Buhari orders probe of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari over N500m MTN scandal

    Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari is said to be under investigation by the Special Investigation Panel of the Nigerian Police Force over bribery allegations.

    The probe according to Newsmen’s investigation is in connection with alleged N500million bribery money said to have been paid to the Chief of Staff by officials of South African owned MTN Telecommunications Company with the intent that the COS influence government to discontinue its heavy stance on the $5billion fine

    It would be […]

  • EFCC: Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court in bribery scandal

    EFCC: Chief Judge of Nigeria’s Federal High Court in bribery scandal

    Following efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to get rid of bad eggs and sanitize the judiciary, more heads are to roll for offences bordering on bribery and other unethical practices in the nation’s judicial system.

    Justice Ibrahim Auta, the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, has been fingered in another bribery scam in connection with the case between the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu, before Justice […]

  • Jibrin risks six months in jail/suspension over budget padding scandal

    Jibrin risks six months in jail/suspension over budget padding scandal

    It was gathered that the former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, risks six months in jail, suspension or a fine of N200 if convicted of allegations of misconduct.

    Jibrin is currently being investigated by the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges for acts of misconduct following several public utterances considered to be targeted at bringing the leadership and members of the House to public ridicule.

    The Ethics Committee began hearing into the matter on Friday with […]

  • Police to summon Reps principal officers over budget padding scandal

    Police to summon Reps principal officers over budget padding scandal

    It was gathered that the Special Investigation Panel probing the budget padding allegations will send fresh invitations to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officers named in the scandal.

    It was learnt that the panel, headed by a retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ali Amodu, would send the invitations when the National Assembly resume this week.

    Police sources stated that the SIP had covered a lot of ground in its quest to unearth the culprits behind the alleged […]

  • Jibrin insists on Dogara’s sacking over budget padding scandal

    Jibrin insists on Dogara’s sacking over budget padding scandal

    Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has reiterated his call for the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

    He is also demanding for the resignation of the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun, Whip, Alhassan Doguwa and the Minority Leader of the House, Leo Ogor.

    Jibrin’s call was contained in a 17 page letter to members of the House. The letter which was dated September 16, 2016, was sighted in Abuja, on Saturday.

    In it, he […]

  • Mexican finance minister resigns amid Trump scandal

    Mexican finance minister resigns amid Trump scandal

    Mexico’s finance minister Luis Videgaray, a close confidant of President Enrique Pena Nieto, stepped down on Wednesday, a week after White House hopeful Donald Trump’s controversial visit to the country.

    Pena Nieto said he had accepted Videgaray’s resignation and replaced him with social development minister Jose Antonio Meade, a former foreign and finance minister.

    Flanked by both men at the presidential residence of Los Pinos, Pena Nieto praised Videgaray as a public servant who has been “committed to Mexico and loyal to […]