• FG revs up fight against corruption, seeks UN support

    FG revs up fight against corruption, seeks UN support

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has set up an inter-agency Presidential Committee on Asset Recovery as part of its efforts to strengthen the ongoing fight against corruption, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

    Speaking while receiving the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, who paid him a courtesy visit on Friday in Abuja, the Minister also called for the support of the UN in fighting corruption, which he […]

  • Former Minister Nenadi Usman seeks transfer, severance of criminal charge

    Former Minister Nenadi Usman seeks transfer, severance of criminal charge

    Nenadi Usman, a former minister of finance, on Monday informed a Federal High Court, Lagos of her application seeking severance and transfer of a criminal charge pending before the court.

    Usman is charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside, a former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and Danjuma Yusuf, on a 17 count charge bordering on the offences.

    Fani-Kayode who was also Director, Media and Publicity of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, was absent in court.

    His counsel, Mr Wale Balogun […]

  • Osinbajo seeks private sector’s support to revamp economy

    Osinbajo seeks private sector’s support to revamp economy

    Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called on members of the private sector to see themselves as partners with government in its desire to revamp the economy currently in recession and take the country to a place of permanent prosperity.

    According to a transcript released by his media office on Sunday, Osinbajo spoke while ringing the closing bell at the Nigeria Stock Exchange in Lagos on Friday.

    He observed that while the nation’s economy is facing a lot of problems, government and the private […]

  • Charly boy seeks death penalty for corrupt officials

    Charly boy seeks death penalty for corrupt officials

    Maverick activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, on Thursday, urged that corruption should be made a treasonable offence for it to be adequately tackled.

    He made the call during a news conference put together by the “Occupy Unlimited” group, a civil society group that advocates good governance and corruption-free society.

    Charly Boy, who is the National Coordinator of the group, said “corrupt leadership has been killing ordinary Nigerians slowly and steadily over the years.

    “It is time to properly define it […]

  • EFCC seeks stiffer penalties for money launderers

    EFCC seeks stiffer penalties for money launderers

    According to reports, the Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday called for severe punishment for money launderers and other financial crime offenders to

    Magu made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of a seminar organised by the Faculty of Management Science, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, in Lagos.

    The seminar is entitled: “Money Laundering and its Impact on the Nigerian Economy: The Way Forward.’’

    He said that though […]

  • LEDAP sues SSS, AGF for arresting judges, seeks injunction to stop arraignment

    LEDAP sues SSS, AGF for arresting judges, seeks injunction to stop arraignment

    Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to declare as unlawful the raid and arrest of judges by the Department State Services (DSS).

    The group also prayed for an order of injunction stopping the planned charge and arraignment in court of some of the arrested judges.

    LEDAP claimed in the suit that the judges cannot be charged and arraigned in court without the authorization of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

    Respondents in the suit are the SSS […]

  • Husband seeks dissolution of 15-year-old marriage over wife’s troublesome behaviour

    Husband seeks dissolution of 15-year-old marriage over wife’s troublesome behaviour

    A 40-year-old man, AbdulRahman Immam, on Friday prayed an Ilorin Area Court to dissolve his 15-year-old marriage to his wife, Falilat Immam, for alleged troublesome behaviour.

    Immam, a residence of Akerebiata Area in Ilorin, told the court that the wife he married since 2001 had suddenly turned against him.

    He said that their marriage was contracted in 2001 and had produced two children, Mariam, 13, and Zainab, 10.

    “I am tired of her troublesome behaviour, she fights with neighbours a lot and whenever […]

  • Amaechi Seeks Passage Of Transport Commission Bill

    Amaechi Seeks Passage Of Transport Commission Bill

    According to reports, the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi has urged the National Assembly to pass the proposed National Transport Commission bill into law so that the private sector can operate and manage trains, rolling stock as well as their own tracks.

    Speaking to the joint members of the National Assembly, who were on oversight function at the ministry of transport on Monday, the minister said the bill, when passed, will replace the 1955 NRC Act and enable the separation of […]

  • EFCC seeks information from ‘wonder bank’ victims

    EFCC seeks information from ‘wonder bank’ victims

    Following the arrest of the Managing Director of “Lets Partner With You Ltd.”, Chief Patrick Shanchi Nwokike, an alleged wonder bank operator, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has called for information from the public on the several billions of naira and properties fraudulently acquired by Nwokike and his wife, who is also a signatory to the company’s various bank accounts.

    In a statement issued on Friday by its Head of Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, the anti-graft agency sought […]

  • Corruption: Aremu seeks special powers for EFCC, ICPC

    Corruption: Aremu seeks special powers for EFCC, ICPC

    According to reports, the Vice President of the Industrial Global Union, Issa Aremu, has advocated special powers for anti-graft agencies to question the sources of wealth of people living above their means in the country.

    Aremu made the call when he received Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, in Kaduna.

    The EFCC and other anti-corruption agencies such as the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, he said, should be legally empowered to invite anyone living […]

  • Senate seeks new laws for Customs to block leakages

    Senate seeks new laws for Customs to block leakages

    According to reports, the Senate is considering new laws for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) that will effectively block revenue leakages in the service.

    The Senate Committee on Customs and Excise which began the tour of Customs facilities in Abuja Wednesday gave the hint at NCS headquarters, Abuja.

    The committee said that the new laws would fashion ways and means to increase revenue generation capacity of the service by blocking all sources leakages.

    Chairman of the Committee, Senator Hope Uzodinma, insisted that the […]