According to reports, the Comptroller General (CG), of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, on Saturday disclosed that no fewer than a thousand diplomatic passports have been intercepted and seized from former political office holders who failed to handover their passport upon leaving office.
Babandede had in May ordered the arrest of former political office holders and retired public servants who are still in possession of Official/Diplomatic passports, directing officers on duty at the various airports in the country to […]
According to reports, the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-Corruption has inspected 95 Federal Government vehicles seized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) from various government officials after the winding down of the activities of the defunct Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (Sure-P) by the current administration.
The inspection formed part of the visit by members of the committee to ICPC on oversight duties.
Speaking, while conducting the members round the seized vehicles, the ICPC Chairman, Mr […]
It was gathered that the House of Representatives Committee on Public Petition has summoned the Nigerian Navy to appear before it, over allegations that s its officers vandalised arrested vessels.
This is just as the owners of the vessels made a claim of $29 million as damages on the vessel.
The owners in a petition to the House, accused the Navy of tactically trying to evade the committee’s investigative hearing in order not to pay the damages claimed against it.
Chairman of the […]
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 […]
It was gathered that the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Colonel Hameed Ali, says the service would auction seized vehicles belonging to Imo State Government, brought into Nigeria without payment of customs duty.
Ali said this during an oversight visit by the Senate Committee on Customs on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, many cars on Nigerian roads use fake customs papers, adding that most of the cars were smuggled.
Ali said: “We (customs) are giving Nigerians with fake customs papers grace to pay […]
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has unveiled the next step of his government in banning street trading in the state, saying that henceforth, seized items from anyone trading along the streets will be used to take care of prisons inmates of the state.
Okorocha revealed this yesterday in Owerri, in a release he issued to newsmen through his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo.
According to the release, the delay in enforcing the street-trading ban was just to demonstrate the […]
It was gathered that the Bayelsa State Government says the West African Examinations Council has finally released the results of the May/June examinations for students in all public schools in the state.
The State Commissioner for Education, Mr. Makson Fefegha, said the results were posted online since last Saturday, a Government House statement said on Monday.
According to him, the release of the results followed the government’s fulfillment of an agreement it reached with WAEC, including the payment of money owed the […]
Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has retrieved 48 of his property which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seized during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
According to reports, some of the property are located in Wuse II and Maitama, highbrow areas of Abuja.
Back then, the commission had slammed 50 charges against the ex-governor and arraigned him before three federal high courts in Abuja.
Sylva, who contested the 2015 governorship election in Bayelsa, had accused the anti-graft agency of witch-hunt […]
Weeds have overrun some of the property allegedly belonging to a former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Azubuike Ihejirika (retd.), which were seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said that the properties, including a hotel, chalet, duplex, mansion and a parcel of land, all located within an estate off Jabi-Airport Road in Abuja, were worth about N1.2bn.
It was observed that mechanics had set up a makeshift workshop in front of one […]