• Senate summons Federal Civil Service boss over alleged secret employment

    Senate summons Federal Civil Service boss over alleged secret employment

    It was gathered that the Senate on Wednesday invited the Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Mrs Joan Ayo, to brief it over increasing allegations of secret employment by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.

    The upper chamber said that it is worried over the unending allegations that MDAs were clandestinely carrying out employments without due process.

    Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs said that the decision to invite the FCSC boss was taken after its oversight visit […]

  • ICC summons AGF Malami over massacre of Shiite Muslims

    ICC summons AGF Malami over massacre of Shiite Muslims

    According to reports, the international Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) has invited the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami SAN for explanations over the clash between Nigerian army and Shi’ites Muslims in Zaria.

    Malami is expected to leave Nigeria today for the ICC to explain the part played by the military during the clash.

    Also, members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as the Shi’ites yesterday protested at the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Abuja saying […]

  • Court summons 2 Imo commissioners, 3 others for contempt

    Court summons 2 Imo commissioners, 3 others for contempt

    A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri on Monday threatened to issue warrant of arrest against five officials of the Imo Government should they fail to appear before it on December 8.

    The order followed the failure of the officials to appear before the court on a suit filed against the state by a former Minister of Interior, Emmanuel Iheanacho, over the demolition of part of his property in Owerri.

    The affected officials are the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Josephine […]

  • Senate summons labour minister over unemployment

    Senate summons labour minister over unemployment

    According to reports, the Senate has summoned the Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr Chris Nigege, to appear before it to provide insight into government’s road map towards tackling the alarming unemployment rate in the country and consequently review and reinforcing the blueprint.

    This followed a motion by sen Duro Faseyi (PDP Ekiti North) on the intolerable upswing of unemployment in Nigeria.

    The Senate said that it was worried that the economic recession which has hit the country would multiply the level […]

  • EFCC summons eight SANs over bribe to judges

    EFCC summons eight SANs over bribe to judges

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is extending the war against corruption in the judicial arm to the bar.

    It has invited eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) for interrogation over alleged payments into judges’ accounts.

    This is coming three weeks after the Department of State Security (DSS) raided the homes of several judges, including two justices of the Supreme Court, and arrested them for alleged corruption.

    But the EFCC,after intercepting test messages, have now extended the scope […]

  • Arrested Judges: Court summons Buhari, DSS, others

    Arrested Judges: Court summons Buhari, DSS, others

    According to reports, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Friday ordered President Muhammadu Buhari and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, to appear on November 15 to show cause why seven judges arrested between October 7 and 8 should be prosecuted.

    Others equally summoned to appear before the court were the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris; and the National Judicial Council.

    They were all […]

  • Senate suspends work on 2017 budget, summons ministers

    Senate suspends work on 2017 budget, summons ministers

    Crisis is brewing between the National Assembly and the Federal Government over the 2017 budget.

    The Senate has suspended work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) and invited Budget and Planning Minister, Udoma Udo Udoma as well as Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun to brief its leadership on key areas of the budget.

    In a letter dated October 19, 2016, signed by the Senate Leader Ali Ndume, the minister of finance is expected to appear and […]

  • Senate summons MTN, banks over $13.9bn illegal repatriation

    Senate summons MTN, banks over $13.9bn illegal repatriation

    According to reports, the Senate has launched a probe into the allegation that MTN Nigeria repatriated a total sum of $13.9bn from Nigeria to other countries between 2006 and 2016 by summoning the management of the telecoms service provider, their bankers and some businessmen over alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous) Act.

    During its plenary on Thursday, the Upper Chamber requested MTN and the others to appear before its Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions next […]

  • Breaking!!! House of Reps summons DSS DG

    Breaking!!! House of Reps summons DSS DG

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Tuesday summoned the Director General of the Department of State Services, Lawal Daura, to offer explanation on what led to the invasion of the homes of some judges over the weekend.

    The summons was issued on Tuesday during the Reps’ plenary.

    This followed a motion by Hon. Chinda Ogundu (PDP-Cross

  • EFCC summons Patience Jonathan’s security aides over $15m scandal

    EFCC summons Patience Jonathan’s security aides over $15m scandal

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has summoned some officials of the Department of State Services, who were attached to Dame Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for interrogation.

    It was learnt on Friday that the invitation was part of investigations into the $15m frozen in four company accounts, which Patience had laid claim to.

    Sources in the EFCC said that a letter had been written to the DSS, requesting that the officials be […]

  • EFCC summons National Assembly clerk over budget padding scandal

    EFCC summons National Assembly clerk over budget padding scandal

    The Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) has summoned the Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Mr. Mohammed Sani Omolori, just as the former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumini Jibrin, has approached the court to escape incurring the wrath of his colleagues, who may suspend him from the House.

    Omolori, whose appointment as substantive CNA takes effect next week, was clerk of the House, whose Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers were accused […]