Kwara State Personnel Database Development committee says it has uncovered a total of 8,863 suspected ghost personnel on the payroll of both the state and local governments.
The alternate Chairman of the Committee, Alhaji Isiaka Gold, made this disclosure on Monday while submitting the Committee’s report to the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed at the Government House, Ilorin.
He said the 8, 863 personnel could not be verified in the just concluded staff biometric verification exercise, noting that the development could potentially […]
A bank account, reportedly operated by the ‘Supreme Court’ which contain billions of naira has attracted the attention of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The account, which is being operated outside the civil service procedures, is said to have been withdrawn regularly to fund foreign travels of some judges.
The account was discovered in the course of the ongoing probe of seven judges, two of them justices of the apex court, for alleged corruption.
The modalities for the operation of the account, […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered yet another bogus financial transaction by Justice Rita Ngozi Ofili-Ajumogobia after investigations showed she wired N18 million into a foreign account.
Investigation showed that the Commission stumbled on N18 million wired to a foreign account from the justice domiciliary account for the purchase of a property in the United Kingdom.
Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogbobia is among the six judges being investigated by the Commission for alleged corruption alongside some senior lawyers.
According to reports, the Senate had discovered overtime cargoes worth billions of naira stacked at the Ikorodu Lighter Terminal, Lagos State, by the Nigeria Ports Authority for not less than 10 years.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, made the disclosure when briefing newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said that the containers were moved there by the NPA to decongest the Apapa Port.
Uzodinma said that the committee discovered the cargoes during its oversight visit to […]
Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun has said the ministry has succeeded in reducing Federal Government’s monthly wage bill from N165bn to N142bn by eliminating 33,000 ghost workers.
Adeosun, represented by the Head of the Efficiency Unit at the Ministry, Mrs. Patience Oniha, at the 2016 Fiscal Liquidity Assessment Committee Retreat, said the ministry had discovered that it could also save money by reviewing government’s procurement processes.
She said that through the Efficiency Unit, the ministry had succeeded in negotiating huge discounts for government […]
Detectives have uncovered another multi-billion naira transaction believed to have been carried out by former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing a N4billion hotel deal between Mrs. Alison-Madueke and a former military administrator, whose identity is yet to be released “so as to protect the investigation”.
It was learnt the hotel may be placed under Interim Forfeiture as soon as the preliminary investigation is concluded.
But detectives of the anti-graft agency have secured the relevant […]
Operatives of the National Security and Civil Defense Corps, (NSCDC) on Friday uncovered illegal fuel bunkering activities at a boundary between Mosan Okunola and Agbado/ Oke Odo Local Council Development Areas of Alimosho, a suburb of Lagos..
The operatives were led by NSCDC Commandant, Tajudeen Balogun to the site where it was discovered that some people had been siphoning petrol from a Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipeline across a river in the communities.
The pipeline was reportedly vandalised by a syndicate […]
Nigerian Communications Commission says it has discovered 41 fake and unlicensed service providers operating in the country’s telecommunications landscape.
The regulatory body made this known in its “2016 Q1 Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Reports,” made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, in Lagos.
It said there was compliance monitoring regarding the engagement of unlicensed service providers who are providing internet/data access in Nigeria.
The report stated that following the commission’s surveillance and intelligence gathering exercise, it was discovered that some financial institutions […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered a case of alleged conspiracy between top officials of the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) and some major marketers of the products in the country that has cost the government over N86 billion.
PPMC, a subsidiary company of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC), is in charge of distribution and sale of refined petroleum products, throughout the country.
The alleged fraud, according to a source at the commission, borders on racketeering of […]
Popular Nigerian Catholic priest, Ejike Mbaka, has said that plans are being hatched to murder President Muhammadu Buhari over his uncompromising stand on corruption.
In a video message obtained by NE, Mr. Mbaka urged the devotees at his popular Adoration Ground in Enugu to desist from speaking evil against the president.
“So I want to tell you that so far, God is happy with Buhari. And him whom God has blessed, may you not try to accurse, because God will curse you,” […]
The Imo State Government has said that it has uncovered a high level of fraud that has been on for many years in the state Pension Board.
The fraud, the state said, was allegedly perpetrated by highly placed officials in the Board in concert with some retired civil servants.
The disclosure was made recently by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Owerri, Chief Uche Nwosu in an interview.
According to Nwosu, the state government discovered the fraud following an audit panel it instituted […]