• Kwara State Uncovers 8,863 Ghost Workers

    Kwara State Uncovers 8,863 Ghost Workers

    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 […]

  • Senate uncovers unclaimed overtime cargoes worth billions of naira

    Senate uncovers unclaimed overtime cargoes worth billions of naira

    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 Ministry uncovers 33,000 ghost workers

    Finance Ministry uncovers 33,000 ghost workers

    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 […]

  • EFCC uncovers multi-billion Naira fraud involving Diezani, ex-military administrator

    EFCC uncovers multi-billion Naira fraud involving Diezani, ex-military administrator

    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 […]

  • NSCDC uncovers illegal bunkering site in Lagos

    NSCDC uncovers illegal bunkering site in Lagos

    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 […]

  • NCC uncovers 41 illegal Internet Service Providers

    NCC uncovers 41 illegal Internet Service Providers

    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 […]

  • EFCC uncovers N86bn ‘fraud’ at PPMC

    EFCC uncovers N86bn ‘fraud’ at PPMC

    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 […]

  • Father Mbaka ‘uncovers’ fresh plan to kill President Buhari

    Father Mbaka ‘uncovers’ fresh plan to kill President Buhari

    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,” […]

  • Imo State uncovers N700m pension fraud

    Imo State uncovers N700m pension fraud

    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 […]