Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki on Friday wielded his big stick with the suspension of the embattled Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Chief Steve Alao from office with immediate effect.
In his replacement, Governor Obaseki has approved without delay the appointment of Mallam Ali Sulayman as the interim Board Chairman of the board and the appointment takes immediate effect.
The suspension order and appointment of new board chairman was contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Secretary […]
It was gathered that the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said Nigeria’s economic growth recorded during the regime of the last president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, was not accomplished through any act of good economic policies by the administration.
He alleged that the 7.5 to 8 per cent annual economic growth then happened because of high crude oil prices, adding that there was no coherent economic theory adopted by the last government to ensure such growth.
Speaking in […]
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday said recession in Nigeria started more than three years.
Fashola, said this yesterday at a media briefing to commemorate his first year in office.
Fashola pointed out that workers retrenchment and the drop in purchasing power of an average citizen eroded as far back as 2013.
He, however, expressed the hope that the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was on the road to making Nigerians smile once again.
The minister insisted that electricity generation in Nigeria has […]
It was gathered that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the Police were already under severe pressure to drop charges against those already in its custody in connection with the printing of fake results sheets of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Wike said this against the backdrop of the arrest of four persons by the police in connection with the printing of the INEC result sheet by the police on Saturday.
The Police on Saturday raided the printing press […]
About 25 persons who served as ministers, aides or advisers to former President Goodluck Jonathan are being either investigated or prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.
Apart from ministers and aides, Jonathan’s wife, Patience, and his cousin, Azibaola Robert, who is the Managing Director of OnePlus Holdings, are also under probe for an alleged $20m and $40m fraud respectively.
Also, over 15 heads of agencies and heads of military establishments […]
Former Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday at the famous Oxford Union, Oxford United Kingdom, admitted that there were instances of corruption under his government, but pointed out that reports about such instances were blown out of proportion.
Disclosing that “there are (even now) still corruption issues”, he pointed out that the exaggerated manner in which cases of corruption under his administration were reported paints a very bad picture of the country to the outside world.
This was as he disputed […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has put a former Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, under surveillance, it was learnt on Sunday.
Also, investigations revealed that the Economic Governance Unit of the commission, which has been working on the case against Odili, had intensified efforts to vacate the perpetual injunction obtained by the ex-governor to restrain the commission from arresting and prosecuting him for fraud.
A top operative of the EFCC said the commission was making fresh […]
Fifty-five people stole N1.3trillion from the national treasury in seven years under President Goodluck Jonathan’s watch, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) has said.
The committee said Jonathan tolerated corruption, closed his eyes to graft while his administration fared worse than his predecessors in tackling official sleaze.
In its report of activities from August 2015 to July 2016 presented to civil society organisations (CSOs) by its Executive Secretary, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, during an interactive session in Abuja Thursday, PACAC said corruption […]
It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday in Enugu said it is currently investigating Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and former Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, in connection with the $2.1 billion arms funds allegedly diverted to fund the 2015 presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Addressing news conference at the commission’s South East Zonal office in Enugu, the EFCC zonal Head, Johnson Babalola, said they were closing in on some politically […]
Ten days after operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed his Abuja home in a midnight, sting operation, Justice Francis Ademola of the Federal High Court shrugged off the experience and resumed work, yesterday.
His colleague in Gombe State, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, also presided over a session in court, yesterday. Dimgba was not arrested by the DSS in an operation which saw two Supreme Court Justices also arrested in the wee hours of October 8, 2016.
Justice Ademola reportedly attended […]