We’ll bring perpetrators of Iwo Road violence to book – Makinde

…as gov visits scene of Ibadan violence The Governor of Oyo State, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Thursday morning, condemned Wednesday’s violence, which erupted in Iwo Road axis of Ibadan, the state capital. The governor, who toured the affected area, said that the government will bring perpetrators of the act to book. Makinde described the occurence as unfortunate, adding that his government has ordered investigations into the … Continue reading We’ll bring perpetrators of Iwo Road violence to book – Makinde

FG borrowed N1.3tn in four years to subsidise power consumers, firms – World Bank

The Federal Government has borrowed a total of N1.3tn since 2017 to ensure that generation companies and gas suppliers received enough payments to continue generating electricity, the World Bank has said. The bank said this in its ‘Resilience through Reforms’ report. According to the report, the power sector in Nigeria will cost the Federal Government an additional N3.08tn through 2023, if current performance levels and … Continue reading FG borrowed N1.3tn in four years to subsidise power consumers, firms – World Bank

How I Purchased Old Federal Secretariat in Ikoyi, Built MMA 2 and Secured Concession of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – Babalakin

“There was an advertisement in the newspapers that disused government buildings that were becoming environmental problems would be converted to good use. The old federal secretariat building in Ikoyi, Lagos was advertised; it was the most hotly contested bid that I have ever participated in. At last, three bidders remained. One of the bidders was Dangote. “The bid spanned almost two years with the government … Continue reading How I Purchased Old Federal Secretariat in Ikoyi, Built MMA 2 and Secured Concession of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – Babalakin

Don’t reassign Abdulrasheed Maina’s case to another judge, EFCC urges Chief Judge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), Justice John Tsoho, not to reassign Abdulrasheed Maina’s case to another judge. The EFCC also called on Justice Tsoho not to transfer the trial of his son, Faisal, and few other cases which matters had far been heard to a new judge. The News Agency of Nigeria … Continue reading Don’t reassign Abdulrasheed Maina’s case to another judge, EFCC urges Chief Judge

Alleged $9.8m fraud: Court rejects EFCC’s plea to amend charges against ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s request to amend the criminal charge filed against former Group Managing Director (GMD), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Andrew Yakubu. Justice Ahmed Mohammed, in a ruling, held that granting the EFCC’s application would amount to breaching the decision of the appellate court. Justice Mohammed stressed that there was a … Continue reading Alleged $9.8m fraud: Court rejects EFCC’s plea to amend charges against ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu

EFCC Boss: We’re Probing Illegal N5bn Withdrawal By One State, Says The Agency Has Recovered $100m From INTELS

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said the commission is investigating the withdrawal of over N5 billion from the treasury of one State in the country. Bawa said this Thursday at the media briefing organised by the Presidential Communication Team at the State House, Abuja. The EFCC boss, who declined to disclose the concerned state in order not … Continue reading EFCC Boss: We’re Probing Illegal N5bn Withdrawal By One State, Says The Agency Has Recovered $100m From INTELS

‘I am highly impressed’, Buhari says after unveiling 7 of Zulum’s 556 projects

… Directs support for Borno’s varsity By Inusa Ndahi, Maiduguri President Muhammadu Buhari could not hide his joy in Maiduguri on Thursday, after commissioning seven, out of 556 capital projects delivered by Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum in just two years in office. “I am highly impressed by the very dynamic leadership that His Excellency Governor Babagana Umaru Zulum has been providing in Borno State … Continue reading ‘I am highly impressed’, Buhari says after unveiling 7 of Zulum’s 556 projects

Why former EFCC chairmen exited unceremoniously, by Bawa

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has attributed the unpleasant circumstances surrounding exits of his predecessors to ‘corruption fighting back’. Bawa stated this on Thursday while speaking during the weekly Ministerial Briefing organized by the Presidential Media Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Asked if he was not concerned how his predecessors were removed from office, the EFCC boss … Continue reading Why former EFCC chairmen exited unceremoniously, by Bawa

Maritime Academy Takes Delivery Of Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Equipment

The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) has taken delivery of an Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) equipment which will enable the Academy to run courses and training for offshore operations in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector. According to sources close to the Academy, “HUET is important for anyone who flies a helicopter. It is necessary training for members of the armed forces aircrew, emergency service … Continue reading Maritime Academy Takes Delivery Of Helicopter Underwater Escape Training Equipment

Arab Foreign Ministers Meet in Qatar to Discuss Nile Dam Conflict

Arab League foreign ministers met Tuesday in Qatar, focusing on efforts to resolve the Nile River dam conflict between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. Egypt’s Foreign Minister said Cairo is seeking a diplomatic, not a military, solution to its dispute with Ethiopia over the filling of the dam, set to begin next month. Arab League head Ahmed Aboul Gheit and Qatar’s Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdel … Continue reading Arab Foreign Ministers Meet in Qatar to Discuss Nile Dam Conflict