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Maina, ex-chair, Pension taskforce, son arrested in Abuja hotel

    By Kunle Akinsola   The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested the ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Taskforce, Abdulrasheed Maina and his son, Faisal, in a joint operation with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.   It recovered a pistol,...

$9.6bn judgment against Nigeria: Justice Minister, CBN Gov. others head for UK court

By Kunle Akinsola   Nigeria’s legal team headed by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami and the Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, is in the United Kingdom for a  fresh legal battle against...

Internet fraud: EFCC nabs 25 undergraduates in Oyo

  By Kunle Akinsola   No fewer than 25 students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in Oyo State, are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The undergraduates, who are already in the EFCC net, are being...

EFCC Official Commits Suicide ?

After allegedly drinking two bottles of a chemical believed to be Sniper, an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Edo State, Williams Oyibogare, has been dispatched to the Great Beyond. The operative allegedly took his life...

EFCC using underhand media campaign to rope me, Obasanjo, other opponents – Atiku

Abuja - Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has pointedly accused the Ibrahim Magu-led Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of feeding the media with deliberate falsehoods with the attempt to cause disaffection and bad...

Charges against me has nothing to do with my tenure as INEC Chairman- Maurice Iwu

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has noted that none of the charges against him has to do with his tenure as Chairman of INEC. Prof. Iwu, who is facing N1.23bn fraud charges against...

Oyo-Ita finally surfaces, meets Kyari

The Head of Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, who has been asked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to answer to allegations bothering  on contract scam to the tune of N3 billion and duty tour allowance...

No cause for alarm over EFCC search, says Ambode

Former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday urged his supporters and the general public to remain calm and law-abiding as there was no cause for alarm. He spoke on the backdrop of a search by the Economic and...

SERAP backs EFCC’s probe of Obasanjo govt’s $16bn power project

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has welcomed “the reported probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the government of former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project as an opportunity for the anti-graft agency to...

OPINION/TRIBUTE: At 78, IBB maintains his important beats, but…

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   I had, in the past, written a number of tributes on the occasion of the anniversary of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). I penned the last one in 2017 on his 76th birthday titled: “At...
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Royal father punished for unroyal public conduct, disrespect to colleagues 

   Embattled Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State, Southwest Nigeria, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, was on Friday suspended for six months...
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Four Civil Defence Corps officers abducted

    … N30m ransom being negotiated for their release   Again, gunmen who have been on the prowl in Kogi have kidnapped four officers of the State...

Enraged wife cuts husband’s tongue, nose

    An angry wife has chopped off a piece of her husband tongue and nose in Imo state. Cherechi Okonko, a medical doctor, is battling to stay...

Ogun Gov seeks transfer of Sagamu, Ikorodu, Ota roads to state

  Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun on Thursday sought the transfer of Shagamu to Ikorodu road, Epe to Ijebu-Ode road, Lagos -Ota-Abeokuta to the state. Abiodun...

Uzodinma seeks Buhari’s intervention in refund of N32bn

  Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking his intervention in the refund of over N32 billion his predecessors spent...