Reasons Speaker, Yobe governor want NEMA DG nailed

Indications have emerged that there are more than meets the eyes in the ordeal of the Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja, at the House of Representatives. The Reps’ Committee on Emergency and Disaster Management is investigating alleged diversion of funds approved for NEMA under Maihaja whilst abandoning credible evidence of…

Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, said the state government took a cue from the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and employed a “junior Magu” to help fight corruption in the state. In June 2105, Ganduje appointed Muhuyi Rimingado as executive chairman of the state’s anti-corruption and public complaints commission. Speaking in an interview with…

Okonjo-Iweala chairs Commonwealth session attended by world leaders — including three African presidents

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former coordinating minister of the economy, chaired a session of the Commonwealth Business Forum attended by many world leaders. Some of the presidents at the session tagged ‘Is the Africa growth story still alive?’ were Paul Kagame of Rwanda; Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa; and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya. On Friday, she took…

Police promote Magu

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the rank of commissioner of police. Magu was previously a deputy commissioner of police. In a statement on Friday, Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, said 17 other senior police officers were also promoted…

Trump berates OPEC for ‘artificially’ high oil prices — and Barkindo responds

US President Donald Trump has accused the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of “keeping oil prices artificially very high.” In tweet, Trump said the cartel’s pricing cycle “will not be accepted” as there is no scarcity of oil supply to warrant such “high prices.” Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts…

Okorocha imposes N3,000 ‘development levy’ on all adults in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has ordered all “leviable adults” in the state to pay N3,000 each as “development levy”. According to a statement by Louis Duru, the state commissioner for community government, culture and traditional affairs, the money is to be used for “autonomous community adult development”. Duru said the state had registered…

Wenger to leave Arsenal

Arsenal FC have revealed that manager of 22 seasons, Arsene Wenger, will step down at the end of the 2017/18 season. A statement on the Arsenal website read: “After careful consideration and following discussions with the club, I feel it is the right time for me to step down at the end of the season….

Police: Stolen mace recovered under flyover bridge

The Nigerian police have announced the recovery of the senate’s stolen mace at a flyover before the Abuja city gate. Aremu Adeniran, deputy force public relations officer force headquarters, said a “patriotic passerby” saw the mace and alerted the police. Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended Delta senator, allegedly led unidentified persons to the upper legislative chamber to…