Rep disagrees, as AGF says DSS, NSA, NAFDAC have joined loot recovery drive

The Federal Government, has revealed that more of its agencies have joined the loot recovery drive. According to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, the agencies include the Department of State Services (DSS), office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration…

ALLEGED e-PASSPORT FRAUD: Senate summons Dambazau, AGF, others

Senate has summoned top officials of President Muhammadu Buhari administration and four private companies to appear before it to explain an alleged multi-billion Naira fraud in the e-passport scheme. Top officials of government invited to make clarifications are the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami; Accountant General of the…

Yakubu’s Rights Enforcement Suit: EFCC Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction

Andrew Yakubu, Former GMD NNPC Files A Fundamental Human Right The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 asked Justice Ahmed R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court to strike out a fundamental rights suit brought by Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director, GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, against the…

UNLAWFUL ARREST: Peace Corps sues DSS, IGP for N2bn

The Inspector–General of Police (IGP) and the Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), have both been slammed with a N2billion lawsuit by the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) over the alleged unlawful arrest and detention of its National Commandant Dickson Akoh and 49 others last week. The suit filed through the counsel of…

Ex-NNPC boss Yakubu drags EFCC to court, claims N1bn damages

Former Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Andrew Yakubu, has filed a suit of N1billion damages and compensation against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). He is claiming the amount for what he said is a violation of his rights. The suit by Yakubu who was recently caught with…

A CSO – MIIVOC tackles AGF on Senate Order of Arrest of Ibrahim Lamorde

A Civil Society Organisation, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption-MIIVOC, has invoked the Freedom of Information Act in demanding for details of Annual Compliance Reports by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government with the FOI Act, from 2011 to 2016. MIIVOC made the demand, pursuant to section 29 of the Freedom…

Zakzaky: Falana files contempt charges against AGF, IGP, DSS

Leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky has filed a notice of contempt proceedings against the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over the disobedience of a court order for his release. The proceeding filed on his behalf by human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) also joined the Attorney General of the Federation…

Senate confirms HoS’ cousin Ayine as AGF

The Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the appointment of Anthony Ayine as Auditor-General of the Federation (AGF). President Muhammadu Buhari had in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki on December 13, 2016, sought Senate’s confirmation for Ayine as the next AGF. Ayine’s confirmation followed the presentation of the report of Senate Committee on…

SGF may be in trouble again, accused of switching AGF nominee to Senate

The Senate and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal, may again be heading for a collusion course, over Auditor General of the Federation (AGF) nominee, Mr. Anthony Mkpe Ayine. The Senate is currently at loggerheads with the SGF, Lawal, over alleged contract scam involving, funds from the Presidential Initiative for the…