N17bn oil theft: FG fine-tunes criminal charges against oil coys

By Umar Muhammad Puma Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, has disclosed that the Federal Government is considering the option of filing criminal charges against International Oil Companies implicated in the alleged export of $17bn worth of Nigeria’s undeclared crude and gas resources between 2011 and 2014. The Attorney-General of…

2019: Leave if you want, APC tells Gov. Bindow

Adamawa State governor, Senator Muhammad Umar Jibrilla Bindow From Umar Dankano,Yola. The All Progressives Congress, APC, Adamawa chapter has asked the State Governor, Muhammadu Umaru Bindow Jibrilla and his Chief of Staff, Abdulrahman Abba Jimeta to quit the party if they wish. The party also dissociated itself from the comments of Abba Jimeta saying they…

Alleged N300m fraud: Court stops Haliru’s son from overseas medical trip

By Paschal Njoku, Abuja Federal High Court Abuja presided by Justice Ahmed Mohammed, yesterday rejected an application brought by Abba, son of Bello Haliru, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), wherein he sought leave to travel abroad for medical treatment. Haliru (3rd defendant), Abba (1st) and BAM Projects and Properties Ltd (2nd…

Reps to FG: Intensify effort on release of Chibok girls

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to expedite action aimed at negotiation for the release of all the remaining Chibok girls from captivity. The House in a motion titled, “three years anniversary of the abduction of Chibok school girls; call on the federal government to expedite negotiation for…

NHRC moves against rising human rights violation

National Human Right Commission, NHRC logo By Albert Akota The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday presented its Complaints Treatment Procedure Manual to the public to tackle increasing number of complaints on human rights violations. As a follow-up to the public presentation of the complaint manual, the Commission also flagged off an in-house seminar to…

Don’t allow meningitis to spread to Northeast, UNICEF warns

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) …As UK govt donates 800,000 vaccines to Nigeria From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna UNICEF Country Representative in Nigeria, Mohamed Fall has urged the Federal Government to do everything humanly possible to stop Meningitis from spreading to the Northeastern part of the country. According to him, Meningitis is a highly…

Senate protects Kashamu from extradition to USA

Mr. Buruji Kashamu By Christiana Ekpa Senate yesterday urged that, Senator Buruji Kashamu, (Ogun East) should be made to face trail in Nigeria Court, after considering report of its committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions. Our correspondent reports that, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, Illinois, affirmed the ruling…

Whistle-blower: EFCC seizes another N250m at Lagos market

A tip from a whistle blower yesterday led operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to intercept huge sums of money in various currencies at the popular Balogun market in Lagos. The monies include €547,730 and £21,090 as well as N5,648,500. The total haul is about N250 million at the prevailing exchange rate…

LMC suspends Pillars players, sanction Katsina United, Enyimba goalkeeper

By Albert Akota The League Management Company (LMC) has imposed varying sanctions on Kano Pillars, Remo Stars, Katsina United, two players of Kano Pillars and a goalkeeper of Enyimba International. Kano Pillars was cited for violations of Rules B13.18 and C1 and fined a total of N7.25m as well as other consequential fines and closure…

Nigerians Corrupt Anti Corruption War

Wednesday Column By Israel A. Ebije To say the war against corruption is far from over is stating the obvious. Efforts by well meaning Nigerian citizens to own their own government, fight corruption and direct energy towards real developments may have been foiled by our own constitution and politicization of war against corruption. Our own political…

$17bn stolen oil: Reps summon NNPC chair, AGF, CBN gov, EFCC chair

By Paul Efiong with agency report The House of Representatives has summoned the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, the Accountant General of the Federation AGF, Mr Ahmed Idris, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele and the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,…

El-Rufai publishes security vote, salary

Malam Nasir El-Rufai the Gov of Kaduna State •Challenges Dogara to make Reps pay open From Femi oyelola kaduna In reaction to the recent challenge by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Hon Yakubu Dogara requesting governors to make their security votes open, the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El Rufai has published…