Magu took his rejection by 8th Senate personal says Saraki

Former Senate president, Bukola Saraki, said on Friday the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, took his non-confirmation by the 8th Senate personal and decided to go after him. The 8th Senate had in 2016 rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Magu as substantive chairman of the EFCC over “damning … Continue reading Magu took his rejection by 8th Senate personal says Saraki

Ex-NDDC chief brands commission’s forensic audit a fluke, says exercise packaged to deceive Nigerians

The embattled former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Ms. Joi Nunieh, on Friday, described the forensic audit of the commission as a fluke. She also said the audit was only packaged to deceive Nigerians, adding that the exercise was yet to take off because agencies mandated by the government to … Continue reading Ex-NDDC chief brands commission’s forensic audit a fluke, says exercise packaged to deceive Nigerians

Court stops police, others from arresting former NDDC MD, Nunieh

Justice E. Thompson of the Rivers State High Court, Port Harcourt, on Friday barred the police and other security agencies in the country from arresting the former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joi Nunieh. Heavily-armed policemen had on Thursday laid siege to Ms. Nunieh’s home in the Rivers State capital. The … Continue reading Court stops police, others from arresting former NDDC MD, Nunieh

Handover ex-NDDC chief to police, she’s under investigation, Rivers CP tells Wike

The Rivers State Police Commissioner, Joseph Mukan, on Friday, asked the state Governor, Nyesom Wike, to handover the former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dr. Joi Nunieh, to the police. The police commissioner, who made the call while briefing journalists in his office in Port Harcourt, added that the former NDDC … Continue reading Handover ex-NDDC chief to police, she’s under investigation, Rivers CP tells Wike

Court orders EFCC to remove Gov Emmanuel’s name from alleged money laundering trial

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Friday, ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to remove the name of the Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, from the alleged money laundering trial involving the president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro (SAN). A panel of the appellate court led Justice Bello Aliyu … Continue reading Court orders EFCC to remove Gov Emmanuel’s name from alleged money laundering trial

Ngige initiates panels to probe suspended NSITF leadership, others

ABUJA - An independent panel has been inaugurated by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, to probe the allegation of financial misconducts levelled against the suspended management team of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF). This comes as the management team led by Adebayo Somefun insists that it received necessary approvals … Continue reading Ngige initiates panels to probe suspended NSITF leadership, others

Nigerian govt to establish gold refineries, targets $500m in royalties annually

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said that improved gold mining operations in the country would generate no fewer than 250,000 jobs and over $500 million annually in royalties and taxes to the Federal Government. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Thursday, said Buhari disclosed this … Continue reading Nigerian govt to establish gold refineries, targets $500m in royalties annually

FAAN accuses Adamawa gov, Fintiri, of flouting COVID-19 protocol at Port Harcourt Airport

ADAMAWA - The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has accused Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State of flouting COVID-19 protocols put in place at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, in Rivers State. According to a statement by FAAN, the governor and his entourage allegedly refused to have their temperature checked at the airport … Continue reading FAAN accuses Adamawa gov, Fintiri, of flouting COVID-19 protocol at Port Harcourt Airport

Again, Labour Ministry clashes with Senate committee

ABUJA - Another clash ensued between the Ministry of Labour and the National Assembly on Wednesday, worsening their already tampered relationship. This time representative of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige clashed with the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance, and other Financial Institutions at a public hearing. Members of the committee had organised a public … Continue reading Again, Labour Ministry clashes with Senate committee

There was nothing like favouritism, tribalism when I was president says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that his government was devoid of favouritism and tribalism. He accepted that his administration made some mistakes but said they were genuine mistakes not based on selfishness. This was contained in an interview Obasanjo granted to The Point Newspaper, a weekly Nigerian tabloid, which was published on Monday, July 13, 2020. … Continue reading There was nothing like favouritism, tribalism when I was president says Obasanjo

NFIU submits details of Magu’s forex dealings to Salami probe panel

ABUJA - The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has submitted its report detailing forex dealings by the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibrahim Magu, to the Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential probe panel. According to Punch, the NFIU provided a comprehensive report on Magu’s alleged activities, including details of his relationships … Continue reading NFIU submits details of Magu’s forex dealings to Salami probe panel

Airports authority gets Buhari’s approval to stop non-traveling aides of VIPs entering airport terminals

ABUJA (RIPPLES NIGERIA) The Federal Ministry of Aviation has got President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval to make sure all aides of public office holders and other Very Important Personalities (VIPs) were not allowed entrance into the airport terminals. This was disclosed by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Monday during the briefing of the Presidential … Continue reading Airports authority gets Buhari’s approval to stop non-traveling aides of VIPs entering airport terminals