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January 17, 2018 2:01 PM EFCC releases former Plateau governor, Jang on bail

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, who was detained for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has been released on administrative bail. Mr. Jang was earlier probed by a committee set up by his successor, Simon Lalong, claiming the former governor misappropriated billions of naira. A media aide to Mr. Jang, Clinton 21

November 21, 2017 8:16 AM EFCC obtains warrant to detain ex-SGF, Anyim

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has obtained a remand warrant to further detain Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, under the Jonathan government. Anyim is being investigated for allegedly collecting N520m from a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), on the eve of the 2015 presidential 32

November 2, 2017 1:58 PM Leaked Memo: Buhari Summons Kyari, Oyo-Ita After FEC Clash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, over their clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The fierce crossfire between Kyari and Oyo-Ita, which occurred shortly before the Federal Executive Council meeting, was believed 153

November 1, 2017 10:35 PM Suspect in ghost workers’ syndicate has 200 bank accounts – EFCC

The defendants— Dayo, Opeyemi, Adedokun, Sylvanus, Ayodeji, Dada, Dada, Ejeh and Taiwo— were arraigned before an Abuja High Court at Apo. According to the charge sheet, most of the defendants were civil servants from government agencies such as the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources; Ministry 23

November 1, 2017 5:29 PM Senate blocks future inclusion of Kano, Plateau in NEDC

Spirited efforts to pave the way for the future inclusion of Kano and Plateau States as part of beneficiaries of the newly created North East Development Commission (NEDC) failed on Wednesday in the Senate. A Bill seeking the establishment of a commission to spearhead the reconstruction, rehabilitation and resettlement of peoples and infrastructure affected 25

October 31, 2017 6:17 AM Buhari aware of Maina’s recall, I warned him – HoS, Oyo-Ita opens up

The Head of Service of the Federation, HoS, Mrs. Winifred Oyo- Ita, has revealed that the recall and reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina was not done without President Muhammadu Buhari’s consent. The HoS made this known in a memo with reference number HSCSF/HCSF/LU/COR/FCSC/750/T, dated 25

October 30, 2017 6:36 PM Shift attention to Fulani herdsmen menace, Fayose tells military

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the military to direct its “operations Python Dance and Crocodile Smile” to those areas in Nigeria, especially the North Central States of Benue, Plateau as well as North East States like Taraba and Adamawa where Fulani herdsmen are killings Nigerians and destroying farmlands worth several billions 23

October 28, 2017 5:33 AM The Iran nuclear deal collapse – Sonny Atumah

The United States President Donald Trump a fortnight ago decertified the Iranian Nuclear Accord entered into in Vienna, Austria in July 2015. The deal limited Iran’s capacity to civilian nuclear programme for power and medical purposes. The United States was empowered to watch over Iran with the US President required to certify that Iran complied with the agreement 46

October 27, 2017 8:33 PM ‘Maina has put a big question mark on Buhari’s integrity’

Muhammadu Buhari was elected as Nigeria’s president on a promise to root out rampant corruption in government that has seen billions of dollars of public money stolen over decades. But since his landmark election win in 2015 he has yet to secure a high-profile conviction for graft while the main opposition accuse him of mounting a political witch-hunt 36

October 26, 2017 12:45 PM Maina: PDP lacks moral authority to attack Buhari, says Presidency

The Presidency on Wednesday insisted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has no moral right to level any accusations against the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration over Abdulrasheed Maina, the embattled former head of the presidential team on pension reforms. In a statement released to the media on Wednesday, Garba Shehu, Senior Special 24