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Alleged €250m Fraud: Malaysian Docked, Remanded in Ikoyi Prison

Alleged €250m Fraud: Malaysian Docked, Remanded in Ikoyi Prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on May 22, 2019, arraigned a suspected fraudster, Tan Ah Chai Richard, alongside his company, Coastal Asia Investments Limited, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in lkeja, Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on forgery, use of false document, conspiracy to forge and an attempt to ... Read More »

EFCC Disclaims Lagos Roadblocks, Online Invitations

EFCC Disclaims Lagos Roadblocks, Online Invitations

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has decried the activities of some unscrupulous elements, who mount road blocks on some highbrow areas of Lagos, such as Victoria Island, Lekki and Festac Town, parading themselves as operatives of the Commission and extorting money from unsuspecting members on the allegation that they are suspected internet fraudsters, popularly known as “Yahoo-Yahoo boys.” ... Read More »

Magu Rallies Artistes, Comedians Against Internet Fraud, Calls for Collaboration

Magu Rallies Artistes, Comedians Against Internet Fraud, Calls for Collaboration

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has charged Nigerian artistes and comedians to join the anti-graft agency in the fight against corruption, particularly internet fraud, and to lend their voices to the Commission’s anti-corruption fight. “You have a very wide reach, so lend us your voices, please let your works propagate and promote ... Read More »

My administration will hit the ground running, Dapo Abiodun assures Ogun people

My administration will hit the ground running, Dapo Abiodun assures Ogun people

  *Prince Abiodun giving his address* Ogun State Governor-Elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured that his administration due to come into office on May 29 will hit the ground running in tackling challenges being currently experienced by the people of the state. The incoming Governor spoke on Thursday during the pre-inauguration lecture held at June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, the ... Read More »

Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IGP

Buhari finally confirms Adamu Mohammed as Police IGP

President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed as the new Inspector General of police. The confirmation was announced at the police council meeting presided over by the president on Thursday. Mr Mohammed was appointed in the acting capacity on Jan. 15, when he took over from former IGP, Ibrahim Idris Read More »

Facebook Celebrates One Year of NG_Hub

Facebook Celebrates One Year of NG_Hub

It’s flagship hub space in the heart of Yaba, in partnership with CcHub LAGOS, Nigeria, May 22, 2019/ — Celebrating exactly a year to the day since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos, and Facebook (www.Facebook.com) further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills, Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year. ... Read More »

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Towards the end of 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria released the names of chairmen and members of boards of various parastatals that did not yet have a constituted board since 2015 when the new government was inaugurated. These federal news organizations include the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of ... Read More »

FAAC SHARES N616.198b TO FG, STATES AND LGs FOR APRIL 2019

FAAC SHARES N616.198b TO FG, STATES AND LGs FOR APRIL 2019

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has shared a total of N616.198 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of April, 2019. The Committee announced that as at 20th May, 2019, the balance in the Excess Crude Account was $144million. The total distributable revenue of N616.198 billion comprised revenue from Value Added Tax (VAT), Exchange Gain ... Read More »

Court Convicts Former DG For Converting NIMASA’s  N139m To Personal Use

Court Convicts Former DG For Converting NIMASA’s N139m To Personal Use

A former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr Calistus Obi and Alu Dismas, who was a personal assistant to Obi’s predecessor, Patrick Akpobolokemi have been convicted by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday. They were convicted for converting N139million belonging to NIMASA. The court remanded the convicts in ... Read More »

Buhari Congratulates Fayemi As NGF Forum Chairman

Buhari Congratulates Fayemi As NGF Forum Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on his emergence as the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), his media aide, Garba Shehu stated in a statement Thursday. Shehu noted that the President expresses delight that Dr. Fayemi’s choice was by consensus, indicating the degree of confidence reposed in him by his colleagues. He urges ... Read More »

Shettima to media aides: ‘Don’t extend my publicity beyond May 29’

Shettima to media aides: ‘Don’t extend my publicity beyond May 29’

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Wednesday extended “the most profound appreciate to all members of his media team comprising those in print, broadcast, online and social media engagements, for their overwhelming performance in the last eight years”. The Governor however directed that all media activities relating to his “modest achievements in office currently ongoing” should not extend beyond May ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has denied media report alleging she accused some foreign airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria. The headline which reads “Egypt, Ethiopian Airlines Running Drug Cartels in Nigeria is a figment of the Reporter’s imagination”, she said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by her Media Aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun. The ... Read More »

Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet, Says Dakuku

Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet, Says Dakuku

…Pledges to support implementation committee The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that Nigeria is way overdue for an active national fleet that would properly position it in the comity of maritime nations. Dakuku stated this in Lagos when he played host to members of the National Fleet Implementation Committee (NFIC) ... Read More »

What I discussed with Maduro- Orji  Kalu

What I discussed with Maduro- Orji Kalu

  Contrary to speculations that former Governor of Abia State and businessman, Dr. Orji Kalu, met with President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, to cut oil deals, the Senator-elect (Abia North Senatorial District) has disclosed that his visit to Venezuela was a peace initiative of the Orji Uzor Kalu Foundation and its partners across the globe. According to the Forbes-rated billionaire, ... Read More »

Fayemi emerges new Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Tambuwal is deputy

Fayemi emerges new Chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Tambuwal is deputy

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has emerged the new chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) through a consensus. Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara State, who is the outgoing chairman of the forum, disclosed this after a meeting held on Wednesday night in Abuja. He disclosed that Fayemi was nominated by Malam Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, seconded by ... Read More »