Tag "petition"

    Seinye Lulu-Briggs asks court to stop inquest into husband’s death

Seinye Lulu-Briggs asks court to stop inquest into husband’s death

Seinye Lulu-Briggs, widow of the late founder of Moni Pulo Limited, an oil exploration and production company, has filed a suit to stop the order of the Kaneshie district magistrates' court for an inquest into the death of her husband.The Kaneshie district court in Ghana had granted an application filed by Dumo Lulu-Briggs, second eldest son of the deceased, for [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: I didn’t write any petition against FCT chief judge

Fani-Kayode: I didn’t write any petition against FCT chief judge

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says he did not write any petition against John Tsoho, acting chief judge of the federal high court.The former minister is reacting to reports that he wrote a petition to the presidential advisory committee against corruption (PACA) against the judge.Tsoho once presided over a money laundering case against Fani-Kayode."The petition, the story and [...]

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    Group petitions EFCC over Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

Group petitions EFCC over Okorocha’s N20bn contracts

The Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International, a rights advocacy group, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe Rochas Okorocha, ex-governor of Imo state, over an alleged N20 billion fraud. In a petition signed by Okere Nnamdi, its director, and addressed to the anti-graft agency, the group alleged that Okorocha directed one Eze Enwereaku and Duru Onyeobi to register [...]

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INEC: We’ll give details on how we spent money allocated for 2019 election

Festus Okoye, a national commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will give details on how it spent the amount allocated for the 2019 elections when the elections are over.In a telephone interview with TheCable on Tuesday, Okoye said the general election was not over and that INEC would give the details of the money spent [...]

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    Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

Group petitions Buhari over NJC’s recommendation of Abba-Aji as supreme court judge

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a non-governmental organisation, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to forward the name of  Uwani Abba-Aji, justice of the court of appeal, to the senate for confirmation as justice of the supreme court.The National Judicial Council (NJC) had on Friday recommended Abba-Aji to Buhari for appointment as justice of the apex court.CSNAC, in a [...]

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    EFCC: A widow’s petition exposed Jolly Nyame

EFCC: A widow’s petition exposed Jolly Nyame

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it got wind of the misappropriation of state funds of Jolly Nyame, ex-governor of Taraba, by chance.The federal capital territory high court handed a 14-year jail sentence to Nyame on May 30.The anti-graft agency had charged Nyame to court for allegedly diverting N1.64 billion when he served as governor between 1999 and 2007.The [...]

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    ‘We’ll stop these callous men in their tracks’ — Garba Shehu reacts to PDP’s UN petition

‘We’ll stop these callous men in their tracks’ — Garba Shehu reacts to PDP’s UN petition

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the petition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent to the United Nations is beyond comprehension.In a letter signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party alleged the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is clamping down on the opposition.It also accused the federal government of “thoughtless abuse of human rights” and a “predetermined plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to [...]

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    Group asks EFCC to probe NIA DG, Kingibe over ‘attempt to divert $44m’

Group asks EFCC to probe NIA DG, Kingibe over ‘attempt to divert $44m’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged attempt by government officials to divert $44m intervention fund belonging to the Nigeria Intelligence Authority (NIA).In a petition written to Ibrahim Magu, EFCC acting chairman, HEDA said the allegations were made by Muhammed Dauda, former acting DG of [...]

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    NGO petitions EFCC, seeks probe of Addax petroleum for ‘bribery and corruption’

NGO petitions EFCC, seeks probe of Addax petroleum for ‘bribery and corruption’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the bribery and corruption allegation against Addax petroleum.HEDA said the report of Deloitte, an audit firm, indicted the China state-owned firm of corrupt practices in collaboration with some Nigerian officials as well as law firms.In a petition sent to Ibrahim [...]

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    Ndume: Borno assembly member made me angry but I didn’t slap him

Ndume: Borno assembly member made me angry but I didn’t slap him

The Borno state house of assembly has accused Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno central, of slapping Bukar Daja-Ali, one of its members.The house on Thursday alleged that Ndume slapped the lawmaker — Bukar Daja-Ali — at a political meeting in Maiduguri.In a petition to the inspector general of police, Abdulkareem Lawal, the speaker, said the house had resolved to suspend [...]

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    Patience Jonathan: EFCC operatives tried to assassinate me — at least twice

Patience Jonathan: EFCC operatives tried to assassinate me — at least twice

Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ((EFCC) of trying to assassinate her on two occasions.The accusation was contained in her petition to the house of representatives against security agencies in the country.In the letter written by Granville Abibo, her lawyer, she alleged that the EFCC has "repeatedly" bugged her telephone [...]

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    Female IDPs accuse soldiers of demanding sex in exchange for favours

Female IDPs accuse soldiers of demanding sex in exchange for favours

Some victims of the conflict in the north-east have accused soldiers and members of the civilian joint task force of raping women and girls in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps and a hospital in Borno state.In a petition seen by TheCable, the victims under the Knifar Movement, a body advocating the rights of displaced persons, called on the national assembly [...]

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