Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    Shehu Sani: PDP should recall ALL past members for Buhari to probe

Shehu Sani: PDP should recall ALL past members for Buhari to probe

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says he agrees that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should be held accountable for squandering the nation's resources.He, however, said this should involve all past and present members of the political party during its sixteen-year rule.A good number of those in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), including governors and ministers, joined the party [...]

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    UPDATED: HEDA demands probe of trade minister over ‘abuse of $160m project’

UPDATED: HEDA demands probe of trade minister over ‘abuse of $160m project’

The Human and Environmental Agenda (HEDA) has called for the probe of Okechukwu Enelamah, minister of indusry, trade and investment, for allegedly mismanaging a $160 million World Bank project.In a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), HEDA said the minister was accused of unlawfully diverting $35 million, part of money meant for the growth and employment (GEM) [...]

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    Reps panel summons Emefiele, finance minister over PenCom probe

Reps panel summons Emefiele, finance minister over PenCom probe

The house of representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the National Pension Commission (PenCom) has summoned heads of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ministry of finance and civil service of the federation,.In a later dated January 28, the panel requested the agencies to bring relevant documents regarding the ongoing probe to its next sitting scheduled for February 7.The letter inviting Godwin [...]

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    FG receives probe panel report on NHIS crisis, promises speedy implementation

FG receives probe panel report on NHIS crisis, promises speedy implementation

The federal government has received the report of the panel which probed the allegations levelled against Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Boss Mustapha, secretary to government of the federation, who disclosed this on Monday, said the recommendations of the report will be speedily implemented.The NHIS governing board had suspended Yusuf for alleged fraud but he defied [...]

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    Reps probe Nigeria’s ‘alarmingly high’ N22trn debt profile

Reps probe Nigeria’s ‘alarmingly high’ N22trn debt profile

The house of representatives has resolved to probe Nigeria's debt profile which lawmakers say is at an "alarmingly high" rate.The lawmakers made the resolution while adopting a motion introduced by Yusuf Tajudeen from Kogi state, during plenary on Thursday.As of June 2018, figures from the Debt Management Office (DMO) show that Nigeria’s external debt profile stands at N22 trillion.In the N8.83 [...]

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    CSO challenges suit seeking to stop army from embarking on Operation Python Dance

CSO challenges suit seeking to stop army from embarking on Operation Python Dance

A civil society organisation, Initiative for Minority Rights Advancement for Great Development (IMRAGD), has approached a federal high court, Abuja, seeking to be joined as an interested party in the suit challenging the ongoing Operation Python Dance III by the army.Last week, Malcom Omirhobo, a Lagos-based rights campaigner, asked the court to declare as unlawful and unconstitutional, the declaration of [...]

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    NHIS ES: I was suspended for refusing to release N975m to health ministry

NHIS ES: I was suspended for refusing to release N975m to health ministry

Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says he was suspended for refusing to release N975 million to the ministry of health.He said this on Friday when he appeared before the house of representatives panel investigating the crisis that followed his suspension.The NHIS governing board recently suspended Yusuf after accusing him of financial infractions and abuse of [...]

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    ‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

‘NHIS dysfunctional under him’ — governing board defends Yusuf’s suspension

The governing board of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has defended its decision to suspend Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme.Speaking during an investigative hearing by a house of representatives ad-hoc committee, Enyantu Ifenne, chairman of the governing board, said the decision was to ensure transparency at the agency.The board had recently suspended Yusuf over allegations of financial [...]

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    US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

US asks FG to investigate killing of Shi’ites

The United States has called for a thorough investigation into the recent clashes between members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and security forces.In a statement on Thursday, the US embassy in Nigeria urged the federal government to hold everyone responsible for the violence to account.The IMN members better known as Shi'ites have been clashing with policemen and soldiers [...]

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    Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

The Kano house of assembly panel investigating bribery allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, has summoned him.The panel summoned Ganduje to appear before it on Friday.Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors. The latest video was published WednesdayThe governor has denied the allegations, saying it is the handiwork of political opponents.The Kano assembly [...]

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    Ganduje’s bribery videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Ganduje’s bribery videos not doctored, Daily Nigerian publisher tells Kano assembly

Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, has insisted that the videos which showed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, receiving bribe are authentic.Speaking when he appeared before a Kano house of assembly investigative panel on Thursday, Jaafar said the videos were not doctored.Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors on various occasions.But the [...]

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    Reps invite NIA over ‘importation’ of Chinese drugs containing human parts

Reps invite NIA over ‘importation’ of Chinese drugs containing human parts

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged importation of Chinese drugs containing human parts into the country.TheCable had reported that the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) cautioned Nigerians against the use of such drugs, following their interception in South Korea.According to a memo seen by TheCable, South Korean customs service intercepted 2,751 drugs containing human remains imported into the [...]

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    Kano assembly begins probe of Ganduje over dollar bribe videos

Kano assembly begins probe of Ganduje over dollar bribe videos

The Kano house of assembly has set up a panel to investigate the bribery allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, following videos published by Daily Nigerian.In one video trending online, Ganduje appeared to be collecting bundles of dollars and putting them into his white dress known as ‘babanriga’ in the northern part of Nigeria.The video has generated a lot of [...]

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    Akpabio still under investigation, says Magu

Akpabio still under investigation, says Magu

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, is still under investigation.Akpabio, who left office as governor of Akwa Ibom state in 2015, had been grilled on several occasions by the EFCC over allegations of fraud.Leo Ekpenyong, a lawyer and activist, had petitioned the anti-graft agency, accusing [...]

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    HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

HEDA asks court to compel IGP to probe Adeosun’s NYSC certificate

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has filed a motion exparte before the federal high court in Lagos seeking the probe of Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance.HEDA has requested an order compelling Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against the minister.Premium Times had reported that Adeosun forged an exemption certificate [...]

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    ‘I’m the most investigated ex-gov’ — Uduaghan says fear of EFCC not behind defection

‘I’m the most investigated ex-gov’ — Uduaghan says fear of EFCC not behind defection

Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta, says he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be shielded from investigation.Uduaghan confirmed his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after attending a meeting of the APC national caucus in Abuja on Tuesday.He later said in a statement that he joined the ruling party to attract development and bring a [...]

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