Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "probe"

    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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    ‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has faulted the invitation extended to him by the police for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.He said the police failed to mention the parties involved in the case as well as the issue being investigated.In the letter signed by Habu Sani, commissioner of police in charge of the IG monitoring unit, force [...]

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    Senator Adamu calls for audit of ‘messed up’ n’assembly finances

Senator Adamu calls for audit of ‘messed up’ n’assembly finances

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nassarawa west, says a forensic audit should be carried out on national assembly spending under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Adamu made his position known during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday.According to the lawmaker, the senate president’s refusal to vacate his seat after defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the [...]

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    Report: EFCC probing Saraki, Ahmed over N17bn Kwara bond

Report: EFCC probing Saraki, Ahmed over N17bn Kwara bond

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is reportedly probing Senate President Bukola Saraki over the use of N17 billion bond secured by the Kwara state government.Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara, is also being investigated.According to The Nation, the EFCC suspects that the bonds raised in 2009 when Saraki was governor of the state may have been misappropriated by both [...]

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    Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Malami, IGP say Saraki not exonerated from ‘link’ to Offa robbery

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says Senate President Bukola Saraki was never cleared of his alleged complicity in the robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Malami, alongside Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, countered insinuations that the director of public prosecution (DPP) exonerated Saraki of any role in the robbery incident, as contained in its interim report regarding it.According to The Nation, [...]

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    Abubakar Umar: Daura must be probed… sack not enough

Abubakar Umar: Daura must be probed… sack not enough

Abubakar Umar, former military administrator of Kaduna state, has called for the probe of Lawal Daura, former director-general of the Department of Security Service (DSS).In a statement on Friday, Umar said sacking and placing Daura under house arrest is not enough for his “misdeeds” while in office.Acting President Yemi Osinbajo had sacked the former DSS DG on Tuesday following the invasion [...]

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    Reps panel probes $1.9bn ‘missing’ shares at NDPHC

Reps panel probes $1.9bn ‘missing’ shares at NDPHC

A house of representatives ad hoc committee says it has uncovered $1.9 billion shares unaccounted for at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC).The committee, led by Darlington Nwokocha, was set up to investigate alleged constitutional breaches and financial infractions at the NDPHC totalling $30 billion.At its continued hearing on Monday, the lawmakers expressed disappointment that the key management staff [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘loss of N50bn’ in tax revenue, illegal mining

Reps to probe ‘loss of N50bn’ in tax revenue, illegal mining

The house of reps has resolved to probe the reported loss of N50 billion in gold tax revenue and illegal mining in Nigeria in the last five years.The resolution was sequel to a motion raised by Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma from Edo state during plenary on Thursday.Agbonayinma said the nation's mining industry is heavily under-utilised despite the need to diversify the nation's [...]

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    HEDA writes IGP, demands probe of Adeosun over ‘certificate forgery’

HEDA writes IGP, demands probe of Adeosun over ‘certificate forgery’

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to investigate the allegations of certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance.Premium Times had reported that Adeosun allegedly forged an exemption certificate of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).The corps in response said the finance minister applied for exemption but it would investigate [...]

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    IGP sets up panel to probe killing of policemen in Abuja

IGP sets up panel to probe killing of policemen in Abuja

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has set up an eight-man team to probe the killing of seven police officers in the federal capital territory (FCT).Gunmen attacked the policemen while on stop-and-search duty in Galadimawa area of Abuja, on Monday night.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria police force, said the team comprises specialised crack investigation detectives, police scene of crime experts [...]

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    Reps probe loot recovered from Abacha since 1998

Reps probe loot recovered from Abacha since 1998

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the funds recovered from Sani Abacha, former military head of state, from 1998 till date.The lawmakers are also seeking to investigate how the funds have so far been used, including the charges paid to lawyers and consultants.The resolution followed a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Sunday Karimi from Kogi state.Abubakar [...]

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    Reps probe ‘mismanagement’ of $22bn LNG project set up under Obasanjo

Reps probe ‘mismanagement’ of $22bn LNG project set up under Obasanjo

The house of representatives on Thursday resolved to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over the implementation of the Brass Liquefied Natural Gas project.The resolution was sequel to a motion raised by Kingsley Chinda, a lawmaker from Rivers state, on the need to investigate the alleged mismanagement of $22 billion meant for take-off and running of the project.The gas [...]

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    $16bn power project: Refer Obasanjo to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

$16bn power project: Refer Obasanjo to EFCC, SERAP tells Buhari

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to initiate probe against ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly mismanaging $16 billion meant for power projects in the country.It asked the president to refer the allegation to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to be investigated [...]

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    HEDA asks police to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

HEDA asks police to probe Bayelsa senator caught in certificate scandal

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has asked the police to probe the certificate scandal involving Foster Ogala, senator representing Bayelsa west senatorial district.The senator's official national assembly profile credits him with earning a PhD in Christian (sic.) Leadership in 2012, from the GMF Christian University, Lagos.But investigations by Leaks.ng had revealed that the federal government has not [...]

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