Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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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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    ‘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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