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    Okorocha: Imo set up seven probe panels to blackmail me and my family

Okorocha: Imo set up seven probe panels to blackmail me and my family

Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo, says there are at least seven panels set up by the state government to probe his tenure. The senator, who made the allegation in a statement by Sam Onwuemeodo, his spokesman, said the Uzodinma administration is seeking to blackmail him and his family. He also alleged that a panel of the state government is disobeying an [...]

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    Reps probe NNPC over ‘$1bn illegal withdrawal’ from NLNG account

Reps probe NNPC over ‘$1bn illegal withdrawal’ from NLNG account

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for "illegal withdrawals" from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) account. At Tuesday’s plenary session, the green chamber accused the NNPC management of illegally withdrawing up to $1 billion from NLNG funds without due process. The resolution followed a motion from Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader, who said [...]

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    N’assembly asked to probe ‘N80bn fraud’ in NDDC

N’assembly asked to probe ‘N80bn fraud’ in NDDC

A group known as the Act for Positive Transformation Initiative (ACT) has asked the national assembly to probe an alleged fraud of N80 billion in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The senate is currently probing the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC for allegedly mismanaging N40 billion. There have been allegations and counter-allegations following the decision of the upper legislative [...]

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    Reps probe bribery by security operatives enforcing travel ban

Reps probe bribery by security operatives enforcing travel ban

The house of representatives has resolved to probe bribery by security operatives enforcing the ban on interstate travel. At Thursday's plenary session, the lower legislative chamber also said it would set up a special task force to monitor and implement the interstate lockdown. TheCable had reported how security operatives collect bribe from travellers and drivers to compromise the ban on travel from [...]

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    NMA to FG: Probe claims of Kogi, Cross River on zero COVID-19 case

NMA to FG: Probe claims of Kogi, Cross River on zero COVID-19 case

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has asked the federal government to investigate claims by Kogi and Cross River governments that the states have not recorded any case of COVID-19. The NMA asked that the investigation be conducted through the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19. Kogi and Cross River are the only states yet to confirm a COVID-19 case. The Kogi government had alleged [...]

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    Kano assembly begins fresh probe of Sanusi

Kano assembly begins fresh probe of Sanusi

The Kano state house of assembly has set up an eight-man panel to investigate an allegation of "unethical conduct" against Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano state The petitions were submitted to the committee for consideration during plenary on Wednesday. Zubairu Masu, the chairman committee on local government and emirates, said the petitions were submitted by two people- one Muhammad Mukhtar of Ja’en Yamma [...]

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    Court okays probe of Ambode over purchase of 820 buses

Court okays probe of Ambode over purchase of 820 buses

Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos state, has lost his bid to stop lawmakers from probing him over the purchase of 820 buses 'for reform project' during his administration. Ambode had instituted the suit against the state house of assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, its speaker, and A.A. Sanni, the house clerk. Other respondents are Fatai Mojeed, the chairman of the ad-hoc committee set [...]

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    Reps panel summons four ministers over ‘unaudited accounts’

Reps panel summons four ministers over ‘unaudited accounts’

A house of representatives committee has summoned four ministers over the alleged failure of their ministries and related agencies to audit their accounts. The house committee on public accounts asked the ministers to appear before it after the office of the auditor-general of the federation indicted them of not submitting reports of the audited accounts. The ministers summoned are Osagie Ehanire (health), Sabo [...]

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    ‘Those culpable must be sacked’ — reps probe diversion of Lagos-bound flights to Ghana

‘Those culpable must be sacked’ — reps probe diversion of Lagos-bound flights to Ghana

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the diversion of flights by some airlines to Ghana over their inability to land at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. At Tuesday’s plenary session, the lawmakers also asked relevant government agencies and the airlines to refund stranded passengers. TheCable had reported how British Airways, Rwandair, Emirates and Qatar airlines diverted their Lagos-bound flights [...]

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    ‘I’m not against being probed’ — Okorocha reacts to Uzodinma’s move to investigate him

‘I’m not against being probed’ — Okorocha reacts to Uzodinma’s move to investigate him

Rochas Okorocha, ex-governor of Imo state, says he has no reservations to being probed. Okorocha was reacting to the order by Hope Uzodinma, his successor, that the financial status of the state from May 2010 be sent to him. Uzodinma, who gave the order on Wednesday while delivering his inaugural speech, gave the accountant-general of the state a four-day deadline to submit [...]

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    ICYMI: Court halts Ambode’s probe

ICYMI: Court halts Ambode’s probe

A high court in Ikeja, Lagos, has ordered the state house of assembly to suspend its probe of Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, pending the hearing of his suit. Yetunde Adesanya, the judge, gave the order while ruling on an ex-parte motion filed by Ambode through Tayo Oyetibo, his counsel. The house is probing the administration of the ex-governor over [...]

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    Court summons speaker of Lagos assembly over probe of Ambode

Court summons speaker of Lagos assembly over probe of Ambode

A high court in Lagos has summoned Mudashiru Obasa, speaker of the state house of assembly, over the ongoing probe of 820 buses procured by the administration of Akinwunmi Ambode, ex-governor of the state. Yetunde Adesanya, the chief judge, gave the order on Tuesday after an ex-parte motion was moved by Tayo Oyetibo, Ambode’s lawyer, in a suit against the assembly. The [...]

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    Ihedioha: We’re probing Okorocha to make Imo better

Ihedioha: We’re probing Okorocha to make Imo better

Emeka Ihedioha, governor of Imo state, says probing the administration of Rochas Okorocha, former governor of the state, should be seen as an act to make Imo better. Ihedioha spoke to journalists in Yola, Adamawa state capital, after he paid a condolence visit to Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of the state, over the death of his father. The governor urged Nigerians not to [...]

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    Reps investigate all abandoned projects since 1999

Reps investigate all abandoned projects since 1999

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate abandoned projects awarded by the federal government from 1999 till date. The resolution is a sequel to a motion introduced during Wednesday’s plenary by Francis Uduyok from Akwa Ibom state. Uduyok lamented the 'alarming' number of projects awarded by different administrations since 1999 but are yet to be completed. The lawmaker said the abandoned projects [...]

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    Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged clandestine recruitment process in federal government ministry, department and agencies (MDAs). The house made the resolution following a motion introduced by Yusuf Gagdi from Plateau state during Wednesday’s plenary. The lawmaker alleged that rather than following due process while recruiting members of staff, the MDAs often use the “back door” to employ those favoured [...]

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    Army: Buhari approved appointment of new NYSC DG

Army: Buhari approved appointment of new NYSC DG

The Nigerian army says President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Shuaibu Ibrahim as director-general (DG) of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). The army's claim was contained in the report of the senate committee which investigated the appointment. In May, the army announced Ibrahim as the new NYSC DG, raising concerns in different quarters that the presidency ought to announce the [...]

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