Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    Reps panel calls for arrest of Buhari’s aide over failure to honour its invitation

Reps panel calls for arrest of Buhari’s aide over failure to honour its invitation

A house of representatives panel has called for the arrest of Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the special presidential investigation panel for the recovery of public properties.The ad-hoc committee probing the legality of the panel demanded that he should be arrested during its sitting on Tuesday.The committee was angered by Obono-Obla's failure to honour their invitation to appear on three occasions [...]

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    Reps panel ‘uncovers’ sharp practices in capital market operations

Reps panel ‘uncovers’ sharp practices in capital market operations

The house of representatives sub-committee on capital market, regulation and compliance says it is currently probing capital market operations in the country.The committee said in the course of the probe, it has uncovered “a lot of underhand and sharp practices” perpetrated by various companies in the capital market.Following petitions on the alleged sharp practices in the sector, the Tony Nwulu-led [...]

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    Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Dogara: Why reps are probing presidential panel on recovery of public property

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has defended the decision of the lower legislative chamber to probe the presidential investigation panel on the recovery of public property.He said the lawmakers decided to probe the panel to ascertain where it got the power to investigate public officers.Speaking at a public hearing on the legality and modus operandi of the [...]

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    NEMA probe: If you’re busy send someone to represent you, reps panel tells Osinbajo

NEMA probe: If you’re busy send someone to represent you, reps panel tells Osinbajo

A house of representatives committee probing alleged malpractice at the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo can send a representative to honour its invitation.The committee is investigating the alleged breach of public trust at NEMA and the alleged illegal dismissal of some senior officials at the agency.Last week, it summoned Osinbajo to clear the air on why the [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘diversion’ of funds in amnesty programme

Reps to probe ‘diversion’ of funds in amnesty programme

The house of representatives has resolved to conduct a “comprehensive” probe of the presidential amnesty programme over alleged mismanagement of funds.The resolution was sequel to a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Abubakar Adamu, a lawmaker from Niger state.The development comes about a week after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered an investigation of the amnesty programme under Peter Boroh, its [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘sexual abuse, diversion of relief materials’ in IDP camps

Reps to probe ‘sexual abuse, diversion of relief materials’ in IDP camps

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged cases of rape, extortion and diversion of relief materials in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps across the country.The resolution was sequel to a motion introduced during plenary on Wednesday by Hassan Saleh, f a lawmaker rom Benue state.Saleh said stories abound of how IDPs in the country go through “harrowing [...]

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    Reps to probe ‘illegal withdrawal of N10bn’ from NHIS

Reps to probe ‘illegal withdrawal of N10bn’ from NHIS

The house of representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) fund.The resolution was sequel to a motion raised during plenary on Tuesday by Chike Okafor, a lawmaker from Imo state.Okafor said for the purpose of carrying out its mandate, a fund made up of five percent contribution by [...]

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    Reps panel probes ‘massive importation fraud’ by companies

Reps panel probes ‘massive importation fraud’ by companies

The house of representatives committee on customs has commenced investigations into alleged massive fraud by some companies through breach of importation procedures.James Faleke, chairman of the committee, disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday.The alleged breach is said to have led to a huge loss of revenue accruing to the federation account.Faleke said the committee has invited the companies involved to [...]

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    Group petitions EFCC, seeks probe of JAMB’s financial records since 1999

Group petitions EFCC, seeks probe of JAMB’s financial records since 1999

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda has asked the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to probe the finances of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) since 1999. Olanrewaju Suraju, HEDA chairman, said the group is seriously concerned about the remittance of N7.8 billion by Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar, into the coffers of the government.It said the remittance was made [...]

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    Group writes reps, demands probe of SEC DG over N104m severance pay

Group writes reps, demands probe of SEC DG over N104m severance pay

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), a human rights group, has written to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to demand the probe of Mounir Gwarzo, director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Gwarzo had allegedly collected a severance package of N104 million from the commission shortly after he was named its director-general in 2015.He allegedly paid himself the [...]

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    Senate probes ‘diversion of N20trn stamp duties’

Senate probes ‘diversion of N20trn stamp duties’

The senate has directed its committee on finance, banking and insurance to investigate allegations of unremitted stamp duties revenue valued at about N20 trillion.The panel will probe the implementation of the stamp duty act collection in the last five years and report its findings, observations and recommendations to the senate in about eight weeks.John Enoh, senator, Cross River central, led [...]

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    THE LIST: Fayemi, Okonjo-Iweala, Akpabio — high-profile individuals ‘under EFCC probe’

THE LIST: Fayemi, Okonjo-Iweala, Akpabio — high-profile individuals ‘under EFCC probe’

The high-profile individuals who are reportedly being probed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) include former governors, ex-ministers, justices and an ex-first lady.According to PUNCH, not less than 100 high-ranking public officials and persons who served in the Goodluck Jonathan administration are in a list seen by its reporters.The list was said to have been sent to Abubakar [...]

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    28 Michael Okpara varsity professors face possible demotion

28 Michael Okpara varsity professors face possible demotion

The governing council of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, in Umudike, Abia state, has been advised to demote 28 professors.The recommendation was made by a panel set up to examine the "challenges influencing quality of academic programmes" in the university. [...]

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    As gov, Fayemi ‘approved supply of 156 vehicles’ without signing any document

As gov, Fayemi ‘approved supply of 156 vehicles’ without signing any document

Justin Ighene, an official of Coscharis Motors Nigeria Limited, has alleged that Kayode Fayemi, former governor of Ekiti state, awarded the company a contract to supply 156 vehicles, through an oral agreement.He said this on Thursday while speaking at the sitting of the judicial commission of inquiry set up by the state government to investigate Fayemi’s expenses while in office.Ayodele Fayose, [...]

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    Nigerian investigators invited to probe aircraft crash in Sao Tomé

Nigerian investigators invited to probe aircraft crash in Sao Tomé

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has been invited by São Tomé and Principe to probe the crash of an aircraft in the West African island.The invitation came through the Banjul accord group accident investigation agency (BAGAIA), an arm of the international civil aviation organisation.In a statement issued on Thursday by Tunji Oketunbi, AIB head of public affairs, the bureau said [...]

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    Human rights violation should be accounted for, says Amnesty on panel set up by Osinbajo

Human rights violation should be accounted for, says Amnesty on panel set up by Osinbajo

Amnesty International (AI) says human rights violation should not be unaccounted for.Reacting to the judicial panel set up to investigate alleged human rights violations by the military, Osai Ojigho, director, AI Nigeria, said the commission must be independent and impartial.On Friday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo set up a commission to investigate the allegations levelled against the military by Amnesty International.Isa Sanusi, spokesman [...]

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