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Customs arrest 15 suspects in Adamawa for re-bagging foreign rice

The Adamawa/Taraba Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested 15 suspects for re-bagging foreign rice to sell as local rice. The Controller in charge of Adamawa/Taraba Command, Mr Kamardeen Olumoh, who was briefing newsmen on Tuesday on the development, said the suspects were arrested in a warehouse in Yola. Olumoh said that the suspects […]

Court orders forfeiture of Maina properties to Federal Government

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. The judge Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo ordered the forfeiture while ruling on a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the suit, the […]

Buhari arrives Sochi ahead of Russia – Africa Economic Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday evening arrived Sochi, Russia, ahead of Russia – Africa Economic Forum fixed for between Oct. 23 and Oct. 25. State House correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) monitoring the presidential trip reports that presidential aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at Sochi International […]

Presidency claims using old vehicles despite yearly budget

Despite a yearly allocation for new vehicles, the presidency has claimed that some of them being used for daily operations in the State House are old since they were purchased as far back as 1999. The Permanent Secretary, Mr. Jalal Arabi, who led a team of officials to appear before the House of Representatives Committee […]

Saraki kicks as court orders forfeiture of houses

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted the court ruling, which ordered the interim forfeiture of two of his properties in Ikoyi, Lagos State. He said the court must have been misled into granting the order, as neither him nor his lawyers were aware of any application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) […]

Troops destroy 2 bandits camps in Kaduna

Combined troops of Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Whirl Punch and 312 Artillery Regiment have destroyed two bandits camps in Kaduna State, spokesman of Army 1 Division, Col. Ezindu Idimah, has said. Idamah said the operation was carried out from about 2am to 4 am on Sunday following credible information from well-meaning Nigerians. “The offensive action […]

Useni appeals Plateau gov tribunal verdict

Senator Jeremiah Useni, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State during the 2019 election has filled 21 grounds of appeal before the Court of Appeal in Jos adducing reasons why his petition asking the election petitions tribunal to upturn the victory of Governor Simon Lalong should be upheld. Useni, in a […]

Falana to Senate, recover $103bn from oil firms, banks

Human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has lauded the Senate for passing the Amended Bill for Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Contracts Act. The lawyer, in a letter to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, also urged the Senate to enlist the help of anti-graft agencies to recover a total of $103.7bn in the hands […]

APC, PDP trade words over Ekiti cargo airport project

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State yesterday engaged each other in war of words over the planned construction of an agro-allied cargo airport in the state. Governor Kayode Fayemi had last Friday laid the foundation for the airport, which he said, was aimed at boosting the […]