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Monday, 11 September 2017

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

President Buhari thanks VP for his dedication as acting president

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his performance, dedication and service to the country as Acting President while he was away on medical vacation.

Buhari, who had invited Osinbajo to London to also personally thank him for his efforts made this remark during a closed door meeting yesterday with the Vice President and state governors at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to the President, the efforts by the Vice President as the Acting President are commendable. He deployed his youth and intellect to run all over the place. Thank God that I have the time to watch him on NTA 24 hours and I congratulate him.

Monday, 21 August 2017

EFCC Arraigns One Over Dud Cheque

The EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office today, 21st August, 2017 arraigned one Jacob Jerome Mona before Justice K.N Kunaza at the State High Court, Bauchi on a three count charge for the offence of Conspiracy, Criminal Breach of Trust and Issuance of dud cheque to the tune of Eight Million Naira.

Jacob who is the Managing Director Tari Oil and Gas Limited sometimes in 2016 recieved a total of 40,000 litres of diesel valued at Eight Million Naira of which he issued a post dated cheque to one Abdullahi Mohammed to present on his behalf. The cheque was returned unpaid due to insufficient funds in Jacob's account and efforts to get him pay the beneficiary proved futile. The case has been adjourned to 29th August, 2017 for commencement of trial.

President Buhari Sends Notice of His Duties Resumption to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying the lawmakers of his return from a 103-day medical vacation in London and his subsequent resumption of duty, an official has said. The president signed the letter of notice for dispatch to Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, hours after his nationwide broadcast to the nation Monday morning.

The presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, disclosed the development in a statement on Monday afternoon. “In line with constitutional provision, President Muhammadu Buhari has written the National Assembly, notifying the legislature of his return to office, after returning from medical vacation in London,” disclosed Mr. Adesina.

BREAKING NEWS: Putin appoints Anantoly Antonov as Russia’s new ambassador to US - Kremlin

President Putin of Russia has approved  Anatoly Antonov, a career diplomat specializing in defense and security issues, as Moscow's  next ambassador in Washington. 

Antonov replaces Sergey Kislyak, who was painted as a shadowy spymaster by those targeting the Trump administration.

Nigeria's Unity Is Settled And Not Negotiable - Broadcast By President Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari spoke the mind of Nigerians who cherished the unity, peace and collective progress. He spoke as a Nationalist.

President Buhari sent a clear message to terrorists, ethnic irredentists, secessionists and champions of sectionalism that this union is an indissoluble matrimony in all circumstances. The President speech was a Lion's roar meant to reaffirm and reinforce the unity of a nation showing signs of disintegration during his absence.The President speech was a Lion's roar reestablishing full control of a staggering Clime heading to an engineered implosion during his absence.

Friday, 4 August 2017

LAUTECH: Now That The Fallen Empire Has Refused To Rise - PART 1

By: Apagunpote Olayimika Chocomilo

I have restrained myself from writing about LAUTECH's unfortunate saga that has engulfed the activities of this great institution for months. It's deliberate. The reason is not far fetched. Students are tired of reading epistles, they want to read their books and the unintelligent approach employed in resolving LAUTECH's crisis through political visits by students and external contributors are reasons why I kept mute because the reopening of LAUTECH lies with the visitors and member unions and this could be only achieved through shifting of grounds by both parties. This article is meant for the wise and intelligent ones; if you are not one, do not bother to read it at all.

Beatitudes On The Mountain For the Corrupt Nigerians - And Wailers Shall Continue To Say Amen!

And seeing the multitudes, corruption went up into Aso Rock; 

and when he was set, the politicians came unto him;

Wednesday, 28 June 2017



Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has again assured Nigerians that the Buhari administration is not deaf to grievances in parts of the country, disclosing that the government will address them, while urging that such grievances be expressed with grace.

This emerged from the Highlights of the series of consultations the Acting President called to interact with leaders from the North, Southeast and the media over the last two weeks between 13 June to 22 June 2017.

A updated statement from the presidency today noted that "the meetings were convened to provide a platform for frank and open discussions between the concerned stakeholders and by extension the Nigerian public on issues relating to the unity, peace and security of country."

Friday, 7 April 2017

FG Appeals Case Against Justice Ademola, His Wife And A Senior Lawyer

The federal government of Nigeria today filed an appeal against last Wednesday’s ruling of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja which dismissed the 18 corruption and gratification charges against Justice Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola, his wife Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola, and Joe Agi, a senior lawyer.

It is asking the Court of Appeal to allow the appeal and overrule the decision of Honourable Justice Jude Okeke and remit the case back to the High Court for reassignment and defense.

Subsidy Scam: Justice Adebukola Banjoko Jails Rowaye, Company 104years

Jubril Rowaye
Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Gudu, Abuja, on Friday, April 7, 2017 convicted and sentenced Jubril Rowaye, an oil marketer, to a hundred and four years imprisonment over N1.05billion subsidy fraud charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

In the landmark judgment that lasted about five and half hours, Rowaye was convicted along with his company, Brilla Energy Limited, and another firm, Alminnur Resources Limited, to which the permit to import 10,000metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) into Nigeria was issued in 2011.

Why Russia condemns U.S. missile strike on Syria, suspends key air agreement

Putin’s spokesman said the Russian president considered the attack an attempt to distract attention from the heavy civilian casualties caused by a U.S.-backed offensive to capture the northern Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group.

Russian president Putin

MOSCOW — Russia on Friday condemned a U.S. missile strike against Syrian government forces as an attack on its ally and said it was suspending an agreement to minimize the risk of in-flight incidents between U.S. and Russian aircraft operating over Syria.
Even as Russian officials expressed hope that the strike against Syrian President Bashad al-Assad’s forces would not lead to an irreversible breakdown in U.S. relations with Moscow, the Kremlin’s decision to suspend the 2015 memorandum of understanding on the air operations immediately raised tensions in the skies over Syria.

EFCC Arraigns Alleged Female Internet Fraudster Suzan Vega Ochuko for 132,000 Euro Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday 7th of April, 2017 arraigned one Suzan Vega Ochuko before Justice P.I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin, Edo State on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.

Ochuko and one Tony Uyimwen aka Alex Ethan (now at large) allegedly operating with a pseudo name Alex Ethan contacted one Mrs. Beatrice AUF DER MAUR from St. Gallen, Switzerland via Facebook and defrauded her of One Hundred and Thirty-Two Thousand Euro. 

Mrs Auf Der Maur was allegedly hoodwinked into a love relationship with the defendant who subsequently defrauded her of the said amount under the pretence of executing a non existing contract.

N23Bn Diezani Bribe: Absence of the Accused Stalls Judgment

Justice M.B Idris of Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi today 7th April, 2017, adjourned the judgment in a case of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC officials, Christan Nwosu and two others who participated in the sharing of N23 Billion slush funds meant for the buildup of 2015 general election to compromise electoral officers.

Nwosu and two other INEC officials was earlier arraigned on 5th of April, 2017 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC before Justice Idris of the same Court on a 7 count charge bordering on receiving gratification to the tune of N264, 880,000.00(Two Hundred and Sixty four Million, Eight Hundred and Eighty Thousand Naira), which Nwosu pleaded guilty of receiving N30million from the said campaign bribe money.

N1.05bn Subsidy Scam: Oil Marketers, Rabiu, Rowaye Convicted

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko today, Friday, April 7, 2017 convicted two directors of oil marketing companies, Saminu Rabiu and Jubril Rowaye who were prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on a N1.05billion subsidy fraud.

The duo who were directors of Alminnur Resources Limited and Brilla Energy Limited respectively, were arraigned on October 17, 2012 on a 17-count charge of conspiracy and fraud.

 Details later.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

What Will a Restructured Nigeria Look Like?

The most important task before us right now is envisaging what a restructured Nigeria would look like. We have agreed that Nigeria needs restructuring based on the principles of federalism. The next big question should be; what should a restructured Nigeria look like? This is what I have set out to answer in this lecture.

How should responsibilities be shared between the federal and state governments in a restructured Nigeria? We believe it will be inappropriate for us as a Movement to impose regions or even states on the people of Nigeria. This is why we believe the people (ethnic nationalities) themselves must be given the opportunity to decide whether they want regions or states as the federating units. Whatever the case may be, these twenty rules must be followed.To answer these questions, we have drawn up twenty rules that should guide us in our debate. Find below the twenty rules that we consider as fundamental to a two-tier system of federal structure and which we think is best suitable for a country like Nigeria.

Like Jonathan Like Buhari: A Packaged Lie Sold To Us By APC Ponzi Scheme

Going by the same parameters which we used to conclude that Goodluck Jonathan ran a corrupt government and by extension was a corrupt president, we can now confidently say that President Buhari runs a corrupt government and by extension is a corrupt president. I will explain.

Up till today, those of us who called Goodluck Jonathan a corrupt leader based our allegations not necessarily on his person but on the person and lifestyle of his appointees. We did not appoint his ministers and appointees, he did. So when they (his appointees) become corrupt and he does nothing about it, we simply conclude that the man who appponted them is complicit. Perhaps they are stealing for him and on his behalf. Whatever Dasuki did, Jonathan should be held responsible. That is the standard way to judge elected leaders.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

How Nwobike Offered Judicial Worker $2,500 Gratification -Witness

A prosecution witness, Daniel Danladi, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the ongoing trial of  Dr. Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, told Justice Raliat Adebiyi of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, how Nwobike allegedly offered gratification to judicial officers to pervert the course of justice.

Nwobike is being prosecuted on a five-count charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice and offering gratification to public officials.

Court Strikes Out Ex-NNPC Boss, Yakubu's Rights Suit

Justice Ahmed R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 struck out a fundamental rights suit brought against Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, by Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director, GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

Operatives of the EFCC had on February 3, 2017, stormed a building belonging to the former NNPC boss and recovered a staggering sum of $9,772,000 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand United States Dollars) and £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) stashed in a huge fire proof safe. 

Saturday, 25 March 2017

My about-to-expire Nigerian passport - Kaduna experience

So I decided to renew my about-to-expire Nigerian passport in Kaduna, believing that the NIS passport office there would be less crowded and thus more efficient than the one in Abuja. I had previously taken advantage of visits to Nigeria to renew my passport, so I expected this to be routine. Boy, was I mistaken.

The first day was smooth. The NIS folks ushered me in, gave me a spot to park, and one of them accompanied me to the right office where I submitted my old passport, paid the N24,000 fee they demanded (I simply obliged as I didn't know the prevailing official rate), and supplied the information they requested. They did not even give me a receipt but I didn't want to be fussy or tick them off.

The NIS officer who accompanied me then asked me to expect his call later in the day when they would be ready for me to come back for the biometric capture. Sure enough he called around 3:30 pm and I immediately headed back to the passport office and got my biometric data taken after a brief wait.


President Macky Sall of Senegal has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his intervention in The Gambian impasse that led to the restoration of democracy in the West African country.

Former President Yahya Jammeh had baulked at handing over power to Adama Barrow, winner of an election held last December, but ECOWAS leaders, under the inspiration of President Buhari, insisted Jammeh must quit at the expiration of his term in January. He did, rather involuntarily.

In a communication with the Nigerian leader, Macky Sall said:

Thursday, 23 March 2017

FIGHTING CORRUPTION/CHARADE: Distinguish Senator Shehu Sani

Your letter of invitation to appear before the above committee refers.

I wish to kindly request that you draw the attention of the other members of the committee that I will not be able to appear before the committee primarily because I have gone to court to challenge the invitation among others.

Please find attached the court documents.


Above letter was sent to the Senate Ad-hoc committee on humanitarian crisis in Northeast by Babachir David Lawal(SGF) that he would not honour Senate’s invitation today to clear his name

EFCC Press Release: Metuh Seeks Suspension of N400m Fraud Trial

The trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, continued on March 22, 2017 with his counsel, Onyeachi Ikpeazu, SAN, moving a motion seeking for what was tantamount to a stay of proceedings pending the ruling of the Supreme Court on his "no-case submission" appeal.

Metuh, who is standing trial along with Destra Investment Limited for an alleged N400 million fraud, filed an application through his counsel at the Supreme Court, appealing the judgement of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court Abuja. The trial judge ruled that he had a case to answer in the seven-count charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017


President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Major-General Emmanuel Abisoye (Rtd), former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Infantry Division and 3rd Infantry Division of the Nigerian Army, who has passed away at the age of 81.

The President also commiserates with the government and people of Kogi State on the death of their illustrious son, a former Federal Commissioner for Health and member of the Supreme Military Council.

Friday, 17 March 2017

FGN Policy Acronyms To Keep In Mind

(This List will be updated regularly)

ABP — Anchor Borrowers Programme: The ABP, launched by President Buhari in November 2015, is an initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria that provides smallholder farmers with farm inputs in cash and kind and links them to processing firms (the ‘Anchor Companies’) who ‘offtake’ the produce.

APP — Agricultural Promotion Policy: The Federal Government’s Agriculture ‘Roadmap’, developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Download here

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Issa Hayatou Defeated As CAF Elects Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad as New President

Ahmad Ahmad
Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad has emerged the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He defeated incumbent Issa Hayatou by 34 to 20 votes at the election currently holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Hayatou, who has been in charge at CAF for 29 years, was seeking an eighth term. Ahmad had challenged Hayatou and promising change after a discreet playing and coaching career.

Ahmad took the reins of the Madagascar football federation in 2003 and on Thursday challenged long-serving Issa Hayatou for the African Football Confederation (CAF) presidency.

Favourite Hayatou and Ahmad went head to head in Addis Ababa seeking a four-year term as African football boss. 

Dasuki Loses Bid to Consolidate Charges

Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf of the FCT High Court sitring in Maitama, Abuja today dismissed the application by Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) , former National Security Adviser , NSA, seeking to consolidate the two separate charges preferred against him by the EFCC.

Details Later..

The Senate's Resolution and Magu's No Retreat, No Surrender! A Contradiction

"We are determined to fight corruption to the finish and nobody can stop us". Ibrahim Magu told National Assembly Correspondents shortly after answering questions from senators during his screening on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

The Nigerian Senate said Magu seizes to be the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Control (EFCC).

Ibrahim Mustafa Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, screened by the Senate for the position of the Executive Chairman, EFCC.

EFCC Hosts National Anti-Corruption Stakeholders Summit

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is hosting a two day National Anti-Corruption Stakeholders Summit themed, Building National Anti-Corruption Consensus in a Multi-Agency Environment.

The Summit, which would engage a host of stakeholders, is geared towards addressing pertinent national issues such as;

Ex GMD, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu Sent To Kuje Prison

Former GMD, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu who was arraigned today, March 16, 2017 before Justice A R Mohammed of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on a six count charge bordering on non disclosure of assets, money laundering and advance fee fraud has been remanded in Kuje Prison pending ruling on his bail application. He is to return to the court on March 21, 2017. 

Details later.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Why Senate Regects Magu Nomation Again

Nigerian Senate again rejected the nomination of the Acting EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for the second and final time.

The President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki while presiding at the plenary said with the rejection of Magu, he seizes to be Acting Chairman of the EFCC. Adding that President Muhamadu Buhari should nominate another head for the anti-graft agency.

A confirmed report has that the State Security Service has insisted the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is not fit to head the anti-graft agency because he lacks integrity, a lawmaker has said.

Magu Rejected Again by the Senate, seizes to be Acting Chairman of the EFCC Says the Senate

Nigerian Senate today again rejected Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Acting EFCC Chairman was rejected by a majority of the Senate membership after over an hour of grueling screening at the National Assembly in Abuja.

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki said with the rejection of Magu, he seizes to be Acting Chairman of the EFCC.

ONGOING: President Buhari presiding over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting (PHOTOS+VIDEO)

ONGOING: President Muhammadu Buhari presiding over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting at the State House in Abuja.

#HappeningNow Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu undergoing screening

Acting Chairman of EFCC, Ibrahim Magu undergoing screening today, March 15, 2017 by the Senate as a substantive chairman of EFCC.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Premiership Table: Can Arsene Wenger's Asenal Still Make Top 4

With 12 matches to go for the gunners, do you think Asenal can still move to the top four on the English Premiership table?

Premier League

PHOTONEWS: President Buhari receives briefing from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in State House

Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari receives briefing from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in State House on 13th March ,2017.

PHOTONEWS: Buhari Resumes Office today


President Muhammadu Buhari today resumed duties after his vacation.

In compliance with Section 145 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the President has formally transmitted letters to the Senate and the House of Representatives, intimating the National Assembly "that I have resumed my functions as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from Monday, March 13, 2017, after my vacation."

Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
March 13, 2017


Troops of Nigerian Army deployed on Operation LAFiYA DOLE and other Internal Security operations have been carrying out clearance operations, patrols and raids in suspected areas where Boko Haram terrorists, cattle rustlers and other criminals were hiding or sighted with success. It is in this regards that troops of 232 Battalion of 23 Brigade today conducted patrol towards Gombi, Guriki and Bobini towns in Adamawa State to prevent Boko Haram terrorists infiltration from some parts of Borno State. Similarly troops deployed in Garkida have continued to maintain blocking positions through patrols towards Jau general area to fix any fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. Other units under the Brigade have also conducted patrol to Wurolade village to prevent the terrorists infiltration through our border with Republic of Cameroon. While those deployed at Hong have intensified patrol at Mararraba Pella, Kalla and Shangui as well as Hong- Garaha road.

Troops of 120 and 159 Task Forces Battalions of 27 Task Force Brigade have maintained aggressive clearance operations.

Buhari and The State Of The Nation (I)

I sat with him over a cup of coffee in my house last Monday before I left Nigeria. I started pressuring him to talk to me on phone a month after his appointment. He declined. He was confident my phone must have been tapped long ago. So I waited. That meeting was long overdue because he holds a sensitive position in government and I have always wanted to discuss the state of the nation as I see it from the eyes of the average Nigerian with him. I wanted him to corroborate or refute some information I have. He did corroborate all my priors with the exception of Mallami on Saraki! Here is what I know.

Buhari set out to do 3 major things from onset;

Sunday, 12 March 2017

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PHOTOSNEWS: Apostle Suleman & His Wife Dance Gloriously In Church

 Apostle Suleman & His Wife
Despite the sex scandal trailing the pastor, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman and his Dr. Lizzy Johnson Suleman appear to growing stronger.

The couple were seen dancing gloriously at church service today.

Before you bury Apostle Suleiman, wait until he dies

The former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Electronic Media, Pastor Reno Omokri has advised critics of the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman, to stop spitting venom on the Apostle on Facebook since the infidelity accusation leveled against him whose veracity they are not sure of has not been proven.

Pastor Reno also assured the Apostle that come good, come bad, he would always stand by him.

“Some of you are here on facebook spitting venom on Apostle Johnson Suleman for an accusation whose veracity you are not sure of.


President Muhammadu Buhari joins the literary world in congratulating renowned academic, poet, columnist and dramatist, Prof. Niyi Osundare, as he turns 70.

President Buhari felicitates with all the friends, colleagues and family members of the literary icon, who through courage and the power of the pen has contributed immensely to the political history of Nigeria.

Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI)

1. In December 2016 King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid a State Visit to Nigeria. During that visit he and President Muhammadu Buhari oversaw the signing of several Agreements between Nigeria and Morocco, covering Agriculture, Energy, Aviation and other areas. One of the Agreements signed went on to lay the foundation for a Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI), approved by President Buhari shortly after the Visit. The resulting collaboration has already yielded the domestication of Fertilizer Production in Nigeria.


Following reported sighting of Boko Haram terrorists scavenging in some villages in northern Borno State, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian JTF, on Saturday embarked on fighting patrol to Cingal, Murye and Mala Maja villages and cleared them of the terrorists.

During an encounter, the troops neutralized one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered 11 bicycles. The patrol team also rescued 211 civilians held captives by Boko Haram terrorists at Murye and Mala Maja village.

Thursday, 9 March 2017


Gentlemen of the press

You are all welcome to yet another briefing, which is in fulfillment of our pledge to regularly brief the public on the Commission’s activities.

1. Our democracy is maturing and the Commission believes that there should be certainty with regard to the timetable for elections. For instance, in the United States, general elections always hold on the second PRESS Tuesday of November in the election year. In Ghana, it’s the 7th of December of the election year, while in other places like Mexico, Norway, Sweden, Costa Rica and Switzerland, the dates are also known in advance.

EFCC Arraigns Two for N20m Employment Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 arraigned the duo of Tomoloipre Tarigha and Ayooluwa Nuga before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on a 12-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence and forgery.

Tarigha, a staff in the office of the Auditor-General of the Federation, and his co-accused allegedly conspired to defraud their victims to the tune of N20million under the pretext of securing employments for them in the federal civil service.

Yakubu’s Rights Enforcement Suit: EFCC Challenges Court’s Jurisdiction

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, March 9, 2017 asked Justice Ahmed R. Mohammed of the Federal High Court to strike out a fundamental rights suit brought by Andrew Yakubu, former Group Managing Director, GMD, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, against the Commission for lack of jurisdiction.

Operatives of the EFCC had on February 3, 2017, stormed a building belonging to the former NNPC boss and recovered a staggering sum of $9,772,000 (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand United States Dollars) and £74,000 (Seventy Four Thousand Pound Sterling) stashed in a huge fire proof safe following which he reported to the Commission’s Kano Zonal Office on February 8, 2017 and admitted being the owner of both the house and the money recovered.


· Lists several requests it has approved for LASG

· Says Governor failed to acknowledge he spoke with Minister who explained on going processes to him

· Reveals that LASG has refused to provide land for National Housing Programme

Ambode and Fashola

The attention of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing has been drawn to certain statements credited to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode claiming that the “Federal Ministry of Works“ has been frustrating the efforts of his administration to carry out a “total reconstruction of the International Airport Road from Oshodi.”

The Governor also reportedly accused the “Federal Ministry of Works and Housing” and Security Services of denying the State Government access to the Presidential Lodge in Lagos six months after President Muhammadu Buhari approved it off for the State.

EFCC Arraigns Three Directors For N100m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday 8, March 2017 rearraigned three directors, Gregory Eriyanremu, Frank Ugen and Harriman Isa Oyofo and their company Partsmaster Pil and Gas Limited before Justice T O Uloho of the Delta State High Court sitting in Warri on an amended five counts charge bordering on stealing contrary to Section 390(9)of the Criminal Code, Cap. C21, laws of Delta State of Nigeria 2006.

The trio are alleged to have at different times converted over 100 million meant for the payments of contractors who executed contract job for Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission, DESOPADEC to personal use

Currency Counterfeiting: Court Orders Accused to Face Trial

Justice Bilkisu Bello Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola, Adamawa State has dismissed the claimed made by one Salisu Adamu in a trial within trial that he was tortured by EFCC operatives during investigation; therefore, he is not the maker of his statement.

The accuse was arrested at Jambutu area, Jimeta Yola, Adamawa State in possession of 361 pieces of 100 USD fake notes and 91 pieces of 1000 fake naira notes.

The accused along two others were arraigned before the Federal High Court, Yola on April 21, 2015 on a three count charge bordering on conspiracy and possession of counterfeit currency.


In continuation with the clearance operations of the remnants and fleeing members of Boko Haram terrorists group, troops involved in Operations LAFIYA DOLE and HARBIN KUNAMA II have intensified the tempo of their operations in their various areas of operations.

The troops of 232 Battalion yesterday carried out patrols to Muchalla, Lade and Bodeno villages in order to prevent Boko Haram terrorists’ infiltration. Similarly, troops in blocking position at Garkida carried out similar exercise to Dzangwalla general area where they neutralized fleeing Boko Haram terrorists.

On their part, troops of 23 Brigade Support Battalion conducted patrol to Kolkol village with the aim of dominating the area and preventing elements of Boko Haram terrorists infiltrating the area through borders with neighbouring Cameroon. Whereas the troops stationed at Forward Operation Base at Hong have assumed blocking positions in Mararrabar Pella, Kalaa and Shangui to dominate the area and fix any Boko Haram terrorists that venture that way.


President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017.

The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors' recommendation for further tests and rest.