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Yuguda’s govt spent N6m to buy six laptops – Bauchi govt

A committee set up by the Bauchi State Government to recover property illegally carted away by officials of the last administration has recovered property worth N5.7 billion.

 

The committee also uncovered how the immediate past administration of Malam Isa Yuguda spent N6 million to buy six laptops, $5,000 each.

 

How Jonathan, Okonjo-Iweala illegally diverted N61.4 billion Abacha loot to NSA, Sambo Dasuki

The immediate past Minister of Finance, and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was said to have illegally approved the transfer of at least N61.4 billion ($300 million and £5.5 million) from funds recovered from late dictator, Sani Abacha, to the Office of the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, few weeks to the 2015 presidential election, it was gathe

EFCC arraigns ex-NIMASA DG, 9 others over alleged N1.2bn scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned a former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and seven other staff of the agency.

 

Court Quashes Saraki’s Appeal

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal filed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, challenging his arraignment and trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

 

At the resumed hearing on Friday the court threw out all five issues raised by Senate President before it.

 

All Deputy Comptroller-Generals of Nigeria Customs Unanimously Quit Service

 In what appears a protest against the leadership style of the newly appointed Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, all five Deputy Comptroller-Generals of the Nigerian Customs have resigned.

FG Files Fresh Money Laundering Charges against Dasuki, Asks for Secret Trial

The federal government yesterday asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to conceal the identities of witnesses in the trial of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki over alleged illegal possession of firearms.
Dasuki was in September arraigned on a one-count charge of illegal possession of firearms without licence by the federal government contrary to the provisions of Section 27(1) (a) (i) of the Firearms Act, CAP F28 LFN, 2004.

EFCC arrests ex-Governor Akpabio over alleged multi-billion naira fraud

AkpabioThe former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Goodswill Akpabio, on Friday visited the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for questioning over alleged graft.

 

Senator Akapbio, who is also the Senate’s Minority Leader, was accompanied to the EFFC’s office by his lawyers and a few aides.

 

Alison-Madueke Arrested, Released on Bail By British Police

Questioned with 4 others over ‘bribery and corruption’ allegations EFCC raids her Abuja home.

 

The United Kingdom National Crime Agency (NCA) yesterday arrested former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke in London, United Kingdom over allegations of bribery and corruption allegedly perpetrated during her tenure as minister.

83 Senators Pass Vote of Confidence on Saraki, Ekweremadu

Nine weeks after 81 senators passed a vote of confidence on Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, the feat was repeated Tuesday when 83 senators passed a confidence vote on them and the entire Senate leadership.

 

The motion was moved by David Umaru (Niger East) and passed with only one dissenting vote - Babajide Omoworare (APC-Osun East), who distanced himself from the motion, wondering how his name got into the list.

 

Below is the full list.

 

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