The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday arraigned a former Special Adviser to the Kwara State Governor on Millennium Development Goals, Ope Saraki, who is also a cousin to Senate President Bukola Saraki for an alleged N371m scam.
LAGOS — Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, charged the Federal Government to create enabling environment to attract private investment which is needed to grow the economy.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday evening expressed the desire of his administration to partner with the Federal Republic of Germany in areas of security, transport, technology and development finance to give a quantum leap to establishment and sustenance of businesses in the State.
The Vice-President, Professor, Yemi Osinbajo, has said the Buhari administration will put in place effective primary healthcare centres across the country so as to ensure access to healthcare for all Nigerians.
Henceforth, visitors to and workers at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, must submit themselves for more rigorous and thorough checks at all entry points to the seat of power. This is a move to beef up security around the President and his Vice and all other occupants of the Villa, in order to prevent unwanted elements from posing security threat to the vast complex.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Tuesday, said efforts were in top gear to secure list of Nigerians who owned choice properties in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) from proceeds of fraud.
Kogi State House of Assembly has approved the nomination of Mr. Simon Achuba as deputy governor. Speaker of House, Alhaji Momoh-Jimoh Lawal, who disclosed this yesterday, said the deputy governor was screened by a Committee of the Whole House after his name was forwarded by Governor Yahaya Bello.
The presidency has faulted various interpretations of President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments in an interview granted to the United Kingdom’s Telegraph newspaper on February 5, 2016, saying that Buhari did not refer to Nigerians as criminals.
Ten persons were killed and another 20 injured in yesterday’s protest by the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) in Aba, Abia State, when the protesters clashed with security agencies.
A plot by a syndicate to steal N4.5 billion from the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) has been foiled by the Directorate of State Services (DSS).
THOSE found guilty of the N2.1 billion arms deal fraud and other corrupt practices should be made to face firing squad, the Director-General (DG), National Taskforce (NATFORCE), Dr Emmanuel Osita, stated on Tuesday.
He said the former National Security Adviser (NSA) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and his allies committed an unforgivable offence, thus should be severely punished.