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Ex-Governors who had passed through EFCC furnace

So far, 17 ex-governors have passed through the furnace of the EFCC. And 13 of them are 52 cases listed by the EFCC on its website as “high profile cases.” They include: Ayo Fayose The former Ekiti State governor was arraigned at Federal High Court, Lagos, on 51-count charge of embezzling N1.2 billion. The matter […]

How Eagles can rise again – Heartland foreign coach

Having led Heartland of  Owerri FC to a tremendous and memorable victory in the 2011 Federation Cup, the first in 18 years, technical adviser Lodewjk De Kruif has not  stopped appreciating the amount of talented players Nigeria has, which has caused him to share his view  on how the country can be a top football […]

1,000 ACN, PDP members defect to Labour Party in Ondo

GOVERNOR Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State wants supporters of the Labour Party, LP,  in the state to remain focused and avoid distractions by what he described as the lies of the opposition. He spoke in Oke Agbe, yesterday, the headquarters of Akoko North West Local Government Area of the State while welcoming over 1,000 members […]

Lagos: Apathy, hitches mar council polls

* Thugs snatch ballot box in Ojo as residents disrupt exercise in Ajegunle * ACN set to reclaim seats By Clifford Ndujihe, Olasukanmi Akoni, Charles Kumolu, Olalekan Bilesanmi, Monsur Olowoepojo and Fredrick Okopie AMID voter apathy and minor hitches here and there, Lagosians yesterday held peaceful elections into 20 Local Councils, 37 Local Council Development […]

Kerosene subsidy to cost govt N310 billion in 2012

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor Federal Government is to spend an estimated N310 billion in subsidizing kerosene in the next fiscal year,  it has emerged. The government’s outlay on subsidizing the fuel of choice for many low income Nigerians is despite strong arguments by members of the administration’s Economic Management Team for the complete removal […]

EFCC arrests banker over Delta ghost workers

By Austin Ogwuda, Asaba OPERATIVES of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested a banker with one of the new generation banks in Asaba, Delta State for allegedly inflating the payroll of the state government with ghost workers. The banker (names withheld) allegedly works with the bank which the Delta government contracted out […]

Robber killed in shootout with police

By Wole Mosadomi, Minna Police in Niger State have shot dead a suspected armed robber while two other colleagues were arrested along Mokwa-Tegina Road.  Four others who sustained injuries during a shootout with the police are said to be at large. It was gathered that nemesis caught up with the suspects while robbing motorists on  […]

ACN condemns killing of journalist by Boko Haram

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has described as a condemnable escalation of the Boko Haram crisis the reported  killing of a journalist with NTA Maiduguri, Zakaria Isa, by gunmen said to be members of the sect. ”If it is true, as it had been widely reported, that Boko Haram killed Isa, then it is […]

Ex-governors prosecution: How far can EFCC go?

BY CLIFFORD NDUJIHE, Deputy Political Editor THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was on the offensive last week and penultimate week arraigning former governors it accused of embezzling their states’ funds while in power. Former governors who waded through the anti-graft agency’s familiar stream of arrest, questioning, brief detention (in EFCC’s custody or prison), […]

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