Imo panel indicts Okorocha over contracts fraud

Imo State Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Contracts has indicted former Governor Rochas Okorocha over the alleged fraudulent award of contracts during his time as governor. It, therefore, ordered the state Auditor General and the Auditor General for Local Governments to submit their audited reports from June 2011 to May 2019 within seven days. The […]

Nigeria, 2nd Most Corrupt In W’Africa Under Buhari -TI … We Are Vindicated, Says PDP As FG Faults Rating

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, said the damning 2019 corruption index report on Nigeria by Transparency International (TI), is a vindication of its stand that corruption has worsened under President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The party said it is a national embarrassment “that under an administration by the same […]

CBN Governor risks prison over $53m Garnishee Order

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin I. Emefiele risks being committed to prison for failing to honour a Garnishee Order Absolute to pay the balance of$53m due and payable under the said Order to Mr. Joe Agi (SAN) and team of lawyers that facilitated the Paris Club fund matter for the Federal […]

EFCC retrieves $25,000 bribe cash to use as exhibit against Shehu Sani

Soni Daniel ore trouble appears to be piling up against detained former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, over allegation that he demanded and collected the sum of $30,000 bribe from the Chairman of ASD Motors under the guise of paying same to the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, in order […]

Zamfara uncovers massive payroll fraud: 119 year-old on the payroll – 108 to be prosecuted for double salary enrollment

The Zamfara state government says it has uncovered a 119-year-old (name withheld) on its payroll even as it planned to drag a total of 108 civil servants to court for receiving double salary in different ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Rabi’u Garba, disclosed this at a press […]

Buhari criticized heavily for keeping silent on the allegation that his defence minister diverted $550,000 in security funding

President Muhammadu Buhari came under heavy criticism yesterday for his failure to act in the alleged indictment of his Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, for a $550,000 security fund diversion. Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu deflected response on the allegation to the office of the Minister of Defence when The Guardian sought the presidency’s reaction on […]

Orji Uzor Kalu to remain in prison as court dismisses bail application

A federal high court on Monday dismissed the bail application for imprisoned former Abia State governor and lawmaker Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. The court on Thursday, December 5 sentenced Kalu to 12 years imprisonment after being found guilty on all the 39 count charges brought against him. He was convicted of N7.65billion fraud perpetuated when […]

Ex AG, Adoke returns to Nigeria, faces corruption charges

EFCC disclosed this on its twitter handle on Thursday, that the ex-AGF left Dubai following pressure from the anti-graft agency. “The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, and Dubai authorities have held a series of meeting in respect of the former Attorney General. He was accompanied by INTERPOL officers on Emirates Airlines Flight 785. “The aircraft departed […]

Convicted felon, Orji Uzor Kalu, begs court for bail – claims ill health

Convicted Senator and former Governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday prayed a Federal High Court in Lagos to grant him bail from the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending determination of an appeal against his conviction. Justice Mohammed Idris had convicted Kalu and sentenced him to a concurrent jail term of 12 years for N7.2 billion […]

The Imperatives of Ex-Governor Orji kalu’s Conviction – By Prof. Phil Alalibo

By Prof. Phil Alalibo | NNP | December 6, 2019 – Orji Kalu, the former governor of Abia State, met his waterloo in the courtroom of Justice Mohammed Idris, who sentenced him to 12 years in prison for his role in defrauding his state while he was governor. The case of Kalu is typical of most […]

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