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There is corruption in EFCC, Lamorde admits •As Senate confirms him

THE Senate, on Wednesday, confirmed the nomination of Mr Ibrahim Lamorde  as the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after a two-hour grilling at its plenary session. Lamorde was, on November 23, 2011 appointed acting chairman of the commission by President Goodluck Jonathan, who thereafter sent his name to the Senate for […]

‘Police yet to receive N700m from EFCC’

CONTRARY to the statement by the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Larmorde, the police, on Wednesday, said they did not receive the N700million insurance money recovered from a former Inspector General of Police (name withheld). Larmorde, while answering questions from members of the Senate on what happened to the […]

Boko Haram bombs Kogi prison •Kills warder, frees members, other inmates escape •Shoot-out in Maiduguri •SSS declares ex-soldier wanted

THE dreaded Islamic religious sect popularly known as Boko Haram, on Wednesday evening stormed  the Nigeria Prison at Koton Karfe, Kogi State, with bombs and guns, killing one prison warder and setting the inmates free. Sources close to the prison service disclosed to Nigerian Tribune that they stormed the prison immediately after the Magrib prayer. […]

Henry Dickson (PDP) Wins Bayelsa Guber Election – Vows to fight corruption

Yenagoa/Abuja — Henry Seriake Dickson of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was yesterday declared winner of last Saturday’s governorship poll in Bayelsa State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Returning Officer, Prof. Joseph Ajienka, who announced the results on Sunday in Yenagoa, said Dickson polled 417,500 votes, to beat Dr Imoro Kubor of […]

Boko Haram: Bomb disposal Policeman killed in Kaduna explosions

February 15, 2012 by Segun Olatunji, Kaduna Double explosions on Tuesday rocked the Angwar Sarki area of Kaduna metropolis, killing a policeman and injuring two persons. The explosions occurred barely a week after Boko Haram suicide bombers attacked military formations in Kaduna. The dead policeman, Sunday Badang, attached to the Anti-bomb Squad was on the […]

British divorcee loses £40,000 to Nigerian fraudster

A divorcee was tricked into sending £40,000 to a Nigerian fraudster she met over the internet. Vicky Fowkes, 59, decided to start dating online in early summer 2010 and by August she was sending money through ‘moneygrams’ to a man in Nigeria she believed was a charming Briton called John Hawkins. By November 2010 the […]

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