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Finance minister laments Omogui-Okauru’s exit from FIRS

Comments Minister of Finance, Okonjo-Iweala | credits: The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said that the exit of the former Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Mrs. Ifueko Omogui-Okauru, is a great loss to the service. Omogui-Okauru bowed out on April 9 this year from the FIRS, after serving for seven […]

ACN witnesses’ protest exposes judicial corruption — PDP

Again, the Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the declaration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola as the winner of April 14, 2007 governorship election by an Appeal Court that sat in Ibadan, Oyo State. The latest condemnation came on the heels of a protest by several witnesses presented in court by Aregbesola during the governorship trial, which […]

Day all hell broke loose in Kaduna

 Scene of a bomb blast | credits: File copy DAVID ATTAH gives a detailed account of what transpired penultimate Sunday, when Kaduna State became a theatre of war. The time was  6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 17, 2012. Madam Victoria Akpojiyovwi, fondly called “Mama” by her grandchildren, would by now be giving praises to the […]

Police, SSS close ranks on Lawan’s $3m bribery scandal

  The Police and State Security Service have closed ranks in the former’s bid to crack the $3m bribery case that involves a former chairman, House of Representatives Ad hoc committee on subsidy, Mr. Farouk Lawan, it was authoritatively gathered on Friday. Lawan and the Clerk to his committee, Mr. Boniface Emenalo, had collected a […]

‘Why Nigerian businessmen can’t access funds in US’

The Director, Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development, in Indiana University, United States, Professor Bessie House-Soremekun, has given reasons for the inability of Nigerian and African businessmen to access the massive funds lying idle in the business sector in America. House-Soremekun said the dearth of partners that could be trusted by American businessmen had […]

The Pension Scam…How they looted the funds

THE Senate, on June 21, adopted the report of its joint committee on establishment and inter-governmental affairs and states and local governments and recommended, among other things, the prosecution of Chairman of Pension Task Force Team, (PTFT), Abdulrasheed Maina, and other members of the team (including Mr. John Yusuf and  B. G. Kaigama) for a […]

Int’l Helicopter School takes off

N International Helicopter Training School, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region would commence operations next month in Enugu State, says Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Umar Dikko. Dikko spoke at the weekend during a graduation ceremony of students of Administration, Air Police, Music, Physical Education and Regiment at 325 Ground […]

Repairs on Third Mainland Bridge postponed indefinitely

THE Federal Government may have indefinitely suspended the proposed repair work earlier scheduled to begin on the Third Mainland Bridge today, thus putting the controversy with the Lagos State officials over the matter to an abrupt but temporary end. Lagos Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Charles Nseobong Akpabio, yesterday disclosed in […]

Jonathan’s Stance On Asset Declaration Violates US, Nigeria Agreement

THERE are strong indications that President Goodluck Jonathan’s recent statement that he does not “give a damn” about making his assets declaration public, is a violation of an agreement between Nigeria and the United States governments, according to investigation that points to aspects of a joint communique on the issue, signed by both countries recently at […]

Kidnapped Students Get Lawmakers’ N1m

THE Abia State House of Assembly has presented a N1m cheque to parents of 15 students of Abayi International Secondary School, Aba, who were kidnapped and rescued in 2010. The House also gave approval to relationship between the state government and Fidelity Bank of Nigeria Plc; approved dissolution of the state’s Board of Physical Planning […]

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