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Judge withdraws from NBA president’s criminal trial

Judge withdraws from NBA president’s criminal trial

A judge of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has recused himself from the criminal trial of Paul Usoro, the president of the Nigerian Bar Association, Premium Times has reported. Chuka Obiozor, a professor of law, was the second judge to handle the N1.8 billion alleged fraud suit brought against Mr Usoro by

Anti-graft war suffers setback as EU adds Nigeria to ‘dirty-money backlist’

The European Union (EU) has added Nigeria to countries on its “dirty money blacklist”. According to Reuters, the EU said the nations in this category pose a threat because of tax controls on terrorism financing and money laundering. Also added to the list which was initially 16, are Saudi Arabia, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Panama, Libya,

How ex-Nigeria Customs chief, Dikko, two others stole N1bn – ICPC

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) will on Thursday next week arraign a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, and two others for allegedly stealing more than N1 billion. The matter, suit number FHC/ABJ/CR/21/2019-FRN v Abdullahi Inde Dikko & Ors, is billed to come up before Justice Lucia

NEMA responds to corruption allegations

Full Text  of Joint Press Press Conference by National Emergency Management Committee led by NEMA DG, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja on House of Reps Allegations of Misappropriation Against NEMA. RE: ALLEGED VIOLATION OF PUBLIC TRUST AGAINST NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (NEMA) BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON EMERGENCY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS Distinguished members of the

Revealed: Presidency queried indicted NEMA DG Maihaja over fraud, stealing cabal hides ICPC report

It has been discovered that the Presidency had queried the embattled and indicted Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustpha Maihaja over fraud, corruption and embezzlement of billions of Naira illegally expended by the agency last year. However, the query and the report of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offense

Reps accuse beleaguered NEMA DG of plot to evacuate wasted 677,77 mt of Chinese rice from Gombe warehouse; directing staff to doctor procurement and delivery documents

Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Mustapha Maihaja, who was indicted by the House of Representatives for misappropriation and embezzlement of funds amounting to N33 billion, is reportedly making moves to evacuate and dispose of about 6,779metric tons of rice donated by the Chinese government for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons in

Oshiomhole, Timi Frank trade words over alleged $50m bribe

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Timi Frank, has accused the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, of allegedly collecting over $50m from different aspirants and candidates during the last primaries of the party. Frank said a large percentage of the money was paid to Oshiomhloe through proxies from

N5.8billion NEMA scam: Frank wants Osinbajo to resign within 7days or get impeached

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has given the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, seven (7) days to resign over his flagrant violation of the Constitution and the Public Procurement Act in the approval of N5.8billion as intervention funds for the North East in 2017. It

Even before Yusuf, NHIS was an agency steeped in fraud

Long before the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) made the headlines with the recent crisis surrounding its repeatedly suspended Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf, the Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF) raised an alarm on how monumental fraud, opacity, and impunity had become the culture of the agency, a PREMIUM TIMES report has disclosed. The annual report

Eight killed, women kidnapped, houses burnt in Boko Haram attack on IDP camp – UN

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and

How National Assembly mismanaged billions of Naira through illegal expenditures, fraud – Audit Report

About N3.5 billion was misappropriated in 2016 by the management of the National Assembly, an audit report has revealed. The monies were siphoned through various schemes such as failure to retire advances, financial documentation irregularities, excess payment for goods, controversial purchases and diversion of funds. These findings were contained in the 2016 annual audit report

Nigerian firm owned by Buhari’s billionaire in-law named in UK criminal conviction

Two former top executives of energy firm, Afren, were on Wednesday convicted after they were found guilty of money laundering offences in the United Kingdom. Osman Shahenshah and Shahid Ullah were found guilty of fraud and money laundering offences from which prosecutors said they personally received more than $17 million in a case involving Oriental