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Buhari campaign: Frank alleges plot to withdraw $3.5bn from CBN

Buhari campaign: Frank alleges plot to withdraw $3.5bn from CBN

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused the presidency of plot to withdraw the sum of $3.5bilion from the Central Bank of Nigeria to fund the 2019 reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari. Frank in a statement in Abuja, said the whooping sum represents the amount

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

Governments, businesses, CSOs renew commitment to fight corruption at TI conference

The 18th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, has opened with a renewed commitment to anti-corruption action from national governments, international organizations and multinational corporations at the end of the opening day. Following a high-level event organized by conference co-hosts DANIDA, the Danish development cooperation agency, more than 45 national governments, businesses and organizations have

Certificate forgery: Why we prosecute Adeleke, spare Adeosun – Poilce

The police will on October 31 arraign the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in the recent Osun State election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, for alleged examination malpractice, criminal conspiracy, and impersonation. The police also accused the senator of presenting a forged birth certificate, stating that in his National Examination Council 2017 result obtained by detectives, he