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IGP: Kidnapping of police officers very embarrassing

IGP: Kidnapping of police officers very embarrassing

Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police (IGP) has expressed sadness over the kidnapping of policemen in the country, describing it as “very embarrassing and annoying”. Amos Aliyu, a divisional police officer (DPO), was abducted by unknown gunmen in Munya local government area of Niger state, alongside his orderly. Before the Niger incident, Emmanuel Adeniyi, an

Malami says no need to bring Diezani to Nigeria for trial

Contrary to her wish, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, will not be brought back to Nigeria for trial as demanded by her, according to Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation. Malami said since she is already facing charges of money laundering in the United Kingdom, “it is important to face the charges

EFCC blocks ex-Minister Alison-Madueke’s offer to return to Nigeria for trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday successfully blocked an attempt by embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to return to Nigeria from London to face trial. Mrs. Alison-Madueke had fled to London shortly after she left office in May 2015, and has stayed away from the country since then. She later became an

EFCC confirms moves to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, on Wednesday confirmed that plans were in place to extradite a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Several Nigerians have called for her extradition from the UK, after different corruption allegations were levelled against her. Properties worth billions of Naira linked to her have since been forfeited to the federal government, many

Corruption: Groups mobilise to commence sit-out protests until IGP resigns

Civil Society Organisations under the aegis of Civil Society Advocacy Groups for Accountability and Probity has joined the call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Kpotum Idris to resign following his inability to provide convincing answers on the 120 billion Naira alleged bribe received from private individuals and corporations (including banks, international oil companies, top politicians

How Nigerian Embassy in Israel squandered N332 million, $493,111, in two years – Audit Report

The Nigerian embassy in Israel mismanaged funds totalling $493, 111 and another N331 million (N331,461,392) of the total revenue generated and received between 2013 and 2015, an audit report reviewed by PREMIUM TIMES reveals. The annual report of the Auditor-General of the Federation for the year ended 2015, said the embassy could not account for

Buhari cancels FEC meeting, receive report on SGF Lawal, DG NIA

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) failed to hold on Wednesday as scheduled as President Muhammadu Buhari used the opportunity to receive the report of the committee constituted to look into allegations of impropriety against suspended Secretary against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and the Director-General of the National

Baru to Pipeline Vandals: You are doing Harm to the economy

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru has appealed to oil pipeline hackers to desist from such nefarious act which according to him is not only harmful to the environment but equally hazardous to the pipeline vandals and the economy. Speaking while receiving a delegation of the Nigerian Environmental