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Sleaze hits $321m Abacha loot recovery as Malami creates ‘job for the boys’

Sleaze hits $321m Abacha loot recovery as Malami creates ‘job for the boys’

The celebrated imminent repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, has run into a storm with suspicious moves that may amount to “re-looting the loot” through the backdoor. The federal government had, between 2013 and 2014, used the services of Swiss lawyers, Enrico Monfrini and Christian Luscher, to recover the stolen

Over 200 killed in attacks across Northern Nigeria in November

Before the coming of the present administration, the major security challenge confronting the country was the menace of Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria including Abuja. Kidnapping was also on the rise, especially in the South-east and South-south regions. President Muhammadu Buhari during his swearing in, May 2015, promised Nigerians that his administration will tackle and

#EndSARS: Inspector General orders investigation into allegation of extortion against Kwara police spokesperson December 7, 2017Nicholas Ibekwe

The Inspector General of Police has ordered an investigation into an allegation of extortion against the public relations officer of the Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okesanmi, PREMIUM TIMES can reveal. Mr. Okesanmi confirmed the investigation to PREMIUM TIMES when contacted on phone. “The IG has ordered for an investigation and I might not want

Gwarzo, it’s time to face your allegations

By Chikwelu Chukwujindum There is no doubt that one of the biggest drawbacks to national development particularly in African countries south of the Sahara is the reckless and bare-faced conversion of public funds and property to personal use by public officials. In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nations, the challenge of rising to its full potential

Mainagate: 20 important questions SSS chief, AGF, HoS, others are yet to answer

On Thursday, principal officials who played one role or the other in the controversial return and reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina appeared before the House of Representatives Committee investigating the scandal. Mr. Maina went back to hiding after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered his sack and an investigation into his controversial return, The president’s directives followed public

‘Maina’s pension task team member’ disrupts hearing on reinstatement

A supposed member of the pension task team of Abdulrasheed Maina on Thursday disrupted the house of representatives hearing on his controversial reinstatement into the civil service. Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team, was accused of being involved in pension fraud running into billions. The “task team” member, sporting a face cap, stood abruptly

Many killed as suicide bomber targets Adamawa mosque during morning prayer

Many people were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, during morning prayers, Premium Times has reported. “As people converged on Massalacin Madina at Anguwan Shuwa to observe Subh (morning prayer), an unknown man rammed himself into the mosque with IEDs , killing many people. “As I

General secretly recorded threatening to ‘eliminate’ Buhari over defence contract

More facts have emerged on the ongoing court-martial of a brigadier-general in what insiders now call an “interesting drama”. Lym Hassan, who is the coordinator of peace keeping at the ministry of defence, was secretly recorded allegedly threatening to “eliminate” President Muhammadu Buhari over a defence contract. He was arraigned before the military court on

11 people shot dead in Plateau

Eleven people where Tuesday night shot dead by gunmen along Rim, Riyom Local Government Area of northern Plateau State. The Police Public Relations Office of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview Wednesday morning. “Eleven people who were returning from a weekly village market of