Month: July 2021

EFCC detains, interrogates Saraki over misappropriation of funds

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is presently quizzing a former president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, over alleged misappropriation of public funds and money laundering. Saraki, who arrived at the EFCC office around 2pm today, is still being interrogated presently. Our correspondent could not confirm if he would be detained overnight. A senior …

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Rachel Oniga, Veteran Nollywood Actress, ‘Is Dead’

  Rachel Oniga, a highly respected Nollywood actress, is dead, according to reports. Reports of her death filtered in on Saturday morning and Bimbo Oshin, also a notable name in the movie industry, posted the news on Instagram page. “Heaven has just gained another beautiful soul. Aunty Racheal. Ha!” she wrote on Instagram. Samklef, a …

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Hushpuppi: Kyari risks dismissal, criminal prosecution, says PSC

  The Police Service Commission has said it will determine the fate of the Commander of the IGP  Intelligence Response and Monitoring Team, Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud. The commission also noted that Kyari might face dismissal or …

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COVID-19 Third Wave: FG Warns States, Parties Over Political Events

  The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), has raised the alarm over an escalation of infections in the country. This is as a result of the recent confirmation of more cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in several states and the continued rising number of infections and hospitalization across the country. The Secretary …

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Rosatom And DP World Sign A Cooperation Agreement

On July 23, at the Arctic Day, which took place in St. Petersburg (Russia), a Cooperation Agreement was signed between Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) and DP World Corporation, a global leader in integrated digital logistics. The document was signed by ROSATOM Director General Alexey Likhachev and Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and …

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Hushpuppi: Lawyers group wants EFCC, FBI to take over Abba Kyari’s probe

  A civil society organisation, Coalition of Public Interest Lawyers & Advocates, says that the Nigeria Police Force should hand over the investigation of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This was contained in a statement issued by the lawyers on …

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Hushpuppi: US court orders arrest of DCP Abba Kyari

  The United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California has ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari. DCP Kyari is being wanted for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by suspect Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, and four others. The …

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Senate unravels facts on illegal diversion of N665.8b by AGF’s office

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has unraveled facts on how the Office of Accountant General of the Federation illegally diverted N665.8 billion from the Solid Mineral Development Funds and Stabilisation Funds to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Ministry of Power, Army, and others.   Investigations by the Senator Matthew Urhoghide-led committee showed that …

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Nigeria’s democracy challenged, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said there is a struggle for the heart and soul of the country. He disclosed this, yesterday, in Abuja during the presentation of the National Orientation Agency’s (NOA) five-year strategic plan (2021 to 2026) and review by select stakeholders from Ministries, Departments and Agencies, civil society and development partners.   …

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