A Federal High Court judge, Okon Abang, on Monday, revealed the roles two Nigerian banks played in the N2 billion pension fraud perpetrated by a former chairperson of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.
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Twelve students arrested for Internet fraud have been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment each by the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu.
They were arraigned before Justice I.M. Buba on charges bordering on forgery, impersonation and obtaining money from unsuspecting … Read the rest
The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, said he has been receiving death threats from high profile Nigerians since taking office.
Bawa explained that it is about the fight against corruption.
He said this on … Read the rest
Bola Ahmed Tinubu & Abdullahi Ganduje
On Sunday, the All Progressives Congress National Leader, Bola Tinubu, commended Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for his efforts in strengthening anti-corruption institutions. The efforts, of course, were tied to the office building of the Kano State Public Complaints and … Read the rest
First of all, let me put my cards on the table: I am a friend of the Niger Delta region. Some of my dearest buddies come from that region. Chief Edwin Clark is like a father-figure to me; a mentor, … Read the rest
IN The Emperor’s Tomb, Joseph Roth chronicles the decay of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, writing that at the very end of the empire, even the street-lights longed for dawn so that they could be extinguished.
The undercurrent of modern Nigeria, where … Read the rest
Recently, in the course of the House of Representatives’ probe of the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), when the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was being interrogated, he imputed that majority of the contracts … Read the rest
President Muhammadu Buhari
By Azuka Onwuka
Even though the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has never been known to be assertive or forceful or in a hurry to achieve results, the impression one gets these days from him is that he has … Read the rest
By Tayo Oke
At first, I resisted the temptation to comment on the N80bn (US$206 million) embezzlement or “corruption” probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission and its ‘acting’ Managing Director, Prof Daniel Pondei, who theatrically ‘slumped’ during questioning in … Read the rest
President Muhammadu Buhari
The seeds of the current travails of President Muhammadu Buhari’s war against corruption were sowed, perhaps inadvertently, from the inception of the administration in 2015. They did not, however, emanate from any lack of sincerity on the part of the … Read the rest