Arms deal scandal: EFCC rounds up case against Metuh

[caption id="attachment_7082" align="alignleft" width="300"] Olisa Metuh in Court[/caption] TVC E, NEWS - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has closed it's case against the National publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party Olisa Metuh, with its eight and last witness giving an indepth testimony about how Metuh tore his statement during investigation. Junaid Sa'id, a detective with the commission, also revealed how Metuh diverted the sum of fifth million naira, out of the four hundred million naira, meant for security services, to his personal use.‎ Our Correspondent reports that it is a clean shaven Metuh who appears in the court Tuesday as the EFCC rounds up it case against him While testifying earlier, the witness, Junaid Sa'id revealed how Metuh had destroyed his statement during investigation by the anti-graft agency The witness claims Metuh had written in the destroyed document, that the monies he received from the Office of the NSA was for campaign...

Osinbajo assures EITI of accountability in oil sector

[caption id="attachment_9837" align="alignleft" width="300"] EITI logo[/caption] TVC E, NEWS - Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has assured that transparency is one of the critical pillars of President Mohammadu Buhari’s Administration, with particular emphasis on the extractive Industry. Osinbajo made this clarification when he received a delegation from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) at the Presidential Villa Abuja. State House Correspondent Mariah reports that it is the first major assignment since Professor Yemi Osinbajo's stepped in as acting President relieving temporarily, President Muhammadu who is on a six day vacation. While receiving a delegation from EITI, Osinbajo restates the stand of his Principal on accountability and transparency Indeed he assures his visitors that one of the objectives this administration has set for the nation is to ensure judicious use of the country's resources It is an opportunity for the Incoming Chairman of EITI to make his observations on the restructuring of NNPC, and other developments in the...

Customs boss, Finance Minister bicker over remuneration

[caption id="attachment_9833" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kemi Adeosun, Finance minister[/caption] TVC E, NEWS - Should the officers of the Nigeria Customs Service earn more salaries due to the huge monies they generate for the country daily? This was the subject of a heated debate between Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun and the Comptroller General of the Customs, Hamid Ali, during the 2016 budget defence of the ministry of Finance at the National Assembly. Ali had while defending the budget of the Customs asked for a huge raise in the remuneration of Customs officials so as to reduce corruption especially due to the huge revenue they encounter daily The Minister of Finance had objected to the request arguing that Customs are underperforming and deserve no raise. Chairman Senate Committee on Finance, Senator John Enoh, later resolved the issue by urging all parties to calm down as they hope the presidency will resolve the issue urgently. Previous customs Comptroller Generals were...

Court stands down Nnamdi Kanu trial

TVC E. The Federal High Court today, February 9, stood down the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu “I am sorry the case has been stood down for other matters to be attended to,” Tsoho said. Kanu went into the courtroom on handcuffs, a rare sight as prison officials always remove handcuffs from accused persons in the premises before they are allowed into the court rooms. Kanu’s lawyer pleading with him to let his handcuff be removed but alas when the officials came to remove it, he refused. He was also denied bail on submissions that would escape trial being in possession of a British passport and that the allegations against him are grave and a threat to national security. The judge added that the rights of an individual does not supersede the peace and security of a nation. Kanu’s lawyer, Chuks Muoma had asked the court to release...

Alleged EFCC investigation of Okonjo-Iweala: Media headlines are misleading and untrue

TVC E. Some media reports alleging that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating a former Minister of Finance,Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, “are misleading and untrue,” her Media Adviser, Mr.Paul Nwabuikwu,has said. He started by saying, 'We want to clarify that some of the media reports alleging that the EFCC is investigating former Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, are misleading and untrue.' This is clear from eye witness accounts of the Budget 2016 presentation by the EFCC at the House of Representatives and gaps in the reported stories. The headlines are a misrepresentation of what the EFCC Chairman actually said during the event. While the headlines claimed that the EFCC Chairman, in response to a question by an APC, member Hon Razak Atunwa, stated that Dr Okonjo-Iweala is under investigation, the actual words quoted in the same reports told a very different story. His words: “Very soon we will go into the...

UN Official urges abortion right upheld in Zika outbreak

TVC E. The United Nations Human Rights watch under the chairmanship of Zeid Al’Hussein on Monday in Geneva has called on affected countries with the Zika Virus to make available sexual and reproductive health counselling to women and uphold their right to terminate pregnancies. The commissioner Al’Hussein said, in a statement that laws and policies that restrict women access to these services must be urgently reviewed in line with human rights obligations. He also said, that this has become necessary in order to ensure any affected woman the right to health for all in practice. This is because the virus has been found to be harmful to kids, it leads to babies being born with small heads and birth defects the medical term is microcephaly. The United States of America Centre for Disease Control & Prevention states that microcephaly is linked to Seizures Developmental delay, such as problems with speech or other developmental milestones (like sitting, standing, and walking) Intellectual disability...

Ciara sues Future for criticizing her as a mother

TVC E. The music star Ciara have decided to sue Future her former fiancé and baby daddy a whooping sum of $15,000,000 for allegedly painting her as a bad mother to the world. Ciara is reportedly suing for slander and libel and she wants all Future’s nasty tweets about her deleted. She also wants him blocked from saying anything about private family matters regarding baby Future. The battle between Ciara and Future has dragged on for quite a while and has been largely publicized on social media. In the suit, Ciara points out that she’s pissed about Future’s Twitter rant where he said, “This b*tch got control problems … I gotta go through lawyers to see baby future … the f***ery for 15k a month.” ...

HISTORY TODAY

TVC E. Today is the 40th day of 2016. There are 326 days left in the year 1801: Peace of Luneville between Austria and France marks virtual destruction of Holy Roman Empire. 1825: US House of Representatives elects John Quincy Adams president after no candidate received a majority of electoral votes. 1909: Germany recognises France’s special interests in Morocco. 1941: German troops under Gen Erwin Rommel cross from Italy to North Africa in World War II. 1943: The World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the south-west Pacific ends with an American victory over Japanese forces. 1964: The Beatles make their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1971: Earthquake near Los Angeles kills at least 64 people. 1989: One woman is shot and killed and six people are injured in violence during Jamaica’s election. 1990: Kenyan Foreign Minister Robert Ouko is found slain at his family farm before he was to have presented a report...

Veteran yoruba actor, Arakangudu is dead

TVC E. The top and popular Nollywood actor Sikiru Adeshina A K A Arakangudu is dead. The great actor died yesterday 8th February of cardiac arrest. The baritone-voiced actor who practiced his trade in the Yoruba genre of Nollywood is known for his portrayal of herbalists and armed robbers. He was also a movie producer and has produced many award-winning movies, among them Iya Oko Bournvita, Agba Osugbo, Aje Olokun, Ogbologbo, Ilu Gangan. He was also a movie director and directed a couple of movies. His remains according to a source was will be moved to his home town in Osogbo, Capital of Osun State for burial this morning. May he rest in peace! ...

Sound Sultan responds to fan’s insult over Omotola Jalade Ekeinde

TVC E - The 'Kokose' crooner, Sound Sultan responded to a fan who took shots at him on his Instagram page when he had just sent a birthday greeting to Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. Sultan gave him a subtle but stern response. See conversation below: Sound Sultan is one of Nigerian music artistes who actively participates in this environment where the gap between local and international musicians is bridged. Sound Sultan will always stand to anything. ...

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