Former Bauchi Governor Isa to refund over N700m spent – Investigation Committee

TVC E. A Statement was released by Abubakar al-Sadique, Press Secretary to Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday on the fund the Former Bauchi Governor Isa Yuguda is to refund. "Former Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State and his former Permanent Secretary, Special Services Alhaji Abdu Ilelah, among others, are to refund various sums of money said to have been spent on security and other matters for which relevant certification are not available. The two are to refund sum of N716, 892, 500 being the amount claimed to have been spent on security in which all relevant certification and acknowledgements are not available while the former Bauchi State Accountant General under Malam Isa Yuguda Alhaji Adamu Umar Gokaru, former Auditor General; Alhaji Abdu Usman Aliyu and former permanent secretary, Special Duties, Abdu Aliyu Ilelah should be sanctioned for gross misconduct. These were the recommendation of the committee on the recovery of public...

EFCC summons Femi Fani-Kayode for questioning

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has officially invited a former Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Friday May 6, to appear at its headquarters in Abuja for questioning. In an earlier statement on Wednesday, May 4, Mr. Fani-Kayode had said that he was not hiding from the agency, in response to a media report that he was on the run. In a statement signed by his media aide, Jude Ndukwe, Mr. Fani-Kayode said he had informed his lawyers about the development, adding that he will honour the invitation and cooperate fully with the agency in the course of its investigation. “The letter of invitation was delivered to his Abuja home and he has responded promptly through his lawyers by assuring the EFCC that he would make himself available on Monday morning to assist in their investigations,” Mr. Ndukwe said. “This commission is investigating a case of criminal conspiracy, fraud and money laundering...

TODAY IN HISTORY

  2015 In response to terrorist dangers such as the January shootings at French satire magazine 'Charlie Hebdo', the French National Assembly passes a law to expand the government's surveillance powers; critics warn that the act will violate civil liberties 2014 Bayer strengthens its position in consumer healthcare after winning Merck's consumer-focused business unit at auction for $14.2 billion 2014 Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce company, files plans for a U.S. IPO; the offering is expected to be one of the largest in the U.S. and may raise more funding than the Facebook IPO in 2012 2013 Wal-Mart revenue exceeds that of Exxon Mobil, becoming the largest company by revenue on the Fortune 500 list 2013 In Rome, Italy, Giulio Andreotti, seven-time prime minister of Italy, dies at age 94 2012 More than 1,000 birds, mostly pelicans and hundreds of dolphins die off the coast in the north of Paru, under unexplained circumstances 2012 In the second round of the French presidential election Francois Hollande...

3 Nigerians nabbed, 8 policemen wounded in a violent drug raid

TVC E. Following growing complaints of Nigerian nationals peddling drug in the stretch between Byculla an d P D'Mello Road, and adjacent to railway tracks of Masjid and Sandhurst stations, the crime branch with over 70 officials raided the area on April 29. While they found 20 foreign nationals, only two were arrested and the remaining escaped. The operation left seven policemen injured after the foreign nationals pelted them with stones. The third Nigerian was arrested yesterday, May 4. READ ALSO: Four men were arrested with 1.5kg cocaine at O.R. Tambo International, South Africa The operation involved around 80 policemen from various crime branch units who had come together after receiving various reports of increased instances of foreigners peddling drugs in the area stretching from P D’Mello road to Byculla. "We had received reports that the foreign nationals roam around the area in big groups making it difficult for small police teams to nab them....

This fame thing is a scam – Funnybone

Funny bone fast-rising stand-up comedian, born Stanley Chibuna, better known as Funnybone, has said that celebrity and fame in Nigeria is a scam, adding that the same people who helped you to get to the top are likely to bring you down. the comedian took to his Twitter handle @iAmFunnyBone, to expressed his fears for the Nigerian entertainment industry. Here is what he tweeted; “I FEAR!!! Oh yes I fear. I fear because this whole FAME thingy is a SCAM. “It is a scam cause you enjoy it, feel fly, yet the reality is more like a silhouette. You only see it if you step aside and take a second look at yourself. (That’s if you ever remember). “Same people who cheer will boo. Same people you struggle to support will turn around and stab your back. The moment something goes wrong, they begin to ask… ‘wetin him take all him money do sef?’. “FAME!!! The...

FIFA to train over 200 Nigerian referees in Abuja

More than 230 Nigerian referees will be involved in this year’s FIFA Elite Member Association programme taking place between 16th and 20th of May in Abuja. The training will involve Nigeria’s 20 men and women FIFA referees, 17 elite National referees, 95 National referee assessors, 65 National physical fitness instructors and 35 non -FIFA women referees. Head of the NFF Referees Unit, Sani Zubair, says the programme will be supported by respected Nigerian instructors, Linus Mba, Calistus Chukwujekwu among others. ...

NNL shifts 2015/16 season by 21 days

The 2015/16 Nigeria National League season will no longer commence on Saturday, May 7th, as the league kick-off date has now been moved by another 21 days. This is because some clubs failed to meet the required registration deadline. A new date of 28th May, has now been set for the kick off of the new season. The adhoc committee of the NNL, under the chairmanship of NFF vice President, Seyi Akinwunmi, believes the change in date will not affect the competitiveness and scheduling of the league....

Senate shuts down for one week over PDP congresses

The Senate has shut down its activities for one week till May 12 in solidarity with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which is holding its executive congresses nationwide. But before that, a mild drama ensued on the floor of the chamber when Senate President, Bukola Saraki, temporarily appointed Senator Oluremi Tinubu as an acting Chief Whip of the Senate for about thirty minutes due to the absence of the occupant of the office, Senator Sola Adeyeye. Before the brief plenary ended, the Northern Senators Forum also clarified its statement on herdsmen and farmers clashes following an alleged media misrepresentation by a newspaper....

House of Reps orders IG to seal Kogi Assembly again

The House of Representatives has again directed the Inspector-General of Police to seal the Kogi State House of Assembly complex until the crisis rocking it is resolved. The legislators have also declared the directive given by the Attorney General of the Federation to the IGP to re-open the Assembly premises as a contravention of the Nigerian Constitution They have subsequently directed that the Justice Minister, Abubakar Danlami be reprimanded for standing against the law. Danlami was advised to withdraw his advice to the IGP with immediate effect. These resolutions were taken after the House adopted the four recommendations of its ad-hoc committee which investigated reasons behind the non compliance with its directive to the Police Chief to shut the Assembly complex in the wake of the crisis between two factions of the state legislators....

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