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Insecurity: Drug barons funding terrorists, bandits  – Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has attributed the lingering insecurity to the funding activities of drug barons who provide insurgents, bandits and kidnappers with arms and ammunitions in the country.  

Group backs call for EFCC, ICPC to probe Yahaya Bello

A Kogi State-based socio-political group under the auspices of Progressives Mandate Movement, PMM, has expressed support for the call for an investigation into alleged financial mismanagement and corruption against Governor Yahaya Bello.

COVID-19: Buhari, Osinbajo to receive vaccine Saturday – PTF

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, had disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are expected to receive first COVID-19 vaccine doses on Saturday.

Nigeria rules out elderly in first batch of COVID-19 vaccination, prioritises political elite

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo will pick dates on which they will be vaccinated publicly, with the first batch of Oxford/AstraZeneca...

FRSC seeks executive approval to bear arms

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said that the corps would require the executive approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to bear arms.

Cryptocurrencies, risky for Nigeria – ICPC Boss

The Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Bolaji Owasanoye, said virtual assets and cryptocurrencies are risky for implementation in Nigeria.

PGF Boss Lukman frowns at politicisation of Buhari’s anti-corruption war

The Director-General, Progressive Governors Forum, PGF, Dr Salihu Lukman has frowned at the manner in which judges take a long time to deliver judgements in corruption trials in the country. 

Lai Mohammed faults Transparency International, says rating not true reflection of anti-corruption agenda

The Federal Government has said Nigeria's low rating in the 2020 Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI) does not truly reflect the great strides...

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-Gov Yari’s money found in Zenith, Polaris banks

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the final forfeiture of former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari’s funds domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.

Court jails ex-High Court Registrar over N80m fraud 

A Federal High Court, sitting in Kaduna State, has sentenced a former Registrar of the Court, Joseph Etefia-Udoh, to four years imprisonment for laundering the sum of N80 million.

Corruption: ICPC releases guidelines for management of COVID-19 relief funds

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, says it has drawn up guidelines for the management of relief funds by the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on COVID-19 to prevent corruption. 

NDDC sends key officials on mandatory leave as forensic audit begins

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, said it had sent some key officials on mandatory leave, pending the conclusion and outcome of the ongoing forensic audit of the commission.

Prof. Akanbi appointed Kwara varsity Vice-Chancellor

Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara has approved the appointment of Prof. Mustapha Mohammed-Akanbi as substantive Vice Chancellor of the State University, Malete.

Court slams ICPC over ‘shoddy prosecution’ of ex-Customs boss, Dikko

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, frowned at the manner the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, was prosecuting the former Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Abdullahi Dikko.

NIMC suspends staff for allegedly running private company

The National Identity Management Commission, NIMC, has suspended a staff, Jamila Muhammad, over alleged gratification and abuse of office.

Alleged $620,000 fuel subsidy scam: Farouk Lawan shuns court for 3 consecutive times 

A former Chairman of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on investigation into fuel subsidy regime, Farouk Lawan, on Thursday, failed to appear before an FCT High Court Apo for the third time, to open his defence in his trial for an alleged infraction in the fuel subsidy regime.

ICPC recovers N77bn assets in 2019

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, has said that it has recovered assets worth N77bn in 2019.

ICPC Recruitment: 376,631 jostle for 220 jobs – Official 

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, said it has received over 376,631 applications to fill in 220 available positions in its ongoing recruitment.

Stop avoiding audit if you’re clean, Buhari dares public office holders

President Muhammadu Buhari says no one in government should be afraid of audit if they have done the right thing, saying public servants must see audit as a means of improving their performance.

Kogi commissioner bags 19-year imprisonment over fraud

A former commissioner for agriculture in Kogi State, Zacchaeus Atte, has been convicted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, over misappropriation of funds.

ICPC declares Kebbi Rep Koko Mohammed wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences, ICPC, had declared the lawmaker representing Maiyama/Koko/Basse Federal Constituency in the House of Assembly, Shehu Koko-Mohammed wanted for failure to appear before the commission.

Buhari directs ICPC to go after public institutions yet to comply with IPPIS

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Independent Corrupt and related Practice Commission, ICPC, to beam its searchlight on public institutions that are yet to comply with the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, in the country.

Buhari seeks speedy passage of Special Crimes Court Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja called on the National Assembly to fast-track the passage of the Special Crimes Court Bill.

N12.9bn padded as personnel cost by MDAs uncovered

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has disclosed that it has discovered N12 billion padded into the personnel cost of some...

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