NIPR: It’s Criminal Offence To Appoint Spokespersons Without Certification

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) says it is a criminal offence to appoint spokespersons without certification in public relations. The organisation has also threatened to take legal action against public and private organisations that fail to appoint public relations professionals as spokespersons. A statement by Stanley Ogadigo, NIPR Public Relations Officer, issued on […]

HURIWA Demands Buhari Impeached For Suspending Onnoghen

However, a statement by Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and Miss Zainab Yusuf, the National Coordinator and National Media Affairs Director of HURIWA, respectively, quoted Section 292 of the Nigerian Constitution which does not expressly distinguishe between “temporary removal (suspension) from a permanent removal (sack)”. According to the provisions of the 1999 Constitution, the CJN can only […]

Breaking News:EFCC Arrests 9 Yahoo Boys, Recover Cars (Picture)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested nine suspected internet fraudsters in Abuja. A statement on Wednesday by the acting spokesman of EFCC, Mr. Tony Orilade, said the suspects were cooperating with the commission and would be charged after the conclusion of investigations. It noted that the suspects were arrested by the Advance […]

$8.1bn Refund: MTN Opted For Out-of-Court Settlement​

MTN Nigeria Communications Limited has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to further adjourn the hearing in the suit it filed to challenge the $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded from it by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The $1.8bn demand by the CBN followed alleged forex remittances infraction by MTN. MTN’s lead counsel Wole Olanipekun told […]

SaharaReporters Floors Saraki At Appeal Court… N4bn Judgement Overturned

The Court of Appeal in Ilorin, Kwara State, has nullified the lower court’s judgment that awarded a N4billion cost as sum of damages against SaharaReporters and its founder, Omoyele Sowore, in a suit between the two and Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President. On Tuesday, the Appeal Court set aside the judgment of Justice A.S. Oyinloye […]

Senate Commenced Investigation Into N23bn Failed Road Project

The Senate Committee on Works has commenced investigation into the N23 billion failed Ibadan-Ilorin road project. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Kabiru Gaya, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. Gaya said the committee got to know of the development during its oversight of […]

Group Approached Court Over Atiku’s ‘Unpaid’ Personal Income Taxes

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CCPM) has approached a court to demand the 2015 and 2016 tax receipts of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP). The group had made a request to the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Abuja on November 16, citing Section 1(1) and […]

Reps Probe $1bn Arms Procurement, Demand Release Of Dead Soldiers’ Names

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, began investigation into the 1 billion dollar appropriated for procurement of arms and equipment in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East. The lawmakers also demanded that the Nigerian Army should, after due consultations with families of soldiers killed in the Nov. 18, insurgents’ attack in Metele […]

Reps Ordered Buhari To Sack NEMA DG For ‘Embezzling Over N33billion’

The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Mustapha Maihaja as Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for allegedly mismanaging more than N33 billion. The lower chamber had inaugurated an ad hoc committee to probe NEMA’s operations under Maihaja; and when it turned in its report on Thursday, it recommended […]

Corruption: PDP Urges NIA, DSS, Interpol to Track Oshiomhole

November 8, 2018 Press Statement Corruption: PDP Urges NIA, DSS, Interpol to Track Oshiomhole …Mocks APC For Habouring Corrupt Persons The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) charges the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and INTERPOL to help track down the factional National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, believed to be on the run […]

2019 Presidency: Al-Mustapha Blasted Military For Failure To Submit Certificate

The presidential candidate of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Hamza Al-Mustapha, has also blamed the Military for his failure to submit academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country are expected to submit certain documents, including their academic credentials to INEC. But Al-Mustapha, a […]

Breaking News :Usman Yusuf, Executive Secretary Of NHIS, Has Been Suspended.

Usman Yusuf, a professor and Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has been suspended. A source very close to the NHIS told SaharaReporters on Thursday that the suspension was ordered by the NHIS board chaired by Dr. Enyantu Ifenne, a paediatrician with an impressive track of academic, professional and public advocacy accomplishments. […]

Breaking News: Court Grants Fayose N50m Bail

Ayodele Fayose, former Governor of Ekiti State, has been granted bail in the sum of N50 million. His second appearance before the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Wednesday, lasted less than 30 minutes. He was also asked to provide a surety who must have landed property in Lagos. The guarantor is also […]

Ibori LostAppeal Against UK Graft Conviction

James Ibori, a former Governor of Delta State, who was jailed in Britain for laundering tens of millions of dollars in stolen public funds, through British banks and properties, has lost an appeal against his conviction in London. According to NAN, he lost the appeal against his conviction on Wednesday. He had pleaded guilty in […]

EFCC Operatives Trail Fayose​

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC) operatives are already trailing Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to prevent his alleged escape bid. Barely 24 hours to Fayose’s exit, the anti-graft agency’s operatives were yesterday at Akure airport, when the governor and his wife boarded a flight to Abuja. Another set of operatives closed up on the […]

Assets Declaration: FG Files Charges Against Ekweremadu, Akpan

The Federal Government has charged the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu , and Senator Bassey Akpan , who represents Akwa Ibom North- East Senatorial District in Akwa Ibom State, with offences bordering on their alleged refusal and negligence to declare their assets to the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property. Ekweremadu […]

EFCC Sets Up Special Team To Probe Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has set up a special team to grill the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose. The Governor will lose his immunity in a matter of few days. This will give the EFCC the constitutional right to arrest, detain and prosecute him. Fayose had already been invited by […]

Police Arrested Fake EFCC Fraudster

The Nigeria Police Force have arrested one Paschal Ugwu, who allegedly disguised to be an official of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for defrauding Wire-My-Cake Company of N805,000. Disclosing news of the arrest on Monday, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, said Ugwu connived with Sodiq Ibrahim, a former employee of […]

We don’t have criminal case against Atiku – US

The United States Department of Justice has denied having any record that indicates that Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has a pending lawsuit in the US. In an email to our correspondent on Friday, a spokesperson for the US DOJ, Peter Carr said, “Thank you for reaching out to us. I have checked the […]

Breaking News :Court Order DSS To #10m Jones Abiri (Journalist)

The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to pay N10 million as compensation to Bayelsa-based journalist, Jones Abiri. Abiri was arrested by the DSS in 2016 on allegations bothering on national security, and eventually arraigned two years after, following public outrage on his prolonged detention. Giving his ruling […]

Divulged Emails Disclose How Shell’s Lies To Reps In 2012 About OPL 245

Anti-corruption groups are calling for an urgent inquiry into what would appear to be highly misleading statements made by Shell in evidence to an investigation by the 2012 Ad Hoc Committee of the House of Representatives into the corrupt OPL 245 oil bloc deal. In evidence to the Committee, Shell stated that that neither Shell […]