The Oyo State government has decried a report that it has not paid its workers since the beginning of this year. It faulted The Cableng for carrying what it called a faulty survey about states with backlog of salaries. A statement yesterday by Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, ‘Toye Arulogun, said the state was shocked by reading the
The prosecution in the alleged false assets declaration trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki has challenged him to defend himself against the charges pending against him. Led by Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), the prosecution urged the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to reject a no-case submission made by Saraki and order him to enter defence in the case.
The Federal Government last night warned Nigerians against making statements capable of undermining the country’s peace and security. The warning came after the ultimatum issued by some youth groups in the North for the Igbo to leave by October or face a mass action. They also informed northerners living in the East to return
The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the forfeiture of $43,449,947 (about N13billion), N23, 218,000 million and £27,800 (about N10.6milion) cash found in Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. Justice Muslim Hassan ordered that the money be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government following the failure of anyone to claim
THE Federal Government has paid N375.8 million to 20 providers of useful information under the whistle-blower’s policy. The Director of Information, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mr. SalisuDambatta, said yesterday in Abuja that the money was paid with regard to the recovery of N11.6 billion. Dambatta said the payment was only on recovered
Another multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture, The Nation learnt yesterday. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies
Twenty exotic cars have been surrendered to the Federal Government by the son of a former Chief of Air Staff, who is facing trial for $2.1billion arms deal. More than five properties and over N2billion have been seized from the former Chief of Air Staff, who served in ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Three former Chiefs of Air