Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha yesterday dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as no threat to the All Progressives Congress (APC). “PDP is a non issue; we don’t even care about that. We defeated them when they were in power, so what is different when we are now in power?” Okorocha, who is also APC Governors Forum Chairman,
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday asked the National Assembly to approve a virement of N135.6billion for 14 Federal Ministries and the Office of the Secretary of Government of the Federation (OSGF). Osinbajo, in a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and dated July 18, 2017, said the virement was aimed
Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of a property on Banana Island, Lagos bought for $37.5m in 2013 by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Chuka Obiozor, a vacation judge, made the order yesterday following an ex parte application by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
Senators yesterday began moves to make the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) independent of the Economic and Financial Crimes Comission (EFCC). The Senate Committee on EFCC is to articulate a bill within four weeks for the immediate autonomy of NFIU, which is domiciled in the EFCC. The decision was taken after a debate on
A Bill which aims to separate the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) scaled first reading in the Senate yesterday. This is coming less than 24 hours after the upper chamber raised the alarm over the suspension of Nigeria by the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Unit.
Southwest supporters of ousted National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sherif, yesterday dumped the embattled party for the Mega Party of Nigeria (MPN). Led by a former PDP chairman in Ondo State, Mr Ebenezer Alabi, and the Director General of Omo Ilu Foundation, Otunba Leke Adekoya, the politicians told
Four hundred and ninety-eight Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the Nigerian military were yesterday sworn in into a six-month course preparatory to their retirement. The personnel, comprising 352 from the Army, 130 Air Force and 16 Navy, willspend the next six months at the Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre (NAFRC) in Oshodi to