Gen. defends $1.89b spent on equipment Lawyers decry Senate’s plot against Magu FOR hours yesterday, detectives grilled former Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah over a multi-billion naira arms procurement during his tenure. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is probing the over $1,891,809,299.1

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THE Oyo State government will install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras in strategic locations across the state, Governor Abiola Ajimobi said yesterday. The move, the governor said, would place Oyo among the league of states and communities under the “safe city project”. Ajimobi spoke in Ibadan, the state capital, when he hosted the

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The Federal Government has accused former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki of making N1.2billion transactions in one day without explaining what the deals were about. Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed told reporters in his Oro hometown in Kwara State that releasing Dasuki and Shi’ite leader Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

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A former commissioner in Osun State, Mudashiru Hussein, was elected yesterday as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Osun West Senatorial District’s July 8 by-election. He polled 2,412 of the 2,413 votes cast in the party’s primary held at the De Distinguished Event Centre on the outskirts of Osogbo in Egbedore Local Government

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A mortgage firm has returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the N500 million said to be part of the Paris Club refund kept with it by a governor. The EFCC is probing the London-Paris Club refund following allegations that some governors are misapplying the cash. The Federal Government agreed to the refund to

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The House of Representatives has stated the condition under which its members would appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the alleged padding of last year’s budget. The invitation of its members over the alleged N284 billion budget padding should be routed through Speaker Yakubu Dogara, it said in a letter

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Senate President Bukola Saraki was yesterday at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) cleared of the false assets declaration charge preferred against him. Upholding Saraki’s “no-case submission”, the tribunal said the prosecution failed to discharge the burden of proof placed on it under the law. In a unanimous ruling, the two-man tribunal held that

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