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A Monumental N200 Billion Fraud Uncovered By The House Ad Hoc Committee On Insurance

Over N200 billion fraudulent payments by insurance companies have been uncovered by the House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on Insurance. The Chairman of the committee, Honourable Adekunle Abdulkadir Akinlade, explained that this is a systemic fraud, involving over 120 MDAs and 40 insurance companies. Honourable Akinlade insists that those …

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PDP Raises Alarm, Warns FG that Mr. Fani-Kayode Must Not Die in EFCC Detention

Following his re-arrest in Lagos on Friday 21st October, over the N4.9b money laundering charges against him, the PDP raised alarm this morning that Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode’s re-arrest and detention by the EFCC is unlawful. And that it is a manifestation of the government’s “campaign of attrition against members of …

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Former Presidential Spokesman Reuben Abati Arrested By The EFCC

Former presidential spokesperson and widely-known newspaper columnist Reuben Abati were arrested on Monday by detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), SaharaReporters has learned. He was picked up in Abuja accused of receiving N50million from former NSA Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Also under arrest is the former minister …

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Former IGP Arase, Carted Away 24 Police Vehicles – 19 Cars Recovered, Including SUVs

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered an investigation into the purchase and distribution of vehicles by his predecessors. It was gathered that the probe was informed by the discovery that retiring officers, including former  IGs and Deputy Inspectors-General of Police, were in the habit of appropriating police vehicles …

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Senior advocates back Mahmoud, say arrested judges must quit

• Call For Suspension, Unnecessary, Hasty — CJN The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria has backed call by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Abubakar Mahmoud, saying arrested judges had to proceed on leave of absence, pending when they would be given a clean bill of health. The Body …

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ASUU Denounces Sexual Harassment Bill – Says ‘Sex-For-Marks Bill’ Is A Violation Their Rights

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says the 2016 sexual harassment bill before the senate will undermine the autonomy of universities. Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the union, said this at a public hearing on the bill, organised by the senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters. The …

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Budget Padding: Jibrin Challenges Suspension, Sues House Of Reps For N1 Billion In Damages

Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, a former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, has filed a fresh suit against the leadership of the House. Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin filed the suit at the Federal High Abuja on Friday shortly after he withdrew the one of August 9 challenging plans to stop his …

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Hameed Ali Sacks 29 Senior Customs Officers

Hameed Ali, the comptroller general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed 29 senior officers for acts of gross misconduct. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr Wale Adeniyi said this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, the dismissed officers were among 44 senior officers …

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The Judge On The Run Has Finally Surrendered Herself To The EFCC

Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, one of the six judges invited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to face interrogation over allegations of money laundering and bribery, reported herself to the anti-graft agency on Thursday evening. It would be recalled that the embattled judge was invited for questioning on Tuesday, …

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The Much Anticipated Whistle-Blower Bill Has Passed Second Reading At The Senate

The senate on Wednesday referred bills seeking to protect whistle-blowers and witnesses to its committee on judiciary. The upper legislative chamber voted overwhelmingly for the bills to pass second reading. The bills, entitled ‘An Act to protect persons making disclosures for public interest’ and ‘An Act to provide for the …

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