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EFCC trying to cook up allegations against me, I’m ready for them – Dino Melaye

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Senator Dino Melaye has alleged that the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, was plotting to cook up allegations against him. The outspoken Senator made the claim via his twitter handle @dino_melaye, where he noted that he had credible information that the commission had already started carrying out forensic investigations on all his bank accounts. He, however, pointed out that ...

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I’ve not borrowed money to execute projects – Okorocha

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State says he has not borrowed any money to execute ongoing projects in the state. Okorocha made the disclosure in a statement signed and issued to reporters, in Owerri, on Friday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo. “I was able to fund such projects following my unconventional style of administration that has blocked ...

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Why judge withdrew from Fani-Kayode’s corruption trial

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Justice Muslim Hassan of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Friday declined further hearing of the case involving former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf over a N4.7 billion fraud levelled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Mr. Hassan ordered that the case file be returned to the Chief ...

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Fayose: Obasanjo; father of corruption

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For attempting to extricate himself from the web of $1.09 billion Malabu oil deal, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has come under scathing attacks from Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose. Fayose, in his second tirade against Obasanjo in two weeks, described the former President as “the father of corruption in Nigeria who sits on stolen wealth and lacks moral rights to ...

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Customs Uniform Saga: Senate Walks Out Hameed Ali

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Col Hameed Ali (Customs boss) walked out of senate for not wearing uniform. The running feud between the Senate and Customs boss, Colonel Hameed Ali shows no sign of abating. He was summoned to appear at the senate today wearing his uniform. He refused to do so and appeared together with Senator Ita Enang (Senior Special Assistant to the President ...

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EFCC job: I will fight to finish – Magu

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Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has vowed to continue fighting corruption whether he is confirmed headof the anti-graft agency or not. The Senate on Wednesday rejected the nomination of Magu, anchoring its reason on a report from the Department of State Services (DSS). Magu was said to have ‘failed integrity test.’ But speaking ...

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Buhari Should Expose Treasury Looters – Obasanjo

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday charged President Muhammadu Buhari to expose treasury looters and prosecute the culprits. He also counselled the citizens to mount pressure on the leaders to provide good governance. The octogenarian, who spoke yesterday at the third Biennial International Conference of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ibadan on “Polity debacle and the burden of being in ...

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Magu: Ezekwesili mocks Buhari

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A former Minister of Education and Co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls Group, Obiageli Ezekwesili, has added her voice to the ongoing debate over the rejection of Ibrahim Magu as Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by the Senate. He described it as a national disgrace. Magu was for the second time rejected by the senate on ...

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Mercy Johnson speaks on appointment as Governor Bello’s Senior Special Assistant

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Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, has promised to serve the people of Kogi State with her wealth of experience, after she was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Entertainment, Arts and Culture by Governor Yahaya Bello. She was appointed along with 62 others on Tuesday. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, she wrote: “I am gratified with the official notification reaching me ...

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I’ll Not Contest against Buhari in 2019- Okorocha

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has vowed never to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections. Okorocha was speaking during a breakfast meeting with journalists in the state at his private residence in Owerri on Tuesday. “I will never run against President Buhari but would continue to support him in the overall interest of the nation, especially ...

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