Buhari calls another governor

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday made a telephone call from London to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi. A government house statement issued in Lokoja said that Mr. Buhari, who made the call in the evening, interacted with the governor for a couple of minutes. The director general on media and strategy to the governor, Kingsley […]

INEC probe panel on N23b bribe: REC got N140m cash

hairman, commissioners meet today on 202 officials A Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), who completed his tenure on Friday, collected about N140million of the N23.29 billion 2015 election bribe, it was learnt at the weekend. A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) allegedly coordinated the bribe that has sparked a big scandal. There were other […]

Senate to start fresh fuel subsidy probe

The Senate on Sunday said it will probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and Independent Marketers over alleged irregularities in the subsidy fund. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Kabiru Marafa, said this while briefing journalists in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that Mr. Marafa noted that the NNPC has […]

ICPC discovers 25 houses, arms belonging to ex-Governor Yuguda’s aide

By Najib Sani, Bauchi The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, has discovered 25 houses and arms and ammunition belonging to Sanusi Mohammed, an aide to former Bauchi State governor, Isa Yuguda. Mr Mohammed (aka Sanusi Admin) was the personal assistant to Mr Yuguda between 2007 and 2015. A top official of […]

The untold story of embattled Peace Corps

At midnight, Tuesday, February 28, hours after the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, commissioned the new offices of the Peace Corps of Nigeria close to Jabi Lake, Abuja, men of the Nigerian Police Force, the military and the Department of State Services (DSS) raided the building. They arrested some 48 people, including Dickson […]

PERFORM OR BE FIRED, GOV SANI BELLO WARNS CONTRACTORS

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has warned all contractors handling the “Whole School Approach Renovation” scheme in some schools in the state to keep to the project specification or have the contract terminated. Irked by the poor quality of work, use of sub-standard building items and non-adherence to project specification in two of […]

Feasibility studies begin for Bagel dam in Bauchi

The Federal Government has commenced feasibility studies for the construction of the proposed multi-purpose Dam at Bagel village in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The site was officially handed over to officials of Vibro Engineering Ltd, the consultants and project managers of the project by the Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority (UBRBDA), […]