FG Explains Why Sacked Ex Pension Boss Was Reinstated Despite Fraud Case

FG Explains Why Sacked Ex Pension Boss Was Reinstated Despite Fraud Case

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has explained why the federal government reinstated a sacked civil servant despite a pending corruption trial. Premium Times had on Friday reported how controversial chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, was secretly recalled to the service and promoted to head a directorate in the Interior ministry. Mr. Maina was in 2013 declared wanted by the Nigeria’s anticorruption agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,…

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Fayose Mocks Buhari For Reinstating Indicted Ex Pension Boss Into Civil Service

Fayose Mocks Buhari For Reinstating Indicted Ex Pension Boss Into Civil Service

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for reabsorbing the wanted ex-Chairman of the defunct Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, despite being indicted for allegedly perpetrating fraud to the tune of N2bn. Maina is expected to run for governor of Borno State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress. In his reaction, however, Fayose, who is also under probe by the EFCC, said…

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We Are Still Looking For Ex-Pension Refund Boss Maina – EFCC

We Are Still Looking For Ex-Pension Refund Boss Maina – EFCC

The former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, is still on its wanted list for his alleged role in pensions biometric scam in the office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to the tune of N2bn, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said.. This is despite reports that Maina had returned to Nigeria and had been reabsorbed into the civil service and promoted. The spokesman for the EFCC, Mr….

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Buhari Directs MDAs To Compile Names Of Looters for Publication

Buhari Directs MDAs To Compile Names Of Looters for Publication

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed relevant ministries, departments and agencies to compile documents on names of public officials from whom funds has been recovered so far. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) quoted the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as saying on Wednesday when he met with its representatives. Adetokunbo Mumuni, Executive Director of SERAP, said the directive by Buhari was in response to a court order by…

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Biafra: Jail DSS Director – Nnamdi Kanu’s Co-Defendant Begs Court

Biafra: Jail DSS Director – Nnamdi Kanu’s Co-Defendant Begs Court

Bright Chimezie, a man who was charged alongside the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, wants Director of the Department of State Services, DSS, in Akwa Ibom State jailed. Chimezie, in a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Uyo, the state capital, said the state DSS Director be sent to prison over his continued detention and for disobeying court order. He said his continued detention by the secret police…

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APC Government Is Sustained By Propaganda- Reno Omokri

APC Government Is Sustained By Propaganda- Reno Omokri

Former aide of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has taken a swipe at Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, who said Nigerians did not trust the immediate past administration. Adesina had said Nigerians did not protest against the hike in the price of fuel, because they trusted Buhari. But in a statement on Friday, Omokri said Adesina’s comment was a propaganda. He claimed that Nigerians did not protest against the fuel price hike by…

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Campaign: Buhari Has Spent $2bn On Second Niger Bridge- Osibanjo

Campaign: Buhari Has Spent $2bn On Second Niger Bridge- Osibanjo

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari has so far spent $2bn from the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) for the completion of the second Niger Bridge. He said this during the flag-off of the governorship campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Onitsha area of Anambra State. Restating the commitment of the Federal Government in developing infrastructure in the South East, Osinbajo said: “We are not…

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Nobody Should Beg Buhari Over Me- Sambo Dasuki Yells

Nobody Should Beg Buhari Over Me- Sambo Dasuki Yells

Former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has sent out words to his family members, relatives, associates and prominent Nigerians who are his friends not to beg President Muhammadu Buhari over his ongoing trial. ​This​ revelation was made ​to our correspondent​ by a source close to Dasuki. ​Speaking on the ex-NSA as he nears two years in government custody, the source replied: “Well, you all know what is happening. He has been granted bails…

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This Man Is A Satan- Asari Dokubo Calls Out At Buhari

This Man Is A Satan- Asari Dokubo Calls Out At Buhari

A former Niger Delta militant’s leader, Asari Dokubo, has described President Muhammadu as a “satan” for neglecting people of the region. The former Niger Delta warlord lamented that oil has polluted rivers in the area and turned youths into sand diggers, yet the government is doing nothing about it. In a video he shared on Facebook, the ex-militant leader said, “You know we are Ijaw people. Look at our river, see the pollution inside. Look…

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EFCC Files Application To Take Over Patience Jonathan’s Properties

EFCC Files Application To Take Over Patience Jonathan’s Properties

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, filed an application before an Abuja Federal High Court seeking to take over assets belonging to Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation owned by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. In an ex-parte motion that was signed by its lawyer, Mr. Benjamin Manji, EFCC applied for an order of interim attachment/forfeiture of assets and properties of the foundation in Abuja. It specifically prayed the court to grant it…

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