EFCC Officials Shared Recovered PropertyThrough Corruption- Senate Reveals

EFCC Officials Shared Recovered PropertyThrough Corruption- Senate Reveals

The Senate has described as herculean the investigation of the sacked Chairman of Presidential Task force on Pensions Reforms, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, disclosing that over 222 houses recovered by the EFCC have been allegedly shared by the EFCC officials. Raising through order 42 and 43, Senator Emmanuel Paulker, Chairman of Federal establishment pointed that the Committee which was set up barely a month now ran into trouble in the course of investigating the embattled Pension…

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Malami Is A Blatant Lier, I Didn’t Collect N5 Billion Monthly From Maina – Jonathan

Malami Is A Blatant Lier, I Didn’t Collect N5 Billion Monthly From Maina – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the reported statement by Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, claiming he benefited illicitly from the pension fund under Abdulrasheed Maina’s supervision, saying it was all “a blatant lie”. He said there was no truth to the reports that he was paid N5 billion monthly from the pension fund. His media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, stated this in Abuja on Saturday while reacting to the…

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If Need Be I May Contest For Governor Again Or Senate Come 2019- Kalu

If Need Be I May Contest For Governor Again Or Senate Come 2019- Kalu

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has revealed two political positions he may be contesting for come 2019 general elections. The former Governor, who ruled Abia for eight years, said he may re-contest the position if the need be, adding that there’s no law restricting him. Kalu, who spoke in an interview with Arise TV, also revealed that nothing will stop him from running for the senate position he has tried three…

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Apeare Before Us Or Face Arrest- Senate Warns IGP Ibrahim Idris

Apeare Before Us Or Face Arrest- Senate Warns IGP Ibrahim Idris

The ongoing Senate probe into various allegations against the Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris was stalled on Wednesday, following the inability of the Police Boss to appear before the committee. Senate, however, insisted that the IGP must appear next Tuesday. Senator Isah Hamman Misau (Bauchi Central), had accused IGP Idris of unduly promoting officers of the Police Force and also extorting money from Commissioners of Police before posting. Misau also accused Idris of extorting money…

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Non-Payment Of Salary: Senators Donate To Feed Kogi Civil Servants

Non-Payment Of Salary: Senators Donate To Feed Kogi Civil Servants

Some Nigerian senators have donated no fewer than 1,200 bags of rice to civil servants in Kogi state to alleviate their sufferings. . This was made known to Journalists on Wednesday by the senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye According to Melaye, the donations were made in response to his clarion call on his colleagues to assist in cushioning the effect of hardship the civil servants who were yet-to-be paid their…

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Sack Interior Minister And Maina Now- Senate Mandates Buhari

Sack Interior Minister And Maina Now- Senate Mandates Buhari

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday mandated President Muhammadu Buhari to bring those behind the reinstatement of the former chairman of Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina,‎ to book without further delay. The lawmakers mentioned the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami as well as the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, as being behind the development. They are consequently demanding for their immediate sack. Members of the Red Chambers…

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David Mark Speaks For The First Time On The Floor Of The 8th Senate

David Mark Speaks For The First Time On The Floor Of The 8th Senate

Immediate-past President of the Senate, David Mark, on Wednesday, spoke on the floor for the first time in two years and four months. This is the first time he is speaking on the floor of the Senate since the 8th National Assembly was inaugurated on the 9th of June, 2017. Mark spoke, when his only bill sponsored in two years, was read for the second time. Its titled “A Bill for an Act to Establish…

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Senate Under Pressure To Drop NNPC $25 Billion Contract Probe

Senate Under Pressure To Drop NNPC $25 Billion Contract Probe

The Senate has postponed the commencement of its planned investigation into the alleged award of $25 billion worth of contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).C Following the allegation of abuse of due process made by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, against the NNPC Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, the Senate resolved to investigate the matter. The upper chamber also resolved to investigate Baru over alleged insubordination and abuse of…

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Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently appoint a separate minister for the ministry of power due to critical challenges facing the sector. The senator said the current minister, Babatunde Fashola is overwhelmed by functions in other ministerial portfolios. The Senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Mustapha Bukar on the need for the Ministry of Power under Fashola to limit its role to general policy making rather than choking and preventing…

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Buhari Is An Amateur In Making Appointments- Dino Melaye

Buhari Is An Amateur  In Making Appointments- Dino Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye has noted that there are so many square pegs in round holes in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. Melaye said Buhari’s selections were synonymous to someone wearing oversized shoes, adding that there were lots of nepotism in the President’s appointments. In an interview with Vanguard, Melaye, a chieftain of the ruling party, said, “Let me tell you, in this government, we have square pegs in round holes. “You cannot give carpentry work…

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