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N2.5 billion DSO payment: Defendants kick against Lai Mohammed’s appearance in court

Defendants in the case of alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme, have countered application by the prosecution to present former Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, as a witness in court.

Lai Mohammed to appear in court over alleged N2.5 billion misuse

Lai Mohammed, the former Minister of Information and Culture, is to appear before a Federal High Court Abuja to explain his role in the alleged misapplication of N2.5 billion Federal Government Digital Switch-Over (DSO) programme.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Former minister Lai Mohammed fails to appear in court over N2.5 billion DSO payment

Lai Mohammed, former minister of information, on Wednesday, failed to appear before Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo Giwa of the Federal High Court, Abuja, to explain his role in the approval of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd, for the purpose of the Federal Government Digital Switch Over (DSO) project.

DSO: Minister approved N2.5 billion for Pinnacle – witness

The trial of the Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo, and three others has commenced before a Federal High Court in Abuja where a prosecution witness, Mrs Alheri Saidu, told the court how the Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed, gave approval for payment of N2.5billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd.

Minister approved payment of N2.5 billion to Pinnacle for digital switchover – witness

Mrs Alheri Saidu, a witness in the on-going trial of Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo, says the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, approved payment of N2.5billion to Pinnacle Communications Ltd.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

N2.5 billion fraud: NBC chief Modibbo Kawu arraigned, granted bail

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Thursday granted bail to the Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Modibbo Kawu.
Ish'aq Modibo Kawu

N2.5 billion fraud: Court fixes date for arraignment of NBC chief, others

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 2 for the arraignment of Mallam Moddibo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC).

Court orders counsel to produce NBC boss over alleged fraud

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered Mr. Abdullahi Mustapha (SAN), to produce the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Kawu Modibbo, in court on the next adjourned date of April 17 to take his plea.

ICPC to arraign NBC chief, others over alleged N2.5 billion fraud

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed March 12 for the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to arraign the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, over alleged N2.5 billion fraud charge.
Lucky Omoluwa

Pinnacle boss slams N1 billion suit against ICPC spokesperson

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Sir Lucky Omoluwa, has slammed a N1 billion libel suit against the spokesperson of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Mrs Rashedat Oloduwa, for maliciously publicising falsehood against his person.

NBC: Installation of facilities for Gombe Digital Switch Over completed

Malam Is’haq Kawu Modibbo, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission says Pinnacle Communications Ltd has finished installation of equipment for Gombe State Digital Switch Over.

ICPC probes NBC’s Ishaq Kawu, others over N2.5 billion digital switch-over grant

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a full scale investigation into allegations of mismanaging N2.5 billion of the N10 billion grant for the digital switch-over programme of the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).

Digital Switch Over‘ll create millions of jobs – Lai Mohammed

The minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed, has stated that with the Digital Switch Over, DSO, there will be over 200 channels and over a thousand organised production outfits looking to feed them with content.

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