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A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

How court jailed ex-NIMASA chief for fraud

A former executive director at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ezekiel Agaba, was guilty of laundering N1.5 billion belonging to the agency, a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court ruled on Wednesday.
Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Prof Kemebradikumo Daniel Pondei, Acting Managing Director

Senator Akpabio: We are determined to reposition NDDC

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, said the present regime was committed to repositioning the Niger Delta Development Commission despite the grumblings being experienced.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Major shake-up in Nigerian Army as 37 Generals redeployed

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved new postings/deployment and appointments of 37 Generals and five Colonels to different formations and units in his effort to rekindle the spirit of professionalism in Nigerian Army (NA).
Kola Ologbondiyan

NDDC: Senator Akpabio should step down for investigation – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to step down and allow investigation into alleged fraudulent practices at the Commission.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

I slapped Senator Akpabio because he harassed me sexually – Ex-NDDC boss

The suspended Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Interim Management Committee, Joi Nunieh, has revealed that she once slapped the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswil Akpabio, for sexually harassing her.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 5

House of Reps quizzes NDDC over N70.495 billion awarded contracts

The House of Representatives at the weekend flagged off its investigation into the N70.495 billion allegedly paid by Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) to 1,773 contractors as mobilization fees without resorting to site, between 2008 and 2012.
Rain washed out final practice for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring on Saturday, with the risk of qualifying being postponed to Sunday.

Styrian GP qualifying could be postponed to Sunday

Rain washed out final practice for the Styrian Formula One Grand Prix at Austria’s Red Bull Ring on Saturday, with the risk of qualifying being postponed to Sunday.

NCC chairs ministerial broadband implementation steering committee

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has been saddled with the responsibility of leading the team that will ensure effective monitoring and steering of the overall implementation of the National Broadband Plan (NBP) 2020-2025.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

AFCFTA: Speaker Gbajabiamila tasks Nigeria on industrialisation

Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila says Nigeria must increase its industrialisation and manufacturing activities through the free trade zones to survive the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) regime.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje appoints new chairman for Kano Internal Revenue Service

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the appointment of Abdurrazak Salihi, as Chairman, Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS).

FAAN commends passengers’ compliance with coronavirus prevention protocols

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has commended passengers at both Lagos and Abuja airports on their level of compliance to the laid down protocols to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

$9.7 million, £74,000 found in my house by EFCC was given to me as...

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, who is facing money laundering charge, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that $9.7million and £74, 000.00 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, found in his house in 2017, were part of monies people gave to him as gifts.

Explosion kills 7 at NPDC’s Benin River valve station

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reported an explosion incident which occurred at Gbetiokun, OML 40, operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), on behalf of the NPDC/Elcrest Joint Venture.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps begins power sector gridlocks investigations

The House of Representatives on Wednesday began investigations into activities of the power sector with a view to repositioning the sector for better service delivery.
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday received 16 security operations vehicles from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) toward enhancing security in the state.

Lagos receives 16 vehicles from Shell

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday received 16 security operations vehicles from Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) toward enhancing security in the state.

Segun Agbaje elected into PepsiCo board of directors

PepsiCo has elected Segun Agbaje as an independent member of its Board of Directors.

NAMA upgrades safety facilities ahead of airport reopening

As airline operators and other organisations in the Nigerian aviation industry prepare to recommence operations, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has reiterated its readiness to ensure safe flight in the industry.

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Court dismisses fraud charges against Tompolo, others

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Wednesday dismissed all the 40 counts bordering on alleged N34 billion fraud filed by the Federal Government against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.
Ibrahim Magu

Suspended EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu released from detention

He was arrested last week Monday and has been detained by the police since then. He has been appearing before a presidential panel investigating allegations of corruption and insubordination levelled against him by Abubakar Malami,

IPOB threatens payback on Anambra youths who attacked female members

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to retaliate on youths of Oba, in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State over alleged attack on some of their female members during a showcase of Igbo delicacy by the women on Sunday.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8 billion 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Suspended EFCC chief not detained by Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the police are not involved in the detention and investigation of the embattled former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu.