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Court orders release of former Governor Shema’s passport

Justice Hadiza Shagari of the Federal High Court, Katsina State, on Thursday ordered the immediate release of International Passport of the former governor of Katsina, Ibrahim Shema, to enable him travel for medical treatment abroad.

N5.7 billion fraud: Court fixes June 26 to hear ex-Governor Shema’s application

A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina State, on Tuesday, fixed June 26 to hear an application filed by a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, seeking the court to order for the release of his international passport to travel for medical treatment abroad.

SURE-P fund: I don’t know how 18 pages disappeared from Bank statement – witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse, also in the UK, on Monday told a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Zuba, Abuja, that he does not know how 18 pages disappeared from the bank statement tendered in court in respect of the trial.

N5.7 billion fraud: EFCC tenders 14 vouchers as evidence against ex-Governor Shema

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday presented 14 payment vouchers before the Federal High Court, Katsina, against ex-governor Ibrahim Shema on alleged N5.7 billion SURE-P state funds, during his tenure.
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Oyo APC accuses PDP governorship candidate of reckless statements

The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday berated the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Mr. Seyi Makinde, for engaging in what it described as uncoordinated vituperations rather than issue-based campaign.

How ex-Katsina governor blew N5.7 billion on politics – ex-aide

A witness told the Federal High Court in Katsina Tuesday of how about N5.7 billion Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) funds went down the drain.

N5.7 billion fraud: Ex-aide boss testifies against Ibrahim Shema

Nasiru Ingawa, Special Adviser to ex-Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State on SURE-P, on Tuesday told a Federal High Court in Katsina how Shema allegedly directed him to use about N5.7 billion state SURE-P funds for politics during his tenure.
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SIP Fund: PDP’s allegation unacceptable – Group

Following the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Social Intervention Programme (SIP) of President Muhammadu Buhari amounted to vote buying, the Good Governance Initiative has said that the party is already suffering from mass rejection which it will experience in the 2019 elections
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Shehu Sani: SURE-P, N-Power are handouts to purchase loyalty of the masses

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) and the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) are largesse dispensed for political goals.

Ibrahim Shema’s alleged N1 billion fraud trial resumes

The trial of the former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shehu Shema, resumed at both the State and Federal High Courts in Katsina on Monday.

N9.7 billion fraud: Federal government to re-arraign Gabriel Suswam, others on November 20

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed November 20 for the re-arraignment of former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam, on a 32-count charge brought against him by the federal government.

Former permanent secretary explains role in alleged diversion of N14.1 million

Clement Illoh, a former permanent secretary, on Wednesday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he did not steal N14.1 million from the defunct Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).

ICPC arraigns UK-based surgeon, wife for N233 million SURE-P scam

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has charged a United Kingdom-based Professor of Neurology, Reuben Obaro, and his wife, Mrs. Ayodele Obaro, a practising nurse in the UK to court for allegedly misappropriating N233.6m belonging to the Federal Government.

N14m fraud trial of ex-permanent secretary continues

A Special Offences Court in Ikeja has fixed June 1 for the adoption of final written addresses in the trial of Clement Illoh, ex-Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity for an alleged N14 million fraud.

N9.7 billion fraud: Court admits more evidence against ex-Governor Suswam

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday admitted additional documents in evidence in the 32-count charge preferred against former Benue Governor, Gabriel Suswam, by the Federal Government.

N5.7 billion fraud: Ex-Governor Shema being persecuted for political reasons – aide

A former governor of Katsina State, Shehu Shema, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Federal High Court over alleged misappropriation of N5.7 billion under the then Subsidy Reinvestment Programme (SURE-P), but his aide insists his trial is politically motivated.

N5.7 billion fraud: Ex-Governor Shema remanded in EFCC custody

A Federal High Court sitting in Katsina on Tuesday ordered that the former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema, be remanded in EFCC custody until April 27, for alleged money laundering.

Senate decries performance of N1.5 trillion social investment scheme

The Senate yesterday expressed dissatisfaction with the implementation of the Federal Government’s N1.5 trillion National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) and described it as a failure.

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Court remands apprentice for allegedly attempting to steal car

A Kabusa Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Friday ordered that an apprentice, Olaniyan Joshua, charged with attempting to steal a vehicle, be remanded in prison, pending hearing on bail application.