BRIEFLY: EFCC ARRESTS EBONYI SPEAKER, NWAIFURU OVER N60M FRAUD….And More Stories
EFCC ARRESTS BONYI SPEAKER, NWAIFURU OVER N60M FRAUD
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the Speaker of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, Ogbonnaya Nwaifuru, over misappropriation of N60m constituency project fund. The EFCC said Nwaifuru was nabbed at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, after failing to honour an earlier invitation by the commission.
OKOROCHA LEAVES NIGERIA HOURS AFTER EFCC NABBED AIDES
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, has flown out of Nigeria to an undisclosed country. Thisday reported on Friday that Okorocha travelled abroad as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeks to unravel how over N2 billion from the bailout fund given to Imo by the federal government for the payment of civil servants salaries disappeared.
CHAIRMAN ON APPROPRIATION, SENATOR GOJE INSIST N5,000 FUNDS NOT FEASIBLE IN 2016
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje, on Thursday insisted that the N5,000 promised one million Nigerians by the current Federal Government and contained in the 2016 budget may not be implemented due to lack of feasible strategies. Goje made this known during an interactive session organised by the Joint National Assembly Committee.
SET ASIDE SPIRITUAL SANITATION DAY FOR NIGERIA – CLERIC ADVISES GMB
President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to set aside a day of prayer to seek divine intervention in the affairs of the country. The General Overseer of Word Bible Church, Prophet Julius Kumoluyi, said such day, which would be observed like the environmental sanitation day, would be “a dedicated day for Christians to go to God in prayers.
SENATE PETITIONED OVER ALLEGED MOVES TO FRUSTRATE TSA
The office of the Senate President has received a petition alleging that the Upper Chamber is seeking to frustrate the application of the TSA policy through its last resolution in which the chamber among other recommendations instructed that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should terminate all contracts relating to the TSA.
EX-CDS, BADEH LOSES BAIL BID FROM EFCC’S CUSTODY
Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out the bail application by former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Alex Badeh. Ruling on the bail application, Justice Tsoho held that he would not give an order for the release of Badeh who has been in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
AMAECHI BEHIND MY ONGOING ORDEAL – UCHE SECONDUS
Uche Secondus, the Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, says former Rivers state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi is behind his ongoing corruption ordeal. The PDP chieftain made this known on Thursday in Abuja while addressing newsmen. He alleged that Amaechi had manipulated the media to misrepresent the case against him.