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EFCC Grills NHIS Managers Over N919m ‘Fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned some contractors of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) after grilling managers of the scheme on Monday. The NHIS managers were quizzed over an alleged N919 million fraud perpetrated under the watch of its Executive Secretary, Usman Yusuf. Recall that Yusuf, who was last year suspended by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, over the alleged fraud, was recently reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari. Adewole’s panel had amongst others…

Court Orders Immediate Recall Of Police Commission Whistleblower

The National Industrial Court has ordered the Police Service Commission to immediately recall and reinstate a suspended whistle blower, Mr. Aaron Kaase, back to work. In a 10 page judgement, Justice R.B Hastrup held that the commission denied Kaase the constitutionally guaranteed right to fair hearing and did not follow the laid down disciplinary procedures enunciated in the Public Service Rules before arbitrarily suspending Mr Kaase indefinitely from work without pay. She therefore set aside the suspension as null,…

Wife Who Murdered Ex-PDP Chairman’s Foster Son Plots Cover-up With Mum

The alleged brutal murder of Bilyaminu Muhammed Bello by his wife, Maryam Sanda, has taken a new twist as the latter has reversed her prior confession. Maryam had earlier reportedly confessed to stabbing her husband multiple times at their Maitama residence over alleged infidelity. Bilyaminu, who is the foster son of ex-National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Haliru Bello, was stabbed multiple times on his chest, shoulder, and inner thigh and was with traces of human bites on his stomach. But…

N1.6 Trn Pension Assets: Bring Okonjo-Iweala, Larmode, Others To Testify, Maina Appeals To Buhari

Embattled former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a high powered committee to investigate into what happened to the N1.6 trillion pension assets that his team recovered. He also requested that the committee of inquiry should be made up of people of integrity which should be able to summon former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former chairmen of the ICPC, EFCC, Ekpo Nta and Ibrahim Lamorde, respectively as well as…

Attorney General As Atanni Je

We thought we had seen the worst mutation of fawning depravity in Michael Aondoakaa, the pathetically loquacious character who, as Justice Minister and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), strove tirelessly to pervert justice by openly putting the law at the service of shady political players during the Umar Yar’Adua administration, thereby dragging the nation’s jurisprudence into utter disrepute. So embarrassed was the legal establishment that it barely waited for the earliest opportunity to publicly disrobe the…

PDP Asks Buhari To Give Babachir ‘Dasuki Type’ Treatment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves impeachment for merely sacking Babachir Lawal as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) after he was found culpable of corruption. The PDP, in a statement on Monday, accused President Buhari of treating Babachir with "kid gloves" while allegedly subjecting its members accused of corruption to "harrowing experiences". In the statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, the party said it was unacceptable to…

Buhari Orders Top Agencies To Reveal Names Of Looters

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Finance, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC and other relevant agencies involved in the recovery of looted funds to promptly enforce the judgment of a Federal High Court in Lagos ordering the release of names of high ranking public officials from whom public funds were recovered. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abukabar Malami…

Sagay Admits Buhari ‘Too Slow’ In Fighting Corruption

Professor Itse Sagay has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s style of fighting corruption as “too slow”. Sagay, who is the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), condemned the Presidency’s slowness in acting on the cases of the suspended Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF), Babachir Lawal, and Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke. “I have no doubt in my mind that the present government is actually fighting corruption in accordance with its mandate and…