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EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency

EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency

2018-10-18 05:57:24

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks. The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody. A reliable source said, “We have obtained a court order to hold Fayose for at least two weeks pending investigation. He could be released earlier or later than two weeks depending on the outcome of investigation.” Fayose is under probe for allegedly receiving N1.3bn from the Office of… continue reading


EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency

EFCC obtains court order to detain Fayose for two weeks …ex-gov to sue anti-graft agency

2018-10-18 05:02:26

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a remand order from a Federal Capital Territory High Court to keep former Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for two weeks. The remand order, it was learnt, is subject to renewal which implies that Fayose could spend longer than two weeks in custody. A reliable source said, “We have obtained a court order to hold Fayose for at least two weeks pending investigation. He could be released earlier or later than two weeks depending on the outcome of investigation.” Fayose is under probe for allegedly receiving N1.3bn from the Office of… continue reading


2019 polls: Reps clarify ‘confusion’ in N831.2bn appropriation

2019 polls: Reps clarify ‘confusion’ in N831.2bn appropriation

2018-10-18 04:36:53

The House of Representatives clarified on Wednesday that it approved N242.2bn as total virement for the funding of the 2019 general elections as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari and did not increase it. The House said the virement covered the election budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission and all security agencies as well as the Office of the National Security Adviser. However, it explained that the total budgetary allocation for INEC and all the agencies in 2018 was N831.2bn when the N242.2bn was added to the initial funds appropriated to them in the 2018 budget passed by the National… continue reading


From EFCC custody, Fayose says Fayemi lied on N170b debt

From EFCC custody, Fayose says Fayemi lied on N170b debt

2018-10-18 03:57:48

Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday insisted his administration did not commit the state to any financial institution in the form of bonds and commercial loans and described as false the claim that the state was bogged down by a N170 billion debt. The rebuttal followed Tuesday’s acceptance speech by his successor, Governor Kayode Fayemi, who alleged the last government set the state back by a huge financial obligation. “Instead of lying so blatantly to cover up his impending failure, Fayemi should publish the Debt Management Office (DMO), Ekiti State Executive Council and House of Assembly approvals for the… continue reading


Odion Ighalo strikes again as shaky Eagles beat Libya 3-2

Odion Ighalo strikes again as shaky Eagles beat Libya 3-2

2018-10-17 04:42:54

When it seemed Nigeria was about to succumb to a rejuvenated Libyan team in the second half of their African Nations Cup Group E qualifier in Sfax, Tunisia, Odion Ighalo rose to the occasion with a match winning goal to hand the Super Eagles another away victory in the race to Cameroon. It was the reverse fixture of their African Nations Cup qualifying matches played in Libya’s adopted home of Tunisia. In the first leg of the encounter in Uyo five days ago, Ighalo’s three goals in the 4-0 defeat of Libya ensured the Eagles went into yesterday’s game in… continue reading


Shock, anger trail Boko Haram killing of aid worker

Shock, anger trail Boko Haram killing of aid worker

2018-10-17 04:12:40

Hearts saddened by the shocking execution of Hauwa Liman received a fresh stab yesterday as her traumatised parents rejected news of their daughter’s death. Hauwa, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was executed on Monday after the expiration of a deadline by Boko Haram. But her distraught father in a television interview yesterday said: “I am not sure whether they have done it or not, up till now. I want her corpse, if really she was killed. Let them bring her corpse, so that I can bury her in an Islamic way, so that… continue reading


EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn

EFCC grills Fayose, asks ex-gov to return N1.3bn

2018-10-17 03:48:28

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, finally honoured an invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday after losing his immunity from prosecution and arrest. After leading Fayose to the interrogation room, it was learnt that he was asked to write a statement explaining how he spent N1.3bn he allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, during the build-up to the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State. The commission also asked him to return the money. A source at the EFCC,… continue reading


‘EFCC I’m Here’ –Fayose announces his arrival at agency’s offfice

‘EFCC I’m Here’ –Fayose announces his arrival at agency’s offfice

2018-10-16 09:13:41

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has arrived at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Fayose entered into the EFCC office in Wuse 2 in the company of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. Fayose, who wore a customised T-shirt emblazoned with “EFCC I’m Here” over a pair of jeans and a face cap, went into the Commission with a bag pack. Addressing journalists at the Commission, Fayose alleged that the EFCC deployed its men in his home, even when he had shown willingness to honour… continue reading


LAUTECH students protest  fee hike to N250,000

LAUTECH students protest fee hike to N250,000

2018-10-16 06:41:06

Scores of students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, trooped off to the streets of Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on Tuesday morning, to protest the hike in the fees introduced by the management of the university. LAUTECH is jointly owned by the governments of Oyo and Osun States. The protesting students, who are armed with placards with various inscription rejecting the hike are mainly from the College of Health Sciences of the university located in Osogbo. The protest has been peaceful while policemen are monitoring the situation to prevent hoodlums from hijacking it. The student said the… continue reading


Sex-for-marks: Blame academically weak students –Okebukola

Sex-for-marks: Blame academically weak students –Okebukola

2018-10-16 06:33:13

Professor Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, National University Commission, on Tuesday, said the admission of academically weak students by Nigeria higher institutions was responsible for the trending sex-for-mark menace in the system. Okebukola, who made the assertion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos, said that if universities and other institutions admitted students who were academically sound and had good scores on entry, there would be no room for any lecturer to harass such students. “If, in the first instance, a student is academically good, what will a lecturer tell her, sex-for-which mark? All those girls… continue reading


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