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BREAKING: EFCC arrests Nigeria’s Accountant General, Ahmed Idris for N80bn fraud

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF) Ahmed Idris over an N80 billion fraud.   EFCC spokesman Wilson Uwujaren confirmed his arrest in a statement issued on Monday evening.   He said Idris was arrested after failing to honour the commission’s invitations to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent act.   “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022, arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of…

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EPL: Arsenal top-4 finish suffers huge setback

Arsenal’s hopes of finishing in the Premier League top four were dealt a huge blow as they were well beaten by Newcastle at St James’ Park. Mikel Arteta’s side needed a win to move above Tottenham into fourth and put them in the driving seat to secure a Champions League spot heading into the final weekend of the season. But they were second best throughout and fell behind early in the second half when Ben White turned the ball into his own net under pressure from Callum Wilson, who was…

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Magu promoted to AIG before retirement

  The police service commission (PSC) has confirmed the promotion of Ibrahim Magu, former acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to the position of assistant inspector-general of police (AIG).   Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesperson, announced the development in a statement issued on Monday.   “The eight Commissioners of Police promoted to AIGs were; CP Mustafa Magu Ibrahim who is the most senior in the CP cadre and who missed the last two promotions after returning to the Police; Abraham Egong Ayim; Okunlola Kola Kamaldeen; Andrew Amieengheme;…

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Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie is dead

  Nollywood Actor, Leo Mezie, is dead.   Mezie has been battling with kidney problem and had a transplant over 4 years ago.   It was reported that he had another transplant last week which led to some complications.   He died on Saturday, the 14th of May but the news of his passing spread on Monday.   Nollywood actress, Chioma Toplis, confirmed the sad news in a post on Instagram on Monday.   Reports say Mezie had been frequenting the hospital trying to get back on his feet before…

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Creating jobs is solution to crime, I’ll make this a priority —Amaechi

  Rotimi Amaechi, presidential hopeful, says creating jobs is a solution to crime.   Amaechi was quoted by his media office as saying this when he met with the Bayelsa state traditional rulers council in Yenagoa on Sunday.   The former governor of Rivers state said crime will be reduced when people have a source of income.   “For me the solution to crime is to give people responsibility and make them have a source of revenue. Once people have a source of income, crime will reduce,” he said.  …

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Deborah: 34 lawyers form defence team as court orders remand of suspects

A magistrate’s court sitting in Sokoto has remanded two suspects — Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci — arrested in connection with the murder of Deborah Emmanuel, a female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education.   BACKGROUND   On May 12, Deborah was attacked by a mob and set ablaze over comments purportedly considered to be an insult to Prophet Mohammed.   A video of the student being stoned and beaten with sticks was shared on social media.   The incident sparked outrage and condemnation across the country and the…

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2023: Why my wife will never forget Amaechi – Gov El-Rufai

  Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has narrated how Chibuike Amaechi, a former Rivers State Governor, rescued him from Department of State Services, DSS, detention.   Addressing Kaduna State delegates on Sunday, when Amaechi, who is one of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential aspirants came to seek their support, El-Rufai said his wife has not and will never forget the role Amaechi played to save him from the jaws of the secret police.   He said even before this election period, Amaechi has been his wife’s favourite Nigerian…

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How Atiku chased journalists out of Plateau PDP delegate’s meeting causing stampede

A Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday barred journalists from a meeting he held with Plateau PDP delegates. Sources in the party who criticised Atiku, interpreted the former vice president’s action as desperation to clinch the party’s presidential ticket in the forthcoming primary election. The former Vice President who arrived at the Plateau State PDP Secretariat at about 2pm, was visibly angered by the crowd of journalists. Shouting fiercely, the presidential aspirant ordered all the journalists out saying he had no business with them. “I have nothing…

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Nigeria among 44 countries meeting in El Salvador to discuss Bitcoin

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador, has announced a meeting of 44 countries to discuss Bitcoin and several topics.   The meeting will take place in El Salvador today.   The president announced this in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Sunday night.   El Salvador, a country in South America, was the first to adopt Bitcoin as legal tender.   The Central African Republic recently became the first country in Africa and second in the world to make Bitcoin an official currency alongside its local…

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What Bishop Kukah told me about Muslim youths looking for Christians to kill – Omokri

  Former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has reacted to claims of Muslim youths looking for Christian youths in Sokoto State.   Omokri said the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah dismissed such a claim during a conversation they had.   He disclosed that Bishop Kukah described claims of Muslim youths going house to house looking for Christian youths as false.   In a tweet, the former Presidential aide stressed that some people were determined to disintegrate Nigeria.   He wrote: “I spoke with Bishop…

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