$25b NNPC contracts not awarded, presidency insists

• Communities sue Kachikwu, others over Ogoni cleanup The presidency has dismissed the claim that $25 billion contracts were awarded by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or that the amount is missing. According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President…

Attack on ex-IG: Police trail suspected armed robbers

Detectives have launched manhunt for suspected armed robbers, who made a botched attempt to enter the home of a former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Ahmadu Coomasie. The police said its preliminary findings pointed to a case of armed robbery and not assassination attempt. But it, however, asked…

State House Medical Centre Received Only 33% Capital Allocation- Presidency

  The attention of the Presidency has been drawn to recent media reports suggesting that the State House Medical Centre had received N11.01billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017. According to the Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal A. Arabi, contrary to the above claims, out of the…

Aso Rock Clinic: I Am Not Under Investigation – Jonathan Insists

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has made it clear that he is not under probe by the committee set up by the House of Representatives, to investigate how the budget allocated to the State House Medical Centre since 2015 was spent. Jonathan, in a statement signed by his media aide, Ikechukwu Eze,…

Police Partner Hunters, Vigilante To Patrol `Difficult Terrain’ In Nasarawa State

Police Command in Nasarawa State says it is partnering with local hunters and vigilance groups to strengthen patrol of `difficult terrains’ in the state. The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Kura, said this on Friday in Lafia while addressing newsmen on the activities of the command in the last three…

Three held for attempt to buy baby for N15,000 in Kano 

Kano State Police Command yesterday arrested a middle-aged woman and two others, who allegedly attempted to buy a child for N15,000. The three suspects were nabbed for alleged child trafficking. Parading the suspects at Metro Police Command, spokesman Magaji Musa Majiya said: ”A woman living in Sabon…

FG Cancels NPA Contract With Intels, Atiku’s Company

*Says contract was illegal ab initio The federal government has directed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to terminate the boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement that the agency has with Intels Nigeria Limited, a leading integrated logistics and facilities services provider in the maritime…

Covering corruption in the Police: Fed Govt files charges against Senator Misau

The Federal Government has filed charges against Senator Isah Hamman Misau (APC Bauchi Central). Misau has been at loggerheads  with Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, who he accused among others, of engaging in corrupt practices. The IG has also described him as a deserter, who is wanted by…

“I am not required to seek for your review of NNPC contracts” – Baru replies Kachikwu 

Following the publication of alleged lack of adherence to due process in the award of NNPC contracts, the President…