Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is intensifying a discreet investigation into the allegations made by the former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, against the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and other principal officials of the House.
Ibadan – Tragedy struck on Tuesday morning at Ojaoba area of Ibadan metropolis when the driver of an articulated vehicle conveying cement lost control and crushed four persons to death.
An eye witness, Alhaja Amina Biobaku, said in Ibadan that the incident occurred when the brake of the vehicle failed and the driver lost control, crushing three tricycles as well as one micra taxi cab and ended up in a shop.
States in Nigeria have benefited from the Bail out funds disbursed to them in batches and thus the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions yesterday demanded the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to provide a full report on the implementation of over N250 billion extended to states to offset salary arrears.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved bailout to states for payment of salary arrears in excess of six months.The CBN worked out the over N250 billion in the form of soft loans to enable the states pay backlog of salaries.
A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, was on Monday grilled for several hours by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and where he was confronted with evidence by detectives.
Obanikoro, who had remained in the United States of America since mid-2015, went straight to the Abuja office of the EFCC immediately after his arrival in Nigeria on Monday from the US.
Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Monday, remanded one Prophetess Sola Ajayi (41) in prison custody for stealing neighbour’s life turkey. Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode remanded the accused in prison custody pending perfection of bail applications applied for by her defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Babatunde.
Osun Govt. Introduces Development Levy to increase the state’s revenue, the Osun state government has introduced the Economic Development Levy programme (EDL), which ensures business owners pay an approved revenue tariff into government’s coffers.