Showing posts with label Officials. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Officials. Show all posts

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Julius Berger To Pay $32 million In US Corruption Charges For Bribing Nigerian Officials.

By Saharareporters, New York
The US Justice Department and FBI said Tuesday the German-based international engineering company, Bilfinger SE, has agreed to pay a $32 million penalty for charges relating to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Bilfinger's Nigerian construction subsidiary, Julius Berger PLC was charged with bribing Nigerian government officials to obtain and retain contracts related to work for the Eastern Gas Gathering System (EGGS). A project valued at $387 million.

The agreement follows a three count criminal charge filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Chibok Schoolgirls: U.S. will not share military intelligence with Nigeria – Officials

Sensitive data will not be shared with Nigerian officials amid concerns their ranks have been infiltrated by Boko Haram.

The United States military will not share raw military intelligence with their Nigeria counterparts as both sides work to rescue over 250 girls abducted by Boko Haram, amid concerns over corruption in the Nigerian military and infiltration of the force by Boko Haram, US officials have said.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Fake CNN Reporter Swindles Bayelsa Government, Officials

 Paul Yempe, who passed himself off as a journalist working for the US-based Cable News Network (CNN), succeeded in swindling key officials of the Bayelsa State government, SaharaReporters has discovered. Our sources in the state and within law enforcement disclosed that the fraudster obtained various sums of money running into millions of naira from state officials who were desperate to receive favorable coverage about the state beset by rising insecurity and incessant kidnappings.

Monday, August 5, 2013

R.I.P: 3 Nigeria Union of Journalists officials Lost Their Lives

Three members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Adolphus Okonkwo, (NUJ National Economic Secretary), Kafayat Odunsi, (NTA - Lagos) & Tunde Oluwanike, (FRCN -Ibadan), missing their lives in a deadly road crash as they certainly were returning from the meeting in Abuja on Friday May 2nd. May their souls sleep in peace, ase.

Friday, May 10, 2013

JUJU: PDP officials accused of oath taking in Enugu

Crisis is now brewing in Igboeze North Local Government Council of Enugu State over an alleged oath taking by some Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, officials in the local government.
Twenty councillors of the local government have however demanded that those involved be tried and punished. It was gathered that the party leadership in the state has directed the Enugu North Senatorial district office of the party headed by Chief Mike Ejinma, to probe the allegation now rocking the council area.
Tension continues to mount as the councillors passed a resolution condemning the development, while affirming their confidence in the chairman of the council, Mr. Bona Onu who is being vilified along side the council party chairman, Mr. Luke Uroko. Uroko, is being accused of highhandedness and running the party as a personal fief,even as he also alleging that 18 electoral ward chairmen and some ward officials were involved in oath-taking.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Gunmen Kill Four Borno Government Officials

Gunmen, suspected to be members of the insurgent Boko Haram, on Tuesday evening killed four officials of the Borno state Government.
The officials are members of the state school feeding committee that were on a tour of schools in the state. The victims include Tijjani Mafe who is the chairman of the feeding committee in charge of the free feeding programs in public schools.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gunmen Kill Four Prison Officials, Injures Three in Warri (PHOTOS)

Palpable fear has gripped Delta State following the invasion of Warri this morning by gunmen who killed at least four officials of the Nigeria Prisons Service.  It was gathered that the bloody incident took place at about nine o’clock in the morning when the vehicles in which the prison warders were conveying some of the prison inmates to court was attacked at the Okere Roundabout in Warri. Click to see more photos and read more.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Two Men Arrested For Impersonating EFCC Officials In Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday said it has taken into its custody, two men who have been parading themselves as its officials.
Tanimu Abubakar (also known as Ibrahim) and Mohammed Yaba, were rounded up in Abuja on Tuesday at the Federal Capital Territory Authority, while offering to assist a Director of the Agency to kill a petition allegedly written against him. A statement by the Agency said both were arrested after an intelligence report on the suspects’ activities was received. EFCC observed that there is a rise in impersonation of its officials by fraudsters who use fake letterheads to write fake invitation letters to unsuspecting members of the public. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Aluu4 trial stalls due to prison officials failure to produce suspects

The 13 people arrested for the October 5th murder of four students of the University of Port Harcourt were meant to appear in court yesterday Thursday December 20th but the trial was stalled due to the failure of prison officials to produce them in court. At the resumed hearing yesterday morning, the prosecutor told the court that the accused persons were in the court cell, but could not be brought in because of shortage of prison personnel. Yes, they actually said that! Shortage of prison personnel? Does that even make sense? The prosecutor also said he was yet to receive any advice on the matter from the Director of Public prosecution to whom the case file was referred.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

N800m Fraud: EFCC Accuses Court Of Indulging Kogi Officials

EFCC Chair, Ibrahim Lamorde. Source

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused the presiding judge of the Federal High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, Justice I. E. Ekwo, of condoning the antics of two suspects with the aim of delaying their prosecution on charges of money laundering and criminal misappropriation of N800million in public funds.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nigerian Senate To Stop Kids Of Public Officials From Schooling Abroad

Nigerian Senate To Stop Kids Of Public Officials From Schooling Abroad
If a bill proposed by Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed succeeds, children of public office holders would be restricted from schooling abroad, except for specialized programmes or courses not offered in the nation’s educational institutions.
The bill among other objectives is aimed at restoring the nation’s public educational system by discouraging public officials from sending their children and wards to foreign schools.
Besides, senators have accused some committee heads of using their positions to influence the implementation of only constituency projects in their senatorial districts.
Mohammed noted that aside from neglect suffered by public schools, the desire of many public officials to educate their children overseas had been a major source of capital flight and brain drain. He stressed that in this regard, there was the need for the Senate to adopt drastic measures to rescue the ailing educational system.

“Today, in this digital age, the pupils sit on bare floor. You then ask, what manner of leaders of tomorrow are we producing? You may also ask, where are the children of senators, honourable members, ministers and governors? If our children attend such schools, can we afford to leave them in such a sorry state?”
The senator representing Kano Central stated that the country’s educational system had continued to suffer serious setbacks because political office holders and policy makers had given an impression that they had no confidence in the quality of education.
He described the bill as a patriotic call for sacrifice to restore confidence to the country’s educational sector.
“We should be proud of what we have and Nigeria cannot develop without a sound educational system. You cannot be a minister or commissioner of education or of health and refuse to patronize your own system and expect the system to improve”, Mohammed said.

The bill, however, proposed an option of a special tax for defaulters, which would be channelled toward revamping the ailing educational system in the public sector from primary through secondary to tertiary levels. According to the sponsor of the bill, the tax would be determined in due course.
Some senators yesterday accused the Works Committee headed by Senator Ayogu Eze (Enugu North) of giving priority  to  the projects earmarked for the South East geopolitical zone of the country.
Senator Ita Enang (Akwa Ibom North East) raised the matter when the Senate went into the Committee of the Whole to consider the report of the Committee on Works on the screening of Nnoli Nnaji for appointment as a member of the Governing Board of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
Shortly before Enang raised the matter, Senator Ahmed Lawan (Yobe North) had remarked that the committees on works in both the Senate and the House of Representatives are headed by lawmakers from Enugu State-Senator Ayogu Eze and Ogbuefi Ozomgbachi respectively. He prayed that despite the constitution of the committees in such a  manner, other lawmakers should be carried along in the implementation of projects.

Senator Ita Enang, argued that the roads earmarked for repairs in the South East should not be done because there was no appropriation for them in the 2012 budget. He stressed that FERMA was not representative of the entire country because the membership was skewed in favour of a particular part of the country.

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