Employment Fraud: Nigeria Pension Office sacks five deputy directors

The Pensions Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) said on Tuesday that it had fired five of its deputy directors for alleged employment fraud. The officials, the agency said, were sacked after a staff verification exercise revealed they breached established regulations prior to their employment, the chairperson of the directorate told journalists. The More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Fayose’s ex-aide, rep member arraigned for double murder

A former Personal Assistant to Governor Ayo Fayose during his first tenure, Goke Olatunji was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ado Ekiti High Court over alleged double murder. The offences were allegedly committed 11 More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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$9.8 million : Court strikes out Andrew Yakubu’s rights suit against FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday terminated a fundamental rights suit brought against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), by a More...

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Police dock three for allegedly stealing electricity from Abuja Disco

The Police in Abuja have arraigned three middle-aged men, Messrs. Yarfado Mohammed, Adewale Joshua, and Kayode Babatunde before an Area Court sitting in Karshi, Abuja Municipal Area Council for allegedly consuming More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Paris Club Refund: Governor diverts N500m refund to repay his loan–EFCC

As EFCC recovers N220m of the N3.5bn traced to aides of Senate President Detectives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have recovered N500million allegedly diverted by a governor from the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Convicted ex-governor used fraudulent prison letter to secure bail – Official

The letter used by the convicted former Adamawa governor, Bala Ngilari, to secure bail is fraudulent, an official has said. The letter, which supposedly confirmed Mr. Ngilari’s bad health situation, was the major More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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It is wrong to link me with certificate scandal – Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday said he had never been involved in any certificate scandal. Jonathan made the denial while reacting to a report which named him as one of those said to be involved in More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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INEC has not suspended 202 staff indicted by EFCC – Official

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has not suspended its 202 staff members indicted for election malpractices by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) report. INEC’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Ile-Ife Clash: Falana blasts Nigeria Police for parading arrested Yoruba suspects

Says police are quick to parade poor suspects , not rich thieves Counsels suspects to sue FG Fiery Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has blasted the Nigeria Police over incessant parade More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Paris Club Refund: It’s not our business how our consultants spent their professional fees—Governors Forum

As the controversy surrounding the disbursement of the N522 billion Paris Club loan refund rages, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Monday confirmed that it, indeed, hired consultants to facilitate the disbursement More...