OAU Students Call For EFCC Probe

By: Dayo Fasasi OAU students staged a protest in Osogbo on Thursday. Students at Obafemi Awolowo University, under the auspices of Alliance of Nigerian Students Against Neo-Liberal Attacks (ANSA) staged a peaceful protest in Osogbo, the Osun State Capital. They called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to launch a probe into the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, for alleged misappropriation of university resources. In January the students alerted the Nigerian Government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed, regarding their concerns about Omole during a visit to the OAU campus. The protesting students said … Continue reading OAU Students Call For EFCC Probe

Arms Deal Worth $2.1 Billion

By: Dayo Fasasi The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned the CEO of Thisday Newspaper to surrender himself for interrogation and clarification in respect to arms money. Thisday Newspapers Chief Executive Officer, Nduka Obaigbena, has been linked as one of the major beneficiaries of the $2.1 billion arms deal, allegedly diverted by the office of the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki. Obaigbena, admitted collecting N550 million from the NSA as compensation for the bombing of the Thisday building in Abuja by deadly Boko Haram. A veteran journalist at Thisday also revealed that another N120 million was … Continue reading Arms Deal Worth $2.1 Billion

Witness Received $2 Million from Metuh

By: Dayo Fasasi Monday the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) opened its case of money laundering and corruption against the National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, at the Federal High Court in Abuja. The charges of money laundering involves the sum of N400m, which he allegedly collected from the National Security Adviser (NSA) in November 2014. The case was opened with two witnesses Nneka Ararume and another unnamed witness, who both explained how they helped the defendant exchange $2million into Nigerian currency and later invest it. Ararume, the first prosecution witness, a wealth manager … Continue reading Witness Received $2 Million from Metuh

Umar Yakubu Advocates Amputation of Hands

By: Dayo Fasasi Umar Barde Yakubu, a Nigeria House of Representative’s member representing Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, had strong words on January 18, 2016. While speaking in an interactive session with journalist in Kaduna State, Hon. Umar called for the amputation of hands of those found guilty of looting from the Nation’s Treasury. He advocated for a special court rather than the conventional courts, stating that looters usually use the conventional courts to delay justice. A direct quote from Hon. Umar reads: “I am a believer of the fact that, people should be punished for whatever offence they … Continue reading Umar Yakubu Advocates Amputation of Hands