The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, has been hospitalized and was absent from his ongoing trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday.
Mr. Babatunde Ogala is a legal practitioner of long standing. In this interview with Efe Aghalokpe he bares his mind on the contentious issue of alleged corruption in the bar and bench stressing that Nigeria is currently going through a re-orientation. Excerpts.
An Abuja High Court has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to pay N10 million damages to an Abuja based security expert, Wolgang Reinl, for his unlawful detention and seizure of his international passport by the anti-graft agency.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday travel to London, United Kingdom to participate in the international Anti-Corruption Summit, which will be held in the British capital on Thursday.
A former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and his successor, Samuel Ortom, have differed over the N28bn bailout funds the state government obtained from the Federal Government for the payment of arrears of salaries to civil servants and local government workers.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday arrested the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Cross River State, Mr. Ntufam John Okon, in connection with the alleged N23.29b poll bribery scandal.
Stories by UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intensify their investigations into how state governments utilised the bailout funds they received to offset workers’ outstanding salaries and allowances and the pensions of retirees.
A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Maurice Iwu has debunked media reports linking him to poll bribery scandal.