EFCC grants Obiano bail, says nothing political about arrest

After spending four nights in its custody, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has granted administrative bail to the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano. EFCC chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, who disclosed this to journalists on Monday in…

*Cambridge University college hands back looted cockerel to Nigeria (BBC)*FEC approves NNPC to fix 21 federal roads at N621.2b (Nation)

Cambridge University college hands back looted cockerel to Nigeria (BBC) The master of a Cambridge University college has described the return of a looted bronze cockerel to representatives of Nigeria as a “momentous occasion”. The statue, known as the “Okukur”,…

Is President Buhari turning the page for a more inclusive government? – Magnus Onyibe

The balance in the ethnicity of Nigerians recently appointed as members of the boards of both the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari underscores the fact that after all, building…

*How policemen rejected N.5m bribe offered by cultists -Lagos PPRO (Punch)*Fani-Kayode In Aso Rock As Buhari Welcomes Him To APC (DailyTrust)

How policemen rejected N.5m bribe offered by cultists -Lagos PPRO (Punch) The Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, has narrated how men of the Command rejected a N500,000 bribe allegedly offered by suspected cultists. This was…

*Ataga: Police say more suspects have been arrested (Guardian)*My nickname is ‘king of madness’ but I’m innocent –Heavily tattoed artiste arrested by Lagos police (Punch)

Ataga: Police say more suspects have been arrested (Guardian) The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Wednesday, said more suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of the chief executive officer of Super TV Usifo Ataga.…

*Lagosians worry over wastes, flooding as plastics take over (Guardian)*Traders count losses, as FHA demolishes structures, markets in FESTAC (Vanguard)

Lagosians worry over wastes, flooding as plastics take over (Guardian) With threat of flooding as a result of blocked drains, Lagosians have said attitudinal change by residents could avert flooding in the megacity. At present, waste management has become an…

Senate confirms Bawa as EFCC chair

The Senate at plenary on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa, as the Chairman for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Bawa was confirmed after being grilled for over two hours by the Senators with the President…

Buhari nominates Abdulrasheed Bawa as new EFCC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, made this known in a statement on Tuesday. He said the president conveyed his…

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