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NNPC Scandal: Senate Under Pressure to Drop Probe of U.S.$25 Billion Contracts, postpones investigation

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   The Senate has postponed the commencement of its planned investigation into the alleged award of $25 billion worth of contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Following the allegation of abuse of due process made by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, against the NNPC Group Managing

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We Support Restructuring Within the Provisions of the Constitution only – PMN

An independent civil society group, the Patriotic Movement of Nigeria, PMN, on Monday in Abuja declared that any restructuring done outside the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) will create chaos and lawlessness describing as wishful thinking any thought of achieving restructuring outside the constitution. This stance was declared after the group’s

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UNITY TIMES announces Atiku Abubakar as 2017 Annual Lecture Series Keynote Speaker for October 31

ANIETIE UDOBIT, ABUJA   The Board and Management of Benthel Multimedia Ltd, publishers of UNITY TIMES, has announced the former Nigeria Vice president Alhaji Atiku as Keynote Speaker for 2017 UNITY TIMES Annual Lecture Series holding on Tuesday October 31. The announcement was made in a statement by the Company Chief Executive Officer,

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Buhari appoints Chiroma DG Law School, re-appoints Uchechi MD Sovereign Fund

ANIETIE UDOBIT,ABUJA   PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the nomination of Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma as the Director General of the Nigerian Law School. Chiroma will succeed Olanrewaju Onadeko, who is due for retirement. He is a professor of Law and the Deputy Director in charge of the Yola Campus of the Nigerian Law

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House of Reps to probe Aso Rock clinic’s budgets

  The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate the N11.01 billion State House Clinic’s budgets under former President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari.According to the lawmakers, the N11.01billion represents budgets of the clinic in the last three years. The resolution followed a motion titled “Need to investigate the deplorable

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture of 56 Properties worth N6.7b Linked to Alison-Madueke

  A Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 properties situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, valued at $21,982,224 (about N6.7 billion) and allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the federal government. The forfeited properties included 21 mixed housing

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