How N2.2bn was paid to Marabound for prayers against Boko Haram – EFCC

  An Investigating Officer with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Adariko Michael, on Tuesday gave details of how N2.2 billion was allegedly spent on prayers in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia to win the war against insurgency in the country. Michael was giving evidence as Prosecution Witness 1 in the trial of retired Colonel Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, in the alleged $2 billion arms deal fraud. Others charged with Dasuki are a former General Manager with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Aminu Baba-kusa; Acacia Holdings…

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428 Nigeria Agencies cash trapped, can’t pay workers’ salaries month end

The Director General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, has said about 428 government agencies will not be able to pay salaries by the end of November. Akabueze stated this when he appeared before Senate Committee on Public Accounts in an interface on Tuesday. He hinged the development on the new minimum wage. He however said that Federal government will need to fund from the servicewide vote in order to cater for the shortfall in Civil Servants salaries for November. According to him: “Four hundred and twenty-eight agencies will not…

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Nigeria’s Kaduna ex-Governor, Balarabe Musa, is dead

  A former governor of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, Balarabe Musa, is dead. The death of Musa, who was the governor 41 years ago, was announced by his political associate and former senator, Shehu Sani. “Alhaji Balarabe Musa has died.May Allah forgive his souls and grant him Aljanna firdausi.Amin,” Mr Sani wrote on Twitter. Balarabe Musa was elected governor of Kaduna State in 1979 but was later controversially impeached and removed from office. He is considered a progessive and worked with people of like minds to mobilise against the military junta…

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