Here are the stories that you should be monitoring today:
EFCC seals Okorocha’s properties
The EFCC on Wednesday said its Enugu Zonal Office has marked some properties traced to the former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, and some of his family members. The EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, on Wednesday, said the marking of the properties, is as a result of Okorocha’s failure to honour the commission’s invitation for questioning on the acquisition of the properties.
I’ll fight corruption in Nigeria’s judiciary – CJN Tanko
The newly sworn-in Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has said that his administration will focus on fighting corruption in the judiciary. “Anybody who is not satisfied with the job and he wants money, the judiciary or judicial line is not a place for money-making,” Muhammad said.
Ministers, lawmakers among 5tn chronic debtors – AMCON
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, Ahmed Kuru, said the chronic debtors of the corporation were occupying top government positions.
Kuru, who was a guest speaker at the July 2019 edition of the breakfast meeting, organised by the Nigerian – American Chamber of Commerce, said the idea was to document in a permanent format for generations yet unborn, to know the so-called big men and women that were behind the over N5tn debt burden, which AMCON was battling to recover.
UK too slow on Diezani, no kobo recovered from her 2.4bn loot – Magu
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused the UK authorities of being too slow with the prosecution of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum.
Speaking on Wednesday while receiving a team of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Magu said the case has festered for the past four years with no positive result.
Obaseki, Oshiomhole ‘reunite’ at Aso Rock
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, shook hands at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday. The duo have been in the news in recent times over the crisis in the Edo house of assembly.
A faction of the assembly is behind the governor while the other is on the side of the APC national chairman who is Obaseki’s predecessor.
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