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Paris-London Club Refunds: Col Umar Asks Buhari To Suspend Order To CBN,Ministry

Former Governor of Kaduna State , Colonel Abubakar  D. Umar (Rtd) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend his order to the Central Bank of Nigeria,CBN  and the Federal Ministry of Finance to pay the second tranche  of Paris Club as well as London Club refunds to states. In a statement on Monday, Umar  described as shocking,  the revelations that governors contracted consultants  at  exorbitant fees ...

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How Ex-Chief of Air Staff, Umar Acquired Properties with NAF Funds – Witness

The trial of Air Marshal Umar Dikko, continued on Monday, February 13, 2017 before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, presenting its first witness, Commodore S. A. Yushau (rtd), who narrated how the defendant used NAF funds to acquire properties in Abuja. Dikko who served as the Chief of Air Staff, Nigerian Air F ...

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Justice Onnoghen, Col. Umar And The Prospects Of A Southern Chief Justice Of Nigeria, By Femi Fani-Kayode

To enhance the confirmation or ensure the non-confirmation of the Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, as the substantive Chief Justice of  (Nigeria)is probably the most important decision that President Muhammadu Buhari has to make since he came to power almost two years ago. If he gets it wrong and refuses to send the Acting Chief Judges name to the Senate for c ...

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EFCC Re-arraigns Ex-Air Chief, Umar for Alleged N9.7bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on a 7-count charge of money laundering and procurement fraud to the tune of N9.7billion. Umar, among other things, during his tenure as Chief of Air Staff between Septembe ...

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Conduct Tribunal To Storm Akwa-Ibom For Trial Of 50 Public Officers

The Code of Conduct Tribunal Chairman, Justice Danladi Yakubu Umar, has approved the itinerant session of the Tribunal at Akwa-Ibom state, for trial of some Senior Public officers who breached the code of conduct ethics. A statement by Ibraheem AL-Hassan,Head, Press & Public Relations, CCT HQ. Abuja said Wednesday that the itinerant session is scheduled to take place from the 6th to 9th of December, 201 ...

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Col. Umar to Buhari: Don’t Bomb Niger Delta

Former Military Governor of Kaduna State, Col. Abubakar Umar (retd), on Tuesday, warned President Muhammadu Buhari against deploying troops and military hardware in the Niger Delta to halt the activities of militants in the region. Umar said the Federal Government’s planned use of force to rout out militants, especially the Niger Delta Avengers in the Niger Delta, was not the best option; adding that the mi ...

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DSS Yet To Comply With Court Order To Free Buhari’s Associate, Air Comdr Umar

A close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari who was arrested on June 18 by operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) has again secured a bail, this time from a federal high court. Air Comdr. Mohammed Umar who was, until his arrest  a member of presidential committee on arms procurement probe, Umar Mohammed was charged with money laundering and illegal possession of firearms. This is the second ti ...

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Ex Customs Boss Accuses CCT Boss, Umar Of Corruption, Bias

A former Deputy Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Mr. Rasheed Taiwo Owolabi, has accused the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT) Mr. Danladi Yakubu Umar of corruption and bias and demanded that he disqualifies himself from the tribunal panel that will try him on false asset declaration charges. Owolabi is standing trial on a one count charge of failure to declare his assets th ...

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The Rascality Of Umar, the CCT Chairman, By Ifeanyi Elvis

As the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki trudges on at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), it is becoming lucid that Danladi Umar, chairman of the tribunal, is not acting alone. From his rulings to his “attack-dog” demeanor towards the lawyers of Saraki, it is not out of place to say that there is a puppeteer pulling the strings of Umar. To buttress this assertion, the hurried trial of the senate pres ...

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EFCC Arraigns Ex-Chief of Air Staff, Umar, For N9.7bn Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar (retd.), before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a seven-count charge bordering on money laundering, criminal breach of trust and corruption. One of the charges reads:  ‘‘That you , Air Marshall Mohammed Dikko Umar,whilst being the Chief ...

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As Buhari visits, Sokoto to benefits from China President’s 100 agric projects

(Photo: Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal witnessing the signing of agreement between Sokoto State Government and the Henan Province of China.) Sokoto government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Henan Province of China for the establishment a demonstration farm and boosting of  agriculture in the state. With this agreement, Sokoto has become one of the beneficiaries of the 100 agricultural project ...

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Buhari Orders EFCC To Investigate Badeh, Umar, Amosu, Dasuki, Others Over Corruption In Military Procurements

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to embark on further investigation of the some former Service Chiefs including Air Chief Marshal AS ​Badeh (Rtd) alleged corruption in military procurements.A statement by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu reads thus: “On the recommendation of the committee established to audit the procurement of arms and equipment ...

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