Appointment: New NIA boss, Abubakar is not a Nigerian – Rights activist insists

…..Says, Presidency defence is not tenable A renowned human rights activist and Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman has insisted that the newly appointed Director –General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, is not hailed from Nigeria but a Chadian by birth, described the defence put up by […]

$44m not missing from NIA’s vaults – Officials

No money is missing from the vaults of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as reported in the media, senior government officials said yesterday. The officials were responding to a report in the Daily Trust on Sunday that $44million in cash kept at NIA vaults at its headquarters in Abuja was removed to an unknown destination. […]

Another $44 million vanish from NIA vaults

Another $44 million vanish from NIA vaults

Two months after Ambassador Ayodele Oke was sacked as Director General of the National Intelligence Agency [NIA] and two days after Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar was appointed as its new DG, another scandal hit the intelligence agency at the weekend when $44million in cash kept in its vaults in Abuja was removed to an unknown destination. […]

Osbornegate: All Those Found Culpable Will Be Sanctioned – President Buhari

Osbornegate: All Those Found Culpable Will Be Sanctioned – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja said all those found culpable in the Osborne Towers scandal will be made to account and appropriately sanctioned. Receiving a report of the panel established to review the operational, technical and administrative structure of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), President Buhari described the discovery of monies in the flat […]

SERAP calls Buhari to end obstruction of justice by SSS, NIA officials

SERAP calls Buhari to end obstruction of justice by SSS, NIA officials

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the “face-off between Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) officials and officials of the State Security Service, (SSS), and National Intelligence Agency, (NIA) as counter-productive to the fight against grand corruption”, and urged “the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently instruct the leadership of the SSS […]

Fayose threatens to sue Osinbajo if he refuses to release report on SGF, NIA DG

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has written the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, demanding the release of the report of the panel that investigated corruption allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Babachir Lawal.

Fayose threatens to sue Osinbajo if he refuses to release report on SGF, NIA DG

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has written the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, demanding the release of the report of the panel that investigated corruption allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr David Babachir Lawal. The Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum, who also demanded the release of the […]

Frank to Osinbajo: Release reports of NIA’s case

The fight against corruption may be in jeopardy if the findings of the Presidential committee investigating the controversial $43 million in Lagos house is not released to Nigerians on time, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank said on Sunday.

Frank to Osinbajo: Release reports of NIA’s case

The fight against corruption may be in jeopardy if the findings of the Presidential committee investigating the controversial $43 million in Lagos house is not released to Nigerians on time, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank said on Sunday. The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, in a statement signed […]

N15bn NIA fund: Oke, Monguno to face Reps

N15bn NIA fund: Oke, Monguno to face Reps

A House of Representatives panel yesterday gave the suspended Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayo Oke 24 hours to appear before it. The panel seeks explanation over the N15 billion recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The committee on National Security and Intelligence, chaired […]

Osinbajo panel: NSA, NIA clash over seized N13bn cash

Osinbajo panel: NSA, NIA clash over seized N13bn cash

There was confusion on Saturday over the seized N13bn cash found in an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos, which was discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The seizure is the subject of an ongoing investigation being conducted by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and the National Security […]

Suspended National Intelligence Agency Boss Oke Hid Controversial $43M Cash Found In Lagos Apartment From Buhari

Suspended National Intelligence Agency Boss Oke Hid Controversial $43M Cash Found In Lagos Apartment From Buhari

   Details of how the embattled Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency hid the $43m found recently at a private apartment on Osborne Street, Ikoyi, Lagos, from both the President and the National Security Adviser are emerging just as the Presidential Committee set up to investigate the matter and certain financial allegations against the suspended […]