Sunday, 31 January 2016

President Buhari reaction to the recent bomb attacks in Chibok market, Dolari

President Buhari has reacted to the recent bomb attacks in Chibok market, Dolari Internally Displaced Person’s (IDP) camp in Borno State and the Gombi market in Adamawa State.
In a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Shehu Garba and released this evening, President Buhari said the insurgents had suffered immensely from the sustained bombardments of their camps and hide outs by the Nigerian military and had resorted to using desperate measures to gain cheap media attention.

Gov Ganduje Spotted With His Media Aide in Saudi Arabia

Governor of Kano state -Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Baba Halilu Dantiye DG media & Communications pictured at Mikat in Madina and preparing to leave to Makka for pilgrimage.

Gov Nasir El Rufai With The Obi Of Onitsha In Kaduna State House

Governor Nasir El Rufai received a team from their alma mater, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, led by the Chancellor, His Royal Highness, the Obi of Onitsha, Nnaemeka A. Ugochukwu . The Chancellor was accompanied by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, the Registrar, Dr. Isah Abbas and the University's Director of Public Affairs, Mallam Nasir Bello. The Chancellor expressed his goodwill and confidence on the governor & also presented him with some royal gifts. see o pictures  after the cut...

At least 100 reportedly killed during Boko haram attack on Dalori near Maiduguri

At least 100 people were reportedly killed during an attack by Boko Haram members on Dalori, a settlement located on the outskirt of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital yesterday January 30th.
Sahara Reporters reports that the sect members dressed in military uniforms, had stormed the village in 10 Hilux buses and motorcycles and started shooting sporadically and setting houses ablaze.

As PDP Crisis Worsen Shekarau, Mantu, Nnamani, others plan new party

The crisis in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) may have assumed an irredeemable dimension with strong indications last week that some top leaders have been meeting to discuss plans to form a new political party.

The plans, Daily Trust on Sunday reliably gathered, are being spearheaded by the trio of former governor of Kano State and former Education minister Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Jigawa State Sule Lamido and former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Mantu.
Others mentioned in the scheme include former minister of the Federal Capital Territory Senator Bala Muhammed, former deputy governor in the old Sokoto State Ahmed Muhammed Gusau, former governor of Bauchi State Isa Yuguda

French language now compulsory for every student in Nigeria:FG

Students from primary to tertiary institutions will henceforth learn French language compulsorily, the federal government said at the weekend.

It said it will embark on intensive training of more French teachers in its bid to make it the nation’s second official language.

The Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, stated these in Abuja yesterday when the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Denys Gaver, paid him a courtesy call.

Black marketers behind fire outbreaks - Kano Fire Service

The Kano State Fire Service on Saturday cautioned black marketeers against selling fuel in or around residential houses in the state.

The State Director of the agency, Alhaji Balarabe Kabara, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano.

He said the warning became necessary following incessant fires in the state especially in Kano metropolis.

Not less than 10 killed as suicide bomber hit Bauchi

Up to 10 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up on Friday at a busy market in a town in Bauchi where the Boko Haram group is waging an insurgency, residents and a Red Cross official told Reuters.

Boko Haram has been waging an almost seven-year campaign in Nigeria’s remote north to build an Islamic state. Thousands have been killed and more than two million people displaced by the campaign.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

NAF bombard Boko Haram hideouts in Borno

The military in Maiduguri, Borno State, said on Saturday that more air strikes have been launched on Boko Haram targets and locations by the Air Component team of Operation Lafiya Dole as part of efforts to locate the Chibok girls and by extension wipe out the insurgents.

The Deputy Theatre Commander (Air), Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao, said this at a press briefing held at the media centre of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Divorce Diary Season 2 Episode VIII 30th Jan 2016

My name is Dr Rahima bunu, am a medical doctor I would like to share my divorce diary with you….
I met my husband on Facebook, we got talking and I realize that we had a lot in common, our friendship lossomed. I was 22 and arewa girl, I was already pressured into marriage by my dear mother, my friends had started answering ‘Mrs’. Naturally my mother felt if I didn’t get married soon I would be old maid, and being a medical students I wasn’t ken on marriage then.
After we met offline, I started to have a feelings for Sheriff. He was tall, had a killer smile and always smelt nice always kungane irin abun nan ai ko? He was

Girl Without Limbs Receives Help From Kano State Government.

Respite came today (Friday), for Rahma Haruna, a limbless 19-year old girl of Lahadin Makole in Dawakin Kudu local government area of Kano state when the state Commissioner for Women Affair, Barr. Zubaida Damakka Abubakar, presented empowerment to her family.
Rahma, who has no functional limbs but tiny appendages in the position of arms and legs, is being moved about in a synthetic washbasin by a young cousin, to beg for alms in Kano city, about 26 kilometers from her village. The earnings help in sustaining the family of four.

$2.1bn arms deal: EFCC operative arrested for collecting N45m bribe from indicted military officers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested one of its operatives, Abdulrahman Mohammed Biu, a Deputy Detective Superintendent for allegedly collecting $150,000 (about N45 million) from seven yet to be named military officers currently under investigation for their involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement fraud.

5 Ways To Get Your Kids To Listen Without Yelling

Children are the joy of a home, they bring happiness and in return are loved. They can be funny, stubborn adorable, chatty and obedient but there is just a point where they do not listen. Children’s selective hearing is a big source of frustration for parents. Kids have a lot on their minds, especially the stress they face in school and handling their friends. A major part of discipline is learning how to talk with children. Yelling does not make your kids listen, instead, it makes a child is an emotionally wrecked.The way you talk to your child teaches him how to talk to others. Here are some ways to get your kids to listen without yelling.

Reasons why marriage is a business transaction, not an emotional one

A couple of days ago, a senior colleague asked me in passing why I was bent on making women hard. What a question! After turning his statement over in my mind, I have attempted to put down on paper why exactly I write this column. Simply put, to equip as many females as possible with the proper skills to make informed choices, as many women lack the skills, knowledge, and power to relate with men in an empowered way. Many ladies have found themselves in situations they did not bargain for out of sheer ignorance as a result.

Jigawa state government to sponsor 60 students for medical abroad

The Jigawa state government has set aside the sum of N900 million to sponsor 60 students for the study of medicine in the Republic of China.

This was disclosed by the state’s commissioner of Health, Dr Abba Zakar, yesterday while fielding question from newsmen on the level of preparation for and departure of the students.

Dr Abba Zakari Umar explained that Governor Badaru’s administration had promised to sponsor 200 students from the state to study medicine and nursing in China in its bid to produce enough manpower required to achieve its policy on health for all.

Why Jonathan has not been probed - Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said former President Goodluck Jonathan was not immune from prosecution in the arms deal scandal if found wanting.

Mohammed said this at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife while delivering the Faculty of Art Distinguished Guest Lecture with the theme "Nexus between Corruption and Under-development of the Nigeria State" on Friday.

Multinational task force get additional $79m to fight Boko Haram: FG

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that Nigeria will redeem her pledge of $100 million for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to enhance the operations of the force in the ongoing fight against the Boko Haram insurgency.

President Buhari gave the assurance in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Friday while speaking at a high-level meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Nigerian soldiers share a meal as they take a break from battle! Lovely pic

Feel Free To Comments Here...

See the funny letter a street in Abuja got from armed robbers

The letter above was purportedly sent by armed robbers to people staying at a street in Karu in Abuja. It was actually posted at the street corner. A LIB reader who lives in the area sent it in. These real owners of property

3rd Kannywood Awards Holds March 12, To Celebrate Industry At 25

The 3rd Kannywood Awards which is geared towards celebrating and honouring key players in the Kannywood industry hitherto slated to hold this Saturday, 30th January, has been shifted.

In a press conference by the president/ CEO of Kannywood Awards, Dr. Ahmed Muhammad Sarari, and made available in Abuja, the statement said the new date will be March 12 of this year.

Meet Barrister Zanna the first Nigerian to earn a global recognition for humanitarian services

Last week, a Borno State-born lawyer, Barrister Zannah Mustapha, made history as the first Nigerian to earn a global recognition for humanitarian services from far away Scotland where he contested with two other nominees to emerge the first runner up for the 2016 Robert Burns Humanitarian Award.

Zannah runs the only school in Borno State where orphans and children of victims from both sides of Boko Haram insurgency are given free education in a school where pupils are fed freely.

Elrufai suspends traditional ruler for drug offence

KADUNA State government has announced the immediate suspension of a traditional ruler over alleged involvement in drug-related offence.
Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on January 20, 2016 allegedly arrested Alhaji Ibrahim Danladi with 1.5kg of marijuana.

Danladi, who is the village head of Goma in Gimi district of Sanga local council of the state, reportedly admitted ownership of the illegal drug. NDLEA officials said he would be charged as soon as investigations are concluded.

"I remain party chairman": Gulak

Former Presidential Political Adviser Alhaji Ahmed Gulak has shunned a directive by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors asking the party’s National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, to take over as national chairman.

The governors ordered the Acting National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, to hand over to Oladipo, following Wednesday’s invasion of the party’s secretariat by Gulak, who declared himself chairman.

House of Reps orders probe into alleged sharing of N50m and 150 motorcycles to each member

THE House of Representatives yesterday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges to probe the alleged sharing of N50 million and 150 motorcycles to members by the House leadership.

This followed a point of privilege raised by Yakubu Barde (Kaduna-PDP), the deputy Minority Whip.

The Other Foot Of Dambazzau’s Shoes

I don’t understand what the National Security and Civil Defence Corps is trying to say about the public shining of the shoes of Minister of Interior Abdulraham Dambazzau. It should have covered its head in shame. If the Corps really wanted to help the boss, it should have just kept quiet. Unfortunately, it issued a statement, which, quite frankly, is the equivalent of selling a rope to hang the boss.

Thursday, 28 January 2016

"The equipment Buhari is using to fight Boko Haram are the ones my administration bought": GEJ

In an interview with International news channel, France24, Former President Goodluck Jonathan, said that the current administration is still using the equipment his administration bought while he was in government.
“The new government is working hard and I believe they are still using the equipment we procured. The budget is still being debated, no new equipment has been bought, so even those equipment the president is using to prosecute the war against Boko Haram are those equipment we procured and I believe that with what we left behind and the new ones they will acquire, this issue of Boko Haram will be taken to a logical conclusion.

Buhari: "I won't kill the Naira" Says No to devaluation of Naira

Press Statement From the presidency:
President Muhammadu Buhari declared late Wednesday in Nairobi that he was yet to be convinced that Nigeria and its people will derive any tangible benefit from an official devaluation of the Naira. Speaking at an interactive meeting with Nigerians living in Kenya, President Buhari maintained that while export-driven economies could benefit from devaluation of their currencies, devaluation will only result infurther inflation and hardship for the poor and middle classes in Nigeria's import-dependent economy.

I respect Obasanjo but he introduced bribery to the national assembly - Dino Melaye

Sen. Dino Melaye says he respects former President Olusegun Obasanjo but called him out for allegedly introducing bribery to the National Assembly. According to a report by TheCable, Dino said this while reacting to the letter Obasanjo sent to members of the Senate on January 13th where he berated them over their plans to buy more cars. He said;

BREAKING EFCC detains former Air Chief Amosu

Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Olusola Amosu has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Daily Trust learnt that the retired air force chief has been in detention since Wednesday.
He was yet to be released at the time of filing this report.
Amosu is one of the former and serving military chiefs being investigated over $2.1 billion arms procurement fund which were allegedly diverted for political campaigns by former National Security Adviser Col. Sambo Dasuki.
Dasuki is currently facing trial for the same offence

Saraki replies Obasanjo on N/Assembly corruption allegation

Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Thursday responded to former president Olusegun Obasanjo's letter, saying members of the 8th Senate are committed to good governance, transparency and accountability.
Obasanjo had in a letter to Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara accused the National Assembly of corruption.
" I will want to assure President Obasanjo(former)  that the leadership and membership of the 8th Senate are committed to good governance, transparency, accountability, due process and responsiveness to the economic reality of our nation. It is for this reason that the legislative chamber has introduced bold and progressive reforms in the management of the finances of the National Assembly.

Boy killed as violence rises in Kaduna school

Gate of Kaduna Capital School.
The Kaduna Capital School Old Students Association has expressed concern over the growing problem of gang violence within and around the school; saying there is urgent need for the state government to provide maximum security for students, teachers as well as the school facilities.
Daily Trust gathered that members of rival gangs move into the school with weapons during and after teaching hours to disrupt activities.

Buhari sends money laundering, criminal activities bills to Senate

As his campaign against corruption continues, President Buhari yesterday sent a letter to the Senate asking for the amendment of two bills that will advance his fight against corruption. The bills are the Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016 and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2016. ‎
The Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016, if passed into law, would expand the scope of money laundering offenses, provide protection for employees of various institutions as well as bodies who may discover money

He is on excursion in Kogi Govt House, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described yesterday’s swearing-in of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as Kogi State Governor as a comical event, saying Bello is on excursion to the Kogi Government House.

A statement yesterday by the National Secretary of the PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo,said Bello did not participate in the overall election to emerge  governor.

GEJ: #DasukiGate I’ll talk at the right time

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he will not comment on the ongoing investigation into the procurement of arms by his administration for the fight against Boko Haram.
Jonathan spoke yesterday at a conference hosted by the Geneva Press Club in Switzerland.

Answering questions from the audience, the former president said: “I would have loved to speak extensively on this issue [arms deal] because, even back home,

Ahmed Gulak declares himself PDP National Chairman

Ahmed Gulak
An aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday installed himself as the national chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in dramatic fashion.
Ahmed Gulak, political adviser to Jonathan, stormed the party headquarters at Wadata Plaza with 10 other supporters and proclaimed himself the national chairman.

Jonathan’s party has been without a substantive chairman since Ahmed Mu’azu resigned on May 20, last year after Jonathan lost the election to President Muhammadu Buhari in April last year.
Prince Uche Secondus, who is the deputy national chairman, has been acting as the chairman since then.

Photo of a Boko haram member arrested in Yobe

This Boko haram member was arrested by the Nigerian military in Yunusari, Yobe State.
Photo credit:@Dan-Borno

Dr Umaru Mutallab Help Pays N4m Fine For Release Of 65 Kano Prison Inmates

LEADERSHIP exclusively published a report in its edition of January 11, 2016 titled, “Untold Story of Nursing Mothers In 100 Year Old Kurmawa Prison”, which revealed the ordeal of nursing mothers and their infants at the Kurmawa city prison. It is believed that the report may have initiated the move by the foundation.

Our reporter gathered that the chairman of the foundation, Dr Umaru Mutallab, and the director general/CEO of Jaiz Charity & Development Foundation, Amb. Adamu Babangida Ibrahim effected the release of the inmates

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Nima Macece Episode 6 27th January 2015

If you miss the previous episode click Here

Gida yanufa da ita suna tadi tace baranje nayi wanka. Yace ban wayanki nayi game tace kaidai kaman yaro. Yace temple run bayaro ba babba. Tashiga kenan adda tafito takalleshi ahmadu ana kan aiki ko. Yayi murmushin jin dadi yace sosaima ai yanxu nasamu hanyan dazai kaini har gun basant ina bi a hankali ne tace to Allah nuna mana Allah saka da alheri. Yadauki wayan yayi text wa numban dayake zargi. Where are you?. Cikin mintuna kadan aka turo Guest house, inkina tahowa kisayawa basant pizza! Yamayar da o.k. tananan kalao ko?. Akadawo da sosaima aikinmu nakyau ai. Wani irin dadi ahmed yaji yagoge text din yabar inkina tahowa ki sayowa basant pizza. Saboda tagani kartace tamanta suyi zargi. Bayan fitowarta sundanyi tadi yace zaishiga daga ciki. Bataso hakaba don a yanda take jinsa ba abunda bazata iya masaba. Sukayi sallama

Not less than 10 killed as suicide bombers strike Chibok community

No fewer than 10 people have been confirmed dead in a suicide attack in Chibok community in Borno state. Residents say 5 suicide bombers entered into the community this morning. Three of them successfully detonated the bomb on them while two others are still at large. More details later.

EFCC Seals Ihejirika's Estate In Abuja! Photos

 An Estate along Jabi Airport road junction in Abuja, belonging to the former Chief of Army Staff (COAS).Azubuike Ihejirika, CFR was today 27/1/2016 sealed by the officials of the EFCC in company of heavily armed security officials. read to see more pics...

Nigerians should be ready for more shocking corruption reports-Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed said Nigerians should be prepared for more shocking revelations on corruption, which is yet to be released.
Mohammed raised the alarm that treasury looters had resorted to fighting back, using various means.
 Speaking to chiefs of newspapers on Tuesday,he said 

”When I met with the news and political editors in Lagos on Sunday, I said, among other things, that the government is aware that in fighting corruption, corruption will also fight back.

Photos: 4-year-old boy whose eyes were plucked out by ritualist was kidnapped in Kaduna a few days ago

Earlier today, I posted a photo of a little boy whose eyes were plucked out. (read here.) I now have more details. 4 year-old Naseerdeen's eyes were plucked out by ritualists in Zaria, Kaduna state. According to Aishat who shared this photo of Naseerdeen, on January 24, he was kidnapped along with his sister in Marafa (police college) Kaduna State, on their way to a mosque close to their home.

Photos: Buhari arrives Kenya

President Buhari pictured above being welcomed by the Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta and other top government officials. He is in Kenya on a three day official visit. Continue to see more photos...

Yahaya Bello sworn in as Kogi state governor

Yahaya Bello has been sworn in as the governor of Kogi state. He was sworn in this morning at a ceremony still happening in the state. Yahaya became governor in a controversial supplementary election that was conducted after APC's governorship candidate, Prince Audu Abubakar, died suddenly during the governorship election in November last year.

Meanwhile James Faleke who ran as deputy governor with Abubakar did not attend the ceremony.

Gov. El-Rufai visits scene of Kaduna market fire outbreak

Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai earlier yesterday visited the scene of the inferno at the Station Market in Kaduna local government area of the state. The market was gutted by fire last night and three almajiris who sleep in the shops reportedly burnt beyond recognition.

We don’t have any immediate plan to devalue the naira - CBN Governor

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, says the Apex bank has no immediate plan to devalue the Naira despite the continued downward slide of the Naira. Emefiele said this after the meeting of the bank's Monetary Policy Committee yesterday January 26th.

"We don’t have any immediate plan to devalue the naira. However, we are already working on different scenarios; the models are being worked on.

Innalillahi! This Little boy's eyes plucked out for ritual (Graphic photo)

read what the guy that shared the picture on FB wrote: Musa Saqafa...he shared the photo and wrote in Hausa. INNA LILLAHI WA'INNA ILAIHI RAJI'UN


Adamawa State Governor Bindow ride in a commercial Keke NAPEP to Office

Governor Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa state was pictured in a Keke NAPEP during the inspection of ongoing road projects across the state capital.

Minister of Jutice says :Nigeria to receive $750m Abacha loot, £6.9 million Ibori loot

The Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of the Federation, Justice Abubakar Malami, says the Federal government will soon receive another $750 million allegedly laundered by former Military dictator, Sani Abacha and £6.9 million by former Delta state governor, James Ibori who is serving jail term in the UK over corruption charges.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

$200bn stolen money stashed in Dubai - Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna Central Zone) has alleged that corrupt Nigerians have in the last 16 years stashed $200 billion in Dubai. Sen. Sani said this while speaking with newsmen in Kaduna yesterday January 25th
“Corrupt Nigerians have stashed unbelievable amount of monies in Dubai alone in the name of estates acquisition, purchase of exotic houses and business partnership in the last 16 years. Some have stashed raw cash.

Kaduna station market gutted by fire

The Kaduna station market was gutted by fire last night till the early hours of toay. Three almajiris who sleep in peoples shops were reportedly burnt beyond recognition. No word yet on what caused the inferno. See another pic after the cut...

Classic 1953 RollsRoyce in the Emir of Kano's garage

This 1953 Rolls Royce owned by the Emir of Kano palace was once used to carry the Queen of England when she visited Nigeria. It's packed at the garage of the Emir's palace. It was shared on twitter by British High Commissioner to Nigeria who was there last week. See more pics after the cut

Monday, 25 January 2016

21-year-old young man from Kebbi State makes cars and engines with scrap material

Talented Muzzamil Umma, 21, from Kebbi State builds cars and engines using scrap material he picks around Birnin Kebbi. More photos after the cut...

Young man who made cars and engines with scrap material meets his state governor

Remember the 21 Talented Muzzamil Umma from Kebbi State that I featured today who builds cars and engines using scrap material he picks around Birnin Kebbi? Well the good news is that he met Kebbi state governor Abubakar Bagudu today Jan. 24th. Photo credit: Babangida Ruma

Group questions Chief of Army Staff, Maj. Gen. Buratai’s non-inclusion in arms deal probe

Read the press statement below...
The Save The Nation Movement (STNM) has questioned the rationale behind the exclusion of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Buratai and other top army officers in the ongoing probe of the alleged involved of some military chiefs in economic and financial crimes in the management of personnel finances and the purchase of arms for the prosecution of the war against insurgency, despite that he (Buratai) was the Defence Head Quarters (DHQ) Director of Procurement between 2012 and 2015.

Friday, 22 January 2016

Borno Elders say those involved in arms deal scandal are the real Boko Haram sponsors

The Borno Elders Forum has alleged that all those that have been accused of misappropriating $2.1 billion arms fund are the real sponsors of Boko Haram. The group made the allegation in a statement signed by their chairman, Ambassador Gaji Galtimari and released yesterday Jan. 21st.The statement reads in part;
“Much has been said about the sponsors of Boko Haram. With the horrifying revelations about the ‘Arms Deal’, it is no longer necessary to continue delaying the search for the real sponsors of Boko Haram.

Graphic Troops kill more Boko Haram fighters in Borno

5 Boko Haram members were killed by Troops of 153 task force base during a face off on Wednesday January 20th. Items recovered from the sect members include 1 MC-H3 tube panhand aml 90 gun with registration number 0182, 1 36milimeter, handset, grenade, 7 pieces of 60 milemeter bodies and 3 AK47 rifles. More photos after the cut...

Pregnant woman murdered in Kano

Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase
A pregnant woman Aisha Aliyu of Bachirawa quarters in Ungoggo local government area of Kano state was murdered by yet to be identified persons on Wednesday.

N50 Stamp Duty Is Per Transaction, Not Per N1000 – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has clarified that the N50 stamp duty imposed on bank customers is to be charged per transaction and not per volume of N1,000. Hence, irrespective of the amount, the sum of N50 is to be charged provided such a transaction is N1000 and above.

Director, Corporate Communications CBN, Mallam Ibrahim Mu’azu, who said this in a statement made available to LEADERSHIP Friday yesterday, said it has become necessary to make the clarification following some misconceptions among members of the public.

Corruption: ‘You can’t talk about Dasuki without talking about President Jonathan’

Several high-profile Nigerians are facing charges as part of a drive against corruption but there are concerns the government is settling old political scores and flouting due process.

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to recoup what he said were “mind-boggling” sums of public money stolen under previous administrations to fulfil a campaign pledge to end graft.

This week, the government claimed just 55 people stole more than $6 billion between 2006 and 2013, leaving Nigeria in the lurch as its economy struggles due to the global oil price slump.