Suspected gunmen raid Maina’s Kaduna home

Heavily armed gunmen, suspected to be officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) yesterday night raided the Kaduna home of the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Task Team on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina. The gunmen were allegedly said to be in search of cash and ammunitions stashed in the house. Residents of Kano Street, Kawo New Extension, Kaduna, where the house is located, said some of the gunmen came in military uniform, while others were in plain clothes. Spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Aliyu…

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Mainagate: Discordant tunes as Reps’ probe gets underway

More revelations, accusations, counter accusations and denials dominate the investigations of the House of Representatives into the reinstatement and promotion of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force (PRTF), Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina. PHILIP NYAM reports For the past two weeks, the House of Representatives ad hoc committee led by Hon. Aliyu Madaki investigating the disappearance, reappearance, reinstatement and promotion of former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Force (PETF), Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina has had a deluge of submissions and testimony from different stakeholders amidst drama that could best be…

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Maina mutilated our records for 3 years- Pensioners cries out

The leadership of the Federal Civil Service Pensioners under the Nigeria Union of pensioners has alleged that the former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, deliberately manipulated its records for three years in a quest to justify his claim of ghost workers. The National President of the association, Comrade Sunday Omezi, made this known while addressing some selected Journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, contrary to Maina’s claims of laying off ghost workers, the pensioners who were affected by the move were genuine pensioners who were presently being reinstated…

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Fayose to Maina: Name the thieves in Buhari’s govt

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr Abdullahi Maina, to go ahead and tell Nigerians those thieves that he alleged were surrounding President Muhammadu Buhari in his government and answer the corruption allegations against him as well as his fraudulent reinstatement. Governor Fayose described the Maina’s interview shown on Channels Television yesterday, as explosive, saying he was sure that President Buhari will look the other way just as he did on the allegation of award of $25…

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VIDEO: Maina breaks silence on pension fraud allegation

In an interview with Channels Television, AbdulRasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, says he is ready to reveal top secrets to President Muhammadu Buhari. He said many of those around the president were insincere and appealed to the President to give him an opportunity to “prove his innocence”. “Thank God our president stands for the truth, the unfortunate thing is that some people around him whom he has given trust are lying to him; this one I can attest to and I can give you instances,…

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I don’t know who ordered Maina’s reinstatement – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, a presidential spokesman, says he is not in the know if President Muhammadu Buhari was involved in the reinstatement of Abdulrashed Maina. Maina, ex-chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), who had been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud, was reinstated into the civil service under controversial circumstances. Winifred Oyo-Ita, head of the civil service of the federation, had in a leaked memo, claimed that she informed and warned the president about the reinstatement of Maina. But speaking in an interview with…

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Buhari’s supporters attack PDP over Maina

A group, Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over what it described as the party’s “intemperate remarks against the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.” The group was reacting to a statement credited to the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Prince Dayo Adeyeye on the reinstatement of the embattled Pension Reform Task Force Team (PRTT) chairman, Abdulhammid Maina into the Federal Civil Service. Noting that Maina was a product of the monumental corruption perpetrated under the past government of President Goodluck Jonathan, BMSG said Nigerians will not…

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Buhari summons Abba Kyari, Oyo-Ita over FEC clash

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly summoned his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, after the duo clash at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.   Recall that both officers in a video made public by channels TV appeared to be engaged a  heated argument, as Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo listens to the two sides.   The discussion is believed to be about Oyo-Ita’s memo to Kyari on the embattled former pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina. The memo is believed…

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Anti-Corruption War: A Campaign Compromised?

By Abdullahi Osi   “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody”–President MuhammaduBuhari It was May 29, 2015, when that speech was made by the then newly inaugurated President MuhammaduBuhari. That punchy line resonated across the country, from the vast landscape of the north to the forest region of the south. The long-awaited nemesis of the chronically corrupt and unrepentant enemies of good governance has arrived. It shall no longer be business as usual. The optimism on the part of the citizens was infectious. From a backdrop of a…

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Maina: Garba Shehu Needs Psychiatric Evaluation – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, to go for “Psychiatric Evaluation” following his attempt to blame the PDP for the return of fugitive Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service.  PDP described the attempt as the height of absurdity. In a statement signed by the Party’s spokesperson, Dayo Adeyeye, PDP wonder how it will be responsible for the mess created by President Buhari and “his cabals.” “We had earlier in our response on this matter advised the government to properly investigate those responsible for this mess and…

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