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ICPC Freezes Ex-Gov Yari’s $669,248; N24.3m

ICPC Freezes Ex-Gov Yari’s $669,248; N24.3m

  A Federal High Court, Abuja, has granted permission to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to freeze various sums of money in bank accounts traced to the immediate past governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, gave the permission Friday, when he ruled on an ex-parte motion filed by ICPC ordering that ... Read More »

Ogun: Appeal Court dismisses Labour Party’s suit against Abiodun

Ogun: Appeal Court dismisses Labour Party’s suit against Abiodun

  The Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan on Friday dismissed the appeal by the Labour Party against the election of Prince Dapo Abiodun as Governor of Ogun State. The Court described the Labour Party’s repeated challenge of the Ogun State Governor as lacking merit and outrightly frivolous. It upheld the submission of Abiodun and All Progressives Congress (APC) counsel, ... Read More »

Ekiti commences naming and shaming of sex offenders with Reverend who raped 7-year old girl

Ekiti commences naming and shaming of sex offenders with Reverend who raped 7-year old girl

Worried by recurring cases of rape, the Ekiti State Government on Friday commenced the naming and shaming of offenders of sexual abuses. The first person in the hall of infamy is Rev. Asateru Gabriel, formerly of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Ifisin-Ekiti. A widely circulated flier by the state’s Ministry of Justice indicated that Gabriel is currently serving a five-year prison ... Read More »

How El-Zakzaky contacted team of lawyers, human rights and Shiite groups in India for asylum purpose- FG

How El-Zakzaky contacted team of lawyers, human rights and Shiite groups in India for asylum purpose- FG

  “…he initiated contacts with a team of lawyers led by Ali Zia Kabir Chaudary and Gunjan Singh in that country. He also contacted some Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), such as the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) and other Shiite groups. His aim was to seek asylum and eventually relocate to another country.” PRESS STATEMENT THE REPATRIATION OF IBRAHEEM EL-ZAKZAKY FROM ... Read More »

Ex-banker  bags 10 years  imprisonment for  fraud, stealing depositors’ money

Ex-banker bags 10 years imprisonment for fraud, stealing depositors’ money

By Ade Ademiju, Ado -Ekiti An Ekiti State High Court, in Ado Ekiti has sentenced a former cashier officer with Fidelity Bank, Ado branch, Michael Adedayo Ihinolurinjon to ten years imprisonment for stealing money from the bank’s vault and diverting customers’ deposits to personal use. Ihinolurinjon was on Thursday, August 15, 2019, found guilty of a two-count charge of stealing ... Read More »

Breaking: Siasia banned for life by FIFA over bribery, match manipulation

Breaking: Siasia banned for life by FIFA over bribery, match manipulation

Samson Siasia has been banned from all football related activities for life by FIFA after being found guilty over bribery and manipulation of matches. FIFA said it opened disciplinary proceedings after a vast investigation into various international matches that Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal, a convicted match-fixer, had attempted to manipulate for betting purposes. FIFA in a statement said “The adjudicatory ... Read More »

El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja, returned into custody by DSS

El-Zakzaky arrives Abuja, returned into custody by DSS

    . …As Shiite group vows to continue ‘struggle’ Radical Shiite leader, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky has landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. On arrival from India where his treatment was aborted, the leader of the Shiite group, known as Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was said to have been whisked away by security agents, according to a ... Read More »

NAHCON congratulates Saudi Arabia on successful completion of 2019 Hajj

NAHCON congratulates Saudi Arabia on successful completion of 2019 Hajj

  “The NAHCON Chairman praised the Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for their professional handling of the event which resulted in an event-free exercise.” NAHCON CONGRATULATES SAUDI ARABIA FOR SUCCESFULLY CONCLUDING 2019 HAJJ SEASON The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, congratulates the Saudi Arabian government for successfully hosting Pilgrims from all over the world ... Read More »

Fayemi Inaugurates New Council Of Traditional Rulers, Cautions Against Unnecessary Rivalry

Fayemi Inaugurates New Council Of Traditional Rulers, Cautions Against Unnecessary Rivalry

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi on Thursday inaugurated the newly constituted State Council of Traditional Rulers under the chairmanship of Alawe of Ilawe, HRM Oba Adebanji Alabi, with a call on the obas to support the present administration’s efforts at bringing development to every part of the State. The Governor also charged the traditional rulers and all Ekiti indigenes ... Read More »

Makkah: A ‘VIP’ pilgrimage in five-star hotels

Makkah: A ‘VIP’ pilgrimage in five-star hotels

  FIVE-STAR hotels with views of Islam’s holiest site and luxury hajj pilgrimage packages are attracting a super-wealthy clientele and establishing Mecca as the capital of premium religious tourism. Mecca’s finest hotels are lavishly appointed with shimmering marble, fine wood panelling and vast chandeliers, serving super-wealthy pilgrims from around the world. At one of the high-end establishments, the main selling ... Read More »

Peace Corps launches nationwide campaign to end insecurity, violent killings

Peace Corps launches nationwide campaign to end insecurity, violent killings

By Haruna Salami In apparent response to the spate of incessant killings, kidnappings, banditry and armed robbery in the country, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has flagged-off a nationwide peace campaign tagged ‘let’s give peace a chance’. Performing the flag off ceremony in Abuja Wednesday, National Commandant of the Corps, Amb. (Dr.) Dickson Akoh said “peaceful Nigeria is achievable if ... Read More »

Court Jails Nine Oil Thieves in Port Harcourt

Court Jails Nine Oil Thieves in Port Harcourt

By Adebola Owolola Justice A.T. Mohammed of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, convicted and sentenced Ndubisi Ebezim; Eze Igwe Charlse; Kingsley Nwosu; Chukwuman Odum; Sunday Josiah; Mohammed Yahaya; Najib Abubaka, Abubaka Idi and Babagida Jiddah to two years imprisonment with an option of fine to the tune of N100, 000 ... Read More »

Lawyer Asks Court To Stop Buhari From Inaugurating Ministers-designate

Lawyer Asks Court To Stop Buhari From Inaugurating Ministers-designate

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will on Monday, deliver its ruling in a suit seeking to stop President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from his cabinet list. The applicant, Mr. Musa Baba-panya, who was also the counsel in the case, had, on Thursday, approached the court with an ex parte ... Read More »