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Sterling Bank Commences Bankruptcy Proceeding Against Lagos businessman, Jaiyesimi

Sterling Bank Commences Bankruptcy Proceeding Against Lagos businessman, Jaiyesimi

By Our Reporter A Federal High Court, Lagos, has restrained a Lagos businessman, Adeniyi Adebulugbe Jaiyesimi, who resides at 16 Wesley Close, Friends Colony Estate, Lekki and carries on business at Donex Technical Services Ltd. as the Managing Director of the company, from operating, withdrawing from or dealing with his funds in any bank or financial institution within Nigeria pending ... Read More »

Rape allegation: Try Pastor Fatoyinbo in Lagos – Lawyers

Rape allegation: Try Pastor Fatoyinbo in Lagos – Lawyers

Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates, a civil rights organisation, has demanded that Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, who is enmeshed in a rape allegation should be tried in Lagos. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, Pelumi Olajengbesi, coordinator of the group, said the case would be diligently monitored with a view to checking ... Read More »

Reintroducing Ruga Will Disintegrate Nigeria – Edwin Clark

Reintroducing Ruga Will Disintegrate Nigeria – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and convener of the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, has warned the Federal Government not to reintroduce the suspended controversial Ruga scheme as such may lead to the disintegration of Nigeria. Chief Clark gave the warning in an interview with journalists yesterday. “Nigeria belongs to all of us. It is true that this country has ... Read More »

EFCC Trains Officers on Digital Banking Operations, Investigation

By Bola Owolola The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has charged officers of the agency to put in their best in curbing fraud associated with digital banking. Magu made this call at the opening ceremony of a four-day intensive training designed to cover several topics on Digital Banking operation and investigation, holding at the EFCC ... Read More »

RUGA SETTLEMENT: Give Us Sambisa Forest – Fulani Herdsmen

RUGA SETTLEMENT: Give Us Sambisa Forest – Fulani Herdsmen

Following the suspension of the RUGA settlement which ignited controversy, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautel Hore Socio-cultural Organization, Alhaji Abdullahi Bodejo, has appealed to the Federal Government to give them Sambisa Forest for relocation. Bodejo who told The Sun that the Fulani never asked for RUGA settlement in the first place, stated that the facilities for carrying out ... Read More »

Catholic Doctors Seek Urgent Solution To Drug Abuse In Nigeria

Catholic Doctors Seek Urgent Solution To Drug Abuse In Nigeria

Bola Owolola Association of Catholic Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (ACMPN) has urged the Federal government and all citizens of the country to step up the fight against all forms of drug abuse and misuse within the country. The renewed war against drug abuse by the medical practitioners was part of critical issues deliberated upon at the weekend during this year’s ... Read More »

ANAMBRA, RIVERS GET NEW COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE

By Bola Owolola The Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting and redeployment of Commissioners of Police in charge of Anambra and Rivers States Commands. Consequently, a new Commissioner of Police, CP Abang John, formerly of the Department of Research and Planning, Force Headquarters, Abuja has been posted to Anambra State Police Command; while the erstwhile ... Read More »

PDP suspends Elumelu, Ikpeazu, Oke, others

PDP suspends Elumelu, Ikpeazu, Oke, others

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended seven of ite members in the House of Reps for one month. The affected Rep members are Ndudi Elumelu, Lynda Ikpeazu, Wole Oke, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid. The suspension followed the failure of the lawmakers to honour invitation issued to them yesterday, asking them ... Read More »

Diezani Alison-Madueke forfeits $40 million jewelry

Diezani Alison-Madueke forfeits $40 million jewelry

Hundreds of jewelry including bangles, earrings, and wristwatches allegedly belonging to a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, are among the items temporarily forfeited to the Nigerian government. The jewelry was worth about $40million. The forfeiture was ordered by a Federal High Court, Lagos on Friday following an application brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The items ... Read More »

Police Grant Senator Elisha Abbo Bail

Police Grant Senator Elisha Abbo Bail

The Police toady granted Senator Elisha Abbo who was caught assaulting a woman on camera in a sex toy shop, bail after spending a night in custody. Bala Ciroma, a Commissioner of Police, said Abbo was allowed to go home on Friday after meeting a set of administrative conditions. The senator was arrested yesterday after turning himself in to the ... Read More »

BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

BREAKING: Buhari Reappoints SGF, Chief of Staff

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Mr Boss Mustapha and Malam Abba Kyari as Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, and Chief of Staff, CoS, respectively. Garba Shehu, spokesman for the president, disclosed this in a statement today. “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and ... Read More »

TINUBU and OANDO SAGA: COURT ADJOURNS TILL 22 JULY FOR HEARING

TINUBU and OANDO SAGA: COURT ADJOURNS TILL 22 JULY FOR HEARING

By Our Reporter A Lagos Federal high court judge, Ayokunle Faji, has adjourned all the cases involving Oando Plc, Securities Exchange commission and other interested parties till 22nd of July 2019 for the hearing of the pending applications and the substantive suit. Justice Faji adjourned the cases yesterday till the aforementioned date to be heard by the vacation judge since ... Read More »

SHOCKING! Days After Welcoming New Child, Rapper Olamide Might Be Expecting Another Baby

SHOCKING! Days After Welcoming New Child, Rapper Olamide Might Be Expecting Another Baby

The hits just keep coming folks! Shocking reports have it that, Nigerian rapper, Olamide who welcomed his second child with fiancee, Bukunmi earlier this week is set to welcome another bundle of joy. This time it’s with Radio personality, Maria Okan! According to reports, when Maria who is a radio personality discovered she was one month pregnant for Olamide, she ... Read More »

Be Ready To Defend Yourself – Ohanaze Chieftain Tells Southerners On Expulsion Threat From North

Be Ready To Defend Yourself – Ohanaze Chieftain Tells Southerners On Expulsion Threat From North

Chief John Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the pan Igbo socio-political organization, has described the expulsion threat by a coalition of Northern Groups issued to Southerners resident in the North if the Federal Government did not rescind its decision to suspend the RUGA settlement policy within 30 days as irresponsible, unlawful and provocative. In a release signed ... Read More »

National Livestock Transformation Plan Voluntary – NEC

The NEC Committee on Farmers/Herders Crisis under the chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a meeting today resolved that any state that is interested in the National Livestock Transformation Plan, NLTP, should bring development plan in line with NLTP for implementation in such state. The plan must be unique based on the challenges of the state. Those who attended ... Read More »

Gov. Makinde Names Executive Adviser and Special Adviser on Legislative Matters

Gov. Makinde Names Executive Adviser and Special Adviser on Legislative Matters

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde has approved the appointment of Mr. Debo Akande as his Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness and Mr. Adejumobi Samuel Ademola as Special Adviser on Legislative Matters. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, said that the two appointments take immediate effect. Akande, the newly named Executive Adviser, Agricbusiness, is a ... Read More »

N1.4billion fraud: How N700million was funneled to Paul Uzoro’s account – EFCC witness

N1.4billion fraud: How N700million was funneled to Paul Uzoro’s account – EFCC witness

By Our Reporter The trial of the Paul Usoro, president, Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, for fraud related offences has commenced as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, called its first witness. Usoro is being prosecuted before the Federal High Court, Lagos, for alleged fraud of N1.4billion belonging to Akwa Ibom State. The witness, Udom Idongesit, a Relations Manager at ... Read More »

Senate Sets Committee to Investigate Member Over Woman Assault

Senate Sets Committee to Investigate Member Over Woman Assault

By Haruna Salami The Senate has set up an Ad-hoc Committee to investigate alleged assault by Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North Senatorial district on a nursing mother at a sex toy shop seen in viral video. Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central senatorial district who drew the attention of the Senate through order 14 explained that the video would ... Read More »

EFCC Asks Court to Dismiss Adoke, Dan-Etete’s Application to Set Aside Arrest Warrant

EFCC Asks Court to Dismiss Adoke, Dan-Etete’s Application to Set Aside Arrest Warrant

By Bola Owolola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has asked Justice Danlami Senchi of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Jabi, Abuja, to dismiss an application brought by the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, seeking an order to vacate a warrant of arrest order issued against him and five others in ... Read More »