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London Court Strikes out Suit against Shell

London Court Strikes out Suit against Shell

A London court yesterday threw out a suit filed against Shell seeking to register a Nigerian judgment in the United Kingdom against the company. The claimants had been awarded N15.4 billion by a Nigerian high court in June 2010 in respect of pollution from a ruptured pipeline maintained by Shell in Tai Eleme LGA of Rivers State during the civil ... Read More »

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

The season six of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) bumper reward scheme tagged, “FCMB Millionaire Promo,” has come to an end with the grand finale draw held recently. At the end of the promo, which ran from March to October this year, another set of 16 lucky customers of the bank emerged as millionaires by winning cash ranging from ... Read More »

Ekiti varsity sacks over 900 workers

Ekiti varsity sacks over 900 workers

No fewer than 900 members of staff of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti were dismissed by the institution’s management for various offences that allegedly contravene its condition of service. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun who made this known while addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said the decision was taken by the institution’s Governing Council ... Read More »

No evil deed shall go unpunished,” Judge says as he slammed 12 years jail term on Kalu

No evil deed shall go unpunished,” Judge says as he slammed 12 years jail term on Kalu

For former Gov. Orji Kalu, it was a dramatic turn of events at the premises of Federal High Court, Lagos on Thursday. Like a senator that he is, the former governor of Abia State had walked in majestically into the court premises accompanied by a couple of aides for judgment in a case of N7.2 billion fraud and money laundering ... Read More »

Court orders DSS to transfer El-Zakzaky, wife to Kaduna Correctional Centre

Court orders DSS to transfer El-Zakzaky, wife to Kaduna Correctional Centre

A High Court on Thursday ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to transfer the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zinat, to the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Kaduna, to allow his lawyers easy access to him. Justice Gideon Kurada, the trial Judge’s order was sequel to the application by Haruna Magashi, counsel ... Read More »

APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS ZULUM FOR ALLOCATING LION SHARE TO EDUCATION SECTOR

APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS ZULUM FOR ALLOCATING LION SHARE TO EDUCATION SECTOR

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Former Secretary of the Defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Borno state, Hon. Yusuf Adamu has commended governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for allocating lion share of N23 billion to Education sector out of the total sum of N134.5 Billion for the year 2020.This is even as he advised the State Government ... Read More »

BREAKING: Senate passes N10.594tr 2020 budget

BREAKING: Senate passes N10.594tr 2020 budget

The Senate on Thursday passed the 2020 Budget of N10.594 trillion, as against N10.33trillion presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senators effected an increase of N264billion on the Budget. The passage, followed the consideration and adoption of the budget report of Senate Committee on Appropriation chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau. Senator Barau while presenting his report ... Read More »

Don’t handcuff me in public, Orji Kalu begs prison warders

Don’t handcuff me in public, Orji Kalu begs prison warders

With tears dropping down his cheeks,former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, has suggested that he has a role to play in the national politics of 2023.   *Orji Uzor Kalu going inside the prison today Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip smiled at reporters and said, ‘2023, here we ... Read More »

Court Orders DSS to Release Sowore, Bakare Within 24hrs

Court Orders DSS to Release Sowore, Bakare Within 24hrs

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday expressed great reservation over the refusal of the Department of State Service (DSS) to release convener #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. Consequently, the court ordered the DSS to release Sowore and Bakare within the next 24 hours and adjourned to Friday December 6 for ... Read More »

N7.65bn fraud: Orji Uzor Kalu to spend   next 12 years in jail

N7.65bn fraud: Orji Uzor Kalu to spend next 12 years in jail

The Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, to a maximum of 12 years imprisonment for N7.65bn fraud, among other multiple sentences ranging from 3 years to 5 years on 27 counts. Justice Mohammad Idris also convicted and sentenced his two other accomplices who were also found guilty of N7.65bn fraud. They ... Read More »

N30 billion NHIS cash idle in CBN

N30 billion NHIS cash idle in CBN

About 14 years after its commencement, only about five per cent of Nigerians are still covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), with over N30 billion left in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) unaccessed Chairman of the House of Representatives Joint Committees on Insurance and Actuarial Matters, Health Care Services and Health Institutions, Darlington Nwokocha, made this known during ... Read More »

Court finds Uzor Kalu guilty of N7.65bn fraud

Court finds Uzor Kalu guilty of N7.65bn fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos has found a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65bn fraud. Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as govern. …Details Later Read More »

Declaring Kanu’s lawyer wanted baseless – IPOB

Declaring Kanu’s lawyer wanted baseless – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has described as baseless the Police declaration of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor wanted. The group said the plan was not only to intimidate other lawyers from accepting IPOB’s cases but to truncate its struggle for a republic. The Anambra Police Command had on Tuesday declared Ejiofor wanted following alleged killing of two police ... Read More »

IPOB: Oraifite Community vows to fish out killers of policemen

IPOB: Oraifite Community vows to fish out killers of policemen

The Oraifite community in Anambra said it has resolved to provide necessary support to law enforcement agencies to fish out and properly prosecute all persons behind the violence that erupted in the town on Dec. 2 leading to the killing of two policemen. In a statement issued by the Oraifite Improvement Union (IDU), the union also condemned the violence and ... Read More »

Fed Govt launches battle to recover N20tr oil cash

Fed Govt launches battle to recover N20tr oil cash

Six oil firms have defaulted in the payment of approximately $62,190,679,793.00 billion (N20trillion) arrears of revenue to the government based on the deep offshore production sharing contracts. The government is threatening to release the list of the affected oil giants. The Presidency is pushing for the recovery of the cash, despite recourse to blackmail, it was learnt yesterday. Fresh documents ... Read More »

Between thuggery and state disobedience

Between thuggery and state disobedience

By Wole Soyinka I have no hesitation in admitting that I have a, personal, formative interest in the health of the Nigerian judiciary, deeper perhaps than the average Nigerian.  At a critical junction in the life of this writer, a judge resolved to give primacy to the call of conscience, affirm his professional integrity and defend the supremacy of law ... Read More »

Edo Crisis: 12 Assembly  Seats Declared Vacant

Edo Crisis: 12 Assembly Seats Declared Vacant

The crisis in Edo State House of Assembly worsened wednesday as the seats of 12 members-elect, who have failed to present themselves for inauguration, as well as two others, who didn’t meet mandatory sitting requirement to continue as members of the House, were declared vacant. Speaking with journalists, Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Yekini Idiaye, representing Akoko Edo State ... Read More »

FG files N135bn fraud charge against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

FG files N135bn fraud charge against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February 13, 2020, the planned arraignment of the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, following his absence in court First defendant Ubah and Second defendant Capital Oil are facing an alleged N135bn fraud charge filed Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February ... Read More »

Donald Trump storms out of NATO confab after been mocked by UK,France and Canadian leaders

Donald Trump storms out of NATO confab after been mocked by UK,France and Canadian leaders

Donald Trump departed London on Wednesday after a dramatic two days at the NATO summit where he bickered with Emmanuel Macron, had to meet behind-closed-doors with host leader Boris Johnson, and was mocked by Justin Trudeau – resulting in the president calling him ‘two-faced’ and furiously canceling his final scheduled press conference. Trump reacted in a snit of anger after Johnson, Macron and Trudeau were caught ... Read More »

Oil discovery in Gongola Basin would create jobs – Kyari

Oil discovery in Gongola Basin would create jobs – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mallam Mele Kyari has outlined possible ways the Nigeria economy in general and the oil and gas Industry in particular could reap from the recent discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II well in the Upper Gongola Basin section of Benue Trough. Speaking at the recently concluded ... Read More »