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Dasukigate:  I ‘reluctantly’ refunded N 200m from N 4.6bn transferred to my account- Obanikoro

Dasukigate: I ‘reluctantly’ refunded N 200m from N 4.6bn transferred to my account- Obanikoro

A former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, has said it was ‘reluctantly’ that he refunded to the Federal Government the sum of   the N 200 million from the N 4.6 billion transferred into his account by former National Security Adviser Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Obanikoro said this before the Federal High Court in Lagos where he is testifying ... Read More »

Onnoghen files fresh application against CCT trial, says ‘Chairman’s integrity in doubt’

Embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, is not relented in his bid to stall his proposed trial before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). He has filed an application before the Tribunal demanding the disqualification of the Chairman, Danladi Umar.  His motion notice dated Monday, February 4, 2019 was brought pursuant to Rule 12(1) and (1A) of the ... Read More »

Ritual Killers of UNIOSUN 400 Level Student, Sonibare Sentenced to Death

Three persons have been sentenced to death by Osun state High Court for killing one Timileyin Sonibare, for money rituals. Timileyin Sonibare until his cruel death was a 400 Level student of the Osun State University. He was murdered on the 26th of June 2017 at Oke Baale area in Osogbo, while his head and arm were also cut off ... Read More »

ONNOGHEN: Drama At CCT As Prosecutor, Defence Attorney Argue Over ‘Delay Tactics’

ONNOGHEN: Drama At CCT As Prosecutor, Defence Attorney Argue Over ‘Delay Tactics’

There was drama at the Code of Conduct Tribunal on Monday, after a senior lawyer representing the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, was confronted with allegations of delaying the proceedings by the tribunal chairman, Danladi Umar. Mr Umar was reacting to a request by the lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo, for an adjournment of the matter, when he accused the ... Read More »

11 Russian sailors arrested with $2 billion worth cocaine

11 Russian sailors arrested with $2 billion worth cocaine

Cape Verde police have detained 11 Russian sailors for the suspected smuggling of more than nine tonnes of cocaine, Russian news agencies reported citing local police. The street value of the seized shipment is about $2billion*. RIA news agency said the ship ESER, sailing under Panama’s flag, was heading to Tangier in Morocco from Panama. It was detained after it ... Read More »

15-Year-Old Chinwe Rescued And Returned To Her Parents

15-Year-Old Chinwe Rescued And Returned To Her Parents

15-year-old girl, Miss Chinwe, that was recently married off to an older man, Izuchukwu Igwilo, from Anambra State, has been rescued. Last week, there was public outcry on all media platforms after photos from the introduction ceremony of Chinwe and Izuchukwu surfaced online. Activist, Prince Harrison Gwamnishu, who championed the course for Chinwe to be rescued, gave an update on ... Read More »

Onnoghen: Even Dangote Can’t Forget $1m In His Bank Account – El-Rufai

Onnoghen: Even Dangote Can’t Forget $1m In His Bank Account – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has faulted the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, for saying that he forgot to declare the millions of dollars traced to his domiciliary accounts. Contending that the acclaimed Richest Man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, would never forget a million dollars in any bank account, El-Rufai on Friday advised Onnoghen to resign ... Read More »

Man kills lover, flees with her N530,000

By Owolola Adebola Men of Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 47yrs old man Kazeem Adebayo who allegedly killed his 30yr old lover Abosede Adesanya and escaped with her N530,000. The suspect who resides in Ijebu-Igbo was arrested following a complaint by the mother of the deceased one Amoke Onasanya who lodged a complaint at Ijebu-Igbo divisional headquarters on ... Read More »

Court orders forfeiture of N1.04bn abandoned in bank account linked to Patience Jonathan

    By Owolola Adebola The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured an interim forfeiture of the sum of fromN1,000,494,000 (One Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety Four Thousand Naira) in a company account linked to former First Lady Patience Jonathan The order was granted by Justice Lewis Allagoa of the Federal High Court sitting in Kano. Tony Orilade, ... Read More »

Hotel workers kill London returnee-owner, manager in Lagos

Hotel workers kill London returnee-owner, manager in Lagos

The owner of Etashol Hotel and Suites, located on Budland Street in the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos State, Mrs Abimbola Olusola, and the manager, Tunji Omikunle, have been murdered. PUNCH Metro reports that the deceased were drugged, tied up and strangled by a gang that included some workers at the hotel. Olusola, who had lived in London, the United ... Read More »

EFCC Summons NFF Officials on Corruption Allegation against Pinnick & 4 Others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has summoned ten officials of the Nigeria Football Federation in connection with the diversion of funds and embezzlement of billions of naira by the NFF leadership. Those invited are Ibrahim Gusau, Sharif Inuwa, Babagana Kalli, Felix Agwu and Suleiman Kwande. Others are Musa Duhu, Ms. Aisha Falode, Mohammed Alkali, Chidi Okenwa and Otunba Sunday ... Read More »

Lawmaker Sentenced To Seven Years In Prison For ‘Tricking’ Wife

A Kuwaiti court on Monday sentenced an opposition politician to seven years in jail for failing to tell his wife he divorced her and continuing to have sexual relations with her, her lawyer said. Waleed al-Tabtabai, an Islamist who is currently outside Kuwait, already faces a 42-month jail term handed down in July in another case for storming parliament and ... Read More »

PANDEF Rejects CJN’s Suspension

The Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, an elders’ group in the South South, has rejected the suspension of Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, the chief justice of Nigeria, CJN, by President Muhammadu Buhari, The Guardian reports. The group said the action was akin to suspending the constitution and enthroning dictatorship, anarchy and self-help. In a statement signed by Dr. Alfred Mulade, ... Read More »

How Onnoghen’s judgments affirmed CCT’s powers

Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is challenging the jurisdiction of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to try him for alleged non-declaration of assets, had given judgments affirming the Tribunal’s powers. In one of the judgments delivered on July 12, 2013, he held that the CCT had exclusive jurisdiction to deal with all violations contravening any of the provisions of ... Read More »

Alleged certificate forgery: Accused person suffers broken neck, court told

For the third time running, the continued trial of a former Examiner with the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria (CISN), Mr. Christopher Taiwo Asaju, before an Igbosere Chief Magistrate’s Court over alleged certificate forgery, was stalled on Thursday. Counsel to the accused person, Mrs Taiwo Obajimi, told the court that Asaju suffered broken neck, hence his inability to appear ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Suspect For £19,000 and N25m

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it arraigned one Sirajo Bakoji in two separate courts on the same day. According to a statement from the EFCC, the suspect was arraigned before Justice M. Nasir of the FCT High Court, Jabi on two counts bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of £19,000, and ... Read More »

Three arrested for impersonating INEC officials

  Three persons have been arrested by police impersonating officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ). Kaiyewu Folahan, Akintunde Ibukun and Azeez Kazeem were arrested in Somolu Lagos. Their arrest, according to police spokesman Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), followed a complaint from the Deputy Director of INEC in Somolu Local Government Area, Mrs S.O. Akinwunmi ... Read More »

N466m Fraud: Fraudsters who Defrauded Polaris Bank Get N1m Bail

By Bola Owolola Justice Mohammed Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court has granted bail to Bashir Abdullahi Mohammed, Oche Ogenyi, Adefila Taofile Kayode, Rabiu Aliko Lawal and Mmadu Mathew who are standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N466,000,000 (Four Hundred and Sixty Six Million Naira) only. They were arraigned on ... Read More »

Money Laundering: Court Orders Final Forfeiture of N354,000

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the final forfeiture of N354, 000 (Three Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand Naira) only which was uncovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, during investigations into the N49 million intercepted at the Kaduna International Airport on March 13, 2017. Oyebanji Steve, Taiye Omoniyi Oluwaleke, Risikat ... Read More »

Court discharges man who stole his own car

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday discharged one Shehu Adamu, docked for stealing his own car from the police station. Adamu, who resides at Utako Village, Abuja, and arraigned on a charge of theft, pleaded guilty after admitting to committing the offence. He begged the court for leniency. “I plead with this court to reduce my punishment ... Read More »