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Buhari condoles with Pa Fasoranti, directs security agencies to fish out killers of daughter

Buhari condoles with Pa Fasoranti, directs security agencies to fish out killers of daughter

  PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDOLES WITH AFENIFERE LEADER, PA FASORANTI, ON DAUGHTER’S DEATH President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, on the death of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin. The deceased was reportedly shot Friday along the Kajola-Ore road, in Ondo State, by those the police described as armed robbers. The President prayed that God will ... Read More »

Opinion-Criminality: There is an ongoing effort to set South-West on fire, By Wale Adedayo

Opinion-Criminality: There is an ongoing effort to set South-West on fire, By Wale Adedayo

  It appears there is an ongoing effort to set the South-West on fire, by politicians, who feel they have no stake in the current arrangement here. Unfortunately, a King Solomon is not on seat to act against this ungodly move to cut an innocent baby into two. Deploying popular sentiments to sway the gullible and the not-so-gullible into believing ... Read More »

16 suspected herdsmen kill Afenifere leader’s daughter on Benin/Ore road, abduct others

16 suspected herdsmen kill Afenifere leader’s daughter on Benin/Ore road, abduct others

  Chief Fasoranti and the late Mrs Olakunrin* Suspected killer herdsmen again wrecked havoc on Friday as they shot dead Mrs Funke Olakunrin, daughter of elder statesman Chief Reuben Fasoranti, in Ore, headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Chief Fasoranri is a prominent leader of Afenifere, the pan Yoruba group. Mrs. Olakunrin was coming from the Lagos ... Read More »

EFCC Docks BDC Operator for N16m Fraud

EFCC Docks BDC Operator for N16m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC Kano zonal office on July 9, 2019 arraigned one Alaramma Zakari before Justice A.T. Badamasi of a Kano State High Court on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust. The charge reads: “That you, Alaramma Yahaya Zakari of No 12 Church Street Nasarawa Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State sometime in the month ... Read More »

Alleged N20m Fraud: How Ex-NBA Chairmen Diverted Association’s Funds – Witness

Alleged N20m Fraud: How Ex-NBA Chairmen Diverted Association’s Funds – Witness

The ongoing trial of two former chairmen of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Farounbi, for an alleged N20.1million fraud before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos continued on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, with a prosecution witness, Thelma Coco-Bassey, further revealing how the defendants diverted the Association’s funds. ... Read More »

EFCC Arrests 17 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

EFCC Arrests 17 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt’s Zonal Office, have arrested seventeen (17) suspected internet fraudsters at their hotel hideout in Warri, Delta State. They were arrested on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in a sting operation. The suspects are: Jolomi Jemide; Suo Ajorbuku; Wilson Chukwuma; Faith Umukoro; Felix Fimber; Isaac Boro; Emmanuel Etanoma; Aghogho Ovuakporaye; Tokoma ... Read More »

Why I am setting up anti-corruption agency in Oyo – Makinde

Why I am setting up anti-corruption agency in Oyo – Makinde

…Says corruption knows no political party Governorr Seyi Makinde has forwarded the Oyo State Anti-Corruption Bill, 2019 to the State House of Assembly for legislative action, declaring that his decision to set up an anti-graft body is in fulfillment of his campaign promise. Governor Makinde, who formally presented a copy of the draft bill to his Special Adviser, Legislative Matters, ... Read More »

VIOLENT SHI’ITE PROTEST: IGP orders 24 hour surveillance on FCT and environs

VIOLENT SHI’ITE PROTEST: IGP orders 24 hour surveillance on FCT and environs

By Bola Owolola Following the violent protest by members of the El-Zakzakky Group yesterday at the National Assembly, Abuja, which led to the unprovoked assault on and injury to Police personnel as well as damage to public properties, the Inspector General of Police, M.A Adamu, has ordered a 24hr Police surveillance in the FCT and its environs. Similarly, the Commissioners ... Read More »

Magu Tasks CSOs on Neutrality and Integrity

Magu Tasks CSOs on Neutrality and Integrity

By Bola Owolola The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has charged Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) across the country to always ensure neutrality and integrity in their advocacy and civil engagements. Magu gave the charge yesterday through the Port Harcourt’s Zonal Head of the EFCC, Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, while receiving representatives of the ... Read More »

Alleged N20.1m Fraud: Witness Indicts Ex-NBA Chairman, Ogunlana

Alleged N20.1m Fraud: Witness Indicts Ex-NBA Chairman, Ogunlana

By Bola Owolola The Provost of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja Branch, Lagos, Olubunmi Odeniyi, on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, told Justice Mojisola Dada of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, how insurance premium funds paid by members of the association were not remitted to any insurance company during the administrations of two former chairmen of the ... Read More »

Ogun Customs’ Command intercepts 29,905 bags of rice, others in 6 months

Ogun Customs’ Command intercepts 29,905 bags of rice, others in 6 months

The Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has intercepted 29, 905 bags of smuggled rice and 197 vehicles popularly known as ‘tokunbo’ between January and June 2019. It said the seizures were made at the Idiroko border and the adjoining communities. The Controller of the Ogun State Area Command, Mr. Michael Agbara, disclosed this yesterday at its Idiroko ... Read More »

EFCC Canvasses for Asset Recovery, Marks AU Anti-corruption Day with Road Walk, Round Table Discussion

EFCC Canvasses for Asset Recovery, Marks AU Anti-corruption Day with Road Walk, Round Table Discussion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will on Thursday, July 11, 2019 host a public education and sensitization Road Walk, as well as a Round Table Discussion on Asset Recovery and Return, to mark the 3rd African Union, AU Anti-Corruption Day. This year’s theme: “Towards a Common African Position on Asset Recovery”, will be the focus of the Round ... Read More »

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 »

Enforce strict penalties for rape cases—Omo-Agege

Enforce strict penalties for rape cases—Omo-Agege

Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday in Abuja harped on the need for a strict implementation of the penalties prescribed for rape by relevant laws in the country. The senator, however, cautioned against enacting more legislations to fight the scourge, noting that the penalties for rape in the country’s extant laws were enough to punish and deter ... Read More »

FUTO Student Caught Trying To Use Course-Mate For Ritual

FUTO Student Caught Trying To Use Course-Mate For Ritual

A Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) student has been apprehended  after he tried to use a fellow student for money ritual so that his ”yahoo-yahoo” will go smoothly. Recounting how the incident occurred, Daniel, a final year student of Biological Science and the ritualist’s victim said his ordeal began after he took him (ritualist) in after his claim of being arrested ... 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 »

EFCC Trains Officers on Digital Banking Operations, Investigation

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 »

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

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 »

Anxiety as cult group plans initiation of new members

Anxiety as cult group plans initiation of new members

There is palpable anxiety in Ondo State as a cult group named ‘seven seven’ perfects arrangements to hold a ‘get-together’ and initiation of new members across the state. Already, the state Police Command has issued a statement, warning against the programs, which it termed illegal. The statement signed by Femi Joseph, Police Public Relations Officer Ondo state also warned “Any ... Read More »