NBA PRESIDENT CHARGED TO COURT OVER 1.4BILLION NAIRA FRAUD, GRANTED BAIL

.Court rejects request to transfer case to Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned the President of the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA ), Mr Paul Usoro (SAN), at the Federal High Court, Lagos, for an alleged N1.4billion fraud. Usoro pleaded not guilty to a 10-count charge of fraudulent conversion of N1.4bn said to belong to the Akwa Ibom State Government. The NBA President’s arraignment followed Justice Muslim Hassan’s rejection of his application for the case to be transferred to Abuja. The case continues on February 5…

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EFCC RAIDS ABUJA ESTATE, ARREST 419NERS, IMPOUND STATE OF THE ART CARS

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, has arrested three suspected internet fraudsters, at No 24, 1st Avenue, Fort Royal Estate, Airport road, Abuja. The suspects are; Marvin Nwankwo, Prince Ojenike and Jude Olatekobowale. They created a Facebook account with the following names: Rodney David; David Rodgers and Carlos David, respectively. Their arrest was based on intelligence report that the suspects turned the said residence as their office, using laptops, phone and other gadgets to defraud innocent people, including foreigners, of their hard earned money and other valuables. The intelligence…

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THREE TEENAGERS REMANDED IN PRISON FOR GANG-RAPING A TEENAGER

Three teenagers were yesterday remanded in Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court following their arraignment for allegedly gang-raping a teenage girl. Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat rejected their bail application and ordered that they be kept in custody. They are Wasiu Lawal, 18, Tosin Taoreed, 18, and Peter Joseph, 19, who reside in Ikate, Ajah, Lagos. Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi said the offence was committed on November 18 at 11pm, at Eyiwuawi Street, Ikate, Lagos. He alleged that the 18-year-old girl, who was sent on an errand by her uncle,…

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AA NATIONAL CHAIRMAN SUES OKOROCHA’S IN-LAW OVER IMO GUBER TICKET OF THE PARTY

The national chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Tunde Anifowose-Kelani, has gone to court to challenge the governorship candidature of Uche Nwosu, the son-in-law of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state ahead of the 2019 election. Anifowose-Kelani is challenging the nomination of Nwosu as the governorship candidate of the party in Imo state at the forthcoming election in the state. Daily Sun reports that the suit is with a charge no: FHC/ABJ/1555/2018, and in it, Kelani named Action Alliance as first, second and third defendants, respectively on different prayers. The…

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NDLEA SEIZES 201 BAGS OF MARIJUANA IN ABUJA

NDLEA seizes 201 bags of cannabis in Abuja PM NEWS Live / 15 minutes ago Bags of cannabis The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has intercepted 201 bags containing substances suspected to be cannabis — marijuana — in Abaji, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Mr Peter Adegbe, the spokesman of the NDLEA in FCT, gave the details of the arrest to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Adegbe said that 201 bags of dried weeds, weighing 2,058.7 kilogrammes that tested positive for cannabis, were concealed in an articulated vehicle.…

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SECURITY OPERATIVES BLOCK NASS ENTRANCE STOPPING WORKERS FROM GAINING ENTRY

Security operatives have blocked the entrance of the National Assembly complex preventing workers from gaining entry. The security agents including the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services (DSS) operatives on Tuesday barricaded the main entrance with patrol vans. The presence of the security operatives has led to restricted access at the three arms zone gate. Operatives are frisking persons including journalists and construction workers before they are allowed entrance. Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) are not allowed into the complex. The leadership of the National Assembly had earlier…

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STATISTICS BUREAU CHIEF TACKLES GARBA SHEHU OVER NEED TO INFLATE EMPLOYMENT DATA

Dr Yemi Kale the Statistician General of the federation and CEO National Bureau of Statistics has denied ever telling Buhari or any one that unemployment computations do not take into account all sectors, age groups & both rural & urban areas. Responding to Garba Shehu on twitter he wrote: “Assuming what U claim was said was actually said then I make it very clear that Neither the statistician general nor NBS ever made any such admission at anytime to anybody and the unemployment computations does take into account all sectors,…

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OVER 461,000 PVC REMAIN UNCOLLECTED IN ATIKU’S STRONGHOLD SAYS INEC

2019 Presidency: Over 461,000 PVCs uncollected in Atiku’s stronghold – INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that 461,988 Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) are still unclaimed in Adamawa state, a stronghold of the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, few months to the 2019 general poll. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Mr Kasim Gaidam, disclosed this yesterday during the opening of a three-day workshop on election monitoring and support in Yola, the Adamawa state capital. He expressed worry over lack of lukewarm…

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