FOREX: EX BANKER DEFRAUDS 16 PEOPLE OF 436MIL

Lagos—An ex-banker, who allegedly defrauded 26 different persons of N435 million, was, yesterday, charged before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos. The defendant, Adebayo Ogunusi, 41, is facing a 26-count charge on fraud. T he prosecutor, Raymond Akhaine, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences between May and August in Lagos. He claimed that the defendant obtained N435 million from 26 persons under the guise that he was going to give them the dollar equivalent of the money. Akhaine said the defendant knew that the representation he made…

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OBASANJO ANGRY WITH BUHARI OVER INCESSANT BLAME GAME AND CARPET CONDEMNATION OF PAST GOVTS

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the blame game and proffer solutions to myriad problems confronting the country. Speaking at the first Akintola Williams Annual Lecture, Obasanjo said, it was uncharitable for Buhari’s administration to continue to blame past governments that had served since 1999, saying that the administration needs to evolve policies that will take Nigeria out of the woods. Obasanjo said, “The blanket adverse comments or castigation of all democratic administrations from 1999 by the present administration is uncharitable, fussy and uninstructive. “Politics apart,…

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NON-CAREER TEACHERS WOULD NOT BENEFIT IN THE 500,000 TEACHERS RECRUITMENT TO BE DONE BY FG SAYS TEACHERS REGISTRATION COUNCIL

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Federal Government has agreed to ban unqualified and unregistered teachers from classrooms nationwide, the Registrar/Chief Executive of Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, has said. According to him, the government will not consider teachers without registration certificates and TRCN licence for its 500,000 teachers’ recruitment scheme. He stated that already, the decision had been jointly endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari; the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah.  Ajiboye said this on Wednesday in Abuja during…

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TEACHER IN TROUBLE FOR TRYING TO SELL 13-YR OLD SCHOOL GIRL FOR 10,000 DOLLARS

A school teacher on Wednesday appeared in court in Ukraine after allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old schoolgirl under her care for more than $10,000 Language teacher Galyna Kovalenko, 52, who has been charged with human trafficking, faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty of targeting the girl who was a pupil at the state boarding school where she worked. Kovalenko denies the charges and says she has been set up. She was detained on Monday after allegedly being “caught red-handed as she took the girl from…

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WE HEAD FOR SUPREME COURT TOMORROW, SAYS JIMOH IBRAHIM

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim has reacted to the judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to remove his name as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Saturday’s governorship election in Ondo State. Ibrahim said in a statement shortly after the judgment that he was sure of getting justice at the Supreme Court. He said there was no way the incumbent Governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, would succeed himself by planting Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) as his successor.…

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HOW MY DRIVER RAN MAD AFTER EATING MY WIFE’S FOOD, PASTOR TELLS COURT

Pastor Gideon Johnson of No 4, Boripe St., Basorun-Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday accused his wife of poisoning his driver who then allegedly ran mad after eating a meal she prepared for him to eat. Gideon said this at a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Agodi-Ibadan, where he had gone to seek the dissolution of his 17-year-old marriage to with his wife, Oluwatoyin. He accused his wife who had four children for him of bad character and threats to his life and other members of his family. Gideon in…

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NOLLYWOOD ACTRESS MERCY JOHNSON’S TELEVISION SHOW SET TO TAKE OFF

MERCY Nollywood actress and mother of 3, Mercy Johnson Okojie is coming out with a kitchen show and have started by sharing photos in her kitchen. Read whats she wrote on Instagram below … “Mercy!!! Marriage,Cooking and Kids. still on the teasers. it’s just a fun kitchen show where we learn new recipes and talk positivity admist the drama,love,laughter and issues we face as Women check out my website and link my bio for my utube chanel.Good. Good Morning fam” I personally think she is qualified to start a show,…

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BOKO HARAM BURNS DOWN ANOTHER CHIBOK VILLAGE

Boko Haram terrorists has completely burnt down houses and looted foodstuffs with hundreds of people displaced in last weekend attack of Thlaimaklama village in Chibok Local government area of Borno state. Caretaker Chairman of Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state, Mr Yaga Yarkawa, has lamented on the renewed attacks perpetrated by Boko haram terrorists, insisting that with recent attacks on Thlaimaklama village over the weekend which has forced hundreds of people displaced after burning down houses and looting of foodstuff and livestock, Chibok is now under Boko Haram siege.…

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HOUSEWIFE CHARGED TO COURT FOR STABBING NEIGHBOUR WHO EXPOSE HER ADULTEROUS LIFE

IZUEKWE A 30-year-old housewife, Adedoyin Adeniyi, has been stabbed in the face by her female neighbour, Zainab Fatai, for allegedly exposing her adulterous life. The incident happened at Olu Abiodun street by Papa Major bus stop at Ijegun where both the suspect and the victim reside. The police have also arrested Zainab and charged her before a Lagos court for the alleged assault. P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the two women were close and knew some secrets about each other until their relationship collapsed. Trouble started after Zainab’s husband, Asis from Kwara…

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REPS SPEAKER DOGARA PROMISES TO AMEND DSS LAWS OVER RAID ON JUDGES” HOMES

Speaker Yakubu Dogara on Wednesday said the invasion of the homes of senior judicial officers by the State Security Service was a disorganised and worrisome act. The Speaker said the clampdown was a duplication of the function of other anti-corruption agencies such as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and promised sweeping reforms to prevent its recurrence. Mr. Dogara made the observations when he inaugurated a House committee charged with investigating the clampdown and its aftermath. “It is untidy, it seems, to have multiple agencies exercising similar functions. The EFCC…

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