NATIONAL JUDICIAL COUNCIL APPOINTS JUSTICE AYO SALAMI AS HEAD OF COMMITTEE TO MONITOR FINANCIAL CRIME CASES

The National Judicial Council on Wednesday appointed a former President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Ayo Salami (retd) to head its 15-member Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee. The PUNCH had exclusively reported on Wednesday that the NJC would meet to set up the committee and implement other new anti-corruption policies announced last week by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, during the special court session marking the commencement of the 2017/2018 legal year. A statement by the Director of Information of the NJC, which is…

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I HAVE ENOUGH REASONS TO DEPOSE THE OLUBADAN BUT I WON’T DO IT SAYS AJIMOBI

Olubadan of Ibadanland Oyo state governor Abiola Ajimobi has said he will not depose or sanction the Olubadan of Ibadanland despite having enough reasons to do so. The governor who noted that the office of the governor is higher and above other titles in the land noted that, he will never allow the situation to cause any acrimony between himself and the monarch whom he referred to as a father. The governor gave the assurance during a meeting of with the traditional council in the eleven local governments in Ibadan,…

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BEVERLEY OSU CELEBRATES HER BIRTHDAY WITH THESE PICS AS SHE ADDS ANOTHER YEAR

Actress ad model Beverly Osu is a year older today. The Jenifer’s Diary alum, took to IG to share new photos of herself as she turned 25 writing: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. This Is a start of a new era of purpose, prosperity and inner peace.. IJN Thank you Lord for you unending blessings… More @ http://trendzbase.blogspot.com/2017/09/beverly-osu-releases-new-photos-to.html‘

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DORIS SIMEON SAYS SINGLE MOTHERHOOD IS NOT THE LADIES’ FAULT

ollywood Actress, Doris Simeone has revealed why single motherhood isn’t the fault of women who find themselves in such. She made this known in an interview with ThisDay where she explained why such lifestyle is now fashionable among Nollywood Actresses. Her quote: “Single motherhood is not peculiar to Nollywood. If you go to the banking sector, there are single mothers there; in the military, in law firms and other fields, there are single mothers. . It is not our fault; it’s just that men no longer want to play their…

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NIGERIA TO EXIT 90 INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Breaking: Nigeria exits from 90 international bodies ABUJA—-THE Federal Government has pulled out from 90 international bodies so as to be able to meet up with its obligations, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said. The decision according to the Minister was reached at the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting on Wednesday. The Minister further stated that the country spends $70 million every year as a member of 310 international organizations, adding that it had not been meeting up with its obligations. She said that a committee has been…

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NOT EVEN THE UN CAN STOP THE NGO BILL – REPS MEMBER, UMAR BUBA JUBRIL

The House of Representatives has vowed to go ahead with the Bill seeking to regulate the activities of Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations. The House made its position known in a statement by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Umar Buba Jibril, on Thursday. Jibril said in a statement that not even the United Nations, to which some of the NGOs and CSOs have appealed to, can prevail on the National Assembly to stop the process for the passage of the Bill. He said: “Going on cheap propaganda and blackmail…

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BUHARI BACKS SAGAY AGAINST SARAKI AND APC LEADERSHIP

Prof. Itse Sagay, the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), has the full support and trust of President Muhammadu Buhari in his face-off with the Senate and some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), sources in the presidency have told SaharaReporters. The reassurance comes against the background of an onslaught on the PACAC chairman by the APC spokesperson, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi. Sagay, a renowned professor of law and civil rights activist, recently described members of the National Assembly as overpaid, saying they claim bogus allowances and…

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NIGERIAN DRUG SMUGGLER SERVING JAIL TERM IN UK ASKED TO REFUND 1.2 MIL POUNDS OR RISK SPENDING 7 MORE YEARS IN JAIL

A jailed Nigerian smuggler who imported drugs worth millions of pounds into the UK has landed in more trouble after being ordered to hand over £1.2m or have seven years added to his sentence. A judge told Patrick Udensi, 36, from North London, to pay the sum after National Crime Agency (NCA) officers discovered he had valuable assets in Nigeria. Nigerian national Udensi is serving a 15-year prison sentence after smuggling parcels of cocaine and cannabis with street value of £1.8m to addresses in North London. He laundered the proceeds…

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SEE WHAT MADE GOV EL RUFAI TO SHED TEARS, NOT A JOYFUL THING

It was a very emotional moment for Kaduna state governor Nasir El Rufai who couldn’t hold back tears upon meeting little Sadiq Usman whose eyes were gouged out by ritualists in Zaria last year. Little Sadiq who was at the commissioning of the Yahaya Hamza primary School in Zaria, which was refurbished by telecommunications giant, Airtel is being trained by staff of Airtel under Staff Volunteer Scheme. He has been enrolled at the Ango Abdullahi International School where Airtel provided special equipment for his training.Governor El Rufai who was moved…

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FORMER BANK MANAGER, 2 OTHERS CHARGED TO COURT FOR 72MIL NAIRA FRAUD

The EFCC today, September 27th, 2017 arraigned four suspected fraudsters Sani Abubakar, Abubakar Abdullahi, Mainasara Kallamu and Abdulrazaq Abdullahi before Justice Ibrahim Kangiwa of the Kebbi State High Court on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, forgery obtaining by false pretence and issuance of a dud cheque. The accused persons allegedly conspired together and diverted N32,000,000 (Thirty-Two Million Naira Only) being a balance of the eight hundred units of motorcycles worth N72,000,000 (Seventy-Two Million Naira) belonging to the complainant, one Ibrahim Iron by falsely claiming that the motorcycles were meant for…

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