MAN COMMITS SUICIDE IN HOTEL IN FESTAC, LAGOS

A middle-aged man has reportedly committed suicide in a hotel located on 4th Avenue, Festac Town in Lagos State. His corpse was said to have been discovered by a staff of the hotel on Monday. The deceased, identified as Moses Prince, reportedly drank an insecticide known as sniper. He checked into the hotel on Sunday, but on the next day, one of the cleaners who went to clean his room was said to have raised the alarm, upon discovering his lifeless body, with a foamy white substance coming out from…

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MAN REMANDED IN PRISON FOR ATTEMPTING TO RAPE HOMELESS WOMAN IN LAGOS

A 40-year-old man, Peter Makinwa, who was accused of attempting to rape a homeless woman, was on Wednesday remanded in Ikoyi Prison. The accused, who is a barber by profession, appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of attempted rape and conduct likely to cause a breach of peace. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, remanded Makinwa in Ikoyi prison after he pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Jan. 9 at…

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GO TO COURT IF YOU TRULY WANT RESTRUCTURING SAYS OSINBAJO

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians who are agitating for change in the nation’s system of government to approach a competent court of law, if truly they want the restructuring of the country. Osinbajo disclosed this on Wednesday in Ibadan, Oyo state at the 80th birthday celebration of a former governor of Osun state, Chief Bisi Akande. Speaking on the theme: “Nigeria: Achieving National Unity Through Peaceful Restructuring,” Prof. Osinbajo faulted the presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who is promising to restructure Nigeria if…

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ONNOGHEN: EFCC INVITES FANI KAYODE, ODUMAKIN

A former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over the claim that the commission invaded the home of embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen. The commission also invited a chieftain of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin. The EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, revealed this at a conference of Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) in Abuja EFCC said if both men failed to disclose useful information, they may not be released on time. Fani-Kayode had tweeted, “Why have the EFCC surrounded the home…

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SEE WHERE BILLIONAIRE OTEDOLA IS INVESTING HIS MONEY NOW

Majority shareholder of Forte Oil Plc, Mr Femi Otedola , is planning to buy out the company’s upstream services and power distribution firm to be ratified by the shareholders on Feb. 7. Mr Akinleye Olagbende, the firm’s Company Secretary, disclosed this in a letter to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday. Olagbende said the move followed shareholders’ approval, on May 23, 2018, of the divestment of Forte Oil from its Ghana unit AP Oil and Gas and Amperion Power Distribution Company, which holds the group’s interest in Geregu Power…

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BUHARI NAMES MEMBERS OF NORTH EAST DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

 Chijioke Jannah President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Major General Paul Tarfa (rtd) as the chairman of the governing board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). He also nominated Mohammed Alkali as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the commission. According to a letter read at the Senate plenary by Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Wednesday, nine other persons were nominated as members of the commission. Details later…

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WOMAN CHARGED TO COURT, REMANDED FOR SELLING TWO BABIES 450,000 NAIRA IN NIGER

 Agency Report  A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 23-year-old woman, Blessing Aluma, docked for allegedly selling her one-week-old baby for N200, 000. Aluma was also arraigned for allegedly selling her friend’s 15 month- old daughter for N250, 000. The defendant was docked alongside Oludare Prince, both of Passali Giri, Abuja, on a three-count charge, bordering on criminal conspiracy, attempted kidnapping and child trafficking. The prosecutor, ASP Gunduma Ibrahim, told the court that Aluma conspired with Prince to sell her own baby to one Mrs Nkechi…

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EFCC DRAGS 5 TO COURT FOR TRYING TO DEFRAUD POLARIS BANK 466MIL NAIRA

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna zonal office has dragged five persons to Kaduna State High Court for alleged criminal conspiracy and attempt to defraud Polaris bank of N466 million naira. The defendants; Bashir Abdullahi Mohammed, Oche Ogenyi, Adefila Taofiq Kayode, Rabiu Aliko Lawan and Mmadu Mathew Onyekachi were said to have hacked and manipulated the application of one of the new generation banks in the country, by increasing the balance of an account domiciled with the bank from N 781,000 (Seven hundred and eighty one thousand) to…

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WOMAN DRAGS ESTRANGED HUSBAND TO COURT OVER PATERNITY OF THEIR SON

   Agency Report  A 29-year-old woman, Rahma Yakubu, on Wednesday dragged her estranged husband, Jibril Bajeh, to a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna, over paternity of their three-year-old son, Abdulhalim. Yakubu told the court that Bajeh abandoned her when her pregnancy was eight months old, following a misunderstanding between them. She told the court that she and her newborn baby lived with her brother after Bajeh cut all communication with her. “My mother called him to inform him about my delivery and he told her that the child…

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APC CHAIRMAN COMMENCES CONTEMPT CHARGES AGAINST OSHIOMHOLE

The faction of Imo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Daniel Nwafor, has said it has commenced contempt proceedings against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomole. Nwafor made this known to reporters in Owerri, at the party’s secretariat, adding that Oshiomole had disregarded valid court judgment which affirmed him (Nwafor) the authentic chairman of APC, in the state. Nwafor further said that the chapter’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, Marcellinus Nlemigbo, alongside the committee set up by Oshiomhole, have been suspended forthwith. The suspension letter he read…

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