BUHARI MEET TY DANJUMA BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

Agency Reporter President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday met behind closed doors with former Minister of Defence, retired Gen. T. Y. Danjuma, at the State House, Abuja. Mr Sunday Aghaeze, the Personal Assistant to the President (Photography), confirmed this via pictorial reports on the meeting. The agenda of the meeting was unknown to State House correspondents as at the time of filing this report. It was however gathered the meeting may not be unconnected with the ongoing critical consultations with major stakeholders in the country aimed at finding lasting solutions to…

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NIGERIAN SENTENCED TO 51 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT FOR LAUNDERING 1.7MIL DOLLARS

A Nigerian national was Thursday sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy that laundered $1.7 million from US companies through a Business Email Compromise scheme otherwise known as Alibaba. In addition to the jail term, US District Court in Austin Texas also mandated 33-year-old Nosa Onaghise to refund $1.6 million of the stolen money; pay $230,000 in fines; and forfeit $14,282.50 found in his account. Onaghise will also be on supervised release for three years after completing his prison term. Court records show Onaghise was…

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FRAUD TRIAL: COURT REFUSES TO ISSUE WARRANT OF ARREST AGAINST DEZIANI ALLISON MADUEKE

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, rejected the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s request to issue a warrant of arrest against a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to be residing in the United Kingdom. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu rejected the EFCC’s request for an arrest warrant citing the commission’s failure to enforce the earlier criminal summons which the court issued on the former minister as far back as July 24, 2020. The commission had in requesting for the criminal summons…

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL EXPOSES THE TIMELINE OF LEKKI SHOOTINGS

Amnesty International (AI) has released a timeline of the Lekki shootings which it said follow an “on-the-ground investigation” into the incident. In the timeline published on Wednesday, the rights watchdog said it uncovered how soldiers from the Nigerian army’s Bonny camp opened fire on protesters. Nationwide protests against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had metamorphosed into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality. On Tuesday, soldiers opened fire at the Lekki tollgate where young protesters had been converging in Lagos. While the…

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EDO POLICE PARADE 126 SUSPECTS OVER JAILBREAK LOOTING

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo ‌ Adeyinka Adedipe, Benin The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 126 suspects in connection with the jail-breaks, looting and vandalism in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country. According to the breakdown given by the State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo, 106 suspects were arrested for breaking stores, looting and arson. He also said 10 escapees were re-arrested, while 10 suspects were arrested for other offences. He said, “The Command wishes to brief members of the public on…

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FG APPROVES 2.9BIL NAIRA FOR PRINTING OF EXAMINATION MATERIALS

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials. The council also approved N1.6bn for the rehabilitation and upgrade of some roads within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The decisions were taken at the council’s meeting presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu; and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the…

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BENUE COVID-19 PALLIATIVES SOLD IN KANO, SEE VIDEO

Gov Ortom Wake Up: Benue COVID 19 Palliatives In Kano Markets (VIdeo) At this difficult time in our Nations history Benue state should not be in the news for Shameful reasons such as this .At a time when our people are hungry , evil men and women are selling off food items donated to them as Palliatives by the coalition against COVID-19.When i initially saw this news i felt it was an attempt to blackmail the state Government until details emerged that evil men and women within the government are…

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TRUMP’S CAMPAIGN ACCOUNT TEMPORARILY SEIZED BY HACKERS

  President Donald Trump’s election campaign website was temporarily “seized” by hackers who claim to have evidence that ‘proves his criminal involvement with foreign actors to manipulate the presidential election. A message appeared on the president’s website that stated “this site has been seized” and the hackers claimed to have information that proved his ‘manipulation’ of the election.   The hackers posted a fake FBI-style seizure warning and claimed to have hacked various of Mr. Trump’s devices to gain “full access” to the president and his family.   According to…

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MAN ARRESTED FOR DEFILING NEIGHBOR’S SEVEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER

  The Anambra state police command has arrested a 29-year-old man identified as Ogbu Christian, for allegedly defiling his neighbor’s seven-year-old daughter at Anichie street in Okpoko, a community in the state on Tuesday, October 27. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, states that police operatives attached to Okpoko Division arrested the suspect who allegedly lured the victim inside his room using biscuit as a bait and had carnal knowledge of her. Haruna said immediately the report was made at the station, police detectives…

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SOKU OIL WELLS: SUPREME COURT STRIKES OUT BAYELSA’S CASE AGAINST EIVERS OWNERSHIP

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, struck out two suits filed by the Bayelsa State Government to reclaim ownership of Soku oil wells, which the Federal High Court in Abuja had ordered it to return to Rivers State. The Federal High Court in Abuja had in a judgment delivered on December 16, 2019, ordered the return of the Soku oil fields from Bayelsa State to its rightful owner, Rivers State. Delivering judgment in the suit instituted by Rivers State, Justice Inyang Ekwo, who presided over the Federal High…

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