EFCC CLOSES CASE AGAINST EX-NIMASA BOSS

Lagos – Mr Wale Akoni (SAN), the counsel to Calistus Obi who is standing trial on a N136 million fraud charge, says he will file a no-case submission against the charge. Akoni made the declaration on Monday at the Federal High Court in Lagos after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) closed its case against Obi, a former acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Obi, who was also an Executive Director of NIMASA was charged alongside one Alu Dismas, a former personal assistant to…

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AJIMOBI CUTS SALARIES OF POLITICAL APPOINTEES BY 50%

Oyo State Government has announced 50 per cent reduction in the salaries of political office holders, their compensation, approval limits and government’s spending with immediate effect. Alhaji Olalekan Alli, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), disclosed this at a news conference held in Ibadan on Monday. Alli said that the decision was taken at the State Executive Council meeting held on Friday, Nov. 4. He said that it was a measure to shore up the dwindling revenue base of the state. The SSG said that the state had been…

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COURT ORDERS AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY TO PAY DISMISSED STAFF 2.6BIL

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja on Monday ordered the management of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to pay N2.6bn to 110 staff whose appointments were illegally terminated in 1996. The court has also ordered the the university to immediately reinstate all the 110 staff. Justice Peter Lifu gave the order in his judgment delivered in a suit filed by the disengaged staff against the university. “The disengaged staff of the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria should be paid the sum of (N2,585,130,678.21) as their entitlements from the date of disengagement…

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75-YR OLD MAN WHO STARTED ROBBERY AT 10 AND RAN A GANG WITH HIS 14 CHILDREN SURRENDERS TO POLICE

From John Adams, Minna and Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure A 75-year-old man, Mallam Yahaya Shanjijiri, and his 14 children were among over 500 suspected criminals who voluntarily renounced their activities in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger state at the weekend. Mallam Shanjijiri, alleged to be one of the most notorious criminals in the state who publicly announced his retirement from his illicit business at the palace of Sarkin Bauchi, in Rijau, confessed to have been kingpin  for over 30 years. He disclosed that he had stopped going out for operation …

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FEAR, TENSION AMONG JUSTICES, STAFF OF SUPREME COURT OVER SECRET ACCOUNT, ARRESTS

There is palpable fear among Justices and staff of the Supreme Court over the discovery of a secret bank account with huge sums of money belonging to the apex court by the Department of State Security Service (DSS). Already, Chief Registrar of the court, Ahmed Gambo Saleh and two others, Muhammed Abdulrahman Sharif and Rilwanu Lawal have been slammed with a nine-count charge of alleged N2.2b fraud by the Federal Government, over operation of the secret account. Supreme Court sources told Daily Sun that about 13 Justices of the apex…

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SEE THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS AT AFRIMA AWARDS 2016

See the Full List of Winners of the All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA 2016 below:http://www.viviangist.com/afrima-awards-winners-2016-full-list-all-africa-music-awards 1. Best Male East Africa – Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) 2. Best Female East Africa – Cindy Sanyu (Uganda) 3. Best Male South Africa – Black Coffee (South Africa) 4. Best female South Africa – Sally Boss Madam (Namibia) 5. Best Male Central Africa- Wax Dey (Cameroon) 6. Best Female Central Africa- Bruna Tatiana (Angola) 7. Best Male North Africa – DJ Van (Morocco) 8. Best Female North Africa- Zina Daoudia (Morocco) 9. Best Male…

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CONTROVERSY AS PATIENT DISAPPEARS FROM SICK BED IN OOUTH WITH SIX NURSES ON DUTY

The family members of a 40-year-old woman, Mrs. Ajarat Muritala, who was on admission at the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Ogun State, have blamed her disappearance from the hospital’s female ward on the negligence of the nurses. They also lamented that police investigation into her disappearance was at snail pace, saying no progress had been made in finding the woman since she went missing on October 12. About six nurses were reportedly with the woman and other patients in the ward before she was discovered missing. PUNCH Metro…

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SARAKI’S TRIAL AT THE CODE OF CONDUCT TRIBUNAL CONTINUES TODAY

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) in Abuja will continue its proceedings against Senate President Bukola Saraki tomorrow, November 7. The embattled Senate President is facing a 16-count charge of false asset declaration. Since the charges were leveled against him, Mr. Saraki has stalled the trial for months on end. But on October 5, the CCT dismissed the Senate President’s latest attempt to suspend the hearing and adjourned the matter till November 7 and 8. He then attempted to have all charges dropped against him, but the Court of Appeal dismissed his motion on…

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BUHARI’S INCOMPETENCY BECOMING MORE GLARIING BY OCHEREOME NNANNA

By Ochereome Nnanna A NEWSPAPER headline last week Thursday, November 3, 2016 declared: “Retrogression, Order Of The Day Under Buhari – NANS”. The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, issued a statement lamenting the suffering that students and parents have been experiencing since President Muhammadu took charge of the country seventeen months ago. Nobody can tag the Jeremiad by the students as merely the “wailing” of a defeated opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, as the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its megaphones retort to criticisms of the regime. Mass suffering is…

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