EFCC REPORT 

Alleged N1.35b Fraud: Witness Tenders more Evidences against Ex-Gov Lamido

A prosecution witness, who is also an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Michael Wetkas, on Thursday, February 20, 2020, furnished the court with more details of how the former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido allegedly diverted funds meant for projects in the state to his private use through a company, Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company. At the resumed trial today, Wetkas told the court that EFCC’s investigation revealed how Lamido’s companies: Speeds International Limited and Bamaina Holding Company, received several payments running into hundreds of…

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NEWS 

ASUU calls for resignation of accountant general over gross incompetence

The academic union argued that the alleged failure of the Accountant General to release remitted deductions of University workers’ salaries for the month of January three weeks after payment of their salaries was a deliberate plan to make university staff suffer. In a statement jointly signed by the Ibadan Zonal Coordinator of the Union, Dr. Ade Adejumo and the University of Ibadan Chairman, Professor Ayo Akinwole stated that salaries are not paid when deductions on cooperative societies and other schemes are not paid. ASUU  described the AGF as not only…

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NEWS 

Reps to FG: appoint more Supreme Court justices

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to immediately appoint more justices for the Supreme Court to expedite the dispensation of justice in the country. The House said the depleting number of justices of the Supreme Court has slowed down the quick Adopting a motion of urgent public importance on the need to appoint more justices sponsored by Rep. Onifiok Akpan Luke, the House said with the present composition of the Supreme Court, it was extremely impossible to constitute two panels to sit on appeal. He reminded…

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Education 

BREAKING: UNILAG lecturer bags 21 years for rape

An Ikeja  High Court on Thursday sentenced a part-time lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, to 21- year imprisonment for  raping an 18-year-old girl admission seeker. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa  of a one count charge of rape brought  against him. Justice  Oyefeso said: “the prosecution has proven his case beyond a reasonable doubt. I found him guilty of the charge” . Delivering her judgement ,the judge said: “I cannot begin to imagine the emotional trauma of the girl. The convict offended his family, the victim, the…

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NEWS 

Senate calls for reinstatement of sacked GM of Niger Delta Power Company

The Senate on Thursday passed a resolution at plenary, mandating the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, (NDPHC) to reinstate Maryam Mohammed, following her disengagement from service on June 10, 2016. It also directed the NDPHC upon her reinstatement, to pay all her entitlements given the fact that her disengagement did not follow due process in line with civil service rules and procedures. The resolution of senate followed a report of the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions in respect of a petition from Maryam Mohammed against NDPHC for alleged…

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BUSINESS 

Excess charges of 60M recovers -CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, received over 13,000 complaints from the banking public, recovered over N60 billion excess charges and returned same to the rightful owners. The CBN Deputy Director, Consumer Protection Department, Mrs. Chinyere Obilor, disclosed this at a sensitization forum organized in Owerri, by the Apex Bank. “The Department received over 13,000 complaints from aggrieved members of the banking public and recovered over N60 billion excess bank charges and returned same to the rightful owners”, Obilor said. While saying that some banks were commensurately sanctioned for the…

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Education 

NYSC caution members over fake deployment and redeployment

The National Youth Service Corp, NYSC has warned Corp members over activities of certain individuals who placed online advertisement claiming to specialize in deployment and redeployment of Corp members to state of their choices. In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Southwest Area Office, Mr Emmanuel Attah, the NYSC insisted that such activities currently being circulated online in a soft copy flier with the title “Henroozy Koncept” is fraudulent and criminal. Attah stated that the National Youth Service Corps had never authorised any group, organization or individual to perform such…

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NEWS 

BREAKING: Lagos Assembly to amend neighbourhood corps law for Amotekun

The Lagos House of Assembly on Thursday commenced the process of amending the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps Agency Law 2019 to accommodate a section for Amotekun Corps. The House took the first and second reading of the bill at plenary on Thursday. The Amotekun Corps is to take charge of security in borders, forest, highways, nooks and crannies of the state to ensure protection against hoodlums, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, bandits etc. The Corps can also collaborate with other security platforms in other neighbouring states to ensure strengthening of security…

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NEWS 

Notorious kidnapper killed in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has killed a notorious kidnapper, Abubakar Nayabale and arrested another, Tanimu Salisu in Kurfi Local Government Area of the state. This was contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Katsina. “On 17/02/2020 at about 15:00hrs, bandits numbering eight on motorbikes, armed with AK 47 rifles attacked Kumare village, Kurfi local government area of Katsina State, begun shooting sporadically and kidnapped a 55-year-old, Yahaya Tella. “Operation Puff Adder, led by the DPO Kurfi, in…

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NEWS 

RELEASE OF 1400 BOKO HARAM INSURGENTS AN ABERRATION. 

The release of 1400 boko Haram insurgents by the military is total aberration and a travesty of the law. We condemn this action by the military authorities. The release of this insurgents who have killed so many civilians, military officers and soldiers , Air Force personnels and other security agents is totally unacceptable. This goes a long way to show that the military authorities have no value for the lives of those soldiers , police officers and civilians who were killed by these boko Haram insurgents. How can the Chief…

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