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The Rise and Fall of Orji Kalu: From Governor to Senator to Prisoner (The Analysis)

On Thursday, the Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced a serving senator and former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, to 12 years in prison after convicting him of N7.65 billion fraud. Justice Mohammed Idris pronounced Mr Kalu guilty of the charge in a trial that lasted for 12 years. Mr Kalu was tried alongside his […]

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Hate Speech In Nigeria: Centre records 387 instances in November

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has said it tracked and documented a total of 387 Hate and dangerous speech instances on Facebook and Twitter handles across the country in November. Hamza Ibrahim, CITAD Coordinator, Countering Hate Speech Project, disclosed this at a Post-Gubernatorial Election Press briefing organised by the Centre and supported […]

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Court declines sacking Magu as EFCC acting Chairman

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday dismissed requests to remove Mr Ibrahim Magu as the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, even though it faulted his unending stay in office in acting capacity. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu delivered separate judgments in five separate suits instituted in 2017 to seek judicial pronouncement […]

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Buhari appoints nine new Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of nine new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. The Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (Ag. HoCSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, said this on Wednesday in Abuja in a statement signed by Mrs. Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, Office of the Head of the Civil […]

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Policeman suspended after allegedly fondling dead woman’s breasts

An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department is under investigation after his body camera allegedly caught him fondling a deceased woman’s breasts. Police authorities said the officer has been placed on leave pending the outcome of the probe. A police spokesman confirmed the probe to AFP on Wednesday but would not discuss details of the […]

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Nigerian Government files N135bn fraud charge against Ifeanyi Ubah

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February 13, 2020, the planned arraignment of the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, following his absence in court. First defendant Ubah and Second defendant Capital Oil are facing an alleged N135bn fraud charge filed against them by the Federal […]

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Atiku Abubakar smiles again

One-time vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has been fighting several battles in recent times. His desire to displace President Muhammadu Buhari as the number one citizen of the country and the death of his close aide, Umar Pariya, lead the list. Though things have not worked in his favour lately, the appointment of his […]

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Extreme poverty may hit Nigerians soon – World Bank warns

The World Bank has said the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty may increase by more than 30 million by 2030 and the country will be home to 25 per cent of the world’s destitute people if the government fails to revive economic growth and create jobs. It warned that the country could slide […]

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Jobless Nigerians please read! Bank customers to present tax card from next month

Evidence of tax payment will be a condition for operating a bank account from January, according to the Financial bill passed by the National Assembly. The Bill, submitted to the lawmakers with Budget 2020 by President Muhammadu Buhari, is designed to improve financial operations of the country and streamline the tax regime. It is expected […]

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Great Joy In President Buhari’s House, As Daughter Graduates From Foreign University with First Class Honours (Photos)

Hanan Buhari, one of the daughters of President Muhammadu Buhari, has graduated with a first-class degree from a university abroad. Her proud mother took to Instagram to share the good news. Read below:

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Lagos pastors arrested for conducting fake miracles

Personnel of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested four suspects, including two pastors, for allegedly staging fake miracles to defraud unsuspecting members of the public in the Lekki and Epe areas of the state. The alleged pastors, Favour David and Favour Chimobi, were said to have […]

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Ex-lawmaker arrested for car theft

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has released the mail below announcing the arrest of a former local government lawmaker for car theft. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC spokesperson, said Samuel Adeojo is a member of a syndicate “notorious for stealing vehicles from car dealers through pretense as genuine buyers.” Read Mr Uwujaren’s full statement below. A former […]

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Rather than free Sowore, Bakare, Nigerian government wants them transferred to prison – Falana

A lawyer, Femi Falana, on Sunday said the federal government has applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order of transfer the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, from the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) to prison. Messrs Sowore and Bakare have been in the […]

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Nigeria’s salvation lies in education – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Daura, Katsina State, said Nigeria’s socio-economic and political salvation will come from education, urging citizens to embrace learning as a way of life while the government will do its best to provide access. According to a statement by Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, […]

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Lionel Messi wins sixth Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi clinched his sixth Ballon d’Or award on Monday after yet another scintillating season for the Argentine. The 32-year-old saw off competition from the likes of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk to win the prestigious accolade, which is voted for by journalists. Messi won the award for the first […]

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NUC uncovers 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities

The National Universities Commission has said it has uncovered about 100 fake professors across Nigerian universities. The NUC Executive Secretary, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, stated this in the November edition of the commission’s bulletin, obtained by Punch correspondent. The ES noted that the commission published the details of the fake professors on its website and also […]

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FG complies with London court orders but disobeys Nigerian judges – Falana

Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, has accused the federal government of disobeying valid court orders in Nigeria while it complies with orders from Britain. Granting a stay of execution for a $9.6 billion judgement awarded against Nigeria in favour of Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) Limited, Christopher Butcher, judge of a commercial court in […]

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EFCC seizes Onyema’s passport over US fraud indictment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized the passport of Allen Onyema, chief executive officer of Air Peace, over alleged bank fraud and money laundering in the US. The Nation reports that Onyema’s passports will be in custody of the anti-graft commission as investigations continue and his movements, temporarily restricted. In November, US authorities had […]

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