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Court admits exhibits in alleged N3.2bn fraud trial of ex-Governor Orji Kalu

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has admitted in evidence two documents tendered against a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Economist raises the alarm over looming fiscal challenge

An economist, Mr. Opeyemi Agbaje, has raised the alarm over what he described as a looming fiscal challenge, saying the country’s current debt profile, particularly the foreign component, portends a looming fiscal challenge to the economy.

Court adjourns ex-Governor Uzor Kalu, others alleged N3.2 billion fraud trial to February 19

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed February 19 for further hearing in the trial of a former Governor of Abia State Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others over alleged N3.2 billion fraud.

EFCC arraigns two FCMB officials for fraud

While Ebenezer and Walter were arraigned together on a three- count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing, Ebenezer was docked separately on five count charge of obtaining money under false pretense. They pleaded not guilty to all the charges preferred against them.

EFCC can’t probe states’ accounts without assembly’s approval – court

A Federal High Court, Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission could not probe states’ finances without a report of indictment from states’ Houses of Assembly.

EFCC calls more witnesses in ex-Governor Kalu’s alleged N3.2 billion fraud trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, called its sixth witness in ongoing trial of former Abia Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, at a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Four arraigned for allegedly defrauding ex-Rep Eseme Eyiboh of $1.362m, N46.5m

Four men, who allegedly obtained the sum of $1.362 million and N46. 533 million under false pretence, from a former House of Representative member, Hon. Eseme Eyiboh were, on Monday, re-arraigned before the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Customers complain over shortage of cash at ATMs

Residents of Kuje Area Council in the FCT, on Friday decried paucity of cash at the Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) in the area.

Nasarawa revenue board clamps down on banks

Nasarawa State Internal Revenue Board, NSIRS, has begun to clamp down on commercial banks for allegedly hoarding information on personal income tax and connivance.

Zamfara govt’s accounts frozen over alleged N600m debt

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an order freezing the accounts of the Zamfara State Government in 20 banks in the suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/728/17.

Sallah: Kuje residents demand more commercial banks

Residents of Kuje Area Council, FCT, on Thursday called for the establishment of more commercial banks to reduce the difficulty faced by customers, especially at month end.

EFCC intensifies probe of suspect with 849 ATM cards

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stepped up investigation to determine how a suspect, Yasir Salihu Abdullahi, came by a staggering 849 Automated Teller Machine cards of various Nigerian banks and the reason the cards were being shipped out of the country.

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Federal govt uncovers more prominent tax defaulters

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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final against Arsenal

The City manager was charged by the FA on Friday for "wearing a political message," which is in breach of the English governing body's kit regulations.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

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NSCDC intercepts two trucks in Kano for petrol diversion

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, have intercepted two trucks laden with 85,000 litres of petrol while trying to divert the product.

Governor Ahmed’s wife establishes anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions

The wife of Kwara governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has promised to support students to establish anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions in the state to jointly wage war against the scourge in the country.

Australian deputy premier steps down over extra-marital scandal

Embattled Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said Friday he would step down on Monday following a scandal which began when a newspaper revealed he had impregnated an ex-staffer during an extra-marital affair.

Mofe Pirah: Three modular refineries to begin operation in Delta December

Delta State Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mofe Pirah, has given indication that three out of the four envisaged modular refineries in Delta located at Kwale, Okpai and Sapele with 10,000 bpd capacity upon getting approval will commence construction hopefully before the end of this year.

President Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has sent more troops and surveillance aircraft to the entire North East territory on a 24-hour basis, to recover the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.