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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, ordered the final forfeiture of the property at Port-Harcourt, Rivers State linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Dr. Diezani Allison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, has arraigned one Oluwarore Omotomiwa Timileyin alias Stephen Kimble, Eldred Lola, on a seven-count charge bordering on forgery, obtaining under false pretence and possession of fake documents.
Justice Olalekan Owolabi of a State High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State, has adjourned the trial of a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Christopher Alao-Akala, to May 2, 2019.
The Supreme Court has reserved judgment till March 8, 2019, in the appeal lodged by wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, contesting the powers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to size funds in bank accounts that were linked to her.
A Lagos Federal High Court, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba, Thursday, convicted three businessmen, to a total of 72 years imprisonment for defrauding a company of N187 million.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused a prayer by the Federal Government (FG) for the permanent forfeiture of funds in accounts without commercials banks without Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, did not declare the $9,772,800 and £74,000 that was recovered from his guest house in Kaduna.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday set aside its June 30, 2017, interim order of forfeiture of the sums of N500m and $500,000 allegedly looted from the Zamfara State’s share of the Paris Club refunds made by the Federal Government.
US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would have loved to have met Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg at Davos but added that she should not focus her anger on the United States.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has expressed readiness to support Kano State Government to ensure that the six targeted local government areas of the state become Open Defecation Free (ODF) by March.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Thursday disclosed that over 400 herdsmen have so far been arrested for flouting the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law enacted in the state.
Some residents of Saki town in Oyo State on Wednesday commended Mr Adebayo Shittu, a former Minister of Communications, for his efforts in drawing attention to the need to rehabilitate the community’s water works.
Justice Dusosinlohun Kawu of an Ilorin High Court, Wednesday convicted one local herb seller (alagbo), herbalist/ritualist, student and four others for trafficking, selling, buying and possessing human parts for money ritual.
The recently released Jennifer Ukambong Samuel has confirmed she met with Alice, who was abducted by members of the Boko Haram sect about two years ago.
Following recent alert by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on the use of paracetamol tablets in food preparation, some Lagosians have expressed shock and disappointment.
A civil society organisation, the Civil Empowerment and Rule of Law Support Initiative (CERLSI), has threatened to institute legal actions against the Management of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi if they fail to repeal the decision to revoke admission of new students of the institution.
Ex-Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, has faulted the call for local government autonomy saying only two tiers of government are recognised in federating states globally.
The Anambra State House of Assembly at the weekend renewed the tenure of 18 Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen out of the 21 local councils, and their members for another three months. The House renewed their tenure during the plenary.