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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

CBN freezes 11 bank accounts over suspicious activities

Eleven bank accounts of some companies and an individual were on Wednesday frozen by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Bitcoin hit a record-high above $43,000 on Monday after electric carmaker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in the digital currency.

Revisiting CBN ban on cryptocurrency transactions

On February 5, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a circular addressed to banks and other financial institutions with the directive that transactions in cryptocurrencies and facilitating payment for cryptocurrency exchanges were prohibited.
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Land scam: We respect court order – Kano agency

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) says it will respect the court order to maintain status quo over its investigation of alleged sale of land belonging to the Kano Emirate Council.
A Nigerian anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has secured an interim forfeiture of properties traced to a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde.

Ex-JAMB registrar’s children to be probed over their father’s N900 million fraud allegation

Following the arrest of the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for N900 million fraud, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has extended its probe to his children.

Namibian president caught in new fishing corruption allegations

The president of Namibia has been implicated in new allegations of corruption involving the country’s lucrative fishing industry by an investigation released by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and The Namibian newspaper.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Facebook user arraigned for cyber bullying, harassment, criminal intimidation

A 30-year-old Facebook activist, Uyi Marybrown Obaseki, has been arraigned before an Oredo Magistrate Court in Benin City, Edo state, on a four-count charge bothering on cyber bullying, criminal intimidation and harassment.
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Man arraigned for assaulting police officer, damaging Rolex wristwatch

The police in Osun on Thursday arraigned one Odewale Adebayo, 40, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates Court for allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has charged governments at all levels to prioritise agriculture and adequately harness the untapped potentials of the sector to fast-track economic growth and development.

Governor Obaseki: Petitions against my re-election motivated by greed, malice

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State Tuesday said that petitions filed at the state election petition tribunal against his victory at the September 19 governorship election were motivated by greed, malice.

Court dismisses INEC, Tunde Adeniran faction’s objection to hearing in SDP leadership suit

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, dismissed the preliminary objections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and four other respondents to the hearing of the suit filed by Chief Supo Shonibare’s group over the leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
The Nigeria Bottling Company (NBC) has been sued before the Federal High Court Lagos by Rite Foods Limited for allegedly infringing on its trademark.

Rite Foods sues NBC for trademark infringement

The plaintiff, Rite Foods Limited, had filed a motion ex parte for an interim injunction against the defendant, NBC, restraining it from further promoting or using any sales promotion material for its “Predator” energy drink in a manner that infringes or passes off or that is capable of infringing or passing off the plaintiff’s “Fearless” energy drink, until the interlocutory application for an injunction is determined.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

American nurse sues Lagos CP, DCP over ‘unlawful detention’

An American nurse, Kari-Ann R’ouke, has approached the Federal High Court, Lagos, over her ‘unlawful and indefinite’ detention by the Nigerian Police Force.
FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration taken March 25, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Facebook says it’ll start punishing group members who break its rules

Facebook is trying to clean up its Groups experience and limit the reach of potentially problematic users and communities. The company announced multiple changes to groups today, including plans to put users who break rules on probation, further limit the reach of civic and political groups, and require more moderation in groups that have violated Facebook’s rules.
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Femi Fani-Kayode’s third wife defends him, says former wife constantly threatens to kill four...

Regina-Hanson Amonoo, the third wife of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has defended her husband over allegations of abuse levelled against him by his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Activist asks court to compel Kano, others to refund VAT generated from alcohol

An Abuja-based activist, Sesugh Akume, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court in the nation’s capital, asking it to compel states that outlawed the sale of alcohol to refund the sums received through Value Added Tax imposed on alcoholic beverages.

Man docked for ‘fraud’ in Osun

One Akinremi Idowu, aged 45 has been arraigned at an Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Modakeke over alleged fraud of N925,000.
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Businessman drags EFCC to court over alleged extortion, rights violation

An Uyo-based businessman, Ubong Williams has dragged the anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Charles Ikpe of the Akwa Ibom State High Court for alleged infringement of his rights.

Two men arraigned for ‘damaging’ government property

Two men were arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife on Monday, for allegedly damaging government property and beating up a security guard at the Oduduwa College building.
Precious Chikwendu, the estranged wife of former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted on taking custody of their kids.

Femi Fani-Kayode reacts to ex-wife’s abuse allegations

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the statement credited to his ex-wife, Precious Chikwendu, wherein she accused Femi of abusing her.
Tiger Woods is “in good spirits” after being moved to a new Los Angeles hospital for treatment from injuries he sustained in a car accident.

Report: Tiger Woods told cops he didn’t remember driving

Tiger Woods told responding deputies to his single-vehicle crash last week that he did not know how the accident happened and didn’t remember driving, USA Today reported Thursday.

Court fixes date for EFCC’s report in ex-oil minister’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, fixed May 17 for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to give a report on how it has complied with the court order in the trial of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Lagos East: Senator Abiru floors Babatunde Gbadamosi again

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has struck out the new facts sought by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Mr Babatunde Olalere Gbadamosi, challenging the indigeneship of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Senator Tokunbo Abiru, in the recently conducted Lagos East Senatorial District poll.
The EFCC, March 1, 2021 arraigned a former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, Benjamin Ezra Dikki, before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on four counts of alleged corruption.

EFCC arraigns ex-BPE boss for ‘N1 billion bribe’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday arraigned a former Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Benjamin Dikki, on N1billion gratification charges.

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Chelsea are making a frantic effort to replace Tammy Abraham with the Bundesliga and Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland.

Mino Raiola wants Erling Haaland to be 1st £1 millon-a-week player

Mino Raiola is determined to make Erling Haaland the first £1 million-a-week player.
Training nurse Sari Roos prepares a dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to teach her air bubble technique in Laakso hospital in Helsinki, Finland March 11, 2021. Picture taken March 11, 2021. REUTERS/Essi Lehto

Israeli study: South African coronavirus variant may evade protection from Pfizer vaccine

The coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa may evade the protection provided by Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine to some extent, a real-world data study in Israel found, though its prevalence in the country is very low and the research has not been peer reviewed.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Southeast governors lunches regional security outfit

The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone.
The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

UN expresses worry over violence against women in Nigeria

The UN National Programme Manager, Patience Ekeoba, lamented that the country’s security is weak in handling gender-based matter.

Five killed in Ondo auto crash, robbery attack

No fewer than five lost their lives in Ondo State on Sunday in two separate incidents of a robbery attack and a road accident.

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Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers.

Nigerian duo hope to turn local spirit into premium brand

Chibueze Akukwe sticks a label on a bottle of an upmarket Nigerian spirit in a factory in Lagos. He hopes stylish branding will help sell the tipple, fermented in nearby villages using techniques dating back centuries, to upmarket customers.
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NDLEA arrests wanted drug baron in Nasarawa

It was indeed a bleak Easter for the most wanted drug baron in Nasarawa state, Sami Ashoko as he did not only spend the festive season in custody, his warehouse filled with skunk was also raided and 100 bags of the illicit drug weighing 1,095.3kg seized.
4. Ahead of what would be the first Super Eagles game in Lagos in 10 years, players and officials of the team on Wednesday night, visited the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Wahidi Akanni: Super Eagles’ new ranking will boost team’s confidence

Ex-International Wahidi Akanni has said Super Eagles’ four places up in the latest rankings released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) would boost the team’s confidence in subsequent engagements.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Nigeria records 110 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria on Wednesday reported 110 new COVID-19 cases in 11 states. Also, no new death was recorded from the virus for the sixth consecutive day across the country.

Enugu 2023: Senator Utazi not acting anybody’s script – aide

The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as laughable the speculation in certain quarters that he was instigating Nsukka zone against Nkalu to pave way for Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the 2023 governorship election.