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N2.1 billion fraud: You’ve a case to answer – Court tells Raymond Dokpesi

The Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered Chief Raymond Dokpesi and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited to enter defence in the N2.1 billion they allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2015.

Court: Raymond Dokpesi must explain N2.1 billion he received from Sambo Dasuki

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday struck out the no-case submission filed by the media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited, and ruled that they must explain the N2.1bn they allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2015.

Court dismisses Raymond Dokpesi’s case against Lai Mohammed over alleged looters’ list

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the High Court in Apo, Abuja, has ruled that mentioning the names of prominent Nigerians by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, in the alleged looters’ list did not carry any force of law.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court rules that released looter’s list didn’t violate rights

An Abuja high court Tuesday ruled that the looter's list released by the Federal Government in March was not in violation of the rights to presumption of innocence of those named.

Oby Ezekwesili: Chibok girls’ advocacy never a ploy to entrench this government

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has refuted the claim that her advocacy for the release of the abducted school girls in Chibok community was a ploy to entrench the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Senator Abe: Why APC cannot have indirect primaries in Rivers

The governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that the party cannot adopt indirect primaries to elect its candidates in the state.
Onueze Okocha

It’s unlawful for EFCC to unilaterally probe state’s finances – Ex-NBA chief

A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN), has said it is unlawful for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invade a state and commence unilateral investigations of her finances.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: PDP’s latest allegation on anti-corruption baseless, diversionary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) latest allegations on President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s anti-corruption efforts as empty, baseless and diversionary.

Governor Ortom threatens APC chair Oshiomhole with N10 billion suit

Governor Samuel Ortom has threatened to institute a N10billion suit against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for alleged defamatory and libelous publication against his person.
DAAR Communications

DAAR: Federal government is out to muzzle, stifle us out of operations

The Management of Daar Communications, a broadcast outfit, Thursday raised the alarm that ahead of 2019 general and Presidential elections, the federal government is out to muzzle and stifle them out of operations.

Call for Senator Saraki’s resignation selfish, unconstitutional – aide

Yusuph Olaniyonu, Special Adviser on Media to Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Thursday said call for Saraki’s resignation as Senate President by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) is selfish and lacks both constitutional and conventional basis.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: I’ve made more contribution to President Buhari than those in his kitchen...

Buba Galadima, national chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a breakaway faction of the ruling party, says he has made more contributions to President Muhammadu Buhari than those in his “kitchen cabinet”.

Osasu Igbinedion: Asiwaju Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi never called on Nigerians to reject APC in...

In a swift reaction, Osasu Igbinedion said nothing could be farther from the truth, stating that neither Tinubu nor Amaechi were featured on TOS on Friday.

Senator Kwankwaso: I’m yet to decide on presidential contest

The former Governor of Kano State and now a Senator representing Kano Central Senatorial District, Rabiu Kwakwanso has said he had no made up his mind about contesting the presidential election in 2019.

CPJ profiles police assault on NAN, AIT reporters

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based journalists’ rights and press freedom campaign organisation, has profiled the police assault of Mrs Taiye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Suspected gunmen kill ex-commissioner in Bayelsa

Less than 72 hours after a reporter with the African Independent Television (AIT), Miss Onisofie Owei, survived after she was attacked and shot in Yenagoa, a former Commissioner, Mr. Ayakeme Masa, has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.

Suspected armed robbers shoot AIT correspondent in Yenagoa

Suspected armed robbers on Friday night shot and severely wounded Miss Onisofie Owei, a journalist with the African Independent Television (AIT) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

Convention: Raymond Dokpesi urges PDP governors to play pivotal role

A national chairmanship aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, said PDP governors had crucial roles to play at Saturday’s national convention of the party.

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