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NAICOM to stay action in suit against insurance recapitalisation

The National Insurance Commission, on Tuesday, pledged to stay action on its planned recapitalisation of insurance and reinsurance companies in the country.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo election: Court fixes October 14 to hear PDP’s suit seeking Pastor Ize-Iyamu disqualification

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned to October 14, to commence hearing in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking the disqualification of Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu from the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.

Bandits kill 22 vigilante members in Niger

About 17 men of the local vigilante in Dukku town of Rijau Local Government area of Niger State have been ambushed and killed by armed bandits.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Court summons Taraba governor, service chiefs, others over clashes

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered the Governor of Taraba, Darius Ishaku, to appear before it over allegations of bias levelled against him in setting up a probe panel on the incessant communal clashes between the Jukun and Tiv Tribes in the state.

Court strikes out suit againt NSIA, managing director

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.

Former banker, civil servants arraigned for N140 million ‘ghost worker’ fraud

The Federal Government on Monday arraigned four civil servants and a former banker on charges of perpetrating a fraud involving over N140m through the manipulation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System to input details of ghost workers in 2017.

Court strikes out suit against sovereign wealth authority, chief

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.

Court dismisses PDP’s suit against Ogun executive

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, rejected the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Headquarters’ suit challenging the powers of the Ogun chapter of the party to conduct party congresses in the state.

Court resumes Senator Suswam’s N3.1 billion money laundering trial

The N3.1bn money laundering case involving a former Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam, has been returned to a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, who had twice withdrawn from the case in 2016 and 2019.
The Jigawa Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to depoy 285 of its staff to ensure free flow of traffic and carry out rescue operations in the state during the Eid-El-Kabir break.

FRSC secures conviction of 39 traffic violators in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has secured the conviction of 39 traffic violators at a mobile court in Garaku, Kokona Local Government Area of the state.

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

$9.7 million, £74,000 found in my house by EFCC was given to me as...

Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, who is facing money laundering charge, on Wednesday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that $9.7million and £74, 000.00 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, found in his house in 2017, were part of monies people gave to him as gifts.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Nine killed, six others injured in Misau land dispute

Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the killing of nine people and six others wounded in a communal clash that broke out over land dispute in Zadawa village of Misau Local Government Area of the State.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court orders forfeiture of N510 million belonging to ex-NAF chief

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court on Monday granted an order of interim forfeiture of N510m belonging to former Commander, Presidential Air Fleet (PAF), Air Vice Marshall Uko Ebong.
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EFCC: Lockdown won’t abort cases against ex-first lady, former governors, others

The lockdown arising from coronavirus appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six weeks.
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Appeal Court orders judge to withdraw from corruption trial

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, to withdraw from the trial of a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam.

N3.1 billion fraud trial: How Senator Suswam pressured me to change my statement –...

The fourth prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, on N3.1bn corruption charges, Abubakar Umar, on Monday told the Federal High Court in Abuja how the former governor and his defence team tried to influence him to change his statement to one that was favourable to the defendant.

Colonel Dasuki makes first court appearance after his release

The immediate-past former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki, on Thursday, made his first court appearance after his release from detention.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: Bandit kills two Jigawa vigilante members

The police in Jigawa on Wednesday confirmed the killing of two vigilante members in Gwiwa local government area of the State.

Sierra Leone introduces equal pay for men and women’s national teams

In another massive milestone for women football in Africa, the Sierra Leonian government and the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) have jointly announced that both the men’s and women’s teams will now receive equal pay.
Google Maps will soon include information on COVID-19 spread in states, counties, and some cities. Toggling on the “COVID” layer in the app will show the seven-day average number of confirmed cases in each area per 100,000 people.

Google Maps adds an overlay of virus case trends

Google Maps will soon include information on COVID-19 spread in states, counties, and some cities. Toggling on the “COVID” layer in the app will show the seven-day average number of confirmed cases in each area per 100,000 people. Areas of the map will be color-coded based on case rate, and a label shows if cases are going up or down. The feature will roll out on Android and iOS this week.
Luis Suarez has said his final goodbyes to his Barcelona team-mates and colleagues ahead of his free transfer to Atletico Madrid.

Luis Suarez leaves Barca training ground in tears ahead of Atleti move

Luis Suarez has said his final goodbyes to his Barcelona team-mates and colleagues ahead of his free transfer to Atletico Madrid.
In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.

Black Widow delayed to 2021, pushing back other Marvel movies

In a predictable fashion, Disney is delaying Black Widow to 2021 as the company continues to navigate the current theatrical landscape during the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the first time since 2009 that a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie hasn’t been released in a calendar year.