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Lagos shuts down illegal coronavirus lab in Ikoyi

The Lagos State Government has shut down a private laboratory in the Ikoyi area of the state for running Covid-19 tests without approval.
The Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako gave the clarification in a statement made available to the press at the weekend.

Lagos seals 56 illegal structures in Ikoyi, Banana Island

The Lagos State Government has asked 56 property owners sealed in Ikoyi and on the Banana Island axis to produce their building plan permits and evidence of stage certification.
Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos government arrests 14 illegal sand dredgers in Banana Island

The Lagos State Government has arrested 14 illegal sand dredgers on the shoreline of Ikoyi-Lekki axis in Banana Island during a compliance enforcement exercise.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
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.

Corruption: Judge threatens to strike out EFCC suit against former oil minister

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, threatened to strike out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) suit against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, if it failed to have her extradited to Nigeria by March 2020.

Supreme Court fixes date to hear cross-appeal against central bank, Cecilia Ibru

The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned a cross appeal against the Central Bank of Nigeria seeking to compel it to disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act.
Peter Nielsen

Absence of defence counsel stalls trial of Danish man accused of killing Nigerian wife,...

The ongoing trial of a Danish, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife, Zainab and daughter, Petra, before an Igbosere High Court, Lagos was stalled due to the absence of his lead counsel, Mr Olasupo Shasore (SAN) on health ground.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

APM: Governor Abiodun ‘dividing’ Ogun along tribal lines

The Allied People’s Movement (APM) in Ogun State has accused the Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun of attempts “to set the good people of Ogun State along tribal and regional lines.”
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC: How Diezani Alison-Madueke paid $865,300 cash for jewellery

A Federal High Court in Lagos Monday heard that a former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly paid $865,300 in cash for jewellery from a seller on Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.

EFCC: $40 million jewellery beyond former oil minister’s income

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday appealed to the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the permanent forfeiture of the 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone, valued at $40m, recovered from the Abuja home of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Ayobami Adebayo

Nigerian writer Ayobami Adebayo wins 9mobile prize

Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo, has emerged winner of 2018 edition of 9mobile Prize for Literature, the most prestigious literature prize for first time fiction writers of African origin. She received a prize of £15,000 and a Montblanc Meisterstück pen among others.
Peter Nielsen

Danish husband’s DNA ‘found on murdered wife, daughter’s clothes’

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere on Tuesday heard that some of the biological material found on the night wears of a murdered Nigerian woman and her child, matched that of a Dane, Peter Nielsen.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC arraigns ex-minister Alison-Madueke October 3

A Federal High Court in Apo has fixed October 3, for the arraignment of the former Minister of Petroleum, Deziani Alison-Madueke, on five-counts bordering on conspiracy and illegal act of accepting and giving gratifications.
Peter Nielsen

Lagos government to tender fresh evidence against Danish murder suspect

The Lagos State Government, will on May 10, tender a fresh DNA, the evidence against a Danish National Peter Nielsen accused of killing his wife, Zainab and daughter Petra.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Alleged bribery: EFCC writes AGF, seeks Diezani Alison-Madueke’s extradition

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday, informed Justice Valentine Ashi of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court sitting in Apo that it has written the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, SAN, in respect to the extradition of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom.
Peter Nielsen

Murder: Danish is police’s prime suspect – witness

A prosecution witness, Babashola Afolayan, yesterday told a Lagos High Court in Igbosere that its prime suspect in the murder of Nigerian singer Zainab Nielsen and her three-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Petra, is Peter Schau Nielsen, her Danish husband.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court begins trial of man attempting to print N20 billion counterfeit Naira notes

The Department of State Services, DSS, on Tuesday began the trial of one Mr John Elem, alleged to have attempted to print counterfeit Naira notes worth N20 billion.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

EFCC, DSS, Police ordered to produce Diezani Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

A Federal High Court has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Department of State Services and Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum Resources.

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