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Malabu scam: Why we are after ex-AGF Adoke, others – EFCC

The investigation also revealed that the Adoke as the Attorney General and Minister of Justice abused his office in respect of the granting of the oil prospecting license OPL 245 to Shell and ENI.

Group warns Akwa Ibom PDP senator to steer clear of APC

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly, Bassey Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to steer clear of the APC and its development programmes.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

IGP Adamu vows to punish supervisors of trigger-happy officers

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has declared that supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the actions of those under their command.The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has declared that supervisors of trigger-happy police officers will be held liable for the actions of those under their command.
Abubakar Malami

Federal government waives criminal prosecution for owners of undeclared foreign assets

The federal government says it will grant amnesty and permanent waiver of criminal prosecution for tax offences related to offshore assets to those willing to voluntarily declare them.

Justice Onnoghen: Over 150 SANs to defend CJN at CCT on Monday

No fewer than 150 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, have volunteered to defend the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, on Monday.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Sebastian Hon: Charge against Justice Onnoghen attempt to gag judiciary

A constitutional lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Sebastian Hon, has described the six-count criminal charge the Federal Government entered against the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, as a deliberate attempt to gag the judiciary.
Paul Usoro

NBA chief Paul Usoro arraigned over alleged N1.4 billion fraud, gets N250 million bail

Paul Usoro (SAN), the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has been arraigned before the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, over N1.4 billion fraud charge.

EFCC: Musiliu Obanikoro, Alex Otti to testify in Ayodele Fayose’s criminal trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has listed a former minister of state for defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, and a gubernatorial candidate in Abia State, Alex Otti, as key witnesses in the criminal prosecution of Ayodele Fayose.
US President Donald Trump walks to the mics to take questions as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2018. Trump is travelling to Philadelphia to address the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention, and to Mississippi for a "Make America Great Again" rally. / AFP PHOTO / Jim WATSON

New York investigating Donald Trump tax dodging report

The New York state tax department said Tuesday it is investigating reports that President Donald Trump helped his parents dodge millions of dollars in taxes and received far more money from his father's real estate empire than he has claimed in the past.

Nyesom Wike: Muhammadu Buhari sponsoring some PDP presidential aspirants

Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is sponsoring some of the aspirants struggling to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential ticket.

Police train 21 DPOs, 9 tactical commanders in on modern policing in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa Command of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has trained 30 Officers on modern policing and efficient service delivery, describing capacity building as prerequisite to peace keeping across the country.

SERAP drags Senator Saraki, Senate to UN over repressive Press Council bill

The Senate has passed the bill for second reading despite subsisting court case and strong opposition to it.

VAIDS: NASME holds tax compliance clinic for MSMEs

The Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) has called on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to take advantage of opportunities offered tax payers through the Voluntary Asset and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) to regularize their tax status by June 30 2018 to avoid prosecution for tax offences.

US separates 2,000 children from families at Mexico border

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or legal guardians at the US-Mexico border since a highly criticised "zero tolerance" immigration policy came into place, according to US officials.

Harvey Weinstein set to plead not guilty in New York

Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was expected to plead not guilty Tuesday to rape and sexual assault charges in New York, opening a legal battle for the #MeToo movement that dreams of seeing him behind bars.

Senior lawyer Joseph Daudu urges federal government respect tenets of democracy, rule of law

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Joseph Daudu, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, led Federal Government to respect the tenets of democracy, observe rule of law and respect the sanctity of the country’s constitution to ensure that democracy thrives.

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Price of Bonny Light hits $65.47 per barrel

The price of Bonny Light, Nigeria’s premium oil grade, has risen from $63.00 to $65.47 per barrel as the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, cuts output by 500,000 barrels per day, bpd.
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 final forfeiture of hospital facility owned by Imo APC Reps member

A Federal High Court sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital has ordered the final forfeiture of a multi-million-naira hospital facility allegedly belonging to the House of Representatives member representing Ideato North and South Federal constituency, Pascal Obi.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

NHRC calls for arrest, trial of security operatives involved in ‘court invasion’

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the arrest and subsequent trial of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) and other security officials involved in the invasion of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

US Supreme Court blocks plans to bring back federal death penalty

The highest court in the U.S. blocked plans to bring back the death penalty on a federal level on Friday, days before a planned execution.
A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.

Indian gang rape victim set on fire on way to court, dies

A woman in northern India who was on her way to a court hearing of a rape case she had filed months ago was set on fire Thursday morning by five men.