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Access Bank has unveiled a new brand logo to reflect its new status following the completion of its merge with Diamond Bank.

Access Bank slashes salaries of staff as coronavirus slows economy

Employees of Access Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s top commercial lenders will take a pay cut as the coronavirus hampers economic activity in the country.

Rainstorm destroys property in Plateau community

While the country and the entire world are worryabout the coronavirus pandemic, property worth millions of naira were destroyed, Monday, when some parts of Plateau State recorded their first rainfall of the year.

Dansukigate: Witness tenders more evidence of how ex-NSA’s aide transferred millions to bank accounts

Prosecuting witness, Hassan Seidu, during the continuation of trial in-chief, in the ongoing trial of Nicholas Ashinze, former aide to ex-National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, told Federal High Court, Abuja, presided by Justice Okon Abang, how the Commission was able to recover exhibit (i) 43 and (i) 44, containing alleged money transfers and lists of beneficiaries and their account numbers in the course of investigation.
The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh jailed 39 years for money laundering

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, convicted and sentenced former National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, to 39 years imprisonment for money laundering.
The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost.

Court sentences former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh to seven years imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years imprisonment on corruption charges regarding his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost.

EFCC quizzes former Abia governor, sons over ‘N150 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a massive probe into alleged looting of over N150 billion by the immediate past governor of Abia State, Chief Theodore Orji, and members of his family.

Indictment: Lawyer asks court stop federal government from extraditing Air Peace chief to US

A Nigerian Lawyer and human rights activist, Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi, has instituted a suit at Federal High Court, Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of the embattled Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema, who is facing fraud allegations in the United States of America.
Alex Otti

Alex Otti suggests ways to reduce cost of governance

Former Group Managing Director of defunct Diamond Bank and the 2019 Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti, has called for the reduction of cost of governance in Nigeria.

House of Reps probe central bank’s $7 billion to banks from foreign reserve

The House of Representatives has begun investigation of the non-refund of $7bn withdrawn from Nigeria’s foreign reserves by the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2006 to pay banks and assets managers, which have since not been refunded.
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.

EFCC arraigns seven for SIM swap fraud in Kaduna

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office Thursday arraigned seven suspected SIM Swap criminals in Kaduna.

Why I paid N2.5 million into NEMA staff’s account – contractor

According to the witness: “Sometime in late 2015 when the defendant took charge of NEMA’s Maintenance Department, I made a transfer from the company’s account, Rekinat Global Resources Limited, domiciled in FCMB, to Deji’s personal account with Diamond Bank to the tune of N592,000; another N615,000 was transferred to his account in 2016.”
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Prisons inspector, five others nabbed for ATM, SIM swap fraud

Operatives of the Kaduna Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested six fraudsters who specialize in defrauding innocent Nigerians by using bank details obtained through sim swaps and Automated Teller Machines (ATM).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Businessman drags EFCC, NCAC, others to court for freezing his 12 bank accounts

A 54-year-old man, on Monday, sued the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) over an alleged unlawful freezing of his thirteen bank accounts.

Man bags 48 months imprisonment for stealing N326, 000 through bank app

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a driver, Adeyemi Adeshina, to 48 months imprisonment for stealing N326, 000 from a colleague’s mobile banking application.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out by an Ikeja High Court.

Court dimisses application by Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia seeking to stop trial

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court Lagos, Friday, dismissed a preliminary objection by embattled Judge of the court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, facing Money Laundering charge.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, after corruption charges against her were struck out by an Ikeja High Court.

Money laundering: Court to rule on objection to Justice Ofili-Ajumogobia’s trial June 28

A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, fixed June 28, to deliver ruling on a preliminary objection challenging the trial of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia facing Money Laundering charges.

Court adjourns Masari’s N107.7 million fraud case to July 2

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned till July 2, for continuation of hearing in the case involving the former Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Bature Masari.

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The Dubai Police Force, United Arab Emirates, has revealed how it arrested Nigerian Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abass, aka Hushpuppi.

FBI: Hushpuppi attempted to dupe Premier League club of £100 million

Alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Ray Hushpuppi, on Friday made his first court appearance in an American court where the Federal Bureau of Investigation alleged that he attempted to dupe an English Premier League football club of £100m (N48.4bn).
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BBNaija new housemates in isolation ahead of show’s premier

Organisers of the reality show, Big Brother Naija, say all new members of the show are currently in isolation ahead of the July 19, 2020 premier of Season 5.
The management of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta has shut down the institution for two weeks after a medical personnel at the school’s health centre died as a result of complications arising from coronavirus.

FCE Osiele shuts down after a health worker dies of coronavirus

The management of the Federal College of Education , Osiele, Abeokuta has shut down the institution for two weeks after a medical personnel at the school’s health centre died as a result of complications arising from coronavirus.
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BUA donates N200 million, ambulances to Rivers, Kwara

BUA Group, through its philanthropic arm, BUA Foundation, has donated six ambulances, food supplies and N100 million each to Rivers and Kwara states.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom: It is unsafe to reopen schools now

Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.