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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, secured a seven years prison term of one Sadiq Mustapha without option of fine, before Justice Mallong Peter of the Federal High Court, Kaduna for obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N6,100, 000 (Six Million One Hundred Thousand) and operating illegal bureau de change.
Justice Babatunde Quadri of Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, May 11, 2020, ordered the final forfeiture of $300,000, belonging to a Chinese national, Li Yan Pin, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Federal Government has inaugurated the Ajaokuta Presidential Project Inauguration Team (APPIT) to help revamp the company in line with the recent agreement reached with Russia to resuscitate the steel company.
Ohaneze Ndigbo, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency order the Federal Ministry of Environment to attend to the continued erosion menace ravaging the country home of former Vice President of Nigeria, late Dr Alex Ekwueme in Oko, and other neighbouring communities of Nanka and Agulu in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.
The United States warned the Federal Government of Nigeria to be prepared to “replace” the $308 million to be repatriated from funds looted by a former military ruler, the late General Sani Abacha, if it failed to use the money on public projects agreed upon.
A 28-year-old drug peddler, Tunde Alaka, was on Wednesday sentenced to seven months in prison by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Ibadan for unlawful dealing in Indian hemp.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan has declared that he has no accounts or property domiciled abroad.
The Federal Government has requested for the account statements of some former public office holders to 10 banks. Bloomberg reports that the public officers include former President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience; former Ministers of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and Rilwanu Lukman.
Governor Udom Emmanuel said he will not share the rice from the Federal Government of Nigeria to the people of Akwa Ibom.
As part of its contribution to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) hashanded over four completed solar hybrid mini grid plants in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states, respectively.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has said that it called off its planned nationwide industrial action billed to begin 12 midnight on Sunday 19th April 2020 due to the release of 21 staff of ExxonMobil by the Rivers State government.
Chevron Nigeria limited, CNL, has dismissed as false allegations that its staff with coronavirus were been quarantined in hotels in Warri, Delta state and Lagos state.
English striker Marcus Rashford has congratulations Odion Ighalo following his contract extension with Manchester United.
Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.
Senegal has postponed the restart of schools until further notice after several teachers tested positive for the new coronavirus, the education ministry said late on Monday.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5:45pm. He was aged 71.
Olivier Giroud has opened up on his decision to extend his stay at Chelsea, outlining his plans to "keep winning trophies" and show Frank Lampard "he can count on me".
Liberian President and football legend George Weah says he fears for the future of sport on the African continent in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kano state government has officially abolished the traditional Almajiri system of education in the state after completing arrangements to enroll all repatriated almajirai to Kano from other states into conventional educational system.
The Zamfara State police command, in collaboration with the Nigerian Army, has arrested and quarantined 251 illegal artisinal miners in the state, the state police commissioner, Mr Usman Nagogo, said on Saturday.
Former Super Eagles and Montpellier forward John Utaka is set to return to the training center of his former club Montpellier, for his coaching badges.
The International Basketball Federation on Tuesday published recommendations on returning to basketball in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.