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Court reserves judgment in corruption trial of ex-President Jonathan’s aide

A Federal High Court Lagos on Wednesday reserved judgment in the trial of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s presidential aide, Waripamo Owei-Dudafa.

Ex-President Jonathan, wife gave order for cash delivery to BDC – Waripamo-Owei Dudafa

Hearing in the N200m fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by the wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against Skye Bank Plc and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission began on Tuesday, with a former aide of the President, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa, testifying for the ex-First Lady.

Appeal Court upholds interim forfeiture of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m, N2.5bn

The Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, yesterday upheld the order of interim forfeiture of the sum of $5, 842, 316.66 and N2, 421, 953, 522.78 traced to the accounts of Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, to the federal government.

Patience Jonathan loses appeal against forfeiture of $5.8 million, N2.4 billion

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Friday upheld an order of interim forfeiture to the federal government of $5.8 million ($5,842,316) and N2.4 billion (N2,421,953,522) traced to the accounts of the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience.

Seized $5.9m: Appeal Court hears Patience Jonathan case Nov 3

The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed November 3, 2017, to hear the appeal filed by wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, against the temporary seizure of a sum of $5.9m found in her Skye Bank account.

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Delta doctor abducted by gunmen in government hospital

Gunmen have abducted a resident doctor identified simply as Dr. Wisdom Iboyitete at Central Hospital, Ojobo in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.

Panic in Imo community as ‘herdsmen’ kill security operative

There is palpable fear in Umuanuma community in Aboh Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State as suspected herdsmen murder a private security operative, Mr Hycinth Ikegwu, at about 6 am on Sunday while returning from work with his motorcycle.