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Appeal court upholds two-year jail sentence against Abia monarch

The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State capital, has upheld the fine of three million naira (N3,000, 000.00) or two years’ imprisonment, in case of default in payment slammed on Eze Chima Bob Ubiaru of Ipupe Autonomous Community in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State by an Umuahia High Court about three years ago.

Woman charged with hacking bank account, stealing N16 million

An Odogbolu, Ogun State-based businesswoman, Wuraola Folashade Oluloye, accused of hacking a First Bank Plc account and stealing a customer’s N16.2million, was on Tuesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

How Emir Sanusi squandered N3.4 billion – agency

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has described the claim by the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, that he was not the accounting officer of the Kano Emirate Council as a misrepresentation of facts.

Priest arrested for faking own ‘kidnap’

The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested a priest in the Methodist Church, Rev. Peter Adegoke Adewuyi, for allegedly faking his own kidnap to collect ransom from church members and other individuals.

Yoruba groups to rally against killings, kidnapping in Southwest

Yoruba socio-cultural group, Yoruba Koya Movement, has declared tomorrow as a national day of protest against the ongoing killings and kidnapping across Yoruba-speaking states, including Kogi and Kwara.
Nigerian forward Junior Lokosa won the Tunisian League title with Esperance on Monday following the club’s comprehensive 4-0 home win against JS Kairounaise.

Junior Lokosa wins Tunisian League title with Esperance

Nigerian forward Junior Lokosa won the Tunisian League title with Esperance on Monday following the club’s comprehensive 4-0 home win against JS Kairounaise.

Bank customers decry poor ATM services during Sallah

Bank customers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday decried poor network and insufficient funds in most Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
Lagos State High Court.

EFCC asks court not to grant ex-NBA chief bail

The EFCC’s prosecuting counsel, S. O Jaji, on Monday informed an Ikeja Special offences court that Ogunlana Adesina, a former president of the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) should not be granted bail as he not only jumped administrative bail, but is also actively tampering with prosecution witnesses.
Gboyega Oyetola

Summit: Osun to align growth agenda with private sector needs

Osun State Government will use its economic and investment summit to align its growth agenda with the private sector needs, its Summit Planning Co-Chairman, Prof. Olalekan Yinusa, has said.
Bature Masari

Witness: Ex-SMEDAN chief gave N50 million to four Reps members

Mr Taiwo Olorunyomi, an Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) investigation officer, on Friday told an FCT High Court, Apo, that Bature Masari, Director General, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency (SMEDAN), gave N50 million to some members of the House of Representatives.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arraigns Benue woman over dud cheque

The Makurdi zonal office of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in Benue State, has arraigned a woman before the state’s High Court for issuing a dud cheque to her business partner.

Lawyer asks court to nullify central bank chief’s re-appointment

A whistle blower, George Uboh, has challenged the plan by the federal government to extend the appointment of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emiefele

Account manipulation: Company slams N25 billion suit against First Bank, FIRS

An indigenous company, Biatemp Ventures Ltd. has sued First Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), demanding N25 billion special and general damages over alleged manipulation of its domiciliary account and illegal withholding of its tax clearance certificate.

Official: First Bank’s mobile money 22,000 agents process over $490 million transactions monthly

First Bank of Nigeria has said that its efforts to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria has grown its network of mobile money agents to over 22,000 agents.

Elizade university introduces basic medical science courses

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Professor Olukayode Hamund, has said the institution would from next academic session, start running courses in basic medical sciences.

70-year-old man arraigned for allegedly defrauding church members N2.2 million

A Senior Magistrates’ Court, Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday ordered that a 70-year-old man, Ibrahim Akande, be remanded in Okelele in Oke-kura Prison over alleged N2.2 million job scam.

Kaduna government establishes e-library, seeks banks, mobile networks support

The Kaduna State Government has solicited the support of Central Bank of Nigeria, commercial banks and mobile network providers for internet data subscription to connect its newly established E-Library.

Court attaches Imo’s accounts in central bank, 16 other banks over N1.5 billion debt

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja has ordered the attachment of funds in accounts owned by the Imo State Government in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 16 other banks in the country.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Court fixes date for NEMA director’s ‘N54.3 million fraud’ trial

An FCT High Court in Maitama on Tuesday fixed Oct. 3 to begin the trial of an Acting Director, Special Duties in the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, charged with alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.
Benin coach Michel Dussuyer says his side were not at their best against Ghana on Tuesday, and must up their game for Saturday's fixture with Guinea-Bissau at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Afcon: We were not too good against Ghana – Benin coach

Benin coach Michel Dussuyer says his side were not at their best against Ghana on Tuesday, and must up their game for Saturday's fixture with Guinea-Bissau at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Lagos re-arraigns five Unilag students for ‘gang-rape’

The Lagos State Government, on Tuesday, re-arraigned five students of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), on Thursday in an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court by the prosecution team of the Lagos State Government for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old student of the institution (name withheld).
Doyin Okupe

EFCC closes case in ‘N702 million fraud’ suit against Doyin Okupe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has closed its case in a 59-count charge, bordering on money laundering, criminal diversion of funds to the tune of N702,000,000 (Seven Hundred and Two Million Naira) against Dr. Doyin Okupe, former Senior Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Media.

Nsuk vice-chancellor vows to dismiss any lecturer who harasses female students

Prof. Suleiman Mohammed, Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), has vowed to dismiss any lecturer caught harassing female students on campus.