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Businessman remanded in Kuje correctional center over ‘forgery, embezzlement’

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday, ordered the remand of a businessman, Paul Ozigbu, at the Kuje Correctional Center over alleged forgery, criminal conspiracy and illegal conversion of properties.

Theft case against eight Dangote Sugar Refinery staff stalled

The absence of the prosecuting team from the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force on Monday stalled the trial of eight staff and a businessman accused of stealing N451million from Dangote Sugar Refinery Ltd.

Court convicts ex-Access Bank staff for N9 million fraud

Justice T.B. Adegoke of the Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has fixed November 30, 2020 for sentencing of Onus Osagie Amahian, a former staff of Access Bank who was prosecuted on a 25-count charge bordering on forgery and making false entry into Delta State Government payroll by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
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INEC excludes APC, candidate from Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Peremobowei Ebebi, will not participate in the Bayelsa West senatorial bye-election.
Prof. Mohammed Atureta, Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, says plans are ongoing to convocate five sets of graduates of the institution in April.

Exam malpractice: Rector cries out over ‘miracle centers,’ threats

Examination malpractices and cheating have been taken to a new low in Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja. A syndicate has created ‘Miracle Centers’ outside campus where students write and pass their exams without invigilation for a fee.

Travel agent in court for alleged N1.7 million visa fraud

A 35-year-old travel agent, Alao Ganiyu, on Monday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna for allegedly defrauding a traveller of N1.7 million.
The Zenith Labour Party, on Sunday, confirmed the adoption of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, as its governorship candidate.

Ondo deputy governor rules out resignation

The deputy governor of Ondo State, Agboola Ajayi, has ruled out the option of resignation from office after losing the October 10 governorship election in the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

90-year-old man drags police officers to court over ‘N300,000 extortion’

A 90-year-old man, Obong Ene Iso has slammed a suit against some police officers over alleged extortion amounting to the sum of #300,000 and unlawful detention.

Edo election: ADP commends voters for defying intimidation, electing their choice candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP), has commended the Edo State electorates, for their doggedness in defending their State from intruders, who planned to play god, by instructing them on who not to vote for.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Four arrested over N21.5 million Bauchi pension scam

Five employees of the Local Government Pension Board, Bauchi State, have been arrested for alleged criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, misappropriation, forgery and fraud amounting to N21, 580,000.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020.

NEC: 15 states to benefit from virus education incentive

The National Economic Council says 15 states have qualified to benefit from the Global Partnership for Education funding for education as part of measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.

FRSC sacks 18 officers, demotes others for bribery, other offences

A series of tweets by the agency on Saturday say, “Eight officers were dismissed, the appointments of 10 others were terminated, the ranks of five personnel were reduced, while the remaining five officers were demoted. The erring officers committed various offences of desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, driver’s license racketeering, and patrol misconduct, among others”,
The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.

Nigerian government projects assessment committee visits Immigration service

The Federal Government Independent Assessment Committee visited the Headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to access the performance of the service.
Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.

Michel Platini grilled by Swiss prosecutor in payment probe

Michel Platini was quizzed by a Swiss prosecutor on Monday in a probe investigating a two-million-Swiss-franc ($2.2-million) payment that the former European football chief received from FIFA in 2011.
World football ruling body FIFA on Monday filed claims in a court in Switzerland seeking to recover two million Swiss francs (about £1.56 million) from former French football star Michel Platini.

Michel Platini, Sepp Blatter to be interrogated by Swiss prosecutor

Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter each face interrogation from the Swiss public prosecutor this week as part of the proceedings opened in 2015 over a 2011 payment of 2 million Swiss francs.

Edo guber: ADP asks court to disqualify APC candidate, running-mate

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has filed a fresh suit at a Federal High Court in Benin, seeking the disqualification of Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Audu Abudu Ganiyu, governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial election
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: ADP files suit against Pastor Ize-Iyamu, running-mate, seeking their disqualification

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has filed a fresh suit at a Federal High Court, Benin, seeking the disqualification of Osagie Ize-Iyamu and Audu Abudu Ganiyu, governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Edo State gubernatorial election
Commissioner for Lands in Enugu State, Dr. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam, has denied knowledge of any case of forgery that he is alleged to have perpetuated when he consulted for a certain private estate company.

Enugu commissioner denies forgery allegation

Commissioner for Lands in Enugu State, Dr. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam, has denied knowledge of any case of forgery that he is alleged to have perpetuated when he consulted for a certain private estate company.

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Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

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The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.