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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most reverend and right honourable Justin Welby at the Lambeth Palace, London. 4

SERAP transmits letter to Archbishop of Canterbury over Omoyele Sowore’s case

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.
Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken.

Abdulrasheed Maina on life support, medication for 15 years – family

The family of AbdulRasheed Maina has refuted claims by an online media that he is feigning sickness and receiving presidential treatment in Kuje Correctional Facility where he is being detained.
Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former boss of Pension Reform Task Team

Abdulrasheed Maina ‘wanted’ in Niger Republic over $1.7 million stashed in house

Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, now facing trial in Nigeria for stealing pension money, is also wanted in neighbouring Niger Republic after the authorities found $1.7million cash in his house in Niamey.

NSIP dismisses four facilitators over alleged fraud

National Social Investment programme has dismissed four facilitators of conditional cash transfer over allegation of fraud in Jigawa state.

US court jails Nigerian national for romance scam

Olu Victor Alonge, charged along with six other Nigerians with a multi-year wire fraud scheme, has been sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment by a court in Georgia, United States.
Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former boss of Pension Reform Task Team

Prison chief to brief court on Abdulrasheed Maina’s ‘ill-health’ in one week

Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Health and Social Welfare, Nigerian Correctional Service, H.B. Kori, on Thursday, appealed to the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give him a week, to respond to the court order on the true health status of Abdulrasheed Maina, former boss of Pension Reform Task Team.

500 science teachers in Cross River protest alleged sack, unpaid salaries

No fewer than 500 science teachers in Cross River on Tuesday staged a protest to the state governor’s office to demand reinstatement into service and payment of their September and October salaries.
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AGF: Nigeria yet to settle N150 billion judgement debt

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, has said Nigeria is owing over N150 billion in judgement debt.

N-SIP officials arrested for ‘diverting’ N68 million meant for school feeding in Kogi

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it arrested two officials of the national social investment programme (N-SIP) in Kogi state over alleged N68 million fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will need a petition in order to commence a probe against social media celebrities such as Ray Hushpuppi, Investor BJ, Baddy Osha, Opa6, Bayo Otunola and others who were mentioned in the song titled ‘Living Things’ by hip hop artiste, Abolore Akande aka 9ice.

EFCC calls for petitions against Hushpuppi, Investor BJ, Baddyosha, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it will need a petition in order to commence a probe against social media celebrities such as Ray Hushpuppi, Investor BJ, Baddy Osha, Opa6, Bayo Otunola and others who were mentioned in the song titled ‘Living Things’ by hip hop artiste, Abolore Akande aka 9ice.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha and Hamza Koudeih, his associate, is a landmark achievement.

EFCC: Mompha, associate’s arrest a landmark achievement

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha and Hamza Koudeih, his associate, is a landmark achievement.

Internet fraud: Court remands 21-year old man pending sentencing

A Federal High Court on Thursday ordered that a 21-year-old man, Adeleke Oluwaseyi, who pleaded guilty to internet fraud, be remanded in a correctional facility, pending sentencing.

Scam: Court remands fake native doctor, two others in prison, orders interim forfeiture of...

Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court 1, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State has ordered the remand of a fake native doctor, Fatai Olalere Alli (a.k.a. Baba Abore, Baba Oshun), and two others – Adigun Fatai Olusegun and Olufemi Kolawole – in prison custody pending the filing, hearing and determination of their bail applications.

ICPC arrests AFN secretary general over $130,000 IAAF money

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has waded into the alleged fraud in the handling of the $130,00 belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) by arresting the Secretary General of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), Mr. Amaechi Akawu.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has arrived the federal high court in Lagos where he is on trial for money laundering and abuse of office. 7

EFCC accuses former Governor Fayose of threatening witness in ‘N2.2 billion fraud’ trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, of “threatening and compromising” one of the witnesses in the ongoing N2.2bn fraud case against him.
The State Department said it would deny a visa to Owen Ncube, the minister of public security, under a sanctions law that targets gross violations of human rights.

US hits Zimbabwe minister over protest crackdown

The United States has said that it would refuse entry to Zimbabwe's security minister as it voiced alarm over the government's crackdown on protests and the opposition.
A former Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Maurice Iwu has arrived the Federal High Court in Lagos for his arraignment.

EFCC re-arraigns ex-INEC boss over ‘N1.2 billion fraud’

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu on Thursday re-appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos, in answer to a N1.2 billion fraud allegations.
Golden Eaglets depart Nigeria to Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup, which takes place from October 26 to November 17. 1

FIFA begins random MRI test on Golden Eaglets, others ahead Brazil 2019

Federation of International Football (FIFA) on Tuesday commenced a random MRI test on the 16 teams including Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets taking part in the 2019 U-17 World Cup finals which kicks off this Saturday in Brazil.

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