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Corruption: Court orders forfeiture of over N316,748 to ICPC

A Kaduna State High Court has ordered the interim forfeiture of N316,748 belonging to one Mr. Haruna Mamuda, over allegations of fraud, to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC.

APC chieftain blames rise in criminality in Benue on killing of Gana

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue state, Architect Asema Achado, has blamed the rise in criminality in Sankera axis of Benue state, comprising Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo Local Government Areas (LGAs) to the murder of Terwase Akwaza aka Gana.
A Nigerian anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has secured an interim forfeiture of properties traced to a former Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde.

Ex-JAMB registrar’s children to be probed over their father’s N900 million fraud allegation

Following the arrest of the former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, for N900 million fraud, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has extended its probe to his children.

PDP condemns attack on ex-CBn governor, urges security beef up in Anambra

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent attack on the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Chief Chukwuma Charles Soludo, describing it as callous, intimidation and unnecessary.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Twin brothers, two other sons of retired soldiers arrested for robbery in Lagos

The twin brothers said to be children of a retired soldier, and the other two, also sons of retired soldiers were alleged to be specialists in car snatching and robbing of unsuspecting bus passengers of their valuables.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company

Seplat issues $650 million oil and gas bond

Seplat Petroleum Development Company, a Nigerian independent oil and gas firm, has issued $650 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due in 2026.

One dies, 8 injured in Kano metropolis crash

A fatal road crash at Veterinary clinic general area, Unguwa Uku, along the busy Zaria road, Kano claimed one life, as 8 others were injured on Sunday .
The Minister of Defence, retired Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, on Thursday, urged the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) to continue providing enhanced and timely intelligence support for the ongoing military operations across the country.

Insecurity: Nigeria in a critical situation – minister

Minister of Defence, Major General Salihi Magashi (rtd), has said thatt Nigeria is in a critical situation following resurging terrorists’ attacks, banditry and abductions spread across the nation.

ICPC warns against false alarm, witch-hunt

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has warned members of the newly inaugurated Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU) of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State against shun false alarm, abuse of office, witch-hunt and victimization of innocent staff.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Suspects: We rob at night without arms

Three suspected members of a notorious armed robbery gang, which specialised in breaking into people’s homes in Ayobo, Ishefu, Baruwa and Gowon Estate areas of Lagos State have been arrested by the operatives of the Force Intelligence Response Team, IRT.

ICPC drops forgery charges against ex-presidential aide

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has amended the corruption and certificate forgery charges it filed against an ex-presidential aide, Okoi Obono-Obla.

ICPC arraigns two ex-governing council members of FUDMA for ‘fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned two former Governing Council members of the Federal University, Dutsin-Ma.
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun Assembly sets up committee to investigate deputy speaker

Ogun State House of Assembly, Tuesday, set up a five-man committee to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct against the Deputy Speaker of the House, Dare Kadiri.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has blamed Carlos Vinicius after their loss to Chelsea, saying the player doesn’t press his opponents with great intensity.

Tottenham hierarchy express concerns over Daniel Levy, Jose Mourinho

According to Independent (h/t Express), the Tottenham hierarchy feels that Daniel Levy overly fancies Jose Mourinho. The club are enduring a difficult season and despite no talks of a sack, certain sections of the club want the Portuguese to be relieved of his duties.

ICPC uncovers budget fraud in federal MDAs

An investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Wednesday said it has uncovered deep-seated corruption bordering on budget manipulation by various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Pep Guardiola has labelled the much-maligned David Luiz an exceptional player ahead of Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta: Why David Luiz deserves a new contract

David Luiz is set to be offered a new contract at Arsenal as his importance to Mikel Arteta continues to grow despite their indifferent form.
The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.

Yoruba Academy appoints new programme director

The Board of Trustees and Management Committee of the Yorùbá Academy has announced the appointment of Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún as the Programme Director.

ICPC arraigns two FRSC officials over extortion of motorists

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arraigned two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), over alleged extortion of motorists and gratification.

FBN Holdings announces new board announcements

FBN Holdings PLC has announced the appointments of Mr. Seni Adetu and Mrs. Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive directors, while Mr. Otu Hughes has been appointed as a Non-Executive director. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”).

Ex-PDP chairman: APC imported Fulani herdsmen for 2015 election

Abubakar Kawu Baraje, former chairman, Peo­ples Democratic Party (PDP), has traced the origin of the current insecurity in the country to the influx of Fulani from neighboring countries like Sierra Leone, Mali, Senegal, Niger and Chad. They were, according to him, brought into the country for election purposes in 2015.
FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, who had earlier gone on self-isolation in line with the protocols of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has tested negative to coronavirus.

FCTA disburses N3.6 billion to area councils, stakeholders

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disbursed the sum of N3.6 billion to the six area councils and other stakeholders as their shares of statutory allocations for the month of December 2020.
Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State

Court orders final forfeiture of ex-Zamfara governor’s money in Zenith, Polaris banks

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered the final forfeiture of former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari’s funds domiciled in Zenith and Polaris Banks.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a 14-man judicial panel of inquiry, to investigate cases of police brutality and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state.

Niger governor presents appointment letter to new Kagara emir

Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger, on Tuesday, presented letter of appointment to the new Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Ahmed Gunna.
Bruno Giordano has expressed his displeasure with the transfer fee Napoli paid to Lille for Victor Osimhen last summer, questioning why was more expensive than Erling Haaland.

Benoît Cauet: Victor Osimhen back to his best

Former Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Benoît Cauet believes Victor Osimhen is back to his best after the striker initially struggled to impress at Napoli.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido

IMF mulls $650 billion special drawing rights to boost countries’ reserves

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will propose a $650 billion special drawing rights (SDR) to boost international reserves of its member countries.
Nigeria’s oil and gas industry has lost huge investments due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said.

Ex-minister: Governor Okowa has responsibility of ensuring Urhobo produces next Delta governor

Former minister of state for education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi weekend disclosed that the Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa is ready to respect the existing zoning arrangement for the governorship position in the state among the senatorial districts of the state. He declared that Okowa has responsibility of ensuring that Urhobo produces the next governor of the state in 2023.
Orlando City FC loanee Daryl Dike has said Barnsley are pushing hard to finish strongly in the English Championship.

Daryl Dike grabs eigth goal in Barnsley victory

Red-hot striker Daryl Dike has continued to impress for English Championship side Barnsley as he scored his eighth goal to help them beat Middlesbrough.