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EFCC re-arraigns ex-AGF Adoke for ‘money laundering’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Tuesday, re-arraigned a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), in a Federal High Court, Abuja.

EFCC files fresh money laundering charges against ex-AGF Adoke, other

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, filed an additional seven-count charge against the former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, over alleged offences bordering on money laundering.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio asks court to dismiss suit seeking sack of NDDC interim management

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and the Minister for Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Godswill Akpabio, have both asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to dismiss a suit by two Niger Delta activists demanding the sack of the NDDC Interim Management Committee, IMC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC’s inability to retrieve $25,000 exhibit from CBN stalls Shehu Sani’s trial

The trial of the former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, on $25,000 extortion charges, was stalled at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

I did not give Shehu Sani bribe – witness tells court

Dauda made this known in a Federal High Court, Abuja, while being cross-examined in the ongoing trial of Sani over alleged bribery and advanced fee fraud.
Steve Oronsaye

Absence of second defendant stalls Steve Oronsaye’s fraud trial

The absence of Osarenkhoe Afe, the second defendant in court, stalled the ongoing trial of former Head of Service, Steve Oronsaye, over alleged fraud at the Federal High Court Abuja.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC arraigns Malabu Oil, six others over ‘$1 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, arraigned Malabu Oil & Gas Limited, six other companies and an oil tycoon, Aliyu Abubakar, before the Federal High Court on a 48-count fraud charge.

How ex-minister Kabiru Turaki diverted Muslim youth’s fund – EFCC witness

The trial of former Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, began on Tuesday, before Justice Inyang Ekwo, of the Federal High Court, Abuja, with the first prosecution witness narrating before the court how money meant for sensitization and enlightenment of Muslim youth on hate speech and religious intonation was diverted by Turaki.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

Court discharges Senator Adeleke‎ over alleged exams malpractices

A Federal High Court in Abuja has discharged former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke in the alleged examination malpractices trial involving him and four others.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.

Fraud: Court grants ex-minister Kabiru Turaki bail

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, granted bail to a former Minister of Special Duties and Inter Governmental Affairs, Kabiru Turaki, on self-recognisance.

Paris Club refund: Court orders Katsina to pay firm N13.3 billion

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has ordered the Katsina State Government to pay a firm, Mauritz Walton Nigerian Ltd, N13.3 billion for the debt management services it rendered to the state.

Court strikes out suit challenging appointment of Supreme Court judges

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday struck out a suit challenging the appointment of four Supreme Court Justices by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

N30 billion fraud: Court orders EFCC to produce witnesses in trial of ex-pensions director

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court on Monday ordered the EFCC to produce its witness on Tuesday in the trial of Phina Chidi, former Deputy Director, Pensions Department, Head of Service over alleged N30 billion fraud.

Shell: Court gives garnishee order on First Bank account with central bank over N182.7...

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has made a garnishee order instructing the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to pay the people of Ejama Community in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State the sum of N182.7 billion.

$53 million debt: Court urges central bank chief, others to explore out of court...

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday admonished the Central Bank Governor (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, on possible out of court settlement in a suit brought against him over $53 million unpaid legal fees.
David Lyon, the disqualified APC governorship candidate is represented by legal giant, 90 year-old Chief Afe Babalola, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Bayelsa guber: Afe Babalola leads David Lyon’s case at Supreme Court

The Supreme court has begun hearing the application of the All Progressives Congress and its candidate for the review of Bayelsa State election judgment given by the court on 13 February.
Senator Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly

Fraud: EFCC witnesses say money not transferred to Shehu Sani

Two bank officials brought to testify in the ongoing trail of a former senator, Shehu Sani, at the Federal High Court in Abuja, have said they do not have any record that money was paid to Mr Sani.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.