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2015 election: Dele Belgore tells court how N450 million was shared

Mr Dele Belgore (SAN), who is being prosecuted for allegedly laundering N450m in the build-up to the 2015 General Election, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos how he distributed part of the money to the police, army, Department of State Services and others.

N450 million fraud: Court adjoins until June 19 for Dele Belgore, ex-minister’s trial

A Federal High Court Lagos, Monday, fixed June 19, for continuation of trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dele Belgore, and a former Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, standing trial over N450 million fraud.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N450 million fraud: EFCC presents more evidence against Dele Belgore

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, presented more evidence against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, in a N450 million money laundering charge filed against him in a Federal High Court in Lagos.
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NOUN unveils Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for African studies

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has unveiled the university’s newly redesigned Olusegun Obasanjo Centre for African Studies (OOCAS).
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Capital Market: MTN listing, NNPC privatisation will spur more participation of investors – ex-minister

The proposed listing of MTN, privatisation of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the remaining power sector privatisation will attract more participation of investors in the capital market and thus enhance financial inclusion in the country, former Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamshudeen Usman, has said.

Money laundering: Absence of counsel stalls trial of lawyer Dele Belgore

Absence of Mr Ebun Shofunde, SAN, defence counsel to Mr Dele Belgore, SAN, has stalled his trial in the N450 million money laundering charge filed in a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Federal government, labour meet in Abuja over minimum wage

The Federal Government and leadership of the organised labour are currently meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja over the minimum wage issue with the aim of finding a solution to the controversy surrounding the new minimum wage of N30,000.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Bukola Saraki: PDP has all it takes to win 2019 elections

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara state have all what it takes to win next year’s general elections

Kwara assembly speaker steps down in guber primary

The Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly and governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Ali Ahmad, Sunday stepped down from contesting the party’s gubernatorial primary.

Federal government, INEC defend 2019 elections’ budget

The Minister of National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has joined the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, for the 2019 elections’ budget defence.

Governor Wike: Nigerians can’t wait to kick APC-led federal government out in 2019

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the interest of all Nigerians in 2019 is to sack the failed All Progressives Congress, APC-Federal Government and elect a People’s Democratic Party, PDP-led government that will drive positive change.

N450m fraud: Court rules on Dele Belgore’s motion to quash charges October 2

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday fixed October 2 for ruling on the objection to the hearing of a motion seeking to quash the charge against a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore.

N450m fraud: Court to rule on Dele Belgore’s motion June 28

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned to June 28 for ruling on a motion filed by Muhammed Belgore, seeking an order of the court to expunge the charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Kwarans react to Senator Saraki-Police face-off

Prominent indigenes of Kwara State, on Tuesday, gave their views about the allegations made against Senate President Bukola Saraki by suspects arrested over the April 5 Offa bank robberies, in which about 30 persons were killed, among whom were nine policemen.

Nigerian senators’ pay causes outrage

Angry Nigerians and stakeholders are calling for the immediate review of the jumbo and outrageous monthly take home of lawmakers, especially senators.

President Buhari, Emir Sanusi, others to lead discussions at Lagos-Kano Economic Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari is among dignitaries listed to discuss the strategic importance of collaboration among key institutions to national development at the first Lagos-Kano Economic and Investment Summit.

EFCC closes case in Dele Belgore’s alleged N450m fraud trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday closed its case in the trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Dele Belgore, who was charged with money laundering.

EFCC to amend charges against Dele Belgore over N450 million cash from Diezani Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has indicated its intention to amend the charges it filed against Mr. Dele Belgore (SAN), who it accused of laundering N450m.

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army probes stolen N400 million by five soldiers

Lieutenant Audu Arihu, spokesman for the 8 Division Nigerian Army in Sokoto, has confirmed the theft of N400 million, not billions, by some lower ranked soldiers in July.

Zimbabwe increases fuel prices second time in a week

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Ramon Calderon: Zinedine Zidane wanted to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, sell Gareth Bale

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APC: Assembly members in Edo, Bauchi undemocratic

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says political actions of some members of houses of assembly in Bauchi State and Edo in the inauguration of the assemblies are undemocratic.
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Taiwo Agbaje wow fans at GOtv Boxing Night 19

Taiwo ‘Esepo’ Agbaje wowed fans and was voted the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 19 staged at Sports Hall, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos on Sunday night.