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USAID: Over 500,000 HIV orphans, children benefited from US health services

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has said that it has provided care and support to over half a million children orphaned or affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The assets of Ademola Seriki, a former Minister of State for Defence and one time Supervising Minister for Mines and Steel Development are to be taken over by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

Former minister’s assets taken over by AMCON over N1 billion debt

The assets of Ademola Seriki, a former Minister of State for Defence and one time Supervising Minister for Mines and Steel Development are to be taken over by Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

Restructuring: Minister fears ‘Brexit experience’ for Nigeria

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has expressed fears that Nigeria may experience the Brexit experience, unless youths in the country are given political education to make them understand the issue of restructuring.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

EFCC begins witnesses recall in ex-Govenror Fayose’s N2.2 billion fraud case

The trial of former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, for an alleged N2.2bn fraud started afresh on Monday, with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission recalling its first witness.

EFCC: Former Governor Fayose still being investigated for ‘N6.9 billion fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that former Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, facing N6.9 billion fraud before the court, was being investigated for other matters.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday condoled with the former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, over the death of his mother, Alhaja Wosilat Obanikoro.

Witness tell court how Senator Obanikoro received N1.2 billion for former Governor Fayose

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, presented a fresh witness who told Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court Abuja, how the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, was handed over the sum of NI.2 billion cash.
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. 3

Ayo Fayose’s trial: EFCC has lost confidence in Justice Olatoregun – CJ

The Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, (FHCN) , Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, has declared that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC,) has lost confidence in Justice Mojisola Olatoregun in the ongoing trial of the immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

CJ transfers Ayo Fayose’s N6.9 billion fraud case to new judge

The Chief Judge (CJ) of the Federal High Court has transferred the trial of the former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, charged with alleged N6.9 billion fraud, to a new judge.
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. 2

Witness: Ex-NSA Dasuki authorised N2.2 billion payment from ONSA’s CBN account to ex-Governor Fayose

The Federal High Court in Lagos Friday heard that a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd), authorised the transfer of N2.2billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Moyosore Ogunlewe

Lagos assembly candidates Moyosore Ogunlewe resigns from PDP

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the Kosofe Constituency 1 of Lagos State in the last elections, Moyo Ogunlewe, has resigned from the PDP following the crisis that has engulfed the opposition party.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo charges South-West PDP leaders to purge party of bad eggs

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has charged the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-West to purge the party of “bad eggs and hypocrites.”
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

Ex-Governor Fayose’s trial: I prepared Deeds of Assignment for properties in VI – lawyer

A Seventh Prosecution Witness, Mr. Kennedy Osunwa, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he was engaged to prepare a Deed of Assignment with respect to a property lying at 100, Tiamiyu Savage, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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.

N2.2 billion fraud: Senator Obanikoro concludes testimony against ex-Governor Fayose

The fifth prosecution witness and former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, yesterday concluded his testimony against a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, who is standing trial before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun at the Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N2.2bn fraud trial.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

Court adjourns ex-Governor Fayose’s alleged N2.2 billion fraud trial to March 19

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, March 18, 2019, adjourned further hearing in the trial of a former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, to Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Ayodele Fayose

Lagos court admits extra-judicial statement of dead man in ex-Governor Fayose’s N6.9 billion fraud...

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday admitted in evidence an extra-judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the trial of Ekiti State former Governor, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.

LASTMA deploys 1,000 personnel for President Buhari’s campaign

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority says it has deployed 1,000 personnel to monitor traffic during the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday in Lagos.
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. 3

Court stands down ex-Governor Fayose’s trial as judge leaves for official function

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday stood down for one hour, the fraud trial of the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud.
Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has lost out in his bid to be granted bail by the federal high court in Lagos.

Senator Obanikoro: I gave Ayodele Fayose $5 million

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told the court that he gave $5 million to former governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti.

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Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

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Woman docked for allegedly pouring hot water on 12-year-old girl

A 35-year-old woman, Ganiat El-Hakeem, on Monday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly pouring hot water on a 12 year-old girl.