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Deizani’s jewellery: Court adjourns final forfeiture hearing till Monday

A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday adjourned till September 2, a suit seeking the final forfeiture of jewellery valued at $40 million (about N14.4 billion), recovered from a former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Nigeria's Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Petroleum Resources and Alternate President of the OPEC

Former minister kicks as EFCC seeks final forfeiture of N14 billion jewellery

A former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to refuse an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the final forfeiture of her 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised golden iPhone.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC arrests seven suspected internet fraudsters

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna zone have arrested seven suspected internet fraudsters in a raid carried out in Nasarawa State.

Niger Police halt cult initiation of Bida Poly students

A suspected initiation ceremony for new members into a cult group for students of Federal Polytechnic Bida has been stopped by officers of the Niger state Police Command.

$900,000 worth of jewellery stolen from Saudi princess’ hotel suite

A Saudi princess has reported the theft of jewellery worth $930,000 from her suite at the Ritz hotel in Paris, a police source said on Monday.

Institute calls for abrogation of oil exploitation contract

Prof. Akin Akindoyeni, Chairman of Council, Institute of Oil and Gas and Hydrocarbon Studies, has called for the review of the conditions for oil and gas exploitation in Nigeria.

Lagos residents express mixed views over wearing of waist chains, anklets

Some residents of Lagos on Wednesday expressed divergent views on the current trend in which some women wear waist chains, beads and anklets as a fashion statement.

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Gabon to be first African nation paid to fight deforestation

Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun may establish two additional universities

The Ogun State Government has revealed that it may establish two additional universities to address the agitation of the people of the Central and Western Senatorial districts respectively.

Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

The Speaker of Kogi State House Assembly, Hon. Mathew Kolawole, has formally received some members of the opposition parties who recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.