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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned a Councillor, Theophilus Madami on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State high court in Kaduna State.

Kaduna councillor remanded over N11 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office has arraigned a Councillor, Theophilus Madami, on a two-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence before Justice Mohammed Tukur of the State high court in Kaduna State.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Plateau governor establishes result delivery office to implement devt strategies

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, through the proclamation of Executive Order I, has established a Programme Management and Results Delivery Office (PMRDO).

House of Reps ask General Buratai to relocate barracks away from University of Maiduguri

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, to relocate the Giwa Barracks in Galtimari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, 10km away from the University of Maiduguri.
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Police recover stolen bus from man in Katsina

The police in Katsina State have arrested one Ibrahim Usman, 35, of Unguwar Kwari, Badawa area of Kano State, from whom a Toyota Coaster bus, with 35 sitting capacity and suspected to have been stolen, was recovered.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the family, management and staff of the Nation Newspaper over the death of Mr. Dele Agekamah who passed on Friday night at the age of 60.

Ogun governor pledges support for ‘Teach For Nigeria’

The Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has appraised the effort of Teach For Nigeria program for demonstrating a different orientation and training in the area of instilling knowledge into students, saying that the state government would support the program in the state.
Mr Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs office (CAO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos State.

Federal government to set up unit to monitor FEC’s approvals

Mr Babatunde Lawal, the Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Affairs office (CAO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) disclosed this on Saturday in Lagos State.
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, ICPC stripped of powers to seize assets in corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other allied bodies have been stripped of the powers to seize assets of people being investigated and such powers transferred to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).

Repair: LASTMA announces partial closure of Apongbon road

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has announced partial closure of some sections of Apongbon Road inward Eko Bridge from Thursday.
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.

Bank manager, wife for held for ‘laundering $1.49 million’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Office has arrested a former bank Assistant General Manager, Rowly Isioro and his wife Ovuomarhoni Naomi Isioro, for their alleged involvement in Business Email Compromise (BEC) and money laundering.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Ganduje launches Quranic schools support initiative

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state on Sunday inaugurated the Support for Integrated Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools in the state.
Anthony Mkpe Ayine

Auditor-General: Corruption, lack of Audit Act, others bane of proper auditing

The Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine, has identified corruption and lack of Audit Act as major challenges facing auditing in the country.

Facebook to pay £500,000 fine for Cambridge Analytica scandal

Facebook will pay a £500,000 fine imposed by the UK data protection watchdog for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
An Ilorin, Kwara State lawyer Olarewaju Aluko and his client, Taiye Na’Allah, on Thursday sued the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) at a Kwara State High Court for alleged defamation of character.

Yahoo boys’ mothers form association, foreign auctioneers to sell Deziani’s jewelries

So also has the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission invited foreign auctioneers to sell the jewelries seized from Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke.

NITDA: Digital economy‘ll make Nigeria compete globally

The Director General of the National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kasheem Inuwa, says the digital economy when implemented will make Nigeria globally competitive.
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong (2nd L) and Kelvin Lam (2nd R) shout slogans as they meet the media outside the Legislative Council (LegCo) in Hong Kong on October 29, 2019, after he was barred from standing in an upcoming local election. – Wong was barred on October 29 from standing in an upcoming local election, after months of huge and frequently violent protests in the city. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

China ‘supports’ barring of Joshua Wong from Hong Kong election

Beijing expressed “approval and support” Wednesday for the disqualification of Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong from upcoming local elections, after months of protests in the semi-autonomous city.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

House of Reps call for urgent action to avert pipeline explosion in Abia

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to direct the Ecological Fund Office to embark on erosion control in Umunwanwa community of Abia State, to avert a possible pipeline explosion.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Only those doing well should be called ‘Excellency’ – Lagos governor

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State says the appellation, ‘Excellency’, should only be used for executive officers who have performed well.

AGF Abubakar Malami meets National Assembly leadership over passage of bills

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday met with the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some principal officers of the Senate.

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Senator Lokpobiri: Bayelsa has shown willingness to change destiny

Former Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, has commended the people of Bayelsa State for changing their destiny by voting the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.
A member of Manchester United's backroom team has been taken to hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

Lack of Champions League begins to hit Manchester United finances

Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League is beginning to erode the club’s finances, but increased commercial income helped the English giants post revenues of £135.4 million ($174 million) for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 season on Monday.
Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.

Dane to revisit crime scene of wife’s, daughter’s murder

Justice Bolanle Okikiolu-Ighile of the Lagos High Court, Igbosere on Monday, November 18, granted the application of a Dane, Peter Nielsen, accused of killing his wife and daughter, to revisit the scene of the crime which was sealed off after the incident last year.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.