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How N587.7 million Ecowas fund was moved – witness

The trial of Mohammed Dangana, a staff of the Economic Community of West African States Commission continued Thursday before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the testimonies of prosecution witness 2 (PW2), Becky Uju, a staff of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Plc.

Dasukigate: EFCC to seek order of court for separate trial for ex-NSA, others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, told an FCT High Court that the agency will seek a court order for separate trial for former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) from seven other defendants.
Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).

Police detain 98 suspects over online gambling

Police in east China’s Zhejiang Province have apprehended 98 suspects for running online gambling involving a total of 290 million yuan (41.3 million U.S. dollars).

Man docked for importing 13 containers of substandard electric cable

A Lagos businessman, Ifeanyi Okoli, alleged to have imported into Nigeria 120,000 brands of substandard electric cables in 13 containers have been arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria by Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on a three-count criminal charge of conspiracy and importation of substandard goods.

N16.4 million fraud: Court clears former police chief Sunday Ehindero

Justice Silvanus Oriji of the FCT High Court, Apo, on Tuesday discharged former Inspector-General of Police, Sunday Ehindero, and Commissioner of Police budget, John Obaniyi, of N16.4 million fraud charge.

Absence of judge stalls trial of ‘kidnappers’

The magistrate court in Aba has adjourned the trial of the suspected kidnappers of a toddler, Chismidiri Obilor.

Lawyers who prosecuted retired judge demand N164 million legal fee

The Federal Ministry of Justice owes private lawyers engaged to prosecute a retired judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, and two former co-defendants, to the tune of N164m, the private legal practitioners have alleged.
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.

Employment scam: EFCC to re-arraigns Offa polytechnic lecturer as accused begs for plea bargain

Fresh indications emerged on Thursday 7th of November 2019 that the Embattled Lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Mustapha Ilyas Abdulwasiu would be re-arraigned by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken.

Court fails to rule on Abdulrasheed Maina’s bail application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, failed to deliver ruling on Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM)’s bail application.
Omoyele Sowore

Counsel: Omoyele Sowore met bail condition

Counsel to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), has informed the court that his clients has met the bail condition imposed on him and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government. 5

Femi Falana: Omoyele Sowore has met bail conditions

His counsel, Femi Falana, said the convener, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, have met their bail conditions on charges of treasonable felony.
Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has arrived the Federal High Court in Abuja for his arraignment on charges of treasonable felony and other sundry offences instituted against him by the Federal Government.

#RevolutionNow: Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare’s trial suffers set back

The trial of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, suffered a set back Wednesday with an order of court directing the prosecution to serve the video exhibits and statement of it’s witnesses on them.
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France docks Nigerian pastor, 23 others for prostitution network

A Nigerian pastor Stanley Omoregie and 23 other suspected members of a sex trafficking ring accused of forcing Nigerian women into prostitution will go on trial today in Lyon, France the latest case to highlight the growing use of Nigerian migrants as sex slaves in Europe.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC: We’ll fight doctors issuing fake medical reports

The Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it will extend its investigation to doctors who issue fake medical reports to those facing prosecution for alleged economic and financial crimes.
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.

Ibrahim Magu: Mothers of cyber fraudsters now have an association

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, lamented on Thursday that mothers of cyber fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, are now organising themselves into an association.

IPOB: Court to hear Nnamdi Kanu’s appeal against revocation of bail

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has adjourned the hearing of an application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till January 16.The Federal High Court, Abuja Division has adjourned the hearing of an application by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till January 16.

N3.1 billion fraud: Court admits more evidence against Gabriel Suswam

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted more documents, presented by the prosecution against former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, and his ex-commissioner of Finance, Omodachi Okolobia.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

My husband charged for exposing graft – Agba Jalingo’s wife

Wife of detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, said her husband was charged to court for exposing corruption in Cross River State.

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