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‘N544m fraud’: Ex-SGF asks court to reject EFCC documents

Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has asked a federal capital territory (FCT) high court to reject documents sought to be tendered as evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in his alleged fraud trial.
The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, adjourned until June 3, the case of a Lagos surgeon, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, for alleged evasion from the investigation into a failed plastic surgery.

Court adjourns Lagos surgeon’s case till June 3

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, adjourned until June 3, the case of a Lagos surgeon, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, for alleged evasion from the investigation into a failed plastic surgery.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns ex-Ekiti governor’s ‘N6.9 billion fraud’ trial until April 26

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, adjourned until April 26, the trial of former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with alleged N6.9 billion money laundering.

ICPC re-arraigns ex-presidential aide over ‘N10.1 million fraud’

The ICPC on Wednesday re-arraigned Okoi Obono-Obla, a former Special Assistant to the President on Prosecution for alleged N10. 1 million fraud in an FCT High Court.

EFCC closes ‘N338.8 million money laundering’ case against ex-Lagos speaker

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday, closed its case in a N333.8 million money laundering charge against former speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji.

ICPC drops forgery charges against ex-presidential aide

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has amended the corruption and certificate forgery charges it filed against an ex-presidential aide, Okoi Obono-Obla.

EFCC re-arraigns Justice Ajumogobia, withdraws name of senior lawyer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Wednesday re-arraigned embattled Judge of the Federal High Court Lagos, Rita Ajumogobia, for alleged money laundering before Justice Mohammed Liman.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N1.4 billion fraud: EFCC closes case against ex-NBA president

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday closed its case in the ongoing alleged N1.4billion fraud trial of an embattled former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr Paul Usoro, SAN.
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 seeks judge’s retrial for ‘bribery’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has urged the Court of Appeal in Lagos to list Mohammed Yunusa, a judge recently discharged of bribery charges, for re-trial.
Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Bello Adoke (SAN)

Malabu Oil scam: EFCC amends charges against ex-AGF Adoke, six others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday amended the criminal charges it filed against a former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Bello Adoke (SAN), Mr. Aliyu Abubakar and five others over their alleged roles in the multi-billion dollar Malabu Oil scam.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Court dismisses money laundering case against Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer, brother

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed a $2million money laundering charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, a lawyer to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.

EFCC presents first witness against ex-SGF Babachir Lawal in ‘N544 million fraud’ trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened its case against Babachir Lawal, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), accused of N544 million fraud.

EFCC witness: How ex-NAF chiefs diverted funds

The trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd) continued yesterday before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi with a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) further testifying against Amosu and two others on their complicity in the alleged diversion to personal use of about N21 billion belonging to the Nigeria Air Force.

I didn’t receive petition on money laundering against ex-Speaker Ikuforiji – EFCC witness

Mr Adebayo Adeniyi, an EFCC investigator, testified as the first prosecution witness at the resumed trial of Ikuforiji before a Federal High Court in Lagos.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday urged Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos to dismiss the no-case submission filed by Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law to Atiku Abubakar.

Atiku Abubakar’s son-in-law has case to answer – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday urged Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos to dismiss the no-case submission filed by Abdullahi Babalele, a son-in-law to...

EFCC re-arraigns ex-SGF Babachir Lawal over ‘grass-cutting contract’ scandal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, before an Abuja High Court at Maitama, over his alleged complicity in the N544 million grass-cutting contract.
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EFCC re-arraigns First Nation chief over N2.1 billion fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday re-arraigned the Managing Director of First Nation Airways Ltd, Kayode Odukoya, over alleged N2.1 billion fraud.

Police dock sexagenarian couple for ‘cutting corpse’s head, hands’ in Osun

A sexagenarian couple, Ashifat Okunade, and his wife, Mariam, were arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly cutting the head and hands of a corpse.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

EFCC re-arraigns ex-NIMASA boss for alleged N156.4 million fraud

The EFCC, on Monday, re-arraigned a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Haruna Jauro, in a Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged N156.4 million money laundering.

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Imo government condoles with family of student killed by stray bullet

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World Bank to construct 13.16km Lagos farm roads

Lagos State Government says its World Bank-assisted Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement, Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) Project will construct 13.16km Farm Access Roads (FARs) in four cluster areas.
The former Chief of Defence Staff to late Gen. Sani Abacha, Lt-Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro has died. He died at the age of 80.

Plateau governor mourns ex-CDS Dogonyaro

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, has expressed sadness over the death of the former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Joshua Dogonyaro, at the age of 80.
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Denis Shapovalov to reach quarter-finals

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal saved two match points to defeat Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in a three-set battle and advance to the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force has quizzed Musician, Dapo Oyebanjo, aka D’Banj, over allegations of rape, according to a report.

D’banj set to unveil new female signee

Popular Nigerian singer, Dapo Oyebanjo, fondly known as D’banj, has revealed plans to unveil a new female signee to his record label, DB records.

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Fulham manager Scott Parker has been linked with the managerial vacancy at Tottenham but says his priority is to try and help his current club make an immediate return to the Premier League.

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Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB not plotting to attack Lagos

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