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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.
Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers- Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving false information

Court jails two ‘whistle blowers’ in Port Harcourt

Justice I.M. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has convicted and sentenced two false whistle blowers: Dominic Okem and Chukwunonso Igweonu, to two months imprisonment each for conspiracy and giving misleading and false information.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has commended the Federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo State through the Rural Women Cash Grant which he facilitated.

Minister hails Nigerian government’s cash grant for 5,000 Oyo women

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has commended the Federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo State through the Rural Women Cash Grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Embeleakpo Apere, a former aide to former Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, was on Thursday, arraigned by the EFCC, charged with N864.1 million procurement fraud.

Senator Dickson’s ex-aide charged with N864 million procurement fraud

Embeleakpo Apere, a former aide to former Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, was on Thursday, arraigned by the EFCC, charged with N864.1 million procurement fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Aisha Alkali Wakil (Mama Boko Haram) alongside Tahiru Alhaji Saidu Daura, Prince Lawal Shoyade and Mallam Adamu Sani before Justice Jude Dagat of the Federal High Court, Maiduguri on a-two count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N42, 000,000.00 (Forty-two Million Naira).

Trial of Mama Boko Haram begins, EFCC presents first witness

The trial of Aisha Alkali Wakil alias ‘Mama Boko Haram’ who is being prosecuted by the EFCC on a fraud charge has started in Maiduguri, with the agency presenting its first witness.
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 jails two Internet fraudsters for impersonation

The Federal High Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Tuesday convicted and sentenced two Internet fraudsters, Tobiloba Shokunbi and Emmanuel Oladunjoye, to six months and four months imprisonment respectively.
Gombe state Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has declared that the challenging experience the state went through in the 2020 fiscal year will be used to sharpen the vision of the government for the 2021 fiscal year and beyond.

Gombe governor signs N120 billion 2021 budget

The governor on Wednesday signed the total budget of One Hundred and Twenty Billion, Three Hundred and Forty Six Million, Five Hundred and Thirty Six Thousand, Six Hundred and Twenty Six Naira, (N120,346,536,626.00).

Two internet fraudsters sentenced in Ilorin

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), Ilorin Zonal office, has secured the convictions of two serial internet fraudsters.
2. Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North-Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala, has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.

Federal lawmaker disburses free loan to 1,000 constituents

Federal Lawmaker Representing Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. Haruna Maitala has disbursed free loans to 1,000 members of his constituency to enable them start small scale businesses in the constituency.
A serving Deputy Director of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Alh. Ahmad Balarabe, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by the State High Court 3 sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State for defrauding unsuspecting job seekers of N7million.

Court jails director for job-racketeering

A serving Deputy Director of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Alh. Ahmad Balarabe, has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment by the State High Court 3 sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State for defrauding unsuspecting job seekers of N7million.
The Governing Council of the College of Education, Lanlate in Oyo State, on Tuesday, suspended the provost of the institution, Joseph Adeagbo, and the Dean of Students Affairs, S. A. Akinteye, over allegations by students.

Oyo college suspends provost, dean

The Governing Council of the College of Education, Lanlate in Oyo State, on Tuesday, suspended the provost of the institution, Joseph Adeagbo, and the Dean of Students Affairs, S. A. Akinteye, over allegations by students.

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EFCC hands over recovered N67.5 million to victim in Enugu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has restituted the sum of N67,523,000 to one Mr. Emmanuel Onyekachukwu Onah, a trader based in Onitsha, Anambra State.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Governor Wike: Nobody can undermine Rivers in quest for Nigeria’s presidency

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that anybody jostling to be president of Nigeria would also need to secure votes in Rivers to combine with either Kano or Lagos to emerge victorious.
The All Progressives Congress has named the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello as chairman of its Ondo State Governorship Primary Election Committee.

Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

Kogi State Governor and Chairman of Contact and Mobilisation Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has said more governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political bigwigs would soon join the party.

RCCG apologises to minister over Osun road project

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Thursday, dismissed alleged payment of N151million to a firm for a road rehabilitated by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Osun State.
Over 9000 candidates are jostling for 4000 admission slots in Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) for the 2020-2021 academic session.

NUC approves Kano university’s postgraduate school

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the establishment of a Postgraduate School and the commencement of 34 postgraduate programmes in Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Nigerian national Owolabi Abdul extradited from Germany to US to face trial

Yusuf Owolabi Abdul, a Nigerian resident in Canada, extradited from Germany to the United States, will be presented on Monday in New York before Magistrate Judge Ona T. Wang.

Anambra guber: PDP aspirants differ on zoning

The quest for Anambra South Senatorial District to produce a candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 6 governorship election dominated discuss at a stakeholders’ meeting.
There are fresh controversies trailing the N2 billion airport project proposed to be built at Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Furore over Ogun cargo airport project at Wasimi

Newsmen gathered that the then Minister of State for Transport in charge of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika in 2018, allegedly made a request to President Muhammadu Buhari for the establishment of a passenger airport in Wasimi.
Former Honourable Member, House of Representatives, Dr Usman Bugaje, has expressed concern over the debate on the zone from which the next president of Nigeria should emerge.

2023: It’s shameful we’re debating tribe not competence – ex-House member

Former Honourable Member, House of Representatives, Dr Usman Bugaje, has expressed concern over the debate on the zone from which the next president of Nigeria should emerge.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

2023: APC debunks ‘fake’ zoning list, says party focused on delivering mandate

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, has on Wednesday in Abuja, dismissed as fake, a list in circulation purporting to be the resolution of the party on the zoning arrangement ahead of the 2023 presidential election.