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Man bags six months jail term for $100 Love Scam in Kaduna
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Man bags six months jail term for $100 Love Scam in Kaduna

Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, Kaduna, on Wedneday, October 20, sentenced of one Mesheal Luka to six months imprisonment following his conviction on a two count amended charge of cybercrime and other internet-related fraud brought against him by the Kaduna Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The defendant variously posed as an American citizen and induced his victims to send him money while pretending to be in romantic relationship with them. Count one of the charge reads: |”that you, Mesheal Luka, (M) between January and August, 2021 in Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did pretend to be one Mesheal ( a woman) based in America when you knew you were not and in such assumed character cheated one Samuel of...
19-year-old girl arraigned for sharing nude video of former Bayelsa permanent secretary
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19-year-old girl arraigned for sharing nude video of former Bayelsa permanent secretary

A 19-year-old girl, Miss Charlotte Delhi has been arraigned by the Department of State Services before the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, for allegedly sharing a nude video of a former Permanent Secretary of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, Dr Walton Liverpool, on the social media with an intention of extorting N15 million from him. In the one-count charge filed against the defendant by the DSS in suit number FHC/YNG/33C/2021, the girl was accused of engaging in cyberstalking with an intention of blackmail which is contrary to section 24(2)c and punishable under subparagraph (b) of the cybercrime (prohibition, prevention etc) Act, 2015. It read; “That you, charlotte Delhi on the 14th day of September 2021 in Yenagoa within the jurisdiction of this honourable court ...
Boxer Adrien Broner arrested in Kentucky on outstanding Ohio warrant
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Boxer Adrien Broner arrested in Kentucky on outstanding Ohio warrant

Boxer Adrien Broner was on Sunday October 10, arrested by cops in Kentucky over an outstanding warrant from Ohio. The 32-year-old was hauled into Kenton County Jail by police at around 1am and spent the night in a cell after officers obtained a warrant for his arrest as a fugitive from another state. Though it is unclear what led to his arrest, it is however said to originate from Cuyahoga County and speculated to be related to a lawsuit he lost in that jurisdiction about a year ago, when a woman claimed he assaulted her in a nightclub. That case has been ongoing for quite some time and Broner was even tossed into jail late last year after the judge found him to be in contempt for failing to pay an $800k judgment and comply with the rest of his requirements. At the time, he clai...
Akinloye James: Understanding Nigeria’s VAT administration: A historical perspective
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Akinloye James: Understanding Nigeria’s VAT administration: A historical perspective

An African proverb says that it takes someone who knows the history of a place to locate the boundary of the land. This is the reason we all should be grateful that the teaching of history as a subject in secondary schools has been restored. The knowledge of history comes in handy in the current conversation on the administration of VAT in Nigeria. It seems, however, antithetical that the people who have the benefit of history on their side are the ones leading agitation that States in Nigeria should begin to collect Value Added Tax (VAT) instead of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), which by extant laws is responsible for collection. To pry further may unearth a different matter altogether. For the benefit of the doubt, VAT was introduced in Nigeria in 1993 by the Federal Mi...
Update: US court to hold pretrial conference in Prince Andrew sexual assault suit
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Update: US court to hold pretrial conference in Prince Andrew sexual assault suit

A US court will hold a pretrial conference on Monday in the civil suit filed by a woman who claims Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her. Lawyers for the alleged victim, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, say the documents were handed over to a Metropolitan police officer on duty at the main gates of Andrew’s home in Windsor Great Park on 27 August. But Blackfords, a law firm that claims to represent Andrew “in certain UK matters”, has questioned whether the papers were properly served and raised the possibility of challenging the court’s jurisdiction in the case, according to a 6 September letter referenced in court documents filed by Giuffre’s attorneys. “We reiterate that our client reserves all his rights, including to contest the jurisdiction of the US courts (including on the basi...
Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at English players
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Hungary v England: Fifa investigating racial abuse aimed at English players

Football's governing body, FIFA says it is investigating racial abuse aimed at England players, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham during Thursday's 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier in Budapest. England's players were booed as they took a knee before the match at the 67,000-capacity Puskas Arena to protest against racism, while racist chants could be heard during the match as Sterling and Bellingham were the targets of abuse. In the second half, Sterling was pelted with paper cups and bottles when he opened the scoring for England while a flare was later thrown on to the pitch after Harry Maguire put the visitors 3-0 ahead. UEFA ordered Hungary to play three home games behind closed doors after fans' discriminatory behaviour which took place during Euro 2020 in J...
Court declines Okorocha’s application to stop confiscation of his properties
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Court declines Okorocha’s application to stop confiscation of his properties

  Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha's application for an order to stop the State Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from confiscating his properties, has been declined by a Federal High Court in Abuja. Counsel to Senator Okorocha, Mr Oba Maduabuchi (SAN) who told the court presided over by Justice Ahmed Mohammed that properties of his client were being marked for confiscation and demolition, had asked the court on Wednesday August 11 to grant an interim order to stop the EFCC and the Imo State Government from carrying on with their action. The motion could however not go through as counsels to Imo government and the EFCC challenged jurisdiction of the court to sit on the matter during the vacation period. ...
Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo
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Three Sureties Arraigned for the Perversion of Justice in Edo

Three sureties arraigned for the perversion of Justice in Edo For attempting to use forged documents to induce operatives of the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to release suspects on bail, the trio of Ughuoshe Adolphus, Ojeifo Godfrey and Lewis Ogenkhewe were today July 22, 2021 arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiring to pervert the course of justice before Justice (Professor) C. A. Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State. One of the counts reads "That you Ughuoshe Adolphus (m), Ojeifo Godfrey (m) and Lewis Ogenkhewe (m) on or about the 15th day of September, 2020 in Benin City, Edo State within the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court did fraudulently utter a false document captioned "confirmation o...
Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara
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Fake Customs Officer Sentenced to 20 years Imprisonment for Employment Scam in Kwara

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin on Thursday, July 22, sentenced a self-styled customs officer, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, to twenty years imprisonment having found him guilty of offences bordering on impersonation and job scam. The convict, posing as a Customs Officer, allegedly swindled a number of unsuspecting job seekers under the guise of helping them secure employment into the Nigeria Custom service, NCS, before the long arm of law caught up with him. The 34 year-old Yakubu from Share in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State was arraigned on March 14, 2019 on a four-count charge by the Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. One of the counts reads: “That you, Yakubu Azeez Afolayan, between the mo...
Euro 2020 format ‘unfair’, won’t be repeated – UEFA president, Ceferin
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Euro 2020 format ‘unfair’, won’t be repeated – UEFA president, Ceferin

  UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has made it clear he would not support another pan-continental tournament like Euro 2020. Ceferin cited the big differences in the distances that teams and fans have had to travel. This year’s tournament has been held in 11 host cities in total. The idea was originally championed by Ceferin’s predecessor, Michel Platini. However, Ceferin feels he would no longer support a continent-wide tournament on the basis that it has been “too challenging” for players and supporters. “I would not support it anymore. In a way, it is not correct that some teams have to travel more than 10,000km while others have to only travel 1,000km. “It is not fair to fans, who had to be in Rome one day and in Baku over the next few days, which is a ...
Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader
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Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State has confirmed the killing of the son of Reke community leader (Magaji), Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh. It was gathered that the gang of the armed men invaded the Reke community at about 2 am on Monday, May 31, and headed straight to the house of the Magaji, Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh, where they opened fire on his eldest son whose name was given as Abiodun. The Reke community is located on Eyenkorin/Afon road in Asa local government area of the state. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSCDC in the state command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident said that the corpse of the deceased had been taken to the General Hospital by the Police in Afon division for autopsy “Today 31st May 2021 at about 0600hrs in...
Rapper T.I and Wife Tiny Harris under Investigation for alleged Sexual assault in Los Angeles
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Rapper T.I and Wife Tiny Harris under Investigation for alleged Sexual assault in Los Angeles

American rapper, T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris are under police investigation in Los Angeles following claims the couple sexually assaulted and drugged a woman. The investigation stems from a police report filed by a woman identified as Jane Doe. According to the police report filed last month and obtained by E! News, the woman claimed she was sexually assaulted and drugged by the couple in 2005. In addition, a 41-year-old Las Vegas-based woman named Rachelle Jenks filed a police report with the Las Vegas Police Department earlier this month alleging she was drugged and sexually assaulted by the couple after meeting Tiny at an airport bathroom in 2010. The couple's attorney, Steve Sadow, told E! News in a statement, "The Harrises have not spoken to or been contacte...
Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man
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Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man

The death of a Nigerian man identified as Leohand Lyeanyi has triggered a protest at Outer Ring Road near Vikaspuri, as the Indian police have been accused of having a hand in it. It was alleged that the 43-year-old Nigerian man died in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar after an alleged brief interaction with a policeman in the early hours of Sunday March 28. The police however denied this by stating that initial medical examination did not reveal any visible external injuries, and had no link to his interaction with a policeman and a home-guard patrolling duty in the area. Urvija Goel, deputy commissioner of police (west) told newsmen that the police were in the process of arresting protesters who allegedly took part in the protest he described as "riot" near Vikaspuri, under the Tila...
Prince William and Harry reportedly went for a long walk to try to clear the air after Megxit but didn’t part as friends
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Prince William and Harry reportedly went for a long walk to try to clear the air after Megxit but didn’t part as friends

A new report has alleged that UK Royals,  Prince Harry and Prince William had crunch talks last year after being summoned by the Queen, but the talks didn't end well. According to The Sunday Times, the Queen summoned Prince Harry, Prince William, and Prince Charles to Sandringham in January 2020 for crunch talks about Meghan and Harry's future following their bombshell announcement to relocate  to the US . Both princes agreed on a a deal, and attempted to reconcile their differences with a long stroll, but  "did not part shores as friends". A source told the newspaper: “Once he got over the anger of how things happened, he was left with the absence of his brother. “They shared everything about their lives, an office, a foundation, meetings together most days and there was a...
Three Men Accused of Giving EFCC False Information About ex-Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, Remanded in Prison
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Three Men Accused of Giving EFCC False Information About ex-Minister of Agriculture, Audu Ogbeh, Remanded in Prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja Zonal Office, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, arraigned the trio of Theophilus Omambala, Lawal Umar and Alexander Danjuma before Justice Musa Usman of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Bwari, Abuja on one count charge bordering on false and misleading information. The charge brought before the court by the EFCC stated that the trio gave information to the agency that monies were stashed in the Abuja home of former Minister of Agriculture, Audu Innocent Ogbeh, a claim that was later discovered to be false. The charge sheet brought before the court read “that you Theophilus Omambala sometime in 2021at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, gave false information to officers of the Economic and Financial...
Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Discharged and Acquitted Over False information charge
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Former Imo Governor, Ikedi Ohakim Discharged and Acquitted Over False information charge

An Abuja High Court has discharged and acquitted former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim of a 3-count criminal charge preferred against him by the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. The police chief had accused the ex-governor of giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa. It was alleged that Ohakim lied that the lady threatened him with a gun and equally made a false claim of having a plot of land for sale in Lagos. The charge read: “That you Ikedi Ohakim, on or about the 23rd day of May 2019 at Asokoro, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did unlawfully gave false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa, that she threatened you with gun knowing it to be false and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 140 of the Penal ...
Uber Driver Smiles after Court Sentenced him to Prison for Fraud
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Uber Driver Smiles after Court Sentenced him to Prison for Fraud

Justice M. A. Odegbola of the Oyo State High Court, sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, March 8, 2021, convicted and sentenced one Michael Tosin Lawal, an Uber driver, to three-months in prison. A statement released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC says he was convicted after he pleaded guilty to an amended one count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense, preferred against him by the Ibadan Zonal Office of the EFCC. The lone charge reads, “that you, Michael Tosin Lawal ‘M’ sometimes in the year 2020, in Ibadan Oyo State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, obtained Gift Cards from one Trevor, a white male by falsely representing to him that you are a white female by the name Cyndy Tyler from the United...
Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state
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Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state

The Supreme Court has affirmed the sacking of Igo Aguma as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The leadership tussle had divided the party into two blocs; Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, and also created legal impediments that stopped the party from partaking in the last general elections. The apex court upheld the Court of Appeal judgement which overturned the June 10, 2020 judgment of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, which installed Mr Aguma as the leader of APC in the state and sacked the Ogbobula-led committee which was constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). It dismissed Mr Aguma’s appeal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. In the lead judgement prepared by Justice Adamu Jauro an...
Man Bags 2-year Jail Term for Impersonation and Obtaining by False Pretence
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Man Bags 2-year Jail Term for Impersonation and Obtaining by False Pretence

A man has been sentenced to two years in prison after he was found guilty of impersonation and attempting to obtain by false pretenses. Mr. Emeka Roland was sentenced on Thursday, February 25, was Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court sitting in Warri, Delta, found him guilty of one count charge of brought against him by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The charge against the defendant reads: "That you Emeka Roland (a.k.a James Muth) sometimes in 2020 at Agbor, Delta State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court did had in your possession an iPhone 6s plus mobile phone containing some scammed documents .with different subjects which you knew to be false and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 6 and 8(b) of...
Judiciary Officer Bags 8-year Jail Sentence for Defrauding 194 Widows
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Judiciary Officer Bags 8-year Jail Sentence for Defrauding 194 Widows

A former Borno court official has been handed an 8-year jail sentence for defrauding 194 widows in the state. The suspect identified as Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi) was convicted on a-two count amended charge of defrauding 194 widows to the tune of N781,800.00(Seven Hundred and Eighty one Thousand Eight Hundred Naira only). Ramat was accused of forging and selling a Food Collection Card in the name of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) to his victims and failing to deliver the items. The charges against the suspect read; “That you, Ramat Mohammed (alias Gaddafi), sometime in December, 2018 at Maiduguri, Borno State within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud obtained the gross sum of N520,000.00 (Five Hundred and Twenty Thousand Naira) only ...
Man in Court for Allegedly Forging Father’s Death Certificate
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Man in Court for Allegedly Forging Father’s Death Certificate

A 38-year-old telecoms engineer, Success Desmond, on Monday appeared in a Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly forging his late father’s death certificate. The police charged Desmond, who resides in Wuse 2, Abuja, with two counts of making false statement in declaration and using as genuine a forged document. The Prosecution Counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe, told the court that the complainant, Brook Solicitors, through a petition reported the matter to the office of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team on March 19. He alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained an affidavit as the next-of-kin of his late father, Nze Desmond. Ogbobe, in addition, said that the defendant thereafter forged a death certificate of his father, which he c...
I Haven’t Seen any Pastor go to the Isolation Centre to Heal – Wizkid
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I Haven’t Seen any Pastor go to the Isolation Centre to Heal – Wizkid

Nigerian singer, Wizkid, who has been more than active recently on social media, as taken a light jab at Nigerian pastors. The coronavirus in Nigeria has infected 14,554 people as at last night, with 387 people dying due to the virus. Currently there is no confirmed treatment for the virus, and a vaccine is yet to be developed. Taking to his Twitter page, Wizkid has now wondered why no Nigerian pastor has made any move to heal COVID-19 patients. He wrote; “I never see any naija pastor go isolation heal anybody from covid lol” https://twitter.com/wizkidayo/status/1271179766276788224 As expected, there have been lots of funny reactions to his post, as some stated that the virus is way above the pastors jurisdiction of miracle. See some funny replies below; ...
Man Arraigned for  Raping his 7-month-old Daughter Starting from when she was 3 months old
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Man Arraigned for Raping his 7-month-old Daughter Starting from when she was 3 months old

A 38-year-old man has been arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate court for allegedly raping his seven-month-old daughter. The father, named Mr. Simon Emeka, is alleged to have raped daughter Prosper Emeka starting from when she was only 3 months old. When the case came up in court on Friday, June 5,  prosecuting police officer, Sergeant Friday Kanshio told the court that on June 1st, 2020, one Ms. Josephine Habba of No. 34 Modern Market Road Makurdi reported the matter at the Nigerian Police Force ‘D’ Division, Makurdi. Kanshio said Habba had complained that on the same date, she went to Jestic Hospital in Makurdi with her daughter for treatment and heard one Mrs Favour Emeka crying and telling a nurse that her seven months old baby girl named Prosper Emeka was raped by ...
Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo,  Dies in Kirikiri Prison
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Republic of Benin Businessman, Jean Codo, Dies in Kirikiri Prison

Jean Codo, a Republic of Benin businessman who was standing trial for an alleged €29m fraud, has died in Kirikiri prison, Lagos. Codo, who owns Transport and Port Management System Limited, slumped and died in the prison on Thursday morning May 21. The cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Codo and his company, TPMS, were arraigned in court by the EFCC on a seven-count charge bordering on stealing to the tune of €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million Euros), a property of the Federal Government of Nigeria. One of the counts reads: “That you, Jean Codo and TPMS Transport and Port Management Systems Limited, sometime in 2010 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, conspired to commit felony, to wit: stealing of about €29,000,000.00 (Twenty-Nine Million E...
Supreme Court Affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s Election as Senator
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Supreme Court Affirms Ifeanyi Ubah’s Election as Senator

The election of Ifeanyi Ubah as the senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District has been upheld by the Supreme Court. The lawsuit filed by Chief Chris Uba and Dr Obinna Uzor challenging the election of Ifeanyi Ubah was struck out by the Supreme Court on grounds of the Federal High Court in Abuja where the case began, lacking the territorial jurisdiction to entertain the case. Justice Sylvester Ngwuta who read the lead judgement said the lawsuit ought to have been heard at the federal high court in Anambra, because the cause of action emanated from the state and not the FCT. Reacting to the Supreme Court's judgement which upheld the Court of Appeal's ruling on the case,Ubah said he can now focus on his official duties. He said; “I thank the Justices of the Supr...
Fake Bayelsa Muslim Pilgrims Coordinator bags 28 year jail sentence over N12m fraud
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Fake Bayelsa Muslim Pilgrims Coordinator bags 28 year jail sentence over N12m fraud

A fake Bayelsa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Cooridnator identified as Muhammad Halim Ogbobio, has been handed a 28 year jail sentence after being found guilty of N12m fraud by Justice J.E. Iyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The suspect who posed as the coordinator of Muslim Pigrims Welfare Board from 2009-2012, was first arraigned on a 5-count charge bordering on forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of Twelve Million One Hundred and Thirty Naira (N12,130,000.00) in bogus hajj fees on March 19, 2015 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Port Harcourt Zonal office. Muhammad Halim Ogbobio ran out of luck after his victims who were introduced to him by one Adodo Yusuf Oristsegbubemi, were unable to attend th...
Ex-HOS Oyo-Ita Granted N100m Bail after Being Arraigned for N3bn Fraud by EFCC
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Ex-HOS Oyo-Ita Granted N100m Bail after Being Arraigned for N3bn Fraud by EFCC

The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita has been granted bail in the sum of N100 million, after being arraigned before a federal high court in Abuja on 18-count charge of N3 billion graft by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Oyo-Ita who was accused of fraud in relation to DTA, estacodes, conference fees and receiving kickbacks on contracts, pleaded not guilty to the charges in court today March 23. She was arraigned alongside her special assistant, Ubong Effiok; Frontline Ace Global Services Limited; Asanaya Projects Ltd; Garba Umar and his companies, Slopes International Ltd and Gooddeal Investments Ltd, U & U Global Services Ltd belonging to Mr Effiok, and Prince Mega Logistics Ltd. Count one of the charge reads...
Court of Appeal Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after Being Sacked as Senator
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Court of Appeal Reinstates Ifeanyi Ubah after Being Sacked as Senator

A Court of Appeal in Abuja has reinstated Ifeanyi Ubah as Senator representing Anambra South senatorial district after being sacked by a federal high court. The judgement was delivered after Senator Ifeanyi Ubah filed an appeal, challenging his sack from the National Assembly. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Stephen Adah, was unanimous that the judgement delivered by Justice Bello Kawu was a nullity on grounds that the originating process was incompetent having not been signed by a lawyer as required; the judgment was given without jurisdiction. The panel which also held that Ifeanyi Ubah was denied fair hearing by the FCT High Court, stressed that the Court was without the requisite territorial jurisdiction to have entertained the case. A perpetual injunction re...
Court Sets Aside Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole as APC Chairman
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Court Sets Aside Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole as APC Chairman

A judgement passed by the Federal High Court in Abuja which suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been set aside by a Federal High Court which sat in Kano on Thursday March 5. Though it is unclear if the court has the jurisdiction to set aside the previous ruling, it was however gathered that Justice Lewis Allagoa who gave the judgement ordered the police and Department of State Service (DSS) to provide security for Oshiomhole to resume in his office. Vanguard reported that Justice Lewis Alagoa who ordered that the status quo ante Bellum be maintained, added that pending the hearing of the motion on notice by the applicant Aliyu Muhammad Rabiu, the defendants (the APC, Oshiomhole, IG of Police, INEC and DGSS) should not gi...
Sokoto Director of Finance and Others Charged with Having Sex in Office with Minor
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Sokoto Director of Finance and Others Charged with Having Sex in Office with Minor

The Director of Finance, Sokoto State Urban and Regional Planning Board, Ahmed Yahaya and two other staff of the Board have been charged to court by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) for allegedly having sex in the office with a minor. The case against Ahmed Yahaya, Mr Ibrahim Isah, the state Internal Auditor and Mr Habibu Abdullahi, the Special Assistant to the Finance Director was referred to NAPTIP by the National Human Rights Commission, Sokoto State Office. NAPTIP's Press Officer, Mr Adekoye Vincent said the 12-year-old (name withheld) who sold pure water within the jurisdiction of the offices of the suspects, only came to them for financial assistance some time in May 2019. According to Vincent, they however took advantage of the lit...
I Didn’t Commit Fraud on American Soil, FBI Searched my Phones and Laptops Illegally – Obinwanne Okeke tells US Court
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I Didn’t Commit Fraud on American Soil, FBI Searched my Phones and Laptops Illegally – Obinwanne Okeke tells US Court

32-year-old CEO of Invictus Group and Forbes-rated young Nigerian billionaire, Obinwanne Okeke who is facing two counts of computer and wire fraud in the United States has filed a prelimnary objection to the charges. Obinwanne Okeke stated that the American authorities lacked jurisdiction to charge him for fraud as he did not commit the offence he is being accused of in America, neither was any American companies or individuals defrauded at the time of his indictment. The businessman's lawyers who asked for the case to be struck out as the arrest should have never happened, pointed out that prosecutors only stated in the indictment that he swindled Unatrac, a subsidiary of American equipment manufacturer 'Caterpillar' of $11 million. They also cited multiple previous authorities ...
‘The Queen Doesn’t Own the Word ‘Royal’ – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Complain about their Treatment by the Queen in Lengthy Statement
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‘The Queen Doesn’t Own the Word ‘Royal’ – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Complain about their Treatment by the Queen in Lengthy Statement

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have posted an extraordinary statement accusing Buckingham Palace of bias towards them while also claiming that her majesty, the Queen of England does not own the word 'royal' across the world after the Queen ordered them to stop using the 'Sussex Royal' brand from Spring 2018. On Saturday just hours after announcing they would stop using the word 'royal' in their branding after this year's spring, Harry and Meghan put a new statement on their own website saying that while neither the government nor the Queen herself own the word 'royal' internationally, they would stop using the title.   The statement read: 'While there is not any jurisdiction by The Monarchy or Cabinet Office over the use of the word "Ro...
Court Grants Journalist, Agba Jalingo, N10m Bail
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Court Grants Journalist, Agba Jalingo, N10m Bail

Justice Sule Shuaibu of the Federal High court in Calabar, Cross River State, has granted the bail application of  journalist and rights activist, Agba Jalingo. Agba who is the publisher of CrossRiverWatch, was arrested on August 22nd 2019, over a report alleging that Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, diverted N500 million belonging to the state. He is standing trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and attempt to topple the Cross River State government. While ruling on his bail application, Justice Shuaibu set the bail bond at N10 million with one surety in like sum. The judge ruled that the surety must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court and his address must be physically verified. Also, he must show means that he will be able to forfeit t...
Ilorin Court Dismisses Ex-Kwara Lawmaker’s Attempt to Stop Criminal Trial
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Ilorin Court Dismisses Ex-Kwara Lawmaker’s Attempt to Stop Criminal Trial

A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, the State capital Thursday dismissed the bid by a former member of the state House of Assembly, Mohammed Adebayo to stop the criminal proceedings brought against him by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The anti-graft agency had in July 2019, arraigned the troubled ex-lawmaker on a six count charge bordering on land scam before Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the High Court. One of the charges levelled against him read, “that you, Mohammed Adebayo, sometimes in July 2013 in Ilorin within the jurisdiction of this honourable court with intent to defraud, obtained the sum of N950,000 from one Mary Omowunmi Kolade on the pretence that three plots of land (situate at Malete, Moro local gove...
FG Cannot Intervene in Ban of okada and Tricycles in Lagos – Amaechi
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FG Cannot Intervene in Ban of okada and Tricycles in Lagos – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has commented on the ban of commercial motorcycles popularly known as okadas and tricycles on major roads in Lagos State following an outcry that trailed its enforcement by the State's government on February 1. Speaking on Channels TV 'Sunrise Daily', Amaechi stated that it is not under the jurisdiction of the federal government to tell state governments what to do as implementation of transport policy is essentially a state affair. He said; “Implementation of transport policy is essentially a state affair. So you can’t be telling a state whether they want ‘okada’ or tricycles or not. That’s not our responsibility. It is for the state government to decide what to do.” Amaechi also stated that the Lagos State government has a valid ...
Man Sentenced to 1 Year Imprisonment For  Specializing in Defrauding Nigerians at ATM Points
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Man Sentenced to 1 Year Imprisonment For Specializing in Defrauding Nigerians at ATM Points

Justice Bello Duwale of the Sokoto State High Court, Sokoto, has sentenced a fraudster, Bashar Umar Abdullahi (a.k.a Abdu Abdullahi and Bashir Abdullahi) to one year in jail without option of fine for stealing N15, 000.00 (Fifteen Thousand Naira) from his victim via a fraudulent transfer at an ATM gallery. The convict specialized on scamming unsuspecting Automated Teller Machine, (ATM) users who run into difficult transactions at ATM galleries. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office arraigned the convict on September 23, 2019, on amended one-count charge, bordering on cheating and defrauding an unsuspecting victim to the tune of N15, 000.00 at ATM gallery. The charge reads: "That you Bashar Umar Abdullahi (a.k.a Abdu Abdullahi and Bashir Abdull...
Court Reinstates Permanent Secretaries Sacked by Wike
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Court Reinstates Permanent Secretaries Sacked by Wike

Succor came for the six out the 14 Permanent Secretaries sacked by the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, in 2015, as the National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, reinstated them into the State Civil Service. The court declared the action of removing and compulsorily retiring the affected senior civil servants by the governor as unconstitutional, ultra vires, null and void. The six permanent secretaries, who got favourable judgment at the NIC yesterday are Samuel Woka, Kadibo Brown, Nuka Nwikpasi, Orlu Auguatine, Minabelem Weai and Ngozi Abu. Ruling on the case brought before him by the aggrieved permanent secretaries, the presiding judge, Bashar Alkali, held that the State Government overstepped its constitutional bounds by treating the civil servants...
Two Suspects Arrested For Selling JAMB Forms Above Official Price
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Two Suspects Arrested For Selling JAMB Forms Above Official Price

The NSCDC Commandant in Ogun State Command, Hammed Abodunrin while parading the suspects at the state headquarters of the corps in Abeokuta revealed that the suspects were arrested based on a tip-off and complains by applicants. He lamented that JAMB candidates and their parents are the ones suffering from the price inflation and the government has warned that anyone caught will be treated as someone frustrating government efforts. “The candidates are forced to pay extra money. It is going to be treated as a criminal case of extortion. The price of JAMB form is fixed,” he added. He, however, advised applicants to always patronise approved centres for their forms. The suspects, according to him, would be arraigned in a competent court of jurisdiction after investigations are...
Abuja Federal High Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Seize My Assets – Sen Nwaoboshi
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Abuja Federal High Court Lacks Jurisdiction To Seize My Assets – Sen Nwaoboshi

The Senator Representing Delta North senatorial zone, Peter Nwaoboshi, has said that the Federal High Court in Abuja lacks jurisdiction to order an interim forfeiture of his assets. Senator Nwaoboshi, speaking through his Kaduna-based lawyer, Mr. Muhammad Katu, argued that the court’s order of interim forfeiture of the Senator’s assets constituted an abuse of court process. Senator Nwaoboshi had applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate an order of interim forfeiture of his alleged assets made on July 2, 2019. The Presiding Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, had in his ruling on an ex parte application filed by the Special Presidential Investigative Panel for the Recovery of Public Property against the Senator for non declaration of assets, issued an order for interim forf...
Man Arrested over Attempt to Dupe Ogun Commissioner of Police
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Man Arrested over Attempt to Dupe Ogun Commissioner of Police

The Ogun state police command have arrested a 52-year old man, Tayo Ogunmola, over an attempt to defraud the state’s Commissioner of Police Bashir Makama. A statement released by the command’s public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, says that the arrest of the suspect followed a phone call he made to the police commissioner, pretending to be an old herbalist who mistakenly sent a recharge card pin to the telephone number of the CP pleading for the pin to be sent back to him. Makama who is familiar with the antics of the fraudsters decided to play along with him while he sent men of the Intelligence Response Team to technically track and apprehend the suspect. At a stage, the suspect who was not aware that he is being trailed, presented himself as a commissioner of poli...
Again Ex CJN Onnoghen Loses Again At Supreme Court
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Again Ex CJN Onnoghen Loses Again At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday struck out a suit by the Cross River State Government faulting the suspension of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had, upon an ex-parte order issued by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) on January 23, 2019, suspended Onnoghen from office pending the conclusion of his trial before the CCT on charges of breach of Code of Conduct for Public Officers. Onnoghen remained on suspension until he retired and was, on April 18 this year , convicted by the CCT after finding that he did not declare some of his assets. In a judgment on Friday, six members of a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Olabode Rhoes-Vivour, held that the court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case, because the Attorne...
President Buhari Dragged to court for Refusing to Handover to Osinbajo
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President Buhari Dragged to court for Refusing to Handover to Osinbajo

A Nigerian lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court for failing to hand over to the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo. Buhari had on April 24 2019, left the country for what he described as a ‘private visit.’ The suit number FHC/L/CS/763/2019, was filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Effiong is asking the Court to determine four issues which are: “Whether in view of the extant provisions of Section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the 1st Defendant can validly proceed on vacation for any length of time without transmitting a written declaration to the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Speaker of the House of Representative...
Woman Exposed After Sending Fake Bank Alert Of N463,350 In Abuja
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Woman Exposed After Sending Fake Bank Alert Of N463,350 In Abuja

A woman has gotten herself into very serious problems after she was found out to have sent a fake bank alert of N463,350. A 27-year-old applicant, Irene Ayuba, who allegedly sent fake bank alerts of N463, 350 to a businesswoman, on Thursday appeared in a Wuse Zone 6, Chief Magistrates’ Court, NAN reports. The police charged Ayuba, 27, who resides in House 42, NNPC Quarters Utako, Thuja villie, Abuja, with cheating. The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Omeji Noel, told the court that Ms Chinda Tonia of 52 Lobito Crescent Wuse II Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station in May 1. Noel alleged that the defendant sent a fake bank alert text message for some items she purchased from the complainant. He said that the defendant ordered designer handbags and gold and silver acc...
Woman Allegedly Pours Hot Pot Of Rice On Policewoman In Lagos
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Woman Allegedly Pours Hot Pot Of Rice On Policewoman In Lagos

A 29-year-old housewife, Mary Simon, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly pouring hot pot of rice on her neighbour, a policewoman. Simon, whose resides at Block 6, Flat 3, Mopol 20 Barracks in Lagos, is facing a charge of assault to which she pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 11 at 2.00 p.m. at her residence. Unah said the defendant assaulted the complainant, Insp. Justina Yohana, by pouring boiling pot of rice on her backside, after a misunderstanding. He said the complainant went to the defendant’s house with her friend and demanded the reason she abused her while she was passing by. “The complainant beat the defendant out of anger and t...
Adara People Cry over Unjust Arraignment of their Leaders by Kaduna govt
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Adara People Cry over Unjust Arraignment of their Leaders by Kaduna govt

The Adara people of Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State have expressed deep shock on the arraignment of their parents over unproven alleged killing some Fulanis by the Kaduna State Government. They wondered why those responsible for the killing of almost 200 Adara natives werr not arraigned. A statement jointly signed by Bege Bawa Magaji, Mercy Dio Maisamari and Godiya Sani Magaji, on behalf for concerned children of the nine Adara elders currently in prison said, “We are traumatized that Kaduna State Government can quickly arraign our parents over alleged killing of’ 66 or 130 Fulanis’; an allegation that is still unproven, but cannot arraign those responsible for the killing of almost 200 Adara natives. “Our fathers are locked up in a convict priso...
Gov. Okorocha cautions INEC chairman over his certificate of return as Senator-elect
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Gov. Okorocha cautions INEC chairman over his certificate of return as Senator-elect

Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of setting a bad precedence by withholding his certificate of return after he had been declared winner of the Imo west senatorial election. Okorocha said since the election had been concluded and a winner announced, the electoral umpire had no right not to issue him a certificate of return according to the laws governing elections in the country. In a petition he filed at the commission’s head office, on Wednesday, Okorocha advised Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, not to reduce the commission to willing tool in the hands of political manipulators. Recall that INEC had refused to issue a certificate of return to Okorocha despite being announced the winner of the election because F...
CCT Dismisses Onnoghen’s Motions for Jurisdiction and Impartiality
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CCT Dismisses Onnoghen’s Motions for Jurisdiction and Impartiality

The Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, Thursday dismissed the two motions of jurisdiction and impartiality pending determination for lack of merit. The motions are challenging the jurisdiction of the tribunal to handle the case of non-asset declaration and for the chairman of the tribunal, Danladi Umar to recuse himself from continuing to hear and preside over the case for purposes of bias. Danladi in his ruling said the grounds of the motion was essential because he was appointed by the Presidency and moreso, that the tribunal is directly under the presidency. It was argued that on this premise, he (Danladi) would not maintain impartiality, particularly as the Federal Republic of Nigeria stands as complainant against Justice Onnoghen. But Danladi, while dismissing ...
EFCC Re-arraigns Ofili-Ajumogobia
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EFCC Re-arraigns Ofili-Ajumogobia

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday could not produce a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Godwin Obla, for arraignment in Lagos over alleged money laundering. The commission charged Obla along with former Justice, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia of the Federal High Court but Obla was absent before Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court. NAN reports that EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that efforts to reach the SAN proved abortive, claiming that his phones were switched off. He said that Obla’s counsel could not also confirm his whereabouts. Oyedepo urged the court to allow Ofili-Ajumogobia to be arraigned alone pending production in court of Obla. The court granted the prayer. Ofili-Ajumogobia pleaded not gu...
Man, 26, remanded in prison over N650,000 FRSC job scam
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Man, 26, remanded in prison over N650,000 FRSC job scam

udeA Makurdi Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 26-year-old man prison for allegedly defrauding three job applicants of N650,000. The Magistrate, Mr Peter Chaha, ordered that Ezekiel Francis be remanded in Makurdi prison and adjourned the matter until May 21, for further mention Francis was charged with criminal conspiracy, impersonation and Advance Fee Fraud punishable under Sections 97, 132 of the Penal Code Laws of Benue, 2004; and 3(1) of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Related Offences Act, 2006. The Prosecutor, Sgt. Regina Ishaya, told the court that the defendant had defrauded the trio of Paul Ukoha, Arubi Job and Obo John under the pretext of getting them jobs at the Federal Road Safety Corps. According to the prosecutor, the defendant conspired with one Solomon ...

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