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N731M Fraud: Court Orders Remand Of 2 Former INEC Officials In Prison

Christian Nwosu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday arraigned former two former officials of Kwara State office of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Christian Nwosu and Tijani Nda Bashir before the State High Court sitting in Ilorin on a seven counts charge of criminal breach of trust. One of the counts reads: That you, Christian Nwosu and Tijani Nda ...

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Supreme Court Justice, 2 Others For Probe Over Alleged Corruption

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen

Supreme Court Justice (name withheld) is to be probed by the National Judicial Council (NJC) along with two Chief Judges of State High Court for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices in the course of discharging their judicial functions. Already, the NJC empowered by the 1999 Constitution to discipline erring judicial officers has set up a committee to investigate the ...

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Nobody Can Rig 2019 Elections- Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu

Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, said on Thursday that with the vigilance of Nigerian youths, nobody would be able to rig the 2019 general elections.   He also assured that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the National Assembly would not be intimidated from holding the government accountable.   A statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media ...

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Nigerian Senate Investigates Samsung For Illicit Importation


The Nigerian Senate said it has begun an investigation into allegations that Samsung and some foreign companies are bringing finished products into the country in the guise of Complete Knocked Down (CKD). The chairman of the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, Mr. Hope Uzodinma, revealed this in Abuja on Thursday. He said: “foreigners are here, pretending to be ...

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Pastor Arrested For Tricking Members With Fake Prophecy (Photos)


Apostle Kingsley Abiekunogho, the G.O of God is Able Mega Fire Ministry, Opolo, Bayelsa State, as been arrested and arraigned for alleged fake prophecy and obtaining by trick. . Punchng reports that the cleric was arraigned before Magistrate Eke Spiff on Wednesday. Abiekunogho was alleged to have fraudulently obtained a Toyota sport utility vehicle and N20,000 from a church member, ...

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President Buhari Rejects Amendment To Electoral Act


President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the amendment to the Electoral Act, which intended to change the country’s elections sequence, Daily Trust has learned. The president, it was gathered, gave three reasons for withholding assent to the bill, which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly. Sources told Daily Trust that the president has yesterday communicated his decision to ...

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Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State sacked, while meeting with Buhari.

FILE - In this March 27, 2015 file photo, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson delivers remarks on the release of a report by the National Petroleum Council on oil drilling in the Arctic, in Washington. Exxon shareholders will meet Wednesday, May 27, 2015 to hear Tillerson give his outlook for an industry grappling with lower crude prices. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Rex Tillerson, US Secretary of State has been sacked. According too reports, Mr. Rex Tillerson was informed of his sack on Friday, while meeting with Nigeria`s President Mohammadu Buhari in Abuja. White house sources informed our correspondent that difference of opinion was the reason for the sack of Mr. Tillerson. Mr. Tillerson was immediately replaced with the director of the CIA, ...

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Court Adjourns Innoson’s Alleged Forgery Case Till May 22


Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday adjourned until May 22, the alleged falsification of shipping document to clear goods valued at N2.4 billion against Innosson Nig. Ltd. The federal government through the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation had filed a four-count of forgery against the defendant and four others. The defendants were Innosson Nig. Ltd, Innocent Chukwuma, Charles ...

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Diezani’s Ally Loses Bid To Recover Property Forfeited To The Federal Government


Mr. Olajide Omokore, an ally of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, lost his bid to recover his property forfeited to the Federal Government by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, as his suit was struck out. Omokore had filed the suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seeking to secure the release of his property ...

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