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Woman absconds with anti corruption crusade crowd hire money

Woman absconds with anti corruption crusade crowd hire money

No fewer than 20 women were on Wednesday stranded at the Haven Event Centre, GRA, Ikeja after the inauguration of a programme “Nigerian Women Against Corruption’’. One of the women, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) under condition of anonymity, claimed that a woman who was given money meant for them ran

Obanikoro files N100m suit against EFCC

Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of state for defence, has sued the EFCC for the seizure of his property. He filed the suit on Wednesday at the federal high court in Lagos. Obanikoro and his family are suing the commission, seeking court’s declaration that the forceful seizure of their personal effects constitutes a gross violation

Many Biafra protesters are still in detention-Amnesty International

Amnesty International has accused security agencies of holding many pro-Biafra protesters incommunicado. In a report released on Wednesday, the human rights body said at least 150 protesters have been killed by security operatives in the south-eastern part of the country. In November, the organisation put the casualty figure of those allegedly killed by the military

Buhari’s lawyer: Why I gave Justice Ademola N500,000

Kola Awodein, a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has responded to the statement of Babatunde Adepoju, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative testing in the corruption trial of Justice Niyi Ademola, that he (Awodeyin) handed a bribe of N500,000 to Justice Ademola from President Muhammadu Buhari when the judge presided over President

Alleged N2 Billion Fraud: Abuja Mass Housing Estate drags developer To EFCC

Over 300 house owners, under the platform of Winning Clause Estate Residents Association, at Plot 67 Kafe District, Gwarinpa Extension, Abuja, have requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate the alleged collection of over N2 billion from them under false pretense. In a petition addressed to the Acting Chairman of the anti-graft

How we rob ATM users – Robbery suspect

A 25-year old armed robbery suspect has told operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command how his gang robbed about 35 Automated Teller Machine users in Alaba Rago Market, Ojo area of Lagos., the police said. Gbenga Babatunde, who was arrested after a failed bid to rob a lady who

Stop blackmailing constituted authority, group warns UNICAL Ex-Bursar

A Civil society group, the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET)has warned those it said are attempting to destroy the peace at the University of Calabar to desist from doing so or risk being exposed. The group accused the ex-bursar of the institution, Mr Peter Agi of being behind various attempts to blackmail

Suicide bombers attack Maiduguri, ’11 killed’

At least 11 persons were killed as suicide bombers attacked Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on Thursday night, witnesses and security sources said. Nine suicide bombers were among the dead, they said. Multiple explosions echoed across the city at about 11 p.m. on Thursday as three female suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts near Muna

How top NNPC officials, foreign oil companies, rip Nigeria off through refining of crude

Declining revenue from oil many not be due to the result of activities of militants in the Niger Delta alone as the Federal Government and Nigerians believe. Nigerian Times investigations show that senior officials of the state owned oil behemoth, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), have been helping themselves with proceeds from the 450,000

Anxiety persists as court defers judgment in Apo Six killing

Ishaq Bello, justice of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court, has deferred judgment in the case of policemen accused of killing six traders in the Apo district of Abuja in 2005. The judge had scheduled judgment for Monday, but he later communicated an adjournment of the matter to both the prosecution and the defence

Nigerian govt says it ‘sacked’ Justice Ngwuta’s lead prosecutor

The Federal Government says the National Prosecution Coordination Committee (NPCC) sacked Charles Adeogun-Philips, the lead prosecutor in the suit against Supreme Court judge, Justice Sylvester Ngwuta for unprofessional conduct. Salisu Isah, Special Adviser on Media to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, revealed this in a statement on Sunday in

Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug haven. According to Africa Review, some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were

Ex-NNPC boss N3.04 billion loot: Columnist, Kperogi, slams Buhari’s anti-corruption war

Columnist and academic, Farooq Kperogi, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari-led government’s anti-corruption war. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES, the journalism professor said the government’s anti-corruption war was driven largely by propaganda as none of those alleged to have embezzled public funds in the president’s cabinet had been investigated. Reacting to the recovery of N3.04

Apo Six: Killer police officers to know fate Monday

The five police officers found culpable in the alleged extrajudicial killings of six Apo traders in 2005, will on Monday know their fate as Justice Ishaq Bello of the FCT High Court will deliver judgment. Danjuma Ibrahim, Othman Abdulsalami, now at large; Nicholas Zakaria, Ezekiel Acheneje, Baba Emmanuel, and Sadiq Salami were alleged to have

Gunmen raid Kogi police station, kill two officers

Some gunmen attacked a police station at Eika community in Okehi local government area of Kogi state in the early hours of Friday, killing two policemen and a detainee. According to NAN, the bandits invaded the station around 1am and immediately opened fire on policemen on duty. The heavily armed hoodlums, said to be about

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