There was palpable apprehension over the weekend, at Okebaale area of Osogbo, the Osun state capital, as students of the Osun State University, UNIOSUN, took to the streets in a protest, over alleged incessant harassment by members of the police.
They had alleged that police officers from the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), constantly raid their hostels, taking their belongings and arresting the students who, only get freed after parting with huge sums of money.
The students barricaded the roads, while chanting […]
The umbrella union that regulate and represent the affairs of film actors in Nigeria and abroad has addressed recent news of Seun Egbegbe who allegedly stole iPhones at the popular Computer Village.
Tope Babayemi, Interim Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Lagos chapter on Friday described the alleged theft of nine iPhones by Oluwaseun Olasunkanmi as shameful.
Babayemi said that the law must take its course if he is tried and found guilty.
Olasunkanmi popularly known as “Seun Egbegbe’’ was alleged to […]
A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has suspended a former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.
This suspension of Omisore and other PDP chieftains is contained in a statement issued on Friday and signed by Chairman, Mr. Soji Adagunodo and the Secretary, Mr. Bola Ajao.
Apart from Omisore, the Adagunodo-led executive also suspended the chairman of the other faction of the party, Dr. Bayo Faforiji; Bunmi Jenyo; Chief Ojo Williams […]
According to reports, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olusola Oyewole, as well as the school’s Pro-Chancellor, Adeseye Ogunlewe, have been arraigned in court on an 18-count charge of financial misappropriation.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday arraigned the two officials, alongside the bursar of FUNAAB, Moses Ilesanmi.
The three suspects, who were driven to the court by EFCC operatives in a Nissan Urvan bus, entered the dock at High Court 6 in Abeokuta, Ogun […]
Aviation unions suspend industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices
Aviation trade unions have suspended their industrial action against Caverton Helicopters over alleged anti-labour practices.
Mr Olayinka Abioye, General Secretary, the National Union of Air Transport Employees, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lagos.
Abioye said the unions had suspended the action following an invitation by the airline’s management to them to come for a meeting.
He said: “Now we are preparing for a meeting with the management and we are looking forward to […]
A 52-year-old bus conductor, Segun Awogbemi, who allegedly raped his landlady, was on Thursday docked at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The accused, who lives in Saidatu Street, Oregun in Ikeja, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and rape.
The prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the accused and others at large committed the offences on Oct. 9 at about 9:00 p.m. in his residence.
Ayorinde told the court that the accused and his accomplices conspired and raped […]
According to reports, the Senate and the House of Representatives have instituted probes into the alleged vandalism of two vessels belonging to Lifeline Maritime Nigeria Limited and Braza Oil Nigeria Limited.
The Senate yesterday mandated its Committee on Ethics and Privileges and Public Petitions to look into a petition of the firms’ legal adviser, Mike Ozekhome Chambers, who said the Nigerian Navy refused to release his clients’ coastal tankers in Warri.
Ozekhome said the Nigerian Navy refused to release the vessel to […]
Delta state Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has sacked his Senior Special Assistant on Protocol, Mr. Temple Mudi, for allegedly defrauding the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, of N250,000.
The Speaker, it was gathered in Government House, Asaba, yesterday was allegedly defrauded by Okowa’s sacked aide when he visited the Big Heart state for a public function.
Temple was said to have privately approached the Speaker and told him that ‘one of his convoy vehicles hit his Hilux van when […]
According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, FUNAAB, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.
A source at the commission told newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja that Oyewole was arrested for alleged financial fraud.
According to the source, the Vice Chancellor will be arraigned in court on Friday.
When contacted, the spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, declined comment on the issue.
“I don’t have that information yet,’’ he said.
Oyewole was invited by the commission […]
According to reports, the EFCC on Tuesday closed its case against former Taraba governor Rev. Jolly Nyame, who is standing trial before an FCT High Court on charges of N1.6bn fraud.
The EFCC’s counsel, Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told the court that the prosecution had decided this morning to close the case against the former governor.
In response, the lead defence counsel, Mr. Omosanya Popoola, said that he would file a “No case submission.”
“In view of the closure of the prosecution case, we […]
It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday re-arraigned an ally of a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, Jide Omokore, and others on nine counts of criminal diversion of about $1.6bn alleged to be part of proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.
Omokore was re-arraigned before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba alongside Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, and David Mbanefo.
Two of Omokore’s companies, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited, were […]