• Court declines making order on frozen $15.5m linked to Patience Jonathan

    Court declines making order on frozen $15.5m linked to Patience Jonathan

    Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court Lagos, on Tuesday, refused to restrain a brother judge from taking steps in relation to the frozen 15.5 million dollars allegedly belonging to Patience Jonathan.

    Idris declined an application by counsel to the former first lady, Mr Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN), who sought an order to restrain Justice Babs Kuewumi from taking further steps on the frozen sum.

    Adedipe had urged the court to stop Kuewumi from making any forfeiture orders, in respect of the […]

  • Obanikoro linked to Diezani’s N400m poll sluch cash in fresh EFCC probe

    Obanikoro linked to Diezani’s N400m poll sluch cash in fresh EFCC probe

    A former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who was recently granted administrative bail by the anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been allegedly fingered in a new N400m scam.

    Highly placed EFCC sources said on Sunday that Obanikoro might be invited again soon to explain his alleged role in the scam.

    The ex-minister, who returned from the United States on October 17, spent three weeks at the Abuja office of the EFCC for allegedly receiving […]

  • EFCC traces N22m to firm linked to Fani-Kayode

    EFCC traces N22m to firm linked to Fani-Kayode

    It was gathered that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating a company, ICON Environmental Cleaners, said to have link to the former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.

    A top operative of the commission, on Tuesday, said the operatives of the commission had traced N22m to the firm during investigation.

    It was further gathered that operatives of the anti-graft agency were screening documents received from a bank to ascertain the role of one Mr. Oke in the transaction.

    The source said […]

  • 13 per cent infant deaths linked to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF

    13 per cent infant deaths linked to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF

    The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that low exclusive breast feeding and inappropriate complementary feeding was responsible for increasing rate of stunted growth among children in Nigeria.

    Making a presentation at a workshop on child malnutrition at Ibadan, the UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, Mrs Ada Ezeogu, added that 33% of children are already stunted following reports by the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHNS) survey of 2015.

    She further explained that children who are exclusively breastfed including with the right complementary […]