There was mild drama at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, when the fourth witness called by the prosecution told the court that the sum of N650 million he got for a massive property in Maitama District of Abuja came directly to him from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, and not from One-plus Holdings Limited, belonging to a cousin of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert.
Recall that Azibaola and wife are facing charges preferred against them […]
It was gathered that the General Officer Commanding, 81 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Ebenezer Oyefolu, on Saturday promised to enhance the security of lives and property within the division’s area of responsibility.
According to a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel, in Lagos, the GOC said his watchword was work hard and pray hard.
The statement said: “The GOC who just assumed duty as the 81 Division Commander, said with God on […]
Sokoto Prince and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Alhaji Shehu Malami, may have to appear in person before the Supreme Court to clear the air on a controversy surrounding his legal representation and the elder statesman’s bid to withdraw from a pending appeal at the apex court concerning a two-wing duplex property built on Plot 1809 Asokoro, Abuja by a Nigerian-American businessman, Mr Imokhuede Ohikhuare.
Ambassador Malami’s personal appearance at the Supreme Court could become inevitable at the next hearing […]
There are strong indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC was intensifying moves to gather evidence against the former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, for a possible prosecution.
A top operative of the commission said on Friday that the leadership of the commission had initiated a discreet probe of the former First Lady in a bid to assemble evidence against her in the event of her prosecution as a fallout of the commission’s decision to freeze $20m traced to her.
Godsday Orubebe, ex-minister of Niger Delta, on Wednesday approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja to set aside judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal that convicted him for non-declaration of an asset.
The notice of appeal filed on October 12, was made available to newsmen by lead counsel to the appellant, Selekeowei Larry (SAN).
Danladi Umar, Chairman of the tribunal, delivering the judgment on October 4, ordered the forfeiture of the asset, a plot of land located in Asokoro part of the […]
It was gathered that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said on Sunday that his recent clearance by the Code of Conduct Bureau had laid to rest the controversy over his property in Dubai, the United Arab Emirate.
The army chief had been a target of scathing criticism when the news of the property said to be worth a whooping sum of about $1.5m hit the public space earlier in the year.
But Buratai was among 15 former and serving […]
Enugu State Government is set to amend its Criminal Code to provide for the seizure of any property used as a hideout by kidnappers, the Commissioner for Information, Dr Godwin Udeuhele, has said.
Briefing Newsmen on Saturday in Enugu on the outcome of the state executive council meeting held late Friday, Udeuhele said the move was to deter kidnappers.
He said the council had empowered the Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice to forward an amendment bill of the state’s criminal law […]
The acting Managing Director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, Richard Esin, has sought the assistance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in the recovery of bad debts totalling over N70 million owed by some property developers.
Esin, who led a delegation on a courtesy visit to the Commission’s acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, on Wednesday, August 18, 2016, in Abuja, said: “We seek the kind assistance of the Commission on the recovery of the funds to the […]
A fire outbreak on Sunday night destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira at the old market in Sokoto.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fire, which started around 10.00 pm lasted for about three hours before it was put off by firemen, traders and Good Samaritans, including Gov. Aminu Tambuwal.
The market, locally known as Kasuwar Dan-Jabalu, is reputed for selling clothing materials, foot wears and jewelleries, as well as exchange of foreign currencies.
A cross section of […]
Fatoki community in the Egan, Igando area of Lagos State, has been deserted, after no fewer than 100 gunmen attacked the area in a three-day onslaught.
It was learnt that during the siege, the gunmen, suspected to be militants, shot three residents and looted shops and homes in the community.
Aside carting away drinks, including herbs, the men reportedly stole generators, televisions, laptops and refrigerators.
It was learnt that the robbers entered into the community through the waterways.
Our correspondent gathered that the community […]
The trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh, continued on Tuesday before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja with the prosecution witness, Mustapha Yerima, further stating how he was pressured by the defendants to claim the property allegedly acquired with the proceeds of crime.
Badeh is standing trial alongside Iyalikam Nigeria Limited for allegedly abusing his office as Chief of Defense Staff by using the dollar equivalent […]