Thursday, 30 April 2015

Igbinedion Gets 6-Year Jail Term For Laundering Edo State Govt's Money

Justice Muhammed Lima of Benin division of Federal High Court on Thursday sentenced Michael Igbinedion, son of Gabriel Igbinedion, a Benin based billionaire to six years imprisonment over alleged laundering of N25 billion fund belonging to Edo state government.

Justice Lima also sentenced Patrick Eboigbodin, an aide to the former governor Lucky Igbinedion to 20 years imprisonment, in addition to a fine of N250,000 on a 10-count charge.

Charly Boy To Ride Bike From Nigeria To China If Buhari Makes N1 Equal To $1

Lagos State Shuts Down 24 Religious Outfits For Causing Too Much Noise

The Lagos State government yesterday said at least 24 religious outfits were shut in year 2014 for contravening the State guidelines on noise pollution.

The state government further said the new Material Recovery Facility, would be established to capture the huge waste generated daily and boost the Waste-to-wealth programme in the state.

‘Boko Haram In Zimbabwe En Route South Africa’

Nigeria’s jihadist group, Boko Haram, is in Zimbabwe and could soon reach South Africa, reports the UK-based news outlet ZimEye, citing Zimbabwe’s national intelligence agency.

According to the Zimbabwean news website, the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) issued an intelligence report, warning that the Islamist militant group is in Zimbabwe en route to neighbouring South Africa.

Igbinedion Convicted Of Money Laundering

Michael Igbinedion, the younger brother of Lucky Igbinedion, a former governor of Edo state, was on 29th of April, convicted by a Federal High Court in Benin in a N25 billion money laundering case instituted against him and five others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.