Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Customs Arrests Three Fake Job Syndicates

The Calabar Free Trade Zone in Cross River and Akwa Ibom Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested three suspected job syndicates.

The Customs Area Controller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command, Mrs. Patience Burromvyat, said the suspects were arrested this month in Calabar.

Money Ritual: "My Husband Employed Imam To Have Sex With Me For 3 Days" – Wife

A divorce seeking wife has accused her husband of employing an Islamic preacher to have sex with her for money-making ritual purposes.

The woman, Musilimotu Olashuyi, 48, claimed that she introduced her husband, Gbenga Olashuyi, 55, to the unnamed Alfa because she used to frequent his mosque for prayers.

Judge Issues Default Judgment Against Akon

Akon's learning the hard way that giving the cold shoulder never pays, especially when it comes to lawsuits, cause now he's gotta cough up tons of dough.

Akon's been ordered to pay $164,786.99 to a company that leased him some space on the 66th floor of the Empire State Building for his fashion line, Aliaune Milano, this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.

Court orders final forfeiture of penthouses linked to Allison-Madueke

A Federal High Court on Wednesday in Lagos ordered final forfeiture of two penthouses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

On December 5, 2017, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ordered an interim forfeiture of the properties after an ex parte (without notice) application was argued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Wales boss Ryan Giggs urges Aaron Ramsey to resolve Arsenal future

Wales boss Ryan Giggs wants Aaron Ramsey to decide his future as soon as possible, amid protracted talks over a new Arsenal contract.

The 27-year-old’s deal expires at the end of next season but discussions over an extension have seemingly stalled.

There are reports Ramsey is keen for a pay rise that would put him in the same bracket as Arsenal’s highest earners, including Mesut Ozil and January signings Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Law School hijab issue: Court restrains House of Reps from holding public hearing

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has restrained the House of Representatives from conducting a planned public hearing on the hijab controversy between the Nigerian Law School and Ms Firdrusa Abdulsalam.

Justice Anwuli Chikere gave the order on Wednesday in her ruling on an application filed by a coalition of legal practitioners seeking to stop the public hearing.

Guest shoots groom to death on wedding day

A bridegroom in New Delhi has been killed by a stray bullet after a member of his wedding party opened fire to celebrate the occasion, police said Wednesday.

Deepak Kumar, 21, was shot while leading the party to his bride’s home in the Indian capital on Tuesday evening.

Ghana vows to ‘account for every single bar of gold’ leaving the country

In a bid to bring accountability and transparency to economic management of resources, the Ghanaian government has vowed to account for every single bar of gold leaving the country.

It also promised to end smuggling by tightening controls, and ensure that 50% of total gold output is locally refined in the next five years.

I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated - INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he has passed the stage where he can be intimidated.
In a chat with The Interview, Yakubu vowed not to bow to pressure.
He said this in light of concerns about voter registration and accusations by politicians that INEC could not be trusted to conduct free and fair elections.

Money Laundering: EFCC Docks Dariye Son, Nanle Miracle for N1.5bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, arraigned Nanle Miracle Dariye, son of former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, on a 6-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N1.5billion before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Dariye was arraigned alongside Apartment le Paradis, a hotel where he was a director.

Angola exempts 61 countries from visa rule

The nationals of 61 countries travelling to Angola will be granted visas on arrival, state-owned media confirmed Tuesday.

Rádio Nacional de Angola (RNA) said the visitors will only need to submit their accommodation and subsistence means to get the tourism visa in Luanda.

Police Woman Battered While Attempting To Arrest Sex Worker In Lagos

A police sergeant attached to Zone D Command in Mushin, Ihuoma Njoku was battered while she went to a popular hotel to perform her lawful duty and attempted to arrest a sex worker in Lagos. It was gathered that Ihuoma was attacked by a sex worker, a 25-year old Cherish John who tore her uniform and bathed her with a glass of beer she was drinking during the scuffle.

Businessman Loses $200,000 To FG After Concealing It On His Way To Dubai

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 convicted one Moghalu Maduakonam on one-count charge of money laundering preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Maduakonam, a business man, was arrested sometime in February 2013 by operatives of the EFCC for transporting in cash in the sum of $200,000 (Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), about 72 million naira, while boarding an Ethiopian Airline from Nigeria to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The money is above the threshold of $10,000 allowed by law for an individual.

Scammer Builds Hotel In Lagos After Duping Lady With Fake Dollar Trick

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, on Tuesday, February 28, 2018, arraigned the duo of Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle before Justice Joyce Abdulmalik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on a two-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

The defendants were arraigned following a petition submitted to the Commission by a complainant, alleging that they masterminded the infamous dollar scheme to entrap her.

‘The kidnappers came in military uniform’ — lucky Dapchi schoolgirls recount ordeal

No one knew it was going to be a sad day at school. The blackboard, facing the empty class in ‘Tech 3A’, still bore, in the teacher’s handwriting, 19/2/18. The topic, ‘Weathering’, which they learnt in geography class that day has not yet been erased from the board. And so is their memory of the attack.

At about 5.30pm that Monday, the whistle for the dinner blew. According to the similar accounts of seven girls who spoke to TheCable, the students rushed to the dining to have their meal. The food on the menu was maize and baobab soup.

APC endorses President Buhari for second term

The national executive committee of Nigeria’s ruling party has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to seek a second term in an election next year, two senior party sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

Buhari, who took office in May 2015, has not yet said whether he intends to seek re-election. The 75-year-old leader spent five months on medical leave in Britain last year for an unspecified ailment, raising questions about his ability to run Africa’s most populous nation.

Arsene Wenger tightlipped on Arsenal future

Arsene Wenger on Wednesday refused to confirm whether he will be in charge at Arsenal next season as he prepares for a match against Manchester City just days after their League Cup humiliation against Pep Guardiola’s team.

The Frenchman has come under fire from Gunners fans since an abject display in Sunday’s 3-0 hammering at Wembley.

U.S. places new sanctions on Boko Haram, leader

The United States government has imposed new sanctions on the terror group, Boko Haram, and its factional leader, Mus’ab al-Barnawi.
The new sanctions by the U.S. Treasury Department targets the Islamic State and its affiliate networks around the world.

Church razed as Anambra teacher marries sister

A mathematics teacher in a secondary school in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe, has married his 17-year-old sister, claiming that God told him to do so.

Speaking with our correspondent on Saturday, Ezeibekwe said he had a revelation where God told him to marry his sibling.

Cultism: Five feared killed as thugs, police battle in Mushin

No fewer than five people including a policeman are feared killed in cult-related violence on Monday and yesterday.
Two traders were killed inside Ladipo International Market on Monday evening by suspected cultists. A policeman, a hoodlum and a pupil died during a clash at Idi-Oro.  It was gathered that the policemen was stabbed to death.

Why suspect wants to implicate me, by politician

A businessman, Chief Sunday Adeyemo (aka Sunday Igboho) yesterday explained why a suspect, Adeola Williams, (aka Ade Lawyer) wanted to implicate him in some killings in Lagos.

Ade Lawyer was arrested with former Lagos State council of the National Union Road of Transport Workers (NURTW) chairman, Alhaji Rafiu Akanni Olohunwa for allegedly killing Ganiyu Ayinla, aide to NURTW Chairman in Idumota, Azeez Lawal (aka Kunle Poly).

I rob because many people in government steal – Suspect

I rob because many people in government steal — Suspect lailasnews

Two suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the Niger State Police Command. The suspects claimed they decided to go into robbery because the country is in recession and that people in the government also steal.

The suspects identified as Shehu Bida and Bello Mallam, were arrested in Talba Estate, Bida town in the Bida Local Government Area of the state. And according to them the “government did not provide any job for people.”

Buhari directs ministers to inaugurate boards of parastatals

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all ministers to inaugurate the boards of various parastatals under their supervision.
The president issued this directive on Monday through a circular signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

Egypt’s popular Singer, Sherine jailed 6 months over her comment on Nile River

Egypt’s popular Singer,  Sherine jailed 6 months over her comment on Nile River

An Egyptian court has sentenced one of the country’s top singers to six months in prison over a comment she made about the River Nile.

The singer Sherine was not in court and can appeal the sentence.

Winter Olympics: Team Nigeria returns from Pyeonchang

Nigeria’s ambassadors to the just concluded 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea, have arrived back to the country.

The quartet of Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Omeoga Akuoma and Simidele Adeagbo arrived on Tuesday night and as expected were treated to a rousing welcome.

China Bank, UBA sign $100m loan for SMEs in Africa

United Bank for Africa (UBA) and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, has announced the signing of a $100 million seven-year loan agreement to finance the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.

The $100 million loan will enhance UBA’s capacity to provide access to finance to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the 19 African countries where UBA currently operates.

Kaduna Crisis, Death Toll Rises To 12

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar, said on Tuesday 18 suspects have been arrested and 12 people confirmed dead in the three- hour crisis that engulfed Kasuwan Magani town, Kajuru local government area of the state on Monday.

Addressing journalists after a fact- finding and assessment visit to the area, the police commissioner vowed that no stone would be left unturned in unraveling the immediate and remote causes of the crisis.

Scandal: Weinstein Company To File For Bankruptcy

The Weinstein Company has been left with 'no choice' but to file for bankruptcy following the alleged Hollywood sex scandal surrounding film producer Harvey Weinstein.

According to reports, last-ditch efforts to sell the company have ended in failure.

Student Attacks Classmate For Revealing HIV Status

A 17-year-old girl from Kakamega county facing charges of assault and causing grievous harm has told the court the victim pushed her to action through continuous mockery over her HIV status.

The girl who is a form one student at a school in Likuyani Sub-County is accused of attacking and hurting her 14-year-old classmate on February 5, 2018 before disappearing.

Dapchi Schoolgirls: PDP Insists Buhari Must Visit Yobe To Show True Leadership

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to show true “leadership by visiting troubled Dapchi, Yobe state.”

PDP urged Buhari to “halt the feasting with the All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains in Aso Villa” and visit the area to get first hand information on the “circumstances surrounding the abduction of the 110 school girls under his watch.”

"Why I Refused To Sign The Peace Corps Bill" - President Buhari Reveals

Buhari noted that security concerns and financial burden of funding the organisation are his reasons for his action.

He stated this in a letter he sent to the House of Representatives which was read during plenary on Tuesday (27/02/2018) by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara.