Bolanle Olabimtan

    Magu asks IGP for bail — after four days in custody

Magu asks IGP for bail — after four days in custody

Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has applied to Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, to be released on bail. In a letter dated July 10, 2020, Oluwatosin Ojaomo, Magu’s legal representative, asked the IGP to grant bail to his client on “self recognisance” Magu was arrested on Monday and whisked to the presidential villa [...]

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    Ondo assembly asks chief judge to set up panel to probe deputy governor

Ondo assembly asks chief judge to set up panel to probe deputy governor

The Ondo state house of assembly has asked Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, chief judge of the state, to set up a panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor. Ajayi defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and he has indicated interest to run against Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the governor, in October. The [...]

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    EXTRA: Man ordered to sweep court premises for stealing food

EXTRA: Man ordered to sweep court premises for stealing food

A magistrate court in Life Camp, Abuja, has ordered Yusuf Muazu, a 30-year-old labourer, to sweep the court premises for three hours for stealing a bowl of food and a cup of cold water. According to Peter Ejike, the prosecutor and an assistant superintendent of police, FCT Command, Muazu had sneaked into a compound in Life Camp and made his way [...]

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    ‘$25,000 bribery’: EFCC fails to produce cash evidence against Shehu Sani

‘$25,000 bribery’: EFCC fails to produce cash evidence against Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC ) has failed to produce evidence in its alleged bribery case against Shehu Sani, the senator who represented Kaduna central between 2015 and 2019. When the case was called on Thursday, Abba Mohammed, counsel to the EFCC, told the court that the material evidence they planned to rely on is not available. He said the [...]

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    Court rejects Okorocha’s request to stop EFCC probe

Court rejects Okorocha’s request to stop EFCC probe

A federal high court in Abuja has refused an application brought by Rochas Okorocha, ex-governor of Imo state, seeking to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating him on alleged financial violations. The Imo state government had set up a panel to review all financial transactions of the state during the eight-year administration of Okorocha, now a senator. On [...]

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    APC chieftain asks court to dissolve Buni-led caretaker committee

APC chieftain asks court to dissolve Buni-led caretaker committee

Lateef Arigbaruwo, a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Lagos state, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Lagos seeking to dissolve the caretaker committee of the party. At the national executive council (NEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Adams Oshiomhole-led national working committee (NWC) of the party was dissolved and Mai-Mala Buni, governor [...]

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    $9.7m seized by EFCC was part of the gifts I received after my tenure, ex-NNPC MD tells court

$9.7m seized by EFCC was part of the gifts I received after my tenure, ex-NNPC MD tells court

Andrew Yakubu, former group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has told a federal high court in Abuja that the monies seized from him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), were gifts he received after he left public service. The EFCC had in February 2017 recovered $9.7 million and £74,000 from his property in Kaduna. He was [...]

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    Shehu Sani: ‘Magu boys’ is the vicious cult that runs EFCC

Shehu Sani: ‘Magu boys’ is the vicious cult that runs EFCC

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has accused Ibrahim Magu, suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), of running a “cult” in the agency. Following a memo by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), in which Magu was accused of grave misconduct, the anti-graft chairman was arrested and detained on Monday. He appeared before a panel [...]

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    DSS appeals judgment awarding N10m to man detained for using Hanan Buhari’s previous phone line

DSS appeals judgment awarding N10m to man detained for using Hanan Buhari’s previous phone line

The Department of State Services (DSS) has filed an appeal challenging the judgement which awarded a N10 million fine against them for illegally detaining a man for using the previous phone line of President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter. Anthony Okolie was arrested in July 2019 in Asaba, and upon his release, he sued the DSS, MTN and Hanan Buhari, demanding compensation of N500 [...]

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    Judge’s absence stalls Wadume’s ‘terrorism’ trial

Judge’s absence stalls Wadume’s ‘terrorism’ trial

The trial of Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been stalled owing to the absence of Binta Nyako, the presiding judge. The case was scheduled to come up on Tuesday for the continuation of trial. However, the court registrar informed lawyers and litigants that the judge was attending a meeting and would not be available to preside over [...]

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    Ondo deputy governor sues state assembly over impeachment plot

Ondo deputy governor sues state assembly over impeachment plot

Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of Ondo state, has filed a suit before a federal high court in Abuja to stop the alleged impeachment move by the state house of assembly. Ajayi is at loggerheads with Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of the state. He resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ajayi may be contesting [...]

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    With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

With COVID-19 raging, China reports suspected case of deadly bubonic plague

The Chinese government says it has confirmed a suspected case of another infectious disease known as the bubonic plague. This development comes a few months after the first outbreak of COVID-19 was reported in Wuhan, China. According to Xinhua news agency, one suspected case was reported in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The health commission said the plague was diagnosed in a herdsman [...]

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    Yahaya Bello sets up committees for implementation of livestock transformation plan

Yahaya Bello sets up committees for implementation of livestock transformation plan

The Kogi state government has set up committees for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). The federal government had introduced NLTP as a way of addressing farmers-herders crisis. In September 2019, NEC had proposed a budget of N100 billion for the implementation of the NLTP, with the federal government providing 80 percent of the fund and the remaining being [...]

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    ‘192 almajiri children’ test positive for COVID-19 in Kano

‘192 almajiri children’ test positive for COVID-19 in Kano

The Kano state government says 192 almajiri children have tested positive for the coronavirus. During the COVID-19 briefing at the government house on Thursday, Muhammad Kiru, the state’s commissioner for education, said part of those who tested positive returned from other states. While a total of 244 almajiri children were received, Kiru said the state has successfully repatriated 1,183 children to other [...]

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    ‘N700m fraud’: Absence of judge stalls Ize-Iyamu’s trial

‘N700m fraud’: Absence of judge stalls Ize-Iyamu’s trial

The trial of Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, has been stalled due to the absence of Umar Garba, the trial judge. Although Ize-Iyamu was also absent from court, Peter Uwadiae, his counsel was present. Lucky Imasuen, former deputy governor of Edo state who is the second defendant in the case, was also seen [...]

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    APC crisis: Oshiomhole’s opponents withdraw suit seeking his suspension

APC crisis: Oshiomhole’s opponents withdraw suit seeking his suspension

A suit seeking the removal of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been withdrawn. On March 4, Danlami Senchi, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Jabi, Abuja, ordered the suspension of Oshiomhole in the interim following an application filed by Oluwale Afolabi, counsel to the plaintiffs. On June 16, the court [...]

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