Dyepkazah Shibayan

    ‘He operates 51 Nigerian bank accounts’ — Magu says Mompha’s arrest an achievement

‘He operates 51 Nigerian bank accounts’ — Magu says Mompha’s arrest an achievement

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha and Hamza Koudeih, his associate, is a landmark achievement.Mompha was arrested in Abuja on October 18 while Koudeih was arrested in Lagos state on Tuesday.Mompha and Koudeih are alleged to have been involved in internet-related fraud and money [...]

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    FG won’t allow hate speech become free speech, says Lai

FG won’t allow hate speech become free speech, says Lai

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the federal government will not allow hate speech become free speech.Mohammed was speaking on the plan of the government to regulate social media.On Tuesday, the minister said many Nigerians have asked the government to sanitise the social media space.Speaking at the annual lecture of FRCN in Abuja on Thursday, he said only [...]

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    Maina opened 12 accounts in my bank, says witness

Maina opened 12 accounts in my bank, says witness

Mairo Muhammed Bashir, a bank business manager, says Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), opened 12 accounts in her bank for himself and family.She said besides his wife, Maina opened accounts for Fauzial, Fareeda and Fadeela, his daughters.Maina is standing trial on 12 counts bordering money laundering. He was first arraigned on October 25, and he [...]

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    Tinubu’s loyalists hold ‘strategic meeting’ ahead of 2023

Tinubu’s loyalists hold ‘strategic meeting’ ahead of 2023

Some loyalists of Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), held the inaugural meeting of Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Network Vision in Akure, Ondo state capital, on Tuesday.At the meeting were Odele Akanni, national coordinator, Bola Ahmed Tinubu Network Vision; Sola Amodeni, former commissioner for physical planning and urban development in Ondo; Demola Ijabiyi, a former Ondo [...]

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    Lawan: FG borrowing to fund budgets because many agencies don’t deliver

Lawan: FG borrowing to fund budgets because many agencies don’t deliver

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the federal government has been borrowing to fund budgets because many revenue-generating agencies have been performing below expectation.Ezrel Tabiowo, special assistant (press) to the senate president, quoted Lawan as saying this while speaking at the third University of Benin/National Institute for legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) convocation ceremony.The senate president reportedly said national assembly through [...]

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    APC says PDP, Atiku planning to use foreign media to malign Nigerian judiciary

APC says PDP, Atiku planning to use foreign media to malign Nigerian judiciary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, are plotting to use foreign media to smear justices of the supreme court and the Nigerian judiciary.On September 11, the presidential election petitions tribunal dismissed the PDP's petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at the last general election.Thereafter, the opposition party [...]

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    ‘228’ inmates escape as flood hits prison in Kogi

‘228’ inmates escape as flood hits prison in Kogi

Two hundred and twenty-eight inmates have escaped from a medium federal correctional centre in Koton Karfe in Kogi after some parts of it collapsed owing to heavy flooding.NAN quoted Jafar Ahmed, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), as saying this while speaking with journalists in Koton Karfe on Monday.Ahmed said the walls of two cells and a perimeter fencing [...]

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    Kogi PDP: Yahaya Bello gifted Rolls Royce to monarch whose domain lacks good roads

Kogi PDP: Yahaya Bello gifted Rolls Royce to monarch whose domain lacks good roads

The campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi has taunted Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, for gifting a Rolls Royce to a traditional ruler in the state. The party said the domain of the monarch lacked motorable roads, describing the car gift as ''Greek gift''.It also said it is certain of victory in the forthcoming elections in [...]

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    Online reporters sent out of budget defence session at senate

Online reporters sent out of budget defence session at senate

Umar Kabir, clerk of the senate committee on special duties, walked out some reporters from a budget defence session on Friday.The reporters had gone to a hearing room where the budget defence of North-East Development Commission and National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and IDPs but Kabir said they could not be at the session.This is despite an invitation that had [...]

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    African Commission on Human Rights asks FG to probe issues raised in undercover report on Ikoyi Prison

African Commission on Human Rights asks FG to probe issues raised in undercover report on Ikoyi Prison

The African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights has charged the federal government to probe the allegations in the undercover report on the rot in the criminal justice system.In a three series report, the corruption in the system was exposed. From the police to prison warders to court officials.Adopting the pseudonym Ojo Olajumoke, Fisayo Soyombo, an investigative journalist, feigned an offence [...]

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    US jails 32-year-old Nigerian MBA holder 78 months for ‘cyber fraud’

US jails 32-year-old Nigerian MBA holder 78 months for ‘cyber fraud’

Olufolajimi Abegunde, a Nigerian residing in Atlanta, US, has been sentenced to 78 months in prison after he was convicted of cyber fraud in the US.A statement on the US department of justice website on Wednesday said Brian A. Benczkowski, assistant attorney-general of the criminal division, and D. Michael, an attorney in Dunavant of the western district of Tennessee, made [...]

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    NJC recommends four judges for supreme court

NJC recommends four judges for supreme court

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended four judges to President Muhammadu Buhari for elevation the supreme court.Soji Oye, NJC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.He listed the supreme court nominees as Adamu Jauro, Emmanuel Agim, C. Oseji and Helen Ogunwumiju.Oye said council also recommended the appointments of Tsoho John as substantive chief judge of the federal high [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did CIA predict Nigeria would collapse in 2015 as Jega said?

FACT CHECK: Did CIA predict Nigeria would collapse in 2015 as Jega said?

Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), made headlines on Wednesday when he made some claims.Jega was speaking at Tell magazine's 20 years of democracy conference in Abuja.The professor spoke on how there is a "trust deficit" in the electoral system and ways to bridge that gap.But he also said that the US Central Intelligence [...]

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    Polio eradication ‘means so much to Nigeria’

Polio eradication ‘means so much to Nigeria’

Emeka Offor, a philanthropist and Rotary International ambassador, says the eradication of polio means so much to Nigeria.Offor said this on Wednesday while speaking at the unveiling of a polio billboard by his foundation along airport road in Abuja.Nigeria has not recorded any polio case in recent times.The philanthropist said he is certain that the World Health Organisation (WHO) will [...]

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    Malami: 2.5% of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, private lawyers 

Malami: 2.5% of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, private lawyers 

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says 2.5 percent of recovered loot should be spent on logistics, operational costs and payments to consultants and private lawyers.Malami said this on Wednesday when he appeared before the senate judiciary committee to defend the 2020 budget of the ministry of justice.The minister told the lawmakers that significant progress had been made in [...]

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    Jega: If we don’t take care, CIA’s prediction on disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass

Jega: If we don’t take care, CIA’s prediction on disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass

Attahiru Jega, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says if  care is not taken, the prediction of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on the disintegration of Nigeria will come to pass.Jega said this on Wednesday while speaking at Tell Magazine's 20 years of democracy conference in Abuja.The tension in the buildup to the 2015 elections had [...]

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