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Ex-Naval chief loses N1.8b to govt

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The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered the forfeiture of N1.8 billion recovered from a former Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Dele Ezeoba.

Justice Muslim Hassan ruled on an application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) praying for a permanent forfeiture of the N1, 825,000,000 allegedly diverted fraudulently by the one-time air chief.

The anti-graft agency said the money was traced to the account of a company, Aquila Leasing Limited.... more

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A report from a Russian online cyber security firm, Kaspersky, has observed that North Korean hackers are allegedly attacking banks in 18 countries, including Nigeria.

The organisation noted in its report that this could be regarded as the biggest bank heists in world history.

Banks and security researchers have previously identified four similar cyber-heists attempt on financial institutions in Bangladesh, Ecuador, the Philippines and Vietnam.... more

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An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has barred a pastor, Victor Ekejiuba, from his matrimonial home for one year to save his wife, Caroline, from “unending battering and physical assaults”.... more
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Posted By: PRECIOUS DIKEWOHAon: April 06, 2017In: EducationNo Comments PrintShare0Tweet0Is Rivers varsity’s N1.3b ‘missing’?


All is  not well at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (IAUE) in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital where the the immediate past Vice Chancellor (VC), Prof. Rosemond Green-Osahogulu, and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)-IAUE Chairman, Dr. Ugochukwu Agi are battling over allegations of misppropriation of N1.3billion.

Agi is accusing the former VC of  not accounting for N1.3 billion during her tenure. But Green-Osahogulu, who has returned to the university as a lecturer, denied the allegations,  claiming that many of  those she helped during her tenure were now calling for her head.... more

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Nigeria’s airports record 15.2m passengers in 2016 - NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that a total of 15,232, 597 passengers travelled through Nigeria’s airports in 2016.

The NBS which disclosed this figure in a report on “Fourth Quarter 2016 and Full Year 2016 Air Transportation Data” released in Abuja, stated that 72 per cent were domestic passengers.

The report stated that 72 per cent were domestic passengers, travelling within Nigeria, and the remaining 28 per cent were international, entering or leaving Nigeria.... more

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NEITI urges govt to recover $22b, N316b from NNPC

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A report on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its subsidiaries has shown that $22 billion is yet to be remitted to the treasury by the oil giant.
The government should recover the cash, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said yesterday.
Its Executive Secretary, Waziri Adio, told reporters in Abuja at an interactive session that “audits of the oil and gas sector carried out by NEITI show that the NNPC and its upstream arm, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), have failed to remit $21.778 billion and N316.074 billion to the Federation Account”.... more

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Oyegun calls for ceasefire as Saraki demands respect

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has called for ceasefire, in what he described as “the kind of abuse being used on one institution of government or the other, even among principal parties of these institutions”.
Oyegun made the appeal yesterday after a closed door meeting between the leadership of the party and its Senate caucus.
But Senate President Bukola Saraki demanded respect for the Senate and its leadership, saying some people should not ridicule the Senate just to further their selfish interests.... more

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UK law to expose Nigerian property, accounts owners

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Fed Govt: no safe haven for corrupt officials

Nigerians of “questionable characters” who own property in the United Kingdom (UK) were put on notice yesterday — they will soon be unmasked.
A criminal finances bill that will introduce the concept of “Unexplained Wealth Orders” is in the works. It is designed to close a loophole which has left the authorities powerless to seize property from overseas criminals, unless such individuals are first convicted in their country of origin.
Property suspected to belong to corrupt politicians, tax evaders and criminals could be seized by enforcement agencies under the proposed laws aimed at tackling London’s reputation as a haven for looted funds.
The Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption hinted of the law yesterday in New York, United States (U.S.) through its Executive Secretary, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye.... more

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Police parades 19 criminal suspects in Abia

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Police parades 19 criminal suspects in Abia

…To pay N1m for whistle blower on Crimes

The Abia state government says it will commence the payment of the sum of N1 million on any whistle blower who helps in giving information that would lead to solving heinous crimes in the state.

Speaking with newsmen in Umuahia while parading nineteen suspected criminals, the Commissioner of Police (CP) Leye Oyebade said that the state security council meeting resolved to give that sum to any whistle blower on crimes.... more

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Tuesday arraigned one Haruna Adamu, in a Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged possession and distribution of 1.2kg of cocaine.The prosecution alleged that the defendant sometime in March, conspired under the bridge at Mabushi, Abuja, with one Safianu, now at large, to commit the said crime.
Adamu’s charge was read by an interpreter and he pleaded not guilty.
The defendant told the court that he only carried the said Safianu in his taxi and that he knew nothing about the cocaine.
Ms Hameedat Umar, the counsel to the defendant, prayed the court to grant her client bail on health grounds.
“I humbly apply that the court should consider the plight of the defendant and grant him bail.
“He is epileptic and even fell down recently and has not been able to use his right hand since then.”
The prosecuting counsel, Mr Mike Kassa, told the court that the NDLEA had wanted to release him based on his health condition, but no one to stand as surety for him.
Kassa further told the court that the defendant was taken to the National Hospital, but the agency could not afford the bill given by the hospital for his treatment.
The judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, admitted the defendant to bail on recognition of his counsel and adjourned the matter till May 16.
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