Barrister Obong Ini Ekpo was shot on both legs by the gunmen at his home on Thursday.
Meet the fisherman who gave kidnappers the information that led to the abduction of staff and students of the Nigerian Turkish College in Isheri few days ago.
According to police investigation, the suspect 34-year-old Tokhi Okoda reportedly gave detail information about the school to some Ijaw kidnappers living in the creeks.
A United States (U.S.) Appeals Court has dismissed Senator Buruji Kashamu’s complaint that U.S. agents’ attempt to arrest him in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) would constitute “an attempted abduction”.
A report in Washington Post yesterday said the ruling was given on Monday by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Kashamu, in April 2015, filed a suit asking a district court to prevent his “abduction abroad by U.S. authorities”.
Chicago prosecutors accused Kashamu of heading a heroin trafficking ring in the 1990s. The senator argues that prosecutors want his dead brother instead.
A dozen people long ago pleaded guilty in the case, including Piper Kerman, whose memoir was adapted for a Netflix hit show , “Orange is the New Black.”
THREE former ministers are to face trial over the $470million Lagos and Abuja Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) contract – if the government accepts a committee’s recommendation.
The House of Representatives adhoc committee’s report indicted the ministers who served between 2010 and 2014 in the Ministry of Police Affairs, which handled the project during the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The ministers – Alhaji Adamu Waziri, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (retd) and Alhaji Jelili Adesiyan – as well as a former Permanent Secretary of the defunct ministry, Mr. James Obeigbu, allegedly mismanaged funds meant for the installation of the cameras.
The chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ahmed Yerima, tabled the report yesterday, but its debate was put off till next week. This is the second time this week that the report has been stood down.
Among others, the report recommends that:
Mrs Ada Ugo-Ngali, the Managing Director of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd, was on Thursday sent to jail for 10 years for defrauding the Federal Government of N754 million in oil subsidy transactions.
Justice Lateefa Okunnu of an Ikeja High Court handed down the verdict, the first conviction since the massive oil subsidy fraud trial allegedly perpetuated by oil marketers began in 2012.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Walter Wagbatsoma, Ugo-Ngadi’s co-defendant and the Chairman of Ontario Oil and Gas Ltd, was absent in court for the judgment.
THE Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) yesterday handed over 40 recovered vehicles coveted by retired directors and assistant directors at the Federal Ministry of Water Resources.
One of the directors carted away five vehicles.
But ICPC said the affected retired public officers would face the law after investigation.
Its Chairman, Mr. Ekpo Nta, said the vehicles were recovered by a crack team led by the commission’s Director of Asset Tracing, Mr. Frank Nanakumo.
Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) chairman Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday faulted a statement by Kaduna Central Senator Shehu Sani, that the Buhari administration is treating corruption in government with “deodorant”.
Sagay said Sani’s comments were a political statement.
He accused the senator of fighting his own political “battles” which influence his views.
Academic Staff Union of Universities-Lagos State University (ASUU-LASU) chapter Chairman, Dr Isaac Akinloye Oyewunmi, is being investigated for alleged corruption. Some ASUU members are calling for the sack of leadership over alleged incompetence.
Is the Academic Staff Union of Universities-Lagos State University (ASUU-LASU) polarised?
THE Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday heard how former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd), allegedly diverted part of the N21 billion he stole from the Nigeria Air Force (NAF).
An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) investigator, Tosin Owobo, said Amosu laundered the money through various oil and gas companies.
Owobo, an Assistant Detective Superintendent at EFCC, was testifying for the prosecution in Amosu’s trial.
EFCC arraigned the former air chief along with a former NAF Chief of Accounts and Budgeting, Air Vice Marshal Jacob Adigun and a former Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo.
On how part of the money was allegedly laundered, Owobo said in 2014, Air Marshal Amosu wrote to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) requesting for funds to provide maritime security.
The Federal Government is investigating sources of “subversive messages” on President Muhammadu Buhari’s health.
Purveyors of such messages will face “the full wrath of the law”, the government said yesterday.
For the second time in one week, the social media was yesterday awash with rumours on the President’s state of health, creating the impression of an orchestration of the issue.
Last week, a photograph of the President watching television in a sitting room in London was made available by the Presidency, after it denied that the President had passed on.
Leicester City striker, Islam Slimani was disappointed after the exit of Algeria from the 2017 African Cup of Nations, and has shifted his focus to qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia.
Algeria need to win their next two fixtures in World Cup qualifying against Zambia to get their campaign back on track following their loss to Nigeria last November and a drawn game against Cameroon.
Cristiano Ronaldo had to ask for an ambulance to help him home after a jinxed trip to a ski resort near Madrid with his girlfriend in his new £260,000 Lamborghini.
A tow truck is said to have removed his luxury sports car after he had to stop the vehicle because of wrist problems.
A Spanish showbiz website said he alerted police and a roadside assistance firm before hopping into the ambulance with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt alongside Jamaican 4×100 metres relay team have been formally stripped of their Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal after the disqualification of Nesta Carter for doping.
The decision, announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today, means that sprinting supremo Bolt loses the “triple triple” of gold medals won across the Beijing, London and Rio Games.
The police arraigned Ogunusi, 41, Wednesday before Mrs F.O. Botoku of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos on 26 counts of obtaining money under false pretence.
According to the charge marked B/33/2016, the defendant, whose address was not given, obtained sums totalling N472, 353,812million from several customers under the pretext of converting it to a dollar equivalent.
Last November, the FCIID Lagos accused Ogunusi of a similar charge bordering on a N435m fraud and arraigned him before Magistrate A. O. Awogboro of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court.