BREAKING: EFCC slams $2m money laundering charge on Atiku’s lawyer

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has filed a money laundering charge against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s lawyer Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie.   It accused him of laundering $2million ahead of this year’s general elections in which Atiku, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, contested against President Muhammadu Buhari. EFCC said the lawyer handled the $2million without going through a financial institution. It said the sum exceeded the amount authorised by law to be transacted in cash. A three-count charge, signed by prosecuting counsel Rotimi Oyedepo, was filed at the Federal…

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N9.9bn Fraud Allegation: No money traced to my account by EFCC, let alone frozen -Ambode

Akinwunmi Ambode, immediate past governor of Lagos, has cleared the air over a statement attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleging that it had frozen certain accounts linked to him. The former governor said no account of his contained N9.9bn let alone being frozen by the EFCC. He said in the spirit of Sallah and having served Lagos State well with utmost dedication and integrity, his record is very clear and his mind joyful for the opportunity to have served the State diligently. In a statement released…

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Man divorces wife for poisoning his food

The President of a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Ademola Odunade, on Friday dissolved a three-year-old marriage between a businessman, Sherif Adesola and wife, Damilola, over alleged poisoning and adultery. Odunade held that the relationship between Sherif and Damilola has been irreparably damaged. He gave custody of the two-year-old child to Damilola and ordered Sherif to pay a monthly allowance of N5,000 for the child’s upkeep. Sherif had earlier begged that their marriage should be dissolved. He said, “I want the divorce because I escaped death when Damilola poisoned my…

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BREAKING: NANS gives DStv, MTN, Shoprite 7 days ultimatum to leave Nigeria

The meeting between @abikedabiri and @NANSNIG has ended with a resolution that @MTNNG, MultiChoice (@DStvNg), @Shoprite_NG and other South African-owned companies in Nigeria should stop operation and quit the business environment within seven days. This was necessitated by the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerian citizens in south Africa. More details shortly…

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Oshiomhole’s tenure worse in history of APC -Governors …warn party may lose forthcoming Kogi, Ondo, Edo polls

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) have written Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) saying the latter is responsible for the party’s declining fortunes. According to Lukman, there is hardly any difference between Oshiomole’s management of the party and the way Chief John Odigie-Oyegun handled it during his tenure. “Instead, things have really got worse and painfully, it would appear, you are in denial of this reality. “It would appear that the leadership problems facing the party are getting deeper and in the circumstance, the business of…

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How did the USSR fall? …Lesson in history

By Ion Lacatus (Bucharest) The Soviet Union produced the fastest submarine, the biggest submarine, the largest plane, the largest helicopter, the biggest man-made explosion. It was the first to put a satellite in orbit, a man in space and build the first space station. The Soviet Union did not produce tampons (or not enough anyway). They made a lot of formidable tanks and a few bad cars and they had more secret agents then waiters (even if we count as waiters those who were actually both). This is not specific to Russia/Soviet…

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Doctors save two snipper patients in Ilorin hospital

-Agency report Dr Yusuf Abdulraheem, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Yusjib Industrial Medicare, Ilorin, says it took the hospital several hours of intensive care to resuscitate two patients who ingested snipper on Wednesday. Dr Abdulraheem told newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday that the first case was that of a woman, which was reported to his office at about 5:00 a.m. He said that the woman drank the banned substance because of alleged infidelity by her husband. The CMD said when the husband saw his wife drinking the Snipper, he quickly…

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Neymar rape case dropped by prosecutors

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors are dropping a rape case against soccer star Neymar, they said on Thursday, likely bringing an end to the most serious of charges against the Paris St Germain striker. The former Brazil captain was accused of raping a model in a Paris hotel room but he alleged the encounter was consensual and prosecutors could not find evidence to contradict that. “There was an amorous relationship,” one of the prosecutors, Estefania Paulin, told reporters in Sao Paulo. “What was not proven is that there was violence…

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Ambode’s alleged N9.9bn fraud: Only N300 million remains In frozen accounts –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has disclosed that only N300 million remained in the three accounts operated by the Lagos State Government which the court ordered the commission to freeze on Tuesday. Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court, in Ikoyi, Lagos, had on Tuesday ordered the freezing of the sum of three accounts belonging to the Lagos State government over alleged N9.9 billion fraud. The alleged fraud was committed under the administration of immediate past Governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode. The funds are domiciled in…

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14yr old hangs herself in Ughelli over failed relationship with boyfriend

A 14-year-old Senior Secondary School 1 of Kess College, in the Ekredjebor area of Ughelli headquarters of Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State, on Wednesday, committed suicide over a failed relationship with her boyfriend. It was reliably gathered that deceased simply identified as Favour, was home alone when she carried out the act and was said to have left a suicide note at the scene of the incident stating reasons for her action. Her lifeless body was discovered by one of her friends who had visited her to…

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