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The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) is set to commence investigations into a petition against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar for allegedly using the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to divert fund between 1999 and 2007. Recall that the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo submitted the petition against Atiku in the buildup […]

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, granted bail to a journalist and publisher of an online news outlet, CrossRiverWatch, Mr. Agba Jalingo, to the tune of N500, 000, with one surety in like sum. Trial Justice Zainab Abubakar had last Monday, remanded Jalingo in prison after he was arraigned by the Nigerian […]

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday admitted four staff members of Chrisland School Ikeja, to bail for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of a 12-year-old student, Whitney Adeniran. The Lagos State Government charged Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Belinda Amao, and Nwatu  Victoria with involuntary manslaughter and reckless negligent acts. The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to […]

The Federal Government has filed charges against First Bank of Nigeria Limited, its managing director and three others over allegations bordering on forgery. The charge sheet, marked CR/266/2023 before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, also includes two lawyers, Muftau Ande and Dibiaezue Chuks, as well as the Utako Branch Manager of […]

The Lagos State government on Thursday arraigned Chrisland School, Opebi, its principal, vice principal and two employees over the death of one of the school’s pupils, 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran. The school’s workers who were arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja include Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs Belinda Amao, […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday urged Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos to dismiss the application by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello seeking to vacate the forfeiture order in respect of 14 properties and the sum of N400m. The information contained in a Statement by […]

The Department of State Services, DSS has confirmed a plot “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Tinubu from being inaugurated as President. According to the DSS, the plot includes embarking on violent protests nationwide to engineer the declaration of a state of emergency as well as frivolous court injunctions […]

The United States Government has announced an increment for its non-migrant visa application fees with effect from May 30, 2023. The U.S. Mission in Nigeria announced this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the U.S. Government, the changes are in line with the Department of State’s commitment to facilitating legitimate travel to […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. In a statement released on Wednesday, March 29, by the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, the appointments follow the recently conducted selection exercise The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation said […]

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed its Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Damagum, as its acting national chairman. Mr Damagun takes over from Iyorchia Ayu, who was barred by a Benue Court on Monday from parading himself as the party’s national chairman. This is contained in a statement by the PDP spokesperson, Debo Ologunagba, […]

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