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Police Charge 12 To Court For Swindling UBA Of N139.8m

The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Ikoyi-Lagos, have charged 11 persons and a limited liability company, before a Lagos Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauded United Bank Plc (UBA) of the sum of N139. 860 million. Those accused of swindled UBA of the said sum are: Obinna Michael Umeanor, Lanre Smith, Bashir Adamu Gusau, ...

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N6.9bn Fraud: Court Admits Dead Man’s Statement In Fayose’s Trial

A Federal High Court in Lagos today, admitted and marked as exhibit J, the extra judicial statement of a dead man, Justin Erukaa, in the ongoing trial of immediate past Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose facing charges of N6.9 billion fraud. Fayose is being tried before Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun’s court by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ...

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Again, Court Adjourns Hearing of Criminal Charge Against Ex-NIA Director-General, Wife

 A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, further adjourned a criminal charge against former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ayo Oke and his wife Folashade, over $205 million crime concealment. The defendants are charged before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on counts of Money Laundering, fraud, concealment of crime proceeds, and criminal breech ...

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NDLEA Arraigns Man for Attempt To Export Hard Drug To Indonesia

A 30 years old Nigerian, Nwobodo Victor Friday, has been arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) over an attempt to illegally export 1.580 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine, a ban psychotropic substance to Indonesia. Friday, according to the charge marked FHC/82c/19, was arrested  alleged February 6, 2019 at Gate “C” of the departure ...

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INEC Cancels Supplementary Election in Bauchi, Orders Declaration of Poll Result as Commission Takes Decision on Rivers Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opted to declare the results of the governorship election in Bauchi State, putting aside its earlier plan to hold supplementary elections in the state after the March 9, 2019 poll was declared inconclusive. INEC ordered the resumption, conclusion and announcement of the result of the Tafawa Balewa Local Government, which was earlier cancelled. ...

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Nigeria’s Organic Agriculture Land Hits 53,402ha –EOA Discloses

The Country Coordinator, Ecological Organic Agriculture (EOA) Initiative in Nigeria, Dr Olugbenga AdeOluwa has revealed that organic agriculture in Nigeria has risen to 50,402 hectares in 2019 as against 5,021 in 2014. AdeOluwa, who spoke in an interview in Abuja noted that “With the Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL) and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) giving this ...

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