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The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday heard how the N1.2 billion allegedly given to former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) was moved to the state.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is trying Fayose for allegedly receiving and keeping N1.2 billion and $5 million said to have been stolen from the ONSA.Testifying before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, the 11th prosecution witness, Mr Sunday Alade, said he was the Akure, the O...
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The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has scheduled judgment for Thursday in the trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen.Onnoghen is being tried on a six-count charge in which he is accused of breaching the Code of Conduct for public officers by allegedly making false declaration of assets and also failing to declare some.He denied confessing to hiding his bank accounts. The prosecution insisted that his guilt had been proven.CCTs Chairman Danladi Umar announced the ju...
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Stories by Prince OkaforNeconde Energy Limited has stated that it emerged with the Alternative Evacuation Technology, AET, in order to tackle oil theft and pipeline vandalism in Nigeria. In an interview with Vanguard, the Chief Technical Officer, Neconde Energy Limited, Mr. Ifeanyi Ezuka, said: This AET has a combination of technical and logistical issues. In Nigeria, we have the Forcados, Bonny, Brass and Escravos terminals, where crude oil is exported. Over the years, the pipelines that ...
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By Chioma OnuegbuUyoNO fewer than 14 persons have been reportedly killed from water borne disease in Okoroutip community, an oil producing community in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State since December last year. Residents of the community, who disclosed this to newsmen at the weekend, lamented that apart from lack of source of potable water, they also suffer ravaging flood as a result of activities of oil companies operating in the area.The youth president, Mr. Henry Nkan, sai...
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By Chimaobi NwaiwuNnewiAs Christians and non Christians alike prepare for 2019 Easter celebration, the Catholic Bishop of Nnewi, Most Rev. Hilary Odili Okeke has threatened to sanction any Catholic faithful who will turn the Easter celebration into a feast of idolatrous title taking and celebration. Bishop Okekes declaration was contained in an Easter message he delivered at the Assumption Cathedral, Nnewi yesterday.The Catholic Bishop of Nnewi regretted that some of the Church members who...
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By Chinedu AdonuENUGUFOUNDING member of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, and former member Board of Trustees, BOT, Chief Onwuka Ukwa has joined the race for the national chairmanship position of the party. Onwuka who made his ambition known to newsmen in Enugu at the weekend said APGA has lost focus and people no longer have faith and trust in the party. It has lost focus of why that viable political platform was established.For many years, I was the lone voice fighting and pointing o...
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By Demola AkinyemiIlorinExecutive chairman of Kwara State Internal Revenue Service, KWIRS, Professor Muritala Awodun, has said he will return to academics in September when his tenure expires. Professor Muritala AwodunHe spoke at the quarterly media interactive session, saying My tenure expires this September and Im quitting the office.For purpose of clarification, even if the incoming administration offers to renew the appointment, I wont take it .Im going back to the classroom.Professor ...
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Nigerias bid to build the worlds biggest billboard could be truncated if the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) authority refuses to restore approval previously granted to construct the billboard.The Chief Executive Officer of Lona Global Resources Limited, Mr. Idoko Ilonah, an indigenous outdoor advertising company, who stated this, disclosed that the construction of the largest LED board in the globe will put the country on the world map. In a Save Our Soul message to President Muhammadu Bu...
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By Sam EyobokaLAGOSTHE Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has announced the appointment of an acting Director of Social Communications to take over from Rev. Msgr Gabriel Osu, who had served meritoriously in that capacity for over two decades. He is the Priest-in-Charge of the Catholic Church of the Presentation, Festac Town, Lagos, Rev. Fr. Anthony Gbenayon Godonu.The Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, who made this known yesterday, said the appointment takes effect from Ap...
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A High court sitting in Awka has discharged and acquitted the two remaining suspects standing trial for alleged involvement in the killing of worshipers in a church in Ozubulu, Anambra State.While delivering his judgement, which took more than three hours,Justice Fidelis Aniukwu ruled that the prosecution counsel was unable to prove the allegations levelled against Chinedu Akpunonu and Onyebuchi Mbanefo, the defendants,beyond reasonable doubt.Unknown gunmen had on August 6, 2017, invaded St Phil...
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Bayelsa Elders under the aegis of the Ijaw Youths Elders' Advisory Council have intervened and halted a possible violent confrontation among Ijaw youth in the Central Zone over the chairmanship position after the elevation of the Chairman, Hon.Tari Porri, as the a member of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly representing Ekeremor Constituency 2.The succession battle, which has provoked tension among the Ijaw Youths under the Central Zone, was fuelled by the lack of a transition plan for the rep...
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Benin City, Edo State, has sacked Comrade Peter Akpatason as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency.In February, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Akpatason winner of Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency election, saying he polleda total of 27,097 votes to defeat his closest rival, Oladele Bankole-Balogun, of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 16,053 votes.However, on Monday, the court ...
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