Wednesday, May 11, 2016
“The unilateral increase in prices of petroleum products today by government represents the height of insensitivity and impunity and shall be resisted by the Nigeria Labour Congress and its civil society allies,” the congress said, through a statement by its General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson.
The death of former Big Brother Africa (BBA) season 8, The Chase, housemate, Evelyn Eveva Sitali has been announced on her Facebook page. She died on Tuesday, May 10, at the age of 29.
"Its sad to inform you all of the passing away of Eveva Sitali. She had an accident in 2014 and had undergone many operations on her leg but the last operation she had on Saturday 7th May was unsuccessful and she passed on the 10 of May at Levy Mwanawasa hospital...M.H.S.R.I.P" the post reads.
She was a massage therapist & owned a beauty spa in Chipata
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 arrested the outgoing Chairman, Kuje Local Government Area, Abuja, Tete Ishaku Shaban, for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence and abuse of office to the tune of N17,500,000( Seventeen Million Five Hundred Thousand Naira).
Proceedings in the ongoing trial of a former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex S. Badeh, continued on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, with the prosecution witness, PW1, Air Commodore Salisu Abdullahi Yushau (rtd.), a former Director of Finance and Accounts, Nigerian Air Force, in insisting that he was directed to buy a property worth N240million for his (Badeh) son, Alex Badeh Jnr.
A prosecution witness, Wakili Dauda, in the ongoing trial of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and six others, has told a Lagos State High Court how the agency paid him the sum of N96, 764, 689.00million( Nine-six Million Seven Hundred and Sixty-four Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty-Nine Naira) for doing nothing.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 arraigned the duo of Air Vice Marshal Saliu Atawodi (retd.), a former chairman, Presidential Implementation Committee on Maritime Safety (PICOMSS), one Rabiu Hassan and his company, Hypertech Nigeria Limited, before Justice U. P. Kekemeke of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja on a three- count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 arraigned a suspected Internet fraudster, Okeke Fred, before Justice O. Tokode of the Federal High Court, sitting in Benin City, Edo State on a three-count charge bordering on Internet fraud, impersonation and possession of scam documents.
Effa Imoh Okim, a prosecution witness in the trial of Helen Aninye, Chizobam Ben-Okafor and their company, Pon-Specialized Services Limited, who are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, allegedly for N1.4billion subsidy fraud, has told Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja how the accused persons collected about N1bn( One Billion Naira) from the Federal Government as subsidy, which was in excess of about N300 million (Three Hundred Million Naira) that they were entitled to.
The newspaper, in an editorial, accused Cameron, Britain and the west of “epic hypocrisy”.
“They have spent decades ordering poor countries and failed states to sort out their problems with dodgy money, even while taking much of that dodgy money and ploughing it through their banks, their ritzy stores, their estate agents, and their offshore tax havens,” it said.
Cameron had made the slip while speaking with Queen Elizabeth ahead of the anti-corruption summit holding in London this week.
President Muhammadu Buhari has admitted that the war against corruption currently being waged by his administration was not an easy task, but expressed his readiness to prosecute the war to a successful end even if it means stepping on toes.
He explained that his resolve to successfully prosecute the anti-corruption war can be seen in the manner he had so far allowed anti-graft agencies in the country to operate without interference unlike what used to be the case.
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s utterances outside Nigeria was the reason the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, described Nigeria as “fantastically corrupt”.
“What do you expect from the international community when the president of a nation keeps going abroad to say that his people are corrupt?” Mr. Fayose said in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka.
According to him, the “ghost” property was said to be at 15b McDonald road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Asked by Paul Usoro, Saraki’s lawyer, if he stood by his testimony that the property which the defendant declared did not exist, Wetkas said: “Anything we bring before this court is derived from investigation.”
He noted that such unwarranted attacks on the nation’s security personnel were portraying the state and the region in bad light.
Facebook, the world’s largest social network, on Tuesday launched free basic internet in Nigeria and for Nigerians, in partnership with Airtel Africa.
Nigerians with an Airtel mobile connection will be able to access all the services that are available through Facebook’s Free Basics without paying for data charges or rental.
Free Basics provides basic mobile websites and services for free to people around the world, demonstrating the value the internet can provide.
Buhari said this in London at the Tackling Corruption Together Conference ahead of the International Anti-Corruption Summit to be hosted on Thursday by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.
The president said this in less than 24 hours after the publication of a video which shows Cameron describing Nigeria and Afghanistan as the two most corrupt countries in the world.
The contempt charge contained on form 49 of the Abuja high court is asking Magu to show cause why he should not be committed to prison.
The contempt charge followed the refusal of the EFCC to obey an order issued by Justice Peter Affen of the Abuja high court regarding the unlawful arrest and detention of an Austrian security expert, Wolgang Reinl.
The remand order is, however, renewable after 14 days depending on the outcome of investigations.
Fani-Kayode is being investigated by the EFCC for allegedly receiving N840m when he was the Director of Publicity for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in 2015.
The money, which Fani-Kayode confessed to receiving, was said to have emanated from the account of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Liliek Darmanto, Central Java Police Spokesman, confirmed that authorities were preparing a new round of executions.
He said one Pakistani, two Nigerians, two Senegalese, one Zimbabwean and four Chinese nationals, were among those to be executed.
In his analysis, published in the foreign affairs analysis website Voltaire Network, Meyssan laments that in spite of the assistance which Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah have provided to Syria to help eradicate the 'infestation' of jihadist terrorists, the Syrian Army has remained unable to achieve a decisive victory and to completely liberate the country.
The queen made the comments while talking to Metropolitan Police commander Lucy D'Orsi during a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
NATO has just kicked off its Exercise Noble Partner 2016 at Georgia’s Vaziani Training Area, which will last until May 26.
A male suicide bomber failed in his attempt to attack a mosque filled with Muslim faithfuls in Sulaimanti coummunity in the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno state today. The terrorist, carrying Improvised Explosive Device (IED), was the lone casualty after the IED strapped on him exploded. 5 persons sustained injuries during the failed attempt. Graphic photos of the suicide bomber after the jump.
Photos: Car bombing at Baghdad market kills 50 people including women and children...ISIS claims responsibility
A car bomb in a Shia district of Baghdad, Iraq has killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 60 others this morning according to reports by The Associated Press.
The SUV packed with explosives exploded near a beauty salon in a bustling busy market at rush hour in the Sadr City district. Most of the victims were women and many of the wounded are in critical condition, according to reports released by Iraqi forces to the Associated Press.
Former Chief of Air staff，Air Vice Marshal Dikko Umar was this morning arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja on a 7 count charge. The former air chief is being investigated for his alleged involvement in the misappropriation of funds meant for arms procurement during the immediate past administration. Air Marshal Umar was Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff between 2010 to 2012.
Wakili Dauda, a prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, and six others, has told a Lagos State High Court how the agency paid him the sum of N96, 764, 689.00million for doing nothing.
Testifying before Justice R.1.B Adebiyi on Monday, May 9th, Dauda, owner of Kofa Father Nigeria Limited, a Bureau De Change, stated that the sum of N96. 7 million was paid into his account on October 30th 2014, in two tranches of N35, 688,000.00 and N61, 076,680.00 by the agency’s Committee tasked with the Voluntary International Maritime Organisation Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS) project Committee of NIMASA. Speaking through an interpreter, Ibrahim AbdulHakeem, a registrar with a Magistrate Court, Wakili further told the court that he was shocked when he received the money.