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‘Nobody is clean’ at LEGICO Plaza where EFCC uncovered N500 million

Normalcy has returned to LEGICO Plaza in Victoria Island, Lagos, two weeks after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, said it uncovered N448,850,000 suspected to be laundered money in a shop. A visit by PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday showed Bureau de Change operators, who occupy most of the shops…

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Nigerian Air Force provides free medical services to mark 53rd anniversary

Hundreds of Lagos residents on Thursday received free medical check-ups and medication which included free drugs, free eye, HIV and dental services from the 561 Nigeria Air Force hospital medical team. The free medical outreach programme, which held at the Sam Ethan Air Force base in Ikeja, was organised by…

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We did not destroy Otodogbame, we only went to pack debris – Lagos govt

The Lagos State government on Wednesday told a court that contrary to evidence available to the public, its officials did not carry out further demolition of homes in Otodogbame, but only went to the community to pack debris. The government also offered insights into the cause of the stalemate in…

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Court strikes out Otodogbame community’s contempt suit against Ambode

Justice S. A. Onigbangbo of the Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, has struck out contempt proceedings against the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, stating that "the court lacks the jurisdiction to charge the governor of the state because of the immunity he enjoys." The judge further said that "if the…

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Witness testifies in Orji Kalu’s corruption trial

A prosecution witness in the ongoing criminal trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, on Tuesday told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that she doesn't know the names of the Abia state government officials who came to the Umuahia branch of the United Bank for Africa…

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Senior lawyer’s ‘bribe’ to judge was for library upgrade, mother’s treatment – Witness

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court that the funds transferred by the lawyer into the bank account of a serving federal judge were meant for purposes which included a library…

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How 7-year-old suffered ‘multiple sexual assaults’ from neighbour, gynaecologist tells court

A medical doctor at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja, Shodipo Olanrewaju, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court how a 7-year-old girl (names withheld) suffered multiple sexual assaults, on several occasions, from her neighbour, Momodu Mutairo. Mr. Olarenwaju, a prosecution witness and…

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Judges’ training stalls former Oyo governor’s corruption trial

The trial of a former governor of Oyo State, Rasheed Ladoja, stalled Monday due to the absence of the judge. Justice Mohammed Idris joined his colleagues to attend a one-day training organised for judges of the Federal High Court by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). The trial was…

FILE PHOTO: In this photo taken Friday, Jan, 24. 2014, scavengers in Lagos, Nigeria sort out iron and plastic to sell at the Olusosun dump site the city's largest dump. With a population of more than 20 million, garbage piles up on streets, outside homes and along the waterways and lagoons, creating eyesores and putrid smells. The booming city also has major electricity shortages and many residents rely on diesel generators that cloud the air with black exhaust.  Nigeria's most populous city is turning these problems into an advantage by starting a program to convert waste into methane gas to generate electricity. A pilot program at a local market has already shown success on a smaller scale. Lagos’ waste management program is also organizing recycling to clean up the country's biggest city.  (AP Photo/ Sunday Alamba)

INTERVIEW: Lagos govt’s new policy will destroy businesses, worsen waste problem – Waste Managers’ Consultant

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, Olalekan Owojori, the Director Wellbeck Consulting Limited and consultant to the Association of Waste Managers in Nigeria, speaks about the challenges faced by private waste operators in Lagos, government's failed interventions, and the recent move to replace the local waste collectors with some foreign…

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Court fixes date for ruling on Arik Air’s AMCON takeover

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Friday fixed May 15 for ruling on two preliminary objections stemming from the takeover of Arik Air Limited by the Assets Management Corporation (AMCON). AMCON had, through an ex parte application on February 8, secured an injunction restraining Arik Air Limited's…

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Nigerian Court grants two Chinese nationals accused of importing substandard tyres bail

Two Chinese Nationals and their Nigerian partners charged for importing fake and substandard tyres worth N5 billion have been granted bail. A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Tuesday granted Tailung Shen, 36, Xu Jimg Yao, 22 and Chinedu Madubuike, bail of N10 million each and two sureties in like…

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Men jailed two years for smoking, selling marijuana

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced two men, Usman Abdullahi, 33, and Ibrahim Sadiq, 32, to two years imprisonment for possession of 350 and 650 grammes of cannabis, respectively. The judge, Mojisola Olatoregun, however, gave the convicts, who pleaded guilty after they were arraigned by the National…

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Court remands Lagos estate residents’ association president

The president of 1004 Estate Residents Association, Lagos, Tayo Soetan, and three others charged with felony offences have been remanded in prison on the orders of an Igbosere Magistrate Court, pending when they are able to perfect the bail conditions admitted to them. Mr. Soetan, alongside Bosun Sosanya, 47, and…

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Federal judge, Ofili-Ajumogobia, got $.5 million from Delta govt, Witness tells Court

A prosecution witness, Uchenna Okaranwolu, in the ongoing trial of Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia has narrated how the federal judge received $579,300 as well as N57, 096,000 in tranches between 2007 and 2014. Mr. Okaranwolu, an insurance sales man, was previously the account officer of Mrs. Ofili-Ajumogobia between 2008 and 2009…

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Why judge withdrew from Fani-Kayode’s corruption trial

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Friday declined further hearing of the case involving former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, Nenadi Usman, and Danjuma Yusuf over a N4.7 billion fraud levelled against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC. Mr. Hassan…

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Judge withdraws from Fani-Kayode’s corruption trial

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos, has declined further hearing of the case involving former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. According to the judge, "this court will decline hearing this case further and refer the case to the chief judge of this honourable court." Mr. Fani-Kayode was…

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Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: Judge rules in Orji Kalu’s favour

A federal judge in Lagos on Thursday ruled that a second prosecution witness in the criminal suit against former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, and others was not fit to give evidence. Justice Mohammed Idris upheld the argument of the defence counsel who argued that Christina Ohiri, a bank manager,…

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Alleged N3.2 billion fraud: EFCC calls more witnesses against Orji Kalu

A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, on Wednesday told a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court that the former governor did not, between 2001 and 2005, issue bank drafts or pay anyone any amount. The witness said the only money…

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N5 billion fake tyres: Absence of interpreter stalls trial of two Chinese importers

The inability of the prosecution to produce an interpreter on Wednesday stalled the planned arraignment of two Chinese and a Nigerian accused of importing fake tyres into the country. Taolung Shen, 36, Xu Jing Yao, 22, and Chinedu Madubuike alongside their companies, Sino Nigeria Import and Export Ltd and Nedeca International Limited, were charged with…

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Again, Court rules against former Abia governor Orji Kalu

A federal court in Lagos has ruled that documents tendered by a prosecution witness in the trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, and others are admissible. The defence lawyers had objected to the document, tendered by Onkvah Ovenevoh, a staff of Fidelity Bank Plc, on the grounds that…

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Alleged N3.2 billion Fraud: Why judge rejected Orji Kalu’s objection to EFCC witness

Justice Mohammed Idris of the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday turned down the objection raised by the lawyers to Orji Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, and two others, to the witness summoned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to give evidence in…

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Court rules against Orji Kalu

A federal court in Lagos has ruled that a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, be allowed to give evidence in the trial. The witness, Onovai Oghenevoh, had been subpoenaed by the court, but the defence counsel objected to his evidence because his…

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$15 million: Why court adjourned Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC

A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court on Monday adjourned till April 6 the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to unfreeze bank accounts she claims belong to her. Justice Mohammed Idris adjourned proceedings after counsel requested for more time to study an affidavit filed by…

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Police ‘still investigating’ death of four officers in deadly trailer accident

The Lagos State Police Command has said it is still investigating the death of its officers involved in a fatal accident in Ikorodu, Lagos, on Sunday. Olarinde Famous-Cole, the police spokesperson, said four police officers from the X-Squad died after their patrol van collided with a lorry. "Investigation is still…

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Again, Court adjourns Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC

A federal court in Lagos has, again, adjourned the suit filed by former first lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking to unfreeze bank accounts she claims belong to her. The judge adjourned proceedings to April 6 after counsels requested more time to study an affidavit filed by Mike Ozekhome, counsel to the…