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UPDATE: Ex-minister accused of N38 billion fraud fails to secure court permission to travel abroad

A former minister of finance, Nenadi Usman, is at the risk of losing her life to breast cancer if not granted urgent leave to travel abroad, Abiodun Owonikoko, her lawyer, told a federal court in Lagos on Wednesday. Mrs. Usman is facing a 17-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, and…

Ex-minister, accused of N38 billion fraud, wants to travel abroad for cancer treatment

A former junior minister of Finance, Nenadi Usman, has asked a federal court in Lagos to grant her leave to travel abroad for treatment of her breast cancer. Mrs. Usman's lawyer, Abiodun Owonikoko, told Justice Muslim Hassan to release the defendant's travel documents to enable her go for medical check-up.…

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Judge orders engineer to defend himself if he fails to produce lawyer

Justice S.S Ogunsanya of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court Tuesday ordered an engineer, Kayode Adebanju, to prepare to defend himself if he fails to get a lawyer at a date adjourned for his trial. Mr. Adebanju is being accused of issuing dud cheques to the tune of…

How hundreds marched in Lagos demanding govt accountability, efficiency

Scores of Lagosians ignored a heavily armed police presence at the National Stadium in Surulere to embark on a rally demanding government's accountability, transparency, and a reduction in the cost of governance. The protesters, escorted by the police, marched from the stadium, through Ojuelegba, to the National Theatre where the…

Nigerians hold anti-government protests — LIVE UPDATES

A protest to demand good governance and an urgent explanation for the country's economic downturn kicks off today simultaneously in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, and other major cities across the country. The decision to stage the process has been met with stiff opposition by the police who, repeatedly, told the…

I6-year-old emerges ‘Miss Virginity’ in Lagos

Sixteen-year-old Dolapo Makunjuola was all smiles on Saturday as she was crowned the "Queen of the Virgins" at the 2017 Miss Virginity beauty pageant held in Lagos. Miss Makunjuola, a student, emerged winner out of 35 contestants. "I am very excited to be the winner of this event," said Miss…

Joy, pain as Lagosians troop out to buy govt-owned rice

Thousands of Lagos residents, Thursday, besieged various centres across the state to buy LAKE rice, a locally produced rice borne out of a partnership between Lagos and Kebbi states. The governors of the two states, Akinwunmi Ambode and Atiku Bagudu, had launched the rice on Wednesday with the aim of…