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Judge fixes date for trial after alleged kidnapper, Evans, changed plea

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Thursday fixed November 3 for the trial of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans) and five others. The defendants - Evans, Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Nwachukwu Okwuchukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi, and Victor Aduba - pleaded not guilty…

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Billionaire kidnapper, Evans, changes plea to ‘not guilty’

The billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (popularly known as Evans), has changed his guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping to "not guilty." Appearing before Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court on Thursday, Evans pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy…

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U.S. trains 25 Nigerian journalists on data journalism

The United States of America has trained 25 journalists selected from across Nigeria in data journalism to aid their routine work and investigative abilities. The training, which focused on the tools for data journalism in a digital age had Jeffrey Young and Kathleen Struck, both from the Voice of America,…

Diezani Allison-Madueke

UPDATED: Court orders final forfeiture of N3 billion assets linked to Diezani

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos State has ordered the final forfeiture of assets worth about N3.4 billion linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The judgement delivered by Justice Abdulaziz Anka on Wednesday in a suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC arraigns two businessmen for allegedly defrauding bank of N7.7 billion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday arraigned two businessmen alongside two companies before a Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining over N7.7 billion from a bank under false pretense. According to the anti-graft agency, Ogbor Eliot and Godwin Okoronkwo had approached the bank for N7,742,649,000 under…

Federal High Court, Abuja. [Photo credit: OfCounsel Nigeria]

Corruption cases: Nigerian High Court judges redeployed

The acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Abdul Kafarati, has redeployed 10 judges of the court to different divisions across Nigeria. In a circular issued to the affected judges in this regard, Mr. Kafarati said this was needed to clear pending corruption cases. “In view of the…

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‎Armed robber sentenced to death in Lagos

A High Court in Lagos on Wednesday sentenced a man to death by hanging for armed robbery and conspiracy to commit crime. The convict, Izunna Ajaere, 25 was charged with stealing a Toshiba laptop, a Blackberry phone and two other phones from one Uchenna Uka in his compound at around…

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‎Please compel Nigeria’s attorney general to facilitate my return home, Alison-Madueke tells court

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to bring her back to Nigeria from the United Kingdom to defend corruption allegations levelled against her. Mrs. Alison-Madueke has been in the UK where she travelled…

Adesola Amosu

How former Nigeria Air Force chiefs diverted N21 billion to personal accounts — Witness

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, investigation officer, Tosin Owobo, yesterday testified how three former air chiefs allegedly diverted N21 billion to their personal accounts from the Nigeria Air Force, NAF. Mr. Owobo said the officers diverted the sum through several companies which they registered for the purpose. According…

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Controversy trails arrest of restaurateur for allegedly buying stolen goats

A team of police officers from Itamaga, Ikorodu, on Sunday arrested Sunday Ogbonna, a restaurant operator in Ogun State, over allegations of engaging in the buying of stolen goats, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. It was gathered, however, that Mr. Ogbonna had been arrested by the police 19 months ago over…

Dame Patience Jonathan

$15.5 million: Court fixes date for Patience Jonathan’s suit claiming ownership

The Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday fixed November 2 for hearing in the N200 million fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Patience Jonathan, wife of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, against Skye Bank Plc. Mrs. Jonathan filed the suit in protest against the ‘No Debit Order’ placed by the Economic…

EFCC Operatives

EFCC arraigns vessel, six suspected oil thieves

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, arraigned six suspected oil thieves and a vessel, MT Vine before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing 1080 Metric tons of Automated Gas Oil, popularly called diesel. Those arraigned alongside the vessel are: Okpene Peter, Lateef Akin, Sarumi Evans,…

FILE PHOTO: Goodluck Jonathan campaigns for  reelection in Katsina

Jonathan campaign organisation owes us N24 million – Printer

A company says it is still being owed N24 million for printing campaign posters for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015. The Paste Poster Company Limited stated this on Wednesday through its Managing Director, Olusegun Idowu, when he appeared before the Federal High Court in Lagos. The Director…

Officials of Nigerian Customs Service sorting some of the 470 pump action rifles smuggled into the country, which were seized 10 days after a similar seizure from Turkey, in Lagos on Thursday (21/9/17).
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Importation of 661 pump-action rifles: Court requests medical report on suspects

The Federal High Court in Lagos has asked for medical reports detailing the health status of four out of the five men charged with illegal firearms' importation by the federal government. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how two out of the five suspects opted for plea bargaining in the case which…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Alleged N4.9 billion Fraud: Court rejects Fani-Kayode’s application

The Federal High Court in Lagos has rejected an application by former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, for the transfer of his corruption case to Abuja. The former minister is being tried for alleged fraud involving N4.9 billion. In a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Rilwan Aikawa dismissed Mr. Fani-Kayode's application…

Pump action rifles intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service at Tin Can Island Port [Photo Credit: Nigeria Customs Service]

Suspects plead guilty to importing 661 pump-action guns into Nigeria

Two out of the five men being prosecuted by the Nigerian government for unlawful importation of 661 pump-action rifles into the country have indicated their intention to enter into a plea bargain for a soft-landing. The defendants - Mahmud Hassan, Oscar Okafor, Donatus Achinulo, Matthew Okoye, said to be at large,…

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Interstate Motor Parks’ Relocation: Motorists, traders kick against Lagos govt’s order

Some motorists and traders at motor parks in Jibowu, Lagos state have criticised the Lagos State government's order to vehicles and buses plying inter-state routes from the area to relocate to Ojota and Ojodu Berger. In separate interviews with PREMIUM TIMES, they described the move as a sad development. "What…

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LASU lecturers indicate support for embattled ASUU chairman

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, Lagos State University, LASU branch, has thrown its weight behind the recently sacked chairman and vice chairman of the branch. Both individuals, Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu were accused of sundry allegations which include official misconduct and bribery including allegedly extorting students to award…

From left: Former President of the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Nasir Isa; President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi; and the Vice President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, at a news conference on the state of the nation in Abuja on Monday (14/8/17).
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ASUU NEC holds decisive meeting Thursday

The National Executive Council of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will meet on Thursday in Abuja to adopt a position on the concessions offered by the Nigerian government, PREMIUM TIMES can report. The negotiation team of ASUU had on Friday requested one week to submit the government’s offers…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

ASUU branches meet nationwide, take different stance on strike

The various local branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday held meetings to vote on whether or not to accept the federal government's new offer, PREMIUM TIMES can report. This came on the heels of an earlier report by PREMIUM TIMES where the ASUU president, Biodun…

ASUU Strike: Lecturers meet Nigerian govt delegation

Strike: ASUU Yet To Fix Meeting To Consider Government’s Offer – Official

Striking Nigerian university teachers say they are still consulting ahead of meeting over the offer made to them by the Nigerian Government towards making them return to work. President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Biodun Ogunyemi, in a phone conversation with PREMIUM TIMES said the union was…

Lagos Trade Fair complex [Photo: New Mail Nigeria]

Ripples over revocation of Lagos trade fair complex concession rights

Reactions have continued to trail the revocation of concession rights earlier given by the federal government to Aulic Group for the management of the Lagos Trade Fair Complex. PREMIUM TIMES paid a visit to the popular market located around Lagos/Badagry expressway, situated on a large expanse of land in the…

Obafemi Awolowo University

‎JUST IN: OAU suspends Students Union officials who fought over money

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has suspended two Students' Union officials over a recent violence. The Vice President of the Students union, Jacob Tosin, popularly known as Emerald, and the Director of Socials, Adedayo Afolabi, popularly known as Lamba, were suspended indefinitely. The suspension was confirmed by the…

Managers of multimillion Naira properties allegedly belonging to former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke 'ran away' during EFCC investigation - Tenants

Managers of seized Diezani buildings ran away when EFCC investigation started – Tenants

Tenants in the buildings at No. 5 Raymond Street andNo. 8 Thurnburn Street in Yaba, Lagos, have said the caretakers of the properties disappeared into thin air immediately the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission began investigations over the properties' connection with the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.  The…

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ASUU chairman speaks on sack by LASU

The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Lagos State University, LASU, chapter, Isaac Oyewunmi, has denied the corruption allegation levelled against him by the authorities of the school. The Governing Council of the institution dismissed Mr. Oyewunmi alongside his deputy, Adebowale Adeyemi, for various alleged fraudulent activities.…