N3.3bn Fraud: Fayose’s lawyer expresses displeasure over transfer of case to another Judge

One of the lawyers to Mr. Peter Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State, who is standing trial for alleged N3.3 billion, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, Mr. Olalekan Ojo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), today, said the Court’s Chief Judge, Justice Adamu Abdul-Kafarati, committed constitutional error for transferring the case to another judge for trial.  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had commenced the trial of Fayose and his company, Spotless Limited, on an 11 count charge of alleged N3.3 billion fraud before Justice Cecilia Mojisola…

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Orphan, 2 others jailed 39 months for dealing in Indian Hemp

A 21 year-old orphan, Lucky Adesua and two others have been convicted and sentenced to three years, three months imprisonment, for unlawful dealing in 2.050 kilograms of cannabis sativa, also called Indian Hemp. Others convicted and sentenced alongside the orphan are: Habeeb Yusuf, 18 years and 24 years old Maduka Uchechukwu. The trio were given the jail terms by the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday, after they had all pleaded guilty to a count each of the offence leveled against them by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).…

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I gave NNDC N3.6bn to ‘settle’ Niger-Delta Youths – EFCC witness

An Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) witness in the trial of Engineer Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former executive director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and three others, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, how he got a contract from the Commission and ended up paying the sum of N3.6 billion to a private account in the name of ‘settling the Niger Delta youths’ who have been harassing members of the Commission. The anti-graft agency had on November 8, 2018, docked Omatsuli alongside Don Parker Properties Limited, Francis…

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AIB frowns over Air Peace failure to report serious incidents

… Air Peace reported incident to NCAA – Onyema The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) Nigeria has expressed its displeasure over the persistent failure of Air Peace and some other airlines to report serious incidents to the Bureau as mandated by Law. The AIB explained in a statement signed by its general manager public Affairs, Mr Tunji Oketunbi that on the 5th of June 2019, the Bureau received notification about a serious incident involving a Boeing 737-300 aircraft with Registration Marks 5N-BUK, belonging to Air Peace Limited from a passenger on-board.…

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FG names Capt. Mukhtar Yusuf director of Airport Operations of FAAN

The federal government has appointed Capt. Mukhtar Yusuf Muye as the director of Airport Operations, DAO, of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN. A highly trained Commercial and Multi –Engine Instruments Pilot, Capt. Muye has had a distinguished career in the Nigerian Aviation Industry. Until his recent appointment in FAAN, he had worked with IRS Airlines as the Chief Pilot. He takes over the office of DAO which became vacant due to the appointment of the former DAO, Capt. Hamisu Yadudu as managing director / chief executive officer of…

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