Court remands Pastor over alleged drug trafficking

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has remanded a man who claimed to be a “Pentecostal pastor” Ugwuchukwu Godwin Chinedu to prison custody pending when his bail application for  alleged drug trafficking will be heard and determined. Justice Nicholas Oweibo remanded the defendant in prison custody till October 3, 2019 following his arraignment on a one count charge of unlawful exportation of 1.640 kilogrammes of Methamphetamine, a psychotropic substance listed Under International Control and committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11 (b) of the National Drug…

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Police arraign community head over alleged N1.3m fraud 

A community Head in Ikorodu, Lagos, Chief Mukaila Agbaku, was today, arraigned before a Federal High Court, Lagos, over alleged N1.3 million fraud, by the men of State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (SCIID) Panti-Yaba, Lagos.  The 49 years old chief, who resides on Kokoro-Abu area of Ikorodu, Lagos, was arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo led-court on charges bordering on conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence. Police in the charge marked FHC/L/129c/19, stated that the community head and others now at large, on May 28, 2018, conspired among themselves and…

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Nigeria’s veteran Journalist, Odafe Othihiwa dies at 77

One of Nigeria’s foremost Journalists, Sir Odafe Othihiwa passed on in the early hours of today, Tuesday July 16, 2019 at the age of 77. Sir, Odafe trained as a teacher at Protestant Teachers Training College, Yaba, Lagos and taught for ten years.  An icon in news gathering and reporting, Sir Odafe began his journalism career in the early 60s as a freelance while teaching and  formerly joined the defunct Daily Express before moving to the Nigerian Observer in 1970s and rose to become the Lagos State Editor for many…

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U.S. Universities offer $7.5m in scholarships to Nigerian students

Over 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5 million in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session. Acting United States Consul General, Osman Tat disclosed this in Lagos on Tuesday during the 2019 EducationUSA pre-departure orientation for students who have received offers of admission and scholarships to attend U.S. colleges and universities this fall. Noting that the U.S. remains a top destination for international students, Acting Consul…

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Court remands 2 for unlawful exportation of 4.840 kg of methamphetamine

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the remand of Ibrahim Ismail, 35 and a 49 year-old Salami Lateef Olumide, alias Wake-Up, who were arraigned before the court on drug related charges, till Friday, when their bail applications will be heard. Ibrahim and Salami were arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on four counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful exportation of 4.840 kilograms of methamphetamine, a hard drug similar to cocaine and heroine. The two defendants were apprehended by NDLEA operatives at the…

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Convicted drugs dealer forfeits N31.2m, 2 vehicles to FG

A convicted drugs dealer, Chief Odugwe Azubuike, has forfeited a total sum of N31, 425, 813. 55 million and two vehicles to the federal government of Nigeria. The forfeiture order of the monies and vehicles belonging to the convicted drug dealer was made by a Federal High Court, Lagos, while judgment in a criminal charge filed against him by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). NDLEA had in a charge marked FHC/L/122c/10, States that the drugs dealer unlawfully imported 3.150 kilograms of cocaine into the country through one Oleshi…

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Kuru condoles with Afenifere leader over daughter’s killing

The managing director/chief executive officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has condoled with the National Leader of the Pan Yoruba Socio-political Group, Afenifere, Chief Rueben Fasoranti over the killing of his daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunrin (nee Fasoranti) by yet to be identified murderers. The 58 years old Olakunrin who was killed on Friday at Kajola along the Sagamu – Ore road served the AMCON boss as Company Secretary and Legal Adviser when he was managing director/ CEO of the erstwhile Enterprise Bank Limited. Kuru who…

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Ibasa/Ijegun Egba Indigenes oppose calls for relocation of tanks farms

Photo Caption: Youth Secretary; Mr. S. O. Wakili, the Regent of the community, Chief Yisa A. Adagun, Community youth chairman, Taofeeq Rasak Odunewu and Community secretary, Tajudeen Akinyanmi, during a press conference on the opposition to call for relocation of farms tanks in their community. The recent call for relocation of tanks farms in Ibasa/Ijegun in Satellite Town, Oriade Local Council Development Area, Lagos, by the Community Development Association (CDA) has been opposed by the indigenes of the community. The CDA chaired by Mr. Michael Imitimi, during a review on…

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Arik Air offers incentive to Affinity Wings members

Arik Air is offering members of its frequent flyer program, Arik Affinity Wings, an opportunity to retain their accrued miles beyond its initial validity period. A new scheme put in place by the airline has now made it easier for Arik Affinity Wings members to extend their miles due for expiration for another 12 months thereby allowing more time to redeem miles which should have expired. Miles are valid for a period of three years during which time members are expected to use such on any of the benefits including…

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AMCON MD commends Super Eagles for Semi-finals qualification

Following the impressive performance of Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), the managing director/chief executive officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has commended the Super Eagles of Nigeria for qualifying for the Semi-finals.   The Super Eagles who beat arch rivals, South Africa with 2-1 victory in Egypt, qualified for the Semi-finals of the 32nd edition of the tournament where they will now face Algeria in a titanic battle. Algeria beat Ivory Coast on Thursday to set up the epic…

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