2 South Koreans, others Arraigned for allegedly asaulting, detaining FIRS officials

2 South Koreans, others Arraigned for allegedly asaulting, detaining FIRS officials Two South Koreans, Son Chun Gili and Jung Wookshin, alongside two Nigerians and their company, were on Tuesday, arraigned before a Lagos Federal High Court, for allegedly attacking, assaulting and detaining officials of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). The Nigerians and the company docked alongside the Chinese are; Akeem Idowu, Chikwendu Emeka and Solpia Nigeria Limited. The prosecution had told the court that all the defendants had committed allegations at 46, Iju Road, in Lagos, Nigeria, on August…

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Court remands businessman for alleged land grabbing

Court remands businessman for alleged land grabbing A businessman, Gabriel Okafor Uzondu, has been remanded in the Ikoyi center of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS), by a Lagos State High Court. He was remanded by the order of Justice Serifat I. Sonaike, after he pleaded not guilty to the charges of alleged conspiracy, forcible entry, procured armed hoodlums land grabbing and breach of public peace, made against him by the men of the Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos. The businessman and others said to be at large,…

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NIWA Area Manager, Braimah advices WABOTAN leadership to run on technology

Lagos Area Manager, National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) Engineer (Mrs)Sarat Braimah has advised the leadership of waterfront Boat Owners and Transporters Association Of Nigeria (WABOTAN) to embrace technology in all aspects of water transportation economy. She hinted of the desire of the industry to benchmark new growth process and projects which will innovate and drive templates to speedy advancement of the brown water economy, targeting new jobs and contributing to national GDP. Speaking during a courtesy visit to her office in Lagos, yesterday, by the newly inaugurated association led…

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Our mandate is to collect taxes, not to grant tax waivers to taxpayers – FIRS

The Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami has disclosed that the mandate of the Service is to collect taxes that are due to the federation and the Federal Government not to grant tax waivers to any taxpayer in the country. Nami stated this in a swift reaction to the news making the rounds that some companies among them Dangote Sinotruck Limited, Lafarge, Honeywell, etc had been granted tax waiver on pioneer status between 2019 and 2021 in the sum of N16 trillion by the FIRS…

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NDLEA convicts two Tramadol smugglers

Tvhe National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has secured the conviction of a physical challenged man, Ehiarimwian Osarobo Emmanuel and Olagunju Abass Ayodeji, who were arrested for smuggling tramadol, a prohibited drug. The convicted smugglers, were sentenced to five and three years imprisonment respectively, by a Lagos Federal High Court on Friday, after they both pleaded guilty to a count charge each made against them by the anti-narcotic agency. Arraigning the convicts on separate charges marked FHC/L/489c/2022 and FHC/L/504c/2022, before the court, the prosecutors, Abu Ibrahim and Augustine Nwagu, informed…

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Court convicts Vietnamese for trafficking in Pangolin Scales

A Vietnamese, Nguyen Huy, was today convicted by a Lagos Federal High Court, for trafficking in 200 kilograms of Pangolin scales. Nguyen, was given the jail terms, by Justice Daniel Osiagor, after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge made against him by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) the convict was brought before the court on charges of acting in contravention of Nigeria Customs and Excise Management Act and unlawful possession of Pangolin scales, a specimen specified in the First Schedule to the Endangered Species Act. The convicted Vietnamese and…

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Court orders IGP to show course why detainees should not be released over Mile 12 killing:

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos presided over by Justice Daniel Osiagor today ordered the Inspector General of police (IGP) to show cause why the two detainees, Oyegoke Oyedele and Ahmed Olaitan, who were arrested over the killing of the killing of Sulaimon Onaolapo, popularly known as Ariku, a chieftain of Lagos Parks and Garage Management, should not be released.     Others affected by the court  order are; the Lagos State Commissioner of Police,  CSP Adigun Abdulfatai Abolarin Officer in Charge of Strike Team and the Investigation Police Officer,…

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Lawyer counters convicted fake Army General’s mother claims of illegal property take over  

A lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Abdullai Tony Dania, has debunked allegation made by the mother of convicted fake Army General, Bolarinwa Abiodun accusing the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of forcefully taking possession of her family house. Mrs.Adetona Funke Adebowale, an octogenarian and mother of convicted fake Army General, Bolarinwa Abiodun, had accused the EFCC of taking possession of her family house. Her son, Bolarinwa, was convicted, and sentenced to seven years imprisonment, by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, on July 7,…

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Court orders Seplat to pay $2,112,500m debt to service providing firm

An Ikeja High Court of Lagos State, has ordered one of the foremost oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, to pay an outstanding indebtedness of $2,112,500 million USD, an equivalent of N1,499,875,000 billion, to an oil servicing company, ABM Global Resources Limited. Justice Owolabi Alls Dabiri who presided over the court, made the order, while delivering judgement in a debt recovery suit instituted by ABM Resources Limited against Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc in a suit numbered LD/2457GCMW/2016 ABM Resources Limited in a bid…

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Court remands BDC operator over alleged N104.3m fraud

Justice Daniel Osiagor of a Lagos Federal High Court, today, ordered the remand Nura Abdullahi, a Bureau De Change (BDC) operator, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Services (NCoS) till November 10, when trial will commenced on the charges of conspiracy, fraud and stealing of N104, 325, 680 million. Justice Osiagor made the remand order against the BDC operator, after admitted him to bail on the charges made against him by the men of Force Criminal Investigation Department (ForceCID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi Lagos. The BDC operator, according to the prosecutor,…

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