Standard Bank sponsors Multilateral UK-Africa Investment Summit in London

Standard Bank is partnering with the UK Government to sponsor the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, which will be held in London on January 20, 2020. The Summit will create new lasting partnerships between UK and African businesses, governments and institutions to deliver more investment, jobs and growth. These partnerships will benefit people and businesses across Africa and the UK. Hosted by the Prime Minister, the Summit will bring together UK and African businesses, African leaders and delegations, international institutions and young entrepreneurs. The summit will cover topics including: Trade and…

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EFCC’s 4th witness gives evidence in Mompha’s money laundering trial

The trial of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha continued today, January 15, 2020 as a witness revealed to the court that the defendant runs an unregistered Bureau de Change Company. Mompha is standing trial alongside his company, Ismalob Global Investments Limited before Justice Muhammad Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering on cyber fraud and money laundering to the tune of N33 billion. The defendant who is fingered as a major figure in an organised transnational cyber fraud network, allegedly used his company, Ismalob Investment…

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Police arraign ‘community head’ for contempt, breach of Peace

Police arraign ‘community head’ for contempt, breach of Peace A self-acclaimed Community Head, Taofeek Mojeed, has been arraigned before Tinubu Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, on charges bordering on conspiracy, contempt of court, land grabbing and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The 52 years old man was charged before the court by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (FCIID) Annex, Alagbon, Lagos, in a charge marked A/05/2020. In the charge, the Police alleged that the defendant and others now at large, allegedly committed the offences…

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Celestial Leadership crisis: Court fixes April 7, for hearing of suit against Oshoffa led-committee

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed April 7 and 8, for hearing of suit against the Reverend Emmanuel Mobiyina Oshoffa led-committee of Celestia Church of Christ. Justice Ayokunle Faji, who presided over the court, fixed the date upon an agreement reached by lawyers representing parties in the suit marked FHC/L/CS/389/18, filed by Reverend Josiah Kayode Owodunni against Reverend Oshoffa and five others. Other respondents in the suit are: Samson Olatunde Banjo, Pius Olanrewaju, John Omotosho, Professor Bola Akinterinwa and Kayode Okaisabor. Also joined as seventh respondent in the suit…

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EFCC opposes transfer of Atiku’s lawyer money laundering charge to another judge 

The scheduled re-arraignment of lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election, Mr. Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, for alleged money laundering charge, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, was stalled due to opposition raised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for taking over the case by another judge. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in a law firm, Africa Law Practices (ALP) and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the EFCC for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD.…

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My travails linked to patriotic desire to protect Govt. property owned by NCAC – Runsewe

The director general of National Council For Art and Culture ( NCAC) , Otunba Segun Runsewe has stated that his current travails is linked to his patriotic desire to protect and defend government property owned by National Council For Arts and Culture. He disclosed that the property , the Art and Craft village (Opposite Abuja Sheraton) valued at 9.8billion is the reason behind why some people wanted him hounded into jail and removed from office because he refused to dance to their tunes. Runsewe further revealed that government property was…

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Supreme Court victory is re-affirmation of people’s mandate – Gov. Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has described his landmark victory at the Supreme Court as the will of God and reaffirmation of the people’s mandate. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello stated this shortly after the judgement made by the supreme court in Abuja , which  he said would enable the government focus on meeting its mandate to  Nigerlites. He reiterated that the present administration operates an all inclusive government which allows everyone to make contributions towards the development of Niger State.  The Governor called on everyone to join hands towards moving…

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Man vows to kill wife, children over refusal to convert to Islam with him

A Moslem man in Lagos State, Mr. Mustapha Eric Awaogu is currently engaged in a family feud with his wife, Mrs. Christiana Awaogu and children over their refusal to join him in his new faith and become Moslems. This drama played out before this reporter at the Marriage Registry , Ikoyi, when a man in white Kaftan engage a women who had come for a marriage ceremony in a heated argument thereby creating a scene and distracting visitors to the registry. Eric, a Moslem man, stormed the registry with some…

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Money laundering: Court adjourns  Morpha’s trial till Jan. 15

The scheduled commencement of trial of alleged internet fraudster, Ismail Mustapha popularly called Mopha, before a Federal High Court, Lagos, has been adjourned till next Wednesday, January 15, 2020. The adjournment was sequel to the on going Christmas/New year vacation that is been observed by the Court. The new date was fixed at the instance of Morpha’s lawyer, Ademola Adefolaju who stood in for Mr. Gboyega Oyewole (SAN) and a lawyer from the anti-graft agency, who were in court today. Morpha was on November 25, 2019, arraigned before the court…

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NDLEA secures Court order to detain drugs dealer for 14 days

A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ordered the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to remand a suspected hard drug dealer, who has been declared wanted by Interpol, since 2017, Onuegbu Ozoemena Stanley, till January 21, 2020. Justice Hassan Sule, who presided over the court, gave the order, while granting an exparte application filed and argued by the NDLEA lawyer, Mr. Fingere Dinneys. In urging the court to grant the application, the NDLEA lawyer, Dinneys told the court that the remand order sought for was pursuant to section 35 (1)(C), 6 (6)(b) of the…

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