NCAC boss dismisses alleged indictment by Auditor General’s audit report

The director general of  the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Segun Runsewe has dismissed the alleged indictment by the national audit report of the Auditor General of the federation claiming to have found him wanting. In a chat with few selected journalists, Runsewe disclosed that he was neither indicted or found wanting by the report which dwelt majorly on the activities of the agency (NCAC) before he was appointed. He informed that a thorough look at the report captured majorly activities of the agency in 2015 and…

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Eclat Healthcare partners Edo State to drive health improvement programme

Interswitch Limited, a leading technology-driven company focused on the digitisation of payments in Nigeria and other countries in Africa, has announced that eClat Healthcare Limited, an Interswitch Group company, has partnered with Edo State in its mission to improve healthcare delivery through technology and innovation. This announcement follows the recent launch of the state’s compulsory healthcare insurance scheme, under the direction of Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, recently. This is following the launch of the first phase of disbursement of the BHCPF (Basic Healthcare Provision Fund) to states through the National…

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Carnival Calabar ranks 1st in Africa, 4th globally as Freedom band, Passion 4 emerge joint winners

Carnival Calabar has received documentations being listed in the carnival calenders of the world as the first in the whole of Africa and the fourth in the world. This was disclosed by the chairman of the Carnival Calabar Commission, Mr Gabe Onah, while announcing the results for the best competing bands for the 2019 Carnival. Freedom Band and Passion 4 emerged joint winners of the 2019 Carnival Calabar as the best participating bands. The two competing bands emerged joint winners with 1648 points each in the keen contest at the…

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AMCON debt recovery: Court freezes oil company’s accounts over alleged N967m debt

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered all banks in Nigeria, not to allow an oil firm, Rainfall Oil Supplies and Trading Nigeria Limited and its directors to access its accounts with them, over alleged unpaid debt of N967, 244, 957, 45 million. The Oil firm’s directors affected by the order are: Jamilu Abubakar, Jara Abubakar; Shehu Lawal Kaita and Abdulkadir Gwandu. Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor who presided over the court, made the order while granting an exparte application marked FHC/L/CS/1953/2019, filed and argued by Olaitan Adeboye, lawyer to Asset…

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Money laundering: new Judge takes over trial of Atiku’s lawyer, brother

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has taking over the prosecution of Uyiekpen Giwa-Osagie, lawyer to Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, the Presidential candidate of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015 general election. Uyiepken, a senior counsel in Africa Law Practices and his younger brother, Erhunse, are being tried before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly laundered the sum of $2 million USD. The two Giwa-Osagie were first arraigned before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on August 14, during the court long vacation on three counts…

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Court dismisses Kalu’s post conviction bail application

Justice Muhammed Liman of Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed post conviction bail application, filed by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, for lacking in merit. Justice Liman dismissed Kalu’s application, after ruling against all four issue raised for determination by the convicted former Governor of Abia State. Kalu alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his former Director of Finance, Udeh Jones Udeogu, were respectively convicted and sentenced to 12 and 10 years imprisonment by Justice Mohammed Idris. The sentencing the company, Justice Idris, now sitting at Appeal Court, ordered that…

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Mediacraft Associates crowned PR agency of the year

Mediacraft Associates has emerged winner of the Public Relations Consultancy of the Year Award at the just concluded Lagos PR Industry Gala & Awards (LaPRIGA), held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos. It was double honours for the consultancy firm at the event, as its CEO, Mr. John Ehiguese, also bagged the PR Practitioner of the Year Award. The agency clinched the prestigious award for its ‘creativity, and how it deploys global best practices and processes in rendering qualitative services to its numerous clients’. Presenting the award, Mallam Mukhtar…

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Court convicts oil thief in absentia, forfeits vessels to FG

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday, convicted an oil thief, Abednego Ogede in absentia, for unlawfully engaging in 145,000 metric tonnes of Automated Gasoline Oil (AGO) popularly called diesel. The judge also ordered that a vessel, MV Shirley, used in carrying out the unlawful and illegal act, be forfeited to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) and that a company, Sagwe International Limited, owned by the runaway convict, pay the sum of N100 million to the federal government of Nigeria. Justice Aikawa gave the orders while…

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Police arraign three for alleged land grabbing, contempt

Three men, Mukaila Salami, 68, Tajudeen Mujeed, 58 and Taiwo Salami, were today, brought before Tinubu Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos State, for offences bordering on conspiracy, land grabbing, disobedience to court order and conduct likely to cause breach of public peace. The three defendants were arraigned before Magistrate T. A. Elias led-Court, by the men of Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (ForceCIID) Annex, Alagbon-Ikoyi, Lagos. The Police alleged in a charge numbered A/110/19, that the three defendants and others now at large, sometimes between 2017 and 2019, at Owu…

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HEFAMAA exposes ‘forged document’ allegedly used by DPP in setting murder suspects -Complainant

In furtherance to the controversies trailing the absolving of one Otunba Olusegun Ashogbon and five others suspects linked to the mysterious death of late Mrs. Abolore Remi-Loius, by the Lagos State’s Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). The new controversy arose from the ‘Death Certificate’ issued by a health facility, Noble Hospital, located at 340, Borno Way, Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos, allegedly relied on by the DPP to absolved all the six suspects linked to the death of late (Mrs) Remi-Louis. Other suspects allegedly freed by the DPP were: Titilayo Oladimeji, Alhaja…

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