Disputed Debt: Honeywell not indebted to Ecobank- Court

.. We are appealing judgment -Ecobank A Federal High Court sitting  in Lagos over the weekend , held  that Honeywell Flour Mills Plc and its sister companies; Anchorage Leisures Limited and Siloam Global Limited are no longer indebted to Ecobank Nigeria Limited. Justice Ayokunle Faji made the declaration while delivering judgement in a suit filed by Honeywell Group against Ecobank Limited. Following a dispute over an alleged indebtedness of N5.5 billion to Ecobank Limited, Honeywell Group and its sister companies instituted a suit seeking court’s declaration that they were not…

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Court dismisses Lagos APC lawmaker, Famakinwa’s returning ticket suit

A Federal High Court, Lagos, presided over by Justice Rilwan Aikawa over the weekend dismissed the suit filed by a Lagos lawmaker,  Famakinwa Adedayo Olufemi, representing Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency 1, at the Lagos State House of Assembly asking the court  for an order of mandatory injunction directing INEC to accept and treat him as the lawful candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for his constituency in the forthcoming House of Assembly election in the State. Justice Aikawa, in a judgement delivered on Friday, May 31, held that the suit is…

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Alleged fraud: Loans approved by  Akingbola follows due process – EFCC witness

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mrs. Modupe Idowu Ajayi, today, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that all the loans approved by the chairman/chief executive officer of the defunct Intercontinental bank Plc Dr. Erastus Akingbola, followed due process. Ajayi, a former assistant general manager, AGM, Credit Analysis Department of the defunct Intercontinental Bank, also told the court that Akingbola did not authorised  the disbursement of any loan obtained from the bank. The witness stated this while being cross-examined by Professor Taiwo Osipintan (SAN), one of the…

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Gladys Kalesanwo residents protest planned installation of high tension cables on street

Residents of Gladys Kalesanwo Street at Agura-/Gberigbe, Ikorodu, area of Lagos have protested over the planned installation of high tension cables on the street by the Ewu-Agbo Community Development Association within the same area. The residents also accused officials of Ikeja Distribution Company (IKDC) of conniving with the Ewu-Agbo Community in attempting to install the illegal cables by allegedly issuing the Ewu-Agbo Community approval without following the due process. A petition obtained by our correspondent with the caption: ‘Save Our Soul on Dangerous Erection of High Tension Cables,’ dated May…

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NCAA revokes pilot’s licence for serious violation of Nig.CARs

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revoked the Airline Transport Pilot’s Licence ATPL of a Pilot for serious violation of the Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs). The revocation was a consequence of the Pilot operating flights on non-schedule operations while his medical certificate has expired. During the flight operations, the Pilot repeatedly exercised the privileges of his License ATPL (A) when he was not qualified to exercise such privileges. Specifically, the Pilot’s Medical Certificate commenced validity from 17th July, 2017 and expired on the 16th January, 2018. Another one…

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NCPC boss tasks Nigerians on nation building

The executive secretary of Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) Rev. Uja Tor Uja has said that the time has come for Nigerians to do away with ethnicity and religion differences but rather join hands in building a united nation to attract more development to the country. He gave this charge over the weekend at the meeting of Pilgrimage Leaders and Managers of Nigeria at the  NCPC Corprate headquarters in Abuja. He challenged Nigerians to arise, do what is right at all times and depart from corruption that had seriously affected…

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N5trillion debt: Jurists urge AMCON to explore ADR option

Leading jurists at the weekend again urged the management of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to explore the opportunities offered by Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) centres established by the Federal High Court to recover its huge outstanding debt of over N5trillion, 80 per cent of which is owed by just 350 individuals in the country. Speaking in Abuja at the weekend, respected jurists such as Justice I.N.Buba; Justice A.M. Liman; Justice C.M.A. Olatoregun; Justice B.F.M. Nyako; Justice Nnamdi Dimgba PhD, Dr. Chuka Agbu SAN and Mr. Olugbenga Bello among…

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National Troupe workers protest poor leadership, want Tar Ukor removed

The workers of National Troup defied heavy rains in Lagos this morning to protest the draconian regime of its executive director, Mr Tar Ukor. The workers accused their boss of absenteeism and neglecting their welfare and also intimidating those who draw his attention to the failure in the system. One placard on display by the workers described Ukor as revolutionary without any known achievement since he was appointed to rescue the national dance Troupe from collapse. Source close to the workers described Tar Ukor’s administration as the worst since the…

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Money laundering: Gov. Udom fails to stop NBA president, Usoro’s trial

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, dismissed an application filed by Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa-Ibom state challenging the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the charge slammed on the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro (SAN). Usoro is currently facing a N1.4 billion money laundering charge, filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before the court and in the charge name of Governor Udom’ alongside his commissioners and Account – General of the state were conspicuously mentioned.  Following the…

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Lady flees with family over role of traditional priestess

Crisis is said to be brewing in the Gbagura land, an Egbaland of Ogun State over the refusal of one of the indigenes to take over the worship of the traditional deity of the town, the Agbo deity. Trouble in the rustic kingdom started after the demise of the priestess of the Agbo deity. As a tradition of the kingdom, the daughter of the priestess, Adelaja Bukola Funmilayo, a married woman with two children, was expected to take over from the late mother, the priestess. But despite all entreaties and…

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