Onnoghen to FG: I deserve an apology

Justice Walter Onnoghen, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, on Friday, demanded an apology from the Federal Government for dragging him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, for trial over his alleged failure to properly declare his assets. The CJN who was temporarily removed from office by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25 owing to allegations against him, said he deserved an apology since FG failed to tender any credible evidence before the tribunal to establish that he committed any offence known to the law. He described the totality…

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Tamar Braxton reveals identity of Her Nigerian Boyfriend

Tamar Braxton, international singer and reality TV star, has finally introduced her Nigerian boyfriend to the world. The 42-year old is making the big reveal less than a day after she first announced that she and her mystery African man have broken up. She had early said that she was single again and ready to mingle. In a follow-up post, she had also asked her followers not to trust anyone. These post had led to rumours that her Nigerian lover must have scammed her. However, Braxton who has been married…

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Pastors arrested for allegedly killing brother-in-law

Two pastors, Chukwuka Stephen and Ejim Stephen, have been arrested by operatives of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly killing their brother-in-law, Peter Chukwuyem, in the Papa-Ibafo area of the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said in a statement on Thursday that the suspects, while living with Chukwuyem, were using the frontage of his house to conduct church services. He stated that Chukwuka and Ejim became embittered when Chukwuyem stopped them from conducting church services in the frontage of his house, adding that when the…

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Okada rider shot dead by police over N200 bribe in Lagos

An okada rider was shot dead by a police officer yesterday at Kilo, Surulere area of Lagos State, bringing to three the number of reported extra-judicial killings in the state this month. Earlier in March, a policeman had shot a bus driver dead in Mosan, Ayobo area of Lagos for refusing to part with money. Two weeks after, a teenager was killed by a stray bullet in a shootout between policemen and some cultists in Ikorodu. The victim of yesterday’s killing, a motorcyclist identified as Ademola Moshood, was a few…

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Councillor jailed three months for vote-buying

The councillor of Bolari East, Ishiyaku Garba, who was arraigned before Justice Sa’ad Moh’d of a high court in Gombe on a three-count charge of bribery by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been convicted. Acting on intelligence report, the EFCC had arrested him at Bolari Polling Unit 077 in Gombe during the presidential and National Assembly elections, where he was sighted distributing money. Having pleaded “guilty” to the charges, his counsel, S.A. Mustapha, pleaded for leniency.The trial judge, thereafter, convicted him on the three counts and sentenced…

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Access Bank’s US $6.3m fraud threatens merger with Diamond Bank

The nearly concluded merger of Access bank Plc and Diamond bank Plc, is facing a big challenge at the moment. Reason is because one of Access Bank shareholders, Chief Don Obot Etiebet has dragged the two banks before a Federal high court sitting in Lagos, urging the court to stop the process of the merging arrangement on the ground of concealment of fraud. Chief Etiebet alleged that prior to the commencement of the scheme of merger, Access bank and two of its Directors were being investigated by Police in an…

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