Cubana Chief Priest charged for Naira abuse gets N10m bail

Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, a Businessman and socialite, who was charged to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been granted N10m bail with two sureties in like sum by a Federal High Court in Lagos State. Cubana Chief priest broke his silence after perfecting his N10 million bail condition with two sureties in like sum. Okechukwu claimed he was not small and that money was water in an Instagram post shortly after his arraignment on Wednesday. “Seeing all your messages and love.…

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Nigerian man shot 4 times by wife dies in US

Michael Chidozie, a 26-year-old Nigerian man, has died of spinal injury complications after his wife shot him four times during an argument inside their Houston residence, Texas, US. Chidozie’s wife, Keaiirra Shavoiyae, two years older, shot him in the middle of an argument on March 21 in front of their two children, claiming she acted in self-defence. He was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital after police found him with gunshot wounds and his wife in a panic holding their two kids, aged three and two. Chidozie lingered 18 days on…

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Yoruba Nation sponsors promised to end my hunger —Female suspect

Some self-acclaimed Yoruba Nation agitators hoisted their flag on the building housing the Oyo state House of Assembly last Saturday. One of the suspects, who was among the Yoruba Nation agitators that invaded the Oyo State House of Assembly and Governor’s office, on Saturday, Ayanwale Rofiayat, yesterday, disclosed that those who sponsored the invasion, promised to put an end to starvation in her life. This came as the Oyo State Government, yesterday, described the invasion as treasonable. The woman suspect was among other 20 suspects paraded by the Oyo State…

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Bobrisky treated as normal inmate – NCS officials

Idris Okuneye, controversial crossdresser, aka Bobrisky, who was sentenced to six-months imprisonment over naira abuse, currently shares the same cell with male inmates at the Ikoyi Custodial Center. Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos, while sentencing the convict, on Friday, April 12, 2024, said the judgment would be a deterrent to others who are found abusing and mutilating the naira. Bobrisky who was taken into the Custodial Centre after the judgement was said to have been treated equally like other inmates. A top official in the…

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Bobrisky sentenced to six months imprisonment for Naira abuse

Controversial crossdresser, Idris Olarewaju Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for abusing the naira by the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday. Justice Abimbola Awogboro, while sentencing the convict, said the judgment would be a deterrent to others who are found abusing and mutilating the naira. Before the sentence, the judge asked about his sex, and he quickly replied that he was a man. The judge ruled that the jail term commenced on March 24, 2024, the…

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Panel to rule over Nigerian doctor’s exchange of free treatment for sex with patient in UK

The Medical Tribunal Practitioners Service, MPTS, in Britain is to rule later this month if a UK-based cosmetic doctor of Nigerian descent, Oluwafemi ‘Tijion’ Esho should continue to practice in the country for allegedly exchanging free botox for sex with a patient. Botox injections are shots that use a toxin to prevent a muscle from moving for a limited time. The treatment is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. Esho, who has been featured on several popular TV programmes, was said to have admitted to an improper emotional…

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Channels TV reporter kidnapped in Rivers, N30m ransom demanded

Mr Joshua Rogers, a journalist and reporter with Channels Television, was on Thursday night kidnapped by Gunmen at his residence in Rumuosi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. Rogers, who covers the Rivers State Government House for his organisation, was reportedly trailed after he closed from work to his residence. The miscreants accosted him before he alighted from his car, pointed a gun at him and whisked him along with his vehicle off to an unknown destination at about 9 pm. A source who said he doesn’t want…

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Looted funds: EFCC recovers N30bn from humanitarian ministry

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has recovered over N30bn from the N37,170, 855,753.44 allegedly laundered in the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs under the former minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouk. Sources in the anti-graft agency said the commission had also uncovered over N500m from the scam associated with Umar-Farouk’s successor, Betta Edu, who was recently suspended by President Bola Tinubu. N37,170,855,753.44 was reportedly transferred from government coffers and sent to 38 different bank accounts domiciled in five legacy commercial banks belonging to or connected with a contractor, James Okwete. It was gathered…

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Bobrisky convicted for abusing Naira by Federal Court

A Federal High Court siting in Lagos on Friday has convicted controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky a.k.a. Mummy of Lagos for abusing the Naira. Justice Abimbola Awogboro convicted him after the review of the facts of the case. In his allocutus, Bobrisky told the court that he was not aware of the law on abusing the naira. He said that he is a social media influencer with over five million followers. The judge then told him that ignorance of the law was not an excuse. He said,…

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Ganduje, wife charged to court for $413,000, N1.38bn bribery by Kano govt

Criminal charges have been filed against the immediate past governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, by the Kano State government over alleged $413,000, N1.38bn bribery. The state said it had assembled 15 witnesses to testify against Ganduje. Joined as co-defendants in the charge sheet dated April 3, 2024 were Ganduje’s wife Hafsat, and his son, Umar. Also listed as defendants were Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd and Lesage General Enterprises. Governor Abba Yusuf had on assumption of office accused  Ganduje of misappropriating public funds and allocating plots…

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