Two Jailed For Cybercrime, Impersonation

Post Views: 12 By Tony Orilade Two persons – Arewa Adekunle (aka Barrister Tania Rivera) and Kadiri Yusuf Kayode – were on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, found guilty and sentenced to jail terms in offences filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. The duo respectively bagged six months and four months imprisonment before Justices Joyce Abdulmalik and P. I. Ajoku of the Federal High Court of the Ibadan Judicial Division. The convicts had pleaded guilty to the separate one-count amended charges preferred against…

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EcobankPay Partners TerraKulture to promote African Culture

Post Views: 11 By Ayomide Oluwaseun  EcobankPay, the lifestyle digital payment and collections service of Ecobank Nigeria has entered into a partnership with TerraKulture, Nigeria’s foremost stage play and cultural show promoters with Bolanle-Austen Peters as lead. Through this partnership, Ecobank intends to support the promotion of African arts and culture starting from April 2019. For each festive season,  there will be a theatrical production – April coinciding with the Easter celebrations; October season to correspond with the nation’s independence anniversary and December season end of year festivities. Commenting on…

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Malabu: Court Orders Arrest of Etete, Adoke, Others

Post Views: 15 By Tony Orilade Justice D.Z. Senchi, of a Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) High Court, sitting in Jabi has granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for a warrant of arrest against Dan Etete, a former Minister of Petroleum, and Mohammed Adoke, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, who were implicated in the Malabu Oil scandal. Also declared wanted were Raph Wetzels, Casula Roberto, Pujato Stefeno, and Burrato Sebastiano. They were meant to be arraigned before Justice Senchi on Wednesday,…

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Why We Re-arrested Ofili-Ajumogobia-EFCC

Post Views: 10 By Tony Orilade The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, re-arrested Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia to enable it to prefer a fresh criminal charge against her. The Commission re-arrested Ofili-Ajumogobia in line with the decision of the Appeal Court, Lagos Division, in a case involving Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, where it said that a judge could not be prosecuted until he or she had either been dismissed or compulsorily retired by the National Judicial Council, NJC. Consequent upon the fact that the Commission had…

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Extrajudicial killings: IGP Mohammed reads riot act to area commanders, dpos

Post Views: 13 By Emmanuel Udom  Mohammed Adamu, the inspector-general of police on Monday in Lagos read the riot act to Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers  serving in Lagos. The IGP told them point blank that from yesterday, they will be held responsible for any for the professional misconduct of officers under their charge. He spoke while addressing police officers at the Police College in Ikeja, Lagos, following media reports on extrajudicial killings by police officers in the state. His words: It is with a deep sense of professional…

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EFCC Docks Businessman for N10m Fraud

Post Views: 18 …Another for N5m Fraud By Tony Orilade The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office, on Monday, April 15, 2019 arraigned Usman Ibrahim Idris alongside his company Influential Investment Company Limited before Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, on a one-count charge bordering on criminal misappropriation to the tune of N10 million. The count reads: “That you, Usman Ibrahim Idris, being a Managing Director and alter ego of INFLUENTIAL INVETMENT COMPANY LIMITED, a company registered in Nigeria, between 8th …

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Easter Promo: Ecobankpay Offers Special Discount to Shoppers

Post Views: 5 By Ayomide Oriade Ecobank Nigeria Limited has announced special discount for shoppers using the EcobankPay option to pay for their goods and services during the Easter holidays and will run to the end of April 2019. EcobankPay is a digital QR code/ Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) that enables payments using the mobile phone, without the need for a debit/credit card. “When you sign up, your EcobankPay QR is emailed to you, which you can print and post/stick it anywhere your customers can see it to easily…

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51 Graduands bag first degree at UNICAL 32 convocation

Post Views: 12  By Ita Akpan Calabar  51 graduands of the University of Calabar, will be awarded first class degrees in various fields of discipline after the academic council of the institution certified them worthy in learning and in character. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Zana Akpagu gave the hint  on Tuesday during a press conference at the Senate chambers of the University as part of activities to mark the 32nd convocation ceremony which is schedule to take place on Saturday. Akpagu , while trying to give the breakdown…

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N3.6bn Fraud: How Omatsuli, Co-Defendant Moved Over N1bn NDDC Funds To Private Accounts-Witness

Post Views: 17 By Tony Orilade A prosecution witness, Soridei Akene, in the ongoing trial of Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former Executive Director on Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Francis Momoh, on Friday, April 12, 2019, told Justice Saliu Seidu of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos how over N1bn was moved from the Commission to some private companies belonging to the defendants and other individuals. The defendants, who were charged alongside their companies, Don Parker Properties Limited and Building Associates Limited respectively, were arraigned on November…

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Alleged N12.2bn Fraud: Patience Jonathan Knows Fate May 9

Post Views: 16 … Witness Described Shagaya as Patience’s Co-conspirator        By Tony Orilade Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Friday, April 12, 2019, fixed May 9, 2019 to deliver judgment in an application for final forfeiture filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of the sums of $8,435,788.84 (about N3 billion) and N9.2 billion (totalling about N12.2 billion), linked to Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan. The court had, on April 19, 2018, ordered an interim forfeiture of the…

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