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President Muhammadu Buhari sends warm greetings to His Royal Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi 111, Iku Baba Yeye, on his 80th birthday.


President Buhari joins Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State, Traditional Council, family and friends of the Alaafin of Oyo, who is heir to the historic Oyo Empire, in celebrating the landmark age.

As His Royal Majesty turns an octogenarian, the President believes his 48 years on the throne of his fathers have been most remarkable for the dynasty, illustrated by his contributions to the educational, social and cultural development of the people, both those at home and abroad.

President Buhari extols the Alaafin of Oyo’s courage in upholding the values of integrity, hard work and search for knowledge, which has been the hallmark of the great Oyo Empire, commending him for regular counsels to governments, institutions and families.

The President prays that the almighty God will grant the royal father longer life, good health and more wisdom to sustain the legacies of his fathers.
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Justice J. Adepoju of the FCT High Court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, on Friday, October 12, 2018 convicted and sentenced one Godfrey Ango, a support staff from Integrated Corporate Services attached to Access Bank Wuse 2, to 6years in prison on a 12-count charge bordering on diversion and misappropriation of depositors' money.


Arraigned in December 2015, Ango sometime in 2011, while being a bulk teller in Access Bank allegedly diverted over N5,224,500 of depositors' money to personal use.

It was reported that the victims - Hillside Schools and one other company, petitioned the bank . The case was investigated internally by the bank and later referred to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.

In his statement to the EFCC, Ango confessed to committing the crime and outlined how he spent part of the money to settle personal problems such as house rent, school fees, clothes, shoes and to obtain Ukrainian Students' Visa.

Counsel to EFCC, D.M Nkwa, urged the court to convict the defendant so that it can serve as deterrent to him and others.


In his judgment, Justice Adepoju found Ango guilty of all the 12 counts and sentenced him to 6months imprisonment with option of N200,000 fine on each of the counts.

The court also ordered the convict to make a restitution of the diverted sum to the victims.

"I have considered the arguments of both parties, since the purpose of punishment is to prevent further offences and the convict has shown remorse for his actions, monetary conviction and payment of fine is necessary. It will also allow decongestion of prison", the judge said.
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The Federal Government has charged Senator Ademola Adeleke (Osun West) and four others before the Federal High Court, Abuja for allegedly engaging in examination malpractices.


Adeleke and others were accused, in a four-count charge filed in the name of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) of fraudulently, through personation, registering as students of Ojo-Aro Community Grammar School, Ojo-Aro Osun State to enable them sit for the National Examination Council (NECO) examination of June/July 2017.

Named with Adeleke, in the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/156/2018, are: Sikiru Adeleke, Alhaji Aregbesola Mufutau (Principal of the school), Gbadamosi Thomas Ojo (school Registrar) and Dare Samuel Olutope (teacher).

They are to be arraigned on October 31 before Justice I. E. Ekwo.
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A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered a temporary blockage of accounts kept by the Independent National Electoral Commission  ( INEC ) with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).


The court also ordered the Federal Ministry of Finance to temporarily withhold funds meant for INEC, but yet to be disbursed.

Justice John Tsoho gave the orders on Tuesday in a ruling on a motion ex-parte for garnishee orders nisi brought by a firm, Bedding Holdings Limited, who, on January 28, 2014 got a N17.3billion judgment against INEC.

The affected accounts are: 002-01224-42021, 002-01224-41032, held by INEC in the CBN.

Justice Tsoho equally granted a garnishee order nisi attaching “all money, including, but not limited to foreign accounts attached to current accounts of the 1st judgment debtor in the possession of the garnishees/respondents (CBN and Federal Ministry of Finance) bearing the name of the 1st judgment debtor (INEC.)”