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Ayeni sold Ocean Marine shares to Okunbo for N2bn – Police

POLICE investigation into the allegations of stealing and criminal diversion of company funds levelled against billionaire businessman, Capt. Idahosa Wells-Okunbo, by a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc, Mr Tunde Ayeni, has indicated that the accusations are false. The police in their investigation report absolved Wells-Okunbo of wrongdoing, noting that Ayeni sold his shares in...

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CBN planning N90bn N’Delta integrated agric – Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria plans to expend N90bn in the nine states of the Niger Delta region in its integrated Agricultural Programme to train youths in fishery, rabbitry, piggery and others. He expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to collaborate with...

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CBN planning N90bn Niger Delta integrated agric – Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has disclosed that the Central Bank of Nigeria plans to expend N90bn in the nine states of the Niger Delta region in its integrated Agricultural Programme to train youths in fishery, rabbitry, piggery and others. He expressed the readiness of the Federal Government to collaborate with...

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IGP orders probe into assassination attempt on Ortom by gunmen

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered full-scale investigations into the circumstances surrounding the attack and reported attempt on the life of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, at his farm in the outskirts of Makurdi, on Saturday. The IG condemned the incident, and equally directed the Commissioner of Police, Benue State Command to...

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Uncertainty surrounds Magu’s redeployment, nine months after suspension

• Ex-EFCC chair remains jobless as PSC awaits IGP’s letter The erstwhile acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is still idle, four months after the  Justice Ayo Salami probe panel submitted its report to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). According to findings by Sunday PUNCH, the Inspector-General of...

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DHQ probes alleged spying on Igboho’s residence by ‘soldiers’

The Defence Headquarters said it has launched a probe into the allegations that some ‘soldiers’ were caught spying on the residence of a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. The DHQ dismissed the allegations that the Federal Government masterminded the incident, pointing out that the person involved was a serial impersonator and...

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DHQ probes alleged spying on Igboho residence by suspected soldiers

The Defence headquarters said it has launched a probe into the allegations that some ‘soldiers’ were caught spying on the residence of a Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. The DHQ dismissed the allegations that the Federal Government masterminded the incident, pointing out that the person involved was a serial impersonator and...

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FG to provide lawyer for Nigerian lady wrongfully jailed in Cote d’Ivoire

The Federal Government said it is taking steps to get a Nigerian lady, Itunu Babalola, who was jailed for 10 years in Cote d’Ivoire, out of prison. It said it would secure the services of a lawyer to take up the case and get justice for the 23-year-old. The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike...

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Whistleblowers with false information to be prosecuted, says Bawa

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has expressed concern about the activities of supposed whistleblowers who misled the agency through false information. The Chairman of the Commission, Abdurasheed Bawa, said despite due diligence by the EFCC, scarce investigative resources have been wasted by the agency in following up false leads that frequently come to dead...

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Nigerians, others lost $4.1bn to frauds in 2020 –FBI

Nigerians, Americans, Britons and citizens of 18 other countries lost over  $4.1bn to cyber scam, identity theft, Internet romance scam, business email compromise and other fraudulent activities in 2020. The Internet Crime Complaint Centre of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said fraudsters  also targeted the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act, which included provisions...

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How Nigeria, US, 19 others lost over $4.1b to cyber fraud in 2020 -FBI

Nigerians, Americans, Britons, and citizens of 18 other countries lost over $4.1 billion to cyber scam, identity theft, Internet romance scam, business email compromise, and other fraudulent activities in 2020. The Internet Crime Complaint Centre of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the fraudsters also targeted the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act, which...

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How Nigeria, US, 19 others lost over $4.1bn to cyber fraud in 2020 -FBI

Nigerians, Americans, Britons, and citizens of 18 other countries lost over $4.1 billion to cyber scam, identity theft, Internet romance scam, business email compromise, and other fraudulent activities in 2020. The Internet Crime Complaint Centre of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the fraudsters also targeted the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security Act, which...

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Multi-agency approach needed to combat banditry, kidnapping –NSCDC boss

THE Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, has called for a multi-agency approach and effective collaboration to tackle the menace of banditry, kidnappings and other forms of insecurity in the country. The new NSCDC helmsman also decried what he described as the unnecessary rivalry and envy among the security agencies, stressing...

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We can’t find Ogun refugees in Benin Republic, says FG

The Federal Government has said it cannot locate the displaced Ogun State residents taking refuge in Benin Republic due to attacks on their communities by armed herdsmen. The government explained that the Nigerian Embassy officials, who visited the communities where the people were taking shelter, were informed that they had returned to their communities in...

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Minimum wage decentralisation bill will turn workers into slaves –NLC President, Wabba

President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, tells ADELANI ADEPEGBA that the proposed bill on minimum wage is designed to further impoverish the Nigerian workers Why do you think the proposed bill would undermine the working class in the country? First is to point out clearly that the national minimum wage is a global standard set...

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Ex-JAMB registrar arrested for alleged N900m pencil, eraser fraud

THE Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested a former Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, for allegedly misappropriating N900m. Ojerinde, who was arrested on Monday in Abuja by ICPC operatives, was alleged to have committed multiple frauds while heading JAMB and the...

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How FIRS director received over N700m cash payment —EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has revealed how a former Coordinating Director of Federal Inland Revenue Service, Peter Hena, received over N700 million cash between January 2017 and December 2018. Investigations by the anti-graft agency indicated that Hena and eight others shared N4.5 billion in illegal estacodes and fraudulent Duty Tour Allowances. The Commission...

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50 suspects arrested for robbery, kidnapping, firearms recovered

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 50 suspected members of various notorious criminal gangs and networks across the country. The arrests, which were carried out by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force attached to the Operation Puff Adder II, recovered from the suspects 10 firearms,...

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50 suspects arrested for robbery, kidnapping,firearms recovered

OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested 50 suspected members of various notorious criminal gangs and networks across the country. The arrests, which were carried out by operatives of the Intelligence Response Team and the Special Tactical Squad of the Force attached to the Operation Puff Adder II, recovered from the suspects 10 firearms,...

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US Mission contacts immigrant visa applicants affected by Trump’s restrictions

The United States Mission has said that it is prioritising immigrant visa applicants affected by the travel restrictions under the Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 signed by former President Donald Trump last year. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to the...

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US contacts Nigerian visa applicants affected by Trump’s travel restrictions

The United States mission has said that it was prioritising immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria affected by the travel restrictions under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983 signed by former President Donald Trump last year. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to […] Read Full Story