Category: National/Politics

Bank Manager Bags Five Years for N27m Theft

Justice Adie A. Onyebueke of the Cross River State High Court, Akamkpa, has sentenced one Augustine Effiong Bassey  to five years imprisonment for stealing N27 million, belonging to a microfinance bank, where he was a branch manager. He was prosecuted by the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on a…

Osinbajo To Huawei & Co: Training Is Good, But I Want Tech Jobs For Young Nigerians

The idea of a partnership between the Federal Government and technology companies to develop an eco-system of competent Nigerians working in the service sector and even outsourcing their expertise abroad is a welcome development and a step in the right direction in job creation. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, stated this during a virtual courtesy…

Bincom Dev Center Launches Global Tech Initiative ‘eMigr8’

In its strong effort to bridge the talents lacuna in the tech ecosystem, provide hands-on experience in software development and other technology skills to produce globally attractive technology experts, Bincom Dev Center, – a tech training and development hub has launched ‘emigr8’, a tech enabled pathway to relocation abroad. The Center’s Proservices Lead, Olayinka Isimoya…

No Pardon For Rapists, Gender Violence Offenders – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has vowed that no offender indicted in reported cases of rape and gender-based violence will go scot free under his watch. The Governor gave the assurance on Thursday when he received a 54-page compendium on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence compiled by the Stakeholders’ Committee set up by the First Lady…

EFCC Insists Saraki’s Ikoyi Property Funded from Kwara Coffers

An investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Olamide Sadiq, has told Justice Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, that properties located at 17 and 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, owned by a former Senate President and ex-governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, are believed to have…

Lagos Examinations Board Reschedules Y2020 BECE Resit Test

The Lagos State Examinations Board has rescheduled the Year 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) resit test earlier fixed for Saturday, December 5, 2020, to Thursday, 3rd December, 2020. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Board explained that the shift in date became necessary due to the forthcoming by-elections in Lagos East Senatorial District…

EFCC Seeks Interpol’s Support on P&ID, Extradition of Treasury Looters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has sought the assistance of the International Police Organisation (Interpol), on the extradition of Nigerian treasury looters and cybercrime suspects, hibernating abroad as well as the fleeing officials of Process and Industrial Developments Nigeria Limited (P&ID). The Acting Chairman of the EFCC Mohammad Umar Abba, made the appeal…

Microbiology Professor in ICPC Net over N400 Million Fraud

The Acting Director-General (DG) of National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), a professor of Microbiology and Biotechnology, has landed in the net of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), for allegedly defrauding the Federal Government of N400 million. ICPC intelligence-led investigation revealed that the money, which the Acting DG claimed to be…

Lagos Pays N215m To Relatives Of 60 Deceased Employees

The Lagos State Government through its Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has paid a total sum of N 215,132,707.78 as death benefits to the relatives of 60 of its employees who died in active service. The Executive Chairman, LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King, who disclosed this during the cheque presentation ceremony at the LASUBEB office in…

Maina Paid $1.4m for Abuja Property, Pocketed N146m DTA- Witness Reveals

The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT) before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja continued in his absence on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 with the prosecution presenting two witnesses. Maina is facing a 12-count charge of operating fictitious bank accounts, corruption, and money laundering to the tune…