$15.6m fraud: EFCC set to arraign Jonathan’s former aide, lawyer
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has instituted a 17-count charge of $15.6m fraud against a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Waripamo-Owei Dudafa.
The suit was filed before Justice Abdulazeez Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday.
Also listed as defendants in the charge are a legal practitioner, Amajuoyi Briggs, and one Demola Bolodeoku.
The EFCC is seeking to arraign them alongside five companies, namely: Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; Avalon Global Property Development Company Limited and Globus Integrated Services Limited
Oshiomhole, PDP trade words over alleged importation of thugs
FG propose bill for Nigerians to pay 9% tax on calls, SMS, MMS, Data, others
Speaking at a function organized by the Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, LCCI yesterday, Shittu said the introduction of the new taxes without harmonising existing ones would put pressure on the country’s tax system thereby making it unattractive to investors.
According to him, the outcome of deliberations on the bill would form the basis of his advice to the President.
“This may also be counter-productive in the long run for our targets on broadband penetration. Our ICT Roadmap gives fresh impetus for implementing existing policies and reviewing any that is inimical to the growth of the sector.”
Man beats wife to death for denying him sex after seven kids in Ekiti
A 42-year-old man, Josiah Johnson has been remanded in prison custody by an Ado-Ekiti Magistrate court for allegedly beating his wife, Juliana to death.
According to the police prosecutor, Sgt. Oriyomi Akinwale, the suspect committed the offence on July 3 at Erio-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local government area of Ekiti State.
Akinwale alleged that the husband wanted to make love to the wife, but she rejected for not wanting to be pregnant after seven issues.
According to the Police Prosecutor, the suspect beat the deceased with his fist and forcefully had sexual intercourse with her which subsequently led to her death.
Oriyomi said the offence contravened Section 319(1) of the Criminal Code,Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Magistrate Taiwo Ajibade consequently remanded the accused in prison custody pending the legal advice from DPP’s office.
The case was adjourned to September 12 for further hearing.to such heinous scheming, which has become the defining trade mark of Edo APC under the master puppeteer, who is mortally afraid of the glaring prospects of his anointed one losing the September 10 governorship election.”
35 year old woman commits suicide in Ogun state
The state acting Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident, said the remains of the deceased have been deposited at Babcock University morgue where her husband works. Oyeyemi said a post mortem will be carried out on the deceased to ascertain the cause of her death.
“A member of staff of the Babcock University reported to our men in Ilisan-Remo, that he returned from work around 5.30pm, and met the body of his wife dangling from the ceiling of their apartment, after the door was forced opened. The policemen later brought the body down and it had been deposited in the mortuary of the Babcock University in the same town. The deceased did not leave any suicide note. A post mortem would be carried out on the corpse”he said
Fear grips Anambra residents as Lassa fever kills medical doctor
A medical doctor has been confirmed dead in a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Anambra State.
The development has sent residents of the state into palpable fear.
The State Ministry of Health Thursday made this announcement in Awka during a one-day Lassa fever training workshop.
Speaking at the workshop, one of the resource persons, Dr. Jane Ezeonu confirmed that the medical doctor died at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, three days ago.
The Director of Public Health in the state, Dr Emmanuel Okafor, who also spoke at the event confirmed that the state had equally recorded three other deaths recently.
She warned the people of the state to avoid taking raw garri, adding that they should protect their food and related items from rats.
According to him, “In Anambra State, we don’t know the number of cases of the disease, but we have three confirmed deaths”
He therefore, called on health workers in the state to exercise high standard in handling Lassa fever cases
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has ordered that mental test be carried out on policemen in the command.
The AIG, who also ordered drunkenness test on all personnel of the command, said the move was necessary in order to “avoid any accidental discharge or extrajudicial killing.”
A statement on Thursday by Zone 2 Command spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, said Ali spoke during a newly introduced educative session for officers and men of the zonal command at Onikan, Lagos.
Adejobi said the session was meant to impart principles of modern policing and injecting learning and reading culture towards having people-oriented policemen.
“The police boss reiterated his zero tolerance for corruption, excessive use of force, dirtiness, incivility to the public, drunkenness and unethical conducts that can damage the image of the Nigeria Police Force.
“He seized the opportunity to challenge policemen to read and imbibe the spirit of love to all and sundry they come in contact with.
“The AIG mandated the police medical unit to carry out drunkenness and mental checks on men (particularly those on operations) of the command to avoid any accidental discharge of extrajudicial killings,” the statement read in part.
The health management teams from the Police Medical Department and selected health institutions later lectured policemen on the need for regular checkups to avoid sudden deaths.
Presidency begins investigations into alleged links of Patience and Goodluck Jonathan to Niger Delta Avengers
A break away group from the notorious militant group known as the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers had last week released a statement indicting the former President and other prominent Nigerians like Raymond Dokpesi, Peter Odili, Nyesom Wike, Olisa Metuh and others as sponsors of the militant group. They have all since denied the allegation.
According to Premium Times, a source within the Presidency said preliminary investigations indicated that some of the oil installations that were attacked in the Niger Delta had actually been mined while President Jonathan was in power, just before the 2015 election, by some of the militants and operatives known to be very close to him.