Press Release: Additional 241 million tablets of tramadol seized at Apapa Port

Story Views: 1   The search of the suspected 62 containers continued yesterday November 15, 2018. Eleven (11) new containers already searched were found to contain 241 million tablets of tramadol, weighing 118 metric tons. This brings to 581 million tablets of tramadol so far discovered within two days of the search operations at Apapa sea port. On the first day of the search operations, the Agency discovered 340 million tablets of tramadol from 12 containers. The tablets which are in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams are…

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Voters Beware! Voter merchants on the prowl

Story Views: 6 Who are the real candidates in the forthcoming general elections? This is the question on the lips of many voters in Nigeria. Voters are caught between pretenders and contenders who parade themselves as candidates. For the first time in the history of Nigeria, fears of fake candidates are beginning to emerge. According to reports, some persons whose names were not forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the next election by their respective parties are still going about claiming to be the preferred candidates. Some…

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NDLEA discovers 12 containers of tramadol at seaport

Story Views: 9 340 million tramadol tablets found in 12 containers under NDLEA watch at Apapa ports National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has so far uncovered over 340, 000, 000 tablets of Tramadol at the Apapa Sea Ports in Lagos. The tablets which were in various dosages ranging from 120 to 250 milligrams were recovered from 12 containers in an on-going search of containers at Apapa sea port. These containers which have been on the watch-list of NDLEA since November 2017 were brought to the attention of Nigeria Customs…

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Staining Mr. Clean: House of Reps stands by its indictment of Osinbajo

Story Views: 10 The House of Representatives’ ad hoc Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness is standing by its report indicting the Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for what it described as the embezzlement of N33 billion meant for presidential intervention programme for the North East crisis. The Vice-President was found culpable for giving approval to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to the tune of N5.8 billion which the House Committee described as illegal for not following due process. Osinbajo is the Chairman of the programme as well as…

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Ex-police boss, three others arraigned over N1.3billion fraud

Story Views: 24      The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Wednesday,  November 7, 2018, arraigned four suspected fraudsters before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering  on felony and stealing to the tune of N1, 301, 334, 108 (One Billion, Three Hundred and One Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-four Thousand, One Hundred and Eight Naira) only. The suspects are: Ifeoma Okpalugo,  an Assistant  Commissioner of Police,  ACP, (retd.); Olumide Odumosu, Suleiman Yusuf Tegina and Helen…

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EFCC Arraigns Man For N4m Fraud

Story Views: 10   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC today 7th November, 2018 arraigned one Usman Mohammed before Justice Usman Na’abba of High Court, Kano State on one count charge bordering on diversion of funds and criminal breach of trust. The petitioner alleged that sometimes in 2017, the suspect fraudulently induced him and collected the sum of Four Million Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N4,300,000.00) to process four visas to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, umra and their accommodations. The accused who was unable to produce the visa also failed…

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EFCC Arraigns Man for N16m Fraud

Story Views: 11 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal office, on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 arraigned Umar Ali Kaka, before Justice Fadawu Umar of the State High Court sitting in Maiduguri, Borno on a one-count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust and obtaining by false pretence to the tune of N16,000,000 (Sixteen Million Naira) only. According to investigations carried out by the Commission, a criminal complaint was reported against the accused vide a petition dated 27th October, 2017. The petition was written by one Ibrahim Garba…

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The fall of Adams Oshiomohle

Story Views: 17   These are not the best of times for Adams Aliyu Oshiomohle, Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, former Governor, Edo State and former President, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. Many were those who wondered at the palpable silence of this foremost labour leader as the Government and the Organised Labour were spoiling for a fight over the minimum wage. Unknown to many, Oshiomohle was having his own baptism of fire in the hands of the dreaded Department of Security Service, popularly known as SSS. For…

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Atiku’s absence sends shock waves

Story Views: 12 Some of the political aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election appear uncomfortable with the long absence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Alhaji Abubakar has maintained some quietude in the last few weeks since his emergence as the PDP flag bearer and subsequent endorsement by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  Alhaji Abubakar, in what many described as a strategic step has decided to go on vacation abroad as his continued stay in the country will provoke political activities that…

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EFCC Arraigns Surety Over Absence of Fraud Suspect

Story Views: 11 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on November 7, 2018 arraigned one Hassana Idris Danjuma, before Justice Salisu Garuba of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Maitama, on a one-count charge bordering on obstruction of justice. Danjuma had sometimes in August 2017 stood in as surety for one Emeje Shehu Aminu who was being investigated by the EFCC for issuance of dud cheque and for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. She had undertaken to produce the suspect when requested by the EFCC at any…

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DRUNKEN POLICEMAN DISMISSED

Story Views: 15 PRESS RELEASE The attention of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM mni, has been drawn to a video of Lagos policeman who got drunk at Akowonjo, Dopemu area of Lagos state. He therefore directed the state Commissioner of Police, CP Imohimi Edgal to fish out the erring policeman for appropriate disciplinary action. The policeman who was stupefied after guzzling large quantity of alcoholic beverage was located and apprehended today 07/11/2018 at Police Mobile Force Squadron 22 Base, Ikeja, where he served by the…

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MRA Inducts Federal Ministry of Communication Technology into ‘FOI Hall of Shame

Story Views: 12   Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today accused the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology of flagrant abuse of Freedom of Information law by refusing to adopt it in their activities and therefore inducted it into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”. It accused the Ministry of extremely poor performance in its implementation of the Act over the last seven years. MRA’s Programme Officer, Mr. Idowu Adewale, announced the selection of the Ministry as this week’s inductee in a statement issued in Lagos, saying “the Ministry’s overall…

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Private sector crucial to successful AfCFTA implementation—- Africa Trade Forum delegates agree

Story Views: 16 The 2018 Africa Trade Forum concluded in Lagos, Nigeria, with delegates agreeing that while governments need to set a conducive environment through collective and coordinated actions for the successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the private sector should be the main driver of the AfCFTA. They also agreed that complementary interventions to boost competitiveness and reduce the high costs of doing business on the African continent would be crucial to ensure win-win gains from the AfCFTA – these will require proactive policies and…

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N59.7m Fraud: Court Remands ‘Prophet’ In Prison Custody

Story Views: 18   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, on Monday, November 5, 2018, arraigned one Prophet Cletus Ilongwo, Founder, Power of The Holy Spirit Evangelical Ministry, Lagos before Justice S.O. Solebo of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State on an 11-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N59, 760, 000 (Fifty-Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira) only. The complainant, Obinna Ezenwaka, a former employee of Fidelity Bank Plc, alleged that he was…

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EFCC has new acting Spokesperson

Story Views: 14 EFCC Press Release Our media partners are hereby notified that Mr. Tony Orilade, today, November 5, 2018 assumed duty as Spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Orilade, who is the Commission’s Head of Public Interface Unit, will act in Mr. Wilson Uwujaren’s stead. Uwujaren, the Commission’s Head of Media and Publicity is away on a month-long training at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State.

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Court Gives Ex-Abia Gov, Kalu, Seven-Day Ultimatum To Open His Defence In Alleged N7.6bn Fraud Trial

Story Views: 14 Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, November 5, 2018, ordered a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, to return to the country within the next seven days to open his defence in an alleged N7.6bn fraud trial. Kalu is standing trial alongside his former Commissioner for Finance, Ude Udeogu and a company, Slok Nigeria Limited, on an amended 39-count charge of money laundering to the tune of N7.6bn. At the resumed hearing today, counsel to the former…

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Anti- Graft War: Magu Charges Youths on good Character

Story Views: 13   The Acting Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu has tasked youths across the country, to embrace the virtues of good character in their quest for leadership and as an important condition to enlist in the anti-corruption war. He gave this charge on Sunday, 4th November, 2018 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State at the Music/Talent Concert of Warriors Of Christ International Church. According to him, corruption affects the future of youths more than any other segment of the society but…

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CNN names U.S. Government Exchange Alumna in Top 10 Heroes List

Story Views: 14   Cable News Network (CNN) has named a 2017 alumna of the United States government-sponsored International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP), Ms. Abisoye Ajayi-Akinfolarin, as one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of the Year. Ajayi-Akinfolarin’s organization, Pearls Africa Foundation, which she founded in 2012, assists girls from underserved communities in Nigeria gain relevant technological skills to transform their lives. The beneficiaries get training in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Scratch and visit tech companies to reinforce their learning and broaden their horizons. Her GirlsCoding project has reached…

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U.S. Advocates Greater Investment in Girl-Child Education, More Female Political Participation

Story Views: 13   United States Consul General F. John Bray has called for increased investment in the education of the girl-child and greater political participation by women in Nigeria. Delivering the keynote address on the second day of the 17th Annual Conference of Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), in Lagos on November 2, Consul General Bray encouraged the women leaders to continue working to promote gender equality in Nigeria. He spoke on the topic “Unstoppable You: Reinvent & Reinvigorate” at the event attended by leading women…

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Lagos State Police Command arrests 85 suspected criminals

Story Views: 16 No fewer than 85 suspected criminals of various crimes were, last Monday, paraded at the last police briefing at the Police Command in Ikeja, Lagos. The suspects are of various ages and committed various crimes. Police says the suspects were arrested at different locations while working on discreet information volunteered by the Lagos residents. According to the Lagos State Police Commander, Edgal Imohim, the essence of the parade was to keep Lagos people with the latest updates in the fight of crimes and criminality in the state,…

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