$31.4M Fraud: Frozen Account Is Mine, Former First Lady, Patience Jonathan Says

FORMER First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, is claiming ownership of the $31.4 million involved in an alleged fraud case before a Federal High Court in Lagos. Counsel to the first defendant in charge, with case number FHC/337C/16, Mr. Gboyega Oduwole, informed the court that Mrs. Jonathan filed a fundamental application against

Unity schools: FG Releases Admission List

THE Federal Government has released the admission list of successful candidates into the Federal Unity Colleges for the 2016/2017 academic year. The government also announced September 19, 2016 as resumption date for all Unity Schools in the country. The Deputy Director (Press and Public Relations) in the Ministry of Education, Ben Bem

Court Rejects Fayose’s Bid To Stop EFCC From Probing Ekiti State Account

AN Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has declined an ex parte order sought by the State Government to restrain the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission from investigating the finances of the state. The motion was filed by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Owoseni Ajayi, to stop

Buhari Meets Abdulsalami Abubakar

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and former military head of state,  Abdulsalami Abubakar, met on Thursday behind closed doors at the presidential villa, Abuja. After the meeting, Mr. Abubakar, who is also chairman of the National Peace Committee, told journalists that the committee was working quietly to ensure that peace was restored in the country.  Mr

FG Borrows N110Bn Through Bonds

The Federal Government on Wednesday at an auction raised N110bn worth of bonds maturing in 2021, 2026 and 2036, the Debt Management Office said According to DMO’s auction result obtained from its website on Wednesday, it sold N40bn of 2021 paper at 14.50 per cent. It also sold N30bn of 2026 paper

Nigerian Woman Wanted Over Boko Haram Connection Handed Over To DSS

AISHA Wakil, one of the three persons declared wanted for having connections with members of the Boko Haram sect, has been handed over to the Department of State Services, Television Continental is reporting. This was just as the military said it has granted bail to the wanted persons, a report by

Abia Tussle: Ikpeazu Wins First Appeal, Retains Seat

THE governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has won the first appeal delivered by the Court of Appeal in Abuja with respect to the judgments of the Federal High Court in Abuja June 27 removing him from office. Ikpeazu’s appeal was with respect to the ruling delivered by

CBN Denies Liquidating Skye Bank, Says Not Distressed

THE Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has advised customers and other stakeholders of Skye Bank to disregard any message purporting a liquidation of the bank. This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director, Communications, Isaac Okorafor, in Abuja on Wednesday. According to it, malicious messages are making the rounds suggesting

President Buhari Faces Legal Battle Over Recent Appointments

PRESIDENT Muhmmadu Buhari is set to face a fresh legal battle over his recent appointment of members of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Joined in suit were the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubarkar Malami; President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of

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