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Retired colonel jailed seven years for 419

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja: Justice F. N. Yunusa of the Federal High Court Enugu on Wednesday, sentenced one Eugene Okpala, a 62-year old retired colonel to seven years imprisonment in a case of conspiracy, and obtaining by false pretence the sum of N34.5million fIled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The matter which […]

INEC deploys 2,338 staff for Nasarawa, Kwara by-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would deploy a total of 2,338 staff for the conduct of the bye-elections in Nasarawa and Kwara state on Saturday, May 28. This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued on Thursday in Abuja. The by-elections will be conducted into Nasarawa-Toto Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State […]

SEC bans BGL Managing Director, deputy from capital market activities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday banned Mr Albert Okumagba, BGL Managing Director and his deputy, Mr Chibundu Edozie, from participating in capital market activities for 20 years. This is contained in a circular posted on the commission’s web site. The circular is entitled “SEC Administrative Proceedings Committee (APC) gives its decision on […]

Nigeria yet to domesticate FIFA laws-Ex-Minister

Former Minister of Sports Alhaji Bala Ka’Oje says Nigeria has yet to domesticate FIFA laws in spite of the letter of adoption written to FIFA by the Federal Government. Ka’Oje’s comment is coming on the heels of controversy trailing the domestication of the laws in Nigeria by factional groups in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). […]

I’m in NAN to improve things-Onanuga

Mr Bayo Onanuga, the new Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has pledged to “improve things’’ and ensure that the agency “gets better’’. Onanuga made the pledge while addressing some staffers of the agency in Abuja on Thursday. “I want to assure all of you that I have not come to disrupt a lot […]

ECOWAS broke, begs Nigeria for cash

The President of ECOWAS, Mr Marcel De Souza, on Thursday, expressed frustration over the paucity of fund being experienced by the commission. De Souza, a Béninoise, was speaking in Abuja when he led a delegation from the commission to a courtesy visit on the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mrs Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim. He appealed […]

Clearing agents accuse customs officials of extortion

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Thursday alleged that officials of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) were extorting its members. In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the association, Kayode Farinto in Lagos, ANLCA described the situation as “disturbing”. He said that when the Comptroller-General of Customs, Retd. Col. […]

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