• ,

    Former Water resources minister, Sarah Ochekpe, arraigned for allegedly laundering N450m

    5a66dec5d7a11 - Former Water resources minister, Sarah Ochekpe, arraigned for allegedly laundering N450m

    5a66dec5d7a11 - Former Water resources minister, Sarah Ochekpe, arraigned for allegedly laundering N450m

    Former Minister of Water Resources under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan‘s administration, Sarah Ochekpe and two others, were yesterday arraigned before Justice Musa Kurya of the Jos Federal High Court for allegedly laundering N450m.

     

    The former Minister alongside former PDP Chairman in Plateau state Raymond Dabo and Evangelist Leo-Sunday Jatau, Coordinator of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign in 2015 were arraigned on a a two-count charge of conspiracy and money laundering.

    Counsel to the EFCC, A. Y. Manchata, told the court that sometimes in 2015, the sum of N450 million was transferred from the account of then former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Alison Diezeni-Madueke, to the account of one of the defendants, who allegedly withdrew and laundered it. However, counsel to the defendants, Mr Sunday Odey, challenged the allegations of the EFCC and asked the court to grant the accused persons whom he described as “people of high integrity.’’, bail.

    The presiding judge granted the accused persons bail on self recognition and adjourned the case to Feb. 13th and 14th for hearing.

     

  • ,

    Three days after shutdown, President Trump signs bill to re-open the United States government

    5a66d32305b8a - Three days after shutdown, President Trump signs bill to re-open the United States government

    5a66d32305b8a - Three days after shutdown, President Trump signs bill to re-open the United States government

    On Monday night, President Donald Trump signed a bill to end the government shutdown, capping off a nearly three-day deadlock and reinstating funds until February 8.

     

    The House and the Senate voted on Monday to end the government shutdown, extending funding for three weeks, following a deal being reached between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell regarding assurances related to immigration.

     

    The House passed the continuing resolution 266-159, with 36 more yes votes than the four-week resolution they passed last week. The movement comes thanks in part to commitments from McConnell and other Republicans in bipartisan meetings.

    https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

    In a tweet moments ago, President Trump said, ‘big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown. Now I want a big win for everyone, including Republicans, Democrats and DACA, but especially for our Great Military and Border Security. Should be able to get there. See you at the negotiating table!’.

  • ,

    Davido’s older brother rants about passport seizure after drama at Lagos airport

    5a66c40181c82 - Davido's older brother rants about passport seizure after drama at Lagos airport

    5a66c40181c82 - Davido's older brother rants about passport seizure after drama at Lagos airport

    Looks like the passports of Davido and everyone who flew back with him to Lagos from Dubai were seized at the airport after his crew member, Kayode aka Tyconne was arrested following an alleged violent scuffle over verification of luggage;

    Even though Kayode has since been bailed out of jail, all their passsports have still not been released. Davido’s brother, Adewale took to Snapchat to express his frustration at the non-release of their passports.

  • ,

    Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

    5a66adc2a560c - Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

    5a66adc2a560c - Diabetic businessman loses N190million to herbalist who claimed to have a cure for the ailment

    A self-acclaimed herbalist, Adeniyi Adewunmi has been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for duping a diabetic businessman of N190million under the guise of finding a cure for the ailment. 43yr old Adewunmi is facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing.
    The Prosecutor, Friday Mameh, told the court that the accused committed the offences between February 2016 and January this year, at Ajao Estate, Oshodi, Lagos. Mameh said:

    “The accused and others still at large approached the complainant, one Mr Lawrence Akanbi, and told him that he is suffering from diabetes, asthma and spiritual attack.
    “The complainant believed because he was actually suffering from the ailments stated by the accused.
    “The accused used the opportunity to ask the complainant for money till the money amounted to N190m.”

    Trouble started for the herbalist when Akanbi saw no improvement in his condition and decided to report the matter to the police. The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted him bail in the sum of N20m, with two sureties in like sum.

  • ,

    Photo: Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State; recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

    FB IMG 15166286345282B252812529 - Photo: Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State; recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

    FB IMG 1516628634528%2B%25281%2529 - Photo: Police arrest two over possession of fake currency in Niger State; recover firearm, N8m suspected to be counterfeit

    The Niger State Police Command has arrested two men in connection with the circulation of money suspected to be counterfeit.

    A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, ASP Muhammad Abubakar, said  the operatives during two separate raids carried out in Minna metropolis, arrested one Umar Auta, aged 50,  of Bosso LGA and 70-year-old Abdulkarim Adamu of Old Kwata Suleja in Suleja LGA respectively.

    One Dane gun, an axe, one machete and the sum of eight million naira (N8,000,000.00) all in one thousand naira denomination suspected to be counterfeit were recovered from the suspects. Investigation of the case is still in progress.

    “The command, wishes to inform members of the public that it will not relent its effort in clamping down on criminals in Niger State,” said Abubakar.

    “The operatives of the Command have been directed and charged by the Commissioner of Police to redouble their efforts in fighting crime and wishes to solicit for the cooperation of the members of the public in this regard” he added.

     

  • ,

    Photos: The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    5a66a967a142e 1 - Photos: The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    5a66a967a142e - Photos: The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    Since the rumour of Kylie Jenner being pregnant last year, no one has really seen her in public really pregnant. There have been speculations, but no confirmation. Kylie has remained mute on Social media, her last post on her IG page was last Christmas. She wasn’t even in the family Christmas card. Her family has refused to confirm or deny the pregnancy, despite several prodings from people.

    5a66abe5b0946 - Photos: The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    However, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall, Kourtney and Kim all released picture(s) of all the Kardashian/Jenner kids in a Calvin Klein campaign ad. This will be the first time Kylie is seen with her family for a campaign since the pregnancy rumour. 

    5a66ab433b176 - Photos: The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    In one of the pictures though, Kylie wore big denim outfit which hid her tummy and in another picture, she covered her tummy with a blanket, which led people to think she’s either truly pregnant and covering her pregnancy or she was her sister, Kim Kardashian’s surrogate and is hiding her tummy because she hasn’t recovered from the childbirth yet.

    5a66abaddfc0a - Photos: The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    See a video from the Calvin Klein Campaign below:

    //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js

  • ,

    The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    5a66a967a142e - The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    5a66a967a142e - The Kardashians finally feature Kylie Jenner in their Calvin Klein ad campaign

    Since the rumour of Kylie Jenner being pregnant last year, no one has really seen her in public really pregnant. There have been speculations, but no confirmation. Kylie has remained mute on Social media, her last post on her IG page was last Christmas. She wasn’t even in the family Christmas card. Her family has refused to confirm or deny the pregnancy despite several prodings from people. 

    However, Khloe Kardashian released a family picture of all the Kardashian/Jenner kids in a Calvin Klein campaign. This will be the first time Kylie is seen with her family for a campaign since the pregnancy rumour. 

    In the picture though, Kylie covered her tummy which led people to think she’s either truly pregnant and covering her pregnancy or she was her sister, Kim Kardashian’s surrogate and is hiding her tummy because she hasn’t recovered from the childbirth yet.

    See a video from the Calvin Klein Campaign below:

    //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js