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Court cancels EFCC forfeiture order against Dame Patience’s accounts

Court rejects EFCC forfeiture apllication against Dame Patience's account

The EFCC had filed an application for interim order of forfeiture against Mrs Jonathan Patience’s accounts and her siblings but her lawyers led by Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) opposed the application based on the fact that similar applications were pending before other courts in Abuja, which they claimed amounted to forum shopping and judicial abuse of court process. Justice Mojisola ...

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Ekiti govt. bans Fayemi for diverting funds meant for construction

Ekiti govt bans Fayemi for diverting funds meant for construction

The Ekiti State Government has banned the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, from holding public office in the state for 10 years for diverting funds meant for construction. The ban followed the indictment of Mr. Fayemi by a judicial commission of inquiry which probed his tenure as governor of Ekiti State between 2010 and 2014. A white ...

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Edo State government orders illegal occupiers to quit property

Edo State government orders occupiers to quit property

Edo State government has given illegal occupiers of its land ten days ultimatum to quit or forfeit their property. The Chief of Staff to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Taiwo Akerele who read the riot act stated this at the premises of Benin Technical College, Benin City, where several portions of the state’s land have been taken over by businessmen and private ...

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EFCC drags company to court over Safetowers Estate project

EFCC drags company to court over Safetowers project

The multi-billion naira Safetowers Estate located at Ikate, Lekki, Lagos and promoted by Safetowers Mortgage Bank Limited and Macbosh Properties Limited has run into controversy which attracted the invitation of the EFCC (Economic and financial crimes commission) following contractual disagreements between the developers and an investor. Conceived in 2013 as a 3 blocks high rise building comprising 16 units of ...

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EFCC instructs court to finally forfeit Ikoyi properties

EFCC instructs court to finally forfeit Ikoyi properties

Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court in Lagos, has fixed January 19, 2018 to entertain and rule on a motion filed by EFCC before the final forfeiture to the Federal Government of Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The anti-graft agency said that the wife of the sacked Director-General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, ( NIA )Folashade Oke, as the ...

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AMCON drags Ofa monarch to court over N11b debt saga

AMCON drags Ofa monarch to court over N11b debt saga

In a bid to recover a debt of N11.2 billion, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON ) has dragged the Olofa of Ofa Kingdom in Kwara state, Nigeria, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi and his two companies, Zarm Poultry and Feeds Mills Limited and Zarm Stores Limited before a Federal high court in Lagos. In a statement of claim filed before the ...

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Court remands land agent for alleged land fraud

Court remands land agent for alleged land fraud

A Sokoto Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of 48-year-old  estate agent, Lawali Maigara, for alleged land fraud. The defendant was accused of defrauding one Mubarak Bello of Fakon Iddi area of Sokoto of N400,000 on land transaction. The defendant was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating, offences contrary to Sections, 312 ...

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Nigerian gets house in UK with fake British passport

The Nation reports that a Nigerian bus driver forged a British passport so he could live in a council house for more than a decade, a court heard.

The Nation reports that a Nigerian bus driver used a fake British passport so he could live in a council house for more than a decade, a court heard. Christopher Aghalibe, 53, allegedly submitted the document along with his application for housing to the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham in September 2000, according to a report by Mailonline. The ...

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Stop construction, court tells Property Mart

Stop construction, court tells firm

The Guardian reports that Justice T.A.O Oyekan-Abdullahi has ordered Property Mart Real Estate Investment Limited to stop further construction work on its Grenadine Homes project located at Sangotedo, Lagos. Justice Oyekan-Abdullahi gave the restraining order following a motion on notice filed by Complete Leisure Estate Nigeria Ltd alleging that Property Mart Ltd had trespassed on its parcel of land where ...

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