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Court Grants Lekki Gardens MD Bail

Lekki Gardens MD Detained Over Building Collapse

An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday granted bail to Robert Nyong, the Managing Director of Lekki Garden Homes, where a five-storey recently building collapsed killing 35 people. The Chief Magistrate, Afolashade Botoku, also admitted Taiwo Odofin, the contractor of one of the collapsed buildings, to bail in the like sum of N10 million with two sureties in like sum. ...

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Court Orders MD of Lekki Gardens Kept In Prison

Court Orders MD of Lekki Gardens Kept In Prison

An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court on Friday ordered the remand of the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Richard Nyong, for 30 days, as police investigate the deadly collapse of a five-storey structure handled by the firm. The building collapse at Kushenla Road, Ikate Elegushi area of the state, Tuesday, killed 35 people. The court also ordered one of the contractors ...

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‘How I Bought N70m Property For NIMASA Director’ – Witness

‘How I Bought N70m Property For NIMASA Director’ - Witness

A prosecution witness in the trial of the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Patrick Akpobolokemi and others, Eboigbe Etiosa, have  informed a Federal High Court, Lagos how he helped one of the accused, Captain Ezekiel Agaba to buy a piece of land in Lekki in 2004. According to him, it cost N70million. Etiosa ...

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Alex Badeh Accused Of Diverting NAF Funds To Build Shopping Mall

Alex Badeh Accused Of Diverting NAF Funds To Build Shopping Mall

The EFCC will today arraign former Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, before an Abuja High Court on a 10-count charge ranging from misappropriation of N1.1bn meant for the Nigeria Airforce. According to The Nation, among the allegations leveled against Badeh include alleged spending of NAF funds to build a shopping mall worth N878,362,732.94; another N650 million for the purchase ...

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Court Backs NICON To Submit Fresh Facts On Kwara Ground Rent Controversy

Court Backs NICON To Submit Fresh Facts On Kwara Ground Rent Controversy

NICON Insurance Corporation Plc has gotten the backing of a Court of Appeal, Ilorin Judicial Division, to raise fresh issues in a land matter involving it and the Kwara State Government. However, the victory was not on the whole appeal initiated by NICON against the Governor, Kwara State, Attorney General, his counterpart, Commissioner for Land and Housing, Kwara State and ...

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EFCC Accuses Abba Moro, Others of Using N676m on Houses

EFCC Accuses Abba Moro, Others of Using N676m on Houses

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday filed an 11-count charge of fraud, money laundering and others against former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, and three others- a former Permanent Secretary, Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia, F. O. Alayebami, Mahmood Ahmadu and Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd. According to the count charge by EFCC, Abba Moro and the three others used the N676.675 ...

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Business Man Docked For Alleged Damage Of Property

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The police in Anambra have arraigned a 55-year-old Onitsha-based business man, Mr. Kenneth Okigbo, for allegedly damaging a shop valued at N248,350, property of one Chinedu Anthony Okonkwo, on December 15, 2015. Mr. Okigbo was arraigned before an Onitsha Magistrate court presided over by M.N. Amaduah of the Magistrate Court 7, Onitsha. In the charge, the police said Okigbo willfully ...

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NSE Drags Ndidi Okereke Onyiuke, Five Others To Court Over Illegal Property

NSE Drags Ndidi Okereke-Onyiuke, Five Others To Court Over Illegal Property

The suit instituted by The Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) against its former Director General, Nididi Okereke Onyiuke and others to recover a building alleged to have been acquired illegally has been adjourned till 1st of March, 2016 for either report of settlement or hearing. Others joined as co-defendants in the ensuing property recovery suit are former Assistant-Director General of the ...

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How Metuh’s Wife Bought N500m Property In Banana Island – Witness

#DasukiGate: Real Estate Manager Tells How She Helped Metuh Exchange $2

A prosecution witness, Junaid Sai’d, on Tuesday told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja how the spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, bought N500m property in Lagos. Mr. Sa’id said the money was allegedly transferred to Daniel Ford International Limited in two tranches of N200m and N300m for the purpose of buying a ...

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EFCC re-arraigns Saraki’s cousin & ex-Kwara Commissioner for N371m Contract Scam

EFCC re-arraigns Saraki’s cousin & ex-Kwara Commissioner for N371m Contract Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Tuesday re-arraigned the duo of immediate past Kwara State Commissioner for Information, Olatunji Moronfoye, and Ope Saraki, cousin to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki before Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin. The two men were charged for offences bordering on abuse of office, diversion of public funds and ...

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