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Alleged N190M Fraud: Court Discharges Oransaye
n FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday discharged Steve Oronsaye, former Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, of the N190 million corruption charges levelled against him.
The judge, Justice Olasumbo Goodluck, in her ruling on the no-case submission filed by Oronsaye, held that the prosecution failed to establish a prima facie case against Oronsaye.
We Shall Collaborate With FG To Sustain Peace In Niger Delta – Okowa
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta said the State Government would collaborate with the Federal Government to sustain the existing peace in the Niger Delta region.
Okowa gave the assurance on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on His Royal Majesty, Anthony Ogbogbor, the Uzorigbudu of Ozoro, Isoko North Local Government Area of The state.
N85m Fraud: Court Commences Trial of UCTH Medical Director
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday presented its first prosecution witness, in the trial of the Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, Professor Thomas U. Agan, and four other persons allegedly involved in an N85 million procurement scam, before Justice I. E, Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, Cross Rivers State.
Kenyan-born Lucy Gichuhi becomes Australia’s first black African senator
Australia’s first black African member of federal parliament, Lucy Gichuhi was sworn in on Tuesday in Canberra.
Lucy Gichuhi filled the South Australian seat in the Senate which was left vacant for over six months after the resignation of Bob Day from the Family First party.
$15m Fraud: Courts Refuses Patience Jonathan’s Claim To $9.8m
Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Monday, May 8, 2017, rejected an application filed by a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, seeking a declaration that she owns the sum of $9.8m domiciled in Skye Bank.
The former First Lady, through her lawyer, I.A. Adedipe, SAN, had filed an application by way of amended originating summons dated December 15, 2016, seeking a declaration that she is the owner of the money and that she is entitled to access the funds without hindrance.
Chibok girls: Psychologist Recommends Biopsychosocial Assessment
Mr Adedotun Ajiboye, a Senior Clinical Psychologist, Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, has recommended a special biopsychosocial assessment for the 82 rescued Chibok school girls to enable them function well.
Revitalization of ALSCON Crucial to FG’s Diversification Plan- Fayemi
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the revitalisation of the Aluminium Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON) in Ikot-Abasi, Akwa Ibom State is crucial to the diversification plan of the Federal Government.
Dr Fayemi disclosed this to journalists shortly after taking a tour of facilities in the plant reputed to be the biggest in Africa, said revitalising the plant would help the government’s import substitution strategy.
HEALTH: NHIS Removes 23,000 Ghost Enrollees From Insurance Scheme
National Health Insurance Scheme said that it has removed about 23,000 ghost enrolless from its scheme.The Executive Secretary, NHIS, Usman Yusuf, made this known in Abuja at the award of ISO/IEC 20000 standard certification to Galaxy Backbone Plc.
Mrs. Buhari conducts health screening for IDPs
Aisha Buhari has stressed the need for women to be conscious of their health, as a precondition for a successful livelihood. She made the point during a health screening exercise at the Durumi Camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the FCT, on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.