Amosu Arraigned, Granted N500 Million Bail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Mr. Amosu, a retired Air Marshal, was arraigned alongside Jacob Adigun, an Air Vice Marshal, and Gbadebo Olugbenga, an Air Commodore on a 26-count of stealing about N50 billion.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The judge granted them bail in the sum of N500 million each.

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Ibinabo Febrisima Granted Bail

Respite came for Nollywood star Ibinabo Febrisima, as Appeal Court sitting in Lagos granted her bail .

The Appeal court said it was granting the actress bail pending the determination of a suit filed by her at the Supreme court.

Ibinabo was recently slammed a 5-year jail term by the Court of Appeal in Lagos with  Justice Jamilu Yammama Tukur saying that the appeal was shallow and lacked merit.

She (Ibinabo) was alleged to have collided with the car of a staff of Lagos State hospital, Giwa Suraj as a result of reckless driving on the Lekki-Epe Expressway in February, 2006.

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Former Minister, Abba Moro Granted Bail

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro and two others accused of defrauding graduate applicants to the tune of N675m in the March 15, 2014 National Immigration Services recruitment exercise.

Justice Anwuli Chikere granted bail to Moro on self-recognition, but imposed on the two others, bail sum of N100m each with one surety in like sum.

All the accused persons including Moro are, however, to deposit their passports and other travel documents with the court registrar throughout the period of their trial.

The other accused persons, who were granted bail, are a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Mrs. Anastasia Daniel-Nwobia?, and former director in the ministry, Mr. F.O Alayebami.

Moro, Daniel-Nwobia and Alayebami? were on Monday arraigned along with the firm contracted to execute the recruitment exercise, Drexel Tech Nigeria Ltd.

The prosecution said one of the suspect, Mahmood Ahmadu, who was also involved in the alleged scam was on the run.

Shortly after they pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday, Justice Chikere had remanded Moro and Alayebami in prison pending the hearing and determination of their bail applications.

The judge had on the other hand, allowed Daniel-Nwobia to continue enjoying the administrative bail earlier granted to her by the EFCC.

Moro and Alayebami were, however, ordered to remain in prison until they would be able to meet the bail conditions.

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Nigeria’s Unity In Diversity Taken By Granted, Fayose Criticizes Buhari

The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over the several appointments made and other action taken so far by him, which he said had majorly favoured the Northerners, saying “this has tainted ethnic and tribal colouration, which is inimical to the unity of Nigeria”

The Governor who warned Buhari against actions that could divide Nigeria, observed that since May 29, 2015, the actions taken by the President so far has negates the principle of federal character adding that with this, ” it appears the unity in diversity of Nigeria is being taken for granted by the President.”

Fayose in a statement issued on Monday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose said it was wrong for President Buhari to have made 31 major appointments and only seven will come from the South while 24 were from the North.

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Man Granted Divorce Over Wife’s Late Meals

A Nigerian court granted a 57-year-old man a divorce after hearing that his wife often brought his meals to him too late in the evening.

 A court in Lagos heard that Olufade Adekoya was at the end of his tether after Olusola, his spouse of 25 years, refused to serve him when he demanded.

“My wife had failed in her matrimonial obligations. She does not prepare my food on time and I have warned her several times, but she would not listen to me,” he was quoted as saying.

“There is no point in harbouring a wife that makes me hungry. I am totally fed up,” Adekoya told the hearing, for which the paper gave no date.

His wife denied the alleged dereliction, accusing her husband of plotting to take another wife.

But court president Olu Adebiyi reportedly dissolved the unhappy union, concluding: “The court had tried several times to reconcile their differences, but all efforts proved abortive.”


Onyeka Onwenu Finally Reports At ICPC, Granted Bail

The director-general of the National Centre for Women Development (NCWD), Onyeka Onwenu, has finally honoured the invitation of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over the alleged N17million contract bribe and was granted administrative bail.

According to a reliable source at the ICPC office, the NCWD DG appeared before the anti-graft agency on Monday and after answering some questions, she was allowed to go home on recognition, while investigation into the alleged bribe continues.

The source, however, would not confirm the outcome of the investigation on whether the renowned songstress was indicted or not but promised to make the matter public when the need arises.

The NCWD boss had declined to appear to before the anti-corruption agency when invited last week, claiming that she had to attend to her health first.

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Jonathan Took Niger Delta For Granted- Asari

Leader of Niger Delta People Salvation Front (NDPSF), Mujahid Dokubo-Asari has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of taking the Niger Delta for granted. Asari, who spoke during a rally in Warri on Monday evening, said the President had been betrayed by those he gave his time at the expense of the region.

He noted that the region despite the neglect has remained the corner stone for the president. He urged the people of the region to vote for President Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.

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