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How Aluko, Omokore allegedly laundered $1.7bn

Aluko Omokore

Court papers in Lagos have detailed how oil businessmen, Kolawole Akanni Aluko and Jide Omokore, laundered some $1.7 billion through oil swap transactions between them and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), during the tenure of Diezani Alison-Madueke as Petroleum minister. The documents, which are filed in a Lagos court, have provided what appear to be the most insightful details yet into how ...

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FRSC decries incessant attacks on personnel

Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has condemned what he terms unprovoked attacks and molestation of operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps on the highways and vowed to prosecute all those involved. According to Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC, the Corps Marshal’s response came on the heels of the recent shooting of two FRSC staff and the ...

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Appeal Court upholds conviction of foreigners for oil theft

oil installation

An Appeal Court, Lagos Division on Monday, July 17, 2017 upheld judgment of a Federal High Court, in Lagos, which had earlier sentenced nine foreigners to five years’ imprisonment for theft of crude oil from Nigeria. The convicts are Axel Jabone, Zahirul Islam, Juanito Infantado, Suarin Alave, Gatila Gadayan, Islam Shahinul, Islam Rafiqul, Shaikh Nomany and Rolando Comendador. The three-man ...

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Electricity hike suit for retrial

Electrical installations

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has ordered the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to re-assign a suit on electricity tariff to a new judge for adjudication. The appeal court held that Justice Mohammed Idris, who heard the case, violated the appellant’s right to fair hearing and thereby committed “a grave error”. Activist-lawyer Toluwani Adebiyi sued the Nigerian ...

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Basketball: D’Tigers draws DR Congo, Mali, Cote d’lvoire

Afro Basketball

Nigeria’s Senior Men Basketball team, D’Tigers, has been drawn in Group A of the FIBA/Afro Basketball 2017 competition, scheduled for Senegal and Tunisia, from September 8 to 16, 2017. According to FIBA Africa, defending champions Nigeria is drawn alongside DR Congo, Mali, and Cote d’lvoire. The official draws for the competition took place in Mauritius at the weekend. Group B ...

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Wimbledon: Injuries claim Djokovic, Murray

Novak Djokovic

Injuries on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 knocked out two top shots in the ongoing Wimbledon tennis championship as they seek the coveted trophy. World number four, Novak Djokovic, retired during his quarter final match against Tomas Berdych with an elbow injury. The former world number one lost the first set 6-7, to the Czech and was two love down in ...

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CHAN: 30 players resume camping

Salisu Yusuf

The 30 players selected for camping ahead of the qualifiers of the fifth edition of the Championship of the African Cup of Nations (CHAN), which will be hosted by Kenya, are to resume camping next Monday. Assistant coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, who made this known to newsmen, however said the technical crew was yet to decide which ...

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25 athletes to represent Nigeria in C’wealth Youth Games

Ademola Are

About 25 Nigerian athletes will this week depart for Bahamas to represent the country in the Commonwealth Youth Games. Leader of Nigeria’s delegation and Head of Grassroots Development in the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ademola Are, told newsmen on Sunday, July 9, 2017 that, with the level of preparation put in, a lot is expected from the nation’s contingent. ...

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Federal varsity, France in post-graduate studies partnership

Mr. Denys Gauer

The French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer has reinstated the support of the French government to the partnership between Campus France, Abuja and the Federal University Ndfu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State. The French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Denys Gauer has reinstated the support of the French government to the partnership between Campus France, Abuja and the Federal University Ndfu-Alike ...

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Messi signs new deal as Wimbledon hots up

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has signed a new five-year deal with Barcelona that would last till 2021. Messi’s previous deal was scheduled to end in the summer of 2018. The striker, who joined Barcelona at age 13, will sign the deal when he returns to training from a pre-season. The Argentine has scored a club record of 507 goals from 583 matches since his ...

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