Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Obanikoro Offers To Refund N785m Slush Fund

Embattled former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro may soon be let out of custody by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following indications that he has agreed to make refunds of the money he allegedly collected from the Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA).

The anti-graft agency accused the ex-minister of collecting N785 million from ONSA while in office.

His friends and associates are understood to be rallying around him to raise the funds as a first step to secure his bail.

Obanikoro is understood to be targeting  N100 million as first installment  of the refund.

From ONSA, about N4.685 billon was transferred to Sylva McNamara Limited, a company allegedly linked to the ex-Minister.

Kidnappers Of Lagos Monarch, Oseni, Arraigned In Court (Photos)

The Lagos state government today, arraigned the kidnappers of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Yishau Goriola Oseni before a High Court in Igbosere, Lagos.

The four suspects namely; Duba Furejo, Yerin Fresh, Ododomo Isaiah and Reuben Anthony were arraigned before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo for offences of conspiracy to kidnap, murder and robbery. They were arraigned on eight-count charges relating to murder of the palace security guard; Sunday Eniola Okanlawon, kidnapping of the monarch, and murder of a commercial motorcycle rider, Okeke Joseph.

‘I beheaded my victim to avoid running mad’

The Police in Abia State have arrested a man, Emmanuel Effiong, who said he beheaded a woman in order to prevent himself from running mad.
Effiong, who pleaded guilty in an interview with newsmen in Aba during his parade by the Abia Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade, said he beheaded the woman in the night and threw her head into the Aba River.

LASU dismisses 13 staff for falsifying results

The Lagos State University has dismissed 13 members of staff in the junior cadre, following reports from the Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee.
The institution, in an official bulletin said the decision was taken by the Governing Council at its 112th Statutory Meeting.

Leicester heroes Vardy, Mahrez on Ballon d’Or longlist

Leicester City heroes Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, stars in their team’s fairytale run to the Premier League title, have been named on a 30-player longlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or.
Vardy — who has enjoyed a meteoric rise from amateur football to rub shoulders with the game’s biggest names — is the sole Englishman nominated for the prestigious prize awarded by France Football magazine,

Court dismisses Sen Adeseun’s N100m suit against EFCC

Justice Nathaniel Ayo-Emmanuel of the Federal High Court, Ibadan, on Monday dismissed the N100m suit instituted against the EFCC by Sen. Ayoade Adeseun over alleged breach of his fundamental human rights.
Adeseun, a former senator who represented Oyo Central between 2011 and 2015, had through his counsel, Michael Lana, slammed  a N100m suit against the EFCC, saying it unlawfully detained him.
Adeseun was being investigated over the sources of his campaign fund during the 2015 senatorial election which he lost.
Lana told the court that his client was arrested on May 10 and was unlawfully detained for over 30 days.
Other reliefs sought bordered on the arrest of the applicant without knowing the reason for this and a declaration that the anti-graft body abused its power in a democratic setting.
But the EFCC stated that  though Adeseun was granted bail, he  was not released due to his inability to meet the bail conditions.
Justice Ayo-Emmanuel held that the EFCC did not breach the rights of Adeseun and consequently dismissed the seven reliefs sought by him.
“I have found that the rights of the applicant have not been breached in anyway.
“ I hereby dismiss the reliefs being sought by the applicant,” the judge said.
source: http://punchng.com/court-dismisses-sen-adeseuns-n100m-suit-efcc

Early voting : Clinton looks to conquer swing states

Hillary Clinton sought Monday to cement her lead over Republican White House rival Donald Trump, looking to conquer swing states including Florida and Ohio where early voting has already begun.
With barely two weeks before Election Day, Clinton and Trump are

NJC has powers to suspend arrested judges – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), said on Monday, that the National Judicial Council had the power to place judges under investigation on interim suspension.
Falana said in a statement that the position held by the NJC to the effect that it had no power to suspend judges without first receiving a petition against a judge and investigating it was wrong.

Five ways to charge smartphones without chargers

The fire-side charger
What charges your phone while warming your soup? It is a BioLite’s CampStove. A portable stove for the outdoor gadgeteer, this nifty contraption uses the heat from a campfire to generate electricity by way of a thermoelectric generator, which then powers a fan to create airflow for improved combustion.