Ayara Oluwaseun

Unsustainable cost of elections in Nigeria

Proposal by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to spend N305 billion on the conduct of the 2023 general elections once again raises the question as to whether or not Nigerians are paying too much for their democracy; and whether, given the parlous state of the national economy, the process can be sustained. This amount …

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Odogwu family in fresh suit against bank over Ikoyi property

The project located at 31-35, apartments known as Le Meridien Grand Towers was promoted by the late Odogwu to create two 15-storeys, comprising a hotel and residential tower in Lagos. The complex is expected to provide luxurious accommodation in the city. Le Meridien Grand Towers was designed to accommodate 271 suites divided into five distinct …

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi hit with new convictions, jail term

A Myanmar junta court on Monday convicted Aung San Suu Kyi of three criminal charges, sentencing her to four years in prison in the latest in a slew of cases against the ousted civilian leader. The Nobel laureate has been detained since February 1 when her government was forced out in an early morning coup, …

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Osun 2022: Group calls for Aregbesola, others’ arrest over ‘electoral fraud’

A socio-political group, Osun Shall Rise Again, has called for the immediate arrest of the former Osun State Governor and Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and a former Secretary to the State Government, Moshood Adeoti, for alleged electoral fraud. The group also called on the national leadership of the governing All Progressives Congress to caution …

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Sexual harassment, extortion, intellectual fraud in varsities unacceptable

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said stories about sexual harassment, extortion and plagiarism emanating from the campuses of universities and other higher institutions are totally unacceptable. The President also charged university-based unions to work together to ensure that the challenges were rectified. Buhari was quoted to have said these in the latest …

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EFCC arrests Ibadan socialite over alleged N25m fraud

The EFCC has arrested a popular Ibadan socialite for alleged fraud. Its spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren stated on Friday that the suspect was reported to have obtained N25 million from her victims by false pretence. Uwujaren stated that the 42-year-old socialite was arrested following series of petitions written against her. He added that the suspect had …

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Prophetess gets five years jail for N128m fraud

Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Lagos Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a self-acclaimed prophetess, Linda Mabi-Praise to five years imprisonment over a fraud of N128 million fraud. Mabi-Praise was sentenced after she was found guilty of the allegation brought against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). She was charged …

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Court orders arrest of Imo Deputy Speaker over alleged N75m fraud

High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, yesterday, issued a warrant of arrest on the Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Amarachi Chyna Iwuanyanwu, over his alleged involvement in a N75 million fraud. In his ruling, Justice Charles Agbaza, directed the Commander of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), of the …

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Husband, wife become police commissioners as PSC promotes officers

The Police Service Commission has approved the promotion of two assistant inspectors-general of Police to the next rank of Deputy Inspectors-General; it also approved the promotion of six Commissioners of Police to Assistant Inspectors-General of Police and the elevation of seventeen Deputy Commissioners of Police to Commissioners of Police. Husband and wife who joined the …

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Congolese regulator to understudy Nigeria’s telecoms market

CONGO-Brazzaville Telecommunications Regulations Authority (CTRA) has expressed its readiness to tap from the success of Nigeria’s telecoms market. This was made known when a delegation from the central African nation paid a scheduled visit to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), essentially to understudy the latter’s policies, practices and programmes that have made it a model …

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