Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Unini Chioma

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Chris Ifeorah

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Tuesday, January 18, 2017, arraigned one Chris Ifeorah and his company, Wigmore Trading Limited, before Justice A. M. Nicol-Cray’s of the Lagos State High Court, sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on a two-count charge bordering on stealing and obtaining goods by false pretence to the tune of USD 935,971 (Nine-hundred and Thirty- five Thousand, Nine-hundred and Seventy- one United States Dollars)

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The trial of a former Chairman, Presidential Implementation Committee on Marine Safety and Security, PICOMSS, Air Vice Marshal Saliu Atawodi (retd), Rabin Hassan and his company, Hypertech Nigeria Limited continued on January 17, 2017 before Justice U.P. Kekemeke of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, with the cross-examination of the third prosecution witness, Usman Cholli.

Atawodi and Hassan are accused of using the company to defraud the Federal Government of about N620 million through suspicious contracts to procure armoured patrol boats.

Cholli, an EFCC operative, told the court that investigations revealed that no boats were supplied to the military by the accused persons.

Under cross-examination by Karina Tuniyan, SAN, Cholli said: “Our investigation showed that advance payment was made to the account of Hypertech Nigeria Limited, and not to the account of Atawodi, and we found that the sum of N620 million was in the company’s account.”

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President Yahya Jammeh

Morocco has offered The Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh asylum in return for accepting election defeat and stepping down, a local news website reported Tuesday.
The small west African country has been plunged into political turmoil since Jammeh disputed president-elect Adama Barrow’s December election victory and refused to cede power.

DOCKED: Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court (left) with his associate (right) and Chief Robert Clark (middle) at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, yesterday. Photo: NAN

The Department of State Service, DSS, on Tuesday, narrated before an Abuja High Court at Maitama, how Justice Adeniyi Ademola who is facing corruption charges, stashed foreign and local currencies inside Ghana-must-go bags at his official residence at the Apo Legislative Quarters Abuja.

Justice Ademola was among seven superior court Judges that were arrested after a sting operation the DSS conducted between October 7 and 8, 2016.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara

The House of Representatives on Tuesday resolved to investigate all issues surrounding the re-run National and State Assembly elections in Rivers held on December 10, 2016.

The issues to be looked into by the lower chamber included complaints of infractions and misconduct believed to have characterised the exercise.

This resolution followed a motion by Rep. Kingsley Chinda (PDP-Rivers), which was unanimously adopted by members through a voice vote.

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Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state

The Oyo State Government on Monday said it was not interested in reprimanding protesting students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, who were seen in a video talking to Governor Abiola Ajimobi in a rude manner. It said that its immediate concern was to ensure that the school reopens this month.

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A topless feminist protester groped a waxwork of Donald Trump during its official unveiling in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday morning.

The unidentified woman, who had “grab back” and “grab patriarchy by the balls” scrawled in English across her bare chest and back, reportedly broke through a security cordon to grab the crotch area of the life-sized statue of the U.S. president-elect.