Woman Bags 20 Months For Stealing Employer’s Money To Organise Lavish Wedding

A Part-time accounts assistant who stole her employers fund to organized a lavish wedding ceremony has been jailed for 2o months by the Preston Crown Court in the UK, BBC said.

Kirsty Lane, 30, transferred the funds from Pure AV’s bank account into that of her and her future husband, Graham. Read more

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We Are Tired Of Your Swan Song Of ‘Heartfelt Condolences’, PENGASSAN Tells Jonathan

As the 24 hours curfew imposed on the two states of Kaduna and Yobe, following the violence and loss of innocent lives in the two states continues, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has expressed grave concern on the deteriorating security situation in the country with the attendant impact on the socio-economic lives of the citizens. Read more

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Court nullifies Jonathan’s election, threatens Edo polls -Premium Times

A recent ruling by the Federal High Court in Abuja against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and six others over the use of transparent ballot boxes has invalidated the election of President Goodluck Jonathan and the entire 2011 general election, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting is reporting. Read more

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Italian Fraud Suspect Commits Suicide In EFCC Custody

A 52 years old Italian man charged for a $111,000 fraud by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Mauro Zanin, has reportedly committed suicide, two days before he was scheduled to appear in court.

The EFCC made this known today in a statement signed by its Ag Head, Media & Publicity, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren. Read more

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21 National Assembly probes in 4 years, where are the results?

Since 2008 till date, there has been a total of twenty-one major National Assembly probes. That comes down to at least one probe every quarter. Usually, the life cycle of a probe is as follows:

Confrontation stage (where senators or honourables voice their great displeasure over a matter).

Committee stage (where a committee is set up to probe the matter).

Circus stage (where a public hearing is conducted amidst lots of “revelations” and “hot air”). Read more

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DEATH TOLL IN ZARIA, KADUNA BLAST RISES TO 52

(Reuters) – At least 52 people were killed in religious rioting sparked by three suicide bombings against churches in northern Nigeria, where the dead were on Monday piled up in mortuaries and cemeteries in the city of Kaduna.

A Reuters reporter visited two hospitals in Kaduna, where the rioting broke out on Sunday after suicide car bombers attacked three churches in northern Nigeria, killing at least 19 people and wounding dozens. Read more

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MO IBRAHIM FOUNDATION IS GIVING $100,000 TO YOUNG AFRICANS. IT COULD BE YOU

For the second in a row, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation would be giving opportunities to a few young Africans with leadership potential for mentorship at three multilateral organisations, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the World Trade Organization (WTO), under the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships programme. Read more

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FULL TEXT OF SPEECH BY THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPS AT FRIDAY’S EMERGENCY PLENARY SESSION

The Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives gave a challenging speech at the emergency session of the House, summoned to deliberate on the allegations of $620,000 bribery scandal involving its member and Chairman of the Ad-hoc committee probing the fuel subsidy regime, Hon Faruok Lawan and Chief Femi Otedola.

Read the full speech below: Read more

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