Oladimeji RamonThe Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday ordered the forfeiture of two properties in Ikoyi belonging to former Kwara State governor and ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Justice Mohammed Liman made the temporary forfeiture order following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The EFCC said the landed property “lying and known as No. 17A McDonald Road, Ikoyi,” was reasonably suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activity. After ordering the temporary forfeiture of the property, the judge directed the EFCC to publish the order in a national newspaper.
October 21, 2019 15:38 UTC
A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, October 21, 2019, ordered the interim forfeiture of two properties located at Ikoyi area of Lagos State belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki to be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) in an exparte application filed by the Commission’s Lawyer Nnaemeka Omewa approached the Court seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties, alleging that they were acquired through proceeds of unlawful activities. The Commission had sought for four orders before Justice Liman in respect of the controversial property. Part of the relief sought by the EFCC include “An order of this honourable Court forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria landed property with appurtenances situate, lying and known as No. The Commission in an affidavit alleged that the Former President of the Nigerian Senate acquired the two properties with proceeds of unlawful activity.
October 21, 2019 15:33 UTC
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has ceded his cap to a curious toddler — even if for a brief moment. A series of photographs tweeted by the VP’s official photographer, Tolani Alli, via his Twitter handle @tolanialli on Monday, shows a curious boy who the VP is holding. Alli did not state the venue of the event or the occasion, but the VP is seen playing along with the boy, who fiddles with his cap. To satisfy his young ‘friend’s’ curiosity, the VP takes off the cap and wears it for the child. Even after the VP collects the cap and wears it again, the baby boy seems satisfied that he has, at least, had a feel of what it means to wear the VP’s cap.
October 21, 2019 15:33 UTC
Below are the importance of fasting to cancer treatment according to Medical News Today. Fasting reduces damage to cells while also replenishing white blood cells and replacing damaged ones. White blood cells fight infection and destroy cells that may cause disease. Improves quality of lifeDuring chemotherapy, fasting helps improve the quality of life. In a research study, a 60-hour fasting period starting 36 hours before the start of chemotherapy treatment was done by cancer patients.
October 21, 2019 15:11 UTC
Pastor John Tanimomo, Zonal Superintendent of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Agege, Lagos, has appealed to Federal Government to continue tackling cases of kidnapping which remained major security concern in some parts of the country. Speaking during his induction as Zonal Superintendent of the church in Lagos on Monday, the cleric urged the government not to relent in its efforts until kidnappings were brought to an end. “We also pray that God should help the government to put a stop to this issue of kidnapping and other cases of insecurity. ALSO READ:“Anybody who cherishes peace will know that kidnapping is not a thing that gives people peace of mind. He advised church ministers involved in such atrocities to desist or face the wrath of God.
October 21, 2019 15:00 UTC
A former employee of the Divergent Enterprise, a Lagos-based company, said the owners of the company Glory Osei and Muyiwa Folorunso got married in Ibadan in 2016 and that they have an “open marriage”. However, we are not sure of how deep their open marriage runs. Glory Osei often states her strong dislike for men and “Nigerian married women”. — Glory Osei (@glory_osei) August 20, 2019I know there’s no standard timeline for dating before marriage. — Glory Osei (@glory_osei) August 31, 2019I try to stay away from MOST married Nigerian women.
October 21, 2019 14:37 UTC
Friday Olokor, AbujaOrganised labour on Monday demanded that the implementation of the N30,000 national minimum wage should start from April 18 2019 — the day it was signed into law by President Mohammadu Buhari. They said the request was to prevent “another avoidable round of agitation.”They also commended stakeholders who participated in the just-concluded negotiation on consequential adjustment arising from the monthly new national minimum wage. The acting chairman of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), Simon Anchaver; and Secretary, Alade Lawal, made the demand in a statement emailed to The PUNCH in Abuja. “We are also glad that government has taken note of the need for a general salary review in the Public Service. “We also wish to advise that since the 2019 national minimum wage was signed into law by Mr. President on April 18 2019, the implementation should start from that date so as not to trigger off another avoidable round of agitation by Public Service employees and their trade unions.
October 21, 2019 14:37 UTC
A new study carried out by Glasgow University has found former footballers are approximately three-and-a- half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative diseases than the general population. The report, released on Monday was commissioned by England’s Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association to assess the medical records of 7,676 men who played professional football in Scotland between 1900 and 1976. Dr Stewart said in a statement: “An important aspect of this work has been the ability to look across a range of health outcomes in former professional footballers. “Our data show that while former footballers had higher dementia rates, they had lower rates of death due to other major diseases. Taylor said it was now “incumbent on football globally to come together to address this issue in a comprehensive and united manner”.
October 21, 2019 14:26 UTC
The combined troops of ‘Operation THUNDER STRIKE,’ ‘Operation WHIRL PUNCH and 312 Artillery Regiment of the Nigerian Army, had between Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2019, raided two bandits’ camps. According to the Deputy Director Army Public Relations Officer of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Col. Ezindu Idimah, during the operations, the troops also killed one bandit. He said, “In continuation of the offensive operation against the bandits and other undesirable elements in Kaduna, combined troops of Operation THUNDER STRIKE, Operation WHIRL PUNCH and 312 Artillery Regiment between Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October raided 2 bandits camps. “The offensive was aimed at destroying remnants of bandits and their camps at Kankomi, close to Tantu and Daban Goje Mountains in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. “During the operation, the troops destroyed the 2 camps used by the bandits to perpetrate their nefarious activities.
October 21, 2019 14:26 UTC
THE special reconciliation committee set up by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to address issues arising from the governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states has been meeting with various stakeholders in the party. The committee was inaugurated about 10 days ago and put under the leadership of the immediate past president of the Senate, Saraki. In that state, the three major power blocs are former President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Nyesom Wike and Chief Ndutimi Alaibe. “Also, Governor Wike, who supported a candidate that lost in the primary, has been pacified not to allow the enemy to penetrate our stronghold on account of that. Speaking on the case of Kogi State, the source said the Saraki committee had equally recorded appreciable success, while still talking to members of the party who lost at the primary election.
October 21, 2019 14:26 UTC
A South African lady, Zizipho has delivered a clapback at Nigerians, who were warning her to stop wishing that Nigerian singer, Wizkid come to perform in her country. Zizipho.N via her Twitter handle, @zee_pho23 on Sunday tweeted, “I will never die peacefully if I never see @wizkidayo perform live. I am basically saying I love Wizkid and would love to see him perform live. I am basically saying I love Wizkid and would love to see him perform live. Una plan no go work, you people are looking for a way to start killing our fellow Nigerians again abi?
October 21, 2019 14:21 UTC
Abortion is currently illegal in the province, except when the mother’s life is in danger. However, the return of around 30 of the 90 Northern Ireland Assembly members specifically to discuss abortion law is expected to be symbolic. The majority of those appearing at Stormont will be members of the conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), led by Arlene Foster. Michelle O’Neill, the left-wing Sinn Fein party’s leader in Northern Ireland, described the event as “stunt politics”. Pro-life group Both Lives Matter said 31 assembly members have signed the recall petition allowing parliament to sit on Monday.
October 21, 2019 14:03 UTC
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo gave coach Maurizio Sarri a vote of confidence on Monday when he said he was happy with the “more attacking” approach the club had adopted since Sarri came on board in the summer. “I think the team is getting better,” said Ronaldo on the eve of Juve’s Champions League Group D meeting with Lokomotiv Moscow. We are creating more opportunities, we have more confidence in ourselves, I’m happy with these changes. “I am happy because, bit by bit, we are getting to where Juventus ought to be. I want to play and help the team win trophies.
October 21, 2019 13:52 UTC
The Federal High Court, Abuja has reduced the previous bail condition of Sahara Reporters publisher Omoyele Sowore. The court had granted Sowore a N100m bail among other conditions for his release. The court, however, reduced from the bail charges initial N100 million to N50 million. Also, the bail charges for #RevolutionNow protester Olawale Bakare was reduced from N50 million to N20 million. Prior to re-arraignment, a federal high court sitting in Abuja presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo in September ordered the immediate release of Sowore.
October 21, 2019 13:41 UTC
President Muhammadu Buhari Monday afternoon departed Abuja for Sochi, Russia, ahead of the Russia-Africa Summit. “In Russia, he will meet with President Putin, and also attend an African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders,” Nigeria Presidency said in a tweet. The event will be held from October 23 to 25 with a focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. An African Business Forum, which will bring together African and Russian business leaders, will be held during the event to enhance Russian investments in Africa, and promote African business interest in the host country. President Buhari will be accompanied by Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State and Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
October 21, 2019 13:18 UTC