Author: Ajayi Peter

The Federal Court has instructed Binance to reveal the identities and transaction details of the top users in Nigeria and send them to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC). Binance is known to be a cryptocurrency exchange platform, founded in 2017 by Changpeng Zhao, the platform operates the largest cryptocurrency exchange in terms of daily trading volume of cryptocurrencies. The ruling on an ex parte motion moved by Ekele Iheanacho, EFCC’s lawyer, on February 29 was delivered by Emeka Nwite, the presiding judge. The suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/259/2024 and dated February 29 according to the anti-graft agency was brought according…

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Sources suggest that the three-month suspension imposed on Senator Abdul Ningi due to allegations of N3.7 trillion budget padding in 2024 could undergo review. Daily Insider reported that the federal lawmaker was given a marching order on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, during a plenary after pleading that his comment on the alleged budget paddling was taken out of context. Jimoh Ibrahim, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, initially proposed a motion to suspend Ningi for 12 months. The suspension was based on accusations of criminal misinformation and disturbances in the National Assembly and beyond. One of the sources and…

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Super Eagle’s defender, Bright Osayi-Samuel, who plays for Fenerbahçe was spotted overpowering a violent pitch invader amid a chaotic on-field clash on Sunday night. Osayi-Samuel plays for Fenerbache, Spor Kulübü, a Turkish professional football club based in Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey. The chaotic moment came up after Fernabache won 3-2 over Trabzonspor in the Turkish Super Lig. In a one-on-one encounter, the player employed self-defense tactics to ward off the fan who had entered the field. Osayi-Samuel made his move to Fenerbahce from QPR in 2021, following his early career at Blackpool. The Nigeria international has made 126 appearances for the Turkish…

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The draw for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League for the 2023/2024 season has been completed at the UEFA Headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The initial matches are scheduled for April 11, with the return fixtures set for April 18. The UEFA Europa League starts with qualifying rounds before moving on to the group stage, following a similar format to the UEFA Champions League. Since 1971, the Union of European Football Associations has been organizing the UEFA Europa League, an annual football club competition for eligible European football clubs. Positioned as the second-tier tournament in European club football, it sits…

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The Oyo State House of Assembly has pleaded with Governor Makinde to take a bold step toward dealing with the threat of land-grabbing and encroachment of land in popular schools within the state. This highlights the need for immediate action to protect educational institutions from such infringements. This was announced as a motion presented by Hon. Waheed Akintayo, who represents Oluyole State Constituency. Presenting the motion, Hon. Akintayo observed the situation as dispiriting, in which some government schools are been surrounded by random buildings of kiosks that make the environment look unconducive for teaching and learning actions. “It is disheartening to…

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Mohammed Umar Bago, the governor of Niger State, has authorized the disbursement of N20,000 wage increment for all civil servants in the state. This follows the appeal of President Tinubu to the state government, he urged the governors to start paying wages to the workers assuring it would relieve the people and ease the economic hardship citizens are facing. According to the report, the decision of the Niger state governor to pay the N20,000 wage award was reached during the state Executive Council meeting assembled in Minna on Wednesday, March 13. Bago also announced feeding stations across wards during Ramadan…

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A Chief Magistrate court in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has instructed a 43-year-old man, Chibike Nwakedi, to resist contacting his wife, Blessing Nwakedi, for two weeks until their next court appearance on the adjourned date. The court ordered that the defendant can only talk to his wife through a third party, her lawyer, stating that seeing face-to-face, via phone call, or getting close to her is not permitted. During the arraignment, Inspector Sodiq Adeniyi, the police prosecutor, informed the court that on March 3rd, around 8:00 PM in Ado-Ekiti, the defendant committed the alleged offense, abusing his wife, Blessing, by smacking…

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Ondo Speaker Olamide Oladiji faces an Investigation for allegedly falsely claiming that 18 lawmakers endorsed Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa as the APC candidate in the November governorship election. On Tuesday, March 12, Ondo State Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, officially announced his candidacy for the state’s gubernatorial election scheduled for November 16. Oladiji was present at the declaration of Governor Lucky Aiyedatiwa’s ambition to pursue the party’s ticket. Oladiji publicly announced that 18 lawmakers were in support of the Governor’s intention. The speaker of the state House of Assembly said 18 of the 26 state lawmakers were ready to support the governor. “We…

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There was a commotion in the Senate on Tuesday following the revelation about the allocation of N500 million to ranking senators for projects. Senator Jarigbe Agom-Jarigbe of the People’s Democratic Party representing Cross-River North revealed during the legislative assembly meeting on Tuesday, March 12, that some ranking senators received a sum of N500 million each. The senator revealed this while addressing the house during the legislative meeting, at the same time expressing Senator Olamilekan Adeola’s proposal regarding the breach of privilege by Senator Ningi. “All of us are culpable. Some so-called Senior Senators here got 500M Naira each from the…

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Senate President Godswill Akpabio, on Tuesday, March 12, condemned Bauchi Central Senator, Abdul Ningi, for damaging the image of the Senate. The Senate president responded to Senator Ningi’s N3.7 billion budget inflation claim during a plenary monitored by Daily Insider. Senator Ningi had earlier accused that projects totalling N3.7 trillion in the 2024 Appropriation Act cannot be accounted for. Ningi is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Population. Also, reports say that while the parties called for a probe into the allegation, the presidency and some northern senators disowned the claims made by Ningi, saying the Bauchi senator did…

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