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Maurice Iwu remanded in EFCC custody over alleged N1.2b money laundering, to argue for bail today

Prof. Iwu By Editor. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos before Justice Chuka Austin Obiozor on Thursday, August 8, 2019 remanded in EFCC custody former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Maurice Iwu, pending the hearing and determination of his bail application today.The remand order was made by the judge following the submission by Iwu’s counsel to the court that he has filed an application for bail and the immediate response by EFCC prosecutor that he…

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Investor confidence hinges on rule of law, press freedom- NBA/SBL

Mrs. Ogomudia, (right) vice chairperson planning committee of the conference, Mr. Sheni Adio (SAN), chairman NBA/SBL, Dr. Adeoye Adefulu, chairman, planning committee and Mrs. Fola Akande, council member, at the press conference…. last weekend. By Ibeawuchi Ambs Uwaleke The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Section on Business Law (SBL), will on June 26 to 28 hold its annual business conference at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos. This edition, the 13th in the series, will be anchored on the…

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96 year old Indian woman sets education record

  Karthyayana Amma A 96-year-old Indian woman has set a record by scoring 98 marks out of 100 in the literacy exam in Southern State of Kerala, officials said. The Kerala State literacy mission conducts equivalency examination in different grades for people who could not get proper schooling. After the results were declared on Wednesday, Karthyayani Amma was felicitated by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday. Amma, who hails from Cheeped in Alapuzha district north of Kerala state’s…

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Ethiopia appoints first female Supreme Court President

  Meaza Ashenafi, Ethiopia’s Supreme Court President Ethiopia’s parliament on Thursday swore in Meaza Ashenafi as the country’s first female supreme court president, building on efforts by reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to achieve gender parity in government. The appointment of Meaza comes two weeks after Abiy named 10 female ministers to make Ethiopia the third country in Africa – after Rwanda and Seychelles – to have its cabinet split equally between men and women. Ethiopia has also named…

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Police take over Ekiti PDP office as stakeholders allege fraud

National chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus Gbenga Joseph, Ado-Ekiti Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party in Ekiti State, on Thursday shut down the secretariat of the party  located along Ajilosun Street,  Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital. The operation which lasted for one hour was led by a member of the state working committee and former Secretary of the party in the state, Dr.Tope Aluko and other party stalwarts  chased some officials and workers in the office out and lucked…

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