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20 Whistleblowers Receive N375.8m From FG

Twenty Whistleblowers whose information led to the recovery of N11.6bn, have received N375.8m, the Federal Government has said. Punch reports that the disclosure was made in a statement released by Salisu Dambatta, the Director of Information, Ministry of Finance. Dambatta said that the payment was only for recovered assets that were declared free of legal disputes by the Attorney-General of…

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Funds Recovered From Ikoyi Apartment

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of the $43.4m, £27,800 and N23m recovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in an apartment at No. 16, Osborne Road,  Flat 7B Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The judge had ordered that the funds be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government on April 13, 2017…

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Double Joy! George & Amal Clooney Welcome Their Twins

Oscar winner George Clooney and his Barrister wife Amal Clooney are parents! a source confirms to PEOPLE that the lovely couple has welcomed their twins a boy and a girl. “This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days,” the new dad’s…

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FG Insists As Former Senate Leader, Ndume Denies Supporting Boko Haram

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday attended to the no-case submission filed by a former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, seeking an order terminating his trial on terrorism charges preferred against him by the Federal Government. The former senate leader, through his no-case submission, is seeking an order discharging him of the…

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Osinbajo Writes NASS, Seeks $1.94bn Loans For 10 States

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has written a letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives, seeking them to separate the $1.49bn meant for projects in 10 states from the 2016-2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan of the Federal Government. This, according to the acting president, was to enable the National Assembly to give accelerated hearing…

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Miss Grand Thailand Dies In An Accident 4 Days After Being Crowned Queen

Rattana Ramchatu who won the crown of Miss Grand Thailand 2017 of Uthai Thani died in a road accident in Prachuab Khiri Khan, according to The Financial Express. Four days after her coronation, Rattana was travelling with a friend from Chomphon to Bangkok where she had some charity work to attend as part of being Miss Grand…

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Ivorian Footballer Cheick Tiote is Dead

Ivorian defensive midfielder Cheick Tiote is dead. The former Newcastle player died on Monday, June 5, 2017 after he collapsed while training with his team members in Beijing. According to UK Mirror, his agent Emanuele Palladino confirmed the news on Monday afternoon, saying: “I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote passed away today after collapsing in training with his…

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Former Health Minister Professor Babatunde Osotimehin is Dead

Former Minister of Health Professor Babatunde Osotimehin has died. TheCable reports that his death was announced at the Nigerian office of the United Nations body on Monday. Until his death, Osotimehin was the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He was also the Director-General National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA), and project manager for the…

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Woman Hides Mum’s Body in Freezer for 10 Years So She Could Claim Her Pension

A woman from France kept her dead mum hidden in a freezer for 10 years so she could continue claiming her £1,700-a-month old age pension, prosecutors said on Tuesday. The body of the 90-year-old woman was discovered in the freezer at the bottom of the garden after detectives started investigating the alleged social security fraudster…

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