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Eight In Court For Allegedly Stealing N77m From Employer


The police on Friday arraigned eight men in a Magistrates’ Court I sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta,  for allegedly stealing N77 million belonging to their employer. The police charged  Yusuf Azeez,27; Olaosu Dauda,36; Olufunmi Falade,36; Olatunbosun Ogunseye 38; Samson Onabanjo,35; Abiodun Alonge, 35; Moyindun Green,23 and Busura Habib, 24 with two counts of conspiracy and stealing. The prosecutor, Insp Bukola

Ikeja-All Stars win maiden Betway five-a-side league


  After 12 weeks of exciting football in the Betway five-a-side league, Ikeja All-Stars defeated G12 on penalties on Saturday at The Landmark Beach Front, Victoria Island, Lagos to win the N1 million star prize. Since the start of the Betway Five’s league, the competition has boosted the popularity of five-a-side football in Nigeria, as

NDIC Job: Ogun Senators Move To Stop Sokefun


President Muhammadu Buhari’s new nominee for the chairmanship of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun, may be in for a serious battle ahead as she is set to face the screening process at the senate. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, referred a communication from Buhari which contained a request for Sokefun’s

Amosun presents N402.6b budget to Ogun assembly


  Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State yesterday presented the 2019 budget estimate of N402.63 billion to the House of Assembly. This represents 17 per cent increase of last year’s estimate, which was N345.4 billion. Education got the lion’s share of N88.57 billion (22 per cent).A breakdown of the “Budget of Enduring Legacy” shows that

No Regrets Working Against Jonathan, Say ACF, NEF


The Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elders’ Forum on Wednesday defended their opposition to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan when he contested the 2011 and the 2015 presidential elections. The groups, in separate interviews, indicated that they had no regrets for their position in the two elections. On its part, the ACF while justifying its position,

Lagos Lawyer Remanded In Prison For Jumping Bail


For allegedly jumping bail after being arraigned in 2016, a lawyer, Chidi Amadi, was on Monday remanded in the Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison by an Igbosere High Court in Lagos. Justice Modupe Nicol-Clay made the order following Amadi’s re-arrest and re-arraignment on two counts of stealing and obtaining by false pretences. The prosecution counsel, Mrs

Inspiration FM Loses Presenter, Tosyn Bucknor


Oluwatosin ‘Tosyn’ Bucknor, an on-air-personality with Inspiration FM, has died aged 37, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. Tosyn, as she was popularly known, was found dead by husband, Aurelien Boyer, a French national, when he arrived at home from work on Monday night. “A graduate of Law from the University of Lagos, Tosyn was born with

“Samuel Ajayi Crowther Misinterpreted Satan For Esu In The Bible, Christians And Muslims Should Find Another Name To Represent Satan”, Awise Owode Ota, Oluwo (Dr.) Fasola Faniyi


The newly installed Awise Owode of Ota and a Cultural Ambassador, Oluwo (Dr.) Fasola Faniyi has advised Christians and Muslims to find another name to replace Satan in that Satan has long been misinterpreted for Esu and that Esu is one of the deities that God sent to the world to assist mankind. He made

2019 Presidency: How We’ll Stop APC From Rigging Election – Atiku’s camp


The Atiku Campaign Organisation has said that the People Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general election with a wide margin to make it difficult for the ruling party to attempt rigging. Spokesman of the campaign team, Segun Sowunmi also revealed on Monday in Abuja

Driver Crushes Disabled Boy To Death In Lagos


The Chief Imam of Onirin Mosque in the Epetedo Area of Lagos Island, Suleiman Ganiyu, has lamented the death of his son, Ibrahim, who was allegedly crushed to death by a Ford car with number plate KRD-437-EJ. The car was reportedly driven  by one Neil Iwara in the Ilubirin area of Adeniji-Adele, Lagos State. Lamenting,

Ex-convict, One Other Arrested For Traffic Robbery


The police have arrested an ex-convict, Isaiah Adewole, 23, and one Jelili Jimoh 29, for traffic robbery in the Obalende area of Lagos State. Newsmen gathered that the duo were members of a three-man gang, whose mode of operation was breaking into vehicles in traffic and stealing people’s belongings. It was learnt that the suspects

Police Hid Me In Toilet When Falana Visited – Evans


Suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, has maintained his allegation that he was tortured by police to make his confessional statement. He countered the claim by the police that his statement was obtained under a fair atmosphere and that the statement could have been taken in the presence of a lawyer, if Evans had

Ogun APC Crisis: Dapo Abiodun Rejects Amosun Loyalists’ Demands


The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun,  has rejected  Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s loyalists’ conditions for peace in the party. Abiodun,  who spoke with  The PUNCH  through his  Campaign  Director-General,  Segun Adesegun,   said the conditions must be in conformity with   Nigerian Constitution, the APC constitution and the Electoral Act.

Security Guard In Court For Allegedly Stealing N2m


A 35-year-old security guard, Godfirst Ikechukwu, who police said broke into a  house he was guarding and stole property valued at two million Naira, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State. Police charged Ikechukwu with four counts of conspiracy, breaking and entry, stealing and breach of peace. The prosecutor,

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