How feasible is the proposed automation of passport application?

December 22, 2023 Admin III 0

The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, has said by January next year, international passport automation would commence. KEHINDE OSASONA in this piece wonders if it would be possible considering past experiences. Background Many travellers had complained before now how stressful it was to procure the Nigerian passports from the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS). The lamentation has nevertheless continued despite Read More

Globus Bank loses N1.7bn to hackers, files application in Lagos Court

June 12, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Globus Bank Limited, one of the new entrants into the Nigerian banking sector, has filed an application before a Lagos high court seeking an order for recovery of a total sum of N962,019,843.35 fraudulently transferred electronically from its vault into accounts domiciled in eight commercial banks. The N962m is part of the total N1,755,376,156.34 transferred from the bank between Monday Read More

Omobolanle Raheem: You’ve case to answer, court tells killer cop Vandi  

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square, Monday, dismissed a ‘no case submission’ filed by the suspended Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP Drambi Vandi, who allegedly killed a pregnant Lagos-based lawyer, Omobolanle Raheem on December 25, 2022. Justice Ibironke Harrison ordered the defendant to open his defence as a ‘prima facie’ has been made against him. Vandi had Read More

Election materials: PDP, Atiku withdraw court application against INEC

March 15, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have withdrawn an application filed to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow their agents participate in the process of sorting out ballot papers that were used for the February 25 presidential election. Both the PDP and Atiku, who are separately challenging the outcome of the election Read More

Paris Club mess: Again, court summons Emefiele, adjourns case 

January 18, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the federal high court in Abuja has again summoned Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over a $53 million judgment debt arising from the Pars Club refunds. The presiding judge gave the order on October 20, 2022, following an application for garnishee made by Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria who Read More

After ‘overcoming’ DSS, Emefiele faces fresh hurdles 

January 17, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, to appear on Wednesday January 18, 2023 over a $53 million judgment debt arising from the Paris Club refunds. The suit arose over an alleged $70 million judgment against Linas over the lawyer’s services in the Paris Club Read More

Court orders forfeiture of former accountant-general Ahmed Idris’ $900,000, 15 houses

December 22, 2022 Admin III 0

A court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of some assets of the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, who is standing trial for stealing N109 billion from the government. The assets of Mr Idris forfeited temporarily to the government include the sums of $899,900 and N304,490,160.95, according to top sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). They Read More

2023: Zamfara PDP alleges APC clampdown on opposition 

December 12, 2022 Ibrahim Mohammed 0

The Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has been accused of complicity in the continuous detention of the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aliyu Ikira Bilbis, who has spent over two weeks in detention for alleged criminal conspiracy and mischief. Among charges against the former minister is alleged destructions of bill boards by PDP supporters in the state. Read More

Court reserves Dec 15 for ruling on chieftaincy tussle in Kogi 

November 22, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

A Kogi State High Court sitting in Kabba, Kogi state, has reserved the 15th of December, 2022 for ruling in a case of chieftaincy title between Chief Aderemi Medupin suing for himself and on behalf of OHI/IDOFIN sons and daughters and Chief Iliasu Babatunde Aminu and three others. Justice Saliu Zubayr gave the ruling after listening to  counsels to the Read More

Kanu’s appearance excites Ohanaeze, court adjourns till Nov. 10

October 22, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has expressed deep joy that through their intervention, the detained leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was eventually produced for trial in court. Federal government’s inability to produce Kanu in court earlier after his abduction and repatriation from Kenya generated anxiety that IPOB had to declare every Monday a ghost Monday, starting from August Read More

Titan Trust Bank: 2 years of service with power and pride

October 7, 2021 Opeyemi Dabiri 0

On October 4, 2021, one of the fastest growing financial service providers in Nigeria, Titan Trust Bank Limited, celebrated two years of its existence.  Established with a mission to take advantage of the identified gaps in the banking sector and address the unmet needs of the retail mass market, SMEs and corporates, Titan Trust Bank, has continued to provide seamless Read More

56 justle for 5 vacant seats in Niger Judiciary

September 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

58  people have applied for appointment into the Niger state Judiciary as high court judges and Khadies  for five available seats. Bleuprint learnt that while 32 applicants are jostling for three seats at the atate High Court, 24 Sharia Court judges appliedfor the two vacant Khadi seats at the Niger state Sharia Court of Appeal. It was also learnt that the  Read More

Murder: Osun court adjourns bail of Esuleke, son, others

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Justice Ayo Oyebiyi of an Osun state high sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, has adjourned the bail of a popular Masquerade custodian, Kayode Esuleke, his son, Ifasola Esuleke, Adeosun Kola and Idowu Abimbola, to September 23, 2021, for ruling. The defendants were arraigned on September 14, on thirteen count charges bothering on alleged murder of one Salahudeen Moshood, attempted murder, malicious damage, Read More

Gulder Ultimate Search: The Form, how to apply

September 1, 2021 Admin III 0

Organisers say the new season of GUS is open to receiving applications from Nigerians between 21-35 years from September 1, 2021, via its online registration platform How do you do it?To submit an application, all you have to do is head to the GUS website. Here, applicants must enter their personal details, upload a photograph, and answer a few Read More

Court remands woman for ‘biting’ neighbour’s scrotum in Osun

August 30, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A 28-year-old woman, Nifemi Ajayi, has been remanded in Ile-Ife correctional centre by an Osun state Magistrate court sitting in Ile-Ife, for allegedly biting her neighbour’s scrotum.  The prosecutor, Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged crime on August 24, 2021 around 8pm, at 21, Oke-Soda, Ile-Ife. Osanyintuyi stated that the defendant caused bodily harm to Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

APC: Peace Corps boss retrieves car gift from party chair

August 20, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

A chieftain of the All Progressives and Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has decided to retrieve the Jeep he had given to the state party chairman, Chief Abba Yaro, three years ago, as part of the party’s crisis in Benue state. The state chairman, according to reports, has returned the Toyota Sequoia Jeep that the Read More

‘Illegal detention’: Lawyer petitions PSC, demands prosecution of 2 Police officers, cousin

August 17, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

A Port Harcourt-based legal practitioner, Francis Echianu, has filed petitions to the Police Service Commission (PSC), against two Police Officers for  allegedly detaining him illegally in collaboration with one of his cousins, Chidi Echianu. This is as PSC declared that the petition like similar ones, will not be treated in isolation. The Police officers as alleged by the embattled lawyer in Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC vows to sanitise private security guard companies

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has expressed the Corps commitment to eliminating quackery in the private security industry to sanitize the system for effective security service delivery towards complementing the efforts of government agencies in mitigating the security challenges bedevilling our Nation.  Audi made call while presenting operational licence to 24 Read More

MTN to invest fresh N600bn as subscribers decline by 7.6m

August 3, 2021 Admin III 0

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) has said it will invest fresh N600 billion to expand its network across the country in the next three years. This is even as the telecom operator’s mobile subscribers declined by 7.6 million to 68.9m impacted by the regulatory restrictions on new SIM sales and activations for almost five months. The South African telecom Read More

Breaking: Civil defense shortlists 6,500 for final recruitment screening out of 1.4m applicants

July 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has announced the final stage of its 2019 recruitment exercise, shortlisting 6,500 candidates for its final screening out of the over 1.4 million who initially applied for the paramilitary job. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, said this at a news conference Friday in Abuja. Audi who was flanked Read More