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Former NBA president sued for fraud at N20m



Two previous Chairmen of the Ikeja part of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Adesina Ogunlana and Yinka Farounbi, and a former Treasurer of the branch, Mrs. Aderinola Kappo were on Wednesday summoned for supposedly cheating the relationship of N20 million.

Farounbi filled in as NBA Ikeja Branch Chairman somewhere in the range of 2014 and 2016 with Kappo filling in as Treasurer amid Farounbi’s residency, while Ogunlana filled in as NBA Ikeja Branch Chairman from 2016 to 2018.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the trio is together accused of a scheme to take. Ogunlana is accused of 15-tallies of taking and one-check of tax evasion, while Farounbi and Kappo are together accused of 13 checks of taking.

They, in any case, argued not blameworthy to the 30-check charge before an Ikeja Special Offenses Court.

The previous NBA Ikeja branch administrators are charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of scheming and taking N20 million having a place with the group of legal advisors.

As indicated by the Mr. S. O. Daji, the EFCC Prosecutor, Farounbi and Kappo supposedly dedicated the offenses from June 15, 2016, to April 9, 2018, in Lagos.

While Ogunlana is claimed by the counter unite commission to have submitted the offenses from July 18, 2016, to April 10, 2018.

“Farounbi and Kappo on 13 events without authorization and to encourage the taking of N20 million subsidizes having a place with the Ikeja Branch of the NBA issued checks to Ogunlana.

“The registers were paid with Ogunlana’s financial balance No. 2004528818 with First Bank Plc amid his residency as Chairman of NBA Ikeja branch. “He untrustworthily changed over the assets to his utilization,” Daji said.

Revealing insight into the illegal tax avoidance charge, the investigator stated: “At some point in 2017, Ogunlana changed over to his utilization, N1 million out of N2.8 million purportedly paid to Brand in Demand Ltd for the NBA Ikeja Branch.

“To camouflage, the lawful root of the cash, educated Adegoke Dairo of Brand in Demand Ltd to issue him a receipt/receipt No. 82871 as implied installment for the NBA Ikeja Branch,” he said.

The offenses repudiated Sections 278, 285(1), 330, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos 2011. Following their request, Daji approached the court for a preliminary date and for the previous NBA Ikeja administrators to be remanded in jail guardianship.

“I will jump at the chance to demand a quickened hearing, we have 14 observes who are eager and prepared to affirm in this issue,” he said.

Mr. Akinola Olatunji, direction to the litigants, stated: “We are on edge to see the assurance of this issue. “We have documented an application for safeguard dated May 17, and we have served our educated companions.”

The EFCC investigator, be that as it may, told the court that the counter join commission was just served the safeguard uses of the respondents in court before the arraignment. He noticed that he would “energetically” restrict their safeguard application.

“The lives of our observers are in peril, the lead specialist in this issue is being compromised by the operators of the main litigant (Ogunlana).

“Indeed, even my scholarly associates are compromising me, yet I’m not apprehensive. I’m doing what their charges were paid to do,” Daji said.

Equity Mojisola Dada in allowing the respondents safeguard noticed that they were ex-officio individuals from the NBA Ikeja branch.

“The first and third litigants (Ogunlana and Kappo) have been coming to court since Monday. This is confirmation of their readiness to confront their preliminary.

“The respondents will discharge their global visas to the care of this court pending the meeting and assurance of this suit. “This case is dismissed till Monday, June 3, 2019, for preliminary,” the judge said.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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