Articles by Abel Orukpe

Court Jails Indian Hemp Seller 6 Months

      An Indian Hemp seller, Abiodun Ojulate, has been convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. The convict was handed down the jail term on Friday, by Justice Sule Hassan, after he pleaded guilty to one count charge of unlawful dealing in 130 grams of […]


Police Charge First Bank, 3 Others Over N10M Fraud

    The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police Force, has arraigned First Bank Plc, its Trade and Relationship Manager, Mazamaza branch, Mr Innocent Chidozie Amadi and two others before a Federal High Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauded a customer of the bank to the time of N10, 015, 172, million. Others charged […]


Why We Shifted Nigeria’s Election To February 23Rd – INEC

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has explained why it postponed the general elections earlier scheduled for  today;Saturday, February 16, 2019. INEC shifted the election by one week, explaining how difficult it was for it to shift the general elections. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke to newsmen at about 2:43am on […]


(Breaking News) Buhari To Address Nigerians At 7 Pm

  President Muhammadu Buhari is to address the country today at 7pm. This was disclosed in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. “All television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and […]


Court Convicts Man For Attempting To Export Hard Drug Via UPS

   By Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   Justice Cecilia Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos today, convicted a drug dealer, Mba C. Ebere, for exporting 280 grammes of methamphetamine, a banned hard drug, to Malaysia. Justice Olatoregun convicted the drug dealer after finding him guilty on one count charge preferred against him by the National […]


Alleged N1.4B Fraud: New Judge Withdraws From NBA President Criminal Charge

    Justice (Professor) Chuka Austin Obiozor, of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, ‘recused’ himself in trying the President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Paul Usoro, charged before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The NBA President, Usoro was formerly arraigned before Justice Sule Hassan of the same court, […]


IATA Calls On US Government, Industry To Collaborate To Grow Aviation’s Benefit

  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged the United States government and industry to work together to ensure that aviation is able to accommodate an expected 62 per cent rise in demand for air travel to, from and within the country over the next 20 years. Speaking at the International Aviation Club in […]


FAAN Installs New Cooling System At Int’l Terminal Arrival Hall

   …Passengers, Workers Delighted The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has installed chillers at the Arrival Hall of the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos. With this latest development, arriving passengers, who often times complain about the none functioning of the air cooling system or chillers in the hall will now […]


Edo State Scout Council Elects New Board

    The Edo State Scout Council has appointed a 14- man Governing Board to pilot the affairs of the council. The 14 man-Board was elected at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on February 9, 2019, which was declared open by the Council President, Honourable Justice Esohe Ikponmwen, who is also the Chief Judge […]


Court Sentences Man To 15 Months Imprisonment For Producing Fake Cosmetics

    Story by Gbenga Ogunbufunmi   A Federal High Court, Lagos, today, convicted and sentenced a businessman, Ebenezer Arimiwen, to 15 months imprisonment without option of fine, for manufacturing fake cosmetics. Justice Jude Dagat, convicted and sentenced the businessman after finding him guilty of all the seven counts charges leveled against him by the […]