FRAUD ALLEGATION: EFCC GRILLS FORMER BAYELSA GOVERNOR, SERIAKE DICKSON

The Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, grilled the former governor of Bayelsa State and senator representing Bayesla West  in the National Assembly, Senator Seriake Dickson. EFCC is reported to have invited Sen. Dickson over  allegations bordering on abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds during his eight-year rule of Bayelsa State between 2012 and 2020. The former governor, was sighted at the headquarters of the EFCC in Jabi, Abuja. Details of the allegations against the former governor were sketchy as at press time.

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SEXUAL HARRASSMENT: NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO RESIGNS

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he was resigning after a withering report from the state’s attorney general alleged he had sexually harassed multiple women, heading off impeachment proceedings. “And I think that given the circumstances the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to government, and therefore that is what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing, is doing the right thing for you,” Cuomo said. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will serve…

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MESSI AGREES TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH PSG

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner is travelling to Paris on Tuesday afternoon to seal his move to the French club on a deal worth £25m per year after tax, plus bonuses. Messi had two other options after leaving Barcelona last week but has opted to move to PSG, who will have the option of extending his stay in the French capital by a third year. Messi – who will receive a £25m signing-on fee as part of the move – was set to extend his 21-year stay at Barcelona by…

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HOW JUSTICE FRED NJEMANZE GAVE JUDGEMENT ON OKOROCHA’S PERSONAL PROPERTIES, WITHOUT LAWYERS TO PARTIES IN THE CASE, ADOPTING THEIR PROCESSES, LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO HIS RETIREMENT

By Sam Sam Onwuemeodo (1)     On February 24, 2021, Justice Fred Njemanze of Owerri High Court, gave Interim forfeiture order in favour of Governor Hope Uzodinma led State Government over personal properties of Senator Rochas Okorocha and his family. (2)     Cases involving the properties in question or in Contention, have been going on since 2019 and 2020 in various Courts of Competent Jurisdiction, including the Federal High Court in Owerri, Imo State. (3)     Following this unexpected interim forfeiture order, Okorocha’s lawyers, led by Chief Obah Maduabuchi, SAN, felt that Justice…

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