Yesterday, Mr. Ayo Fayose, the governor of Ekiti state attempted to pre-empt the EFCC over the illegal acquisition of properties bought with stolen funds from the coffers of a state that has not been able to pay workers' salaries for over six months. As soon as he got information that some his detained agents had confessed that they assisted him to buy properties in Lagos and Abuja he issued a statement to the effect that he owns the properties legitimately. How legitimate?
7 Jul 2016
Thousands of protesters on Thursday stormed the major streets of Ado-Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, calling for the immediate resignation of Governor Ayodele Fayose on account of his involvement in a N4.7 billion fraud and corruption case under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Governor Abiola Ajimobi is not happy that pupils of some schools in Oyo state protested against his policy on education – The education policy was meant to involve private participation in schools but the pupils believe it is a ploy to privatise them
– This was made possible by detectives of the anti-graft agency – It was revealed that the properties were acquired under six months when Fayose assumed office as Ekiti state governor Investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) showed how Ayodele Fayose, Ekiti state governor purchased N1.35billion properties under six months in office. The five properties bought by Fayose were four duplexes in Lagos and one in Abuja, the federal capital territory. READ ALSO: Massive protest against Fayose ongoing in Ekiti (photos)
What next for Ireland's newest millionaires? Bus drivers roll up in style to collect winnings at Lotto HQ
Cheers, applause, balloons and a long red carpet greeted 22 new millionaires at Lotto headquarters Thursday afternoon.
The 21 bus drivers and one bus inspector arrived, appropriately, in a glistening double decker bus with a garda motorcycle escort.
Manchester United appear to be edging closer to making a world record offer to sign France midfielder Paul Pogba, but they will face a battle to prise the 23-year-old away from Juventus.
Sky Sports are reporting that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is already in talks with Juventus over a deal to bring Pogba back to Old Trafford, just four years after he left the club on a free transfer following a contract dispute.
Woman charged with murdering her colleague by driving him into a harbour, where he drowned
A woman charged with murdering her colleague by driving him into a harbour, where he drowned, told a paramedic: ‘He shouldn’t have been there. I drove the car into the water,’ her trial has heard.
The paramedic was giving evidence to the Central Criminal Court yesterday on the second day of the 29-year-old’s trial.
Marta Herda of Pairc Na Saile, Emoclew Road, Arklow, Co Wicklow is charged with the murder of 31-year-old Csaba Orsas on March 26, 2013.
The Polish waitress has pleaded not guilty to murdering the Hungarian at South Quay, Arklow.
Paul Quinn testified that he was called to the quay around 6.15 that morning, where he met Ms Herda.
“She was soaking wet, distraught, cold and shivery,” he recalled. “There was white foam coming from her mouth.”
He said that he and his colleague treated her for hypothermia before taking her to hospital in Loughlinstown.
He said he tried to talk to her in the back of the ambulance during the 45-minute journey.
“She would repeat the name, Csaba. She was concerned,” he said. “Csaba was the passenger in the car.”
He was asked if she mentioned who was driving.
“Marta said she was driving,” he replied.
Mr Quinn said that she kept mentioning that Csaba ‘shouldn’t have been there’. He became concerned that there might have been an assault so he questioned her.
Oil and Gas workers in Nigeria have postponed their proposed total strike at least until Monday next week to allow for more negotiations with the federal government delegation assigned for such.
Leaders of the oil workers union confirmed that the action has been put on hold until their leadership is able to meet with the government delegation to table their grievances.
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