Monthly Archives: August 2019

BREAKING: Joe Igbokwe makes Sanwo-Olu’s new cabinet list

Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos, has made the list of the new commissioner and special adviser designates of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration.

Also on the list is a former Commissioner for Women Affairs in Lagos State, Mrs Lola Akande.

Sanwo-Olu, according to a statement, transmitted the final list of his nominees to the state House of Assembly on Tuesday.

This is coming four weeks after the governor sent the first batch of the list to the lawmakers for screening.

Thirteen commissioner- and special adviser-designates made the second list, which had already been transmitted to the legislature.

The statement, signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the second list had names of accomplished politicians and technocrats who “understand the current need of Lagos” and the development agenda of the Governor.

Below are names in the second batch of nominees:

  1. Mr. Oladele Ajayi
  2. Mr. Oluwatoyin Fayinka
  3. Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke
  4. Mr. Olanrewaju Sanusi
  5. Mr. Joe Igbokwe
  6. Mr. Bonu Solomon Saanu
  7. Arc. Kabiru Ahmed
  8. Mrs. Lola Akande
  9. Prince Anofi Olanrewaju Elegushi
  10. Mrs. Solape Hammond
  11. Mr. Moruf Akinderu Fatai
  12.   Mrs. Shulamite Olufunke Adebolu
  13.   Mr. Tokunbo Wahab

Burna Boy breaks African record in the UK

‘African Giant’, Burna Boy’s latest album, has become the highest-ranking African album ever.

News Agency of Nigeria reports that the globally acclaimed album debuted at number 16 on the UK albums chart.

The debut was announced by Official charts through their official Twitter account.

They wrote @officialcharts, “Check out this week’s Official Albums Chart, featuring the Top 40 debut of @BurnaBoy with African Giant.”

The Official Charts, which are compiled by the Official Charts Company, tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs and albums in the UK, separating them into the ‘Official Singles Chart’ and the ‘Official Albums Chart’.

In February, the Afro-fusion star, scored his first entry into the UK charts, through his feature on Dave’s ‘Location’.

‘African Giant’ also debuted at number 104 on ‘Billboard’s 200’ chart, solidifying his global recognition.

NAN reports that Burna Boy performed at Coachella in April alongside Mr Eazi and subsequently named his album ‘African Giant’.

Asides winning the most awards at the 2019 Soundcity awards, Burna Boy also won the BET ‘Best International Act’ award in June.

(NAN)

Breaking: Ex-INEC boss Iwu arrives court on N1.2bn alleged fraud

Prof. Maurice Iwu, a former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, has arrived the Federal High Court in Lagos for his arraignment.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said it would arraign Iwu for alleged N1.2bn fraud.

He faces four counts bordering on money laundering, EFCC said.

Iwu was alleged to have, between December 2014 and March 2015, concealed N1.2bn in the bank account of Bioresources Institute of Nigeria Limited domiciled in the United Bank for Africa Plc.

The money was believed to be part of the N23.29bn slush fund allegedly shared by former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

Iwu was fingered as one of the beneficiaries of the fund, including some INEC officials who are facing trial.

Breaking: You can detain Sowore for 45 Days – Court tells DSS

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Department of State Service (DSS) an application to detain the convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore in their custody.

In his ruling, Justice Taiwo Taiwo said he will grant the application only for a period of 45 days.

The Judge added that the 45 days will start to count from today.

The DSS had earlier on Tuesday approached the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, seeking leave to detain Sowore, for 90 days to enable it to carry out further investigation.

More to follow…

Chinese firm to pay N100m illegal importation

A Kano High court sitting at Audu Bako Secretariat has ordered a Chinese firm, Changyi Yuanxiang, to pay N100 million as compensation for indulging in illegal importation of 19 containers with impersonated trade mark.

The court presided over by Justice Ibrahim Musa Muhammad Karaye in a judgment delivered on 31th July, 2019 held that the Chinese firm indulged in unlawful use of the name of Rab textiles limited for the importation of the containers exposing Rab textile limited to tax liability.

The plaintiff, Rab textiles limited represented by Rabiu Abdullahi Ibrahim, told the court that the Chinese firm had abusively use the name for the importation of the goods without the written consent of the plaintiff.

He urged the court to restrain the defendant from further importation of goods using the company’s name without consent.

In his judgment, Justice Ibrahim Musa Muhammad Karaye ordered Changyi Yuanxiang to pay N100m as compensation to the plaintiff, for the unlawful and unauthorised use of the name Rab textiles limited.

The court also ordered the sum of N10 million should be paid to the plaintiff for the physiological trauma suffered by the plaintiff.

Justice Karaye asked the defendant to forfeit the sum of N10million for the upset of solicitors fees, it further ordered the compensatory payment of 10 percent interest rate from the date of the delivery of judgment.

Further, the court instructed Changyi Yuanxiang to refrain from engaging in any business transactions using the name Rab textiles limited.

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