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APRNEWS : Alleged $5.6m Fraud-Court Remands Oil Magnate, Akintoye Akindele, in Kuje Prison Pending Bail Perfection

APRNEWS - Akindele, will remain in custody till March 20, when the court will consider documents confirming the perfection of the bail granted him earlier.

The court had on March 1, admitted him to bail in the sum of N750 million with two sureties in like sum, shortly after he was arraigned on allegations bordering on fraud to the tune of $5.6 million.


APRNEWS : British-Nigerian hacker pleads guilty to $6m fraud in US court

APRNEWS - Idris Dayo Mustapha, 33, was part of a hacking ring that infiltrated email and brokerage accounts of US firms between 2011 and 2018, causing losses worth $6m (£4.7m), officials said.

A dual national of the UK and Nigeria, Mustapha was extradited from the UK in August, two years after his arrest. 

His crimes carry a jail term of up to 20 years. 

He has not yet been sentenced. 


APRNEWS : Supreme Court affirms Tinubu’s election, dismisses Atiku, Obi’s appeals

APRNEWS - Finally, the eight months legal battle for the presidency of Nigeria has come to an end, with President Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, emerging victorious.

The Supreme Court, yesterday, agreed with the September 6 verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, on all counts.


APRNEWS : Why Tinubu renamed ministry of information — Minister Mohammed Idris

APRNEWS - Idris made this revelation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.

The minister noted this was a mandate given to him by the president.

He added that Tinubu also mandated him to promote patriotism, honesty, and transparency as the core values of the administration.


APRNEWS : Nigeria is 2nd most prayerful country on earth

APRNEWS - Recall that in 2019, Pew Research Centre’s surveys conducted between 2008 and 2017 revealed Nigeria as the most prayerful country

Meanwhile, the likes of China (1%), UK (6%), Switzerland (8%), Austria (8%), Czechoslovakia (9%), Germany (9%), Estonia (9%) France (10%) and Denmark (10%) are the least prayerful.

Below is the full list for the recent survey of most prayerful countries:

1. Afghanistan: 96%


APRNEWS - Nigeria : Sultan declares June 28 Eid-il Kabir

Abubakar III on Sunday night made this declaration in a statement issued by the National Moonsighting Committee (NMC) on its official Twitter page.

The NSCIA president in the statement also declared Monday, June 19 as the first day of Dhul-Hijjah 1444 AH.

“The Sultanate Council Sokoto has declared Monday 19/June/2023 as the first day of Zul-Hijjah 1444 AH,” the statement read in part.

“Accordingly, Wednesday 28/June/2023 will be the day of Eidul Adha 1444 AH.


APRNEWS : Catholic priest burned alive in Nigeria's hard-hit north

APRNEWS - Around 02:00 GMT in the village of Kafin-Koro (centre), in Niger State, armed individuals locally referred to as "bandits" set fire to the residence of a priest, who was burned to death, said Wasiu Biodun, spokesman for the police in the state.

They set fire to the house of Father Isaac Achi, after failing to gain access. "Unfortunately, the bandits set the house on fire, while the said Reverend Father was burnt alive," he said.



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