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Patience Jonathan loses legal tussle over forfeited $5.7m

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Patience Jonathan loses legal tussle over forfeited $5.7m

The Court of Appeal in Lagos on Friday dismissed an appeal filed by the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, over the temporary forfeiture of her $5.7million.

Jonathan had appealed a ruling by a Federal High Court in Lagos which temporarily ordered the money’s forfeiture to the Federal Government.

The Court of Appeal upheld the temporary forfeiture order made by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on April 26, 2017.

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Olatoregun had made the order based on an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through its counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo.

She had also ordered the temporary forfeiture of N2.4 billion found in an Ecobank account in the name of La Wari Furniture and Baths Ltd.

The commission had said that the money also belonged to Mrs Jonathan.

The Court of Appeal similarly dismissed an appeal filed by La Wari Funiture and Baths.

The appellant had urged the court to declare Section 17 of the Advanced Fee Fraud Act unconstitutional for being in conflict with the Evidence Act and the 1999 Constitution.

In a judgment delivered by Justice Mojeed Owoade on Friday, the appellate court held that the appeal lacked merit.

It upheld EFCC’s arguments and resolved all the issues against the appellant.

The court upheld the constitutionality of Section 17 of the Advance Fee fraud Act which empowers the EFCC to apply for a forfeiture of properties reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity to the Federal Government. (Dailypost)

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Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

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Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police has stated that having sex in a car in public places is not a crime.

The force through ACP Abayomi Shogunle who is in charge of Nigeria Police Public Complaint Response Unit (PPCRU) stated this on his official Twitter page.

According to Abayomi Shogunle, having sex in a car in a public place is not a crime.

Having sex in car in public places not a crime – Nigeria Police

He, however, stated conditions where the parties can be arrested for having sex in public place.

He wrote: “NO. Sex in a car in a public place is not a crime in Nigeria provided; 1. Location is not a place of worship.

  1. Parties are 18 yrs+
  2. The act is consensual (agreed to by parties)
  3. Parties are of the opposite sex if threatened with an arrest over above, please contact the police.”
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Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

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Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

Former National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, has shared his reasons the Muhammadu Buhari Nigerians voted into power in 2015 is not the same President at Aso Rock today.

Abdullahi, who was part of the mass defection from the ruling party, called on Nigerians to jump out of Buhari’s train, adding that the man presiding over the affairs of the nation today was not the leader Nigerians trooped out enmasse to elect in 2015.

He said this Monday in a chat with Vanguard in reaction to the vote of no confidence passed on President Buhari on Sunday by leaders of the Northern Elders’ Forum.

The Director, Communications and Strategies of the PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation pointed out that he was not joining the cloning debate, but insisted however, that Buhari had dumped the principles for which he was widely adored.

Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

He said, “Some of us risked our political careers to rally round Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and today we have realised that we are in a one-chance vehicle. But I say that having realized where we are, it is time to get down from that one-chance vehicle.

“The Northern Elders Forum was one of the strongest supporters of Buhari in 2015 but they have now realised that the Buhari we have today is the not the Buhari they voted for in 2015.

“The Buhari most of us risked our political careers for was the Buhari whose memory we carried with us since 1983. That Buhari had zero tolerance for corruption and was a strong -willed leader.

Why the man in Aso Rock is not Buhari – Ex-APC spokesperson, Abdullahi

“But the Buhari of today has been receiving corrupt people into his party who are hoping he will give them cover. Today, the position of the Northern Elders Forum has vindicated some of us who saw the wisdom in leaving the party (APC) to join the crusade to rescue Nigeria.”

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