Judiciary

Civil servants docked over alleged cybercrime, get N10m bail

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The Federal Government on Monday docked four civil servants and a businessman at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged cybercrime.


The civil servants, Anthony Odo, Babatunde Oladipo, Samuel Enwerem and Joy Wright, were said to be employees of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, the Nigeria Space Research and Development Agency and IPPIS.

The four, along with Joshua Omachonu, were arraigned on an 11-count charge bordering on cybercrime.

In one of the counts, the defendants allegedly conspired to alter IPPIS platform of the ministry of agriculture, by unlawfully computing and activating accounts of fictitious employees.

They allegedly carried out the act with the intention that such fictitious employees would be considered as genuine employees contrary to Section 27 of the Cybercrime Act and punishable under Section 13 of the same act.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charge, following which their counsel applied for them to be released on bail.

The trial Judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, admitted them to bail in the sum of N10 million naira and one surety each in like sum.

The sureties of the four civil servants must be civil servants themselves, not lower than GL 08 and must provide their letters of employment.

For the businessman, his surety can be a civil servant with the federal or state government or a businessman, whose business must be within the FCT or any of its area councils.

The surety must swear to an affidavit of means, deposit a recent passport photograph with the court’s registry and if a civil servant, must provide an employment letter.

The judge also set as one of the bail conditions, that counsel to each of the defendants must sign an undertaking with the deputy clerk, litigations, that they would take the defendants into their custody until they perfect their bail conditions.

He said that where any counsel refuses to sign the undertaking,  the counsel’s client will be remanded in the Kuje or Suleja Correctional Centre, until they can perfect their bail conditions.

He adjourned the matter till Oct. 20, for continuation of hearing.

Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

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Ministries of Interior, Transportation, others make presentations at 16th virtual FEC meeting

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 16th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) expected to make presentations at the meeting.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ministers of Interior, Ra’uf Aregheshola; Finance, Zainab Ahmed; Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Godswill Okpabio, Niger Delta; Timipre Sylva, Minister of State, Petroleum and Justice, Abubakar Malami are expected to make presentations at the council meeting.

Other departments and agencies expected to make presentations are the Nigeria Correctional Service and the Nigeria Customs Service.

NAN reports that eight ministers including that of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola joined the president at the Council Chamber for the meeting.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Folashade Yemi-Esan as well as other cabinet ministers are participating in the meeting from their respective offices in Abuja online.

Details later

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New NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NEMA distributes relief materials to flood victims in Kebbi

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Wednesday, distributed relief materials to victims of flood disaster in some major communities of Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi.


Distributing the items, the Director- General of NEMA, AVM Mohammed Muhammad, said the  Federal Government approved the distribution of the materials.

Muhammad, who was represented by the Head of Planning, Research and Forecasting Unit, NEMA Sokoto Operations Office, Tukur Abubakar said the relief materials consists of food stuff, building materials and other household items.

He said the items distributed he said are: 349 bags of beans, 349 bags each of rice and guinea corn, 36 kegs of vegetable oil, 58 cartons of seasoning, 29 cartons of tin tomatoes and 18 bags of salt.

Others, he said, are 698 pieces each of mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets and wax prints, 600 bags of cement, 600 bundles of roofing sheets, 70 bags of nails and 140 packets of zinc nails.

Earlier, Rep. Bello Kaoje (APC, Bagudo/Suru), commended NEMA for the timely intervention to alleviate the suffering of the affected victims.

Also speaking, the Chairman of SEMA, Alhaji Sani Dododo, attributed this year’s flooding in the state to high rainfall, which led to the discharge of water from Goronyo dam in Sokoto state and Bakolori dam in Zamfara.

Dododo said that the flood resulted to the death of many people and destruction of farmlands and houses in communities along Rima River.

He appealed to the federal government, NGOs and individuals to assist the flood victims. .

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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Covenant University appoints Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

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The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.


Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.

“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA)  of Akwa Ibom.

“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.

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