Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos has convicted a lawyer, Taiwo Oreagba, for soliciting a N4 million bribe.
Oreagba formerly represented music star Naira Marley, real name Azeez Fashola in his ongoing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged internet fraud.
The judge found Oreagba guilty based on a voice recording wherein she bragged that she would bribe EFCC officials to get a soft landing for her client, Kelechi Uka.
Oreagba was sentenced to two years imprisonment for the offence. The judge, however, gave her an option of a N500,000 because she already restituted the N4 million
Justice Taiwo also discharged the legal practitioner on the second count of obtaining money by false pretence.
She condemned the convict’s boast of her ability to influence law enforcement officers and cases assigned to judges in the Lagos State Judiciary.
The EFCC arraigned Oreagba on November 12, 2020, before Justice Sherifah Solebo of the Special Offences Court in Ikeja on corrupt demand and obtaining by false pretence charges.
The convict was then a counsel to Uka who was under EFCC investigation. She collected the money from one Henry Umoh through her business name, Bobcom Enterprises.
FG Approves Mother Tongue As A Compulsory Language In Primary Schools
The federal government has approved a new National Language Policy which makes mother tongue a compulsory medium of instruction for public primary school pupils.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, disclosed this today, Nov. 30, while briefing reporters on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.
The minister revealed that the mother tongue will be used exclusively for the first six years of education, while it will be combined with English Language from Junior Secondary School.
He said even though the policy has officially taken effect, it can only be fully implemented when government develops instructional materials and qualified teachers are available.
Adamu explained that the mother tongue to be used in each
school will be the dominant language spoken by the community where it is located.
The minister said the government is prepared to preserve cultures and their peculiar idiosyncrasies, stressing that sobmuch has been lost due to the extinction of some local languages.
He assured Nigerians that all Nigerian languages are equalband will be treated as such.
Deloitte Denies Knowledge Of Tinubu Ever Being It’s Employee – David Hundeyin
Deloitte USA has responded to subpoena ordering it to make available Tinubus Bonus history with the organization ( remember Tinubu said he earned 1.8 million dollars from in bonuses from Deloitte… Deloitte has denied knowledge of any Bola Tinubu ever working for them.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has claimed that he made $1.8 million from salaries and bonuses while working a consultancy job at Deloitte USA. So we subpoenaed Deloitte USA to provide evidence of Tinubu’s employment and staff payment records, and this is what came back…
Photos From Labour Party Presidential Campaign In Abia
The Presidential Campaign of Labour Party holds in UMUAHIA the capital of Abia State today. The people of the city all troop out to attend the campaign rally. H.E Peter Obi and the Vice Presidential candidate Ahmed Datti and their first lady are all present.