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Ex-Banker arrested on wedding day



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Ex-Banker arrested for fraud

Aliu Mustapha, a 37-year-old former marketing officer with a micro-finance bank who was arrested on his wedding day, was on Thursday, August 16, arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos on allegation of stealing N1 million

NPBS gathered that the defendant, a resident of Oremeji street, Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of stealing preferred against him by the Police. Sergeant Samuel Mishozunnu, the prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence during office hours.

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He said the defendant committed the offence between May and June 2017, while he was a staff. Mishozunnu said the defendant collected N1 million from the micro-finance bank’s customers, but refused to remit it to their accounts. The prosecutor said one of the customers had given him N840,000 and another N160,000, after which he absconded and was later apprehended during his wedding, last weekend. 46 suspected drug barons nabbed in Gombe

Ex-Banker arrested for fraud mean while Mishozunnu said: “Mustapha was arrested last week Saturday, August 11, during his wedding after the Police got information that he was getting married, waited for him to exchange his marital vows before he was apprehended.” According to the prosecutor, the offence is punishable under Section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge. The defendant’s counsel, M. A. Rufai, urged the court to grant the defendant bail in the most liberal terms. Magistrate Y. O. Aro-Lambo granted him bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned till September 11 for trial. He said one of the sureties must be a community leader, adding that they must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and have their addresses verified.

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NPBS previously reported that the police moved the key suspects of the April 5, 2018, Offa bank robbery from its headquarters in Abuja back to the southwest. The police said the relocation of the suspects would enable the recovery of firearms used in the deadly robbery. The gang leaders have also revealed to the police five hideouts where this firearms are hidden in Kwara, Ondo, Osun, Oyo and Ekiti states.Ex-Banker arrested for fraud was reported by NPBS media crew.



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Cultural Shock

FG Demands Return of Nigeria’s Artefacts from Foreign Countries



President Mohammadu Buhari has called on Nations, institutions private and public bodies to return Nigeria’s artefacts in their possession

This is coming after the return of two Nigerian artefacts from Britain.




In a statement signed by the Presidents spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari welcomed the official handover, on Saturday, of the Okwukor and the Head of an Oba of Benin bronzes, to the Oba of Benin, His Royal Highness, Oba Ewuare II.

The artefacts were repatriated from the University of Cambridge and University of Aberdeen, respectively, in the United Kingdom, after 125 years of their leaving the territory of present-day Nigeria.

Buhari Urged other countries to take a cue from the institutions, and vowed that the Federal Government would pursue the repatriation of Nigerian artefacts vigorously.


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Fashion Designer, Alber Elbaz Dies in Paris Aged 59



Fashion Designer, Alber Elbaz Dies in Paris Aged 59

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Designer Alber Elbaz, who worked at some of France’s best-known fashion houses, has died in Paris aged 59.
His business partner Johann Rupert said Elbaz had died from COVID-19 in Paris, France.
From 2001, Elbaz was Artistic Director at Lanvin, where he was credited with rejuvenating the brand until he was sacked in 2015.
Elbaz who was famously known for “inclusive vision of fashion” revived lanvin by transforming it to focus mainly on women’s fashion.


His dresses were favored by hollywood actresses, including Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep who wore one of his gowns, in gold lamé, when accepting the Oscar for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in the Iron Lady in 2012.
He also recently launched his own label, AZ Factory.
He was rewarded with many of the fashion industry’s top prizes, including an award named for his old mentor, Geoffrey Beene.
In 2016, he was made a member of the French legion of honour, the country’s most prestigious fashion award.

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Obiano dethrones 3 traditional rulers, reinstates 5 others



Obiano dethrones 3

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra has withdrawn the certificates of appointment of three traditional rulers in the state and also reinstated five others.

Chief Greg Obi, Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs announced this on Friday in Awka.

Obi in a statement dated Dec. 17 and entitled: “Update on Suspension of Igwes in Anambra’’ said the governor acted according to the powers vested on him by the Anambra State Traditional Rulers Law, 2007.

He gave the names of the traditional rulers who had their certificates withdrawn as, Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo of Nawfia Town, Igwe Anthony Onyekwere of Owelle and Igwe G. B. C. Mbakwe of Abacha.
The governor announced the lifting of suspension on five traditional rulers including , Igwe Simon Chidibem of Umumbo, Igwe A. N. Onwuneme of Ikenga, Igwe Mark Anthony Okonkwo of Alor, Igwe Chukwuma Orji of Ezinifite and Igwe S.O. Obiora of Ezira.
Obi said the withdrawal and reinstatement of the certificates were with immediate effect.

According to the statement, the government is also reviewing the suspension slammed on Igwe Kelly Nkeli of Igbariam, Igwe Dr Emeka Iluno of Ifitedunu and Igwe Peter Uyanwa of Ukwulu.

Obi said all the affected traditional rulers have one month to submit the certificates of recognition to the Secretary of the Local Government of their communities from the day of the announcement.

Recall that the Anambra government on August 11, 2020 suspended 12 traditional rulers for alleged gross misconduct.

According to Obi who announced the suspension, during the sanction period, the suspended traditional rulers are required to stop holding court as traditional rulers and to desist from discharging traditional rulers’ functions in their communities or anywhere in the state and beyond.

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