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Intercontinental Bank: Shareholders sue Sanusi for N10bn

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Mallam Lamido Sanusi


Shareholders of the defunct Intercontinental Bank Plc have asked an Abuja Federal High Court to order the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Lamido Sanusi, to pay them N10bn as damages over what they described as the fraudulent banking and investment practices and breaches involved in the sale of the bank. The plaintiffs, Abdullahi Sani, Adaeze Onwuegbusi and Chijioke Ezeikpe, in the suit filed by their lawyer, Chris Uche SAN, accused Sanusi of conniving with the Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Aigboje Aig-Imokhuede, and Mr. Herbert Wigwe, and Senator Bukola Saraki, to sell the bank in a bid to confer corrupt advantage upon themselves. The CBN and the Securities and Exchange Commission were joined as defendants in the suit, which came up before Justice Ahmed Mohammed on Tuesday. Justice Mohammed granted an ex-parte motion in which the plaintiffs sought leave to serve the suit on Sanusi by pasting copies of …

We’ll repatriate Abacha’s $550m loot from US -FG

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The Federal Government on Wednesday said it supported the United States’ seizure of $550m corruption proceeds of a former Head of State, the late Gen. Sani Abacha and his associates. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, SAN, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government would ensure the repatriation of the money to Nigeria. He stated, “As the central authority for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, my office has received requests for Mutual Legal Assistance for the Central Authority of the United States and we are cooperating with the United States in line with the obligations we assumed under the Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. “The overall objective of these efforts is to ensure that Nigeria as the victim state is able to have the forfeited assets (money) repatriated to Nigeria to fund development projects for the benefit of the people in accordance with the dictates of Chap…

FG sets up panel on fresh Immigration recruitment, others

The Federal Government has set up a Presidential Committee to assist Para-Military agencies to conduct another recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Immigration Service. A statement issued on Wednesday night in Abuja by the Secretary to the Government theFederation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim said the Committee has 12 weeks to conclude its assignment. According to him, President Goodluck Jonathan approved the composition and mandate of the Special Presidential Committee to assist the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board to re-conduct the aborted recruitment into the NIS. The Committee’s terms of reference include liaising with the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board to confirm the actual number of personnel to be recruited; assisting the Civil Defence, Fire Service, Immigration and Prisons Board by re-advertising the recruitment into the NIS with a view to starting the recruitment process afresh and assisting the Civil Defence, Fire Service…

Osaze is a great player says Keshi

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Coach, Stephen Keshi has praised Super Eagles and Stoke City forward, Osaze Odemwingie as a great player and professional whose character is not out of place. In a down-to-earth interview with cable network, Aljazera, Keshi said that he cannot disqualify him from playing for Nigeria. “If he’s stubborn, that doesn’t mean he can’t play for the national side. He’s stubborn because of the way he was talked to or the way he was approached,” Keshi told Aljazera.
Al Jazeera:  Brazil 2014 is on the horizon. Nigerians are excited. You’ve set the bar high by winning the African Cup of Nations. What are your expectations for the summer? Stephen Keshi: I just hope that my players are in good health. That’s key for us. Before the Mexico game [friendly], I lost Bright Dike and I would’ve loved to have him there. Now he’s out of the World Cup. After that, I’m just going to take it match by match. AJ: Every player has glowing things to say about you. How does that make you feel as coach? SK: I wasn’t aw…

74 killed in fresh Benue, Borno mayhem

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IT was another day of bloodshed, yesterday, as 74 persons, including five policemen, were killed in separate incidents in Benue and Borno states even as Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State has called for military assistance to check the killings. There was tension in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, yesterday, following the alleged killing of no fewer than 63 persons at Tse-Agena, Mbalom district, Ikpayonge and Adeka market, Oweto in Gwer and Agatu  local government areas by suspected Fulani mercenaries. This came as Defence minster, Lt. Gen. Aliyu Gusau, lauded the armed forces and attributed their successes to the new found synergy and cordial relationship existing among the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Airforce.

The latest attack came on the heels of weekend’s bloody fight between Tiv youths and the suspected mercenaries which claimed 55 lives in Guma local government area of the state. The member representing Agatu in the State House of Assembly, Mr. Audu Sule told newsmen, ye…

AMAZING AND UNBELIEVABLE :The 30 Most Unreal Buildings In The World.

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1) Biblioteca España - Santo Domingo, Colombia 2) Dutch cube houses - Rotterdam, Netherlands 3) Vortex House - Montrose, Houston 4) Dalat's Crazy House - Vietnam 5) Seattle Central Library - Seattle, Washington 6) Krzywy Domek - Sopot, Poland 7) Brasilia - Brazil 8) Twisted House - Indianapolis, Indiana 9) Upside down house - Trassenheide, Germany10) Hotel Marques de Riscal - Spain11) Singapore buildings wedged tightly together 12) Vienna's Modern Art Museum - Austria 13) Donut hotel - Guangzhou, China14) Dancing House - Prague 15) Bubble houses - south of France 16) Atomium - Brussels17) Casa Batlló - Barcelona, Spain 18) Lotus Temple - New Dehli, India 19) Montaña Mágica Lodge - Chile 20) Nautilus House 21) Free Spirit Spheres - Vancouver Island 22) Waldspirale - Germany 23) Lyons Airport Train Station - France 24) Motisons Tower - Jaipur 25) Birmingham Bull Ring - Birmingham, UK 26) Gibbon Treehouse - Laos 27) Markthalle Altenrhein - Staad, Switzerland 28) Dynamic Tower - D…

Mila Kunis Shows Off Baby Bump While Shopping in Beverly Hills—See the Pic!

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There's nothing more adorable right now thanMila Kunis' baby bump.
The mom-to-be showed a glimpse of her growing belly earlier today during a trip to Dolce & Gabbana in Beverly Hills. Dressed in rolled-up jeans and black flats, Kunis' tummy peeked out from under a loose fitting and slightly cropped navy blue sweater as she made her way back to a black SUV with a large shopping bag in hand. Perhaps Ashton Kutcher's fiancé was picking up some fancy frocks for her first carpet appearance since I exclusively reported that she was pregnant. Kunis will be in Las Vegas tomorrow to promote Jupiter Ascending, her upcoming sci-fi flick with Channing Tatum, at the CinemaCon movie convention.

Jay Z Lying About His Age? DJ Wrongly Claims Beyoncé's Man Is 50 Years Old, Not 44!

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Has Jay Z been lying about his age? That's what one New York City DJ is claiming about Beyoncé's hubby. (But we've got the real scoop.) According to ENews, New York Radio host DJ Troi Torain (also known professionally as Star) tried to claim Blue Ivy's father is 50 years old and not just 44. But, stop the presses, y'all: E! News can confirm that public records show Shawn Corey Carter (yep, that's his pre-Hova name) was born Dec. 4, 1969. In case you need some help with the math, this makes the king of hip-hop 44 years old—aka his actual age. But on Star: Live and Direct, a certain on-air personality told a different story. "I shouldn't blow this up, maybe because he doesn't promote it publicly, but Jay Z and I are the same age," Star said. "I will be 50 on May 3. He's 43, 42…that's just media bulls--t!"\ Actually, any age discrepancies can be attributed to confusion of other people, because as we mentioned, public records co…

The Reason Why A Mother Gave Back Her Adopted Son

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Stacey Conner, a 41-year-old mom and former attorney from Spokane, Wash., dreamed of having a large family with biological and adopted kids. "The world is a big place with a lot of children in it; we wanted to bring some of those into our family, to give our love to kids without it," she says. After she volunteered in an orphanage in poverty-torn Haiti in 2005, Conner and her husband, Matt, a pharmacist, decided to adopt two children. But the process was so slow that by October 2006, when they brought home their (unrelated) 5-year-old Haitian son and 1-year-old Haitian daughter, Conner had given birth to a son, who was 1. 

"Having an instant multicultural family was magical," Conner says, "for about two weeks." Her older son, whom she calls J here, "engaged every person he met -- he literally crawled into the laps of strangers," says Conner. "But if I said 'It's time to go' or anything that asserted I was in control, he'd ra…

Woman dies after injecting Vaseline in at-home boob job attempt

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The pressure on women to look perfect is as high as it's ever been and a tragic new story from Argentina proves that some will go to devastating measures to conform.
A 39-year-old mother has died after attempting to give herself an at-home boob job by injecting Vaseline into her chest. Sonia Perez Llanzon died several weeks later from a blood clot caused by the Vaseline entering her bloodstream. She was taken to hospital with breathing difficulties and it was discovered that the blood clot had reached her lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism. Julio Pla, Head of Surgery at Lucio Molas Hospital in Santa Rosa, 350 miles south west of Buenos Aires, said: "The dead woman arrived at hospital with injuries to her breasts. "She denied everything at first but then confessed she had injected Vaseline into them. "I've never seen a case like this. The human body has antibodies to remove bacteria and viruses but it hasn't got any mechanisms against this type of product. &…