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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Court orders forfeiture of Diezani Alison-Madueke’s Banana Island properties worth $4.7m




Court orders forfeiture of Diezani Alison-Madueke?s Banana Island properties worth $4.7m
A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos, has ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses valued at $4.760million allegedly owned by former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the two properties: Penthouse 21 building 5, Block C, 11th floor (Bella Vista Estate) Banana Island, Ikoyi, and Penthouse 22, Block B (Admiralty Estate) also in Ikoyi, Lagos, be forfeited to the Federal Government pending the conclusion of EFCC’s investigation into the ownership of the properties.

The anti-graft agency believes that the former Minister purchased the properties using proceeds from fraudulent activities while in office.

The EFCC in an Ex parte application brought for the forfeiture of the properties lists Diezani Alison-Madueke, Donald Amagbo, Schillenburg LLC, and Sequoyah Property Limited, as respondents.1
       


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Kim Kardashian shares cute photo of her son, Saint West as she celebrates his 2nd birthday




Kim Kardashian shares cute photo of her son, Saint West as she celebrates his 2nd birthday
Kim K's son with Kanye West, Saint turned 2-year-old today. The reality tv star took to social media to celebrate him, also sharing a cute new snap from their Christmas Card photoshoot. See her message below.


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Facebook bans women for posting 'men are scum' after series of global harassment scandals

Facebook bans women for posting



Following the multiple sexual harassment and abuse scandals across the globe, Facebook has been suspending women for “hate speech” against men after posting variations of the phrase “men are scum”.  

Despite Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg warning of a potential backlash against women as scandals rock companies and political institutions, the social network continues to ban women speaking out against men as a group.  

New York-based standup comic Marcia Belsky was banned in October for 30 days from Facebook for posting “men are scum” as a comment on her friend Nicole Silverberg’s photo album detailing the abuse Silverberg had received after writing a list of ways men can treat women better on Twitter.

Facebook says that threats and hate speech directed towards a protected group violate its community standards and therefore are removed. The social network told the Daily Beast that “men are scum” was a threat and therefore should be removed.

Facebook said that it is working hard to remedy harassment issues, and has repeatedly stated that it wants the social network to be a safe and respectful space for all. After footage of shootings, murders, rapes and assaults were streamed live on the site, Facebook said it was adding 3,000 extra moderators to its staff and that it would refine its moderation policies.
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Governor Rochas Okorocha did not appoint his sister Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfilment- Facebook user claims

Governor Rochas Okorocha did not appoint his sister Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfilment- Facebook user claims

Although the state government is yet to release a statement denying the report, this Facebook user, Seun Oremade, claims the report that Governor Rochas Okorocha appointed his sister, Ogechi Ololo, as Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfilment, is false. According to Seun, Governor Okorocha jokingly referred to his sister as the Commissioner of Happiness and Couples fulfillment at the swearing-in ceremony of new Commissioners yesterday. Read what he wrote below
Governor Rochas Okorocha did not appoint his sister Commissioner for Happiness and Couples Fulfilment- Facebook user claims
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Netflix announces plan to shoot 'House of Cards' final season without Kevin Spacey

Netflix announces plan to shoot

Netflix has announced that its hit show “House of Cards” will be returning for its sixth and final season without star Kevin Spacey.

Netflix’s content chief Ted Sarandos made the announcement, saying Robin Wright will be the season’s lead. Production for the season had been suspended indefinitely after Spacey was accused of sexual harassment by actor Anthony Rapp.

Others also came forward with allegations of harassment at the hands of Spacey, including 8 current and former “House of Cards” employees. Netflix had in November said they would no longer be working with Spacey, after being pressured to cancel the show. “We are excited to bring closure to fans,” Sarandos said.
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President Buhari and Ooni of Ife to host Nigerian Young Entrepreneurs in Abuja

President Buhari and Ooni of Ife to host Nigerian?Young Entrepreneurs in Abuja


Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) in collaboration with His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife will host the Grand Finale of the Youth Empowerment Summit 2017 Tour with the theme “Youth Empowerment: A Panacea for Unemployment, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development”.

According to Chris Kohol, the National President of the Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN), YES2017 Grand Finale will gather Nigerian young entrepreneurs and youths at all stages of business development: business leaders, youth entrepreneurs, mentors, budding entrepreneurs, investors, and government officials to discuss and x-ray the challenges and solutions to youth entrepreneurship and empowerment in Nigeria demonstrating YEN’s continued efforts and commitment in fostering youth entrepreneurship development and empowerment in Nigeria for sustainable growth and economic development.  

According to him, Speakers and Special Guests of the YES2017 Grand Finale activities includes, His Imperial Majesty, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, Ooni of Ife, Chief Host of the ground breaking event and H.E Muhammadu Buhari, H.E. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, H.E. Dr. Bukola Saraki, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Dr. Raymond Asemakaha, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu, Sen. George Akume, Barr. Nyesom Wike, Dr. Mike Omotosho, Dr. Nnaemeka Obiaraeri, Love Idoko, Adebola Williams, Daniel Richard, Jack Rich, Akinwunmi Ambode, Gov. Ganduje, Gov. Abubakar Mohammed, Ojikutu Ahmed among other top business and political leaders in Nigeria.

The National President Mr. Chris Kohol also stated that YES2017 Grand Finale will also empower some selected youths across the North-Central, North-East, and North-West region of Nigeria. In this regard, the youths will receive free business funding/business tools through Young Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (YEN) and other YES2017 partners, free business websites, mentorship and special business training/capacity building to support start-ups and enable existing youth entrepreneurs boost their respective businesses across the country. Equally, YES2017 Grand finale will come to close with a Closing Dinner & Recognition Ceremony that will have in attendance captains of industries, public executives, political leaders, policies makers and business leaders from all walks of life.

YES2017 Grand Finale is slated to hold at Sheraton Hotels, Ladi Kwali Hall, Maitama, Abuja on Saturday 9th December, 2017 by 8:00am while the Dinner & Recognition Ceremony holds at same venue at Sheraton Hotels by 6:00pm.
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Former congresswoman Corrine Brown steals charity money from impoverished kids; sentenced to five years in prison

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown steals charity money from impoverished kids; sentenced to five years in prison

Former Congresswoman, Corrine Brown was yesterday sentenced to serve five years in prison for using charity donations meant for underprivileged students for personal use.
Brown was convicted months ago by a jury but on Dec 4th a federal judge sentenced her. Brown faced several allegations including fraud, lying on tax forms as well Congressional disclosures; which ended with Brown losing her seat. Amid the scandal, she also lost the primary election last year.
According to the Associated Press, officials accused Brown of using $800,000 of impoverished children’s charity money for her own. She stole money from a bogus charity, One Door For Education, which purported to give scholarships to poor children but instead filled the coffers of Brown and her associates. 

Former congresswoman Corrine Brown steals charity money from impoverished kids; sentenced to five years in prison

Federal prosecutors said Brown and a top aide committed fraud by using donations for lavish parties and trips. The aide and another official later accepted a plea deal and testified against Brown. But Brown testified that she was left in the dark about the goings-on with One Door's money, and blamed the theft on her former chief of staff, Elias "Ronnie" Simmons, who testified against her
Brown started her political career in the 1980s as a legislature and joined the House of Representatives in 1993. Brown served 25 years before she was convicted in May on 18 of 22 charges.

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