The Late 5: EFCC files 11 charges against Naira Marley; INEC shifts Kogi, Balyesa guber polls to Nov 16 | Other stories

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EFCC files 11 charges against Naira Marley 

According to Punch, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has preferred 11 charges bordering on fraud against upcoming musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley, for alleged credit card fraud.

The musician effectively risks seven years in jail if found guilty, as Section 33 (2) which he was accused of breaching, reads: “Any person who uses: a counterfeit access device; an unauthorised access device; an access device issued to another person; resulting in a loss or gain commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term of not more than seven years or a fine of not more than N5,000,000.00 and forfeiture of the advantage or value derived from his act.

INEC shifts Kogi, Balyesa guber polls to Nov 16

The Independent National Electoral Commission has rescheduled the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States, earlier fixed for November 2 by two weeks.

The commission which had scheduled the elections for Saturday, November 16 2019, said “the timelines for all other activities leading to the elections have also been adjusted to align with the new date.”

EFCC re-arraigns Ajumogobia, Obla over alleged money laundering

Economic and  Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Thursday re-arraigned a Judge of the Federal High Court, Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, and Godwin Obla, SAN, over alleged money laundering charges. EFCC charged Ofili-Ajumogobia and Obla with 18 counts bordering on conspiracy, unlawful enrichment, retention of crime proceeds and money laundering.

Osinbajo presides over FEC meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting is holding hours after President Muhammadu Buhari departed Nigeria for Saudi Arabia to perform lesser Hajj.

Senators passes bill to recognize June 12 as Democracy Day

The senate has passed a bill seeking to make June 12 Democracy Day. The bill seeking to amend the holiday act was passed at the upper legislative chamber after Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, presented a report to his colleagues on Thursday. The bill, which has only three clauses, was passed after it was put to a voice vote by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president.

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