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Suspected Ritualist escapes from police custody

Suspected Ritualist escapes from police custody

A suspected ritualist, Ifeanyi Dike, who was paraded on Saturday by the Rivers State Police Command for raping and killing an eight year old girl in Eliozu Axis of Port Harcourt has escaped from Police custody. The father of the victim, Dr Earnest Mezuwuba said that the suspected ritualist who is a 200 Level student of the University of Port ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian companies raked billions after CBN switched off dollar tap on 41 items

When the Central Bank Nigeria, CBN, blocked official dollar access to importers of 41 low-skilled items, Baton Nigeria, an Ogun state-based company, was preparing to start a factory producing tooth picks – one of the items on CBN’s list. By August 2016 when the company’s production lines had kicked off, the policy had been in place for a year. Now, ... Read More »

U.S. court jails Nigerian hacker

U.S. court jails Nigerian hacker

Obinna Obioha, a Nigerian hacker, has been jailed for 51 months by a New York federal judge for operating a fraud scheme that swindled $6.5 million from businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere. U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd sentenced Mr. Obioha, 31, for running a scheme in which he instructed hackers to hack into computers and email accounts of ... Read More »

Govt officials received N400bn bribes in one year – NBS

Govt officials received N400bn bribes in one year – NBS

A total of N400bn was received in bribes by public officials within a period of one year, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday. The NBS stated this in its National Corruption Report, adding that 32.3 per cent of Nigerian adults who had contact with public officials between June 2015 and May 2016 had to pay bribes to the ... Read More »

Customs intercept FUNAAB bus conveying cannabis

Customs intercept FUNAAB bus conveying cannabis

The Ogun State Area Command, Nigeria Customs Service, says it has intercepted a Toyota Coaster bus laden with neatly concealed wraps of Indian hemp, along Imeko Afon area of the Idiroko border. The bus reportedly belongs to the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. The Controller of the command, Sani Madugu, disclosed the seizure on Tuesday at the command’s headquarters in ... Read More »

Airman who killed lover to die by hanging

Airman who killed lover to die by hanging

The Nigerian Air Force has sentenced to death by hanging Airman Kalu Bernard, for killing his lover, Solape Oladipupo, aka Shomzy Shomzy, on March 12, 2017. The judgment, which started 9am on Tuesday, dragged till 4pm when it was stood down before the panellists reconvened at 7.30pm. Reading out the 70-page  court findings, which lasted for about two hours, the ... Read More »

Lekki Gardens MD, Seven Others Arraigned For Manslaughter

Lekki Gardens MD, Seven Others Arraigned For Manslaughter

Five persons and three firms allegedly involved in the March 2016 Lekki building collapse which killed five persons have been arraigned before a Lagos High Court, sitting in the Igbosere area. They were arraigned following Justice Sybil Nwaka’s dismissal of an application challenging the competence of the charges filed against them. The first to fifth defendants are Managing Director of Lekki ... Read More »

Street traders stone KAI officer to death in Lagos

Street traders stone KAI officer to death in Lagos

Street traders have stoned an officer of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) to death in Lagos. The KAI officer, identified as Moshood Ayeni was stoned at Iyana Oworo axis of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. PM News gathered that Ayeni was stoned to death before Ogudu lay-by on the highway by traders on their way back to the office on Tuesday. An ... Read More »

Area Commanders, DPOs on payroll of fraudsters – Lagos CP alleges

Area Commanders, DPOs on payroll of fraudsters – Lagos CP alleges

Lagos State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni has warned Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state police command to shun bribery or leave the state, saying that some of them are on the payroll of fraudsters. Owoseni stated this during a lecture on Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement Officers at the Police Officers’ Wives’ Association (POWA) Hall, ... Read More »

Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Suicide Bombers Hit University Of Maiduguri Again

Three male suicide bombers have attacked the University of Maiduguri. The incident occurred on Thursday night when the suicide bombers strapped IEDs to their bodies and gained entry into the premises of the university. In an attempt to enter the female hostels, they were intercepted by security operatives. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Borno State command, DSP Victor Isuku revealed ... Read More »

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Kills Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

Breaking: Suicide Bomber Kills Two Nigerian Soldiers In Borno

A female suicide bomber has killed two soldiers at a military camp behind the Internally Displaced People’s Camp in Mashimari town of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. Saharareporters gathered on Thursday that the bombing occurred at about 7:30 pm local time on Wednesday when the suspect detonated an improvised explosive device strapped to her body as the two soldiers approached her. A team of ... Read More »

Army arrests 126 Boko Haram terrorists in IDPs camp

Army arrests 126 Boko Haram terrorists in IDPs camp

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday 17th May,2017 said it had arrested about 126 suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Damboa, Borno. Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, who made the disclosure while fielding questions from newsmen in Maiduguri, said the suspects were flushed out during mop up operations. Irabor said that the mop up was conducted after ... Read More »

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

NSCDC Nabs Candidate With Gun At JAMB Centre In Nasarawa State

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Nasarawa State has arrested a 21-year-old suspected candidate  for being in possession of firearms in one of the centres of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the state. Mr Bashir Lawal-Kano, the state commandant of the NSCDC, told newsmen in Lafia on Thursday that the suspect was arrested at the ... Read More »

Breaking: Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores In Taraba

Breaking: Suspected Herdsmen Kill Scores In Taraba

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed scores in Takum and Kurmi Local Government Area in Taraba State. The residents of the areas are said to have fled their homes to seek refuge in neighbouring communities for fear of more attacks by the gunmen. Spokesman for the governor, Sylvanus Yakubu-Giwa confirmed the attack saying security agents have been deployed to ... Read More »

Mercy Aigbe’s Husband, Lanre Gentry Could Get Three Years In Jail if…

Mercy Aigbe’s Husband, Lanre Gentry Could Get Three Years In Jail if…

Nollywood actress, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry’s husband, Lanre, could face up to three years in prison if found guilty of the three charges levelled against him by a magistrate court in Lagos. The actress, last week admitted that she had been enduring an abusive marriage to Lanre Gentry as she shared pictures of her battered face on social media. She also claimed ... Read More »

Arms Possession: DSS Releases Suswam After 71 Days

Arms Possession: DSS Releases Suswam After 71 Days

After 71 days in the custody of the Department of States Security Service, DSS, former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam, has been released. It was gathered that Hon  Suswam was released yesterday at about 3:30pm. The former governor had on 25 February, 2017 honoured invitation by the DSS over alleged possession of firearms and link with militia gang leader, ... Read More »

Osinbajo panel to submit report on Monday

Osinbajo panel to submit report on Monday

The Presidency on Wednesday said the presidential committee investigating the suspended Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ayo Oke; and the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, will submit its report to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a ... Read More »

Film-maker, Seun Egbegbe, nabbed again for another alleged N6.3m fraud

Film-maker, Seun Egbegbe, nabbed again for another alleged N6.3m fraud

Barely two months after a popular film-maker, Seun Karim, aka Seun Egbegbe, was arrested for allegedly stealing nine iPhones valued at millions of naira, he has returned to a police station for alleged fraud. PUNCH Metro learnt that Egbegbe was arrested around 1pm on Thursday along with one Ayo Oyekan on the Gbagada General Hospital premises after allegedly defrauding two ... Read More »

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Convoy In Maiduguri

Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Convoy In Maiduguri

Reports say gunmen believed to be Boko Haram extremists on Saturday attacked a convoy of motorists along the Maiduguri-Biu highway which was recently secured by the military. Unconfirmed reports said seven people were killed in the attack. However, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, told Channels Television on Sunday that only one person was killed ... Read More »

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Malabu Oil To FG

Court Orders Forfeiture Of Malabu Oil To FG

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, has ordered an interim forfeiture of oil prospecting licence 245, otherwise known as Malabu oil. The order, according to him, would last pending the conclusion of investigation and prosecution of Shell Nigeria Ultra Deep Ltd, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd, Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd, Malabu Oil and Gas Ltd and ... Read More »

Italian police arrest ring leaders trafficking girls from Nigeria, others

Italian police arrest ring leaders trafficking girls from Nigeria, others

  Italian police on Wednesday arrested four men accused of being the leaders of a human trafficking ring which smuggled people from Africa to Europe and forced women into the sex trade upon arrival in Italy. Another two men were arrested on suspicion of financially supporting the network and selling illegal drugs. The group, which was headquartered in Padua in ... Read More »

Army Repels Boko Haram Attack On Yobe’s Buni Yadi

Army Repels Boko Haram Attack On Yobe’s Buni Yadi

Troops of the Nigerian Army have repelled an attack on Buni Yadi in Yobe State launched by members of the Boko Haram sect. The attackers arrived the community at about 06:15 p.m. on Saturday but were countered by troops in the area. Casualty figure on Boko Haram terrorists is yet to be confirmed. The military said it could not also ... Read More »

Libyan Plane Hijackers Surrender

Libyan Plane Hijackers Surrender

Two Libyan men who hijacked a plane from Libya to Malta and threatened to blow it up have surrendered peacefully, allowing 118 passengers and crew to leave the aircraft before walking out alongside the last of the crew. Officials said two hijackers aboard the plane that was forced to land in Malta on Friday, threatened to blow up the aircraft ... Read More »

Alleged Money Laundering: Court Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Accounts In Five Banks

Alleged Money Laundering: Court Freezes Patience Jonathan’s Accounts In Five Banks

A Federal High Court in Lagos has frozen multiple accounts in five Nigerian banks allegedly belonging to former first lady, Patience Jonathan over allegations of money laundering. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the order freezing the accounts after listening to an exparte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), sometime in November. The order, according to the Commission, ... Read More »

Nigerian security officials raping, sexually exploiting women, girls displaced by Boko Haram — Report

Nigerian security officials raping, sexually exploiting women, girls displaced by Boko Haram — Report

Government officials and other authorities in Nigeria have raped and sexually exploited women and girls displaced by the conflict with Boko Haram, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said in a statement that the government was not doing enough to protect displaced women and girls and ensure that they have access to basic rights and services or to ... Read More »

ECOWAS Court to rule on Dasuki’s case against Nigerian govt

ECOWAS Court to rule on Dasuki’s case against Nigerian govt

The West African regional court is to deliver judgment on a suit filed by a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, against the Nigeria government. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice will rule on Mr. Dasuki’s petition that his rights had been violated by the Nigerian government. Mr. Dasuki has been held by the ... Read More »

Kidnapped CBN governor’s wife released

Kidnapped CBN governor’s wife released

Mrs. Margaret Emefiele, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been released by her kidnappers. Sources at the Police High Command told our correspondent Margaret and four others were released around 1am on Saturday (today). Margaret, three women and a driver were attacked on Thursday along the Benin-Agbor Road and dragged into a ... Read More »

US Won’t Hand Over Looted Funds To Nigeria in Cash – Envoy

US Won’t Hand Over Looted Funds To Nigeria in Cash – Envoy

The United States Government has said it will not hand over physical cash accruing from looted funds by Nigerians in the country to the federal government. This was disclosed yesterday in Abuja  by the International Affairs Fellow, Under Council of Foreign Affairs, Mathew T. Paige. According to Paige, who fielded questions from students and lecturers of Baze University, Abuja, the ... Read More »

Maitama Sule calls for Ban of Looters of Public Treasury From Politics

Maitama Sule calls for Ban of Looters of Public Treasury From Politics

Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Alhaji Maitama Sule, has advocated that public officers convicted of looting public funds should be banned from partaking in partisan politics and holding public office. Sule, who made the call in Kano, yesterday, said the ban should be backed by law passed by the National Assembly. “But this will be possible when ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Brigade Commander sells arms to Boko Haram

Nigerian Army Brigade Commander sells arms to Boko Haram

A Brigade Commander is among 16 officers and troops being court martialed for selling arms to Boko Haram terrorists. He is facing a secret trial in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State over what happened to 21 anti-aircraft guns assigned this year to his artillery brigade. The brigade commander, not yet identified, claimed before his arrest that he only received one ... Read More »