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INSECURITY: Gunmen Kidnap Nursing Mother In Taraba, Demand N20m Ransom

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A nursing mother identified as Sabina David has been kidnapped by gunmen in Taraba State. The incident occurred in the early hours of Monday at the Kasuwan Bera area of Ardo-Kola Local Government. Describing the incident, her husband, David Akipa, said the abductors came in their numbers shooting sporadically and on hearing the gunshots approaching his house, he fled, leaving …

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#SexForGrades: UNILAG shuts down ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers ‘sexually harass’ students

Boniface Igbeneghu,

The University of Lagos has shut down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students. This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university. The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker. …

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$11M US scam: Obinwanne forfeits N280m in Nigeria

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A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos south west Nigeria today ordered the temporary forfeiture of N280.5million “warehoused” in the bank accounts of Invictus Oil and Gas Limited and Invictus Investment Limited alleged to have been owned by Obinwanne Okeke “a strong leader of a cybercrime syndicate specialized in business email compromise.” Okeke, popularly known as Invictus, is standing trial …

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Unknown persons invaded farm, set ablaze land clearing caterpillar

TEMIK NIG LTD CATERPILLAR BURNT BY UNKOWN PERSONS

A caterpillar (payloader 950 c) doing a clearing job on a farm Land belonging to TEMIK NIGERIA LIMITED was set ablaze by yet to be identified person(s) at Ipaya Akintunde Village, Imala, Oke-Ogun LCDA, Abeokuta North, Ogun State. The malicious damage was carried out between the hours of   11am-12noon on  Friday 22nd March, 2019. Though the incident has been reported …

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Trump announces 100% defeat of ISIS

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The United States President, Mr Donald Trump on Saturday announced the total defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria territories. Trump, in a statement issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, said ISIS had been defeated 100 per cent in its former controlled territories of Iraq and Syria. …

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Benue INEC collation officer shot

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The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. She has been rushed to the Benue State University …

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IGP Orders Speedy Investigation Into Death Of NSCDC Officer

IGP ADAMU MOHAMMED

The acting Inspector General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Ogar Jumbo. Jumbo, an Assistant Superintendent of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), was said to have died after he was allegedly assaulted by police officers in Abuja. In a statement on Saturday by the Force …

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Boko Haram terrorists attack Borno Community again

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One soldier has paid the supreme price as troops of the Nigerian Army repelled a suspected Boko Haram attack on Gudumbali community in northern Borno State on Saturday. This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu. According to Nwachukwu, the soldier died after a gun battle with the …

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Court orders EFCC, DSS, Police to produce Alison-Madueke in 72 hours

Diezani Allison Madueke

A Federal High Court judge gave what appears to be a tall order to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Department of State Security, DSS and the Nigerian Police Force to produce within 72 hours, Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Petroleum Minister. Alison-Madueke is based in London, facing a probe by an anti-graft agency and the EFCC only recently began to …

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Saudi Crown Prince ordered Khashoggi’s murder – US Senators

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Two key US Republican senators said they have “zero” doubt Saudi Arabia’s crown prince directed the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Senators came to the emphatic conclusion after they were briefed by the CIA director Tuesday. The explosive new declarations by members of President Donald Trump’s party run counter to the White House narrative downplaying possible links between …

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Sex-For-Marks Scandal: Dismissed OAU Lecturer Denied Bail

Richard-Akindel, sacked OAU lecturer

The Federal High court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday declined the bail application of an ex-lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele. Akindele was earlier arraigned by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of the institution. The presiding Judge, Justice Maureen …

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Alcohol poisoning kills 19 in Malaysia

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At least 19 people have died and more are receiving treatment, following a series of suspected alcohol poisoning in recent days, Malaysian authorities said on Wednesday. More than 50 cases were reported in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and the neighbouring Selangor State. Selangor police said on Wednesday that seven suspects, who are operators and shop workers selling alcohol, …

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NDLEA raids clubs, hotels and joints for drugs in Ibadan

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Oyo State Command, on Monday commenced the raiding of hotels and clubs in Ibadan. The agency said that the action was to check drug trafficking and the use and sales of abusive substances. The state Commandant, Mrs Omolade Faboyede, said this through the agency’s Public Relations Officer {PRO} Mrs Mutiat Okuwobi, in Ibadan. …

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Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

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The Nigeria Army on Tuesday, said it had uncovered a facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members. Maj. Murtala Usman, Artillary Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian Army Combat Support Training Week in Maiduguri, said the social media accounts …

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Saudi Arabia is new destination for trafficked Nigerian girls

GEOFFREY ONYEAMA Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, is worried over the rate Nigerian girls are trafficked and trapped in the Saudi Arabia for forced labour and rape. Onyeama said in Abuja when the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), Director General, Dame Julie Okah–Donli, briefed him on the outcome of the investigation on Nigerian girls trafficked …

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Resign or be removed, Oshiomhole tells Saraki

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has accused Senate President Bukola Saraki of not acting in the interest of Nigeria. He also reiterated the APC’s call that Mr Saraki should resign or be removed from office. He made this call on Friday during a press conference held at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja. “Lastly, …

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Saraki not fit for Senate presidency: APC

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The All Progressives Congress (APC) took off the gloves and knocked Senator Bukola Saraki, with bare knuckle on Thursday, declaring him unfit to be President of the Senate. The party said this in a blistering statement issued by Mr Yekini Nabena, its acting National Publicity Secretary in Abuja. It was the first reaction from the party, since Saraki addressed a …

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EFCC arrests former DSS boss, Ita Ekpenyong

Ita Ekpenyong, Ex-DSS Boss

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ita Ekpeyong, the penultimate former Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS). Ekpeyong was arrested at his Asokoro, Abuja home, on Thursday afternoon, after a thorugh search of his house by the EFCC operatives. In November 2017, EFCC secured a court order to arrest Ekpeyong, but its officials were prevented …

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Lawal Daura released from custody, passport confiscated

Lawal Daura, sacked SSS DG

Intelligence authorities have released the sacked SSS DG Lawal Daura and confiscated his international passport. The top spy chief was disgraced out of office and taken into custody on Tuesday after ordering the deployment of SSS operatives to lay siege to the National Assembly. Mr Daura was released on Wednesday evening from a guest house run by the State Security …

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Daura betrayed Buhari to Saraki, says ex-aide in a tell-all interview

LAWAN DAURA, SACKED DG OF SSS

A former assistant to the sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, has accused his former principal of extensive corruption, and has portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. The assistant, Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, a retired senior SSS official, said he left the agency because of the scale of corruption and …

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Seiyefa appointed Acting Director-General, DSS

Mathew Seiyefa, Ag-DG DSS

Nigeria’s acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has appointed Matthew Seiyefa as the Acting Director-General of the Department of State Security, DSS. This came after the sack of Lawal Daura as Director-General, DSS, earlier in the day by Osinbajo after the invasion of the National Assembly by the DSS. This was confirmed by the Presidency on its twitter handle on Tuesday, …

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Breaking: Osinbajo sacks DSS boss, Lawal Daura

LAWAN DAURA, SACKED DG OF SSS

The Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has directed the termination of the appointment of the Director General, State Security Service, Lawal Musa Daura with immediate effect. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Laolu Akande said that Daura has been directed to hand over to the most senior officer of the State Security Service until further …

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Kidnapper sleeps off in victim’s house after taking tramadol

The kidnapper after being arrested by policemen

A suspected kidnapper, who wanted to kidnap a pharmacy owner, slept off as a result of tramadol he took before the operation. The Ondo State Police Command said the incident took place in Owo town , Ondo State, on Sunday, adding that as of Monday, the suspect was still sleeping due to the effect of the drug. Parading the unconscious …

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Why Court Orders the Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

INEC Chairman Yakubu Mahmood

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam …

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Offa Robbery: Saraki assembles SANs to battle police over invitation

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Rafiu Ibrahim, has said a team of senior legal experts will handle the allegation of complicity in the Offa robbery saga levelled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, by the police. The police have insisted that Saraki is needed to make certain clarifications on the statement of …

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Bribery Scandal: NFF breaks silence on involving Super Eagles Coach

Salisu Yusuf

By Joseph Aigbonosumua   The Nigeria Football Federation has finally reacted to the bribery scandal involving Super Eagles coach, Salisu Yusuf. Yusuf, who is an assistant to Coach Gernot Rohr in the main Eagles team, was filmed collecting a bribe from an undercover Ghanaian journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who posed as a football agent. The video was published by the …

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Police arrest 20 robbery, kidnap suspects

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The Police Command in Rivers says it has arrested 20 suspected high profile criminals in the state and recovered 16 exotic vehicles from them.

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EFCC begins prosecution of ex-Access Bank staff for stealing N1.2bn from customers

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Following the startling discovery of a whopping N1.2bn fraud, allegedly committed by one Olayinka Sanni, a former staff of Access Bank, through illegal siphoning of customers’ money, the bank has now taken the bold step to hand over the former staff to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC,) for prosecution.

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BREAKING: Security Operatives Reportedly Lay Siege To Saraki, Ekweremadu Residences

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Security operatives have reportedly laid siege to the homes of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki and that of the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja. The Senate President was on his way to report at the Police Headquarters when his convoy was allegedly blocked by the police Saraki was to appear before the police today for further investigation …

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OFFA ROBBERY: Saraki fights back over Police Invitation

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has stated that the invitation to him by the Police to report to a station in Guzape over the Offa robbery investigation is a mere afterthought which is designed to achieve political purpose. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated that he has …

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