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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

Saraki and Oshiomhole

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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South Korean Lawmaker Under Corruption Probe Commits Suicide

Roh Hoe-chan

A prominent South Korean lawmaker who was being probed over a bribery scandal has committed suicide, police said Monday.  Roh Hoe-chan, a three-term lawmaker of the left-leaning Justice Party had been under investigation for allegedly receiving 50 million won ($44,300) from a powerful political blogger linked to many top politicians. The blogger, widely known by his online nickname “Druking”, is …

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Saraki, IG fight dirty over arrested killer-cult suspects

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday accused Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris of plotting to frame him up “to settle scores.” The police rejected the claim, vowing that it would not allow anybody to obstruct the course of justice. According to Saraki, the transfer of some cultism suspects, who were arrested in Kwara State and were under investigation by the …

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Court Remands Ex-Plateau Gov, Jang, Over N6.3bn Fraud

Jonaj Jang and efcc operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday arraigned a former Plateau governor, David Jonah Jang, before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on a 12-count charge bordering on misappropriation of funds to the tune of N6.3 billion, as the court ordered his remand in prison. Jang, a serving senator, allegedly embezzled special funds released to …

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Herdsmen Killings: NEC working group recommends ranching in five states

A Fulani herdsman with cattle on highway in Nigeria

The Technical Sub-Committee set up by the National Economic Council (NEC) Working Group has recommended the adoption of ranching in some of the states affected by farmers/herdsmen clashes as a sustainable solution to the conflicts. The states are Zamfara, Nasarawa, Adamawa, Taraba and Benue. The Working Group also recommended that the state governments of the five affected states allocate land …

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David Mark: EFCC uncovers ‘strange’ payment of N2.9b to 54 senators

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Anti-Magu senators may send 15-man team to Buhari A curious payment of N2, 922, 236.310 to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President is now engaging the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Each of the Senators is believed to have received N45, 509, 090. It is one of the issues Senator …

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Killings: Police deploy additional units to Benue, Rivers

Herdsmen attack Benue villages

The police say they have deployed additional five units to Benue and Rivers States, days after dozens of people were killed in the two states. At least 20 people died in two Benue communities when herdsmen raided the towns, while 17 people were shot dead in Rivers by gunmen on New Year’s eve. A police statement on Saturday said the …

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FG defends $1bn for Boko Haram fight

Lai Muhammed minister of Information

The Federal Government has described the criticisms trailing the approval of one billion dollars for the fight against insurgency and other violent crimes in the country as unnecessary and unhelpful. The Minister of Information, Culture and and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, expressed this position at a news conference in Lagos. He said the Nigerian Governor’s Forum acted wisely in approving …

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Christmas Day Tragedy: Policeman shoots colleague dead while battling cultists

Mr Ibrahim Idris  IG of Police

A policeman attached to Bayelsa Police Command in Yenagoa, has mistakenly shot and killed a fellow policeman in a gun duel between the police and suspected cultists during Christmas celebration. The incident took place on Monday at Obele area of Ovom in Yenagoa leaving residents in confusion amidst the pandemonium that ensued. According to residents, a misunderstanding amongst the feasting …

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Why Innoson Motors’ boss Innocent Chukwuma was Arrested by EFCC

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More facts have been advanced by the rampaging Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for the forceful arrest of leading indigenous vehicle manufacturer in the South East, Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, owners of Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM), Nnewi, Anambra State. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has come out with a statement on why it arrested owner of INNOSON Motors, …

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UN Raises The Alarm Over 350m Illicit Weapons In Nigeria

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The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, saying there are no less than over 350 million in circulation in the country. It said out of the estimated 500 million of such weapons said to be circulating in West Africa, 70% of them is domiciled in Nigeria. Director …

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Kidnapped Ekiti Senator Ayo Arise Regains Freedom

Sen. Ayo Arise

A former Senator from Ekiti State, Mr Ayo Arise, who was kidnapped last Sunday has regained freedom. Arise, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, regained freedom on Friday night. The President of Oye Ekiti Progressives Union (OPU), an umbrella association of the indigenes of Oye, Mr Akin Omole, confirmed the release of the former …

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Swiss govt to return $321m stolen by Abacha to Nigeria

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Switzerland will return to Nigeria around 321 million dollars in assets seized from the family of former military ruler Sani Abacha via a deal signed with the World Bank, the Swiss government said. Transparency International, a corruption watchdog, has accused Abacha of stealing up to five billion dollars of public money during the five years he ran the oil-rich country, …

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Gunmen Kidnap Senator Arise, Demand N80m Ransom

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Gunmen who kidnaped a Former Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, Mr Ayo Arise, have demanded a ransom of N80 million before he is released. Mr Arise was kidnapped alongside his driver on Sunday evening along the Okene-Abuja highway while returning to Abuja from Oye Ekiti, his country-home. The politician was said to have been traveling in his Mercedez Jeep …

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