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US Sanctions 6 Nigerian Cyber Criminals For Stealing $6m From US Businesses, Individuals

The Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control, in a coordinated action with the U.S. Department of Justice, on Tuesday, announced it had taken action against six Nigerian nationals for allegedly conducting an elaborate scheme to steal over six million dollars from vulnerable victims across the United States. The department listed the accused as Richard Uzuh, Michael Olorunyomi, …

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Regional Security: Amotekun Begins Recruitment In Ondo State

The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has announced the commencement of its recruitment. Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, Amotekun Corps Commandant in the state, who made this known on Tuesday in Akure, said the recruitment form would attract no charges Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six southwest states aimed at curbing insecurity in the region. Olu-Adeleye advised …

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Orji Kalu released from Kuje Correctional Centre

Former Abia Governor Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja where he was serving a 12-year sentence following an order to that effect by the Federal High Court in Lagos. Justice Mohammad Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the release of Kalu on Tuesday following his conviction last December for alleged looting …

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Lagos Police Detain Man Who Tried To Save Friend After He Was Shot By Gunman

Lawyer of a man detained after he tried to save his friend shot by a gunman has asked the police in Lagos State to release him unconditionally. According to the lawyer, Oviemuno Obobolo, his client named Kunle Sodipo saw his friend shot by a yet to be identified gunman and tried to resuscitate him but was arrested by the police …

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Corruption Allegations Response: “Money Is For Spending”, 61M not 258M expended on invitation cards Says Lagos Speaker, Modushiru Obasa

In response to some of the numerous corruption allegations, the Lagos State House of Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa asserts in a virtual Instagram interview by Dele momodu, the Publisher of Ovation Magazine that he Obasa doesn’t Steal money but Spends Money because money is meant to be spent You will recall that SaharaReporters had in recent weeks exposed embezzlement and financial …

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EXPOSED: 64 Bank Accounts Linked To BVN Of Lagos Assembly Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa

The last seem not to have been heard about the embattled Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, there have been several media reports on corruption allegations against the speaker but non of theses allegations seems grave enough to attract the attention of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) who have since turned deaf ears to all …

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Police parade couple and aides of Akewugbagold overhis Twins’ abduction

The Oyo State Police Command, on Monday, paraded seven suspects in connection with the abduction of two-year-old twins of a popular Islamic cleric, Alhaj Taofeek Azeez, aka Akewugbagold. The police said investigation revealed that the suspected kidnappers, who invaded the Ibadan residence of the cleric on April 25, 2020, included a couple and two close associates of Akewugbagold. It was …

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FG impounds British aircraft for operating commercial flights into Nigeria

The Federal Government has impounded an aircraft owned by a British company for conducting commercial flights operation into Nigeria amid COVID-19 lockdown. This was announced on Sunday by Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, via official Twitter handle @hadisirika. The Minister said the company, Flair Aviation, was given the approval to conduct humanitarian flights but was caught operating commercial flights. According …

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How my aunt sold my one-month-old son to child trafficking syndicate for N950,000 — 20-yr-old orphan

A 20-year-old woman, Abiola Komolafe, has narrated how her one-month-old son was sold to a child trafficking syndicate by her aunt, shortly after she was delivered of the child in Onitsha, Anambra State. Komolafe was paraded alongside 182 suspects by the Delta State Police Command in Asaba, for crimes ranging from terrorism, robbery, kidnap, murder, cultism and child trafficking. The …

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Lagos man who beat wife, boasted about it on Facebook, arrested

A man who beat his wife mercilessly and boasted about it on Facebook has been arrested by the police in Lagos. The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT disclosed this on its twitter handle on Thursday.

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CORRUPTION: EFCC Arrests Two Chinese For Offering N100m Bribe To Top Official

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested two Chinese for offering the sum of N100m as bribe to the Zonal head of the anti-graft agency in Sokoto State, Mr Abdullahi Lawal. The agency disclosed this in a series of tweets on Tuesday, noting that the arrest was made on Monday in Sokoto. According to the EFCC, the sum …

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Covid-19: Lagos Govt Shuts Hotel, Night Club In Badagry

The Lagos State Government has shut two facilities in Badagry West LCDA of the state for contravening new guidelines issued by the government to operators of hotels, clubs, and other entertainment outfits in the state. The facilities include Maggi Hotel, and Tambari Theatre Art (Night Club). This was disclosed by the state government in a tweet via its official handle …

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Covid-19 patient who escaped from Delta state nabbed in Enugu state

Enugu State government said it has arrested a COVID-19 patient who escaped from the Delta State Isolation and Treatment Centre and ran to Enugu. The patient tested positive in Delta state isolation center but escaped and fled to Enugu state. A statement from the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Media, Louis Amoke, said following the development, the state COVID-19 taskforce …

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Advertisement COVID-19: 65 Persons Arrested In Lagos For Violating Lockdown Order

Sixty-five persons have been arrested in Lagos State for violating the lockdown order. According to a statement issued on Wednesday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, the suspects who were between the ages of 16 and 45, were arrested for holding a birthday party and consuming some substances suspected to be hard/illicit drugs. They were said …

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Buratai’s Super-Camp attacked by Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday attacked the Army Special Super Camp at Ngamdu, a border town between Borno and Yobe states where the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, has relocated, to launch a final onslaught on the terrorists. The attack occurred barely 72 hours after Gen. Buratai sent a message to defeat the insurgents within a …

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PHOTO NEWS: Police parade 150 suspected Hoodlums/Cultists terrorising Ogun & Lagos

No fewer than 150 persons have been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command in connection with the unrest within the Agbado Ijaiye, Sango, Ijoko axis of the state. Tribune Online recalled that the entire Ogun axis had been under siege since two rival cult groups engaged themselves in a bloody clash over supremacy battle.   Weapons recovered from the …

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#Covid-19 Lockdown violation: Naira Marley to be arraign today

Popular Nigerian entertainer, Azeez Fashola, known as Naira Marley, will be arraigned before a court today for breaching the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations). Naira Marley was arrested on Monday after attending the birthday of Abdulrasheed Bello, the husband of actress Funke Akindele despite coronavirus lockdown. The ‘Tesumole’ crooner was then granted bail on Tuesday. The Lagos police …

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Court Sentences Funke Akindele, Husband to 14 days Community Service, N200,000 Fine

A Lagos State Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba on Monday convicted and sentenced Nollywood star, Funke Akindele and her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz to 14 days Community Service. The court also imposed a fine of N100,000 each on the convicts, which they must pay within three days from Monday. The Magistrates, Mrs. Yewande Aji-Afunwa also ordered …

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Covid-19 Lockdown: Police Arrest Funke Akindele, Ask Naira Marley and others to Report Self

The police have arrested Nollywood actress and producer, Funke Akindele, in Lagos State. The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Bala Elkana, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. He explained that the actress was arrested for violating the restriction orders in the state as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The state government had restricted social gatherings in …

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FG Orders Release Of 70% Prison Inmates

Precautionary measures being taken by the federal government to combat the coronavirus pandemic have been extended to the nation’s correctional centres. In a deft move, the government yesterday directed the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) release all awaiting trial inmates in its custody. They account for 70 per cent of the detainees in the country’s prisons. The step, according to the …

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Terrorists Ambush Nigerian Soldiers In Borno, Killed 45

Boko Haram insurgents have ambushed and killed at least 45 Nigerian soldiers in Alargano Forest, Borno State, SaharaReporters can confirm. Alargano is reputed to be the “spiritual” base of Boko Haram terrorists. A top military source said units comprising of 120 battalion troops, 121 battalion troops, Artillery units and Sector 2 troops were ambushed when on a mission to degrade …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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