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Insecurity: About Least 200 Islamiyya Students Kidnapped In Niger again!

At least 200 students of an Islamiyya school located at Tegina in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have been abducted. One person was shot dead while another lays critically injured after gunmen carried out the kidnap operation at about 4:30pm on Sunday. A resident of the area Zayyad Mohammed confirmed the incident to Channels Television via telephone. Mohammed …

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Corruption: AGF Otunla and Abdullahi Dikko refund N8.2billion

To avoid prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC), two retired top civil servants, Accountant-General of the Federation, Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, and an ex-Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko have disclosed how they refunded N8.2billion loot to the treasury. Otunla, AGF between 2011 and 2015, and companies linked …

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Palliatives Found In Warehouses Shows My Father Is Not Nigeria’s Problem – Zahra Buhari-Indimi

Daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari-Indimi has said that the recent discovery of COVID-19 palliatives stored in various warehouses across the country is valid proof that her father is not the nation’s problem.  In recent times the president has been criticised and some of his actions have been a reason for debates as the nation suffers some economic decline …

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#EndSARS violence: 229 people arrested for arson, murder, others in Lagos

No fewer than 229 people have been arrested in Lagos in connection with the mayhem that engulfed Lagos in aftermath of #EndSARS protest. The Lagos State Government said it would be prosecuting the suspects who allegedly took advantage of the EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of the state. Hoodlums hijacked the peaceful …

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Senator Ndume in trouble as Maina jumps bail

Senator Ali Ndume who is standing as surety for a former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has informed a Federal High Court in Abuja that he could no longer find the defendant whom he had made legal commitment to always produce in court for his trial. Senator Ndume disclosed this on Friday at the Federal …

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Group Demands Probe, Prosecution Of Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Akpabio, Accomplices Over Alleged Looting of NDDC In Open Letter to President Buhari

ith due respect to the efforts of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, in fighting corruption especially sanitising the Niger Delta Development Commission and other agencies, the mindset and inclination to corruption have continued to fester over the past few years in spite of the change mantra. We know that the …

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Nigerians Warms to Stay Off Northern Cyprus schools

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has alerted and warned Nigerian parents against sending their children to universities in Northern Cyprus over the incessant killings of Nigerians. According to her, it was too risky to send children to the schools there as Nigerian students had been killed there mysteriously without any conclusive investigations carried out. Dabiri-Erewa said …

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Suspected Boko Haram Fighters Execute Five Aid Workers In Borno

A video has surfaced online showing the execution of five persons by masked men in military camouflage, suspected to be Boko Haram fighters. A voice was heard speaking in Hausa before the execution, saying that the five persons were working for infidels. “Those of you that are being used by infidels to turn others to infidels, know this today oh, …

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Drug/Money laundering: US, India, Ghana write FG, demand extradition of 11 Nigerians

Three countries, the United States of America, India and Ghana, have written respectively to the Federal Government requesting the extradition of 11 Nigerians, a report has revealed. The cases for which the Nigerians are wanted in the foreign countries include money laundering, obtaining under false pretences, fraud as well as drug-related offences. The report, titled ‘Ministerial Performance Report May 2019 …

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Lagos Speaker, Obasa, Orders Doctoring Of Vital Financial Documents Of Assembly As EFCC Begins Probe Into Alleged Looting Of Public Funds

he doctoring of vital documents that has to do with approvals of funds for various purposes in the Lagos State House of Assembly has begun on the orders of Speaker of the parliament, Mudashiru Obasa. According to findings by SaharaReporters, the alteration of key documents was being done through the Clerk of the Assembly as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission …

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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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