‎ Police uncover human parts in Ogun Church

August 17, 2017 By Peter Moses Abeokuta 0

…I buried live pig not human – Suspect There was shock yesterday as a 77-year-old founder of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Itedo Isinmi Ayo Parish, Egan Road in Iyana-Iyesi area of Ota, Ogun state, Prophet Samuel Babatunde, was arrested over alleged discovery of human parts buried in the Church.   State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, who paraded the suspect Read More

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Airman who killed lover colleague to die by hanging

August 16, 2017 By Musa Umar Bologi 1

General Court Martial (GCM) sitting at the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Base in Makurdi has sentenced Airman (ACM) Bernard Kalu to death by hanging for shooting and killing his female colleague, late Airwoman (ACW)  Sholape Oladipupo. ACM Kalu had allegedly shot and killed ACW Oladipupo Sholape on 12 March 2017 at the NAF Base, Makurdi. Delivering the judgement on Tuesday, Read More

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PSC suspends special promotions in police

August 16, 2017 Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja 0

Police Service Commission (PSC), yesterday, announced the suspension of special promotion in the Nigeria Police Force. Th e police and the Commission had come under attack from diff erent quarters following allegations of bribery and discrimination in recommendations for special promotions. Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro (retd), who made the announcement while addressing journalists at the PSC headquarters in Read More

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Ribadu raises alarm over plot to scuttle anti-graft war 

August 15, 2017 Bode Olagoke,   Abuja  0

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) Malam Nuhu Ribadu has raised an alarm over plans by some highly placed individuals to “frustrate the work of those who are genuinely committed in reversing the ugly trend” of fighting corruption in the country. The former anti-graft czar also revealed that “as this unholy alliance of corrupt people in Read More

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6 cops, 43 others nabbed for rape, extortion

August 15, 2017 Tope Musowo Lagos 0

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, yesterday, said six policemen attached to the command were arrested for extortion at gunpoint, defi lement and attempted murder in the last two weeks. Owoseni said two of the policemen arrested for extortion, who have since been dismissed, were fond of raiding unsuspectingmembers of the public in the metropolis, branding them as internet Read More

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Rights infringement: HURIWA drags FG to UN over Adoke

August 15, 2017 Martin Paul Abuja 0

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has dragged the federal government to the United Nations over inversion of the residence of former attorney-General of the Federation, Justice Mohammed Bello Adeko over Malabu/Shell settlement. HURIWA, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, and National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, said a team had been sent Read More

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8 Chinese nationals arrested for illegal mining

August 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

Eight Chinese nationals have been arrested in Plateau state for alleged illegal mining. National Security Adviser (NSA), Major-General, Ali Monguno (retd), ordered the arrest of the miners yesterday at Kampani Zurak village in Bashar chiefdom of Wase local government area of the state. Also arrested were 12 Nigerians allegedly involved in the activities in the area. Minister of Mines and Read More

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Ganduje distributes patrol vehicles to security agencies

August 14, 2017 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

Kano state government has distributed nine new assorted vehicles and eight fairly used ones, in addition to refurbishing 12 vans, for security agencies in the state, at the total cost of N292, 625, 015. 50. A breakdown of the donation showed that the NDLEA got two new Toyota Hilux vans, state HISBA Command, three new Toyota Hilux vans, NSCDC, two Read More

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Cop, civilian killed at Onitsha, Ozubulu church records low turnout

August 14, 2017 Okey Chris Awka 0

Th e recently attacked St. Phillip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state, was yesterday brought to live as the alleged drug baron, High Chief Aloysius Ikegwuonu, the Secretary to Anambra State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, and others attended the early morning Mass. Th e church which was sealed immediately after the massacre of 13 persons Read More

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Igbo quick notice: Why we can’t arrest northern youths – FG

August 11, 2017 Online Editor 0

  By Bode Olagoke Abuja The federal government has finally revealed reasons why the northern coalition who gave October deadline ultimatum to the Igbos living in the North were not arrested, saying that they have been invited by the Department of State Services (DSS) for questioning.   Addressing a Press Conference on Friday in Abuja, Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau, Read More

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IGP restates commitment to personnel welfare

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Our Correspondent Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has pledged to continue to accord priority attention to the welfare of offi cers and men of the Nigeria Police. Kpotun-Idris gave the assurance when he visited the country’s Royal Police Academy in Kenitra, Morocco. He was received by the Director of the Institute, Malam Mohssine Habraji, who took IGP Read More

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Fake soldier, Yahoo boys, prophet, 54 others paraded in Ogun

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta ‘ Ogun state Police Command yesterday paraded one Bakare Olalekan who allegedly traded in human hearts for ritual purpose alongside other 55 suspects. Also among the suspects were fake naval offi cer, Abdullahi Hammed; fake police offi cer, David Olasubomi, and 52-year-old fake prophet, Kehinde Onanuga. A mother, Mulika Alaba, and her 16-year-old daughter were equally Read More

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Jigawa police nab 15 students over colleague’s murder

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Jigawa state Police Command has arrested 15 students of Government Secondary School, Karkarna, in Yankwashi local government area for allegedly killing one of their colleagues who they had accused of sodomy. Spokesperson of the Command, DSP Abdu Jinjiri, who confi rmed the killing and the arrest in a telephone interview, said the suspect got a severe Read More

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3 cops dismissed for robbery in Delta

August 11, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Delta state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim, yesterday announced the dismissal of three police offi cers in the rank of sergeant for allegedly robbing petroleum tankers on the BeninAgbor expressway. Th e sacked police offi cers are Sgt. Christopher Onyegho (ExF/No.375631), Sgt. Nwakem Ebonzim (Ex-F/No.413318) and Sgt. Michael Chima (Ex-F/ No.441254). Th ey were dismissed Read More

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Police halt Kwankwasiyya meeting in Sokoto

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Sidi A. Umar Sokoto Zonal Coordinator Kwankwasiyya Akida for Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states, Hon. Malami Moh’d Galadanchi, has accused the police in Sokoto of “harassing, intimidating and hounding” Kwankwasiyya supporters in Sokoto state. Galadanchi, a member of the Sokoto state House of Assembly representing Sokoto North I constituency, made the allegation in an interview with newsmen in Sokoto, Read More

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Suspected kidnappers’ den set ablaze in Lagos

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th ere was pandemonium at the Ile Zik area Oshodi-Ikeja road yesterday as an irate mob set ablaze a hideout, including clothes and other personal items, allegedly used by kidnappers. Witnesses told Premium Times that the hideout was a “cage” covered with clothes and used by a “mad man.” “About three days ago we discovered that there is a cage Read More

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Osun police arraign man for ‘beating son to death’

August 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo A 45-year-old man, Sikiru Adebayo, was yesterday arraigned before an Osun state Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for allegedly beating his son to death. Th e accused person was alleged to have punished his son who he accused of stealing neighbour’s belt. Th e Prosecutor, Mr. Duro Adekunle, informed the court that the Read More

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FG working on Bill to deal with hate speakers

August 10, 2017 Online Editor 1

  By Bode Olagoke Abuja The federal government has revealed that a Bill that will make it difficult for perpetrators of hate speeches is on the way.   Already the proposed Bill initiated by the Federal Ministry of Interior would soon be presented to the National Assembly after it must have been fine-tuned by the  office of the Justice Minister Read More

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Jonathan’s house theft: Dismissed cop arraigned, gets N7m bail

August 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Vivian Okejeme Abuja A dismissed Police Sergeant, Mr. Musa Musa, was yesterday arraigned before Wuse Zone 2, Magistrate’s Court for his alleged involvement in the looting of the Abuja residence of former President Goodluck Jonathan. When the First Information Report (FIR), the Federal Capital Territory Police Command entered against him was read to him, he pleaded not guilty. In Read More

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Police smash robbery syndicate in FCT

August 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Th e FCT Police Command has smashed an armed robbery syndicate said to have been terrorising residents of Waru, a suburb of Abuja and its environs, just as two members of the gang were arrested. A press statement by the FCT Police Public Relations Offi cer (PPRO), DSP Anjuguri Manzah, yesterday in Abuja, said the suspects: Read More

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Cleric nabbed over Advance Fee Fraud

August 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu Enugu State Police Command yesterday confi rmed the arrest of Bishop Ginika Obi of the City of Liberation and Comfort Ministry, Enugu, for advance fee fraud. A press statement by the Police spokesperson in the state, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said the operatives of the Commissioner of Police Monitoring Unit arrested the cleric, weekend, in of a Read More

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FG vows to deal with perpetrators of Anambra killings

August 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the federal government would deal decisively with the perpetrators of the church killings in Ozubulu, Anambra state. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President in the Offi ce of the Acting President, Mr. Laolu Akande, said yesterday that the Acting President had been receiving regular Read More

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Anambra church killing: Police arrest suspects

August 8, 2017 Blueprint Newsroom 0

By Sam Obinna Ibe Umuahia Th e police have apprehended some suspects allegedly involved in the killing of 12 people at the St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Ozubulu area of Anambra state. Governor Willie Obiano, who visited the scene of the attack, had promised that investigations would commence immediately to bring the perpetrators to book. Giving an account of the Read More

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Anambara carnage: Umahi condoles with Obiano

August 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

By EgwuAgha Amarachukwu Abakaliki Chairman, South East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Chief David Umahi, has described yesterday’s attack on worshipers at St. Philips Catholic Church, Ozubulu as “a national tragedy.” Umahi, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, condoled with the government of Anambra state and entire Catholic faithful of Nnewi Catholic Diocese, Read More

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Gunman kills 8 worshippers at Anambra church

August 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

  By Okey Chris, Awka and Taiye Odewale, Abuja It was a moment of horror for residents of Anambra state, as a gunman yesterday, struck midway into an early morning mass, disrupting the session and killing about 8 worshippers and injuring 18 others, at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Ofufe Amakwa village, Ozubulu, Ekwusigo local government area of the state. Read More

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