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Three killed as gunmen attack banks in Niger State

At least 3 persons have been reported killed, Wednesday, when two banks in Lapai local government area of Niger state were attacked by heavily armed men. According to Abdullahi Abubakar, a student of IBB University who resides in the town, the gunmen stormed First Bank located on the Lapai-Minna and UBA on Lapai-Agaie simultaneously in […]

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Bayelsa NANS chair, 7 others arrested for killing, cultism

Joy Emmanuel Yenagoa The Bayelsa Police Command has arrested the state chapter chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and seven other university students in connection with alleged killing of a student, cultism and armed robbery. The NANS leader, Mr Perewari Benjamin, a 400-level student of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma, was yesterday […]

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Court remands alleged killer of UNIOSUN student in prison

Justice Kudirat Akano on Tuesday remanded the leader of an Islamic sect, Jafariyah, Kareem Yusuf, and four others for alleged involvement in the killing of a 400 level student of Osun state University, Timileyin Olufemi Sonibare, for money rituals. Others remanded alongside Kareem are, Abdurafiu Sakariyah, who was said to be roasting the head of the deceased when […]

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Man declared wanted for ‘raping’ wife’s salesgirl

By Rotimi Ojomoyela Ado-Ekiti A rape suspect, Tope Adeniyi, has been declared wanted by Ekiti state police command for the allegedly raping his wife’s salesgirl in Ijero-Ekiti. The victim, 17-year-old (name withheld), according to reports, had spent few years as an apprentice under the wife of the suspect, but decided to stay and continue to […]

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Father docked for ‘raping’ daughter

By Tope Musowo Lagos A 35-year old man, Emmanuel Idoko, has been brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defiling his 12-year- old daughter. The Prosecutor, Sergeant Lucky Ihehie, said Idoko slept with his daughter in his home at 35, Akinwonsola St., Oworonshoki, Kosofe Area of Lagos. The accused is facing a […]

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Jailbreak, smuggling: Prisons dismiss eight officers

The Controller-General of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS), Jaáfaru Ahmed has approved the recommendation of the zonal disciplinary committee for the dismissal of 8 (eight) junior officers for various offences against discipline. A statement signed Monday in Abuja by the service’s spokesman, Francis Enebore, said the affected officers were found guilty of trafficking (smuggling) prohibited […]

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Customs intercepts 20 bags of imported rice at Oron

By David Agba Abuja The Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has seized 200 bags of smuggled foreign rice at Oron in Akwa Ibom State. Customs Area Controller in charge of Calabar Free Trade Zone and Akwa Ibom Area Command, Burromvyat Patience, disclosed this in Calabar […]

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Police ASP arrested over N40, 000 mobile banking extortion

The Police Complaints Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) has arrested an Assistant Superintendent of Police over allegations that he extorted the sum of N40, 000 from a victim via the Mobile Banking System in Lagos. Nigerian police PCRRU said it initiated investigation following a viral social media post where a citizen named Dapo (other name unknown) […]

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Benue police arraign herdsman for raping pregnant woman

  A herdsman, Umaru Easyam, has been arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate Court for allegedly raping a pregnant woman from Mbakyoondo village in Gwer-West local government area. Prosecuting Officer, Sergeant Godwin Ato, told the court that the husband of the victim, in company of Civilian Joint Task Force members in the area had on […]

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Killings persist along Abuja – Kaduna road

    Past killings in Rijana town Before the killing of Malam Haruna in Sabon Gaya, the kidnappers had had earlier terrorized neigbhouring Rijana town. Last July, when the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau (rtd) led Police Inspector General Ibrahim Idris and other police officers to Rijana, the villagers lamented that they had lost […]

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Pension Scam: Maina gives condition to come out of hiding

Abdulrasheed Maina, embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, has signified interest to appear before the House of Representatives if his security is guaranteed. The former Pension boss said he was ready to appear before the committee and provide more details on the controversy that led to his sack if lawmakers […]

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Customs chief raises awareness against arms smuggling

Stories By Ajibola Abayomi   New Assistant Controller General of Customs in charge of Zone A, Aminu Dahiru, has charged officers under his watch to be very vigilant to forestall attempts at smuggling arms and ammunition into the country. Dahiru, who was addressing officers and men of Ondo Ekiti Command as part of his tour […]

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NDLEA intercepts truck load of cannabis in Benue

By Daniel Agbo Makurdi Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Benue state Command have intercepted a truck loaded with compressed cannabis sativa along Otukpo-Aliade Federal Highway. State commander of NDLEA, Mrs. Florence Ezeonye, while displaying the intercepted illicit goods, yesterday in Makurdi, said the truck was conveying the substance from Edo state […]

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I lured her with N10 sweet – Rape suspect

A 30-year-old rape suspect, Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday admitted to luring a nine-year-old primary four pupil with a N10 lollipop sweet. Abubakar, a commercial motorcyclist and resident of Tudun Fulani in Bosso local government area of Niger, disclosed this while being interrogated by the Niger state Child Right Protection Agency. He said: “I saw her outside […]

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Police arrest 16 over ‘kidnapping, robbery’

  By Oyibo Salisu Lokoja The Kogi state Police Command has said that policemen attached to the command have arrested no fewer than 16 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists and cattle rustlers in the state. Parading the suspect at the state command headquarters, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr William Aya, said the suspects […]

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Court remands man over ‘threat to life, fraud’

By Tope Musowo Lagos A Lagos Magistrate Court has ordered a Car Dealer, Odunayo Owoleye, 36, to be remanded over alleged threat to life and fraud. Odunayo was said to have allegedly obtaining the sum of N1,070,000 from a customer, Chidiebere Eze, under the pretext to sell a Lexus RX 300 Jeep to him, but […]

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Driver buys N400,000 call credit from bank client’s account

By Tope Musowo Lagos Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a truck driver, Ebenezer Oyeneye, 50, who specializes in buying recharge cards from other people’s bank account. The matter was said to have been reported at Aguda Divisional Headquarters in Surulere by a complainant, who wished […]

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Man kidnaps Facebook lover, demands N4m ransom

The use of the social media to entice and abuse unsuspecting and gullible girls has again reared its ugly head, following the kidnap of a 16-year-old girl, Victory (surname withheld), in Edo state, by a man she befriended through the social media. The 24-year-old Michael Duda, was paraded in Benin, by the Edo state Police […]

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Kamuku, Kuyambana forests: Den of kidnappers

The killings, abductions and cattle rustling that take place along Kamuku and Kuyambana forests that straddle Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states, have continued in spite of the collaborative efforts of the state governors, as well as the federal government as ALIYU USMAN VULEGBO, SANUSI MUHAMMAD and SAMSON BENJAMIN narrate in this report. Gov Yari’s […]

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Court remands robbery suspects in Osun

Two persons were on Thursday remanded in Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery.  The accused persons, Hammed Sunday aged “19” and Seun Ogbeye aged “20” were arraigned before Magistrate Adijat Oloyade on a three count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of dangerous weapons. The Police Prosecutor, Mr. Duro Adekunle, told the court […]

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Ritualists behead female hawker in Ogun

Chizoba Ogbeche Abuja Ogun state Police Command has arrested three suspected ritual killers, who beheaded a 17-year-old puff-puff seller at Arigo Ijofin in Ipokia local council area of the state. The suspects, Yewunu Tanlaju, Olusoji Asamo, a herbalist and Joyi Suru, were alleged to have killed the victim, Taye Gusinu, after buying puff-puff worth N40 […]

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Seven suspects apprehended for ‘illegal mining’ in Osun

Seven suspects who have allegedly been mining gold illegally in Itagunmodi Community, Atakumosa West local Government Area of Osun state were arrested by men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, on Wednesday. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Mineral and Natural Resources, Hon. Tunde Ajilore, accompanied by men of the NSCDC had stormed the […]

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Lagos’ new lease of life for education

According to famous American scientist, George Washington Carver, ‘education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom’. Really, education is critical to the growth and development of any society. It empowers the individual with necessary knowledge and set of skills to actualize potential and maximize opportunities in life. It is for this reason […]

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Atiku bemoans murder of British missionary

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has condemned the murder of British missionary, Ian Squire, by kidnappers in Delta State.  In a statement released by his media office in Abuja Tuesday, the Waziri Adamawa described as horrific and abominable, the news of Mr. Squire’s death after three other aid workers who were kidnapped with […]

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Customs seizes 51 vehicles worth N1bn in Ikoyi home

Operatives of the Federal Operations Unit, Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service have evacuated 51 suspected smuggled exotic vehicles hidden in a house in Ikoyi and eight others displayed for sale at a car shop in Festac. Controller of the unit, Comptroller Muhammed Uba who disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the Customs warehouse […]