DSS foils abduction of Ebonyi LP senatorial candidate Okorie  

November 17, 2022 Amarachukwu Egwu-Agha 0

Attempt to abduct the Labour Party (LP)  senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South, Mr .Linus Okorie, has been averted by the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives. Okorie, Wednesday, appeared at the Federal High Court Abakaliki but the matter was adjourned to Friday, 18th November 2022 by Justice Riman Fatum.  Magistrate Court 1, Abakaliki, had remanded Linus Okorie, a two-term House of Representative Read More

Why FG will extradite Abba Kyari to US – AGF

March 3, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

  The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Thursday filed an eighth-count criminal charge against the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari and six others for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking. The other defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, which the agency lodged before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, are four members of the Police Intelligence Read More

How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

FCT Police files intimidation, defamation charges against ex-Ogun Milad

September 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command on Wednesday filed a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and defamation of character against the former Military Administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (retd.) In the case which was filed before a Gbagwalada Upper Area Court, Olofinmoyin was charged alongside one Naval Seaman K.I. Shaibu for allegedly directing Shaibu to shoot one Read More

Ex-Ogun milad arraigned for alleged criminal conspiracy, trespass

August 30, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The former Military Administrator of Ogun state, Commodore Kayode Olofinmoyin (retd.), was on Monday arraigned before a Grade ‘A’ Area Court, Gwagwalada, Federal Capital Territory for alleged criminal conspiracy and trespass. Olofinmoyin, who was absent from the court over ill-health was arraigned alongside Danjuma Mohammed on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass, mischief and theft. According to the First Read More

Osun: Court jails 6 for murder, possession of human parts

August 10, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

An Osun state magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, Tuesday remanded six persons for alleged murder and unlawful possession of human parts.  The defendants, Ifaseun Afolabi (40), Ifadare Afolabi (38), Badmus Shakiru (29), Adeleke Kabiru (38), Oloyede Maruf (39) and Oseni Mukaila (32), were arraigned by the police on six count charges of conspiracy, murder, unlawful possession of Read More

Breaking – Fraud allegations against Abba Kyari: IGP breaks silence

July 29, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The Nigeria Police Force Thursday night acknowledged receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against DCP Abba Kyari, juts as the the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Baba has ordered an internal review of the allegations. A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, Thursday in Abuja, said: Read More

Police arrest 61 suspected criminals in Nasarawa

July 23, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, 0

The Nasarawa state police command Friday said it has arrested 61 criminal suspects in the state. The state’s commissioner of Police (CP), Bola Longe, made the disclosure at a press briefing at the command Headquarters, in Lafia the Nasarawa state capital. Longe said that the command has recorded some successes within the past three weeks with the arrest of 61 Read More

Police arrests man for allege culpable homicide, robbery in Zamfara

July 9, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The Zamfara State Police Command arrested one Suleiman Baba Maiyaki in for criminal conspiracy, attempted culpable homicide and armed robbery. The state command public relations officer SP Muhammad Shehu said in a statement issued to journalists in Gusau Thursday. He explained that the arrest was sequel to a report received from a complainant by one Zaharaddeen Bashir from Kwotorkoshi emirate Read More

DSS debunks claims operatives arm, share ransom with bandits

May 11, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Service has debunked a story by an online platform claiming DSS operatives go be weapons and split ransom with bandits.The medium in a story titled:  We Receive Weapons From SSS Agents, Split Ransom Payment – Bandits, alleged that: “Armed bandits terrorising different parts of Nigeria have disclosed that they have been receiving arms and ammunition from Read More

PDP, other hired contractors can’t blackmail Pantami to resign – Forum

April 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the platform of Progressives Professionals’ Forum (PPF) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians at large to ignore the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other “hired contractors” calling for the sack of Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Ibrahim Isa Ali Pantami. The forum said the opposition party and Read More

‘N544m fraud’: Ex-SGF Babachir asks court to reject EFCC documents

April 2, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, Thursday, asked a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to reject a document from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Lawal said the computer generated documents sought by the agency were to be tendered as exhibits against him in the N544 million contract fraud trial. The Read More

As Buhari, IGP order probe, govs say: Attack on Ortom a rude awakening

 President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned attack on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state, saying the string of brutal attacks on individuals and communities in the state, with the latest one targeting the governor, was unacceptable. The president also welcomed the dispatch of a high level team of crack investigators to the state from the police headquarters in Abuja, urging the Read More

Misinformation on Covid-19 vaccination taking religious undertone -Yiaga Africa laments

March 18, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Yiaga Africa has expressed concern that the misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccination is beginning to adopt a religious undertone, with some religious leaders projecting messages against the vaccine in a country where religion is a significant influence. According to Yiaga Africa’s policy brief on Covid-19 vaccine management signed by the Director of Programmes, Cynthia Mbamalu director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa Read More

Wakili: 3 OPC members charged for alleged arson, murder

March 17, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

 ….Remanded in Correctional facility An Oyo state Chief Magistrates’ court on Wednesday remanded three members of the Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested by the Police in connection with the arrest of Abdullahi Wakili The three OPC members were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Olaide Hamzat for alleged arson and murder. Arraigning the three OPC members, namely Awodele Adedigba, 45; Dauda Kazeem Read More

Biafra, Oduduwa Republic – ’liberation struggle’ as the new hustle, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 17, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

In the tome of liberation struggles, a few names resonate infinitely. One name that rings trenchant to this day is Ernesto ‘’Che’’ Guevara. ‘’Che’’ envisioned a world as recreated in the dialectics of Karl Marx – where those is in the lowest rung of the social strata can command their destiny. Che fantasised about an ‘’international revolution’’ which would sweep Read More

In Anambra, Police discover baby factory, rescue four pregnant women

March 16, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Anambra state Police Command, Tuesday, said they have busted an alleged baby factory at Nnewi, Nnewi North Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Haruna Muhammed, who announced this in a statement, added that suspected owner of the ‘factory’ Ms Gladys Nworie Ikegwuonu was on the run while four pregnant young girls were rescued Read More

FSMLT: EFCC witness tells court how Etukudo laundered N349m

March 12, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Thursday tendered additional documents before the Plateau state High Court in support of its prosecution of the provost of School of Medical Laboratory Technology (FSMLT), Jos, Dr Nkereuwem Sunday-Etukudo and four others, over alleged money laundry. The EFCC witness Abdurazaq Salau, said he investigated the alleged N400 million laundered by the defendants and Read More

Couple bag 40-year jail over N53m fraud

February 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan Monday sentenced a couple to 40 years imprisonment over N53 million fraud. The couple, Ebiesuwa Abayomi Fredrick and wife, Tinuola Idayat Oyegunle, were found guilty by Justice Joyce Abdulmalik on all the four counts charge against them. They were arraigned on four counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence brought against them Read More

Breaking: Mr Macaroni, other #OccupyLekki protesters granted bail

February 13, 2021 Editor 0

A mobile Court in Lagos on Saturday granted popular comedian Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, and 39 other arrested #OccupyLekki protesters bail. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement said the command had arrested 40 suspects at Lekki Toll Gate plaza, on Saturday 13th February, 2021, for alleged Read More

Nigeria’s Democrats and Republicans…

January 24, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

I start my admonition with a story of a certain legislator, representing one constituency like that in a place like that, on getting to the assembly he was made opposition leader. He was so good at his task that he criticised everything, opposed anything to the delight of his admirers and those that cheered him on. The height of it Read More

And Trump’s cookie will continue to crumble

January 18, 2021 Hassan Gimba 0

Those familiar with novels, especially before the advent of the internet, can remember a famous novel recalled in my headline. The book, The Way The Cookie Crumbles, first published in 1965, is one of the ninety or so thrillers written by Rene Lodge Brabazon Raymond, better known as James Hadley Chase. Ordinarily, a cookie represents many things ranging from the Read More

IPAC probes alleged plot to foist one party system on Nigeria

November 23, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

  The Inter Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, IPAC, has raised alarm over alleged plots by some organisations and individuals to perpetrate the dubious agenda to foist one party system in Nigeria.The political parties, which raised the alert during the General Assembly Council Meeting, have therefore set up a 7-member Committee to investigate the sources and veracity of the rumored plots. Read More

When a guard becomes a thief

August 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In government business, whenever political party affiliation and/or distinction becomes the parameter that defines competence, when it becomes the basis that forms corruption and misconduct allegations, hope for a better society by the citizens and claims for a better nation by the government in power seem to be a mirage. Despite the ascendancy of the APC led administration under President Muhammadu Read More