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

Insecurity: Between compromise and negligence

July 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

With the recurrent insecurity prevalence in northern Nigeria, one’s mind will definitely continue to swing between security compromise and security negligence. The gradual daily change in our news headlines from Boko Haram to banditry to kidnapping to an attack by unknown gunmen is a strong indication that our insecurity is becoming pervasive. While the major threat in the north used Read More

EFCC arraigns 2 Benue pension officials over N19m ‘fraud’

July 20, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Benue zonal office, Monday, arraigned the former Vice Chairman, Nigerian Union of Pensioners, (NUP),  Victor Gabriel Charles, and the former Chairman, Benue state chapter, John Aboyi Omaku, before Justice Moris Ikpambese of the Benue State High Court, Makurdi, over alleged conspiracy and misappropriation of pension funds to the tune of N19 million. EFCC Head, Media and Read More

EFCC docks Taraba lawmaker, 2 council bosses for N104m

July 6, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe zonal office, has arraigned a member of the Taraba State House of Assemble, Jedua Ahmed Dawud, alongside Chairmen of Sardauna and Kurmi Local Government Areas, respectively, Oliver Wubon and Joseph Danladi John, for N104 million fraud. A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Monday in Abuja, said the trio Read More

Ex-LUTH accountant bags 15 years for fraud

July 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal Office, has secured the conviction and sentencing  of a former account officer of the Staff Cooperative Thrift and Credit Society of the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba, Lagos state,  Olaniyi Zaccheus, for account  N4 million fraud. A press statement by the EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Wednesday in Abuja,  said  the Read More

Court remands minor, 2 others for alleged murder in Ogun

June 25, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

A Magistrates Court sitting in Sango-Ota, Ogun state, Thursday remanded three persons for allegedly killing one Michael Odiagbe. The accused persons were alleged to have hit Odiagbe with a plank during a fight resulting in his death. The accused persons, Tunde Samson, 23; a minor aged 17; and Lawal Wasiu, 21, whose addresses were not provided, were arraigned on a Read More

EFCC arraigns Indian for illegal oil dealing

June 24, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal office, Tuesday, arraigned an Indian  Rahul Pathania and a vessel M.V. Bount before Justice Rilwan .M. Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a three-count charge bordering on illegal dealing in petroleum products. EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, INA press statement in Abuja, said the defendant was Read More

ATCON, ALTON clear doubts over 5G as NCC debunks conspiracy theory

April 8, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

Critical stakeholders in Nigeria’s telecom sector have reacted to the controversy trailing the 5G network that it is connected with the global outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Numerous conspiracy theories shared on and off social media have contended the new network generates radiofrequency radiation that can damage DNA and lead to cancer; cause oxidative damage that can cause premature aging; Read More

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Why FEC, Council of State meetings were canceled – Presidency

March 25, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Presidency Wednesday explained why the the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) and the seasonal National Council of State meetings were cancelled.Addressing State House correspondents, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said the meetings was canceled because the number of those scheduled to attend the meetings exceeds the recommended number of people for gatherings.“The Read More