Court remands 2 in Minna for linking Abubakar with bandits’ helicopter

July 7, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Minna Niger state Wednesday remanded two persons accused of publishing injurious statement on social media against former Head of State, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, linking him with ownership of a Chooper suspected to be supplying  arms to bandits  in the state.  The accused suspects, Abdulkareem Ajibola and Anas Umar were charged under  section 24(1B) of the Cyber crime law. The Read More

Insecurity: ‘Buhari’s govt acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Navy 42-yrs after’

June 15, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aiges of APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that Nigeria recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979 under President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The APC group also said the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received anout 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of Present administration Read More

‘We must defend, uphold, revitalise anti-corruption framework’

June 4, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield, has made case for defending, upholding and revitalising international anti-corruption framework. Delivering the U.S. statement at the first-ever UN General Assembly Special Session Against Corruption in New York Thomas-Greenfield noted that President Joe Biden had called corruption “an insidious pandemic,” just as Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said, it “threatens security Read More

After 15 years in jail, NGO demands Rev. King’s release

May 30, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

  A non-governmental organisation, Paths of Peace Initiative (PPI), has called for the immediate release of popular Lagos cleric, Chukwuemeka Ezeugo also known as Reverend King, condemned to death in 2006 for  killing one of his female worshippers by pouring petrol on her. The NGO asserted unequivocally that, Rev. King deserved freedom based on the prevailing situation in the country, in spite of his death Read More

Driver identifies ‘robbers’ in bank hours after

May 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

A bus driver, Friday, identified two suspected robbers, who dispossessed his passengers of their property in Ile-Ife, Osun state. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this to journalists following the arrest of the suspected armed robbers. SP Opalola, said that the suspects: Abiodun Abdulahi, 35; and Godwin John, 19; who were arrested around 12noon, Read More

Assault on suspect: Ahmed Isa must apologise, NAWOJ insists

May 18, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has frowned at the “unwarranted and totally undignified” action of a Human Right Radio Presenter, Ahmed Isah aka.ordinary president, who physically assaulted a lady over the allegation of abusing her ward during a TV interview. The association in a press statement by the National President, Ladi Bala, and National Secretary, Helen Udofia, Tuesday in Abuja, said: Read More

Eid-el-fitr: NSCDC deploys new tactics, technology to forestall insecurity

May 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ahmed Audi, has ordered the zonal commanders to beef up security in all the state commands under their jurisdiction by deploying improved tactics to maintain security before, during and after the Eid-el-Fitr celebration. NSCDC revealed that it has set up a technology called Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System Read More

Iniubong Umoren: Over 2000 Akwa Ibom women match in solidarity

May 5, 2021 Uko Etim 0

No fewer than 2000 women in Akwa Ibom state have taken a solidarity match in protest against the gruesome murder of late Iniubong Umoren on Wednesday. The women, who took over Uyo metropolis were heard singing dirge and chanting, “we want justice for Iniubong”, “justice for one is justice for all,” “no more rape, no more gender violence,” They also Read More

PDP NEC passes vote of confidence on Secondus, others

April 29, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on the Prince Uche Secondus led National Working Committee (NWC). In recent times, there have been calls for the resignation of the embattled PDP Chairman. Only last Monday, the former Edo State Commissioner of Information, Prince Kauaim Afegbau petitioned the Economic Financial Crime Read More

‘Nigeria lost N5.5trn to cybercrimes in 10 years’

April 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

Deloitte West Africa Chief Strategy Officer Mr Tope Aladenusi has revealed that Nigeria has lost N5.5 trillion to fraud and cybercrimes in 10 years. Aladenusi, who disclosed this at a recent webinar hosted by FirstBank of Nigeria Limited with the theme: ‘Staying Protected Amidst the Pandemic Chaos’ said the losses from cybercrimes seemed to be more than drug trafficking. Aladenusi, Read More

Police nab 30 secret cult members, 3 kidnappers in Oyo

April 22, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko, Thursday said the command has arrested 30 suspected secret cult members and three suspected kidnappers. CP Ngozi Onadeko stated this during a press briefing held at the Oyo state Police Command headquarters in Eleyele area of Ibadan on the activities of the command in the past few days. The Commissioner of Read More

Breaking: Popular American rapper, DMX, is dead

April 9, 2021 Editor 0

The death has been announced of an American rapper, Earl Simmons popularly known as DMX. DMX according to his family died at a hospital in White Plains, New York, aged 50. DMX, released hit songs such as “Party Up (Up in Here)” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” drawing inspiration from his hardscrabble life while also emerging as a Read More

EFCC arrests 7 suspected Yahoo boys in Ibadan

April 7, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibadan zonal office Wednesday arrested 7 suspected internet fraudsters in Ibadan. EFCC in a statement made available to newsmen said the arrested 7 internet fraudsters included a  31-year- old Lateef Adewale Adeyemi who works with a private IT firm in Osogbo. The commission identified other arrested suspects as Saheed Olatunji, Read More

How do we plead allocutus for Nigeria?

April 4, 2021 Prince Charles Dickson 0

In a court somewhere in Nigeria… My Lord by way of allocutus the accused person now the convict pleaded guilty for the crime of cybercrime aka ‘yahoo-yahoo’ at the earliest possible time upon his arraignment, thereby not wasting the honorable time of this honorable court. We therefore urge upon my Lord most respectfully to construe the timeous plea of guilt Read More

Nigeria’s $400m stolen fund traced to UAE

Assets and funds worth more than $400m stolen from Nigeria have been traced to the United Arab Emirate, (UAE), according to a leading anti-corruption group on Tuesday. The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, (HEDA Resource Centre) corroborated by foreign anti-corruption experts said during an international conference held in Abuja that more than half of the $400m stolen funds are linked Read More

How SARS tortured me for refusing to pay SARS officers N5m – Petitioner

March 24, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A car dealer, Timothy Ogbeye, told a National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, on Wednesday that he was tortured by SARS operatives in Anambra for refusing to pay N5million. The NHRC independent, is investigating alleged human rights violations by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, and other police units. Mr Ogbeye stated this while giving evidence before the panel in his Read More

Court arraigns factional AA chairman, Udeze, 2 others for fraud, forgery

March 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  A factional national chairman of the Action Alliance (AA), Mr Kenneth Udeze, was on Tuesday re-arraigned before an Osun state Magistrate Court sitting in the state capital, Osogbo on three count charges.Also arraigned alongside Udeze were  chieftains of the party, Mr James Vernibe and one Ogunmodede Oluwagbemi. The accused persons were arraigned in suit no, Charge No. MOS 1715/2021 on a Read More

35-year-old man docked for alleged theft of N2m car

March 22, 2021 Editorial IV 0

A 35-year-old man, Baba Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. Emmanuel, who resides at Iju, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing. The Prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov. 30, 2020 at Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos. Ogunleye said that Emmanuel Read More

Unravel those who attacked Ortom, APC tells security agencies

March 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on security agencies to unravel the criminals behind the Saturday’s attack on the convoy of the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom. The ruling  party while condemning the incident, insisted that the attackers must be brought to book. The ruling  party in a statement signed Sunday  in Abuja by its national secretary of the Read More

Shun stories celebrating criminals, Blueprint chairman urges media

March 21, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The chairman of Blueprint Newspapers Media Conglomerate, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, has advised media organisations to avoid ethnic and religious coloration in reporting security challenges in the country. He said journalists should shun stories that celebrate criminals in the reportage of prevailing insecurity in the country. Idris who is also the Kakakin Nupe stated this at the weekend in a lecture Read More