How 2020 elections of the NBA will be rigged

July 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In his infamous letter issued last month to the 1998 transitional President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief T.J.O. Okpoko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), senior Nigerian lawyer, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, himself also a SAN, appealed that “it will be a great failure of leadership for the senior advocate to surrender leadership to outer Bar when there are Read More

Prime Minister exposes Hushpuppi

July 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Prime minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, says alleged fraudster Hushpuppi became a legal citizen of the country by marrying another citizen. In a statement, Harris claimed that the alleged fraudster used the citizenship by investment option is false. The prime minister said Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, married Shawana Nakesia Chapman, a 32-year-old citizen Read More

FCT NAWOJ joins protest against rape, other violent crimes

June 18, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

In compliance with the directive of the national leadership of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) the FCT chapter of the association has embarked on a protest against rape and other Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). NAWOJ chairpersons in the 36 states and the FCT were enjoined to key into the one-week nationwide protest against increased cases of Read More

Kogi assembly condemns attacks on bank, police station

June 17, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

  The Kogi state House of Assembly has condemned the attack on a first generation bank and a police station in Isanlu, Yagba East local government area of the state. This followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by the member representing Yagba East constituency, Alhaji Jimoh Musa Omiata, and seconded by Mr. Aderonke Aro of Yagba West state Read More

Osun NDLEA arraigns man over 1.5kg Indian hemp

June 8, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

   The National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Monday, arraigned one Ahmed Tijani before a Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun state, for unlawful possession of 1.5kg of cannabis sativa also known as Indian hemp.  The prosecution from the NDLEA, led by Ogaga Azuigo, told the court that the defendant committed the crime sometimes in February 2020. The crime was Read More

Police nab 3 brothers for kidnap, murder of mother of 3 in Abuja

June 4, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

  Police operatives attached to the Intelligence Response Unit of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested three siblings for the kidnap and murder of one Mrs Janet Nnenna Ogbonnaya on May 14, 2020, in Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, That rsday in Abuja, named the suspects as Johnson Emmanuel, 38; Gideon Emmanuel, Read More

Interpol extends specialised platform to EFCC

June 3, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The International Police (Interpol), Wednesday, extended to the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) its globalised information – 247 which enables users to share sensitive and urgent police information with their counterparts around the globe.The EFCC had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Interpol on November 29, 2018, as part of collaboration aimed at tackling the menace of corruption in Nigeria. EFCC Head, Media Read More

Murder of undergraduate: IGP deploys investigators, forensic support to Edo, vows to nab perpetrators

June 1, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Following public outcry over the death of an undergraduate, Miss Vera Uwaila Omosuwa, after she was attacked and raped in a  church in Benin, Edo state, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has deployed additional investigation aids and forensic support to Edo State Police Command.A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, Monday in Abuja, Read More

Uneasy calm as angry youths set Ebonyi Commissioner’s house ablaze, banish husband

June 1, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Angry youths of Elugwu Ettam community in Okpuitumo Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state  weekend set the country home of one Mr Celestine Okah ablaze. Mr Okah Blueprint gathered is the husband of Ebonyi Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Wendy Uchechi Okah.According to a source, the incident happened on Saturday.The source said Mr Okah was accused of involvement in some crimes Read More

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YYA urges FG, South-West leaderships to ensure citizens’ security, welfare

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Yoruba Youth Assembly (YYA), an umbrella body of Yoruba youth groups globally,  Wednesday appealed to the federal government and the South-West governors to upgrade communities’ security architecture to tame COVID-19 lockdown induced crimes. The group’s national president, Mr Olarinde Thomas, the national secretary, Mr Deji Oso, and Mr Nathaniel Oduyemi, its Publicity Secretary respectively made the call in Lagos. Read More

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DPO solicits cleric’s support on crime prevention

March 3, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Jikwoyi,  FCT, CSP Abubakar Salihu Adamu has solicited the support of clerics to preach against crime in the society. He stated this weekend when he received some religious leaders in his office. The clerics paid him a courtesy call with the aim of encouraging the police to tackle crime   in the area. Read More

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Society and the myth of money rituals

February 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It was with sadness that Nigerians woke up to the news of the gruesome murder of Favour Seun Daley-Oladele, a promising 22-year-old final year Theatre Arts student of the Lagos State University by her boyfriend and his mother allegedly for money making rituals. They were allegedly aided in this sinister act by a supposed pastor who they allegedly paid the Read More

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Police raid Ansaru terrorists’ camp

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

I commend the various units of the Nigeria Police Force who took the fight against crime and terror to the criminals’ forested hideouts last week. I find this to be a welcome development, given the growing insecurity ravaging different parts of the country. It is always my belief that security agencies don’t have to sit and wait for the criminals Read More

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What is the ethnic or religious colour of your crime?

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

I have reiterated on countless occasions that a nation where her citizens do not have a collective notion regarding what is wrong and what is right is really in trouble. While this does not translate into being a zombie nation, truth is that a people must agree that a crime is a crime no matter the contexts and who is Read More

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Evil spirit pushed me into stealing plasma tv, convict tells court

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A 20-year-old man, Okanlawon Feranmi, who was sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing a plasma television, told a Magistrates’ Court in Life Camp, Abuja,  that  evil spirit pushed him into crime. Feranmi who resides in Gwarinpa, Abuja,  pleaded guilty to one count of theft. ”I beg the court to temper justice with mercy. I am from Ondo state. I Read More

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EFCC arraigns 27-yr- old for 750 USD internet ‘fraud’

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday, arraigned a 27-year-old man, Okunlola Ebenezer, before a Federal High Court, Osogbo, Osun state, for alleged 750USD internet fraud.  The EFCC alleged that the defendant committed the purported crime in Osogbo sometimes in 2019. The EFCC prosecutor, Mr Muritala Usman, alleged that the defendant had document containing false pretense in his Read More

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Oyo NSCDC arrest couple for burning part of their 10-yr- old daughter

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  A couple identified as Taofeek and Romoke Olawale are now in the net of the Oyo state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo state command for burning part of their 10-yr- old daughter.   Parading the suspects, the Oyo state NSCDC command Public Relations Officer (PRO),Mr Oluwole Olusegun, said the command is presently investigating Read More

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Man bags 3- month jail for house- breaking

January 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    A 22-year-old man, Akanmu Rasheed, was  Thursday sentenced to three -month imprisonment by Magistrate Adebola Ajanaku sitting in Osogbo, for house- breaking.   The  prosecutor, ASP. Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the convict committed the crime on January 5, 2020, at about 3:00am at Zone 9 behind capital Hotel area, Oke-Arugbo, Osogbo.  Fagboyinbi said the convict broke through Read More

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Christmas: Delta police warns criminals

December 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Delta state police command has warned criminal elements such as kidnappers, militants, cultists, and armed robbers who might have planned  to cause break down of law and order before, during and after the festive period to leave the state  or face the full wrath of the law The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyinka  Adeleke, the warning on Friday  Read More

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Insecurity: Ebonyi threatens to closedown hotels, restaurants

October 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ebonyi state government, Sunday said it would close down hotels, restaurants and drinking joints which aid criminals in the state. Government alleged that the affected joints allowed criminals to hide in them to perpetrate evil. The state Commissioner for Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, stated this in a statement in Abakaliki.  He noted that hoodlums had formed Read More

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Tax increment could breed crisis – Miyatti Allah

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Zona Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) MACBAN, Alhaji Giddado Sadiq, has explained that the group had no issue with farmers in the country especially South-east geopolitocal zone. Sadiq, who was reacting to federal government plans to increase Value Added Tax from 5 to 7.5% and CBN tax on Savings and Withdrawals for cashless policy, said Read More

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Re: OAU lauds EFCC for crime preventive strategy

October 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

It is imperative to give an informative response to the accolade attributed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede. A delegation of the EFCC led by Friday Ebelo from the Ibadan Zonal Office of the commission had visited OAU community and had a meeting with the university Vice Read More