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3 security guards arraigned for alleged negligence

August 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Three security guards who allegedly failed to prevent crime were Thursday arraigned before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The police charged Zakarihawu Wudu; 24, Sule Hassan; 40, and Kayode Amusan; 51, with two counts of conspiracy and negligent conduct. The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 410 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2015 (Revised). Read More

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Boyfriend silence lover, leaves her body inside hotel room

August 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

Homicide detectives from the Rivers state Police Command are on the trail of the boyfriend of late Precious Maureen Ewuru who was discovered dead in one of the hotel rooms in a D/line Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. The tragedy occurred on Thursday night. It is yet to be ascertained what exactly led to her death. However, the Police Public Read More

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SERAP seeks prosecution of ex-presidents, govs at ICC

July 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is pushing for investigation and possible prosecution of former and serving presidents and governors at the International Criminal Court (ICC) over their failure to address violence against children and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC. In a petition addressed to  the prosecutor of ICC, Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, SERAP is urging Read More

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NAVY nabs 3, seize 416 bags of rice in A’Ibm

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Nigerian Navy said it has arrested three suspected smugglers and seized 416 bags of contraband rice from them, said to be brought into the country from the Republic of Cameroon. The agency, through its Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area, Akwa Ibom State, said the three suspects were intercepted in a wooden boat along the Mbo river Read More

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I never knew I shot him dead, suspected robber cries out

January 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A-18-year-old suspected armed robbery suspect, Mr Chimezie Aronu, one of the three suspects nabbed for allegedly robbing and fatally shooting one Ifeanyi Nwanga at Ifitedunu, has confessed to have accidentally shot the deceased, but said he never knew the victim died from the gunshot wound. Aronu was arrested alongside Chibuike Omankwu and Uchenna Obiora who all reportedly confessed to the crime and led Read More

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$1bn for security equipment good, but.

April 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

In an action that ideally should be described as commendable, but it is apparently not so in the views of some pessimists, President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, approved the sum of $1 billion for the procurement of security equipment. Specifically, the money was approved for the purchase of military equipment for use in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in Read More

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Calling on Governor El-Rufa’i

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Your Excellency Sir, in your efforts to make Kaduna state great again, you introduced many policies which are directly or indirectly advantageous to the people of the state. I like your courage in dealing with what others see as difficult tasks even at this period of politicking and electioneering. Your mission to reform our education system cannot be accomplished until Read More

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Osun lawyers in N1m land racketeering 

March 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

An Osun State medical practitioner, Dr. Adeyemi Gbadebo, has raised alarm over threat to his life by a lawyer, Barrister M. A. Laogun and his son, Barrister A. A. Laogun, after defrauding him of one million naira. Dr. Adeyemi, in a petition written by a human rights lawyer, Mr. Alfred Adegoke, alleged that Laogun and his son sold a land Read More

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Zamfara Police smash robbery gang, recover car, arms

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Guasau Four suspected armed robbers have been arrested by the officers of the Zamfara state Police Command, just as a Lexus Jeep believed to have been snatched in Rivers state was recovered from the gang. Police Public relations Officer for the command, DSP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed this in a statement, yesterday in Gusau, stating that the suspects were arrested on Read More

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Man kills teenager in Kwali

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An FCT High Court, Apo, yesterday, ordered the remand of a 28-year-old man, Abdulkarim Zubairu, in Kuje Prison, for allegedly killing a 13-year-old Umaru Hussini. Zubairu, a resident of Pangu village, Kwali, is standing trial on a charge of culpable homicide, an offence he denied committing. The prosecutor, Simon Lough, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Read More

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Group launches campaign against rape

February 22, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja Global Rights Nigeria has launched ‘Rape is a crime’ whistle blowing campaign as part of efforts to curb increasing menance of sexual violence in the country. The campaign is structured in such a way that survivors or friends of survivors of sexual violence could log on to: www.rapeisacrime.org to report the case anonymously so that they can get the Read More

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Kano police record 601 crimes, rescue 52 kidnap victims

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Kano command of the Nigeria Police Force recorded 601 major crimes in 2017, with 52 victims of abduction rescued and reunited with their families. Besides, the command recovered 35 stolen vehicles, 75 different types of arms and 273 live ammunitions during the period under review. Speaking to newsmen on their scorecard in 2017, the command’s Public Read More

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Numan may be different

December 18, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Aliyu U. Tilde Just two days before the Numan massacre, cattle rustlers attacked a village in Zamfara killing over 25 people and injuring many. I have not heard of any panel of inquiry, no condolence. It was reported for a day in the Hausa international channels and it is gone… Why? Because we have normalized killings by rustlers there Read More

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2 men get five strokes of cane each for stealing yam

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court has sentenced two convicts to five strokes of cane for stealing 20 tubers of yam. The convicts are Habakuk Sunday and Monday Dikko. Both convicts, who reside in Ija village, Suleja, Niger state, were found guilty and were each sentenced for joint act, criminal trespass and theft. The judge, Mohammed Marafa, ordered that each Read More

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Gunmen kill Rector in Bayelsa

December 12, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Rector of institute of entrepreneurship studies Bayelsa Hon. Ayekeme Masa,  has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Yenagoa,the  state capital. The shooting and death of the Rector who was also a former Bayelsa State Commissioner for trade and investment  is coming few days after a reporter with African Independent Television (AIT) attached to the State Government House was Read More

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Robot to help police fight real life crime

December 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

This story is not about the 1987 American cyberpunk action film, no this is the real thing and it is happening, if not on the streets near you, unless of course you live in Dubai. As the many avid aficionados’ of the film with recall, the plot is set in crime ridden Detroit in the future, and RoboCop centres on Read More

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Fulani worst persecuted, neglected stock in Nigeria – Miyatti Allah

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse Former Deputy National Chairman, North west, of Miyatti Allah Kautal-Hore, Alhaji Ya’u Haruna Malammadori, has lamented that the Fulanis are the worst neglected, most persecuted group in Nigeria, saying that they are only recognised during election, polio immunisation or whenever they commit crime. Malammadori stated this in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital over the weekend while Read More

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Court remands ‘killer’ of Uni-Osun student in prison

November 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Lateef Dada Osogbo Justice Kudirat Akano, yesterday, remanded the leader of Jafariyah Islamic sect, Kareem Yusuf, and four others in prison custody for allegedly involved in the killing 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 Read More

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Justice and good governance, not Biafra

November 6, 2017 Editorial IV 0

1970 represents hope and stability in the history of Nigeria. It was the year that marked the end of the civil war, after several millions of people have lost their lives and properties, while hunger and starvation took over the country, crime became the order of the day. The then great leader of the self-acclaimed secessionist under the auspices of Read More

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Bayelsa police arrest 70 teenagers for drug abuse

October 31, 2017 Blueprint 0

Over 70 teenagers, ranging from aged 12 to 17,  were arrested by the Bayelsa state police command at criminal hideouts in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. The police commissioner Mr. Amber Asuquo said the teenagers were abusing weeds suspected  to be Indian Hemps and that they were also engaged in heavy drinking of alcohol. “At their tender age, they were already breeding Read More

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Obaseki pardons 70 prisoners

October 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Edo City– Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, yesterday, approved the release of 70 inmates from various prisons across the state as part of activities marking Nigeria’s 57th independence. A statement by Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the governor, Mr. Crusoe Osagie said, the 70 inmates had been in prison for a considerable time, explaining that some of them Read More