Reps order investigation into ‘resignation’ of 365 soldiers

July 14, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives, has mandated its committee on army to investigate the alleged voluntary resignation of 365 soldiers involved in the ongoing fight against insurgency in the north east. This came following the adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance on Tuesday, jointly sponsored by Chief Whip, Tahir Monguno, Deputy Whip, Nkiruka Onyejiocha, Minority Leader, Ndudi Read More

CAS decision on Man City a disgrace – Mourinho

July 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Court of Arbitration of Sport’s (CAS) decision to overturn Manchester City’s two-year UEFA ban from European football while fining them 10 million euros ($11.37 million) is a disgrace, Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday. UEFA ruled in February that City had committed serious breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations and failed to cooperate with its investigation, Read More

NDDC snubs Senate panel investigating sack of staffers

July 13, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Monday snubbed the Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs carrying out investigation on alleged illegal sack of some staffers of the commission between February and May this year. The Senate had on May 5, 2020 on the strength of a motion sponsored by Senator George Sekibo (PDP Rivers East) Read More

Unpaid minimum wage: NHRC boss wants employees to shelve strike

July 13, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The staff Union of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been cautioned against embarking on their proposed strike. The Management team gave the advice in a statement on Monday. The proposed strike this medium learnt was scheduled to begin on July 16, over the unpaid new minimum wage and investigations allowances. In a statement issued by the Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Read More

Police nab 7 for bank robberies in Ekiti, Ondo

July 10, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Special Tactical Squad (STS) have arrested a seven-man gang for attacking and robbing three commercial banks in Ondo and Ekiti states between 2019 and 2020. Parading the suspects alongside 23 others, Thursday at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Headquarters, Abuja, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, said six policemen as well Read More

Petition to IG over Police’s killing of Yakubu Lawal in Kano

July 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

We, the members of the family of Malam Lawal Bala, hereby submit our complaint against the killing of our brother “Yakubu Lawal” by the SARS Department of Kano State Police Command to your office for proper investigation into the case. The deceased “Yakubu Lawal” was an indigene of Dankumeji village of Kankara local government area, Katsina state. He was married Read More

El-Rufai condoles with family of slain farmer in Kaduna

July 8, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government has condoled with the family of a farmer who was killed on his farm on Sunday in Kajuru local government area of the state.  The farmer, Mr. Jeremiah Yohanna, was declared missing on Sunday only for his dead body to be found on Monday morning.Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who Read More

EFCC docks ex-boss Lagos Scholarship Board over N127m ‘fraud’

July 2, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal office, Thursday, arraigned the former Executive Secretary, Lagos State Scholarship Board, Stephen Oshinowo, for alleged N127m fraud. EFCC Head, media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, in a press statement in Abuja, said Oshinowo was arrigned before Justice O.A. Taiwo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos state, on amended eight-count Read More

54-year-old cleric defiles girl,12, in Ogun

July 1, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Police in Ogun state have arrested a 54-year-old cleric, Niyi Omowodun for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl (name withheld).Omowodun, Pastor of a pentecostal church, Helmet of Life International church and a resident of Ejigun Agbede Itele Ota in Ado-odo local government area of the state was arrested on Monday, June 29. The command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement in Abeokuta, the Read More

Police seek information on 3 kids rescued from kidnappers

June 30, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT) led by DCP Abba Kyari have rescued six children from a kidnap syndicate, just as three of the  children have been successfully united with their families.The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, who disclosed this at Headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja, said three of Read More

Police arrest notorious Abuja car thief in Niger

June 29, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

The police have arrested an Abuja-based notorious car snatcher in Lambata area of Niger state.The Police Public Relations Officer PPRO of the state police command, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, stated this Monday in a press release.He said, “Based on a tip-off, on 26/6/2020 at about 1630 hrs, a Police patrol team attached to Gawu Babangida division intercepted a Toyota Camry vehicle Read More

El-Rufai advocates vigorous law enforcement to tackle rape, GBV

June 28, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state has called for vigorous enforcement of the law in prosecuting offenders among other drastic measures to address rising cases of rape across the country. Addressing a webinar organised by the Movement Against Rape and Sexual Violence (MARS-V) on Saturday, the governor, while citing Kaduna state laws, said rapists should get life imprisonment for the rape of Read More

CLO slams IG’s silence over killing of 7 policemen in Delta

June 23, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has slammed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, following  his continued silence over the killing of seven policemen attached to the Bayelsa state command by some unidentified Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Ughelli, Delta state. The CLO alleged that the silence and lack of investigation is fuelling the theory of a conspiracy of officers. Chairman of Read More

Police arrest 2 men for stealing phone inside church service

June 23, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state police command, Tuesday, said they have arrested a 29-year-old man, Mr Valentine Chikwado Chukwu, for allegedly stealing a phone worth N80,000 where it was being charged during a church and resold it for N10,000.  Chukwu, who hails from Umuozu Ngugo of Ikeduru local government area in Imo state, but resides at Amezika village, Mgbakwu in Awka North local Read More

Couple sexually molests 20-year-old girl, records video

June 22, 2020 Olufemi Adediran 0

Men of the Ogun state police command have arrested Osas Onyeokweni and his wife, Tomisin Onyeokwenu, for allegedly sexually molesting and assaulting a 20-year-old girl (name withheld). The couple suspects, according to a statement by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta, Monday were arrested following a complaint by the victim. According to Oyeyemi, the victim reported at the Agbara divisional Read More

Why I blocked EFCC, ICPC, others from investigating NIRSAL – AGF

June 21, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami on Saturday explained why he stopped some anti-corruption agencies from investigating alleged fraud in Nigeria Incentive-based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Malami in a statement on Saturday in Abuja by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Dr Umar Gwandu, said his action was because too many agencies were investigating the Read More

The agony of rape

June 17, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Our societies have been contaminated with so many atrocities and abnormalities. We have lost our moral inclination and have imbibed the ways of animals. Imagine forcing oneself on an opposite sex. Indecency is on the increase and most times family background should be blamed for it. But that should not in any way justify the action of rape.  Oftentimes many Read More

Hudson-Odoi to face no action on rape allegation

June 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Chelsea forward Callum Hudson-Odoi said on Saturday police have confirmed they will take no further action over a rape allegation. The 19-year-old was arrested on May 17 following an argument with a woman, the Sun newspaper had reported. “I have stayed silent and assisted the police fully throughout their enquiries, as I knew the day would soon come when my Read More

Another female student raped, murdered in Oyo

June 14, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

A 21-year-old student of the Oke Ogun Polytechnic Saki was allegedly raped and murdered within a Church mission in Akinyele local government area of Oyo state by unidentified assailants on Saturday. It was learnt that the Oke Ogun Polytechnic student, identified as Grace Oshiagwu, was raped and murdered within a church mission building, located at Idi-Ori, Sasa-Ojoo, area of the Read More

EFCC quizzes Ortom’s aide, docks LG chair over N792m fraud

June 12, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Makurdi zonal office have commenced investigations into allegations of misappropriation of funds to the tune of N42million involving an aide of the Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom. The commission has also arraigned chairman, Otukpo local government area, George Alli before a Makurdi High Court over complicity in N792, 025, 996.90 fraud. Read More

How we rescued six from kidnappers in Kogi – Police

June 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Kogi State Police Command has  rescued six persons abducted on Wednesday along Aseni -Gegu area of Kotonkarfe  on Lokoja-Abuja expressway. The Police also have vowed to track perpetrators of the dastardly act with an appeal to people to give useful information that could aid their investigation. The Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) of the Command, DSP William Aya disclosed this Read More

‘Certificate fraud’: Court transfers Kwara Rep’s case to Police

June 11, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Upper Area Court sitting in Karimo, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Thursday, transferred the case of certificate forgery against a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ahmed Abubakar Ndakene to the police for investigation. Ndakene, who represents Edu/Moro/Patigi Federal Constituency of Kwara state was dragged to the court by a member of the Peoples Democratic Read More

NDDC: Nwaoboshi disowns coys ‘used for fake contracts’

June 8, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Affairs, Senator  Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP Delta North), has refuted claims that he collected contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) with 11 different companies without executing them. The NDDC had in a statement by it’s spokesperson, Charles Odili, Sunday, alleged that Senator Nwaoboshi used 11 different companies as fronts to secure for himself Read More

I didn’t tell EFCC to probe Akpabio — Omo-Agege

June 7, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The deputy president of the senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has denied asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio. Omo-Agege said a letter in circulation said to have emanated from the Clerk of the senate, requesting the chairman of the anti-graft agency, Ibrahim Magu, to investigate the minister did not come from him. Read More