Varsity lecturer found dead in office

The lifeless body of a lecturer, Dr Nicholas Igbokwe, was on Saturday morning found in his office at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Until his death, Igbokwe was a lecturer in the Physical and Health Education Department of the university. Although no official statement yet as to how the incident happened, a source in the department, who pleaded anonymity, said the late academic may have died late Friday without anyone knowing about it. The source said, “His lifeless body was already cold when it was discovered around 12.00 a.m. Saturday. “That…

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How Diezani bribed Dominican Prime Minister with $2.2m property in exchange for diplomatic passport

International news network, Al Jazeera has revealed how Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alisson Maduekwe bribed her way into getting a Commonwealth of Dominica diplomatic passport after gifting the Prime Minister of the Caribbean country, Roosevelt Skerrit, a $2.2m property in upscale Manhattan, New York. According to the story as told in ‘Diplomats for sale’ a documentary that aired on Al Jazeera,  ‘towards the end of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, was appointed Commissioner for Trade and Investment by Prime Minister Roosevelt…

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Why Supreme Court dethroned Eleruwa

The Supreme court on Friday dethroned a first-class monarch in Oyo State, the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola. It would be recalled that Adegbola had in 2013 lost a 15-year battle to retain his throne at the Court of Appeal sitting in Ibadan. The monarch and six others brought a suit against Mr James Olatunde Idowu and four others following a judgment delivered by Justice Ladipo Abimbola of the State High Court on January 26, 2011, that the current Eleruwa was wrongly picked for the throne. Justice Monica B.…

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How Banire, AMCON boss, ran into trouble over Yahoo boy’s case

Muiz Banire (SAN), who is chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria is in trouble for actively representing and defending a suspected yahoo boy standing trial in court for alleged 419 offences while still serving as Chairman of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, a development described by some as unethical. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on November 4, 2019, arraigned one Samusideen Sarumi, owner of 606 Autos Limited, 606 Music Limited and Splash Off Entertainment Limited, before Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in…

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Meet Super Eagles’ top 10 earners in Europe

Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi is the highest-paid Super Eagles player in Europe this season, Sports Extra reports. The 22-year-old, who joined the Foxes from Genk for £17m in 2016, earns £3.9m per annum, (approximately £75,000 a week) according to a study by Spotrac. Ndidi, barring any last-minute hitch, will play his 100th game for Leicester City in Saturday’s clash against Brighton & Hove Albion at the King Power Stadium. He is also the fifth highest earner at Leicester behind Jamie Vardy (£7.28m), Kasper Schmeichel (£6.76m), Johnny Evans (£4.16m) and Adrien Silva (£4.16m).…

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Police parade siblings for father’s murder, concealment

The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 41 suspected criminals, among whom was 32-year-old Ibrahim Isiaka, who allegedly murdered his father by pushing him to death. Ibrahim, who lives in the Alagbaka area of Ashi, said he did not have the intention of killing his 72-year-old father, Busari Isiaka. He said he was engaged in a heated argument with his father and in annoyance, he pushed him in the chest from a storey building and Busari fell on the staircase and died in the process. When he was asked…

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Sowore meets bail conditions, to be freed today -Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, have met the bail conditions imposed on them in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony. Falana, who is their lawyer, said the defendants would be freed later on Wednesday. He said this while asking for an adjournment of the case on the grounds that the accused have been in custody of the Department of State Service from where they were…

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GSM orders demolition of Ibadan house of horror

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has ordered the demolition of the house of horror in Ibadan on where 259 inmates were rescued on Monday. The governor gave the directive on Tuesday when he visited the Olore Central Mosque, in Ojoo, where the building is located Makinde was at the site with some of his aides and men of the state police command. In an operation led by the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, 191 men, 34 women, 11 children and 23 sick persons, who were illegally held captive,…

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Woman steals baby to justify fake pregnancy

A middle-aged woman, Falilat Olatunji, was on Wednesday, arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stealing a four-month-old baby boy, to cover up her fake pregnancy. Falilat, who was arrested 24 hours after she allegedly stole the baby from a room at Iyana-Kajola, Mile 2, Abeokuta, was said to have deceived her husband that she was pregnant. The mother of the baby, Taiwo Bello, was reported to have left the sleeping boy in the room and went to the back of the house to wash clothes.…

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Man in Police net for shattering one-year-old baby’s head

The Nigerian Police has arrested one Isiaka Ayobami of No. 2, Ayo Ijaiye Street, Isheri, Lagos, for forcefully seizing a one-year-old girl, Aishat Isiaka, from her mother and hitting her on the ground. Lagos Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement released to newsmen on Sunday, said the baby’s head was shattered and that she died on the spot. Elkana said father of the deceased baby, Garuba Isiaka, of No. 7, Ayo Ijaiye Street, had reported the incident at Isheri Police Station. “The suspect was almost lynched by angry…

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al-Baghdadi: During and after, Syrian journalist posts videos of attack that killed ISIS leader

A Syrian journalist and media expert, Mohamad Rasheed, has tweeted a video of what he claims to be the bombing of the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi. Al-Baghdadi was reported dead on Sunday as American troops bombarded his hideout in Barisha village of Idlib northern countryside near the Syrian-Turkish border. Rasheed, who tweets in Arabic, had tweeted [as translated by Google Translate]: “Video from the site targeted by US military forces at dawn today in Barisha village of Idlib northern countryside near…

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Ex-Ekiti State Gov, Fayose’s fraud trial takes a new turn

The N2.2bn fraud trial of former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose was stalled on Friday as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission accused the ex-governor of going behind to threaten and compromise one of the prosecution witnesses. The EFCC lawyer, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke that the anti-graft agency had decided to use another witness instead of the one allegedly compromised by Fayose. Jacobs alleged that the defendant went behind to meet and threaten the witness, Adewale Aladegbola, a bullion van driver with Zenith Bank, Ado-Ekiti branch.…

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For refusing to give bribe, FRSC officials beat man to death, bury him in shallow grave

The corpse of one Odion Omafo Samuel, 36, was on Tuesday exhumed from the shallow grave it was buried allegedly by four officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) attached to Abudu outpost in Edo State.Names of the FRSC officials were given as Francis Igboh, Sunday Ogi, Samson Alolade and Joseph Onolade.Police sources said preliminary investigation showed that the late Odion was beaten to death by the FRSC men because he asked the driver he hired not to give them bribe.It was learnt that late Odion hired a driver…

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NURTW official killed with deadly charm over N100

In Ado Ekiti, a Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 20-year-old commercial driver, Ismaila Bello, for murder. Bello is standing trial for the alleged murder of a member of the transporter’s union, Femi Ajayi, in Igogo Ekiti, Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The police prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on September 25, 2019, over a N100 daily levy. Akinwale stated, “The defendant, who is a driver, was given N100 daily ticket by the union. On his way back,…

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Saraki to forfeit two Lagos properties

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday, October 21, 2019, ordered the temporary forfeiture of two properties located in Ikoyi area of Lagos State, belonging to the immediate past Senate President, Dr  Bukola Saraki to the Federal Government. The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC had in an ex parte application filed by the Commission’s Lawyer Nnaemeka Omewa approached the Court, seeking an order of interim forfeiture of the properties, alleging that they were acquired through proceeds of unlawful activities. Part of the EFCC’s relief included…

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For attempting to marry 2nd wife, woman beats husband to coma

There was a melodramatic moment at the Gusau Central Prison, Zamfara State, when a housewife, Malama Talatu Lauwali, who beat her husband till he lost consciousness for attempting to marry another wife, knelt down to ask for forgiveness from her husband. Malama Talatu has been on trial for some months and sent to Gusau prison on the orders of Shari’a court judge of Magami Upper Shari’a Court as a result of a suit filed against her by her husband for nearly killing him as a result of a severe beating.…

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Ndume reveals 840 soldiers killed by Boko Haram buried in Maiduguri Military Cemetary

The Chairman,  Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume,  said on Tuesday that  840 Nigerian soldiers killed by the Boko Haram terrorists from  2013 till date were buried in the Military cemetery located in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. He said the figure did not include other soldiers killed by the insurgents and buried in other military cemeteries located in other parts of the North-East geopolitical zone. Ndume, who stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on the findings by his colleagues who recently returned from Maiduguri, however, denied reports…

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Maina’s $1.7m found hidden in Niamey property

Security operatives in the Niger Republic, have blown the lid off a $1.7m cash found in an apartment suspected to belong to a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, in its capital Niamey. The Nigerien authorities have reportedly tipped off Abuja about the cash found in the apartment believed to be owned by Maina who was recently apprehended by Nigerian security operatives some weeks ago. At N359 to $1, the 41.7m is about N610.3m. There is the suspicion that the cash is part of the money allegedly…

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Full Video: Sex for grades accused Unilag Don reportedly attempts suicide

After the release of the documentary, Dr. Boniface was sacked by the University of Lagos while his church where he is a preacher, Foursquare Gospel Church have also asked him to step down from the pulpit. According to media reports, Dr. Boniface attempted to end his life after the disgrace by drinking rat poison in the late hours of Monday. Further reports indicate that he has been rushed to Reddington Hospital and is currently receiving treatment.

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Sowore’s Bail Conditions Stringent -Falana

Human right lawyer, Femi Falana has described as ‘stringent’ the bail conditions granted to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu also barred them from addressing any rally pending the conclusion of their trial on charges of treasonable felony among others. She also barred Sowore from travelling out of Abuja and the second defendant out of Osogbo, during the trial. She granted bail to Sowore in the sum of N100m with two sureties in like sum. The sureties who must be resident…

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Lagos Police uncover another baby factory

The Lagos police command says it rescued seven pregnant girls believed to be from a baby factory around Cele bus stop, Oshodi-Apapa expressway, in the early hours of Wednesday.  The police had earlier uncovered a baby factory, rescued 19 pregnant girls, and arrested two suspects in the state.  The rescue of the new set of girls, the police said, happened around 1am on Wednesday when the  Isolo police station got alerted that seven pregnant girls were seen stranded at the bus stop.  Bala Elkana, the command’s spokesman, said a team…

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After 76 days, N15m ransom, abductors free Siasia’s mother

The Police in Bayelsa State on Sunday confirmed that the mother of embattled ex-Super Eagles’ Coach. Samson Siasia, Mrs. Beauty Ogere Siasia, has been released by her abductors. The woman, who spent 76 days in the kidnapper’s den was kidnapped on July 15, 2018 and according to a family member, Eworikumo Siasia, the 80-year-old Madam Siasia had been freed and she is at home with family members at their Odoni country home in Sagbama Local Government Area. However, a relative of Siasia revealed that the family paid N15 million ransom…

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See the face of woman who stabbed hubby to death over baby’s birthday money

The Lagos state police command says it has arrested 23-year-old Stella Peters for stabbing her husband, Haruna Bala, to death on September 17th after a domestic argument.According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, the couple who were not legally married, lived together at No 2 Tejuosho Avenue, Surulere Lagos, for three years and have a baby who just turned one. An argument ensued between them which turned violent and the woman used a kitchen knife to stab the man in the…

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$11m Fraud: Invictus Obi remanded in prison

Obinwanne Okeke alias Invictus Obi, the 31-year-old Nigerian held by American authorities for alleged fraud, entered a plea of not guilty to two counts of wire and computer fraud at his first hearing on Monday. The presiding judge at the Newport News, Virginia, federal courthouse, declared the case as “complex,” but said Mr Okeke should be remanded in prison until February 18, 2020 when the trial would continue. He appeared in court at about 2 p.m. and waived his right to a speedy trial. The appearance came a week after a federal grand jury examined the evidence gathered by the F.B.I. and presented by the United States…

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Ex-NNPC top shot, Grace Taiga on the run over P&ID’s $9.6bn fine

Riddles beclouding the 2010  ill-fated Gas Supply and Processing Agreement (GSPA) which led to the award of a $9.6billion judgment against Nigeria could have been unravelled but for the disappearance of a former legal director of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, who was central to the negotiation between the Federal Government and P&ID. EFCC sources maintained that “the whereabouts of the former Director of Legal in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga was unknown. Our detectives have not been able to get across to her.…

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DCP, Youth Corper killed in Abuja Shi’ite protest

Protesting members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have reportedly shot dead a senior police officer, DCP Usman Umar, who was in charge of Operations at the Federal Capital Territory Police Command. Umar was reportedly gunned down as he tried to pacify the rampaging Shi’ite members who disrupted commercial activities and vehicular movement during their protest at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, today. He was immediately taken to an undisclosed hospital where he died. So also a yet to be identified female National Youth Corper serving with Channels TV, who was…

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Ogun Police arrest three ‘spray pepper’ robbers

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three suspected members of an armed robbery gang who allegedly specialised in snatching motorcycles after spraying pepper on their victims’ eyes. The suspects were said to be operating in Aiyepe, Ososa and adjoining communities in the Odogboolu Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement in Abeokuta on Sunday. Oyeyemi said the modus operandi of the suspects was to look for the rider of a new motorcycle and…

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Again, gunmen kidnap Siasia’s mother

Gunmen on Monday abducted Madam Beauty Ogere Siasia, the mother of former Super Eagles striker, Samson Siasia. The 76-year-old woman is being abducted for the second time in four years. The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the woman was taken away by armed men around 2:00 a.m. from her home in Odoni, Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. She was earlier abducted in November 2015 and released 12 days after. When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Command, Mr. Asimni Butswait, said the command had deployed a team to…

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Allegations of money laundering, tax evasion trail Rev. Mother Ajayi’s suspected ban from UK

Who is after Reverend Mother Esther Abimbola Ajayi, the General Overseer of Love of Christ (LOC) Generation Church, United Kingdom? This is the mind-boggling question that has been troubling many of her admirers and followers. The highly revered evangelist, preacher, motivational speaker and philanthropist has become a subject of derision among some Nigerians living abroad, especially in the United Kingdom, where her church is based. The church, which sources said is small, is reportedly located in Clapham, London. Sources disclosed that Iya Adura, as Rev’d Mother Ajayi is fondly called,…

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“Police demanded N1000 from us to take mummy to hospital” – Late Olakunrin’s aide

Oke Olasehinde, an aide to the late Funke Olakunrin, daughter of elder statesman and Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, who was shot by unknown gunmen on Ore road, has revealed that his boss might have lived if not for the insistence of one of the policemen at the scene that demanded N1,000 as ‘fuel money’ that caused the delay they encountered in taking her to the hospital. According to The Punch, Oke said, “The people (bandits) were about 20 in number. They shot at our vehicle; as we were about…

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Armed robbers raid UI’s female hostel

The Obafemi Awolowo Hall of residence (Awo) in the University of Ibadan (UI) was attacked by some armed men in the wee hours of Friday.  The Cable reports that the attackers, numbering up to 10, stormed the hall around 1 am and raided for almost two hours. The hall porters were said to have done some inspection in the rooms by 11 pm and when the students heard knocks on their doors, they thought the porters had returned and willingly opened the doors to the attackers. At least five students…

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