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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