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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