Breaking: Buhari sacks Adamu as IG, appoints replacement

President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the immediate sack of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and has appointed a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, in replacement as the acting Inspector-General of Police. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, announced to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday that Baba is taking over from Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure Buhari extended for three months on February 4. He has only spent about two months out of the three-month extension and would have expired on May 3. Adamu’s sack was a…

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Army rescues 5 out of Kaduna’s 39 kidnapped students

Reports say five of the 39 kidnapped students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka Kaduna have regained freedom courtesy of troops of the Nigerian Army. Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development in a statement on Monday evening. He said the five students were recovered by troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday afternoon after 25 days in captivity. Aruwan said they were undergoing thorough medical check-up at a military facility. According to him: “The Nigerian military has informed the Kaduna State Government…

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What Buhari told Service Chiefs before leaving for medical check-up in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered security chiefs to identify and crush heads of bandits, kidnappers and their local collaborators to restore confidence in the society Buhari gave the order when he met the security chiefs at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday, March 30. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno rtd., said the president gave the order when he met the security chiefs at the State House, Abuja, on Tuesday. Monguno, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, quoted the president as warning that his administration would not accept…

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Show of shame as CCT chairman attacks security man in Abuja popular plaza, lawyers’ group calls for suspension

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), Danladi Umar, has been spotted in a video assaulting a security guard at a popular plaza in Abuja. The CCT Chairman in the video was seen at Banex Plaza, located in Wuse, Abuja, addressing the unidentified security man angrily scolding and shouting at him. At a point, the CCT chairman kicked the security man before he was restrained by the crowd; including police orderlies attached to him. He was then forced into his vehicle by his police orderlies. The action however didn’t go…

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Gumi, Sani meet over 39 abducted students, RCCG evangelists

Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and Sen. Shehu Sani met on Monday to discuss the abduction of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Mando, Igabi Local Government Kaduna and that of evangelists of the Redeemed Christian Church of God by suspected bandits. The meeting was sequel to the expiration of a 48-hour ultimatum handed down to both the state and federal governments to effect the release of the abducted students by the parents who protested over their children. One of the parents, Alhaji Ibrahim Shamaki, whose…

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Ban Open grazing now! -Yakasai

Salihu Yakasai, son of elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, who was recently relieved of his appointment as media aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that open grazing is no longer attainable and should be stopped. Yakasai was reacting to a video on social media that shows a woman in Ogun State lamenting as cows grazed on a vegetable farm while the herders watched. Sharing a tweet, he said, “This is totally unacceptable and stands condemned. Open grazing is no longer attainable and should be stopped immediately. This is…

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Suspected gunmen kidnap Ogun community leader

Tajudeen Omotayo, a community leader at Imope, in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State, was kidnapped by suspected gunmen on Saturday. According to a source, who is a resident of the town, Omotayo left his place for Ijebu-Ode around 11 am on Saturday in his car marked W 3J9 Ogun. The source revealed that Omotayo was kidnapped on his way back home around 3pm by unknown gunmen who accosted him at Oke-Eri in Imope and took him away leaving his vehicle on the road. When contacted, the Police…

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We are expecting N527bn Ibori loot from UK Govt -FG

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), says the Federal Government is expecting over £100m (N527bn), allegedly stolen by a former Governor of Delta State, James Ibori, and his associates to be repatriated to Nigeria by the British Government. Malami made the revelation recently during a live interview programme, Politics Today; on Channels Television’s monitored in Lagos. He said apart from the Ibori loot, $100m traced to the late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha, was also being expected. He said, “As it is we have succeeded in recovering £4.2m…

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RCCG fumes as Fashola’s Works Ministry pay another contractor N151m for Adeboye’s CSR project

Adeboye’s Redeemed Church raises alarm over alleged payment of N151m to construction company on road project completed by church as CSR. The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has raised an alarm over the payment of N151m as reimbursement to a construction firm, Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited for a road project executed by the church as a corporate social responsibility project. According to reports, the Nigerian Senate has commenced a probe of the Federal Ministry of Works for paying the aforesaid construction firm N151m as reimbursement for a road project…

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Breaking: Bandits abduct female students in Kaduna

Some female students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation in the Mando Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State have been abducted by gunmen. The incident occurred in the early hours of Friday, at about 3am. It was learnt that most affected were female students as their male counterparts were not taken away. The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the incident and said an investigation is ongoing.

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Buhari’s daughter, Zahra, threatens Sahara Reporters over N51bn fraud story

Zahra Buhari-Indimi, one of the daughters of President Mohammadu Buhari, has denied ever defrauding the Federal Government of Nigeria of N51bn, N2.5bn, or any amount contrary to stories published in an online medium,’ Sahara Reporters. The President’s daughter stated this in a letter dated March 8, 2021. The letter was signed by her lawyer, Nasiru Aliyu (SAN), and addressed to Sahara Reporters. In the letter, Buhari’s daughter accused Sahara Reporters of “injurious defamation” in a story published on March 5, 2021 titled, ‘How APC Chieftain, Danu, Custom Boss Defrauded Nigerian…

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Reps tackle FG over Ibori loot

The House of Representatives has asked the Federal Government not to spend the £4.2m (N2.2bn) seized from former Governor James Ibori until it concludes an investigation of the repatriation process. This is just as members of the House from Delta State, where Ibori was governor and looted its treasury, insisted that the money should be taken back to the state while alleging that the actual amount is £6.2m, and not £4.2m. The House consequently resolved to investigate the circumstances surrounding the recovery and planned disbursement of the loot. The PUNCH had…

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Stanbic IBTC, named in ex-Custom boss, Dikko’s fraud and concealment case

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has told a Federal High Court, Abuja how a private lawyer, Mr. Umar Hussaini received the sum of N1.1 billion from Cambial Ltd, an estate development firm over the sale of 120 units of houses for officers of the Nigeria Customs Service. Hussaini is facing a 2-count charge of obtaining by false pretence contrary to and punishable under the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act 2006 before Hon Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, of the Federal High Court, Abuja. While…

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3 jailed for attempting to dupe Dangote $32k

A Lagos State High Court presided over by Justice S. S. Ogunsanya, on Tuesday, sentenced a former General Manager of the Dangote Industries Limited, Mojisola Aladejobi and two others Raymond Akanolu and Balogun Alaba, to seven years’ imprisonment over a $32,000 insurance fraud. The convicts were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on two counts of conspiracy and attempt to obtain money by false pretences to the tune of $32,000. It was gathered that the convicts had sometime in October 2014 conspired among themselves to defraud Dangote Industries…

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Stop making inflammatory statements, Army warns Gumi, others

The Nigerian Army has warned controversial Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi and other “opinion merchants” in the country to exercise restraint with their utterances and not drag the Army to disrepute. The Army said contrary to Gumi’s statements to bandits recently that Christian soldiers were the ones killing the bandits, the Army does not deploy troops along religious or ethnic lines. This was contained in a statement issued on Monday titled, ‘Nigerian Army Does Not Deploy Its Troops Along Ethnic Or Religious Lines’. The statement was signed by Director, Army…

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Ogun Police arrest Father, 5 children for operating kidnap syndicate

Operatives of Ogun Police Command have smashed a kidnap syndicate made up of six members of the same family. The syndicate, according to the police had kidnapped no fewer than eight persons in the last one year. A statement issued by the police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the gang was smashed following the investigation of many kidnap cases that occurred in Sagamu in year 2020. The statement read: ‘’In the process, one Oweniwe Okpara  who claimed to hail from Delta state and three of his children namely; Samson Okpara,…

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EFCC boss, Bawa reopens Tinubu’s casefile

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has deepened its probe into All Progressives Congress stalwart,  Bola Tinubu, The PUNCH has learnt. To this end, the EFCC has written a letter to the Code of Conduct Bureau, requesting copies of Tinubu’s asset declaration form. A copy of the letter which was published by an online news medium,  The Peoples Gazette, revealed that the investigation into Tinubu began last year after the removal of erstwhile Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. The letter marked CR/3000/EFCC/LS/Vol4/322, dated November 6, 2020, was signed by the then Lagos zonal head, Abdulrasheed…

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Kidnapped Zamfara Schoolgirls released

The kidnapped schoolgirls of Government Secondary School in Jangebe, Zamfara State have been released and are currently in the palace of the Emir of Anka waiting for transportation to Gusau, the state capital. National Infinity had earlier reported that negotiations with the bandits who kidnapped the schoolgirls had reached a very advanced stage, and that “they may be in Gusau today.” The girls who were kidnapped on Friday were believed to have been taken to a forest by bandits who reportedly disguised as security personnel. A source said the girls…

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Jangebe abduction: Negotiations with bandits in final stage, Girls may be released today

Barring any last-minute changes, abducted schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, may regain freedom today, as sources claimed that negotiations with the bandits who kidnapped the schoolgirls had reached a very advanced stage. Bandits on Friday morning kidnapped over 300 schoolgirls at Jangebe,Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State. A very competent source informed on Saturday that negotiations with the bandits who kidnapped the schoolgirls had reached a very advanced stage, saying “they may be in Gusau (Zamfara State capital) today.” The Sunday PUNCH  reports. The girls were believed to…

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Bandits storm Zamfara, abduct 300 schoolgirls

As if in response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s no amnesty for bandits and criminal elements rampaging the Northern part of the country, gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted over 300 schoolgirls at Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in the Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Northwest of Nigeria. A staff of the school, who under the condition of anonymity,  said the bandits arrived in the school around 1 am on Friday with Hilux vehicles and motorcycles and forcefully evacuated the students. He narrated that some of the bandits…

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Danger Ahead: Gumi warns of impending BH, bandits alliance

Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, the celebrated Islamic scholar, who has been meeting with bandits in the forest of Kaduna and Zamfara States to find a way out of the security challenges confronting North West of Nigeria, has hinted of a possible alliance between notorious terror group, Boko Haram and bandits if care is not taken. Gumi spoke on spoke on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme monitored in Lagos. “I can say categorically that they (bandits) are not Boko Haram but we have to be very careful because…

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Pictures: Police arrest, detain Okorocha, ex-Imo Gov

Some operatives of the Imo State police command have arrested a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha. Also arrested were Ijeoma Igboanusi and Lasbrey Okafor-Anyanwu. Igboanusi was the deputy chief of staff (Domestics) while Okafor-Anyanwu was the Commissioner for Transportation in Okorocha’s government. Okorocha was arrested on Sunday after he reportedly forcefully unsealed Spring Palm Estate linked to his wife, Nkechi. Sen. Okorocha was arrested on the orders of the Imo state government for allegedly “personally leading the destruction and vandalism of security vehicles and breaking into the property…

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Illegal Detention: Ondo Gov., Akeredolu orders CJ’s probe

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered an immediate probe of the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Olanrewaju Akeredolu, for allegedly detaining her half brother, Olupelumi Fagboyegun, for three years. The probe is sequel to a viral video in which Fagboyegun accused the chief judge of causing his arrest and detention because he went to their father’s home. Fagboyegun, who said he had been living abroad for over 30 years before he returned to Nigeria in 2018, said he had been arraigned five times while the charges had also…

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Buhari nominates Bawa as EFCC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Abdulrasheed Bawa as the new Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and has written to the Senate for confirmation. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday titled “President Buhari requests Senate to confirm Abdulrasheed Bawa as EFCC boss.” The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. “In a letter to President of the Senate,…

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Police arrests deadly Fulani kidnappers in Ibarapa

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested some members of criminal gangs involved in killings, kidnappings, and other atrocities in the Ibarapa area of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mrs Ngozi Onadeko, led other top police officers to parade the suspects and others arrested by men of the command in Ibadan on Wednesday. The CP said, “On January 2, 2021, at about 1955hrs, some members of a notorious kidnapping syndicate who have been terrorising members of the public in the Ibarapa axis of Oyo State invaded…

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Gumi wasting his time, no mercy for bandits -El-Rufai

Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, insisted on Monday that the state is at war with bandits and that efforts being made by prominent northern Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi to woo bandits to lay down arms and embrace peace may not yield fruits. El-Rufai insisted that his administration was at war with the bandits and, therefore, has no room for negotiations, adding that any bandit arrested in the state would be killed. The Governor stated these in an interview with the BBC Hausa monitored in Kaduna on Monday. “My…

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Sex Scandal: Ex-Pastor sues Apostle Suleiman N2bn for taking over his family

The sex scandal rocking the Omega Fire Ministries International, owned by Apostle Johnson Suleiman took a new dimension as a former minister in the church, Mike Davids, sued Suleman, and the church for N2bn, for unlawfully interfering in his marriage. Davids had last week accused Apostle Suleman of hypnotising and committing adultery with his wife, Pastor Faith Edeko, who now heads the Utako, Abuja branch of the church. Alleging threat to life, after e had accused Apostle Suleman of hypnotising and committing adultery with his wife, Pastor Faith Edeko, who…

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John Doe Goes To Court: Dangote sues ex-lover for attempted $5m extortion

Seeks $30,000 damages Africa’s richest man, Alike Dangote, has told a U.S. court how his former American girlfriend, who exposed a part of his body via a social media post, is trying to extort $5 million from him. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively obtained the documents of a civil suit he filed with a pseudonym against the lady identified as Autumn Spikes at a Miami-Dade County Court in Florida, United States of America. The wealthy businessman used the pseudonym, John Doe, with AD, that stands for the ‘acronym’ for his name, Aliko Dangote,…

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Fresh crisis rocks Buhari’s New Army Chief

A fresh crisis is rocking President Muhammadu Buhari’s choice as Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, a former Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, who was reportedly removed by the Nigerian Army High Command for failing to stop Boko Haram in 2017 barely seven months in office. According to a BBC report in 2017, the then Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Tukur Buratai, had given Attahiru 40 days to capture Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, dead or alive. Rather than heed the order, Boko Haram’s activities and onslaught…

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Reprisal attack as hoodlums burn Sunday Igboho’s house

In what has the colouration of a reprisal attack, a property reportedly owned by Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho was set ablaze early Tuesday morning. The building is located in Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Sources said the attackers who came in a hummer bus and entered the compound through the back area. A statement by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi said “at about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums…

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Help! ‘Apostle Suleiman has taken over my family’ -Pastor Davids cries out

Controversial man of God and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries International, Apostle Johnson Suleman is in for another round of controversies as one of his pastors, Pastor Mike Davids has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu that Suleman is having an affair with his wife. To this end the IGP has ordered a probe Apostle Suleman, for allegedly sleeping with the wife of Pastor Mike Davids, threatening his life and denying him access to his children. Apostle Suleman is accused of sleeping with Pastor Mike Davids’ wife known…

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Igangan: Seriki Fulani collected ransom for kidnappings, 15 women raped

The Caretaker Chairman of Ibarapa North-West Local Council Development Area, Okediji Olusegun, has corroborated allegations of complicity levelled against the Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Salihu Abdukadir, saying that the Seriki had been fingered in the series of security challenges in the area many times. It will be recalled that frontline Yoruba nationalist fighter, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has accused the Abdulkadir, among several other allegations, of collecting ransom for kidnapped persons on behalf of Fulani kidnappers. Violence erupted at Igangan, a town in Ibarapa area of Oyo…

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Man 60, jailed for assault on DISCO staff

An Ifo Magistrates’ Court has sentenced 60-year-old Bakare Buraimoh to six months’ imprisonment for assaulting a worker with Ikeja Electric. It was gathered that Buraimoh, a resident of Isheri-Olofin, assaulted one Abiodun Fakoya attached to the Olowora branch of the electricity company. Buraimoh was arraigned before Magistrate A.I. Arogundade on counts bordering on assault. The magistrate sentenced him to six months’ imprisonment with an option of fine of N100,000. He ordered that the convict be remanded in the Ilaro Custodial Centre, Ogun State. Reacting to the judgement, the Head of…

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Ex-Police boss dies of COVID-19

A one-time Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Muhammadu Gambo has reportedly died of complications from COVID-19. Gambo, who was also a former National Security Adviser (NSA) died of the dreaded Pandemic in the evening of Thursday 21st January at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. the top cop, who was famous for bringing to an end the reign of terror of notorious armed robber, Lawrence Anini to an end, was appointed by former President Ibrahim Babangida in 1986 as Inspector General of the Nigeria Police Force. He succeeded Etim Inyang while…

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Presidency replies Akeredolu’s quit notice to Fulani herdsmen

The Presidency on Tuesday waded into the controversy generated by the directive of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asking herdsmen to leave the state government forest reserves. In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President called for restraint on the side of the state government and the Fulani communities. In the statement titled, ‘In tackling crime, Ondo State Government will not act outside the constitution,’ the Presidency said the governor, being a legal practitioner, should know that he cannot…

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Gunmen in Police Uniform Kidnap Deeper Life Varsity Dep. VC

Prof. Johnson Fatokun, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Anchor University, Lagos, has been kidnapped. Anchor University is a faith-based university owned by the Deeper Christian Life Ministry. Fatokun had left Lagos on Sunday to drop off his two children who were schooling in the north. He was said to be returning on Monday when his vehicle was attacked by the gunmen in Nasarawa en route to the airport to return to Lagos. A source said the assailants were in police uniform. The source said, “The professor had dropped his son at…

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Marwa resumes at NDLEA, reads riot act

Brig-General Mohamed Buba Marwa, the newly appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has bemoaned the increasing number of drug users at over 15 million in Nigeria. Marwa who lamented the growing population of drug users during his inaugural address at the NDLEA headquarters Abuja, pointed out that about 14.3million Nigerians between the ages of 15-64 were in 2018 found to be drug users which is nearly three times global prevalence at the time. The former military administrator of Lagos and Borno States…

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Video: “He raped me too” confession of a victim of Akwa Ibom man butchered by ‘girlfriend’

A young lady, Effiong Laurel Scott, has come out to claim she was raped by the man who was hacked to death by a youth corp member in Akwa Ibom. On Sunday, January 10, a youth corper named Princess Odume, was apprehended and handed over to the police for allegedly killing a man identified as Japhet Akwaowo. Princess alleged that she killed him in self-defense after he threatened to kill her upon her refusal to oblige his request to remove her clothes so that he could have sex with her. In…

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Edo jailbreak escapee nabbed in Ogun

A prisoner who escaped from Edo State during the jailbreak that followed the #EndSARS protest, Obehi Ogbeh, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command in Ifo Local Government Area of the state. Ogbeh who escaped from the white house prison yard in Edo State during the #EndSARS protest last year was arrested on Tuesday in the state while wandering about. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement. Oyeyemi said the prisoner was arrested following information…

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Sexual Assault: How Ogun Commissioner attempted to rape me -Victim narrates

A 16-year-old girl, Barakat Mayowa, has accused the Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Abiodun Abdul-Balogun, of sexual harassment which allegedly occurred at Ita Otu, Ogun Waterside Local Government Area of the state. Mayowa recounted that the sexual harassment occurred on Thursday, December 31, in the commissioner’s apartment, where he allegedly fondled her breasts and muttered incantations while she screamed and struggled to free herself from his grip. The victim, in her confession to the police at the Abigi Division, narrated that the commissioner’s aides lured her to his house and…

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Ogun to kick off Amotekun in January -Abiodun

The Ogun State government has announced that the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, will kick off in the state this January. The government also announced the commencement of the implementation of Residents Identification Cards with a view to providing a reliable database of the people living in the state. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Kunle Somorin, said the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, made these known in his New Year broadcast, on Friday. The governor added that the State Health Insurance Scheme, which had been provided…

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Lady kills boyfriend while testing bulletproof charm

A young man simply known as ‘Email’ was reportedly shot to death by his girlfriend, Blessing, in the process of testing a local charm bulletproof (Odeshi). Email was killed in a compound where he resided at Nelson Mandela street, Calabar South, opposite the Assembly of God Church. The victim was said to be trading in Indian hemp and was with a group of his friends at the time of the incident in his compound. According to the younger brother to the girl, (name withheld) who narrated the incident to newsmen,…

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NNPC’s top shot vandalises family house over wife’s refusal to quit

A mother of three, Mrs Chinyere Uzowulu, has cried for help over the alleged vandalism of the family house by her husband, Chief Afam Uzowulu, who is a retired depot manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, for challenging the divorce from him and refusing to vacate the house with her children. Chinyere, who addressed journalists shortly after conducting them round the vandalised duplex located at No. 1/3 Uzowulu Street, New GRA, Enugu, disclosed that she was challenging in court his divorce and ejection from the premises with her children.…

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Controversy over rescued Kankara schoolboys as DHQ, KTSG claim responsibility

The Defence Headquarters has claimed responsibility for the rescue of over 300 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducted by bandits on December 11. The DHQ spokesman, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Friday, said the military has kept its promises of ensuring the rescue of the hostages. Enenche’s claims, however, contradicted the statement by Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari that the students were released sequel to the negotiations with the bandits by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria leadership. The governor also claimed…

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COVID-19 claims Police boss

The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Abdulkadir Jimoh, is dead. He died on Friday morning at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital allegedly of COVID-19-related ailment. The Chief Medical Director of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme confirmed the death of Jimoh. He said the CP was brought into the hospital on Friday dead. “He was dead on arrival. COVID-19 protocols will be followed before his body will be evacuated,” Ikpeme said. The CMD also advised all those who were with him to visit the hospital…

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Masari, Matawalle’s deals with bandits promote kidnapping -DSS Boss

For initiating negotiations with bandits rather than strengthening security infrastructures that will crush criminally, a former Director of the Department of State Services, Mike Ejiofor, has blamed the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, and his Zamfara State counterpart, Bello Matawalle, for promoting kidnapping in the North West of Nigeria. Ejiofor, the former DSS boss stated this while featuring on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme monitored in Lagos on Friday. According to him, “the state governments –both Zamfara and Katsina States –mistakenly laid the foundation for what is going on now; they started…

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Ogun Police re-arrest Mowe, Ofada based baby factory operator

Ogun State Police Command has arrested a fleeing suspected baby factory operator, Mrs Florence Ogbonna, who allegedly operates baby-making factories Mowe and Ofada towns in the state. An inmate who managed to escape from Ogbonna’s captivity narrated how the suspect hired able bodied men to impregnate the girls at the baby factory located at Imedu Olori a surburb of Mowe town in Obafemi Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The arrest was sequel to a two weeks manhunt for Ogbonna, who according to the Police, jumped bail. The command…

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Katsina Abduction: Talks won’t stop military action -Eneche

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, military action is still on despite talks with the bandits by the state governor, Aminu Masari. The Defence Headquarters, on Monday, says there is hope in the ongoing rescue operations of 333 schoolboys abducted by bandits from Government Science School, Kankara, Katsina State. According to the Defence Spokesman, “You don’t stop whatever efforts you are putting up militarily for what we call the non-kinetic (or) the other approach. No, you don’t stop, all of them go concurrently. “For instance, if they (the…

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How unknown gunmen kidnapped 2 Indians on Lagos/Ibadan expressway

Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped two Indians along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. According to the Oyo State Police Command, “They were kidnapped along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Wednesday and our men are working assiduously to reunite them with their families,” Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olugbenga Fadeyi, told The PUNCH. The two Indians (names not given) were spotted around 4 pm at a pharmaceutical firm, close to the Toll Gate along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The duo was said to have been abducted while driving out of the premises of the…

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