Arms Importation: Buhari Meets Turkish Leader

By Bayo Bernard High level diplomatic talks are currently on going between the Nigerian government and its Turkish counterpart. The meeting taking place in Ankra, the Turkish capital, the magazine learnt was at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had arrived Turkey, yesterday October 18 where he was expected to take part in the 9th summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) tomorrow.. The relations between the two friendly nations have recently been challenged by incessant importation of dangerous arms into the country. Four times within the last eight months…

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Evans changes plea, pleads not guilty

Evans, whose real name is Chukwudumem Onwuamadike, whose kidnapping exploits shook the foundation of society, today pleads not guilty to charges leveled against him, which includes but is not limited to conspiracy and kidnapping.He is facing 52 charges in 14 different cases in courts in Lagos and Edo States. The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem, led the prosecution of the first arraignment. According to him,Evans  and his team, including those at large, committed the offenses between February 14 and April 12, 2017.In in his earlier appearance…

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Man Caught With Human Skull & Body Parts

A large number of residents of Mowe, between Lagos and Ogun, nearly lynched a middle-aged man on Thursday after he was allegedly caught with a human skull and other body parts. It was gathered that the man, who was beaten up by the mob, was rescued by policemen from the Mowe Police Station, who took him to the station. Within few minutes many people stormed the police station. Policemen at the division were almost overrun by the crowd, some of whom climbed the fence to catch a glimpse of the…

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Tagbo’s Death: Davido Re-Invited By Police

The Lagos State Police Command says the ace hip hop artiste, David Adeleke, aka Davido, is inconsistent in his statement on the death of his friend, Umeike Tagbo. The command subsequently invited him again on Wednesday, although he was not allowed to talk to journalists. The magazine learnt that Davido’s driver – Tunde Yusuf, and two friends of the artiste, Agbaje Olaoye and Idris Busari – who dumped Tagbo’s corpse on the premises of the Lagos Island General Hospital and fled had been arrested. This is just as the autopsy…

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Poison Scare in Lagos Govt

Tragedy nearly struck last week following an attempt by some persons in the Lagos state government to poison a top civil servant in the state. The magazine leant that one Mrs Olubusola Ajibola Abidakun, Director , Administration a d Human Resources almost lost her life to plot by some disgruntled individuals in the government to get rid of her. Though the details of the allege attempt on her life still remained sketchy, it was leant that she survived the plot by sheer dint of fate. The latest attempt was one…

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N3.2 Billion Fraud: ANLCA Begs Jukwe

By Bayo Bernard President Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agent, ANLCA Prince Olayiwola Shittu may have been embarrassed by the association’s sudden changed of gear over allegation of mismanagement of the Council funds against Registar and Chief Executive Officer of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria, CRFFN, Sir Mike Jukwe. ANLCA had in August this year accused Jukwe of mismanaging over N3 billion belonging to the council. The spokesman of ANLCA, Kayode Farinto raised the allegation while addressing journalists on the directive by the Minister of…

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Untold Story Of Arms Syndicate

By Stephen Ubanna The last may not have been heard about the Nigeria Arms syndicate based in Turkey who ship Arms to Nigeria. The syndicate , according to Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, investigation preside over the export of a haul of Pump Action rifles from Turkey to Nigeria  Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is still working round the clock to to get to the root of the matter using his military background. He had initiated a meeting with Hakan Cakil, the Turkish Ambassador…

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Arms Importation: DSS On Trail of Importer

By Bayo Bernard A week after the Controller General of Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Col. Hameed Ali challenged the Department of State Services, DSS to disclosed identity of those behind recent importation of arms into the country, Nigerians wait endlessly for response from the nation’s secret police. The DSS, has however launched a manhunt for the importer, sources from DSS headquarters in Abuja informed the magazine. The customs boss had passed the buck of disclosing identities of arms importers in the country, to the DSS and other security agencies at…

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Military To Tackle Badoo

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday identified the Badoo group and other cults as one of the security challenges that Operation Crocodile Smile II would take care of in the South-West. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who stated this in an interview with one of our correspondents, insisted that the military operations – Egwu Eke II and Crocodile Smile II – like the earlier operations, were not targeted at “any particular ethnic group or group of individuals.” Usman said, “Let me tell you. I made reference to…

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Tin-Can: Yet, Another Arms Import?

Hameed Ali reads the riot act to Comptrollers over arms import into the country through the seaports forcing them  to sit up By Stephen Ubanna Importers plying the European country of Turkey to bring cargo into the country are no longer finding it funny. This is because  Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General , Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, and his men  have beamed their search light on vessels coming from Turkey to discharge  cargoes in Nigeria seaports. The close watch became more worrisome to the importers with officials…

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Police Drags Evans to Court

By Uche Nwosisi At long last, cold blooded kidnap suspect Chukwudumeme Ohamadike aka Evans, has been charge to court amidst tight security. Uniformed security operatives and bomb detectors, frisked Journalists and Lawyers at the door of the court room while police officers on horsebacks patrolled the court premises. Eye witness account confirmed that before 8.00am, the court room was to capacity awaiting the suspects be presented to the court. At about 9.30am the suspects were marched in by fierce-looking police officers. The suspect has been in police detention for about…

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Hate Speech and the politics of quit notice

Quick notice has become a current political buzzwords, usually preceded by hate speech, but will Nigeria survive the current impasse? By Uche Mbah Baring last minute hitches resulting from public outcry and possibly international frowns, the Nigerian government is poised to join the league of countries intolerant to criticisms and freedom of expression if they finally ratifies the proposed legislation to criminalize criticism in the name of hate speech. “Hate speech” took center stage in Nigerian lexicon in the after mat of the Biafran agitation, spearheaded by Nnamdi Kanu and…

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Police Declare Senator Misau Wanted

The disagreement between the Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Hamman Isah Misau, and the Police deepened yesterday, with the Police declaring him wanted for forgery. The Police had earlier declared the senator a deserter who absconded from duty on September 24, 2010 and asked the Senate Ethics and Privileges Committee to prevail on the senator to make himself available to face the Force disciplinary committee for acts of serious misconduct and unprofessional doings. Senator Misau had last Friday accused the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to account for the…

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Kidnappers and Ritualists on the Prowl

The state which prides itself as “The Centre of Excellence” is stripped bare by unbelievable number of kidnappings and ritual killings By Akinwale Kasali  Within a space of four days, two kidnappers and ritualists den was discovered in Ikeja, the state capital and Ajala, a suburb in the Sango axis area of the state. On Tuesday, 8th August, 2017, there was confusion at the popular Ajala bus-stop, in Sango area of the state, as residents uncovered an underground used by kidnappers and ritualists to perpetrate their nefarious act. It was gathered…

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Airman Who Killed Lover To Die By Hanging

The Nigerian Air Force has sentenced to death by hanging Airman Kalu Bernard, for killing his lover, Solape Oladipupo, aka Shomzy Shomzy, on March 12, 2017. The judgment, which started 9am on Tuesday, dragged till 4pm when it was stood down before the panellists reconvened at 7.30pm. Reading out the 70-page  court findings, which lasted for about two hours, the Judge Advocate, Flight Lieutenant M.A. Umoh, listed the eight-count charges against 21-year-old Kalu to include murder, house breaking, impersonation, attempted murder, among others. The defence counsel, Abimiku Ewuga, urged the…

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Police Arrest Seven Suspected Kidnappers

The police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected ritualists following the discovery of an underground kidnappers’ den at Obadeyi in Ijaye area of the state. The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen at the scene on Tuesday evening that the dungeon was discovered by joint efforts of security agents and members of the public. According to Owoseni, the place was discovered after a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency raised an alarm when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help…

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Massacre at Ozubulu: Anger, condemnation in the land

The dastardly act of terror which resulted in the massacre of church members in Ozubulu has become , as expected, a viral story over the social media. But the major surprise is the speed with which the Anambra state Commissioner of police, Garba Bab Umar, immediately released information indicating that the massacre was orchestrated by a feud between two brother whose quarrel were drug related. “The police will locate and and prosecute the perpetrators soon”, the commissioner said. “Intelligence report/Preliminary investigation shows that the incident is as a result of…

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Police Dismiss Officers That Stole From Jonathan’s House

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has dismissed four policemen for stealing domestic appliances and attire belonging to former president Goodluck Jonathan which they sold to traders. The cops had stolen six television sets, fridges, air-conditioners, Ijaw attires and designer suits from Jonathan’s former residence in Gwarimpa which they sold to traders at the Pankera second-hand market in Gwarimpa, Abuja. The errant officers were dismissed after they were found culpable in an orderly room  trial. They are Sgts. Musa Musa, John Nanpak, Ogah Audu and Gabriel Ugah, a statement on…

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Wife Accuses Husband Of Trying To Rape 18-Year Old Church Member

An Idi-Ogungun Customary Court, Agodi, Ibadan, on Wednesday dissolved the 15-year-old marriage between Nike Adenekan, a prophetess and her pastor husband, Adekunle Adenekan, over attempt to rape church member. Nike filed a divorce suit before the court, seeking dissolution of her 15-year-old marriage to Adenekan, on grounds of telling lies, immoral acts and threat to life. In his judgment, the court’s President, Chief Mukaila Balogun, dissolved the marriage and gave custody of the only child of the union to the petitioner. Balogun restrained the defendant from further attending the petitioner’s…

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Buratai Charges Troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has charged Nigerian troops in the North East to always be alert as there was no time to rest yet. According to him, there are more tasks to be done in the effort to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists. Buratai gave the charge while addressing troops of the 3 Division Tactical Command in Damaturu on Wednesday. He advised the troops to work closely with other security agencies to ensure that the remnants of Boko Haram were flushed out of the…

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