Lagos Abducted School Pupils: Still A Long Walk to Freedom

Indications emerged yesterday, that abductors of the six Senior Secondary School students of Lagos Model College, Igbonla, in Epe area of Lagos, have threatened to relocate the victims following a close call at their camp by security agents. The students were abducted 35 days ago. The magazine gathered that some security operatives attempted to sneak into a creek in Ondo State where the students were suspected to have been kept, weekend. But they met a brick wall as the speed boat they went in could not access the terrain, as…

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Ransomware returns via Ukraine

By Uche Mbah A devastating cyber attack has been under way in Europe and America, leaving trails of worry and trepidation in its wake. Called Petya Ransomware, this appears to be the second coming of the Cyber virus, which rogue programmers configured to lock down personal files in computers, while requesting for a $300 ransom before it can be released. Most times, the release of such file is not guaranteed even after the ransom has been paid. They demand to be paid in crypto currency, hence they leave no banking…

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Abducted Lagos School Kids: No Respite Yet

By Akinwale Kasali For over one month, the hope of rescuing the abducted Lagos School kids is still a long walk ahead, as there is no respite yet. Parents of the six abducted Senior Secondary School students of Lagos state Model College, Igbonla, Epe, were weekend, elated when rumours that their children would be released by midnight Saturday, filtered in. The magazine gathered that they waited patiently, without winking, from 11pm Saturday till 6am Sunday. But they were crestfallen when nothing was heard either from the kidnappers, their children or…

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FOU : Renewed Crack Down On Smugglers And Fraudulent Agents

Hameed Ali, Comptroller General , Nigeria Customs Service, throws his weight behind Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, Ikeja, as it makes spectacular seizures, translating to improved monthly revenue By Stephen Ubanna Officers and Men of the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, which oversees anti-smuggling operations and movement of goods in and out the seaports and airports in their area of jurisdiction comprising of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states in south west Nigeria has sent a signal to smugglers and importers with their clearing agents…

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CCT: Senate, Kwara Jubilate over Saraki’s Victory

  By Bayo Bernard On the first day of his arraignment in September 2015 Senate President Bukola Saraki predicted that the charges against him will not stand the test of time. Among other reasons the banker turned politician disclosed at the time that some powerful individuals who were unhappy with his position as Senate President and were out to rubbish him. “We therefore conclude that this is not an anti-corruption driven case and cannot be part of the moves aimed at fighting corruption. It is simply a pure malicious and…

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EFCC Gives Reason for Storming Sun Office

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says that its presence in the early hours of Monday, June 12, 2017 at the head office of the Sun Newspaper in Lagos was to ascertain the state of the assets of the publishing company which is subject of subsisting interim forfeiture order. Legal opinion as to whether the commission had the right to be at the property is however unclear as the newspaper maintains that the matter is still very much under determination in court. EFCC, however, says that its visit lasted for…

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AIG Imue Warns Port Criminals

By Bayo Bernard The first task of the newly appointed Assistant Inspector General, AIG of Police, Maritime Police Command, Pius Immue is to clean the Augean stables of the ports where miscreants and criminals operates without encumbrances. In spite of claims by various security agencies working in the Lagos ports for instance, men of the underworld still continue with their criminal activities unhindered. Major crimes existing in the ports include, forgery, burglary, document falsification and cargo stealing. Whereas these crimes are committed sometimes, in the full glare of security agencies…

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Senator Dino Melaye Protest in Kogi State Turns Bloody

No fewer than five persons were shot  at the Kogi State polytechnic gate, Lokoja where senator Dino Melaye was holding a protest against the state governmNo fewer than five persons were shot  at the Kogi State polytechnic gate, Lokoja where senator Dino Melaye was holding a protest against the state government. The protest which stated around 11am turned bloody when gunmen yet to be identified invaded the venue of protset.ent. The protest which stated around 11am turned bloody when gunmen yet to be identified invaded the venue of protest. The…

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Fayose Advises Men to Stop Violence against Women

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has warned men to desist from maltreating women and advised husbands to take adequate care of their wives. Fayose, who described women as the mirrors through which the society sees their husbands, said any man found beating his wife should be medically examined to ascertain the state of his mental health. He stated this during an interactive session with primary school teachers and local government workers in Ado-Ekiti. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, on Friday, said the governor also…

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EFCC Arraigns Three Ghost Workers Over N9.7 Million Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 arraigned the trio of Onukaogu Onyinyechi Esther, Ebenuwa Chinazo Jennifer and Onukaogu Joshua before Justice A. S. Adepoju of the FCT High court sitting in Wuse, Abuja, on a 13-count charge of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence. Esther allegedly abused her office while being a staff of Soft Alliance, consultants to the office of the Auditor General of the Federation on IPPIS between 2012 and 2013, to input her name and two of her siblings (Jennifer and…

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For London attacks, outrage isn’t enough

Once again, the world woke up to another gory story of an attack in London’s most popular bridge, The London Bridge. This came less than two weeks after the Manchester Massacre, where Salmon Abedi, a British-born Jihadist, murdered 22 Ariana Grande fans. it is also one day before the singer’s planned fundraising for the victims. This latest attacks is coming on the backdrop of the impending election in the United Kingdom. A white van was said to have veered off the road into the crowd of people walking along the…

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Ayade Angry Over Destruction

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State, yesterday, visited the Akim Police Station in Calabar, which was set ablaze by Naval men on Tuesday night during a squabble with policemen. Ayade, who went in the company of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa and the Commander NNS Victory, Commander Salihu Jubrin, said that the altercation between junior officers of the Navy and Police should not have degenerated to the loss of lives and called for immediate cessation to further violence. He said that acting President Yemi Osinbajo was expected…

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Pupils Abduction: Kidnappers Reduces Ransom to N600Million

After three days of being incommunicado, abductors of the six pupils of the Lagos State Model College, Igbonla, Epe, re-established contacts with some of the victims’ parents on Tuesday. The magazine learnt that the kidnappers had reduced the N1bn ransom earlier demanded to N600m and briefly allowed the parents to speak with the children to confirm their safety. Despite the parents’ pleas that they were poor, the gunmen were said to have insisted on N100m for each pupil. Our correspondent had reported that the gunmen stormed the school premises at…

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APC Primaries: No Peace in Sight, as Crisis Escalates

The bitterness that arose from the primary elections for chairmanship and councillor candidates in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, continued yesterday as aggrieved party members stormed the state party secretariat and sacked staff and officials present. Meanwhile, the casualty from the Monday council primary elections rose to two yesterday following the midnight killing of a party stalwart simply identified as Desokan Baba Owo. He was shot dead midnight of Monday in the Mafoluku area of Lagos in what was alleged to be a reprisal attack…

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Coup Rumour: Military Vows to Unravel Officers’ Culpability

THE military has put machinery in motion to investigate the motive behind recent alleged romance between its personnel and some politicians in the country. This came as the military declared that contrary to rumours in some quarters that some of its officers were planning a coup against the federal administration, there was nothing of such. The military said it was loyal and committed to President Muhammadu Buhari, declaring that any coup attempt from any quarter would not have the backing of the Nigerian Armed Forces, insisting that it was committed…

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Senate Orders IGP to Arrest Rampaging Herdsmen

The Senate, yesterday, ordered the Inspector- General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to, as a matter of urgency, arrest all criminal persons masquerading as herdsmen suspected in killings in communities, forests, and farmlands across the country. The Senate specifically ordered the IGP to apprehend the killers of Mr. Solomon Ejoh, who was allegedly killed by herdsmen at Ovre-Abraka, Delta State, on April 24, 2017, while trying to rescue his mother from their grip. As a follow-up to the orders, the Senate also resolved to constitute an ad-hoc committee to investigate…

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Ports: Security Beefed Up

By Stephen Ubanna With the intensified terrorist activities and proliferation of arms in Asia, Europe and North America  Security  have been beefed up at Nigeria ports to forestall importation  of arms into the country. They are further encouraged to put a close watch on what is coming into the  country through the port  because of the recent statement by Tukur Buratai, a Lt General and Chief of army Staff that politicians are approaching the military to take-over the government. Indeed , no military Coup had ever succeeded without Civilian sponsors.…

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Security: Experts favor Crime prevention to reactionary measures

By Chibuike Osuji Security experts converged in Lagos recently to jaw-jaw about the security situation in the country, as well as inculcate security consciousness into the younger generation. The target was to bridge the security lapses within the polity. Addressing students at the occasion, the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owosheni, insisted that for any society to develop politically and economically, the place of security is very vital. “Security is not solely for Uniform policemen or Military officers.As students, you must not steal, lie or cheat. Security emanated from the…

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Chocolate City Boss Sues Gov. El-Rufai for N10billion

Chocolate City boss, Audu Maikori, has instituted a N10bn lawsuit against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for gross violation of his rights. In the suit filed by his lawyers, Ballason’s Chambers, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Maikori prayed the court to enforce his fundamental rights against undue harassment and intimidation by the Kaduna state government, the state governor and the Nigeria police. The suit came up for hearing before the trial judge, John Tsoho on Tuesday. Maikori, a native of Southern Kaduna, had been at the forefront of…

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“We Are Taking the Fight to Criminals” -Oyo state Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude

By Bayo Bernard As a policeman Abiodun Odude has seen  it all. From a young police officer over three decades ago, he has risen through the ranks, serving as a pioneer EFCC staff, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos Commissioner of Police, Administration; department of finance and Admin, Force Headquarters, Abuja, to his current posting as Oyo state Commissioner of Police, he has lived up to his calling as a fine police officer. Widely traveled, Odude in this exclusive interview with the magazine narrates the…

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