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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Jonathan Breaks Silence Over Theft At His Abuja House

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday gave more insights into the theft in his Gwarimpa residence in Abuja, saying the suspects stole all movable objects in the house. Jonathan, in a statement by his Media Aide, Ikechukwu Eze, in Abuja, noted that Nigerians were concerned about the vandalism and theft in the residence. The aide said the enquiries by journalists and other concerned Nigerians made it necessary for the former President to make some clarifications. He stated, “The theft was discovered last month upon which a report was duly lodged…

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Boko Haram Returns Amidst Fear

By Bayo Bernard Over 200 soldiers are ready to be deployed to Liberia under the ECOWAS peace keeping force Defense Headquarters has said. The development came on the heels of upsurge in Boko haram attacks in Borno state in the last few weeks.  Security experts insist that the dreaded terror group has continued to gain more grounds and that the military is currently under severe pressure. The prevailing situation however, runs against claims by the Nigerian Military that the terror has been technically defeated. Also claim that Boko Haram no…

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Smugglers Resort To Waterways To Beat Customs Personnel To It

By Stephen Ubanna Mohammed Aliyu, the Kwara-born Comptroller of Customs at Seme Command, a border town between Nigeria and Republic of Benin, came with a mandate to suppress smuggling activities in the land border station to enhance trade facilitation and improved revenue generation for the government. Aliyu provided all the necessary logistic support for his anti-smuggling men to do the work. Unknown to him, he was dealing with another elephant he did not much about their operational strategy. The deployment of Victor Dimka, the former Comptroller of the Command and…

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Magu, Governors shun anti corruption rally

The discredit of the Nigerian anti corruption commission, the Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, is beginning to take its toll on the acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, as he was said to have boycotted the Anti-corruption rally scheduled for the Northern region. Also absent from the rally are governors of Kwara, Abdufatah Ahmed; Kogi, Yahaya Bello; Niger, Abubakar Sani Bello; Nasarawa, Umaru Tanko Almakura and Plateau, Simon Lalong. The rally was said to have been organized by members of the entertainment industry, who have been having a running battle with…

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Aftermath of Burnt Banks: Lagos Police Command Says Trigger Happy Police Officer Arrested

The Lagos State Police Command said on Wednesday that it has arrested the policeman, who allegedly shot a tanker driver dead along Burma Road, Apapa. The command said 18 suspected hoodlums who allegedly caused mayhem in the area following the killing have also been apprehended. According to the command’s spokesperson, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, police received a distress call from the Chief Security Officer of a new generation bank located in the area which they responded to. “The caller said hoodlums were trying to take laws into their hands by setting…

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Governors Forum Set Up Committee on State Police

IN what may appear to be a tacit support for the restructuring of the country, the Governors Forum last night set up a six man committee to explore the option of actualising state police in the country. The committee which has representative from the six geo-Political zones of the country was mandated to come up with the best way of policing the country in view of the myriads of security challenges and its attendant lost of lives. This decision was reached after a closed-door meeting the governors had with the…

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Nigeria suspended by Egmont Anti corruption group

A major blow to the current anti-corruption war was given recently by an international group, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. The group is currently meeting in China. with this suspension, the group has effectively lent its voice to the push that the current Economic and Financial Crimes commission, EFCC, has lost it as far as anti corruption war is concerned. The current EFCC acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, has been having a running battle with the Senate, who rejected his nomination twice, and has insisted that the he be dropped…

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Customs Seize Cocaine Worth $920 Million

Customs officials in Hamburg presented a record haul of 3.8 tonnes of cocaine with a street value of $920m to the media on Thursday. The haul, which originated in South America, was displayed under tight security in a military barracks in the northern port city of Hamburg. The drugs, which were stacked before the press in colourful, shrink-wrapped plastic packages, were seized in three batches during customs operations in Hamburg’s harbour earlier in the year. The haul was the first time several tonnes of class `A’ drugs were seized by German customs.…

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28-Year Old Man Kills Parents, Siblings and 17 Others

Twenty-eight-year-old man admitted killing 19 people, including his parents and three children, when he went on trial in southwest China on Wednesday, the court said. After returning to his home village in Yunnan province on September 28 last year, Yang Qingpei murdered his parents when they refused to give him money, the Qujing City Intermediate People’s Court said on its official microblog account. Fearing he would be discovered, Yang then killed 17 of his neighbours and fled to Yunnan’s provincial capital Kunming, it said, adding that the murder weapon was…

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Angry Mob Set Two Banks Ablaze

By Akinwale Kasali Angry mob has reportedly set two banks in Apapa, Lagos on fire after a policeman attached to Diamond Bank on Burma Road allegedly shot dead some trailer drivers. According to reports, the mob also set a Sterling Bank branch on Wharf Road ablaze. It was gathered that the trailer drivers had indiscriminately parked in front of the bank. Angered by the killing and the bank’s refusal to hand over the policeman to them, the driver’s colleagues moved to set the bank ablaze, destroying properties and other valuables.…

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LASG Cancels Vacation Classes Due to Insecurity

Worried by rising kidnap and rape cases across the state, Lagos State Government has introduced measures during this vacation to forestall any possible ugly situation that may arise in public schools. The state government had in a memo to all permanent secretaries, tutors-general of the six educational districts in the state, asked them to stop all forms of vacation teaching for rest of the year. The government attributed the measure to ‘’present security situation and threats by kidnappers” in the state. A source at the state Ministry of Education, who…

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Fayose Writes Osinbajo, Demands Release of Panel Report on Alleged Corruption on Lawal, Oke

Ekiti State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has written to the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, demanding the immediate release of the report of the investigative panel on corruption allegations against the suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr David Babachir Lawal and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Mr. Ayo Oke. In the letter dated July 11, 2017 and received at the Acting President’s office on July 13, 2017, the governor also demanded that the Acting President must “act expeditiously…

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Epe Six: 49 Days of Trauma

By Oji Odu It’s now 49 days and the six kidnapped students of the Lagos Senior Model School, Igbonla, Epe, Lagos State, have not been released. It has, indeed, been 49 days of trauma for both the students and their parents, including concerned Nigerians who are now living in fear as nobody knows whose turn it may be next. Has the government failed? Has the society failed? High hopes and expectations by the parents of the kidnapped students and middlemen in the negotiation for the release of the students over…

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3 nabbed over Visa forgery

By Chibuike Osuji Three people have been nabbed by the special fraud unit of the Nigerian Police over forgery and visa racketeering. Simply identified as Segun, Ajasa and Olubunmi, the suspects, who were arraigned recently by the police, were arrested following several complaints by officials of the United States embassy in Lagos.Two of the suspects were held for issuance of fake visa documents while the third one, a lady, was arrested for colluding with others still at large for illegal business. The suspects claimed to be agents of the Embassy…

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