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Border Closure: Navy impounds 1,425 bags of smuggled rice in Akwa Ibom

As the borders in Nigeria remain closed, the Nigerian Navy, Forward Operating Base, Ibaka, Mbo local government area in Akwa Ibom State, said it has seized about 1,425 bags of rice smugled into the state between 12th and 18th November 2019. The command also arrested 20 suspected smugglers within the period and seized four wooden […]

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Police confirm killing of Sen. Mantu’s relative in Plateau

The Plateau state Police Command has confirmed the killing of Alhaji Hashimu Mantu, a relation of Sen. Ibrahim Mantu in Chanso Village in Gindiri, Mangu Local Government. A statement by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Terna Tyopev said that efforts were ongoing to arrest the suspects to face the full wrath of the law. […]

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62-year-old caught with 2.66kg of cocaine, jailed

A Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a 62-year-old man, Nurudeen Aremu, to nine years in jail for trafficking in cocaine. Aremu was charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on three counts bordering on conspiracy and drug trafficking. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Aremu was first arraigned on […]

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Police smash armed robbery gang in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has smashed a gang of notorious armed robbers that usually operates within Udi/Agbudu/Ozalla Road axis of Udi Local Government Area. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, in a statement to NAN on Sunday said that the gang was smashed in the early hours of Sunday along the […]

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‘I defiled my two-year-old stepdaughter thinking she was my wife’ – Man confesses

One Iniobong Okon Moses of Ikot Amupe Obio Offot, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State who allegedly defiled his two-year-old step daughter said he committed the act thinking that it was with his wife. Iniobong revealed this when he was paraded in the police command headquarters, Ikot-Akpanabia alongside other suspects allegedly involved in incest and rape. The […]

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Two pastors, 5 others arrested in Akwa Ibom for alleged incest, defilement

Harris Emmanuel & Chioma Onuegbu – Uyo The Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom state command said it has arrested seven persons including two pastors for alleged incest and defilement, declaring war against perpetrators of the dastardly acts. The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Odiko MacDon in a statement at the weekend, in Uyo warned parents of […]

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Many feared killed as petrol tanker falls, explodes in Ogun [Video]

A petrol-laden tanker fell in the wee hours of Friday around Toll gate, Ota axis of Lagos-Abeokuta highway, while approaching Shoprite Store, killing yet to be identified number of people. The tanker, DAILY POST learnt, went up in flames immediately, destroying lives, vehicles, and properties. Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Traffic Compliance (TRACE) Corps […]

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2 injured in Tejuosho Lagos fire — LASEMA

Two persons were injured when fire gutted a storey building behind Tejuosho Market in Yaba, Lagos on Thursday, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The Director General of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, said that the fire, caused by power surge, was put out by rescue officials and Lagos State Fire Service. He said that […]

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Internet fraudster bags six-month jail

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal office, has secured the conviction of one Abolarin Kayode prosecuted for offences bordering on internet fraud and other related offences. Abolarin was convicted and sentenced to six months jail by a Kwara State High court sitting in Ilorin presided over by Justice Sikiru Oyinloye. The defendant […]

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EFCC docks man, son for alleged $108,000 fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos office, Wednesday, arraigned one John Isang and his son, Martins over alleged obtaining of $108,000 under false pretence. The duo were made to appear before Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja. EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. […]

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Hassana Sale: Kaduna State govt takes over medical bills

Hassana Sale was locked up by her brother for two years. Kaduna State Government said it would take full responsibility of Hassana Sale, the woman rescued on Monday after she was locked up for two years by her brother. Already, the mother of four has been admitted at the intensive care unit of Kaduna Psychiatric hospital. […]

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3 weeks after abduction of Unizik staff, kidnappers yet to reach family

Three weeks after suspected Kidnappers whisked away a staff of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Mr Emeka Chiaghana from his Nibo residence in Awka South Local Government Area, his abductors are yet to contact his family. Mrs Chiazor Chiaghana, wife of the abductee, who spoke with journalists confirmed that she has not been contacted by anyone since […]

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Two arraigned for allegedly snatching Naval officer’s handbag

The police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned two men in an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly snatching a Naval officer’s handbag. The police charged Abdullahi Gambo, 30, and Abubakar Adamu,34, with one count of theft. The prosecutor, Insp. Simon Uche told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Oct. 26 at […]

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Wetin we gain? A’Ibom oil communities ask

IN THE SHADOWS OF OIL AND GAS FLARES:Images of host communities in the Niger Delta region. …Oil multinationals pollute our rivers, lands, deny us jobs—Residents… demand functional medicare, education from govt By Chioma Onuegbu OIL communities in Ibeno Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, have grumbled that oil multinationals operating in their areas refused to provide […]

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Cattle trader in police net for allegedly defiling 10-year-old girl in Ondo

A 50-year-old cattle trader has been nabbed for allegedly defiling a minor in Ondo State. The cattle trader identified as Lawan Sule, who is already in police net, was said to have committed the crime at Sango cattle market in Akure North Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered the suspect, a trader, […]

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‘Western Union becoming a problem’

Some bankers said they were unaware of the alleged report that Nigerians are being defrauded through Western Union. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused bankers of defrauding Nigerians through western union. Some of the bankers, who spoke […]

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DSS arrests UDUTH staff, 4 others over alleged child trafficking in Kebbi

DSS Five suspects including a staff of Usmanu Danfodio University Teaching Hospital Sokoto (UDUTH) have been arrested by the Department of State Security (DSS) over an alleged sale of three children abducted from Zuru in Kebbi. Gov. Atiku Bagudu, who handed over the three children to their parents on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi, named the […]

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NDLEA arrests suspected drug kingpin in Awka

A suspected illicit drug kingpin said to have been on the wanted list of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has been arrested in Awka. The Anambra State Commander of the NDLEA, Mr Sule Momodu announced the arrest of the suspect, Mr Ekene Okoye alias Ezenwata, while speaking with journalists at the weekend on […]

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US Customs seizes Range Rover destined for Nigeria

A 2016 Land Rover Range Rover scheduled for export to Nigeria was seized by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for being undervalued. The exporter claimed the vehicle was worth $13,000 when in actuality, it is worth about $55,000. Such action is considered a violation of the US Federal Law and comes with […]

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Akwa Ibom Police confirms killing of guest in marriage ceremony, promises to fish out culprit

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command, on Friday confirmed that one Godwin Thomas was shot dead in a marriage ceremony at Ndiya Ikot Ukab in Nsit Ubium local government area of the state. The police said they must fish out the perpetrator of such act. It was gathered that the deceased, Thomas, was allegedly shot […]

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N30m Oil Deal: EFCC closes case against fake Adesina

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Five months after Jamiu Isiaka, a self-acclaimed herbalist was arraigned by the Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for allegedly defrauding a Korean National, Keun Sig Kim, the Commission has closed its case against the defendant. Isiaka is facing a sick count charge of fraud […]

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Green Card Scam: How American defrauded me of $145,000 ― Nigerian businessman

A Nigerian businessman, Mr Olukayode Sodimu, on Friday told an Ikeja Special Offences Court how an American and alleged serial conman, Marco Ramirez, defrauded him of 145,000 dollars in a green card scam. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ramirez is accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of defrauding five […]

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FCT Police arrest 42 suspects over rape, other criminal offences

The Nigerian Police The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday said it arrested 42 suspects over rape, kidnapping and other criminal activities in the territory. The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Command, Mr Bala Ciroma, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja. He said that 26 of the […]

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Unemployed pleads guilty to peddling 2.8kg cannabis

One unemployed Saheed Azeez charged with peddling 2.8kg of Cannabis sativa (marijuana), on Thursday pleaded guilty to the charge before a Federal High Court, Lagos. The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had filed the charge marked FHC/L/350C/2019  before Justice Muslim Hassan. The Prosecutor, Mr Jeremiah Aernan, said that the defendant committed the offence on […]

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ICPC misled judge to forfeit our N2.4bn ― Ex-PPMC boss, wife

Former Managing Director of the Pipelines and Product Marketing Company, PPMC, Haruna Momoh and his wife Eileen, on Thursday, said, a court was misled into temporarily forfeiting N2.4 billion said to belong to them. It will be recalled that on Monday, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered the interim forfeiture of the sum, […]