Thursday, October 28

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FIFA Bans Nigerian coach Remi Amadi for two years
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FIFA Bans Nigerian coach Remi Amadi for two years

Coach of Cofine FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Remi Amadi has been banned for two years from all football-related activities by world football governing body, FIFA. FIFA's Disciplinary Committee conveyed this decision to the Nigeria Football Federation, while the NFF made this known in a statement on Tuesday. Amadi was found guilty of attempting to manipulate the outcome of a match seven months ago. According to the statement issued by the NFF, Amadi admitted to having attempted to manipulate the outcome or result of the match between Cofine FC and Bussdor FC as recorded in an audio conversation tendered as evidence. Based on its numerous findings, the NFF’s Disciplinary Committee earlier slammed a two-year ban on the erring coach and an N500,000 fine on Cofine FC. The statem...
We’ll bury rigging in Nigeria –INEC promises
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We’ll bury rigging in Nigeria –INEC promises

Nigeria's electoral body, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to put end electoral rigging using new technology. According to the Head of ICT, INEC office, Awka, Chukwuemeka Nnaji,INEC has devised what it called Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) as a way of reducing human interference in the electoral process. Speaking during a workshop for journalists on election processes and procedures for the 2021 Anambra governorship election, in Awka, he said; “The BVAS would help in accreditation of voters and to enable near real-time viewing of results. The all-in-one technology is a multifunctional integrated device that serves multiple purposes for different activities in the value chain of elections in Nigeria. This includes serving as the INEC V...
Nigerian govt can end banditry activities in Zamfara – Public commentator
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Nigerian govt can end banditry activities in Zamfara – Public commentator

A public commentator, Alhaji Abubakar Made has confirmed that banditry activities in Zamfara State can be addressed if the federal government of Nigeria is so willing to address the issue. According to him, the closure of main markets in Zamfara State can never end the banditry activities in the State until the government was ready to produce the logistics suppliers and sponsors. He said that even after closing of major markets, the market behavior in the state has drastically changed as buyers in the state are no longer patronizing the markets due to financial setbacks. He challenged the government officials to visit the entire markets and see if people were happy with the government or not. However, a market survey by this medium revealed that the the prices of foodstuff in Z...
Two arrested as suspected robbery gang lays siege on Kwara community
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Two arrested as suspected robbery gang lays siege on Kwara community

Two suspected members of a robbery gang have been arrested at Ga Adabata, Temidire, in Asa Local Government Area of Kwara State. They were arrested by local vigilante while others escaped. Spokesman of the Kwara State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Babawale Zaid Afolabi confirmed this to newsmen in Ilorin on Sunday. He said “there have been reports of nefarious activities of suspected armed robbers in some communities of Alapa town in Asa local government area of the state. “The robbers were fond of going around with dangerous weapons, attacking innocent people and dispossessing them of their belongings. “One of such attacks took place on Saturday night, some people were attacked with matchets and other dangerous weapons by hoodlums who carte...
Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa
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Two men who specialize in stealing and selling car batteries, copper wires arrested in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Vigilante Service (BSVS) has proposed the identification and registration of scrap dealers and scavengers operating within the State, after apprehending, one 18-year-old Matthew Izibefiezem, who specializes in stealing copper wires, which he subsequently sells to scrap dealers in Yenagoa metropolis. According to the chairman of the BSVS, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, after stealing the copper wires, the suspect sold it to a northern scrap dealer, Mr. Bubarak Abdulahi, who hails from Kano State. Explaining further, he said luck ran out of them, when the duo had a misunderstanding over price and payment, raising suspicion that led the Bayelsa state Vigilante Service their arrest on Saturday, October 9. Hon. Alagba said that as a result of series of complaints from resid...
Kaduna govt begins enforcement of motorcycle ban, tricycle restriction
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Kaduna govt begins enforcement of motorcycle ban, tricycle restriction

The Kaduna State Government on Saturday began the enforcement of the ban on motorcycles and restrictions of tricycles from 6 am to 7 pm. Recall that the state government had banned the use of motorcycles for commercial purposes, or riding to work, and also placed restrictions on tricycles. Tricycles will only be allowed to operate from 6.00 am to 7.00 pm. The government said the order which takes effect from September 30, 2021, was to curtail the activities of bandits. The enforcement on the ban of motorcycles for transportation or commercial purposes applies to everyone, including law enforcement agents who ride their motorcycles to their various places of work. Many workers, businessmen, and women, including law enforcement agents; police, NSCDC, immigration, Nigeria Correcti...
CBN Postpones eNaira launch
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CBN Postpones eNaira launch

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the postponement of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), known as eNaira originally planned to be launched on October 1, Nigeria's independence day. Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, September 30, CBN spokesman, Osita Nwanisobi, explained that the CBN decided to postpone the launch, due to Nigeria's independence celebration. The statement was titled, “CBN defers eNaira launch to mark Independence Anniversary” It read in part, “Ahead of the anticipated launch of Nigeria’s Central Bank Digital Currency, known as eNaira, the Spokesman of the Central bank of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Nwanisobi, says the planned unveiling on October 1, 2021 has now been deferred due to other key activities lined up to commemorate the country’s...
Day of Mourning: Ndigbo asked to observe minute of silence
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Day of Mourning: Ndigbo asked to observe minute of silence

As part of the activities to mark the Igbo Day of Mourning, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has asked Ndigbo to observe a one-minute silence at noon today, September 29, 2021. This was contained in a statement signed by the Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. DAILY POST had reported that in the place of the Igbo Day Celebration observed annually, Ohanaze had said Igbo Day of Mourning would be observed today. Isiguzoro said “the lives of many Igbos have been wasted either by Fulani herdsmen or security agencies and that is why we have chosen today to honour all those who have paid the supreme price. “I, therefore, call on all Igbos, at home and in the diaspora, to observe a one-minute silence today, September 29, 2021 at noon. “Whether they are in the office, business p...
Farmers in Katsina state lament as bandits prevent them from farming
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Farmers in Katsina state lament as bandits prevent them from farming

Farmers in Katsina state are lamenting about the activities of bandits which prevent them from going to their farms to cultivate food items. In an interview with DailyTrust, the farmers say bandits storm their farms to either abduct them, kill them or tax them before they can even cultivate on their farms. A report by DailyTrust states that every household in Batsarin-Alhaji had to pay N500 to the bandits from the last farming season. Thereafter, the bandits demanded that the villagers supply them with fertilizer. The villagers had to tax themselves to purchase the fertilizer. Sa’adu Nuhu Batsari, 65, a large-scale farmer told the publication he stopped tilling three of his farms of 20 hectares each for over two years due to insecurity, lamenting that the heightened banditry is ...
Aregbesola absent as Osun decorates Oyinlola, Akande, military adminitrators
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Aregbesola absent as Osun decorates Oyinlola, Akande, military adminitrators

Former Governor of Osun State, who is also the current minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, was absent as the state honoured all past governors, including military administrators of the state. The state also honoured philanthropists and industrious citizens who have contributed to the state and the nation at large. One of the high points of the event was the decoration of the former military administrators and governors of the state since its creation in 1991 by the incumbent, Governor Gboyega Oyetola. Governor Oyetola was in turn decorated by former Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola. However, the late Isiaka Adeleke, who was the first civilian governor of the state, was also honoured with a minute silence. The event was part of the activities to celebrate 30 years Osun State w...
CAF reduces Enyimba captain, Austin Oladapo’s ban to six months
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CAF reduces Enyimba captain, Austin Oladapo’s ban to six months

Enyimba captain, Austin Oladapo, has seen his one-year ban cut down into half by the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Oladapo was handed the punishment for testing positive to prednisolone after a test was conducted in May. The initial ban meant the midfielder would stay away from all football-related activities until July 2022. But following an appeal, he has now been cleared to return on January 5. Oladapo had insisted that any trace of the substances found in his sample, would have been from Covid-19 medications he was taking at the time. Arising from its hearing, a statement from the CAF Appeals Committee reads, “The Board has decided to reduce the sanction of player Oladapo Augustine from one year to six (6) months. There...
Hotel Rwanda’ film hero, Paul Rusesabagina found guilty on terror charges
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Hotel Rwanda’ film hero, Paul Rusesabagina found guilty on terror charges

Paul Rusesabagina, the 'Hotel Rwanda' hero who became a fierce government critic, has been found guilty on terror charges . The 67-year-old was convicted of backing a rebel group blamed for deadly gun, grenade and arson attacks in Rwanda in 2018 and 2019. 'He founded a terrorist organisation that attacked Rwanda, he financially contributed to terrorist activities,' Justice Beatrice Mukamurenzi said at the end of a seven-month trial on Monday, September 20. Rwandan prosecutors have sought a life sentence for Rusesabagina, the former hotelier credited with saving hundreds of lives during the 1994 genocide, and whose actions inspired the Hollywood film. Rusesabagina and his lawyers were absent in court for the verdict, although the 20 other defendants in the case attended. ...
Sit-at-home: Commercial activities return to Owerri as residents conquer fear of attack
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Sit-at-home: Commercial activities return to Owerri as residents conquer fear of attack

Commercial activities on Monday returned to Owerri, the Imo State capital, as roadside traders, pharmacies and vehicles flooded the roads. A DAILY POST correspondent who visited major parts of Owerri on Monday observed that banks, shops and major markets were open for business compared to previous Mondays, whereby residents stayed indoors out of fear of being attacked by hoodlums in the guise of enforcing an already canceled sit-at-home order. Our correspondent gathered that many government workers at the state secretariat, businesses, like fast-food centres, artisans, roadside traders, supermarkets and mobile food vendors operated freely. A food vendor at IMSU junction, while reacting to the development, told our correspondent that her business has suffered so much since the decl...
Okon Lagos Slams Corrupt Politicians and Yahoo boys
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Okon Lagos Slams Corrupt Politicians and Yahoo boys

Actor Bishop Umoh a.k.a Okon Lagos has lashed out at online fraudsters popularly known as yahoo boys and corrupt politicians over their activities. Okon Lagos asked yahoo boys on his list to unfollow him again as they are no Robinhoods, because the super rich people are beyond their reach. He stated that these online fraudsters steal from the poor, lower and upper middle class, and drive them into suicide or contemplation of it. Also addressing corrupt politicians, the actor accused them of stealing the collective commonwealth of the poor people they were elected or appointed to lead and provide for. Okon Lagos further prayed that the days of these corrupt politicians turn out dark, short, slippery and thorny. He wrote;   Also to ALL th...
Police Break Silence On Alleged Murder Of Fresh UNIUYO Graduate
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Police Break Silence On Alleged Murder Of Fresh UNIUYO Graduate

Daily Post reports that the Akwa Ibom State Police Command has reacted to the alleged murder of one Kubiat Isaac, a fresh graduate of the University of Uyo, by its personnel. Late Isaac, who was awaiting his NYSC call up letter by November, was said to have been arrested at Eni stores by the police around 7pm on Wednesday over suspected activities of cultism and armed robbery. He was also said to have been tortured to death by the said officers the same night. But the Commissioner of Police, CP Andrew Amiengheme in a press statement on Saturday, ordered full scale investigation and the arrest of the Assistant Superintendent of Police who carried out the arrest. The Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, who signed the statement said the commissioner has ord...
Lekki is now the hotbed of Cybercrime- EFCC
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Lekki is now the hotbed of Cybercrime- EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has said that Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle-class area of Lagos Metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud. A statement released by the agency says data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021, indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates. Between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests. While the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 conv...
Broda Shaggi, Iyabo Ojo and Akpororo Turn Up with the Infinix Note10 Nationwide Caravan Tour
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Broda Shaggi, Iyabo Ojo and Akpororo Turn Up with the Infinix Note10 Nationwide Caravan Tour

Earlier in June this year, Infinix unveiled the Note 10 series in a remarkable online launch featuring top celebrities and incredibly engaging activities. Now, it turned out to be an even more exciting experience with the caravan campaign tour. The event kicked off in Lagos at FINET in Ikeja and at the NYSC Camp in Lagos. Popular entertainer, Broda Shaggi was present to kick-start the fun as the celebrity host of the event. Iyabo Ojo was live on tour as the Travel with Infinix van stormed the city of Ibadan. Trust her to bring all the vibe and energy to the show with music, dance and an unboxing of the Note 10 device. She announced the winners of the raffle draw and took pictures with them at the booth. Fans had the opportunity to experience the wonderful features of the phone like...
Jonathan, Buhari under scrutiny in tough debate over insecurity
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Jonathan, Buhari under scrutiny in tough debate over insecurity

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has been criticized for saying Nigeria is winning the war against terrorism. Mohammed is accused of being economical with the truth by stating that the current government is winning the war against terrorism. The minister had said the issue of insecurity regarding insurgency under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is better if compared to President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Speaking with BBC, the minister maintained that the situation was worst under the Jonathan-led government. He pointed out that the “entire Northeast was a no go area” as schools, markets and hospitals were closed down due to insurgency activities.
Warri Kingdom Royal Coronation is indeed set for Saturday
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Warri Kingdom Royal Coronation is indeed set for Saturday

Warri Kingdom bustles with activities in the eventful days counting down to Saturday, 21st of August 2021, when Omoba Emiko Tsola, the Olu Designate, becomes the 21st Olu of the Warri Kingdom. As the historical event draws near, eye-witnesses describe the intensive preparations in the city, all the way from the Warri Mainland right to the coronation site at Ode-Itsekiri Island. There are exciting conversations regarding the attractive renovations, heavily-branded streets and exquisitely decorated edifices. Airport shuttles can be observed plying to and from fully-booked hotels that are packed with guests from near and far. Coming off the heels of Prince Tsola Emiko recently completing his Idaniken Rite of Seclusion, indigenes are anticipating their 21st Olu. Locals and noblemen al...
El-Zakzaky: Military task force bans planned protest by Shiites in Jos
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El-Zakzaky: Military task force bans planned protest by Shiites in Jos

The military task force responsible for the maintenance of peace in Plateau State, code-named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has banned a planned protest by members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The OPSH said an intelligence report available to them indicates a planned protest by members of the aforementioned group. The military task force equally said the protest which is planned to hold nationwide including Plateau State is scheduled for Friday 20th August, 2021. It was also gathered that the protest, according to report, is due to the health challenges of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. The Military Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, said, while acknowledging the rights of ...
COVID-19: Nigerians urged to embrace e-commerce
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COVID-19: Nigerians urged to embrace e-commerce

Nigerians have been encouraged to look towards the area of e-commerce to assuage the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. An economic expert, Amb. Ubong Brownson who stated this in a media interaction on Tuesday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, urged Nigerians to diversify their streams of income by cashing into online businesses as the third wave of COVID-19 is taking a toll on the economy. The Expert, however, warned them not to fall prey to investing in an online business without products to sell saying that such platforms are mere pyramid schemes or ponzi and would not be sustained. He said “The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world. As bad as the pandemic has been and the losses it brought because of the lockdown to some nations economies, it also became an eye-open...
IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom
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IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom

IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced a total lockdown of social and economic activities every Monday starting from August 9 in the South-East region of the country. According to the group, the sit-at-home protest will be observed weekly to demand the freedom of its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for a month. The separatist group made this disclosure in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, made available to SaharaReporters on Friday. In the statement titled, ‘IPOB Declares Indefinite Sit-At-Home Every Monday From August 9, 2021, Until Nnamdi Kanu Is Released’, the group referred to the planned weekly protest ‘ghost Mo...
Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado
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Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado

A Kano State High Court, on Friday, July 23, restrained the House of Assembly from investigating the suspended Executive Secretary of the State’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCAC), Malam Muhuyi Rimin-Gado. The PCAC’s Executive Secretary, Rimin-Gado, on July 22, filed a motion exparte which urged the court to restrain Kano State House of Assembly (KSHA) from investigating the activities of his commission, Daily Trust reports. Rimin-Gado, through his counsel, Mr MK Umar, had prayed the court to restrain respondents from taking any further step pending hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. At the resumed hearing on Friday, July 23, Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji granted Rimin-Gado’s prayers and restrained the respondents from investigating the activi...
Katsina And Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivities
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Katsina And Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivities

According to a report by The PUNCH, the Katsina and Daura Emirates councils in Katsina State have suspended public activities for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir, citing security reasons. Activities affected are public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumin Usman; and that of the Emir of Daura, Faruk Umar. The two emirate councils, however, implored residents in the two councils to use the Sallah period in offering prayers for peace in the state and in the country. In May, the Emir of Daura had suspended activities marking the end of the Ramadan fast in the emirate council, also for security reasons. The royal father rather directed district heads to join the people in their domains to pray for peace in Nigeria. Concerning the late...
Ibadan Polytechnic Shuts School Over Insecurity In Oyo
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Ibadan Polytechnic Shuts School Over Insecurity In Oyo

According to SaharaReporters, the management of the Polytechnic Ibadan on Sunday suspended all activities at the institution over rising insecurity in the state. A statement by the public relations officer of the institution, Adewole Soladoye which was signed by the registrar, Mrs Modupe Theresa Fawale, said it is "to monitor the security temperature within the institution and its environment." According to the statement, all public activities including conferences, seminars, and workshops in the institution and its environs have been suspended. The statement reads, "The Authorities of The Polytechnic, Ibadan have suspended all public activities including conferences and seminars and workshops in the Institution and its environment until further notice apart from the ongoing...
18 Al-Shabab militants executed after court sentence
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18 Al-Shabab militants executed after court sentence

Eighteen Al-Shabab militants were executed on Sunday in Galkayo town of Mudug, the Puntland State of Somalia, after being sentenced to death earlier by the court. The Chairperson of Puntland state court, Mohamud Abdi Mohamed, said that the court proceedings followed through different stages before the execution. “Puntland State Court of Armed Forces executed 18 al-Shabab militants this morning. “The convicts were all behind the killings of many of our important people here. “The court took the right action against them,’’ Mohamed said. Al-Shabab militants has carried out a series of assassinations and bombings in Galkayo and other parts of the Mudug region. NAN reports that Puntland officials have vowed to bring to justice any member of the terrorist group or those who en...
#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’
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#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’

The Lagos state government's Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appeared before the state's Judicial Panel on Police Brutality on Tuesday, June 22, where he said most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 20202, were from machete cuts and stampede. The Cable reports that Muri-Okunola had come to the panel to present a timeline of the activities of the Lagos state government during the #EndSARS protests, including the Lekki tollgate shooting. He said that during the protest, the state government had set up an ad-hoc committee, referred to as the incident command centre, to monitor the security situation in Lagos. Muri-Okunola told the panel that a day after the shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-O...
Osun APC overrules self, voids Alimi’s suspension
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Osun APC overrules self, voids Alimi’s suspension

The suspension of Kolapo Alimi, a two-time commissioner and member of The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group within the All Progressives (APC), has been overruled and declared null and void by the APC State Caretaker Committee. The notice of the nullification was contained in a press release signed by Adegoke Ogunsola, APC State Legal Adviser, and made available to DAILY POST on Saturday in Osogbo, the state capital. In the press release titled, “Re: suspension of Barrister Kolapo Maruf Alimi From All Progressives Congress (APC)”, the legal adviser stated that the party observed that the procedure laid down in Article 21 of the APC Constitution, which regulates the decision of the party to suspend its members found guilty of misconduct and anti-party activities, was not strictly follow...
Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for conning woman out of over N7m in love scam
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Nigerian man arrested in Malaysia for conning woman out of over N7m in love scam

A Nigerian man has been arrested in Malaysia for allegedly conning a 49-year-old woman out of her RM78,000 (N7,825,021.75) savings.   State Commercial Crime Investigation Department (CCID) chief Superintendent E Sundra Rajan in a statement on Tuesday, June 15, said the 38-year-old suspect was arrested during a raid at a condominium in Jalan Tun Razak in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, June 13.   He said the suspect was believed to be involved in Love Scam activities and had used the name Mahmudin Jafaardi on Facebook.   "Investigations found that the suspect is believed to be carrying out the activity along with other criminal associates and efforts to track down the other individuals are underway," he stated.   "The suspect, during interrogation, claime...
US Conglomerate Huffine Global Solutions Partners with Del-York International
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US Conglomerate Huffine Global Solutions Partners with Del-York International

Huffine Global Solutions` (HGS) CEO, Edwin Huffine, is pleased to announce that HGS has entered into a collaborative partnership with Del-York International. The formal agreement took effect on May 12, 2021, to conceptualise and execute projects in Nigeria and across Africa, building on the strength of both companies in fostering excellence and promoting sustainable and environmentally-friendly development.   The US conglomerate employs the most modern technologies to transform the natural resources of nations into sustainable health and prosperity for their people, and supports US-based businesses that wish to increase the scope of their activities and international sales. HGS is a group of cultural interpreters and pioneers that have developed an array of different strategies and ...
EFCC arrests father and son for alleged internet
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EFCC arrests father and son for alleged internet

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is grilling a father, Isa Bola Bakare, and his son, Malik Giles Bakare over alleged conspiracy on computer-related fraud. They were apprehended for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence and retention of proceeds of unlawful activities. Malik was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Police, Force CID, Alagbon in Lagos on May 31, 2021, and handed over to the EFCC. In a statement on Wednesday, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said Malik acted as a “middleman”. “He connects internet fraudsters around the globe with pickers, and receives some percentage on every successful transaction”, it read. During preliminary investigation, the father appeared at the EFCC to claim the N46 million Range Rover SUV recovered from Malik. ...
Olu of Warri designate to be crowned on August 21
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Olu of Warri designate to be crowned on August 21

The Olu Advisory Council of the Itsekiri kingdom in Delta state has announced August 21 as the date for the crowning of the Olu-designate, Prince Utieyinoritsetsola Emiko in Ode-Itsekiri, Warri South council area of the state Disclosing this to newsmen today May 27, the acting chairman of the Olu Advisory Council and Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Amatserunleghe, said the choice of Emiko as the new monarch came after a “rigorous process, which included a painstaking search within and amongst the descendants of the last three Olu’s, as required by tradition, custom and extant laws “as well as several consultation and eventual confirmation by the Ifa oracle” Chief Amatserunleghe, who is also the chairman of the Warri Council of Chiefs, also announced that the final rites ...
Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Ondo
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Two Suspected Kidnappers Arrested in Ondo

Two suspected kidnappers have been arrested in Akoko area of Ondo state by security operatives including hunters. One of the two suspects was nabbed inside the forest in Ikaram Akunu axis while efforts were on to rescue two farmers who were kidnapped last week. He reportedly appeared as someone with mental disorder but spoke fluent English during questioning about his activities in the area. When searched, ATM cards, soap box, black dresses and black underwears were discovered on him. A source told The Nation that the second suspect was arrested at Ajowa Akoko and an army identity card was found on him Ondo Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the arrest and also said they've intensified effort to rescue the two farmers.
Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council
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Governor Uzodinma sacks 20 commissioners, dissolves State executive council

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state on Wednesday May 12, sacked 20 commissioners and also dissolved the state executive council. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba who made the announcement on behalf of the Governor, told newsmen that the decision was taken to rejig the activities of the state government after one year in office. Only eight commissioners were left to carry on with their activities and they are the commissioners for Health, Information, Tourism, Women Affairs, Works, Finance, Youths and the Ministry of Technology.
Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return
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Confusion Grips Sports Sector as COVID-19 Restrictions Return

The Nigerian sports sector has been thrown into confusion following the Federal Government’s announcement of new COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, The PUNCH reports. The FG re-introduced a nationwide 12am to 4am curfew as part of efforts to curtail further spread of COVID-19, while mass gatherings in public spaces have been restricted to 50 people at any given time. A member of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr Mukhtar Mohammed, added that “indoor recreational facilities and gyms remained closed until June 11, when the situation will be reviewed while non-contact outdoor sports such as golf, polo and tennis among others are not affected.” Last year, sporting activities were grounded to a halt globally during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, with sports in ...
‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos
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‘It is a Lie”- IPOB Denies Plans to Attack Lagos

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied claims that its members are planning to attack Lagos State. On Monday, May 10, the Lagos state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu at a security meeting with the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the command has received intelligence that some members of the secessionist group were planning to attack the state as some of the members have done in some states in the South-South and South-East regions. “The threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put on the radar of the command intelligence gathering and other security services in the State. Strategies are being put in place to neutralise their activities. The Command is using this medium to solicit the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all t...
No adequate satellite to monitor bandits- National Space Agency DG, Halilu Shaba, says
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No adequate satellite to monitor bandits- National Space Agency DG, Halilu Shaba, says

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has said that inadequate satellite and other facilities inhibit the agency's efforts to monitor the activities of bandits and other criminal elements operating in the country. The newly appointed Director-General of the Agency, Halilu Shaba, disclosed this to newsmen at a media parley in Abuja today May 6. According to Shaba, the bandits have become sophisticated in their operations and waves received by the agency from remote areas shows the bandits no longer use Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phones, but walkie-talkie. “The Satellite is not static where the insurgency is taking place. That is why one satellite is not adequate. What Nigeria has tthere are some two satellites doing two different things. ...
Mortein, Ogun State Govt Join Forces to ‘Fight To End Malaria
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Mortein, Ogun State Govt Join Forces to ‘Fight To End Malaria

In continuation of its fight against Malaria and as part of activities marking this year’s World Malaria Day, Reckitt Nigeria, makers of Mortein insecticide Brand, has introduced it’s “Mortein Fight to End Malaria” campaign, and joined forces with the Ogun State Government to support in the education and awareness of malaria prevention in Nigeria. As part of the partnership with Ogun State, the drive to eliminate malaria is designed to be achieved through several platforms: On-ground market and Community engagement activities, Digital Education and Radio engagement. Going forward, the partnership also expects to evolve to include various other initiatives including sustained efforts through malaria programmes in schools. The campaign which saw the brand and the ministry evacuate ...
South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region
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South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region

To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU. The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after the meeting, said the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state. Read the full text of the communique below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 202...
Woman with Guiness World Record for Longest Fingernails Cuts Them after nearly 30Years
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Woman with Guiness World Record for Longest Fingernails Cuts Them after nearly 30Years

The woman who holds a record for having the longest fingernails in the world has cut off her nails. Ayanna Williams, who lives in Houston, Texas, broke the Guinness World Record for the world's longest fingernails in 2017, when they measured nearly 19 feet long. She finally cut her nails over the weekend, after nearly 30 years of not cutting them. Before getting them cut, she measured it one final time and it was 24 ft, 0.7 in. It took her three to four bottles of nail polish and over 20 hours to do her manicure prior to cutting her nails. Williams had her nails cut at a dermatology office in Fort Worth, Texas, where an electric rotary tool was used for her first nail cut since the early 1990s. "With or without my nails, I will still be the queen," Williams ...
NDLEA Intercepts Over N2bn Worth of illicit Drugs at Lagos airport
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NDLEA Intercepts Over N2bn Worth of illicit Drugs at Lagos airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted illicit drugs worth over N2billion at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos and three suspected traffickers were arrested. A statement released by the spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, states that one of the suspects, Aniede Chimezie Bright was arrested on Sunday 28th March 2021, during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Marroc, with 7.1 Kg of Methamphetamine carefully concealed in food spices and packed in a Swiss polo suitcase. The illicit substance was bound for Spain with a street value of over N2 billion. According to the Commander, MMIA Command of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Garba, “Unarguably, the closure of borders occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic is respons...
Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow
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Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered the suspension of a traditional chief, Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, all youth groups and their activities, over the gruesome murder of a widow. LIB reported that Mrs Becky Shaade Aondozungwe Nyihemba, was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Govt Area on March 5, 2021. The widow, a nurse by profession, had a week earlier raised the alarm about threat to her life by unknown persons for reasons she did not mention. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspension of the chief followed the crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen ...
Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna
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Armed Bandits Assassinate Fulani Community Leader in Kaduna

Armed bandits have assassinated a Fulani community leader in Doka, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Alhaji Lawal Musa, popularly known as Alhaji Maijama'a. The State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday March 21, said that late Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family on Sunday, March 21. Aruwan said that the deceased worked closely with with other community leaders towards the success of peace building efforts in Doka area of Kajuru. "He was on a motorcycle with his elder brother Alhaji Gide Musa when some assailants opened fire on them. Alhaji Gide Musa escaped with gunshot injuries, while the gunmen got hold of Alhaji Maijama'a and hacked him to...
Tributes Galore As UNIPORT Honours O.B Lulu-Briggs
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Tributes Galore As UNIPORT Honours O.B Lulu-Briggs

Activities marking the funeral rites for late business mogul, industrialist, and oil magnate, late High Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs began on Monday with the University of Port Harcourt organizing an Evening of Tributes, Music, Drama and Art Exhibition at the institution’s campus, Choba. It was an atmosphere of encomiums upon encomiums as members of the academia went down memory lane, detailing the impact the late Kalabari titleholder had on not just the University of Port Harcourt but humanity at large. The Acting Vice-Chancellor of UNIPORT, Professor Steve Okodudu in his tribute titled “Exit Of A Rare Gift To The University Of Port Harcourt And Humanity,” stated that the death of our “benefactor, patron, father and Alumnus is certainly a direct tragedy for the University of...
I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili
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I Fainted Three Times after I was Arrested – Suspected Kidnap Kingpin, Iskilu Wakili

Suspected kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili has said that he fainted about three times while being taken to the police station after his arrest on Sunday March 7. Wakili who has been accused of being behind killings, kidnapping and other criminal activities in Ibarapa, Oke Ogun, Oyo State, was arrested by a joint team of Ibarapa security operatives, including Oodua Peoples Congress, Vigilante, and other groups. Recounting his experience at the State Criminal Investigation Department at Iyaganku, Ibadan, Wakili said he was alerted by the women in his compound of the presence of those who arrested him. He said; “I told them to run for their lives, but I stayed back, lying down because I was sick and unable to run. “I fainted several times before we got there. From the police sta...
We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams
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We Monitored Wakili’s Activities For Months Before His Arrest – Gani Adams

Iba Gani Adams, the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland on Monday refuted the claim that members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) arrested an elderly man called Iskilu Wakili in a Fulani settlement at Kajola, in Ibarapa area of Oyo State. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Aare Adams described Wakili as a criminal who masterminded and coordinated several kidnap operations in the area before his arrest. He said Wakili only pretended as if he was blind after his arrest to arouse sympathy despite all the atrocious acts he and his gangs have committed for years. According to him, after his arrest, Wakili who was in Ogun state two weeks ago to purchase animal feeds for his cows walked by himself without support from anyone from his house to the vehicle where he was kept f...
FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers
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FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has sacked the Chief of Anagada, Malam Alhassan Musa, in Gwagwalada Area Council for allegedly aiding and abetting kidnappers. The Minister made this known on Tuesday, February 23, during an emergency meeting with traditional rulers and graded chiefs in the Federal Capital to discuss the rising insecurities across the Territory. Dr. Aliyu said the suspension was based on the confirmation of the security report made available to her. "Regrettably, we are starting this gathering with security report indicting one of the royal fathers in Gwagwalada Area Council. I don’t know how it will end, but we must begin to look closely at ourselves or activities," she stated. "Royal stools are now being bastardised by some traditional ...
Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari
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Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions to douse the tension across the country caused by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. The group pointed out that another civil war could break out if the government doesn't act. The northern youths said this in a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, Wednesday, Feb 17, in Kaduna. They said: "The Arewa Youth Forum is worried by the prevailing impasse and rising tension across the country precipitated by the quit notice given to Fulani herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the actions that had trailed that incident. "As it stands, owning to the actions of non-state actors and inaction of state actors, mainly the Federal Government and the sta...
I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle
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I Inherited Banditry — Governor Matawalle

Governor Bello Matawalle has stated that the issue of banditry was one of the challenges he inherited as Governor of Zamfara state. The Governor who met with President Buhari yesterday February 17 to discuss the security situation in his state, said there is peace in Zamfara after he initiated dialogue with bandits. Matawalle also disclosed that most of the people responsible for the criminality in Zamfara are not from the state. He said “I was called by Mr President and I am here to brief him on some issues pertaining to security in my state. “We discussed much about them and I briefed him. All the supports needed from him, he assigned all where to get all the supports. I appreciate his effort for making me proud of what he has been doing for the state. “In terms of se...
Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG
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Stop Giving Ethnic Colouration to Crimes – FG

The federal government has asked Nigerians to stop giving ethnic colouration to crimes. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola who said this as he received a delegation from the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 14 of the National Institute for Security Studies (NISS) on Friday February 12, averred that crime is evil to the nation and the morality of the African race and Nigeria in particular, abhors all forms of criminal activities. Aregbesola further asked the institute to think of how it could help Nigerians change the narrative of crime tied to a particular ethnic group and stop prioritising tension and heating up the polity unnecessarily. The statement read;   FG URGES NIGERIANS TO STOP ETHNOCISING CRIMES The Federal Government has called on Niger...

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