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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps
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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has accused the federal government of having an appetite to ‘suppress’ constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens in Nigeria, following its recent “declaration” of lifting the ban on the use of Twitter in the country. The caucus, in a statement released on Friday January 14 by its Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, stated the the constitution guarantees freedom of speech and opinion by Nigerians, including expressing such through social media tools like Twitter. The lawmaker stated that this freedom of opinion should not be subjected to partisan approval or regulation under a democratic rule. The statement read; “That is why at the wake of the ban on the use of Twitter in Nigeria in June 2021, the Minority Caucus in the House of Represe...
Soldiers didn’t kill four people and dump their bodies inside pond in Jos – DHQ
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Soldiers didn’t kill four people and dump their bodies inside pond in Jos – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters has debunked media reports of soldiers killing four people and dumping their bodies in a pond in Jos during a clampdown on looters of private properties in the state.   Coordinator of Defence Media Operations, John Enenche who described the report as malicious and mischievous in a statement released on Saturday October 31, said the soldiers attached to the Special Task Force (STF), Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) only arrested hoodlums who attempted to loot the residence of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on October 25.   Eneche said;   “Consequently, troops of the STF, OPSH, which are saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace and tranquillity in Plateau State and environs were immediately de...
Nigerians In America Write Trump, Seek Immediate Clampdown On IPOB
Politics

Nigerians In America Write Trump, Seek Immediate Clampdown On IPOB

A Forum of Nigerian Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia, has urged United States President, Donald Trump, to put measures to in place to stamp out the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) terror activities. These well-meaning Nigerians made this known in a letter jointly signed by Pat Alao- Moses and Moses Omotosho, its President and Vice-President, addressed to The White House on Friday. According to the professionals, the piece was necessitated by IPOB’s persistent threat to their compatriots in the US and other parts of the world. The group reminded President Trump of IPOB’s long-history of intolerance, disregard for constitutional authorities, bloodshed as well as failed attempts to constitute itself into a parallel government. It is on this premise the Nigerians called on th...
5 Million Emails Sent In 10 Days: Inside The World Of 78 Nigerian Yahoo Boys In America
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5 Million Emails Sent In 10 Days: Inside The World Of 78 Nigerian Yahoo Boys In America

An American online publisher focusing on the tech industry, TechCrunch, has revealed that a whopping five million emails were sent within 10 days by a group of 80 Internet scammers who were rounded up in an earth-shaking clampdown on fraudsters in the United States on Thursday. Out of the 80 individuals involved, 78 of them are Nigerians residing variously in the United States and Nigeria. A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Central District of California, Thom Mrozek, confirmed that the indicted persons were arrested during raids on Thursday — mostly in the Los Angeles area. “A total of 80 defendants are allegedly involved in the scheme,” the medium said of the early morning raids. The 145-page indictment, unsealed Thursday, said the 80 named individuals are c...
PDP Raises the Alarm over Arrest of Members
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PDP Raises the Alarm over Arrest of Members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised the alarm over the ongoing clampdown, arrest and detention of its officials and members in various parts of the country ahead of next Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls . This is coming as the party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has said the unprecedented crowd and overwhelming support for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by Nigerians at the party’s presidential campaign rally in Kano on Sunday clearly demonstrated that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost the support of the North-west. The PDP Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, while addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, said the party had also been informed of plots by the All Progressives Congr...
Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown
Crime

Yahoo Boys In Ibadan Go Into Hiding As EFCC Intensifies Clampdown

Internet fraudsters in Ibadan, Oyo State popularly regarded as 'Yahoo Boys' or 'G-Boys' have been going into hiding as the foremost anti-graft agency in Nigeria - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission continues its massive raid of their hide-outs. The EFCC stemmed up its harvest of the fraudsters across Nigeria with serious arrests recorded in Ibadan, Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ilorin and other major cities in the country this year thereby unsettling the scammers living flamboyant lives. One of the largest cities in West Africa - Ibadan, of late has become a safe haven for Yahoo Boys taking refuge in the suburbs of the city of brown roofs. The story seems to be different this year as agents of the EFCC have been raiding the fraudsters at different locations with their sus...
IPOB: Police Silent About Women Protesters Arrested In Imo State
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IPOB: Police Silent About Women Protesters Arrested In Imo State

Scores Of Women Remain Detained By Imo Police. The police in Imo State have refused to make comments on the women detained recently following their protest of the “disappearance” of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). It was gathered that the women were picked close to Warehouse junction in the state capital, on Friday after attempts by the policemen to disperse them with teargas were unsuccessful. When contacted, Andrew Enwerem, spokesman of the Imo state police command, declined to state the offence of the protesters. Asked why the police picked them up, he replied : “Go to Owerri prison, you are a reporter. Go to the prison and find out.” TheCable, however, told him attempts have been made to have access to the prison authorities but the reporter ...
Whatsapp Group Admin Lands In Jail For Spreading Fake News
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Whatsapp Group Admin Lands In Jail For Spreading Fake News

In a bid to reduce the spread of fake news in India and stop the mob lynching happening in India at an alarming rate the government have begun a massive clampdown on spread of fake news on social media including WhatsApp. This crackdown by the Indian police has already seen a 21 year old student who has already spent 5 months in jail for being the admin of a WhatsApp group in India for spreading what the police called “objectionable content”. It can be recalled that fake whatsapp messages has led to the lynching of many people in India for suspicions of child kidnapping and other reasons. Junaid Khan a student from the town of Talen in India’s central Madhya Pradesh state was arrested on February 14th following a complaint filed at the police station by some locals based on char...
Peter Odili’s Wife Justice Mary Begged Supreme Court Judges With N5bn For Governor Wike
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Peter Odili’s Wife Justice Mary Begged Supreme Court Judges With N5bn For Governor Wike

Revelations are pouring in about our justice is being sold by corrupt judges and justices in the highest level of our judiciary. Brilliant lawyers can no longer win cases any more. Only SANs who collect Billions from politicians who have looted Nigeria and bribe judges are winning cases. According to Sahara Reporters, they just obtained a full list of Nigerian judges facing a nationwide clampdown by the Department of State Security (DSS). Shocking revelations... The document, which formed the basis for the clampdown on the judges, contains explanations as to why the cleansing of the judiciary should commence with the judges. "Pursuant to the current administration's drive to fight corruption at all levels, and following public revulsion at some section of the judiciary on acts borde...

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