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Photos show Oxford High School shooter posing with gun before sharing countdown to the school shooting
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Photos show Oxford High School shooter posing with gun before sharing countdown to the school shooting

The 15-year-old shooter who opened fire on his Michigan high school was identified by authorities as Ethan Crumbley at a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Ethan shot and killed 4 students and injured 7 others when he opened fired at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Ethan carried out the shooting with a semi-automatic handgun his father purchased on Black Friday. He will be charged as an adult with one count of terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Old photos of Ethan show him posing with guns. The photos have now been widely shared following the shooting. One post, shared after his father bought the gun on Black Friday,  rea...
Hidden N19.3bn Kogi salary bail-out fund returned to CBN – EFCC
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Hidden N19.3bn Kogi salary bail-out fund returned to CBN – EFCC

The Economics and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has acknowledged the receipt of the sum of N19, 333,333,333.36 (Nineteen Billion, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Million, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-three Naira, Thirty-six Kobo) it recovered from the Kogi State Salary Bail-out account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc.   The commission had earlier announced that the Kogi State Government stashed the bailout funds released by the Federal Government in 2019 for payment of salary arrears owed civil servants in the state.   However, Kogi State Government had denied hiding the money, claiming that the said funds were disbursed since October 2019.   Kogi Commissioner of Informa...
#EndSARS: Many Nigerians don’t know Buhari can’t sack police officers – Fashola
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#EndSARS: Many Nigerians don’t know Buhari can’t sack police officers – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said that some Nigerians do not know that President Muhammadu Buhari can't sack police officers. The Minister who spoke on the topic ‘What can the president do for me?’ at the Yoruba Tennis Club annual lecture which held in Lagos on Friday November 5, said this in reaction to the #EndSARS protests of October 2020, which led to the disbandment of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).   Noting that many Nigerians do not understand governance structure, Fashola alleged that some of the protesters wanted the president to sack some policemen, including the inspector-general of police. He said; “At the onset of the protest against the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) when five demands were made in respect of the police ...
EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released
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EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly confiscated the passport of socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, who was arrested on Monday November 1, for alleged money laundering and tax fraud. Punch reports that the seizure of his travel document was to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation. A source in the commission however claims he is yet to be released. “Obi Cubana has not been released, he is still having quality sessions with investigators over alleged money laundering running into millions of naira and tax fraud. He will be released when he has satisfactorily responded to all questions relating to his involvement in various illegal deals. As part of investigation, his travel document has been tempo...
EFCC allegedly arrests Governor Ganduje’s wife
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EFCC allegedly arrests Governor Ganduje’s wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have reportedly arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over a bribery and land fraud case reported by her son, Abdulazeez Ganduje. Premiumtimes reports that Mrs Ganduje had earlier been invited to report to the EFCC’s Abuja headquarters on September 13 but she did not appear and the EFCC then threatened to arrest her. Sources close to her later said she travelled to the UK at the time to attend the graduation ceremony of one of her other sons. A person, who has the knowledge of the arrest but asked not to be identified, said “ told the publication she was arrested this (Monday) evening.” Abdulazeez had dragged his mum, Hafsat Ganduje, to the EFCC, sources familiar with the matter said, suggesti...
NDDC has been a cash cow for Politicians – Governor Wike
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NDDC has been a cash cow for Politicians – Governor Wike

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is now a cash cow for politicians in the country. Governor Wike said this during the commissioning of the Police Barracks SPU at Omagwa in Ikwerre LGA of the state on Tuesday, September 28. “NDDC has been a cash cow for politicians. You will see competition over who will be the Managing Director, Executive Director (Finance), Executive Director (Projects). These are people who will make sure money is available for politics. You have portfolio contractors from Abuja. Every now and then, the Managing Director will be running to Abuja.” According to Wike, the problem of the NDDC was not just the Niger Delta region but entire Nigeria. Making reference to the promise by the Minister of Nige...
Police arrest three female members of syndicate supplying fuel to bandits in Katsina
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Police arrest three female members of syndicate supplying fuel to bandits in Katsina

The Katsina State Police Command has arrested three female members of a syndicate supplying fuel to bandits in a forest in the state. Spokesperson of the command, SP Gambo Isah, who paraded the suspects at the police headquarters on Thursday, September 23, said they were arrested by a team of policemen on patrol along Katsina - Jibia road. The suspects are Dija Umar, 50; Ummah Bello, 45; and Nusaiba Muhammad, 16, all of Malali Quarters, in Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina. “The fact of the case is, the syndicate was arrested by a team of policemen on patrol along Katsina – Jibia road, concealing PMS in their travelling bags neatly, reasonably suspected to be supplies to the bandits hibernating in the fringes of Jibia forest," Gambo stated. "In the course of investig...
56 hotel lodgers arrested as EFCC operatives raid hotels in Ogun
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56 hotel lodgers arrested as EFCC operatives raid hotels in Ogun

Fifty-six hoteliers have reportedly been arrested after operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, raided three hotels in Abeokuta, Ogun State in the early hours of Monday, September 13. Premiumtimes reports that the operatives stormed the hotels at about 4am while most of the lodgers were asleep and raided the place, taking most of them into custody. A lady, who identified herself as Romoke Adisa, who witnessed the whole incident, told the publication; “We did not hear anything, it was when they put off the generator that we discovered that there was a problem. It was the cry of someone that we heard. Like six phones were taken in our room. bros they enter different residences in the midnight . The person I slept with escaped, but his vehicle was taken awa...
Ishaku tasks contractors to speed up ongoing projects before 2023
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Ishaku tasks contractors to speed up ongoing projects before 2023

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba has issued directives to contractors manning various state government projects across the state to speed up work. The directive which came through his Commissioner of Works, Irmiya Hammanjulde, is to ensure that the projects are ready and commissioned before the expiration of the governor’s tenure in 2023. The commissioner who stated this during an interactive session with journalists in Jalingo said the governor had vowed to complete and commission all ongoing projects before 2023, He said the governor plans to award more rural road contracts across the state, to allow for effective access to local agricultural commodities to boost the economy of the state. He said, “I have taken a tour across all ongoing road projects, the contractors ...
Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG
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Lebanese fraudster sentenced after pleading guilty; forfeits N100m, luxury SUV and iPhones to FG

Lebanese cyber criminal, Hamza Koudeih has been sentenced to one year in prison by a  Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Koudeih’s N100m which was hidden in the bank account of CHK Property Investment Ltd, is to be forfeited to the federal government alongside his luxury Mercedes Benz GLE43 SUV with Chassis Number: HJGEDGEBXHA063213, his two iPhones and a HP Desktop computer. The Lebanese fraudster was sentenced based on the plea deal he reached with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). When Koudeih was arraigned in November last year alongside his Nigerian co-defendant Kayode Philip, alias ‘Voice of the King’, they pleaded not guilty to a charge of engaging in cyber fraud and attempting to retain the sums of $6million and £1million in the Bank of China. T...
Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’
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Court Convicts Kaduna Undergraduate over Fake Dubai ‘Runs’

Justice Hannatu A.L Balogun of Kaduna State High Court sitting in Kaduna on Thursday, September 9, 2021 convicted and sentenced one Nehemiah Joel to four months in prison on a one-count charge of cybercrime. His journey to prison began when he decided to pose on social media as a female prostitute based in Dubai, United Arab Emirate, to defraud unsuspecting victims, mostly middle-aged men after assuming the identity of one Chloe Adler, a white hooker. Part of his gimmick was to request for payment for his services upfront before meeting with his clients. One of the charges filed against him reads ''That you Nehemiah Joel (M), sometime in August, 2021 at Kaduna within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court attempted to commit an offence and in such attempt ...
Anambra poll: APGA asks INEC to rescind decision to store non-sensitive materials in Owerri
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Anambra poll: APGA asks INEC to rescind decision to store non-sensitive materials in Owerri

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has expressed concern over plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to store non-sensitive materials for the November 6 Anambra State governorship election in Owerri, Imo State capital. The party urged the nation’s electoral commission to quickly rescind its decision. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Barrister Tex Okechukwu, and sent to DAILY POST on Thursday, APGA queried the rationale for taking such materials to Owerri when it could use the facilities of the Central Bank, Awka or other neighbouring states such as Delta and Enugu to store the materials. The party leadership said that it does not want to believe that INEC was up to something mischievous like rigging the Anambra ...
Twitter ban remains as Nigeria loses N220.36bn
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Twitter ban remains as Nigeria loses N220.36bn

The Nigerian Communications Commission has said the Twitter ban in Nigeria is still in effect as the commission is yet to receive the green light from the Ministry of Information to lift the ban. This was disclosed by the Director, Public Affairs, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde. The NCC had sent a memo to Mobile Network Operators and Internet Service Providers to block access to Twitter for the ban imposed by the Federal Government to take effect. This comes after some Nigerians had on Wednesday September 1, reported gaining access to the app without Virtual Private Networks on their laptops. It was gathered that the reported access to Twitter had only been on Internet Service Providers networks, and not through the mobile networks. A source in ...
Over 430,000 Nigerians Complete Voters card registration in 1 month
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Over 430,000 Nigerians Complete Voters card registration in 1 month

A total of 430,363 Nigerians have completed their registration for permanent voter card (PVC) after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) launched its online portal on June 28, 2021 for Nigerians to commence the registration process ahead of the 2023 general elections. The online registeration started ahead of a full physical registration exercise which commenced on July 26. The agency announced in a statement  on Monday, August 23, 2021 that over 2.2 million have already pre-registered online since June. 174,775 (7.9%) of the online applicants have completed in-person registration ongoing at State and LGA offices while the remaining 255,588 fully registered new voters applied directly at the physical offline locations. The agency added that Anambra State has the...
Why we Raided BBNaija star, Dorathy’s house – EFCC
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Why we Raided BBNaija star, Dorathy’s house – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has reacted to claims by former Big Brother Naija housemate, Dorathy Bachor, that her house was broken into by its operatives. Recall that earlier today, Dorathy took to her Instastories to call out the agency after its operatives allegedly broke down the door of her apartment in the early hours of today while on the trail of a suspected fraudster. Read here. Reacting to Dorathy's claim, EFCC in a statement released this afternoon, said its operatives broke into the house because they refused to open the door. The statement reads   The attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been drawn to a post on Instagram by one Dorothy Bachor, alleging that operatives of the Commission broke into her home in the ...
Police Service Commission sets up fresh panel to probe Abba Kyari
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Police Service Commission sets up fresh panel to probe Abba Kyari

A new in-house panel has been set up by the Police Service Commission to study the documents presented by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which indicted suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari in an international fraudulent scheme reportedly carried out by Instagram celebrity, Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi and his gang. Though Kyari was earlier probed by a Police investigative panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and headed by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, a new panel set up by the Police Service Commission to probe him is being headed by Barr. Tijani Mohammed, Director, Department of Police Discipline in the commission. The panel was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/Secreta...
Silento indicted for Murder in Connection to Cousin’s Fatal Shooting
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Silento indicted for Murder in Connection to Cousin’s Fatal Shooting

"Watch Me" rapper, Silento, has been indicted on four charges by a Georgia grand jury in connection with the shooting death of his cousin earlier this year. According to new legal documents, Silento, born Ricky Lamar Hawk, was charged with malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. The Atlanta MC, 23, was arrested in February for the murder of his 34-year-old cousin, Frederick Rooks. On Jan. 21, police responded to a 3:30 a.m. call regarding shots fired and found Rooks dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Silento was also arrested last August for assault with a deadly weapon after being accused of walking into an unlocked stranger’s home in the Valley ...
EFCC Educates Nigerians on how to properly write a petition to the agency
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EFCC Educates Nigerians on how to properly write a petition to the agency

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC this morning via its Facebook page, educated Nigerians on how to write a proper petition to the commission. According to the post, every petition should be addressed to the chairman of the antigraft agency. The petition must also have the name, telephone number and address of the petitioner as well as the title of the petition.  Furthermore, the petition must have an introduction and then the body of the complain which must have facts, documents and sources of information. The petition must also have a conclusion and then the name of the petitioner as well as the signature of the petitioner.
EFCC quizzes NIPC Executive Secretary, Yewande Sadiku, over alleged Contract fraud
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EFCC quizzes NIPC Executive Secretary, Yewande Sadiku, over alleged Contract fraud

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NIPC, Yewande Sadiku, was interrogated by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, over an alleged contract fraud perpetrated in the agency which she heads. Vanguard reports that the technocrat, who arrived at the headquarters of the anti-graft agency at about 11am on Monday, August 9, was questioned for abuse of office, bordering largely on contract fraud running into several millions of Naira and unearned frivolous allowances. “She is cooperating with interrogators and has volunteered statement but there is still a lot of grounds to be covered, ” the source said. When contacted, EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed her presence in the commission but declined further comment.
Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG
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Two Nigerian fraudsters forfeit over N200m, luxury cars and properties valued at N260m to FG

Judgment day finally came for two Nigerian fraudsters, Tobilola Ibrahim Bakare and Alimi Seun Sikiru as they lost cash and properties in upscale Lekki axis of Lagos to the Federal Government following their arrest and prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The forfeited assets include the sums of N196, 741, 216.82 and N7, 054, 852.01 in bank accounts; two vehicles, a Mercedes Benz E500 and a Toyota Hilux 2020. Others are; five bedroom duplex situated at Ibrahim Eleto Street, Osapa London, Lekki, Lagos, four bedroom semi-detached duplex situated at Ologolo, Jakande, Lekki, Lagos and another four bedroom semi-detached duplex in Southern View Estate, Mayor Court, Chevron Alternative Road, Lekki, Lagos. The two vehicles are valued at N30million while th...
Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman
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Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has said that the Ethiopian and Malawian electoral bodies are considering deploying some aspects of the tool in the INEC’s Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) in their local elections. Declaring open a retreat to review the operationalisation structure of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC), in Keffi, Nasarawa State on Friday August 6, Yakubu said the EMSC had become a vital tool in the monitoring, implementation and management of Nigeria’s electoral plans and activities. He part of EMSC's plan after it was first inaugurated in November 2015, was to build on gains of the last commission (2010-2015) in creating systems for the continuous and effective managem...
EFCC returns Recovered N244, 000 to 81-year-old Victim of Fraud in Edo
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EFCC returns Recovered N244, 000 to 81-year-old Victim of Fraud in Edo

It was praises, prayers and commendation for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,EFCC, on Wednesday August 4, 2021 as 81 year-old John Ederaro received a bank draft for N244, 000 from the Benin Zonal Commander of the Commission, Muhtar Bello, being monetary asset recovered on his behalf by the EFCC. Ederaro, who could not hide his joy, repeatedly thanked the Benin Zonal Commander as he received the bank draft. "I want to thank the EFCC for the good work they are doing for the people. EFCC is a father to the fatherless. I commend EFCC for the good work. They are really working to save the country. May God give the leadership of Commission more wisdom and strength; I am so happy because EFCC did not allow shame to be my portion. God bless the EFCC mor...
EFCC Interrogates Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations
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EFCC Interrogates Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki over corruption allegations

The Economic and financial crimes commission today July 31 invited and is currently interrogating former Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Saraki, who is a former governor of Kwara state, was invited for questioning over allegations of misappropriation of funds and money laundering. He arrived at the commission's office at about 2pm and is currently being interrogated. It is not clear if he will be detained overnight. As senate president between 2015 and 2019, Saraki spent a considerable time facing allegations of corruption and false declaration of assets. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in June 2018.
Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer
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Undergraduate bags one year in Prison for Impersonating US Military Officer

Justice Mahmood Abdulgafarof a Kwara State High Court has sentenced an undergraduate, Abdulsalam Oyeyemi to one year in prison for impersonating an American military officer to defraud members of the public. The Ilorin Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on July 29, 2021 arraigned Oyeyemi, 23, on a one-count charge bordering on impersonation and internet scam. Absulsalam pleaded guilty to the charge. Counsel to the EFCC, Aliyu Adebayo, led an operative of the commission to review the facts of the case. In the process, incriminating materials found on the defendant upon arrest were tendered and admitted in evidence. These include the defendant’s extra judicial statements, fraudulent messages printed out of his phones and the manager’s cheque ...
Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court
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Senator Odey Sacked by Appeal Court

Mr Stephen Odey, the Senator representing Cross River North has been sacked by the Court of Appeal. A three-man Appeal Tribunal headed by Hon. Justice Chioma I. Nwosu accepted the argument that member representing Obudu/Yala Federal Constituency Hon. Jerigbe Jarigbe of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), was the lawful candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the December 5, 2020 bye-election for the seat. The Court in consolidated suit No CAL/C/NAEA/SEN/167/2021, ruled the lower tribunal erred when it ignored Judgments of superior courts that earlier resolved Jarigbe as the rightful candidate of the PDP. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been asked to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to Odeh. The electoral commission was also ordered to iss...
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...
EFCC Must Investigate Hadiza Bala-Usman For ‘Looting’ NPA – PDP
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EFCC Must Investigate Hadiza Bala-Usman For ‘Looting’ NPA – PDP

A call has been made by the Peoples Democratic Party asking for the former MD of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman to be investigated. PDP alleged that Bala-Usman looted the NPA and must be investigated by the Economic and Financial crimes commission. Speaking in a statement issued on Thursday, PDP's Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan called on the EFCC to act fast. "The party insists that President Muhammadu Buhari should not just ‘ease out’ Bala Usman, but must go head to prosecute her over the alleged looting including revelations from the office of the Auditor General, which also unearthed the alleged stealing of unremitted deductions to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) amounting to N3,667,750,470. $148,845,745.04, Euro 4,891,449.50 and £252,682.14 d...
Oyedepo’s church allegedly sacks over 40 pastors for generating Low Incomes in their Branches
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Oyedepo’s church allegedly sacks over 40 pastors for generating Low Incomes in their Branches

A man who identified himself as a former pastor of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners Chapel, has claimed he and other pastors were sacked by the church for not generating enough money in their respective branches. Peter Godwin said in a video that he was employed as a pastor on the 28th of August, 2020, but on July 1, 2021, he and over 40 other pastors were invited and given sack letters. He said in the video: "Actually, by the special grace of God, our father in this great assembly, Living Faith Church received a mandate from the Lord to plant 10,000 churches in Nigeria and by the special grace of God, I was privileged to be one of the pastors that were employed on the 28th of August, 2020, that was last year. "So af...
Serie A club Spezia handed transfer ban for signing underage Nigeria footballers
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Serie A club Spezia handed transfer ban for signing underage Nigeria footballers

The Eagles were punished on Friday after a thorough investigation by football's world governing body The Fifa disciplinary commission has banned Serie A club Spezia from signing new players after they were found guilty of bringing several underage players from Nigeria to Italy. They have been banned from signing new players for four transfer windows, starting from January 2022 till the summer of 2023. In addition to the suspension, Spezia will also pay a fine of 500,000 Swiss francs.
Dare advocates independent National Sports Commission
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Dare advocates independent National Sports Commission

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday advocated an independent National Sports Commission to develop the sector. He stated this at a Public Hearing organised by the Senate Committee on Sports and Youth Development chaired by Senator Obinna Ogba. The bills considered were the National Sports Commission Establishment Bill 2020 and the Federal Sports University, Nkalagu, Ebonyi Establisment Bill 2020. Dare said, “We must set up a commission that is contemporary, one that can develop our sports in a deliberate way and radically depart from what we have before.” He added that the sports commission currently envisaged must be restructured in a way that would make it capable of doing the work of repositioning the agenda such as the ministry had mapped out in the...
Kano Assembly suspends chairman of state’s anti-graft agency
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Kano Assembly suspends chairman of state’s anti-graft agency

Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado has been suspended by the state house of assembly. Magaji was suspended for rejecting an accountant sent to the commission by the state’s Accountant General. This came after the lawmakers considered a petition from the Office of the Accountant General of the State in the Ministry of Finance, alleging that he refused to accept a Chief Accountant posted to the Commission.
South African court jails ex-President Jacob Zuma for 15 months for Contempt
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South African court jails ex-President Jacob Zuma for 15 months for Contempt

Former South African president, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after being found guilty for defying a court order to appear before an inquiry probing wide-ranging allegations of corruption during his tenure from 2009 to 2018.   This is the first time in South Africa’s history that a former president has been sentenced to prison.   Zuma, who wasn’t present for the ruling on Tuesday, June 29, was ordered to hand himself over within five days to a police station in his hometown of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal province or in Johannesburg.   Back in January, the Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma had to respond to questions from a judicial commission headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo. But the 79-year-old former intelligence operati...
Gunrunners Arrested in Katsina state
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Gunrunners Arrested in Katsina state

One Ibrahim Abdullahi has been arrested alongside three others for suspected gun running and supply to bandits’ camps in different part of the country. The sum of N3,445,000 and one AK47 rifle were also recovered from the suspects who were paraded on Friday June 25, by the state police spokesperson SP Gambo Isah. 40-year-old Ibrahim Abdullahi who was accused of being the ringleader, reportedly confessed to the crime, saying that he and his gang members had taken 6 AK 47 rifles to a notorious bandits’ leader, Tukur Rabiu, alias “NASHARME” hiding at Rijana Forest, along Kaduna – Abuja road and collected the said amount in return for the arms. Isah said; “Suspect also confessed to be gunrunning for one Abu Rade, a notorious bandit hibernating at Rugu/Dumburum forests of Katsina ...
Death Threats Won’t Stop Me, EFCC Will Prosecute Orji Kalu, Others – Bawa
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Death Threats Won’t Stop Me, EFCC Will Prosecute Orji Kalu, Others – Bawa

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has said threats to his life won’t stop him from prosecuting many pending cases under trial. Naija News reports that the EFCC chairman stated this Thursday while addressing journalists during the weekly ministerial chat at the State House in Abuja. He revealed that the commission will restart the prosecution of former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu. 100 days He disclosed that since his first 100 days in office, the anti-graft agency has been working on a number of proactive strategies including a special control unit against money laundering, established particularly to address non-designated financial institutions including car dealers, real estate, jewellery dealers, among others. Th...
EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, Recounts how a a Minister Connived with a Bank MD to Launder $37m
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EFCC boss, Abdulrasheed Bawa, Recounts how a a Minister Connived with a Bank MD to Launder $37m

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says an investigation by the commission has revealed how a female Minister connived with a bank MD to launder $37 million using the real estate sector which according to him is one of the biggest ways through which money is laundered in Nigeria. Speaking during an interview with Channels TV, Bawa said about 90 to 100 percent of resources are being laundered through the sector. Not disclosing the name of the accused Minister, Bawa said “One of the problems we have in the country is the real estate. 90 to 100 percent of the resources are being laundered through the real estate. Of course, they are being regulated but they are not enough in terms of how they give their returns to the Special Co...
President Buhari Arrives Lagos for Commissioning of Projects (video)
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President Buhari Arrives Lagos for Commissioning of Projects (video)

President Buhari has arrived Lagos for the commissioning of some Projects. He arrived Lagos in the company of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. He was received by the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and many other government functionaries. The President is expected to commission the 156km Lagos—Ibadan standard gauge railway line in Lagos, the first double-track standard gauge rail in West Africa, and the first Nigerian railway line to be started and completed by the same administration, since 1960. The Construction started in March 2017, and test-running commenced in December 2020. The Ebute Metta Station, known as the Mobolaji Johnson Station, is the largest railway station in West Africa with a holding capacity of 6000 passengers...
President Buhari to visit Lagos today Thursday, June 10
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President Buhari to visit Lagos today Thursday, June 10

President Buhari is expected in Lagos today June 10 for the inauguration of the 157 kilometre Lagos-Ibadan standard rail project at the Mobolaji Johnson railway station in Ebutte Metta. The President is expected to proceed to the Energy Nature Light Terminal of the Apapa Port to further commission the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project. President Buhari is expected back at the State House later on Thursday June 10, after the inauguration of the projects.
We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC
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We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 15 million voters found to have been duplicated records were deleted from its register between 2011 and 2021. In a keynote address titled “Technological innovation as an antidote for election rigging” at the 10th anniversary celebration of Blueprint Newspaper in Abuja, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who was represented by the Commission’s Director in charge of ICT, Engr. Chidi Nwafor revealed that the commission will launch an online voter registration portal on June 28, 2021 to reduce the stress associated with voter registration. He said;   “We discovered that rigging can come before, during and after the election and one thing is for us to find ways of stopping this. Few years ago, the entire pro...
Those who want my administration to fail will soon be shocked– President Buhari issues stern warning
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Those who want my administration to fail will soon be shocked– President Buhari issues stern warning

President Buhari today June 1 said a rude shock awaits those who are bent on destroying the country through promoting insurrection and burning down critical national assets. The President spoke after he received a briefing from the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, on series of attacks on facilities of the electoral body around the country. “I receive daily security reports on the attacks, and it is very clear that those behind them want this administration to fail. Insecurity in Nigeria is now mentioned all over the world. All the people who want power, whoever they are, you wonder what they really want. Whoever wants the destruction of the system will soon have the shock of their lives. We’ve given them enough time.”the Pr...
More than 70 officers have left U.S. Capitol Police force since Jan. 6 riot
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More than 70 officers have left U.S. Capitol Police force since Jan. 6 riot

More than 70 officers have left the U.S. Capitol Police force in the aftermath of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, according to Gus Papathanasiou, chair of the Capitol Police Labor Committee. The police force has warned it will take years to hire and train more officers to recoup its ranks and that current officers are working longer hours to fill staffing gaps, according to a Politico report. The Saturday, May 22 report comes after the US House pf Reps passed a $1.9 billion supplemental funding bill for the Capitol Police on Thursday. The bill now heads to the Senate, where it will need to win 60 votes before being sent to President Biden's desk to be signed into law. The bill gives the Capitol Police $43.9 million, $31.1 million of which is meant to go toward backfilli...
INEC to Resume Voter Registration on June 28 
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INEC to Resume Voter Registration on June 28 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it had concluded arrangements to resume Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) on Monday, June 28. The commission’s chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this at their meeting in Abuja with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Yakubu explained the commission was working to update its registration software to accommodate the newly established polling units to enable prospective voters to register. “However, more work still lies ahead. Apart from the CVR, we shall continue our preparations for two bye-elections scheduled for June 19 in Sabon Gari State Constituency in Kaduna State and Gwaram Federal Constituency in Jigawa State,” he said. H...
Former soldier and 33 others arrested for alleged internet fraud in Osun
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Former soldier and 33 others arrested for alleged internet fraud in Osun

A former Nigerian soldier, Adebisi Jamiu, and 33 others have been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commissioner EFCC in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for alleged internet fruad. A statement released on Tuesday May 18 by the spokesperson of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were picked up in different locations in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.     According to Uwujaren, the 22-year-old former soldier and the other suspects were arrested on the strength of verified intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime.   The statement gave the names of the other suspects as Muritala Olaniyi Lateef, Wasiu Olajide, Wasiu Sadiq, Olaniran Abiodun, Ayodeji Tosin, Ola...
Ijaw youths give oil companies ultimatum to leave Niger Delta region
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Ijaw youths give oil companies ultimatum to leave Niger Delta region

The Ijaw Youth Council has given the international oil companies (IOCs) operating in the Niger Delta an ultimatum to vacate the region. The council said the notice is in line with the 30 days ultimatum handed to the Federal Government to inaugurate a substantive board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The commission had been managed by an interim management committee but currently has a sole administrator. At a press briefing, the president of the IYC, Peter Igbifa, asked the oil companies to shut down operations willingly. ''We are not going to carry gun and chase anybody as Ijaw youths but we will stand on our right until our demand for substantive board is inaugurated in the NDDC. In line with the ultimatum as the days are counting, we should have nine days...
Southern Governors Summit: Okechukwu appeals for caution, canvasses dual restructuring
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Southern Governors Summit: Okechukwu appeals for caution, canvasses dual restructuring

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu has called on Nigerians to look beyond the frenzy of restructuring as canvassed by the Southern Governors’ summit in Asaba, Delta State. Okechukwu, a chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), warned that conceding more powers to the Governors would put the country’s democracy in grave danger. In a statement on Thursday, the VON boss advised Nigerians to tread carefully and not to see the socio-economic and security challenges facing the country as a reason to give more powers to the Governors who are already mismanaging their powers as Emperors. According to him, giving more powers to Governors will by omission or commission “create Frankenstein Monsters which will put our democracy in har...
Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges
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Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges

The 22-year-old man accused of opening fire at three Atlanta-area spas in March, killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, has been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long on murder charges connected to the March 16 killings of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63; according to The Associated Press. The indictment only covered those four killings at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta, and not the attack in Cherokee County, in which Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, were killed. The indictment charges Long with four counts of murder, four counts of felony murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four coun...
EFCC Distances Self from Dismissed Staff who still Parades himself as one its Operatives
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EFCC Distances Self from Dismissed Staff who still Parades himself as one its Operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has distanced itself from a dismissed staff, Mr. Peter Akpanke. In a statement issued via its official Twitter page, the commission said they received reports that Mr. Peter still parades himself as one of its operatives, and had been using a false identity to harass and extort unsuspecting members of the public in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. The disclaimer also warned members of the public to desist from relating with Akpanke over any affairs concerning the commission. Read the statement below The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC wishes to notify the public that a certain Peter Akpanke is no longer a staff of the Commission and has no authority to represent it or carry out any business in the name of the...
Instagram Comedian, Pankeeroy Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Internet Fraud
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Instagram Comedian, Pankeeroy Arrested by EFCC for Alleged Internet Fraud

Instagram comedian/social media Influencer, Pankeeroy has been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged involvement in computer-related fraud. Pankeeroy, whose real name is Nwagbo Oliver Chidera, was paraded on Thursday, April 22, alongside 34 others. According to EFCC, the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, April 21, at their hideout in James Court, Lekki, Lagos, following verified intelligence received by the Commission about their alleged criminal activities. The commission said in a statement that, Chidera, who claimed to have gone into a Bitcoin scam after he suffered depression, had been presenting himself as a vendor who redeems bitcoin vouchers using the bitcoincoretrading.com platform...
‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings
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‘Bad Girls Club’ Cast Member Deshayla Harris Killed in in Virginia Beach Shootings

Bad Girls Club’ cast member, Deshayla Harris has been confirmed as one of the victims killed in Virginia Beach Shootings over the weekend. Deshayla, 29, of Norfolk, who appeared on season 17 of the reality TV show "Bad Girls Club," died in one of the three separate shootings that occurred in the Virginia Beach resort area on Friday, March 26. According to a press release from the Virginia Beach police department, Harris was a bystander at the second shooting incident, which occurred along 19th Street. She is reported to have died at the scene. A second victim was identified as Donovon Lynch, 25, of Virginia Beach. She was killed in the third shooting of the night during a confrontation with an uniformed Virginia Beach police officer, according to WAVY. Eight other people we...

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