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UK University to Return Stolen Benin Bronze to Nigeria
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UK University to Return Stolen Benin Bronze to Nigeria

A UK University, University of Aberdeen has said it will be returning a Benin Bronze to Nigeria many years after British authorities looted the sculptures. The UK University made the disclosure in a statement released on Thursday March 25. The school also disclosed that they previously repatriated sacred items and ancestral remains to Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The bronze sculpture showing an Oba (king) of Benin was acquired by the University in 1957 at an auction, and is believed to be a great example of Benin Late Period Art. The British forces had stolen thousands of metal and ivory sculptures as well as carvings during an invasion of Benin City in 1897. They were sold to museums, given as gifts to museums or sold at auctions/art dealers. It was further l...
Wife Exposes Husband Who Looted Shoes During Katsina Market Inferno
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Wife Exposes Husband Who Looted Shoes During Katsina Market Inferno

The Police Command in Katsina has arrested a 43-year-old man, Muhammad Abba, who was exposed by his wife for allegedly looting women’s shoes during the Monday morning inferno at the Katsina Central Market. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Gambo Isah, who disclosed this to newsmen, said that 33 other persons suspected to have looted traders’ wares while they scurried for safety, were also arrested. Speaking specifically on Abba, he alleged that the suspect looted seven pairs of women shoes during the incident, and kept them in his house. According to him, Abba’s wife, after trying in vain to get her husband to return the shoes to the relevant authorities, decided to report him to the Police. Isah said that the suspect told the Police, during investigation, that he ...
Adolf Hitler’s Toilet Seat, Stolen For Years, Set To Be Auctioned At £15k
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Adolf Hitler’s Toilet Seat, Stolen For Years, Set To Be Auctioned At £15k

US soldier looted Adolf Hitler's toilet seat from the dictator's private bathroom, Ragnvald Borch took it while at the Berghof, Hitler's retreat in the Bavarian Alps. The bizarre relic is expected to fetch £15,000 at auction in Maryland One of the Second World War’s most bizarre relics – Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat – is going up for auction. Expected to fetch £15,000, it was looted by a US soldier from the dictator’s private bathroom at the Berghof, his retreat in the Bavarian Alps. Ragnvald Borch was told by senior officers to ‘get what you want’ from the Berghof, which had been badly damaged by Allied bombing in the last days of the war. When asked by another soldier why he was carrying a toilet seat, Sergeant Borch replied: ‘Where do you think Hitler put his ass?’ He shi...
Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head
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Boko Haram kidnap Yobe District Head

Thursday January 7 attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam town of Yobe State, also led to the abduction of the district head. Eyewitnesses alleged that the terrorists looted goods before setting some shops ablaze. They also torched the house of a former chairman of a local government, Dr. Mulima Mato. Yobe police Command spokesman ASP Dungus Abdulkarim who said the police recovered a burnt Hilux vehicle containing two bodies, maintained that it could not be ascertained whether the deceased were Boko Haram members or not. Abdulkarim said the insurgents went to the general hospital and ordered the nurses to give first aid treatment to their colleagues, before they escaped. Following the attack, Governor Mai Mala Buni has ordered the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)...
DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community
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DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Otukpo Police Station in Benue State, Yahaya Pawa was on Tuesday December 1 shot by hoodlums.   The state police spokesperson, Kate Anene confirmed the incident and also revealed that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning after the DPO led officers to Icho-Otukpo settlement to arrest suspected criminals who looted items during a fire outbreak in Otukpo market.   Anene said Pawa is steady and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
#EndSARS: Most Businesses Looted & Destroyed In Lagos Were Owned By Igbos – Army
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#EndSARS: Most Businesses Looted & Destroyed In Lagos Were Owned By Igbos – Army

The Nigerian Army has said that most of the businesses looted or destroyed in Lekki, Ajah, Sangotedo and nearby places were owned by people of Igbo extraction. Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo stated this in his testimony at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters. The Army is testifying following its invitation by the panel in the wake of the October 20 shootings at the Lekki Toll Gate. The Army has denied accusations that it shot and killed unarmed protesters.
Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State
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Ikpeazu Begs Hoodlums To Return Looted Equipment In Abia State

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has pleaded with hoodlums to return items looted at Abia State Dental Center, Aba, and Primary Health Authority office in Aba South LGA. In a statement made available on Friday by the Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, said the equipment include, vaccines, X-ray machines, sterilizers, air conditioners, fans and other equipment as well as disposables and consumables items. The statement added that those who looted the items to return them within seven days to the relevant offices or call the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health Matters, Mr Joe Chinwendu on 0803 764 9306 with information on the location of the items. The Statement Reads, "Abia State Government has noted with dismay the destruction and looting of Abia...
Hoodlums Plundered WHO’s Office In Nigeria, PPEs Stolen – Matshidiso Moeti
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Hoodlums Plundered WHO’s Office In Nigeria, PPEs Stolen – Matshidiso Moeti

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday, October 29, that hoodlums looted one of its offices in Nigeria and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were stolen from the stores. The African Regional Director, WHO, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, made this known while responding to questions on the impact of the hijacked endsars protest, riots and looting on its facilities and on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, during a webinar on Thursday October 29. Moeti said that mass gathering remains a breeding ground for wide spread of the pandemic. She said, “I think it is always a major concern when you have mass gathering where people fail to take precautions , especially during riots and demonstrations, there’s certainly going to be wide spread of the pandemic. “A...
Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri Vows To Demolish Houses Containing Looted Goods
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Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri Vows To Demolish Houses Containing Looted Goods

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has given 12 hours to looters to return their loot or houses containing such goods will be demolished. The governor, who made a broadcast Tuesday evening amid a 24-hour curfew he imposed earlier on Sunday following looting of government and private warehouses by thugs who went wild in the guise of End SARS protests, said the havoc done by the thugs especially mass looting around the state capital, Yola, was horrendous. He said, “I am giving a 12 hour ultimatum (6:00 pm – 6:00 am) to the hoodlums to return whatever they looted from public and private warehouses and homes to the nearest Police Station and traditional rulers’ houses (from the ward to the district level), whichever is nearest to them. “This ultimatum will expire at 6:00 am ...
Oyo Police parade nine suspects over attack on Iseyin police station
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Oyo Police parade nine suspects over attack on Iseyin police station

The Oyo State Police Command has arrested 9 suspected criminals in connection with the burning of Iseyin police station.   It will be recalled that hoodlums invaded the police station last Thursday, carted away arms, valuables and thereafter set it ablaze.     Parading the suspects at the command Headquarters on Wednesday, October 28, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Enweonu said the suspects capitalized on the #EndSARS protest to commit arson and looted public and private valuables. The CP said the nine suspects were arrested in the Oke-Ogun area of the state for attacking the Iseyin Police Divisional headquarters and carting away arm, ammunition, and other valuables.       The suspects are, Taoered Hamsat, Tajude...
Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties
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Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties

A staff of of Tuns Farms Nigeria, in Osogbo, Osun State, Abdul Rasheed Olawale Aderogba was killed by hoodlums who invaded and looted properties of the company on Saturday October 26, under the pretext of EndSARS protest. The hoodlums armed with knives, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons stormed the popular farm belonging to a renowned business mogul and the Chairman of Osun State Palliatives Committee, Alhaji Tunde Badmos and made away with valuable items after shooting the worker. Managing Director of the company, Mr Taofeek Badmus, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, October 25, said the deceased, a graduate of Animal Production and Health from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, was shot dead by the rampaging hoodlums because he could recognise mo...
Eucharia Anunobi Prays At Uche Elendu’s Looted Shop, Curses Those Who Said She Lied
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Eucharia Anunobi Prays At Uche Elendu’s Looted Shop, Curses Those Who Said She Lied

Eucharia Anunobi has placed curses on those who accused Uche Elendu of lying that her store was looted to chase clout. Uche Elendu had shared videos of her store vandalized by looters and actress Doris Ogala reacted by claiming Uche Elendu was showing off other people's looted stores as hers just to chase clout. Doris warned Uche to come clean else she would expose her. While praying at Elendu's looted store, Eucharia Anunobi cursed those lying against Uche Elendu. She prayed: "Today, may they never ever set up a shop. If they have ever set up a shop, may their shop burn to ashes in the name of Jesus." It is Finished says the Lord� No more sorry pls.. instead rejoice with me as the lord has spoken and I have risen unto Greatness. I sincerely from the depth of my heart apprec...
Lagos To Prosecute Suspects Who Destroyed And Looted Public/Private Properties
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Lagos To Prosecute Suspects Who Destroyed And Looted Public/Private Properties

The Lagos State Ministry of Justice will be prosecuting suspects who allegedly took advantage of the #EndSARS protests to destroy and loot public and private property in different parts of the State Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, who disclosed this today, called on Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities, pledging the commitment of the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration to uphold the rule of law at all times. He revealed that the State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of Prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against ...
#ENDSARS: Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq To Give N500m Support For Looted Businesses
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#ENDSARS: Kwara Governor, AbdulRazaq To Give N500m Support For Looted Businesses

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has again condemned “the mindless looting” of people’s businesses in the state capital on Friday, insisting there can be no justification for such criminal behaviour. He commiserated with owners of all the businesses affected and announced a N500m fund to assist them as part of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet following the incident. In a visit to the Kwara Mall and Agro Mall on Saturday evening, the Governor said the incident may bring businesses to their knees, and cause massive loss of jobs and a surge in poverty rate — implications he said were clearly lost on the “hoodlums”. “We are therefore not going to leave the business owners like that. We are setting up a N500m fund for those that were affected t...
I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade
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I was planning to share the looted COVID-19 palliatives on my birthday – Lawmaker, SOB Agunbiade

The majority leader in the Lagos State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Sanai (SOB) Agunbiade has said that he was planning to distribute the palliatives looted from his home in Ikorodu on Friday, October 23.   A mob stormed his apartment and looted food items and other properties they could lay their hands on.   In a statement released on social media, Agunbiade who represents Ikorodu Constituency 1, said he got intelligence of the planned attack, but thought it was a rumour. He said he received the palliatives as well as many other items from well-meaning Nigerians and had planned to distribute them to members of his constituency today October 25.   His statement reads The violent attack on my house: Thank you Ikorodu. To God be the glory that the v...
I Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On My Birthday – Sanai Agunbiade
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I Wanted To Share Looted Palliatives On My Birthday – Sanai Agunbiade

A lawmaker, Sanai Agunbiade aka SOB, has reacted to the invasion of his residence by hoodlums. Agunbiade is the Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly. On Friday, an irate mob stormed his house in Ikorodu and carted away COVID-19 palliatives. Agunbiade (Ikorodu Constituency 1), in a statement on Saturday, described the incident as a planned attack. The legislator said he got intelligence reports of “the plan to exterminate” him but took it as unfounded rumours. The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain added that the palliatives were to be shared on his birthday on Sunday. The assembly member recalled that at the peak of the pandemic, he personally distributed palliatives to his constituents more than three times. “For my birthday on 25th October 2020...
“Rebuilding A Supermarket Is Hard” – Nigeria’s SPAR Melts Hearts After Shop Was Looted
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“Rebuilding A Supermarket Is Hard” – Nigeria’s SPAR Melts Hearts After Shop Was Looted

Nigeria’s supermarket, SPAR have sent out a message concerning the looting of their stores and it has sparked reactions from Nigerians. Recall that their Lekki store was looted on October 21 and they have taken Twitter to make the known to the public that they stand with Nigeria despite running at a loss. They stated that building a supermarket is hard, but rebuilding a nation is even harder. Read below… “Our Lekki store has been vandalized and looted. But, we acknowledge that this is only a setback compared to the larger issues we are all facing as a nation, and our thoughts and prayers remain with Nigerians everywhere, and for a peaceful resolution to various issues at hand. Rebuilding a supermarket is hard. Rebuilding a nation is even harder. We stand with you Nigeria...
Owners Of Looted Shops At Surulere Mall Cry As They Count Losses
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Owners Of Looted Shops At Surulere Mall Cry As They Count Losses

It wasn’t a pleasant sight to witness as shop owners cried to God after seeing their shop raided by the thugs. Some of the women could barely stand on their feet as they were left shocked seeing their years of hard work taken away from them in one day. According to a media report, the thugs have broken into every store to steal valuable items worth billions of Naira. The mall was not spared in their raid as it has most goodies they wanted. A quick look into the mall sees all items carted away with nothing left behind. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGr90akJJYj/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Yomi Casual’s Store Vandalized And Looted By Hoodlums In Lagos (Video)
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Yomi Casual’s Store Vandalized And Looted By Hoodlums In Lagos (Video)

More businesses have been affected as hoodlums take to the streets of Lagos destroying properties and looting. Yomi Makun, the fashion designer who owns Yomi Casuals, has been affected by the lootings. His clothing store in Surulere was attacked and looted. A video from the scene shows broken glasses and broken mannequin on the floor. The clothes on the mannequin had been stolen. Yomi shared the video and revealed that he woke up thinking it's now too late to educate hoodlums that this fight is for us, not against each other. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGoz33KpTj0/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
I Have Fears Covid-19 Funds Will Be Looted – Olaniyan
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I Have Fears Covid-19 Funds Will Be Looted – Olaniyan

In this interview with OLADIMEJI RAMON, Legal Adviser at Amnesty International Secretariat, London, Dr Kolawole Olaniyan, speaks about Nigeria’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and the right of Nigerians to quality health care What is your thought about the handling of the COVID-19 crisis by the Nigerian government? President Muhammadu Buhari government’s handling of COVID-19 pandemic has been unsatisfactory. The government initially failed to come up with a communication strategy about its plan to limit the spread of the pandemic in the country, and failed to impose travel restrictions at a time these measures would have been most effective. Then, President Buhari failed to provide the leadership required, his initial measures were limited only to issuing press releases; he did...
Cambridge University agrees to return bronze cockerel looted from Nigeria in the 19th century
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Cambridge University agrees to return bronze cockerel looted from Nigeria in the 19th century

Cambridge University has agreed to return a bronze cockerel looted from Nigeria in the 19th century. Known as a Benin Bronze, it was snatched by British colonial forces and donated to Jesus College in 1905 by the father of a student. The college's unprecedented step follows a campaign by students against the 'spoils of war'. It will be one of the first bronzes to be returned to Nigeria by a major institution since thousands were stolen during an expedition in 1897. The piece was removed from public view in March 2016 after students protested that it celebrated a 'colonial narrative'. The college then opened a discussion with the Benin Dialogue Group, a collective of artists and museum representatives who meet to discuss the bronzes. Jesus College yesterday confirmed the s...
Sanwo-Olu Visits Mall Looted By Nigerians Over Xenophobic Attacks
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Sanwo-Olu Visits Mall Looted By Nigerians Over Xenophobic Attacks

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu recently visited the malls that was looted by Nigerians protesting against Xenophobia. On his twitter page, He wrote: To get on-the-spot assessment of the damage caused by the unfortunate incident of reprisal attacks in Lagos during the week, I visited the malls today. I condemn wanton destruction of private businesses under any guise. This is not who we are as a people. Lagos is home to all. Government will continue to encourage investment. I want to assure us all that this will not happen again. Arrested culprits will be prosecuted as an effective deterrent
Xenophobia: South African clothing store looted in Lagos
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Xenophobia: South African clothing store looted in Lagos

Hoodlums taking advantage of the ongoing outrage against the treatment of Nigerians in South Africa have looted an outlet of a major South African clothing retailer in Lagos. The Surulere, Lagos, store of clothing and accessories dealer, PEP, was looted by Nigerians on Tuesday evening. Videos and pictures of the looting were circulated by several users on Twitter Tuesday night. PREMIUM TIMES could not immediately ascertain the specific outlet of PEP that was attacked, but the background indicated it was the one along Bode Thomas Road. The police have been responding to multiple attacks targeting South African businesses across Nigeria on Tuesday. Other South African businesses, including retailer Shoprite and telecoms giant MTN, have been targeted in Lagos, Ibadan and Akwa ...
South Africa: Shops looted in Alex as police battle to maintain order
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South Africa: Shops looted in Alex as police battle to maintain order

Businesses in the township of Alexandra have been under siege since Monday night as residents attacked and looted stores in the area. There have been running battles between police and residents in the northern Johannesburg township. Police have had to use rubber bullets and stun grenades in a bid to keep looters from accessing mostly foreign-owned stores. Alexandra is the latest township to be affected by unrest that has hit most of Gauteng. Nkateko Mazibuko, a resident in the area, told Sowetan that they were against foreign nationals who were operating businesses in the township. “We are fed-up [with them] because these people don’t even pay tax. They do what they want in our communities and the police and government don’t seem to be doing anything about it. Most of them sel...
Nigerians Attacked, Shops Looted In Fresh Xenophic Attacks
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Nigerians Attacked, Shops Looted In Fresh Xenophic Attacks

According to confirmed reports, Nigerian owned businesses were targeted as some shops were vandalised and goods stolen in a recent Xenophobic attack which happened on Tuesday in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. It was gathered that about eight Nigerians were abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country, but have been released after government intervention. Some others were beaten mercilessly during attack by South African. Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities. Olubajo said Nigerians in Evander had also informed the union about attacks on them in the province. “The...
PDP Looted Our Destiny, Prospects, Jobs – Fashola
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PDP Looted Our Destiny, Prospects, Jobs – Fashola

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola SAN, on Monday, blamed the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party for abandoned federal government projects across the country. He stated this while inspecting the building project of the federal secretariat, Awka, Anambra State. He described the corruption during the PDP era as monumental, adding, “They looted our collective destiny, prospects, jobs and so on. “That’s why the masses are suffering today. That’s why there are no jobs. But we (APC) are trying to bring back smiles on the faces of Nigerians.” He said the 18-kilometer Umunya axis of the Onitsha/Enugu Expressway would be completed in May, 2019, while the federal secretariat, Awka, the state capital would be completed the first quarter of next year. ...
Whistle-blower: FG Recovers Another $151m, N8b Looted Funds
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Whistle-blower: FG Recovers Another $151m, N8b Looted Funds

The Federal Government said it recovered another 151 million dollars and N8 billion looted funds from three sources through whistke-blowers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos. Mohammed sad actionable information given by whistle-blowers to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation led to the recovery of the looted fund. He said the looted funds do not include the 9.2 million dollars in cash allegedly owned by a former Group Managing Director of the NNPC, also a dividend of the whistle-blower policy. “The biggest amount of 136.7 million dollars was recovered from an account in a commercial bank, where the money was kept under an apparently fake account...
Abacha Loot: FG Wins Case As Malami Heads To U.S. Next Week For Repatriation
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Abacha Loot: FG Wins Case As Malami Heads To U.S. Next Week For Repatriation

The Federal Government has won the case to have the country’s money looted by ex-head of state, Sani Abacha repatriated from the United State of America where the fund has been stashed. This is equally as the Attorney-General, Malami is billed to visit US next week for the fund’s repatriation. This was disclosed, Friday, by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Shehu was reacting to some claims making the rounds that President Buhari had donated USD 500 million to Democratic Hillary Clinton’s campaign in the recently held Presidential elections in U.S which saw the Republican Donald Trump emerge the President-elect. According to Shehu, Nigeria has no such money to throw around and even if it does have, President Buhari who has zero tolerance for...

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