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NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger
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NDLEA Seizes Bandits’ Drug Supply in Niger

A warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, which is suspected to be a storage facility for drug supplies to bandits operating in parts of the state has been raided by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The operatives who acted on a tip-off said 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered after a thorough search of the warehouse. A man who was seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar, and it is still unclear what his connection to the racket was.
Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months
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Nigeria records Highest COVID-19 Cases in nearly five Months

558 new Coronavirus cases were confirmed in Nigeria on Thursday July 29, as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The federal agency said the figure reported on July 29 was the highest in almost five months. The last time Nigeria reported a daily figure higher than 558 was on March 4, 2021, when a total of 708 cases were confirmed. While Lagos State reported 376 new infections, Oyo recorded 33 more cases, Akwa Ibom and the FCT had 26 and 22 fresh infections respectively. Other states included Imo – 15, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – nine, Jigawa – six, Rivers – four, Zamfara – four, Edo – two, and Ebonyi – one. Two deaths were also recorded on Thursday, increasing the number of fatalities to 2,141. Since the count...
Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days
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Lagos records 4 COVID-19 related Deaths in nearly 4 days

Lagos State recorded four COVID-19 related deaths in nearly four days as confirmed by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi. Abayomi in a post shared on Facebook, said the deaths which were recorded between July 14 and July 17 increased the state’s COVID-19 related mortality to 363. Though no additional detail was given about the deceased, Abayomi disclosed that there are currently 1,045 active COVID-19 cases in communities being managed under the Home Based Care. 5,455 tests were conducted on the reported dates, out of which 205 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. He added that the new infections increased the state’s total COVID-19 infections to 61,026. 55, 617 of the infected people had recovered in communities, while 3,943 had recovered in the state’...
Nigerian National Arrested with Cocaine Worth N18m in India
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Nigerian National Arrested with Cocaine Worth N18m in India

The Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) of Mumbai crime branch has arrested a 44-year-old Nigerian national Umunna Ndubuisi Williams and allegedly recovered 110 grams of cocaine worth Rs 33 lakh (N18,167,990.30) ANC officials said that a police constable with Azad Maidan unit received information of a foreign national coming to South Mumbai to make a drug deal. Accordingly, ANC officials laid a trap and caught hold of the accused. The accused was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday, July 15, near pole number FR/ 136, near Loha bhavan bus stop, towards Wadibunder, PD Mello road, Mumbai. The police said the arrested accused is a cloth trader and resident of sector 27, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai. "We have seized 110 grams of cocaine worth Rs 33 lakh. He allegedly supplied the drugs to peddl...
Emiliano Sala’s sister, 29, ‘is in a critical condition after trying to take her own life 2-years after footballer’s death’
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Emiliano Sala’s sister, 29, ‘is in a critical condition after trying to take her own life 2-years after footballer’s death’

Emiliano Sala's sister is in critical condition in hospital after she reportedly attempted to take her own life. According to reports, Romina Sala was taken into emergency care on Tuesday July 6, in the Argentine city of Santa Fe. The devastating news comes almost two-and-a-half years after the Argentine footballer tragically died in a plane crash off the coast of England, just days after signing a deal with Premier League side Cardiff City. Sala's sister, Romina was the family spokesperson following her brother's death but she is now in critical condition, according to Argentine media. Sala went missing on January 19, two years ago, when his plane crashed over the Channel Islands after agreeing to move to Wales from Rennes. After a huge search operation, the aircraft w...
US model Kara Wrice,16 , drowns in a river after drinking with friends
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US model Kara Wrice,16 , drowns in a river after drinking with friends

A US model from Missouri who was planning to move to New York City to continue her budding modeling career drowned at a state park. Kara Wrice, a 16-year-old standout junior at Webster Groves High School, died Friday in the Meramec River in Castlewood State Park, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The teen, who had worked as a model for two years, appearing in ads for Famous Footwear, was drinking at the state park with a friend before she drowned, her father said. At the time of the tragedy, Kara wasn’t wearing a life vest when she joined other adults and a friend in the unpredictable raging water, the report said ‘She was a straight-A student,’ the girl’s father, Karl Wrice told the St Louis Post Dispatch. ‘She was also a teenager who made a very not-good decis...
Two Nigerians arrested as India’s Narcotics Control Bureau busts drug racket
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Two Nigerians arrested as India’s Narcotics Control Bureau busts drug racket

Two Nigerian nationals and one other have been arrested for alleged possession of drugs in Goa, India. The Nigerians identified as Chidi Osita Okonkwo alias Benjamin and Onyeka Ejike were arrested during operations at two different locations by the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) an official said on Tuesday, June 29. At least three officials were injured in the operations, in which the NCB recovered 60 tablets of Ecstasy, 350 gm of Nepali charas and 20 blots of LSD (commercial quantity) Based on a tip-off, a joint team of the NCB’s Mumbai and Goa units conducted a raid at Gaum Waddo, Anjuna in North Goa on Monday and seized 37 tablets of Ecstasy (MDMA) and substantial quantity of charas and nabbed one Roque Jose Fernandez. During interrogation, the NCB team got informatio...
Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi
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Kidnapper shot dead while attempting to collect ransom in Kogi

A kidnapper has been killed as he attempted to collect ransom in Abobo village in Okehi Local Government Council of Kogi state. The suspect was shot dead by Men of Okehi Local Government Professional Hunters around 5.23am on Tuesday, June 29. It was gathered that the three-man kidnap gang came from a hideout around Abobo area, behind Itakpe, metres from the highway. The hunters engaged the gang in a gun duel, killing one of them instantly. The other two who sustained injuries managed to escape. The hunters eventually rescued the victims held captive in the area and reportedly combed the forest for fleeing kidnappers. The corpse of the slain man and a gun recovered have been handed over to the DPO in charge of Okehi division, Mr Ovanja Yakubu, for further investigation. ...
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 ...
Two notorious kidnappers arrested after gun battle with vigilantes and hunters in Kogi
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Two notorious kidnappers arrested after gun battle with vigilantes and hunters in Kogi

The Kogi State Commisioner for Solid Minerals, Eng Abubakar Bashir Gegu, and Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Special Duties, Rilwanu Bala Eteh, who are natives of the area, led the operation after they received a distress call. The governor aide, while parading the suspects said they were apprehended after series of coordinated attacks in the forest of Koton-Karfe, Kogi LG of the State during an operation. According to Ette, the suspects are known for kidnapping, raping of women and arm robbery along the Abuja/Lokoja high way among other forms of criminalities. He said after getting wind of the incident, the joint operatives comprises of himself, Vigilante group and hunters swung into action and arrested the two suspects. Ette disclosed that a gun, cutlass...
Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea
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Euro 2020: Lampard discloses only problem he had with N’golo Kante at Chelsea

  Former Chelsea boss, Frank Lampard has revealed the only problem he had with N’golo Kante, while he was in charge at Stamford Bridge. The Englishman said the ‘problem’ was trying to stop the midfielder from running too much during training sessions. Lampard handled Kante and his Chelsea teammates for 18 months before he was kicked out and replaced by former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Thomas Tuchel at the end of January. Kante struggled with hamstring injury at the time Lampard first came in but has recovered, establishing himself as an integral part of Chelsea’s midfield. Lampard, who anchored Chelsea midfield for many years, described Kante’s contribution to both club and country as ‘priceless’ and admits the only downside to managing the World Cup winner is havin...
Troops rescue more abducted Kebbi students and teacher
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Troops rescue more abducted Kebbi students and teacher

Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji have rescued three more students of the Federal Government College Birnin Yawuri and one of the teachers who were abducted from their school premises by suspected bandits last week. A statement released today June 20 by the Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the abductees were rescued at Makuku during search and rescue operations with one of the bandits killed. The statement reads “Troops of the Nigerian Army operating under the auspices of Operation HADARIN DAJI supported by Nigerian Air Force component have rescued more abductees of the FGC Birnin Yawuri. One teacher and three students were rescued yesterday at Makuku, in the ongoing search and rescue operations. The troops also killed one bandit and reco...
Police in Imo arrest syndicate that specializes in Kidnapping/abduction and child trafficking
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Police in Imo arrest syndicate that specializes in Kidnapping/abduction and child trafficking

The police in Imo state has arrested a syndicate that specializes in kidnapping and child trafficking. A statement released by the CSP Mike Abatam, the media adviser to the Imo state Commissioner of Police, said on May 19th at about 12.30pm, one Ossai Johnson of Ngwo by Phinomar Road in Enugu State reported a case of missing children at the police Anti kidnapping Unit , Enugu. Abatam said Ossai alleged that his neighbor, one Kingsley Ehiedu left with his two children namely Ebuka Ossai and Oluomachi Ossai of the same address to Shoprite Enugu to buy them meat pie and ice cream. ''When it became dark and he didn't see them, he had to report. After a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that Kingsley Ehiedu had run away with the two children to Awomama in Oru  East LG...
Police arrest Suspeted Gunrunner and a Nollywood producer over alleged illegal Possession of arms in Delta
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Police arrest Suspeted Gunrunner and a Nollywood producer over alleged illegal Possession of arms in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected gunrunner, Chief Otuya Josiah and a Nollywood producer/actor, Mike Omoruyi, in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state. The acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday June 19, said that suspected gunrunner was apprehended following the arrest of Omoruyi, over illegal possession of arms hired for movie production. "On the 15/6/2021 at about 1245hrs, Police Operatives attached to the Delta State Police Rapid Response Squad, while on patrol along Obiaruku/Umuebu road intercepted and arrested one Mike Omoruyi ‘m’ 38yrs of Odo Street Obiaruku, when search was carried out, the operatives recovered one Lar rifle without magazine, one fabricated AK 47 rifle,...
Three suspected cultists, armed robbers arrested in Delta
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Three suspected cultists, armed robbers arrested in Delta

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command has arrested three suspected cultists and armed robbers at Owa-Alero in Ika North East Local Goverment Area of the state. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said the suspects were arrested following reports of incessant gunshots in the home of one Monday Igwe. "On the 16/6/2021 at about 1030hrs, The Divisional Police Officer Owa-Oyibu Division acting on credible intelligence that at night time, there is incessant gun shots in Owa-Alero community around the residence of one Monday Igwe ‘m’ 28yrs," he stated. "Consequently, a combined team of police/vigilante led by the divisional crime officer stormed the premises at Ale Igwe quarters, when search conducted search, two (...
Bodies of 20 illegal Miners Found in South Africa
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Bodies of 20 illegal Miners Found in South Africa

About 20 bodies believed to be those of illegal mine workers have been recovered from an unused mine outside Orkney in the North West, South Africa. This follows unconfirmed reports over the weekend that a number of illegal miners had died in an explosion underground. Police spokesperson Sabata Mokgwabone confirmed the development in a statement on Wednesday, June 16. "Police opened inquest dockets after 20 unidentified male bodies were on Tuesday, 14 and Wednesday, 15 June 2021, found at two various locations in Orkney outside Klerksdorp," he stated. "The first five decomposed bodies were found at approximately 19:00 on Tuesday, 14 June 2021, outside an old and unused mine shaft ventilation in Lawrence Park, Orkney. On Wednesday, 15 June 2021, 14 more decomposed bodies wer...
Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Akwa Ibom
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Gunmen Kill Police Officer in Akwa Ibom

A police officer was killed in the early hours of Sunday June 13, in an attack which took place in a divisional police station in Odoro Ikpe, Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state. The state police spokesperson, Odiko MacDon confirmed the attack and also told newsmen that one of the gunmen has been arrested and identified as Imoh Udo, 28, from Ikot Edem village in Essien Udim Local Government Area of the state. Operational vehicle and three motorcycles were also recovered from the gunmen. MacDon said; “As I speak, men of the Operation Restore Peace are still combing the bush as the hoodlums possibly escaped with bullet wounds sustained in a gun duel during the attack. “The Commissioner of Police, Andrew Amiengheme has already ordered discreet investigations. In no di...
Zambia President Edgar Lungu Collapses after ‘Sudden Dizziness’ at Defence Day event
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Zambia President Edgar Lungu Collapses after ‘Sudden Dizziness’ at Defence Day event

Zambia President, Edgar Lungu collapsed in the capital, Lusaka, during the 45th Defense Forces Day Commemoration and Investiture ceremony on Sunday, June 13. The Private Secretary to the Zambia President, Simon Miti made it known in a statement that the President truly collapsed at the event but recovered immediately after experiencing sudden dizziness. The statement read, “The President of the Republic of Zambia, Dr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness whilst officiating at the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. “His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at State House. “The President wishes to assure the general public and all concerned citizens and the internati...
Suspect Flees into Forest as Delta Police Intercept AK-47, 138 live ammunition Concealed in bag of rice
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Suspect Flees into Forest as Delta Police Intercept AK-47, 138 live ammunition Concealed in bag of rice

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command codenamed Eagle-Net Special Squad, have intercepted 138 rounds of AK-47 live ammunitions, one AK-47 magazine, one Baretta pistol magazine and a knife concealed in a bag of rice. Acting spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, June 12, said the bag of rice containing the arms and ammunition was recovered from a commercial vehicle, a dark green Mazda 626 saloon car with Reg. No. UGH 722 AA along Ughelli-Porthacourt road on Friday. Edafe said one of the six occupants of the vehicle was identified as the owner of the bag, however, he fled into the forest while all efforts to catch him proved abortive. "On 11/6/2021 at about 1630hrs while team Eagle-net special squad were on routine patr...
Day-old baby found in a well in Kano
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Day-old baby found in a well in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service has recovered the corpse of a suspected day-old baby girl from a well in Tsalle Village, Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State. Spokesperson of the agency in the state, Alhaji Saminu Abdullahi said the corpse was recovered on Thursday June 10 after they received a distress call at about 12:25 p.m from one Abubakar Ahmed-Dandago. The baby girl was brought out of the well dead and has now been handed over to Gezawa Divisional Police Station for further investigation.
13 Killed in a Boat Mishap in Sokoto
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13 Killed in a Boat Mishap in Sokoto

Thirteen persons, including women and children, have died in a boat mishap that occurred in Shagari Local Government Area of Sokoto State. According to reports, the victims were traveling from Doruwa to Ginga when the boat capsized. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Chairman of the local government council, Aliyu Dantine Shagari, said eight of the victims were married women and the remaining five were children and elderly men. He said that the boat might be overloaded. ''There are other causes of boat mishap including strong wind. We are still investigating the matter to know what actually led to the accident.”he said He said the bodies of all the victims have been recovered and buried in line with the Islamic rites.
Police stops IPOB meeting in Bayelsa, arrest 10
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Police stops IPOB meeting in Bayelsa, arrest 10

A secret meeting organized by the members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in a private school in Okutukutu axis of Yenagoa, the state capital have been stopped by Personnel of Operation Puff Adder of the Bayelsa State Police Command. The security operatives also arrested 10 persons attending the meeting which is alleged to be part of a plan to allegedly unleash mayhem on some parts of Bayelsa State. A book titled “The Chain of One Nigeria Broken (The story of our journey to Freedom)” was also recovered from the suspects during the raid on the meeting by security operatives on Tuesday afternoon June 1. An eyewitness told Daily Trust that a legal practitioner and the headmaster of the school were among the ten persons arrested. “The suspects were arrested...
Police Neutralise Suspected Armed Robber in Nasarawa, recover firearm
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Police Neutralise Suspected Armed Robber in Nasarawa, recover firearm

Operatives of the Nasarawa State Police Command have killed a suspected armed robber and recovered one locally fabricated gun. Spokesperson of the command, ASP Rahmhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said the robber was shot dead in a gun duel with police operatives along Lafia-Makurdi road. "On 30/5/2021 at about 0210hrs, a distress call was received by the personnel of Police Mobile Force of the Nasarawa State Command on special duty at Kadarko, Keana LGA that, armed robbers had blocked Lafia-Makurdi road and unsuspecting travellers are being dispossessed of their personal belongings," he stated. "Upon receipt of the information, the Police operatives swiftly mobilised to the scene where a gun duel ensued, in the process, one yet to be identified...
10 Online Drug Traffickers Arrested, 107kg Cocaine Seized as NDLEA Launches Fresh raids in Abuja
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10 Online Drug Traffickers Arrested, 107kg Cocaine Seized as NDLEA Launches Fresh raids in Abuja

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA have launched fresh raids on online drug traffickers in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, during which a young lady and her boyfriend as well as eight others were arrested and assorted drugs recovered from them. Femi Babafemi, the Director, Media & Advocacy of the anti-narcotics agency, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said the first suspect, 28-year-old Ese Patrick who sells her illicit substances through Instagram account; Ese'sOvenSecret, was tracked and arrested with some pieces of brownies ordered online by NDLEA undercover agents, on 21st May, 2021 and delivered by herself and her boyfriend in a Mercedes Benz car. A follow up operation at her residence led to the seizure of 400 grams of ...
Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army
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Seven IPOB Members Killed in Rivers State – Army

The Nigerian army has said that it killed seven members of the Eastern Security Network, the military arm of secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) during a clearance operation on Thursday May 27. Army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima said on Saturday May 29 that the IPOB members were killed after it stormed a “terrorist enclave” located at Agbomchia Forest along Pipeline Road Ogali/Komkom Boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo LGA’s of Rivers State. Various items including arms and ammunition were also recovered by security forces who also destroyed the camp and arrested 5 other suspects. The statement read; “Troops of 6 Division Garrison, Port Harcourt and 29 Battalion in conjunction with operatives of Nigerian Police, DSS, and NSCDC on Thursday, 27 M...
Death toll from Kebbi boat mishap rises to 81
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Death toll from Kebbi boat mishap rises to 81

The Sokoto office of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has announced that 81 bodies have been recovered following the boat mishap that occurred in Wara, Ngaski LGA of Kebbi state. The unfortunate incident took place early on Wednesday, May 26, when the boat carrying over 150 passengers left Loko Mina in Niger State at about 7.30 am and was heading to a market in Kebbi State according to Mary Noel-Berje, a spokeswoman for the Niger State government. The wooden boat capsized near Wara, a town on the shores of Kainji Lake, part of the Niger River, said Yahaya Sarki, a spokesman for the governor of Kebbi. While 22 persons were rescued alive, more than 100 persons were feared to have drowned in the incident. According to a statement from the Sokoto NEMA office, as ...
Reps Accuse Malami of ‘Receiving’ Funds from Recovered Loot
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Reps Accuse Malami of ‘Receiving’ Funds from Recovered Loot

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami on Tuesday May 25 appeared before the House of Reps committee investigating the status of recovered loots, after failing to show up on Monday May 24. Malami during the appearance, reportedly blamed the non-passage of the crimes bill, an executive bill which was forwarded to the National Assembly in 2017, for lack of coordination of the recovered loots. He said; “When we came in, we realised that there was no legislative framework on recovered loots. We resolved to send a bill to the National Assembly. I regret to state that the legislative framework has not been passed. If the National Assembly had passed the bill, we will not be in this position." The AGF was however accused of being complicit in the f...
Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle
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Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle

Senegalese-American singer, Akon's car was stolen from a gas station on Monday night, May 24 in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The car was reportedly stolen as the singer was pumping gas into his car. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Akon stopped at a Quiktrip gas station to fill his white Range Rover up with gas. He left the car running with the keys inside the vehicle, so he could fill up the gas tank. Before he was done, however, he noticed someone taking off with his car, which held valuables, including a $25,000 diamond necklace, a Louis Vuitton bag and his iPhone. Akon called police, who arrived at the gas station at 11:59 p.m. He told authorities that a dark-colored sedan followed his SUV when it made a right onto Sidney Marcus Boulevard. Surveillan...
Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu
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Six Suspected Internet Fraudsters Arrested in Enugu

Operatives of the Enugu Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 24 arrested six suspected internet fraudsters. A statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, spokesperson of the antigraft agency gave the names of the suspects as Tochukwu Okoro, Okechukwu Ejechie, Nwankwo Okeke, Edeh Emmanuel, Emeka Chukwunonso and Kenechukwu Ekunie. He said they were arrested at Bricks Estate, Independence Layout, Enugu based on credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. According to the statement, a Toyota Camry car with registration number YAB 418 AZ was recovered from Tochukwu Okoro while other incriminating materials including laptops and mobile phones were recovered from the other suspects. He said the suspects will be charged to Co...
Four Suspected Internet Fraudster Arrested in Benue
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Four Suspected Internet Fraudster Arrested in Benue

  The Makurdi Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested four suspected fraudsters in Benue State.   The suspects Igba Simon, Edigbo Oibe Fredrick, Sunday Nazarethe and one other, were rounded up by operatives of the Commission sequel to credible intelligence on their alleged criminal activities. The suspects were arrested on Tuesday, May 18, at a popular Hotel in Makurdi.   At the point of arrest, Simon Igba was in possession of a Toyota Corolla car recently acquired and an iPhone X. More iPhones, Macbook Air and Modems, were among items recovered from the remaining suspects. They will soon be charged to court.
Traditional ruler, 7 others killed as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community
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Traditional ruler, 7 others killed as suspected Fulani herdsmen attack Benue community

Less that 12 hours after bodies of victims of Abagena IDP Camp herdsmen attack were laid to rest, suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Tse Ancha, a community close to the camp and killed eight persons including the traditional ruler. The kindred head had attended the burial of the IDPs on Friday, May 21, only to be killed few hours after the suspected herdsmen invaded Tse Ancha of Agan community in Makurdi local government area of Benue State. The Chairman of Makurdi local government, Anthony Dyegeh, on Saturday morning, May 22, visited the scene of the attack for an on the spot assessment and evacuation of corpses and the injured to the hospital. Confirming the incident to the Tribune, Dyegeh said that the herders invaded Tse Achan community at about 11:55 pm on Friday. ...
Black box of crashed Chief of Army Staff aircraft recovered, investigation ongoing – AIB
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Black box of crashed Chief of Army Staff aircraft recovered, investigation ongoing – AIB

The Accident Investigation Bureau has announced that the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed Beechcraft 350 aircraft that led to the deaths of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other officers, have been recovered. AIB’s General Manager of Public Affairs, Tunji Oketunbi in a statement released on Saturday May 22, said the agency has been mandated by the Nigerian Air Force to “lead the Investigation into the crash” of the military aircraft on Friday May 21. The statement read; “The Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the accidented Beechcraft 350 aircraft have been recovered and investigation has commenced. “Investigators will download and analyse vital information co...
Lincoln Edge Sunderland to Reach L1 Final
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Lincoln Edge Sunderland to Reach L1 Final

  Lincoln earned their spot in the League One play-off final after a 3-2 aggregate win against Sunderland. The Black Cats had looked on course to overturn the two-goal first-leg deficit in the semi-final tie at the Stadium of Light, thanks to early goals from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke, but Tom Hopper headed home after the break to send the Imps to Wembley despite a 2-1 defeat. Only Blackpool - who saw off Oxford on Friday night - now stand between Lincoln and a first return to the second tier since 1961. The final takes place at Wembley on Sunday, May 30. Lincoln fight back to reach Wembley It was an attacking line-up picked by Lee Johnson, who made four changes from the first leg to try and turn the tie in his side's favour. And it paid dividends after just...
Police Arrest Suspected illicit Drug Dealer in Delta
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Police Arrest Suspected illicit Drug Dealer in Delta

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a suspected illicit drug dealer, Moses Beriyate in Warri. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, May 19, said the suspect was arrested with 13 wraps of ''skunk and 3 wraps of Indian hemp'' during a raid at a black spot. "On 11/10/2021 at about 1930 in compliance with Delta State Commissioner of Police directives on the clamp down/raiding of criminal hide outs in the state, the men A division Warri divisional rapid response team raided a black spot at Olabrakonopere Community in Warri and arrested one Moses Beriyate, who is the owner of a drinking bar," Edafe stated. "information has it that the said suspect deals in illicit drugs and Indian hemp, but luck ran out ...
Three year old Dies after Falling into Well in Kano
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Three year old Dies after Falling into Well in Kano

A three-year-old boy has died after he fell into a well in  Gaida, Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state on Wednesday, May 19. Confirming the incident to newsmen, the Public Relations Officer of the Kano Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, said the service received a distress call and acted promptly. However, on getting to the scene of the incident, the victim had died and his body was recovered from the well. “We received a distress call on Wednesday from one Auwalu Muhammad at about 4 p.m. On receiving the information, we quickly sent a rescue team to the scene at about 4. 42p.m and the corpse was brought out of the well. The corpse was handed over to the father, Musa Isa, for burial” he said. He said the service was investigating the cause of the incident.
FG Receives €4.2m James Ibori loot
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FG Receives €4.2m James Ibori loot

The British Government has formally paid the £4,214,017.66 looted funds recovered from family members and associates of former Delta State Governor, James Ibori. A statement released by Umar Gwandu, spokesperson of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said that as at May 10, the naira equivalent of the looted funds has been paid into an account designated for that purpose by the Federal Government. “Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN signed Memorandum of Understanding for the repatriation of the Ibori loot on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The development, according to Malami, was a demonstration of the recognition of reputation Nigeria earns through records of managemen...
One Suspect Arrested as Police Officers Engage Armed Robbers in a Gun Battle in Ogun
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One Suspect Arrested as Police Officers Engage Armed Robbers in a Gun Battle in Ogun

One suspect has been arrested and others currently on the run after men of the Ogun state police command engaged them in a gunbattle in the Ipamesan area of Sango Ota on Saturday, May 15. A statement released by the spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that the Sango Ota divisional headquarters received a distress call that the dare devil robbers were operating at Ipamesan area, and that they had already boggled a warehouse in the area. Abimbola said upon the distress call, the DPO, CSP Godwin Idehai, quickly mobilized his patrol team, and moved to the scene. On sighting the policemen, the robbers, who had snatched two vehicles from different locations, took to flight but were hotly chased by the policemen. On getting to Joju area, and realizing the determination of the pat...
Five Suspected Rail Track Vandals Arrested in Kaduna
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Five Suspected Rail Track Vandals Arrested in Kaduna

The Kaduna state police command has arrested five suspected rail-trail vandals at Dalle Village of Jema'a LGA of Kaduna state. and recovered two trucks loaded with locomotive railway sleepers. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Muhammed Jalige, says the suspects were arrested on May 13 following a tipoff. He said the suspects are currently undergoing interrogation and effort is being intensified with a view to identifying all people involved in the destruction of critical national infrastructure. See photos of the trail truck below
Foreigner who Sold Over 450 Rifles to Bandits and 4 others Arrested in Zamfara
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Foreigner who Sold Over 450 Rifles to Bandits and 4 others Arrested in Zamfara

Five notorious suspects involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms have been arrested by the police in Zamfara. The suspects were paraded on Friday May 14 at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital. The state police spokesperson, Shehu Mohammed said the suspects were arrested as a result of the collaboration between the police and the state leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Four AK-49 rifles, nine magazines, 960 live ammunition, and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects accused of terrorising various communities in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina States in the North West, and Niger State in the north-central part of the country. Amo...
Police Arrest Five Suspected Pipeline vandals in Delta
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Police Arrest Five Suspected Pipeline vandals in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested five suspected pipeline vandals and recovered a lorry with 170 pieces of pipes. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, May 12, said the suspects specialised in vandalising oil pipelines at the Ogulagha Dried Land. "On the 8/5/2021 at about 1745hrs, Anti-Crime Patrol of ‘A’ Division Warri while on routine patrol intercepted lorry with Reg. No. BDG 358 YA with five (5) suspects, on searching, the lorry was loaded with one hundred and seventy (170) pieces of 6inchs already cut to various sizes,' Edafe stated. "The suspects are allegedly experts in the act of vandalizing Federal Government Pipeline at Ogulagha Dried Land. The five occupants Lukeman Jimoh ‘m’ 40yrs, Shola Bimigo ‘m’,...
IMSU Student Arrested for Cultism
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IMSU Student Arrested for Cultism

The Imo state police command has arrested a 20-year-old student of the Imo state University, Onyeme Victor Chimaobi, pictured above, for engaging in cultism. A statement released by SP Orlando Ikeokwu, operatives of the Divisional Police Hqrs, Shell Camp, Owerri, intercepted the suspect during a routine patrol. Ikeokwu said locally made Pistols and two live ammunition were recovered from the suspect. The police spokesperson said the suspect confessed to be the owner of the gun and said he uses it for his personal protection. The police spokesperson added that the suspect would be arraigned in court as soon as possible.
I have Deontay Wilder’s a**, soul, mojo and balls in my pocket, i own them! – Tyson Fury
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I have Deontay Wilder’s a**, soul, mojo and balls in my pocket, i own them! – Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder has not yet mentally recovered from their rematch. Back in February 2020, Fury stopped Wilder in the seventh round to capture the WBC heavyweight title. Wilder has been out of the ring since the loss to Fury. A planned trilogy was scheduled for July of last year, but then delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. Fury and his team eventually announced that Wider's rematch clause had expired and they would fight someone else. Wilder then filed a legal action to enforce the rematch clause. The two sides are involved in an ongoing arbitration process, with a decision yet to be made. Fury meanwhile is close to finalizing a deal to face Anthony Joshua, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO world titles. Their fight would li...
30 Dead, 65 Rescued in Niger State boat Mishap
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30 Dead, 65 Rescued in Niger State boat Mishap

Thirty bodies have been recovered while 65 persons were rescued by local divers after a boat mishap in Tijana in Munya Local Government Area of Niger State. A local boat carrying about 100 people, including women and children, capsized midway into the journey, at about 6:00pm, on Saturday, May 8. A search and rescue operation began immediately and 30 bodies have been recovered so far. Local divers are still in search of the remaining bodies. The boat reportedly capsized due to a heavy windstorm caused by the rain that fell on Saturday evening May 8 Among the victims were some returnees who had earlier fled their homes with their children due to bandits attacks.
Zverev Defeats Berrettini to Win Second Madrid Open
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Zverev Defeats Berrettini to Win Second Madrid Open

Alexander Zverev recovered from a set down to defeat Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (8/10), 6-4, 6-3 and win the Madrid Open for a second time Sunday as he clinched a fourth Masters 1000 title. The German fifth seed recorded his third consecutive top-10 victory this week, having eliminated five-time Madrid champion Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem to reach the final. Zverev, last year’s US Open runner-up, added to his 2018 Madrid triumph as he denied Berrettini successive titles following the Italian’s win in Belgrade last month. Berrettini, making his Madrid main draw debut this week, was attempting to become this year’s third first-time Masters champion after Hubert Hurkacz (Miami) and Stefanos Tsitsipas (Monte Carlo). World number 10 Berrettini landed the first blow as he broke Zve...
Police Arrest two Fake Soldiers Including a Woman in Delta
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Police Arrest two Fake Soldiers Including a Woman in Delta

The Delta State Police Command has arrested two fake soldiers including a woman and recovered military uniforms. Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, May 7, said the suspects were arrested from a hotel in Effurun, in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state. "On the 5/5/2021 at about 1300hrs, information received that a woman Jemilia Suleman ‘f’ age 48yrs, a native of Plateau State with one Monagor Charles ‘m’ age 61yrs of Ndokwa East L.G Area Delta State were found wearing military uniforms and lodged in Beji Court Hotel Bendel Estate Off Airport road Effurun,' Edafe stated. The DPO Ogborikoko Division CSP Martha Ikong detailed and led surveillance operative in conjunction with military personnel to the hotel and arrested...
Eight Hoodlums Killed as Police Repel Attack on Station in Imo
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Eight Hoodlums Killed as Police Repel Attack on Station in Imo

An attack by unknown gunmen at Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo state, was repelled by Joint security operatives on Thursday night, May 6. Eight hoodlums were killed in the gun battle that ensued and it was also learnt that joint security operatives recovered seven vehicles the attackers came in for the operation. Eyewitnesses said the gun battle between the gunmen and the security operatives lasted several hours, as the military sent reinforcement from the 34 artillery brigade, Obinze, in Owerri. No security officer was killed in the attack.
Nigerian Man Arrested at Indian Airport with N200m worth of drugs Concealed in his Underwear
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Nigerian Man Arrested at Indian Airport with N200m worth of drugs Concealed in his Underwear

A Nigerian national has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India with N206,062.67 worth of drugs concealed in his underwear. The accused identified as Nonso Ekwalor Base was apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday, May 4, on the basis of “behaviour detection" CISF said 200 grams of methaqualone, a sedative, were recovered from Ekwealor as he was undergoing security checks at terminal two of the airport just before he was scheduled to board an Indigo airlines flight to Bengaluru. "Vigilant #CISF personnel apprehended a passenger namely Mr. Nonso Ekwealor Base (Nigerian) carrying 200gms Narcotic Substance (Methaqualone) concealed inside his clothing @ IGI Airport, New Delhi. Passenger was handed over to NCB...
NDLEA Raids Eateries in Plateau and Enugu, Recovers Drugged Cakes
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NDLEA Raids Eateries in Plateau and Enugu, Recovers Drugged Cakes

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau state capital where freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa were recovered in addition to 48.726kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances. Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, May 3, said some of the drug joints raided include KNL Lounge located along Lamingo road and another branch along Mining Quarters, Rantya Low Cost estate, as well as Tuscany Lounge on Azaki Ave, all within Jos metropolis. Beside the drugged cakes called brownie recovered from the three eateries, psychotropic substances also seized from there include: Barcadin Codeine 14kg; Flunitrazapem 355.5grammes; Tramadol 370.1 grammes; Exol-5, 30kg; ...
Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 
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Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 

Norwich City have beaten William Troost-Ekong’s Watford to the Championship title after a comfortable 4-1 victory over Reading on Saturday. Already promoted to the Premier League at the first attempt, Norwich thumped Reading with a ruthless performance to be confirmed champions. As it turned out, Watford’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford would have handed Norwich the title anyway but the Canaries took care of their own business in emphatic fashion to secure top spot with one game left. Norwich recovered from an early setback to win, having trailed to a 12th minute goal from Josh Laurent. But two goals from Kieran Dowell, a stunning free-kick from Xavier Quintilla and Teemu Pukki’s 26th strike of the season ensured two titles in three seasons for Daniel Farke’s side. Meanwhile, t...
Allardyce Backs Ajayi To Bounce Back From Error Against Aston Villa
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Allardyce Backs Ajayi To Bounce Back From Error Against Aston Villa

Boss Sam Allardyce has backed Semi Ajayi to quickly bounce back from the mistake he made in the derby against Villa. The Baggies were 90 seconds away from beating Dean Smith’s side on Sunday but were ultimately held to a point after Kienan Davis fired in to level the scores at 2-2 in stoppage time. Villa’s first goal arrived after Ajayi – who had been recalled to the side at the expense of Dara O’Shea – gave away a needless penalty for a foul on Ross Barkley. Davis’ equaliser meanwhile arrived after Bartley – who has been in outstanding form in recent months – got caught in two minds when it came to clearing a cross. But while Allardyce was left frustrated by those individual errors, he refused to criticise his two centre-backs. And he has backed them and the rest of Alb...

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