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President Buhari disappointed us. Choose carefully in 2023 – Baba-Ahmed tells northerners
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President Buhari disappointed us. Choose carefully in 2023 – Baba-Ahmed tells northerners

The spokesperson of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “disappointment” to the north and has advised Northerners to choose carefully who to vote for during the 2023 general elections. Speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Saturday, January 15, Baba-Ahmed said President Buhari promised to secure the country and grow the economy but he has disappointed the region by failing to do so. “Northerners were told that if Buhari becomes president, the country would be secured; he will fight corruption; the economy will improve. But now, we are worse. This is not propaganda; it is not fiction. It is a fact on the ground,” he said. Millions of internally-displaced people (IDP) camp in the north-west, where Buhari comes from as a result of the deadl...
Police gives Update on the actor Bob Saget  Death
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Police gives Update on the actor Bob Saget Death

The police has painted a more complete picture of how U.S. actor and comedian, Bob Saget was found dead. According to a new report, the family of the actor was desperately trying to reach him, not knowing he had died in his hotel room. An Orange County Sheriff's Deputy noted in his official report that Bob was discovered by a Ritz-Carlton Hotel security staffer who'd been sent to the room on the Saget family's request after they had made several unsuccessful attempts to reach him on Sunday, Jan. 9. In the documents obtained by TMZ, the deputy notes that the hotel security knocked on Bob's door multiple times before going in around 4 PM ET only to find all the lights off. Upon entering the bedroom, they found Bob lying face-up on the bed, with his left arm across his chest and...
Lana Del Rey gets temporary restraining order against alleged stalker
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Lana Del Rey gets temporary restraining order against alleged stalker

Singer Lana Del Rey has gotten a temporary restraining order against an alleged stalker who tried gaining access to her apartment on three different occassions in the last few weeks. TMZ reported that the singer filed for and was granted a temporary restraining order this past week in L.A. County, after she claimed a woman by the name of Janeen Lee Stratton, who apparently also goes by the nickname "America" has been harassing her in very scary fashion. Lana and her legal team alleged that the lady has been blowing up professional associates, including managers, with demands to meet her in person because she believes she's Lana's muse. She also thinks the singer communicates with her via song and/or dreams. After Lana's management responded via text message and told Stratton...
Organisers of disrupted Rivers concert Teni performed in didn’t apply for security — Police
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Organisers of disrupted Rivers concert Teni performed in didn’t apply for security — Police

Rivers state police command has said that organizers of the disrupted concert Teni performed in, didn’t apply for security. Spokesperson of the state Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko who addressed reporters on Wednesday January 5, said the organisers ought to have applied to the Commissioner of Police for security. Koko also insisted that no police officer fired a gunshot during the event. The statement read; “No police officer from Rivers State Police Command fired any gunshot that day. Normally if they have such an event, they are supposed to write an application to the Commissioner of Police. “Then the Commissioner of Police will direct the Area Commander covering that Degema axis, while the Degema Area Commander will also assign it to the Divisional Police Officer over the...
Quavo sued for allegedly beating up limo driver in Las Vegas
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Quavo sued for allegedly beating up limo driver in Las Vegas

30-year-old Migos rapper, Quavo and his entourage have been sued for allegedly beating up their limo driver in Las Vegas on July 3. In court documents obtained by TMZ, it was alleged that the rapper and his crew were upset with the driver because he left behind someone else from their group when he picked them up from a club to take them back to the Virgin hotel. The unnamed driver claimed in the lawsuit that he tried to reason with Quavo and his pals, but they began shouting at him before things escalated and they assaulted him. He was allegedly punched and kicked in front of hotel staff and security, whom the driver said did not try to intervene. The driver also claimed to have suffered physical and mental pain and disfigurement as a result of the alleged assault. This is c...
Banditry: Zamfara Elders raise alarm over alleged indiscriminate release of criminals
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Banditry: Zamfara Elders raise alarm over alleged indiscriminate release of criminals

A group of elder statesmen in Zamfara State has accused the security agents in the state of indiscriminately releasing arrested bandits and their collaborators, describing it as one of the factors responsible for the escalation of the insecurity in the state.   Channels TV reports that the group raised the alarm at a meeting in Gusau, the state capital. A former member of the National Assembly who represented Zamfara Central constituency, Senator Saidu Dansadau, briefed journalists on behalf of the group at the end of the meeting. He said;   “The committee expresses its dismay and disappointment for indiscriminate release of criminals by the authorities who either arrest them or to whom the criminals are handed over when they are arrested by the military, vigilante grou...
Yuletide: NSCDC deploys 1200 operatives in Akwa Ibom
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Yuletide: NSCDC deploys 1200 operatives in Akwa Ibom

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday deployed 1,200 operatives to ensure adequate protection of critical government infrastructures in Akwa Ibom State for hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebrations. Abidemi Majekodunmi, the Commandant of NSCDC, stated this in a press statement made available to journalists in Uyo, the state capital. He said that strategic locations like the Tropicana Complex, playgrounds, recreational centres, Christmas Village, Ibom Plaza, major worship centres would be patrolled to forestall the perpetration of criminal acts. Part of the text read, “To ensure a hitch-free Christmas and New Year celebration, the Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has deployed 1, 200 personnel of the corps to str...
Dubai king ordered to pay estranged wife $734m in royal divorce case
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Dubai king ordered to pay estranged wife $734m in royal divorce case

A London judge has ordered Dubai king, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to pay his estranged wife Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein at least 554 million pounds ($734 million) -the UK's biggest ever divorce settlement. The settlement concludes a long-running case that has played out in UK courts between Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, 47, daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, and her ex-husband, multibillionaire Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. During the trial, the court heard details of the immense luxury in which the princess lived before she fled Dubai with her two children, Zayed, 9, and Jalila, 14. Dubai king ordered to pay estranged wife $734m in royal divorce case The court also heard Mohammed’s abusive behavior toward his wife and children, whic...
Wizkid Enrages as Man Slaps him on the Head in Warri, Nigerians react
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Wizkid Enrages as Man Slaps him on the Head in Warri, Nigerians react

A video from Wizkid’s gig in Warri that has been making the rounds on social media has generated fury. In the viral video, an overly enthusiastic fan managed to outsmart Wizkid’s security and slapped the singer on the head. This comes after several supporters dragged Wizkid onto the stage during his live performance at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja. A fan had grabbed one of Wizkid’s legs on stage at first, but Wizkid’s bodyguard and security personnel mistook it for a die-hard fan gesture. It became serious after another fan joined the first one on stage to grab Wizkid’s other leg. See some reactions; Watch the video below;
COAS urges new recruits to discharge duties effectively
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COAS urges new recruits to discharge duties effectively

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has charged 4,000 newly-recruited soldiers of the Nigerian Army to put national interest over their personal interests as they discharge their duties effectively Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier General Director Army Public Relations, in a statement Saturday, said the COAS gave the charge during the Passing Out Parade (POP) of 81 Regular Recruits Intake at the Depot Nigerian Army in Zaria, Kaduna state. He said the COAS who was the Special Guest of Honour and Reviewing Officer of the POP further Congratulated the young soldiers for the successful completion of their training. He said the training of recruits into the Nigerian Army (NA) is in fulfilment of Army Headquarters Training Directives in line with his vision to have ”A Professi...
Strange man charges at Bishop Oyedepo on the pulpit
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Strange man charges at Bishop Oyedepo on the pulpit

A bizarre scene played out recently at Living Faith Church, Canaanland, Ogun, when a strange man ran towards the senior pastor of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, grabbing him by his feer. The incident occurred two Sundays before the Shiloh program organized by the church last week. The man beat security and held Bishop Oyedepo's feet. He was however stopped by security. Watch a video below
Expecting more from President Buhari is like Beating Dead Horse – Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says
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Expecting more from President Buhari is like Beating Dead Horse – Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that President Buhari has done the best he could do and expecting him to do anything more is like beating a dead horse. According to Daily Trust, Obasanjo said this at a retreat on inclusive security organized by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa in Abuja on Monday, December 14. “The truth is this, President Buhari has done his best. That is what he can do. If we are expecting anything more than what he has done or what he is doing, that means we’re whipping a dead horse and there is no need. Then, where do we go from here? We cannot fold our hands. I believe that is part of what we’re doing here and what we continue to be doing. How do we prepare for post-Buhari? Buhari has done his best. My prayer is that God will spare h...
No one is happy anymore – Gov Ortom laments state of nation
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No one is happy anymore – Gov Ortom laments state of nation

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has lamented that Nigerians are currently in pain over the state of the nation ranging from deteriorating security situation to economic issues. The governor who spoke on Friday during the swearing-in of the new National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP led by its Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and other members of the National Working Committee, NWC, appealed to Nigerians to work together for the restoration of the country’s glory. He urged all citizens of the country to put partisan politics, religion and ethnic sentiments aside and team up with the PDP for the rescue of the nation. Governor Ortom made the appeal on Friday while speaking with Government House Press Crew in Abuja after the The Governor stated that due to the...
Banditry: Zamfara group writes President Buhari
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Banditry: Zamfara group writes President Buhari

A group, Concerned Moriki Indigenes in Zamfara State, led by its Chairman, Alhaji Salisu Muhammad Moriki, has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the worsening security situation in Moriki and neighbouring towns. According to the letter, the group raised serious concerns that over 100 houses have been invaded by bandits in Moriki town in the Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, saying that the road has become a death zone for commuters. The group lamented that for over a month now, there have been incessant attacks that call for a well-coordinated security network. “We want to let you know that in the last one month, Moriki town has come under the control and influence of bandits raging havoc to residents via kidnap, killing and all sort of terrorism wit...
Reps consider Bill to fund Nigeria’s unemployed youths
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Reps consider Bill to fund Nigeria’s unemployed youths

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, passed through second reading, a Bill seeking to create funds that will be used to provide financial support for Nigerian youths to tackle the worrisome unemployment and under-employment in the country. Titled: “a Bill for an Act to make Provision for the Establishment of Youth Entrepreneurship Development Trust Fund and a Management Team to Administer the Funds; and for Related Matters (HB. 1448),” the proposed legislation is sponsored by Rep. Farah Dagogo from Rivers State. In his lead debate, Dagogo said when passed into law, the legislation would not only stem the ugly trend of unemployment and under-employment being currently experienced by youths in the country but also serve as financial succour for them and bolster the country’s dwi...
When I was governor, I served Abia with my conscience and left a prosperous and popular state – Orji Uzor Kalu
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When I was governor, I served Abia with my conscience and left a prosperous and popular state – Orji Uzor Kalu

Former Abia state governor cum governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, took to his Facebook page to celebrate the second year anniversary of his incarceration at the Nigerian Correctional center in Kuja. Recall that in December 2019, the former Abia state governor was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he was convicted of N7.1bn fraud alongside his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited, and a former Director of Finance during his tenure, Ugo Udeogu. The Supreme court on May 8, 2020, then nullified Kalu and Udeogo's conviction on grounds that the presiding judge, Justice Mohammed Idris, lacked the jurisdiction to have presided over their case. In June 2020, Kalu was released from Kuje prison. In a post shared on his Facebook page this morning, Kalu recounted his experience in prison. He mentioned th...
”It is either he does not pay his tithe or he does not believe what he told you”- Reno Omokri tackles Pastors who tell their members to pay tithe for divine protection but move around with security
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”It is either he does not pay his tithe or he does not believe what he told you”- Reno Omokri tackles Pastors who tell their members to pay tithe for divine protection but move around with security

Reno Omokri has tackled clergymen who preach about tithing. Making reference to pastors who say payment of tithe gives divine protection but move around with security, Reno said it is either they do not pay tithe or do not believe in what they tell members. He shared this thought on his Instagram page. He wrote ''A pastor tells you that by paying tithe, you have divine protection. Then that same pastor goes out with armed security protecting him. It is either he does not pay his tithe, or he does not believe what he told you. Divine protection comes by faith, not by tithe! In fact, God ordained a day for you to be born and a day for you to die. Tithe or no tithe, no one can kill you before that day. And no one can extend your life beyond that day. Christ never collected tithes. His...
“You picked the wrong ones” – Daughter of former Oyo governor, Ajay Ajimobi calls out Lagos nightclub after bouncers allegedly tried to assault her
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“You picked the wrong ones” – Daughter of former Oyo governor, Ajay Ajimobi calls out Lagos nightclub after bouncers allegedly tried to assault her

Ajay Ajimobi, one of the daughters of late former Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has called out a Lagos nightclub after their bouncers allegedly tried to assault her. Taking to Instagram on Saturday, the 24-year-old University of Warwick graduate alleged that the bouncers 'tried to put hands on her' but thankfully she had her own security. "Shortly after this we got into a fight at Cocoon Lagos. Your bouncers are okay with assaulting women. #misogynists. Picked the wrong ones though. Imagine being this cute and some sexit loser pig tries to put hands on you. No now," she wrote. "I am good guys. Thanks you so much. I had my security and everything and hands too!! I just had to call them out because that was rubbish and the story wouldn't have eneded the same for a lot of o...
Woman who accused Teju Pretty of squatting in her house is called out by the real house owner as she comes to Teju’s defence
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Woman who accused Teju Pretty of squatting in her house is called out by the real house owner as she comes to Teju’s defence

Kim, the woman who alleged that Teju Pretty squatted in her house and tried to steal her man, has been called out by the 'real house owner' who spoke up to defend Teju. Kim had gone online to claim that Instagram model, Teju Pretty, squatted in her house in Dubai with no plans of leaving. She also alleged that Teju was owing the hotel where she previously stayed and she paid for it on Teju's behalf. She went on to share a screenshot of messages purportedly sent by Teju to beg her for money. However, a woman named Judith Pascal has come out to claim that she's the real owner of the house and Kim came into her house to film Teju. She added that Kim was squatting in her house yet came online to call out Teju. Judith asked what Teju Pretty eve...
Community petitions Anambra Police over killing of 20-year old by security agents
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Community petitions Anambra Police over killing of 20-year old by security agents

Azia community in Ihiala local government area of Anambra State has petitioned the Anambra State Police Command, over the gruesome killing of its indigene on Wednesday. President General of Azia General Assembly, Dr Nwabueze Tonna in a petition dated Thursday 26 November said Miss Chidimma Ezeanochie was shot dead by security agents in Azia without any provocation. The petition by Nwabueze was titled: ‘Gruesome murder of miss Chidimma by Policemen of the special unit deployed from Awka to Orsumoghu on 25th of November, 2021 Nwabueze said: “Miss Chidinma Ezeanochie aged 20 years hails from Umudansu Village of Azia, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra state. At about 5 pm on this fateful date,(Thursday 25th Nov. 2021) little Miss Chidimma was sent on an errand by the mother t...
Jake Paul claims Floyd Mayweather tried to get him assassinated in Miami
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Jake Paul claims Floyd Mayweather tried to get him assassinated in Miami

YouTube personality-turned boxer, Jake Paul claimed undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather tried to have him assassinated earlier this year. Paul and Mayweather were involved in a heated confrontation at a pre-fight press conference for the former world champion's exhibition bout with his brother Logan Paul in June. Mayweather had his hat stolen by Paul, who said "got ya hat" as he ran off, with a brawl ensuing backstage at the event afterward. Paul then went on to mock Mayweather on social media, selling merchandise with the "got ya hat" phrase emblazoned upon it, and even got the phrase tattooed on his calf afterward. Mayweather was incensed by Paul, with the 24-year-old now claiming that the retired boxer wanted to "kill" him due to the stunt. Speaking on the FULL SEND podca...
Igbo-Etiti Traditional Rulers pay solidarity visit to Gov. Ugwuanyi, hail him on peace, security, development
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Igbo-Etiti Traditional Rulers pay solidarity visit to Gov. Ugwuanyi, hail him on peace, security, development

Traditional Rulers from Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Thursday, paid a solidarity visit to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi at the Government House, Enugu, commending him for his giant developmental strides especially in the rural areas as well as his unparalleled commitment to peace and security in spite of the nation’s economic, security and public health challenges. The Royal Fathers expressed delight that the peace, security and good governance entrenched in Enugu State by Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration have made the state “the destination of choice for all people in Nigeria, particularly our brothers of the South East”. Led by the Chairman, Igbo-Etiti Traditional Rulers Council, HRH Igwe Michael C. Odo, the Traditional Rulers, said: “Your Excellency, we visit you ...
INTERPOL Elects Nigeria’s Assistant Police Inspector General, Baba Umar Its Vice President For Africa
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INTERPOL Elects Nigeria’s Assistant Police Inspector General, Baba Umar Its Vice President For Africa

INTERPOL, the International Criminal Police Organization, has elected Nigeria's Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG GARBA Baba Umar as the Vice President (Africa) and Executive Committee Member of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) - INTERPOL. Umar was the Head of INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB), Nigeria. A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba on Thursday said Umar was elected in the early hours of that day "in the 89th INTERPOL General Assembly currently holding at the Halic Congress Hall, Istanbul, Turkey". The statement said, "The year 2021 General Assembly, which have in attendance 470 Police Chiefs, Ministers and Senior Law Enforcement Officials from the 195 INTERPOL member countries, seeks to identify areas where the ...
LeBron James gets two Fans Ejected from Courtside seats during Overtime win
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LeBron James gets two Fans Ejected from Courtside seats during Overtime win

Lebron James got two fans sitting courtside ejected from the game during an overtime thriller on Wednesday, Nov. 24. During overtime of the Lakers' 124–116 road win over Indiana, James had the fans ejected with just over two minutes left in overtime It's unclear what the fans said or did that led to James's reaction, though James can be heard in a video pointing at the fans and telling a referee, "Right f---ing here." As they were escorted out of the arena by security, the female fan mocked Lebron by making an animated crying gesture towards him. Eventually, the game was resumed and the Lakers held on for the win, 124-116.Speaking later about the incident, LeBron refused to specifically reveal what went down, but he said obscene gestures and words would not be tolerated...
Career conman died after pouring acid on himself in court hearing
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Career conman died after pouring acid on himself in court hearing

A career conman who targeted high-profile personalities and Olympic athletes died after dousing himself in acid in the middle of a court hearing, an inquest heard.   Mark Marshall, born Mark Castley, scammed footballer Adam Johnson, the ex-wife of businessman Scot Young and various Olympic athletes.   When he was first arrested for that fraud in 2016, Marshall stabbed himself in the neck in police custody and suffered a stroke, the inquest heard.   Despite this attempt, a probation service worker did not think Marshall was at "imminent risk" of making another attempt on his life.   The privately-educated fraudster is believed to have smuggled a corrosive substance past security into his sentencing hearing at Inner London Crown Court in April 2019...
Insurgency: You don’t need to go on television when you’re winning war – Wike tells CAS, Amao
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Insurgency: You don’t need to go on television when you’re winning war – Wike tells CAS, Amao

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended the military for the success achieved in the fight against insurgency in the country. Wike gave the commendation on Monday during a courtesy visit by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Amao, at Government House, Port Harcourt. The governor told Amao that he doesn’t need to go on the television to tell Nigerians that they are secured when the military is winning the war against insurgency. According to him, Nigerians will know from the environment that there are a lot of changes going on. He noted that greater success in winning the war against Boko Haram and bandits could be achieved by deploying more military strategies, which is better than media publicity. “When you are winning a war, the people will feel it. Whe...
Lagos Obas, lawmaker react to killing of teacher, student in Epe
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Lagos Obas, lawmaker react to killing of teacher, student in Epe

Two traditional rulers and a lawmaker in the Epe Division of Lagos State have condemned the recent killing of a school teacher and a student in the area. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Razak Bakare, a student of Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED), Epe was shot dead on campus last Wednesday, while Ahmed Saheed, a teacher in Poka, also in the Epe area, was killed on Friday. Speaking with NAN on the killing of the MOCPED student, Oba Babatunde Ogunlaja, the Aladeshoyin of Odo-Noforija, expressed dismay over the killing of the student on campus. Ogunlaja said such occurrence was condemnable and called on the institution’s authority to install CCTV cameras on the school premises. The Oba said he has been working tirelessly with security agencies, vi...
There is no place on earth today, not in Yemen or Somalia are human lives so cheap like in this country – Senator Shehu Sani
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There is no place on earth today, not in Yemen or Somalia are human lives so cheap like in this country – Senator Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani has decried the deplorable state of security across the country. In a post shared on his Facebook page, the senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, opined that there is no place on planet earth that life is as cheap as it is now in Nigeria. His post reads ; ''The terrorists from our own part of the country are moving beyond launching raids and extorting ransom to a new audacious level of gradually edging out the constituted authority;collecting taxes,imposing fines and installing religious and traditional structures of Leadership. In all the mass kidnappings that happened in Niger, Kebbi,Kaduna,Sokoto and Katsina,there has not been any serious rescue record other than outright payments of ransom by the families of the victims. ...
Man Who Was Hypnotized, Kidnapped And Robbed Recounts His 3-Day Ordeals In Lagos Kidnappers’ Den
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Man Who Was Hypnotized, Kidnapped And Robbed Recounts His 3-Day Ordeals In Lagos Kidnappers’ Den

There is no doubt that the times in which we live call for extra vigilance. This you must know especially if you live in Lagos at the moment, or visit the city for whatever reason. The swing of the time requires that everyone must up their security ante – a guarantee to stay alive and off the harm’s way. Sunday Sun investigation revealed that some kidnap cells are springing up and kidnappers  are on the prowl in Lagos again. And one of their victims says his experience is not a pleasant one to hear. Now, you would recall the reign of Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly  known as Evans and some other ugly kidnap gangs in Lagos. After their nefarious activities were halted by the police, not much was heard about kidnapping again in the Centre of Excellence. From then, many Lagos res...
Policeman Stabs Motorist In Imo, Flees With Another Driver At Gunpoint
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Policeman Stabs Motorist In Imo, Flees With Another Driver At Gunpoint

Ekeh Franklyn Nzubechukwu, a young Nigerian man, has been stabbed by an officer attached to the Nigerian Police Special Force at Edede by Opara Anozie Street in Owerri, Imo State, according to SaharaReporters. It was learnt that the policeman was one of those security details escorting a Prado tinted Sports Utility Vehicle, when the event happened. The policeman was said to have ordered all drivers to start reversing their cars while trying to maneuver the traffic. He then used the butt of the gun to hit the victim's car. Franklyn was however stabbed in the neck by the officer, when he argued that two cars were behind him and that he couldn't move back. The victim explained that the officer threatened to shoot his boss when he was about to video the incident, while the polic...
‘I Got Over 200,000 Votes in APC Primary Election’ – Andy Uba Rejects Anambra Election Results
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‘I Got Over 200,000 Votes in APC Primary Election’ – Andy Uba Rejects Anambra Election Results

Andy Uba has vowed not to accept the result of the just concluded Anambra governorship election. Uba wondered how after getting over 200,000 votes in his party's primary conducted in the state, he was unable to replicate such feat in the governorship election. The All Progressives Congress candidate in the just concluded Anambra State Governorship Election therefore rejected the election result in a statement titled, ‘Senator Andy Uba Rejects the outcome of Anambra Governorship Election,’ signed by the Spokesman for his campaign organisation, Jerry Ugokwe, on Thursday. He described the results as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission “as a charade” which was not reflective of the wishes and aspirations of the people of the state. The campaign organisation sa...
Insecurity: ‘Bandits fear Amotekun more’ — Ex- Nigerian ambassador asks for more funding for local security networks
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Insecurity: ‘Bandits fear Amotekun more’ — Ex- Nigerian ambassador asks for more funding for local security networks

Nigeria’s former ambassador to the Philippines, Akinyemi Farounbi, has stated that operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, also known as Amotekun, should be well funded as bandits are more scared of them.   In January 2021, south-west governors launched Amotekun as a regional outfit to tackle challenges of insecurity, including kidnapping and banditry. Farounbi now says the fact that Amotekun personnel are drawn from the grassroots, and they understand the culture and language of the people differentiates them from the police.   He said Amotekun should be well-funded to enable the outfit achieve its security mandate, as well as discourage operatives from extorting citizens. “They can be informal without being regimented like other agencies. They are ...
Kidnap: Two prosecution witnesses refuse to testify in Evans case over security reasons
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Kidnap: Two prosecution witnesses refuse to testify in Evans case over security reasons

Trial of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, and Victor Aduba, a dismissed army personnel, has been stalled after two prosecution witnesses refused to testify in court due to security reasons. Lagos state counsel, Mr Yusuf Sule disclosed this while appearing before an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday November 8. Sule said; “We have two witnesses but they said they would not be able to come to court to testify, for security reasons. “The second witness is the younger brother of the kidnap victim. They said they would prefer to testify over zoom. “As a result, the prosecution will like to file an application for a zoom meeting." Though Sule's request was not opposed by Onwuamadike’s counsel, Mr Oyekunle Falabi, and A...
Release Luka Biniyat immediately – HURIWA tells police
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Release Luka Biniyat immediately – HURIWA tells police

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked the Kaduna State Police Command to release the National publicity secretary of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union Mr. Luka Biniyat, immediately. HURIWA said the reported detention for over five days of Biniyat on the alleged order of the State Commissioner for internal security on the accusation of defamation, amounted to an abuse of power. Recall that the Kaduna State commissioner for internal security Mr. Samuel Aruwan had on Sunday alluded to his role in the detention of Biniyat in a briefing he gave to journalists in Kaduna. Reacting to the development, HURIWA, in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, faulted the reso...
Niger Council Chairman Suspended Over ‘Misappropriation Of Fund’
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Niger Council Chairman Suspended Over ‘Misappropriation Of Fund’

Dr Suleiman Sheshi, the chairman of Bida Local Government Area (LGA) of Niger State has been suspended for misappropriation of funds. The lawmakers in a letter dated November 8, 2021 and addressed to the governor of the state, Abubakar Sani Bello, said the council chairman was suspended for six months for three offences which include alleged misappropriation of local government funds and execution of projects without seeking approval of the legislature. It read in part; “The Executive Chairman is misappropriating the Local Government funds without the consent and approval of the legislative house." A letter of suspension which was endorsed and signed by 12 out of the 14 councillors in the council, has been sent to the State House of Assembly, Ministry for Local Government, secu...
NSCDC discovers explosive in Borno farm
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NSCDC discovers explosive in Borno farm

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Command, in Borno State, has discovered explosives in a farm in Auno village of Konduga LGA. The State Commandant, Musa Farouk who briefed newsmen on Tuesday said the device was recovered by Agro Rangers. “It has been confirmed to be Improvised Explosive Device (IED). We will liaise with the police bomb squad for its detonation,” Farouk said. Farouk also paraded 13 suspects arrested for various offences ranging from vandalism, bunkering, theft, possession of illicit drugs and illegal assembly during curfew hours. He listed items recovered to include a fuel truck, two generators, electricity and communication cables as well as illicit drugs including some quantity of cannabis sativa. The Commandant who reiterated the commit...
Students and teachers of Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri freed after four months in captivit
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Students and teachers of Federal Government College in Birnin Yauri freed after four months in captivit

Bandits have finally freed twenty-eight students and two teachers of the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri in Kebbi state. The victims who were abducted four months ago by gunmen who overpowered security men on guard at the school located in the remote community in Kebbi State, were released on Wednesday October 20, by a notorious bandit identified as Dogo Gide. Though it was reported last week that the kidnap victims have been released, it was later gathered that they were not released as the mediators could not meet with the kingpin. However on Sunday October 17, two students and two teachers were brought out from the forests and received by security personnel and medics stationed at Kotonkoro town. Daily Trust reported that 28 students and two teachers have now been...
EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes
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EndSARS memorial: HURIWA demands immediate release of arrested youths, names protesters as heroes

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA has called for the release of some Nigerian youths who were arrested at the Lekki Tollgate on Wednesday following the one year anniversary protest in honour of those who were allegedly killed by the Nigerian Military on October 20, 2020. DAILY POST had reported that some of the protesters who stormed the Tollgate on Wednesday morning were arrested by the Lagos State police command for violating its order. The command had prior to the protest, warned the organizers to shelve the plan due to security reason. But some activists insisted that the anniversary of the 2020 massacre must be observed in both Lekki and other parts of the country. The rights group which described the arrest as absolutely ‘unconstitutional, unlawful, des...
Police rescue abducted twin daughters and personal aides of Kwara monarch
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Police rescue abducted twin daughters and personal aides of Kwara monarch

Kwara State Police Command on Sunday said it has rescued the kidnapped twin daughters and domestic staff of Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state. The 6-year-old twin girls, maid, driver, and security were abducted by gunmen last Thursday on their way home from school at Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday, said the victims were rescued unhurt. "The Kwara State Police Command is pleased to inform the members of the Public of the successful search and rescue operations conducted in the kidnap incidents involving twin girls of HRM Oba Samuel Adelodun, the Owalobo of OBBO Ayegunle in ...
Chiwetalu Agu recounts how he was treated at DSS office
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Chiwetalu Agu recounts how he was treated at DSS office

Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has recounted his experience in the hands of the operatives of the Department of State Services DSS. Agu was arrested last Tuesday, October 7 in Onitsha by men of the Nigerian Army who accused him of propagating the Biafran agenda. He was later released and then re-arrested by men of the Department of State Security and taken to Abuja. He was released on October 12. Speaking at a welcome back party organized for him by the Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, Agu said he was treated with respect by the DSS officers. ''It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things. They said they are calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offence. Because they did not tell me m...
FG declares Tuesday, October 19, public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid
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FG declares Tuesday, October 19, public holiday to mark Eidul-Mawlid

The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-ul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made this declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulates all Muslim faithful both at home and in the Diaspora for witnessing this year’s occasion. He admonished all Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country. Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to refrain from violence, lawlessness and other acts of criminality. As the in...
Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo
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Yorubas, Igbos and the North are not better off on their own – VP Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the Yorubas, Igbos and Hausas are not better off on their own and that Nigerians would fare better living together as one in spite of ethnic differences. A statement released by Laolu Akande, spokesperson of the Vice President, said Osinbajo said this when he spoke at an interactive session with top officials of Nigeria’s High Commission, UK, at the Abuja House residence of the High Commissioner in London on Sunday, October 10. Osinbajo who spoke against the calls for the disintegration of Nigeria, said “If you look at all of us sitting here, we represent all the geo-political zones. This is the Nigeria that will succeed, anything else doesn’t make sense. Yorubas are not better off on their own, Igbos are not better off on their own, the ...
Golden Down: Apply international best practices in rules of engagement – Uzodinma tells security agencies
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Golden Down: Apply international best practices in rules of engagement – Uzodinma tells security agencies

Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has urged security agencies to apply international best practices in their rules of engagement across the Southeast. Uzodinma made the call while flagging off the joint security operation codenamed “Exercise Golden Dawn” and was contained in a statement issued by the state government. Exercise Golden Dawn was introduced to tackle the increasing insecurity across the Southeast. However, the governor urged residents of the Southeast to join security agents in the fight against insecurity in the region.   The statement reads: “His Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma flagged off the joint operation of our security agencies code-named “Exercise Golden Dawn” to combat the rising insecurity across the South Eastern region. ...
How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger and declare emergency in Anambra?- Reno Omokri tackles FG
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How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger and declare emergency in Anambra?- Reno Omokri tackles FG

Reno Omokri has reacted to threats made by the Federal government to declare a state of emergency in Anambra state following the worsening state of security in the state. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Wednesday, October 6 announced the Federal government may declare a state of emergency in Anambra ahead of the November 6 governorship election. Reacting via his Instagram page, Reno wrote   ''Abubakar Malami’s threat to declare a state of emergency in Anambra may very well be the spark that ignites what he can’t put out. How can you leave Borno, Yobe, Kaduna, Zamfara and Niger (where Boko Haram controls 500 communities) and declare emergency in Anambra? This is what happens when the government is so imbalanced that there i...
Kwara fire service recovers one drowned person, three others missing
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Kwara fire service recovers one drowned person, three others missing

The Kwara State fire service has recovered the corpse of a man in Ilorin river along Emir’s road in the state capital. Spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kwara State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, in Ilorin on Monday, said the corpse was recovered on Monday at about 7.48a.m. He said the corpse had been handed over to the police. DAILY POST also reports that a suspected thief and two others who chased a suspected thief into the Asa river around Amilegbe area of Ilorin, Kwara state capital, have been declared missing three days after the incident. The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon, as the two men pursued the thief, who later threw the stolen phone into the river and jumped into the same river and started swimming. After a while, they were not ...
Man arrested for jumping fence and setting off fireworks at Kylie Jenner’s home
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Man arrested for jumping fence and setting off fireworks at Kylie Jenner’s home

A man has been arrested for jumping a fence and setting off fireworks at Kylie Jenner's $40m home. TMZ reported that cops were called to Kylie's L.A. property around 10 PM Wednesday September 29, because a man was buzzing her security and asking for her. It was gathered that the armed guards at first told him to get lost, which he did at first, but he returned shortly after that. He reportedly began setting off fireworks outside her property, and then jumped the fence. The cops however arrived and apprehended him before he could make it within the inner perimeter of Kylie's security barriers. An eyewitness alleged that the man kept reaching into his pockets and gave off fears of having a weapon. Kylie was not home at the time of the incident. The man said to be around 6'4" an...
Fredrick Nwabufo: Nigerian youths and the ‘japa’ syndrome
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Fredrick Nwabufo: Nigerian youths and the ‘japa’ syndrome

Migration is a constant; it is a wheel that keeps roving. Yes, it is in the nature of man to be peripatetic. People will always move from one place to another for job opportunities, education, health, security and for whatever corporeal or incorporeal desideratum. This is basic. The first of wave of ‘’japa’’ (Nigerian slang for emigration) in Nigeria was in the ‘70s/’80s. Faced with an uncertain future owing to military interregnums and a volatile economy, the Nigerian young journeyed to the West — the US and UK — while some left on a limb to Ukraine. Over the years more Nigerians have departed the country in pursuit of their dreams abroad. Some of these Diaspora Nigerians have distinguished themselves in different human enterprises. And they constitute a financial bulwark for the count...
Taylor Swift gave up her personal bodyguard to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their New York tour
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Taylor Swift gave up her personal bodyguard to protect Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their New York tour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were protected by Taylor Swift's bodyguards during their tour of New York City. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were driven around and guarded by Swift's security detail, DailyMail reveals. A former NYPD officer who is also Taylor Swift's head of security was seen watching over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex this weekend. Another guard who has also been seen guarding Swift, including during her appearance at the 2019 VMAs, was seen guarding Harry and Meghan in New York. It is not clear if Taylor Swift loaned Meghan and Harry her guards during their stay in New York as a favor or if the Sussexes happened to hire them from a company. Recall that when Harry and Meghan moved from the UK to Canada and then to the US, there was con...
Kaduna LG election: Faulty voting machines mars polls amid low turnout
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Kaduna LG election: Faulty voting machines mars polls amid low turnout

The Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) provided for use in the remaining four local government council elections slated for today in Kaduna State, failed to recognise some voters’ cards. Recall that KADSIECOM postponed Kaduna Local Government Elections in four Local Governments; Kajuru, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Kauru to September 25, 2021 (Today) due to security threat. But as the accreditation and votes were about to commence, voting machines in Kajuru LGA could not pick, and unable to print. Besides voting machines failure, some voters were completely absent as they went to their farms, while others attended to their immediate needs without recognising Local Government elections. Following this, only a few voters turned out. Some of those who turned out for voting in Kajuru LGA we...
Use your position to stabilize West Africa – UN tells Buhari
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Use your position to stabilize West Africa – UN tells Buhari

The United Nations has told the Buhari led government to use its position in Africa to stabilize the continent. According to a statement by president Buhari's media aide, Femi Adesina, the UN secretary-general revealed this at a meeting with Buhari on Friday, September 24, at the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly (UNGA) taking place in New York. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, urged Buhari to leverage on his leadership position to ensure stability among West African nations. “According to the UN scribe, Africa, especially West Africa, was generally seen as an ocean of stability and good governance, but was deeply concerned at recent reversal of fortunes in democratic rule in some parts of the West African sub-region with coups ove...

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