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Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks
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Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks

Two men identified as Christian John and Akhayera Collins have been arrested as the Rivers state police burst a syndicate that specialises in manufacturing fake drinks and selling to unsuspecting buyers. Spokesperson of the command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, November 1, said that the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Rumuokoro, Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state based on credible information. Omoni said that the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation. "On October 22, 2021 at about 3:30 p.m., operatives of Puff Adder, acting on credible information, led by the Commander SP. Noble Uwoh, stormed a hideout at Eligbolo Road, Rumuokoro, where they burst a syndicate that...
YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction
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YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction

YouTube has removed two channels of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who was found guilty of some sex crimes last week. YouTube said in statement that two of the singer's channels, RKellyTV and RKellyVevo, have been removed and he will no longer be able to create or own any other YouTube channel. Catalog of his music will however be available on YouTube Music, YouTube’s audio-streaming service, and the videos uploaded by other YouTube users will continue to be available. A YouTube spokesperson told Reuters in a statement; “We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R. Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines." YouTube VP of legal, Nicole Alston also wrote in a memo; “Egregious actions committed by R. Kelly warrant penalties beyo...
Traders beat suspected IPOB member enforcing sit-at-home order to death in Imo
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Traders beat suspected IPOB member enforcing sit-at-home order to death in Imo

The police in Imo on Monday confirmed the death of an escapee of Imo Correctional Centre Owerri and a member of the proscribed IPOB/ESN group in the state. The police spokesperson, CSP Michael Abattam, confirmed the incident to journalists in Owerri, Imo State. Mr. Abattam said that the incident occurred on Monday at about 0745hrs, while residents of Umuagbavo Oru Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, came out of their houses for their daily business activities. According to police, “One Obinwanne Iwu, 34, a native Ahiara in Ahiazu Mbaise LGA of Imo State, came to the market with members of his gang attacking, looting opened shops and forcing people to lock up their shops and preventing them from doing their legitimate businesses.” “Many shops were opened and people wer...
DSS denies reports of Arresting Channels TV reporters
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DSS denies reports of Arresting Channels TV reporters

    The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports its operatives arrested some of the presenters with Channels TV. According to a statement released by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the news of their arrest is false and misleading. “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to news making the rounds in some sections of the media that its operatives arrested two (2) journalists of Channels Television. This is false and misleading. Fake news peddlers should shun the act,” the statement read
Gunmen kidnap Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission
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Gunmen kidnap Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Secretary of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, NASIEC, Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu. It was gathered that Okpu was kidnapped on Tuesday night, August 24, in Lafia Local Government Area of the state. Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident in a statement, said the gunmen stormed the house of the NASIEC Secretary located at Bakin Rijiya Village, along Lafia-Shendam Road around 11.45pm on Tuesday night, August 24,and whisked him away to an unknown destination.   "On 25/8/2021 at about 0145hrs, a complaint was lodged at C Division, Lafia that, on 24/8/2021 at about 2345hrs, unknown gunmen numbering about five stormed the residence of the NASIEC Secretary locate...
Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman
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Osinbajo has not Joined 2023 Presidential race – Spokesman

Laolu Akande, spokesperson of Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has said that his principal has not indicated any interest in joining the 2023 presidential race. In a statement issued on Monday August 23, Akande stated that Osinbajo is currently focused on working in his capacity as the Vice President to address the various challenges facing the country, including finding effective and lasting solutions to the security challenges and working to further boost the economy. The statement read; “The Office of the Vice President is not in any way connected with the distribution and deployment of any 2023 political posters whether on the streets or in online videos, banners and the like on social media. “All these are simply needless distractions from the urgent tasks of gover...
Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites
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Benue Government Faults FG’s Plan to review 368 Grazing sites

The Benue State government has kicked against federal government's plan to review 368 grazing sites in the country. In a statement released on Friday August 20 by Governor Samuel Ortom's spokesperson, Terver Akase, after President Buhari approved constitution of a committee to review ‘with dispatch’ the 368 grazing sites across 25 states in the country, the presidency was accused of being bothered about animals and their safety and deploying all machinery and arsenals of government to impose grazing reserves and cattle routes on Nigerians, at a time when insecurity has reached an all-time high with hundreds being killed by armed herdsmen, bandits and other terrorists. The presidency was also accused of trying to plunge the country into avoidable crisis. The statement read;  “We ...
We Don’t Detain Citizens On Order Of Powerful People – DSS
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We Don’t Detain Citizens On Order Of Powerful People – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports that it detains citizens on the order of powerful citizens. DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya in a statement titled: “Re: Beyond Abba Kyari’s Indictment” and released on Thursday August 5 in reaction to an opinion in a newspaper where it was alleged that “hundreds of innocent citizens are currently languishing in Police and State Security Services (SSS) detention centres across the country, following arrests ordered by powerful men and women", alleged that Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi was misinforming, inciting, and should be withdrawn. The DSS which reiterated that it is doing so much for the country, maintained that it shouldn't be ran down at the slightest opportunity but supported. The statement read; “Dear Mr. Olusegun A...
Two South African police officers arrested while offloading goods they looted during unrest
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Two South African police officers arrested while offloading goods they looted during unrest

Two South African police reservists have been arrested for being in possession of goods looted during an unrest in Gauteng.   Police spokesperson, Colonel Brenda Muridili said the officers were arrested in Soweto while allegedly offloading the goods from a marked police van at a time when they were on duty.     The police officers stationed at the Protea Glen police station, were in possession of items worth around R90 000 and they include electric appliances, clothes, groceries, a generator and sound systems.   Muridili said;   "Police from Soweto operationalised information received from the Intelligence Coordinating Committee, which led to the arrest of two on-duty reservist constables found in possession of property alleged to have ...
Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality
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Kano Sharia Police arrest five men over alleged homosexuality

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested five men suspected of engaging in homosexuality at Sheka Barde ??in Kumbotso Local Government Area of the state. The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, who confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kano on Monday, July 12, and signed by its spokesperson, Malam Lawal Ibrahim, said the arrests were made following reports from residents of the area. "All the suspects confirmed to be above 20 years of age were apprehended on July 11 during a special raid,” he said. The commander-general expressed outrage over the alleged actions of the youths. He thanked members of the community and security stakeholders for their cooperation and support in cracking down on corruption in the state. Ibn-Sina said the suspects would be c...
Police rescue six kidnapped victims, arrest two suspects in Edo
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Police rescue six kidnapped victims, arrest two suspects in Edo

Operatives of the Edo Police Command have rescued six kidnapped victims along the Benin-Ekpoma Road.   Spokesperson of the command, Kottongs Bello, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, July 8, said two suspected kidnappers were also arrested in the process.   “On 07/07/2021 at about 1840HRS, Operatives of Edo State Police Command, Egba Divisional Headquarters acting on credible information from members of the public that a Toyota Sienna Bus Reg. No. EDO RRU 780 NE driving by Eric Ehiaguna ‘m’ belonging to a Private Transport Company coming from Ekpoma to Benin City was intercepted by hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers at Igue-Ozevbaru and kidnapped all the occupants in the process and forced them into the forest," he stated.   "The un-relenti...
Teach your children that their only gender is the one God gave them – Reno Omokri
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Teach your children that their only gender is the one God gave them – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has asked parents to teach their children that the only gender they have is the one God gave them.   According to Omokri, God holds parents responsible for their home no matter how "mad the world is".   He also urged parents to uproot their kids from any environment that wants them to change their gender instead of beating, obliging or depriving them of parental attention when they ask for such.   The presidential spokesperson wrote;   Teach your children that their ONLY gender is the one God gave them. Just as you clean mud off your shoes before entering your home, you should also clean your home off society’s madness. No matter how mad the world is, God still holds YOU responsible for YOUR home. If yo...
Buhari Constitutes first EFCC Board since 2015
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Buhari Constitutes first EFCC Board since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally constituted the board of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Umar Gwandu, spokesperson of attorney-general of the federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami said the board will operate on a five-year tenure. Names of the board members have been forwarded to the national assembly for confirmation. A statement released by Gwandu read; “President Buhari has appointed George Abang Ekpungu as the Secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for a tenure of five years. “The appointment is for a fresh tenure of five years. “Also appointed as board members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are Luqman Muhammad (South South), Anumba Adaeze (South East), Alhaji Kola Raheem Adesina (North Central) and ...
14 killed as bandits attack police station in Benue
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14 killed as bandits attack police station in Benue

14 Bandits have been killed following an attempted attack on a police station in Benue state on Sunday morning June 20. According to Benue police spokesperson, gunmen numbering about 50 launched an attack in early hours of Sunday June 20 on a police station at Katsina-Ala town of the state in a bid to free some suspected bandits who were arrested by police on Saturday June 19 and detained in the station. 14 of the gunmen were killed at the end of the gun duel while others escaped with bullet wounds. Anene said;   " 14 of the gunmen were killed at the end of the gun duel while others escaped with bullet wounds." Operatives of the force are on the trail of the fleeing bandits and members of the public have been asked to come forward with any information that will lead ...
19-year-old, other youths arrested in FCT for kidnapping
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19-year-old, other youths arrested in FCT for kidnapping

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested 19-year-old Abdul Alhassan and four other suspected kidnappers. Alhassan and Lawal Abdullahi, 25, were arrested in connection with kidnappings in the Tunga-Maje area of the FCT, while Usman Musa, 20; Bello Musa, 21; and Haruna Alhassan, 22, were said to be members of a notorious syndicate of kidnappers abducting people in the Tungan-Maje, Bwari and Kwali-Kuje areas of Abuja. The command’s spokesperson, Mariam Yusuf, confirmed their arrest, noting that they confessed to the crime. She added that N1,275,000 paid as ransom and three wristwatches and mobile phones were recovered from Musa, Bello and Haruna, while a mobile phone was recovered from Abdullahi and Alhassan.
NDLEA Intercepts 100,000 Bottles of Codeine Syrup at Onne Port
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NDLEA Intercepts 100,000 Bottles of Codeine Syrup at Onne Port

No fewer than 100,000 bottles of codeine syrup with a total weight of 15,325kilograms have been intercepted and seized by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Onne seaport, Port Harcourt, Rivers state. A statement released by Femi Babafemi, spokesperson of the command, states that the illicit substance, cough syrup with codeine (100mg), packed in 500 cartons and concealed in a container marked MRKU 1565305, bearing imported food masks made in India, was discovered on Thursday, 10th June 2021 in a warehouse at the Onne port complex during a joint examination with officers of the Nigeria Customs Service, State Security Service, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, among others. He said the seizure followed an intelligence received by ...
Army names Nwachukwu as new spokesperson
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Army names Nwachukwu as new spokesperson

Onyema Nwachukwu, a brigadier general has been named as the new spokesperson of the Nigerian army. Nwachukwu will be taking over from Mohammed Yerima, also a brigadier general who was appointed in February by the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru. Before his recent appointment, Mr Nwachukwu was the acting director of defence information at the defence headquarters. He had also served as the media coordinator of the Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield and was the deputy director of the Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre command in Maiduguri. He was also Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and Public Relations Officer, NDA. He attended the University of Ibadan and holds a Masters’ Degree in ...
Others were accepted but I was rejected thrice at ritualists’ den – Rivers’ abducted nurse
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Others were accepted but I was rejected thrice at ritualists’ den – Rivers’ abducted nurse

An 18-year-old auxiliary nurse, Rachael David, has relived her close shave with death at a suspected ritual killers’ den in Rivers State after she was kidnapped at Okuru Junction, Port Harcourt. David, who is currently receiving treatment in a hospital, regained her freedom around 5pm on Friday. Sunday Punch learnt that the teenager had gone to buy something at the junction around 7am on Thursday and was returning home when a motorist signalled to her, asking for direction to Bitter Leave Junction. She said as she was describing the place to the driver, she was hypnotised and lost her senses until she arrived at an unknown destination. David explained, “I went to get something at Okuru Junction that Thursday morning before going to work. I didn’t get what I went to buy. While I...
Buhari: Goodluck Jonathan’s media office reports Fr Mbaka to Pope Francis
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Buhari: Goodluck Jonathan’s media office reports Fr Mbaka to Pope Francis

Reno Omokri, on behalf of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media office, has written Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, reporting Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka to leadership of the church. Recall that Rev. Mbaka had last week asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign forthwith or be impeached by the House of representatives. In response, the Presidency, through Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, accused the revered priest of making the call now because he was refused a contract by Buhari. The clergyman is yet to directly respond to the allegations made by the President’s spokesman. But some of his associates have challenged Garba Shehu to reply to the priest’s comments on Buhari and the insecurity in Nigeria. According to them, the alle...
Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire
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Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire

The Imo state police command has debunked report of the state house of assembly being set on fire. A video of an alleged fire at the state House of Assembly had gone viral on Sunday night, April 26. Reacting to the video, Imo police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu said the building on fire was not the State House of Assembly nor any building in the area. Ikeokwu also confirmed that motorists were robbed in Orji area of Owerri, in an attack which left four persons with bullet injuries. Victims of the attack have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri for treatment.
Photos from the Lying-in-State of Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin
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Photos from the Lying-in-State of Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin

The funeral rites of former spokesperson of Pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, kicked off today April 22, with a lying-in-state of his body and service of songs at the Police College, Ikeja Lagos. His body will leave Lagos for Moro, his country home, in Ife North LGA of Osun State On Friday, April 23 where a Christian wake keep will be held at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, to be followed by a candlelight procession. His body will be interred on Saturday, April 24 Odumakin died from COVID19-related complications at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital isolation centre on Friday, April 2.
“I Am Not Barcelona’s Spokesperson” – Ronald Koeman
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“I Am Not Barcelona’s Spokesperson” – Ronald Koeman

FC Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has refused to let out any information about the club's decision on the Super League. With the club still to release any information if they will be pulling out of the Super League after all six Premier League sides already do so, reporters are looking to find some information about Barcelona and what their next step would be. Club Manager, Ronald Koeman has also refused to give details about the situation during his press conference ahead of Barcelona's game against Getafe, saying he isn't the club's spokesperson when asked about the situation. "The European Super League? I spoke with the President yesterday about this issue and he explained me the position of the club. But there's been a lot of movement since yesterday, so I think it's bett...
Former Presidential Spokesperson, Doyin Okupe’s Son Bolu and his Gay Partner Mfaome Reveal how they Met
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Former Presidential Spokesperson, Doyin Okupe’s Son Bolu and his Gay Partner Mfaome Reveal how they Met

Former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe’s son Bolu and his gay partner Mfaome have revealed how they met. The couple who agreed there's no way to know if someone is the right one, revealed that they met on Tinder and started dating in February 2021. They said that they decided to go public with their relationship to encourage other gay men not to hide theirs. According to him, no one tells straight people to hide their relationship. Doyin’s son said he asked Mfaome out first and also disclosed that they are same age. He further revealed that Mfaome makes him a better person and also compliments him. Watch the video below;
50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun
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50-year-old Fake Lawyer Arrested in Ogun

A 50 year old man, Azeez Agboola, was on Wednesday, March 31, arrested by men of Ogun state police command, for unlawfully parading himself as a legal practitioner. The suspect, a resident of Oko Afor area of Badagry Lagos state, was arrested while appearing as a counsel before Chief Magistrate B.I Ilo, at the chief magistrate court Agbara. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, states that his presentation in court aroused the suspicion of the chief magistrate who invited the police to arrest him for proper interrogation in order to authenticate his claim of being a lawyer. ''Upon his arrest, the suspect was personally interrogated by the Dpo Agbara division SP Dahiru Saleh, and he confessed that though he read law in the university, he has no...
I Don’t Know if Polygamy is a Sin – Reno Omokri
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I Don’t Know if Polygamy is a Sin – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential spokesperson and Pastor, Reno Omokri has shared his thoughts about polygamy in the Christendom. According to Reno Omokri, the scripture is silent on polygamy and he doesn't know if it is a sin. The Pastor who noted that most of the holiest men in the scriptures are polygamists, stated that he won't give a judgment on polygamy where God has not given a command. He concluded by stating that he has respect for polygamists than adulterers. The former presidential spokesperson tweeted; Someone asked me if polygamy is a sin. Scripture is silent on it. I dont recommend it. However, Some of the holiest men in Scripture (David, Abraham), were polygamists. Pastors shouldn’t be polygamists, But in my OPINION, I dont know if it is a sin I won’t give a judgment on p...
Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi
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Two men, 63 and 56 arrested for raping 13-year-old girl in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested two elderly men for raping a 13-year-old girl at new GRA area.   Spokesperson of the command, DSP Ahmed Mohammad Wakil, who confirmed the incident in a statemnet on Wednesday, November 25, said the suspects were arrested following a report made by the victim's relative.     "On 15-11-2020 at about 2050hrs one Rabi’u Musa ‘m’ of sabon Kaura Bauchi reported at ‘D’ Division that one Ibrahim Musa ‘m’ aged 63yrs and Nuhu Isah ‘m’ 56yrs all of Unguwan Gado Bauchi had unlawfully carnal knowledge of Hauwa (not real name) ‘f’ aged 13yrs of Sabon Kaura Bauchi on different occasion in a security room located at new GRA near Sindaba Hotel Bauchi," Wakil said.     He said Ibrahim, a security guard and ...
Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP Spokesman’s Life is in Danger – CNPP Says
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Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP Spokesman’s Life is in Danger – CNPP Says

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has raised alarm over the safety of the spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, saying his life is in danger. Ugochinyere was reportedly arrested on Thursday, June 18 by the police in Abuja over the comments he made about the controversial Infectious Disease Bill. Ugochinyere had released a statement in May, condemning the bill and also alleging that some forces were planning to give the lawmakers some money to quickly pass the controversial bill. The House of Representatives denied the allegation and also invited him to come forward to substantiate his claim. He never did. The lawmakers said a warrant of arrest would be issued for him if he failed to appear before the house. Ugoc...
Hushpuppi is Nigeria’s Most-wanted Hacker- EFCC says
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Hushpuppi is Nigeria’s Most-wanted Hacker- EFCC says

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described Hushpuppi as “Nigeria’s most-wanted hacker” who has a case to answer with the agency. In a statement released today June 18 by its spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, the agency said it is working with the FBI to trace the victims of Hushpuppi's alleged fraudulent transactions as well as trace other fraudsters that might have direct involvement with him. The statement reads;   ''Nigerian most-wanted hacker, Ramoni Igbalode, alias Ray hushpuppy, recently arrested by the International Police( Interpol) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation( FBI), has considerable cases of cyber crimes being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission( EFCC). The Commission is familiar with grisly details of his...
Dismissed Police Officer Arrested after he Mounted a Checkpoint to extort the Public in Niger State
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Dismissed Police Officer Arrested after he Mounted a Checkpoint to extort the Public in Niger State

Men of the Niger state police command have arrested a dismissed police officer, Usman Yohanna, in the state. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, Wasiu Abiodun, said on June 6, police detectives led by DPO Gawu Babangida Division while on patrol along Boyi-Sarkin Daku road, Gurara LGA, discovered an illegal checkpoint mounted by Yohanna who posed as an Inspector of Police and others currently at large. When interrogated, the suspect claimed that he is a Police officer attached to Federal SARS Abuja. An investigation by the police revealed that the said inspector was dismissed from service as sergeant since February 2019 at Sabon Tasha Division Kaduna State Command. He arranged for the checkpoint to extort unsuspecting members of the public. Items recovered from ...
COVID-19: Vladimir Putin’s Spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov Tests Positive
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COVID-19: Vladimir Putin’s Spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov Tests Positive

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, informed state media on Tuesday that he had contracted the novel coronavirus. Peskov, 52, said the last time he had met with Putin in person was more than a month ago. Russia’s prime minister, culture minister and construction minister have also tested positive for the virus. “I am receiving treatment,” Peskov said in comments carried by state news agency TASS. Russia’s novel coronavirus caseload surpassed 230,000 on Tuesday to become the world’s second-largest, behind the United States, according to comparative data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Although Russia’s caseload has been rising by more than 10,000 per day for the past week, officials have noted a slight decline in the growth rate as regions seek to...
Driver and his Friend Kill Businesswoman in Ogun
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Driver and his Friend Kill Businesswoman in Ogun

A commercial vehicle driver, Gbenga Ogungbemi, and his friend, Tosin Olbamoyo, have been arrested by men of the Ogun state police command for allegedly killing a businesswoman, Evelyn Ebere, and stealing her N400,000. A statement by the state police command spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said Gbenga who usually takes the deceased to Ire-Ekiti where she buys palmoil, connived with his friend to kill her so they can steal her money. While on their way to Ire-Ekiti, Gbenga stopped on the road, dispossed Ebere of her N400, 000, and killed her with the help of his friend, Tosin. The suspects then dumped Ebere's body inside the bush along the Sagamu-Benin Expressway. Oyeyemi said an investigation was launched following a report about Ebere's disappearance. The anti-kidnapping unit ...
Additional 27 children rescued from suspected trafficker arrested for the third time in Taraba
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Additional 27 children rescued from suspected trafficker arrested for the third time in Taraba

The Taraba State Police command has rescued an additional 27 children from Mary Yakubu, a suspected child trafficker arrested earlier in connection with abduction of 33 children. The state's police spokesperson, David Misal told newsmen that the 60 children that have been rescued from the lady who has been arrested 3 times.   Misal said the children rescued on Sunday at Tashan Takalma community in Gassol Local Government Area of the state, comprised of 14 males and 13 females. Yakubu is currently undergoing trial, while the recently rescued children have been handed over to the State Ministry of Women Affairs.   Mary who was first arrested on February 26 in Bali while making an arrangement to convey some children to an unknown destination, was arrested again arrested...
Lockdown: Don’t trample on the rights of Nigerians- IGP warns police officers
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Lockdown: Don’t trample on the rights of Nigerians- IGP warns police officers

The Inspector General of Police, Adamu Adamu, has cautioned men of the Nigeria Police Force currently deployed for the enforcement of the lockdown and social restriction orders, to ensure that they do not trample on the rights of Nigerians upon under any pretext.   The police chief gave the warning in a statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force, Frank Mba.   Adamu in the statement stressed that persons on essential duties that have been duly exempted from the restriction orders, should be accorded due courtesies and unfettered access to and fro their places of duty. The IGP notes that the global community is now in extra-ordinary times, with the lockdown taking its tolls on every component of our national life. Therefore, all police officers ...
PDP Blasts Buhari for First Cornonavirus Case in Nigeria
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PDP Blasts Buhari for First Cornonavirus Case in Nigeria

The PDP has blasted the Buhari-led government over the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. The party in a statement released by its, said the infection is as a result of the negligence that has characterised the Buhari administration.The party asked Nigerians to hold the government responsible should any national calamity arose from COVID-19. Read the statement below: Corona Virus: PDP Berates Buhari For Negligence...Seeks Concerted Effort, Adoption of Ebola Intervention Strategy The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the Buhari Presidency for its negligence and laidback attitude to governance and the welfare of Nigerians leading to the avoidable entrance of the deadly corona virus into our dear country. The party says it was evident that the Buhari P...
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Three siblings between the ages of two months and five years old burnt to death in Anambra

Tragedy struck in Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State today February 15th after three siblings, two boys and a girl between the ages of two months to five years, were burnt to death in a fire outbreak inside their parent's home. According to a statement by the state police command spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed, the deceased children suffered varying degrees of burns and died on the spot. He added that properties worth millions of naira were lost in the inferno. “Today 15/2/ 2020 at about 02:am, there was a fire outbreak at the resident of one Chukwuma Aduhuba ‘m’ of Ugwu Chelekwu village, Okija in Ihiala local government area of Anambra State. As a result three of his children namely Chimankpan Aduhuba ‘m’ aged 5years, Munachimso Aduhuba ‘m’ aged 2years and Ka...
Dreaded 22-year-old Cult Leader who uses social media to Recruit new members Has Been Arrested
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Dreaded 22-year-old Cult Leader who uses social media to Recruit new members Has Been Arrested

22-year-old Maliki Bello, said to be the leader of Berry Boys’ Secret Cult has been arrested alongside 11 others by operatives of the Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants of the Lagos State Police Command. Lagos State Police spokesperson, Bala Elkana said the dreaded cult leader was arrested on February 4 after operatives from Itire Police Station led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Barkfur Kromkyes monitored his activities. Upon being arrested, Bello who has been on the wanted list of the Lagos State Police Command revealed that he was initiated into cultism at the age of 12 when he was in Junior Secondary School (JSS1). He further revealed that they use Facebook and other social media platforms to recruit new members. Bala said; “Maliki is the supreme leader of ...
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Man Arrested for Burning Son, 5, on Hot pan for Stealing fish

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Idowu Sikiru for burning his 5-year-old son's buttock, mouth and fingers for stealing cooked fish. Sikiru who committed the said offence at Itowo in Oke Sopen area of Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State was arrested after a member of the public alerted the police. Ogun State's Police Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi said the suspect forcefully placed his son Segun on an aluminum plate when it was red hot after accusing him of stealing cooked fish. The boy has been taken to the hospital for treatment, while his father has been transferred to the anti human trafficking and child labour unit of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department. Sikiru will be be prosecuted after the investigation has been concluded....
PDP blames President Buhari for Lagos Okada Ban
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PDP blames President Buhari for Lagos Okada Ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blamed President Buhari for the ban of Okadas and tricycles better known as Keke Napeps in Lagos state. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said the excruciating ordeal residents of Lagos state are facing following the ban on the use of commercial motorcycles and tricycles (Keke Marwa) in the state should be blamed on President Buhari who, in 1985, terminated the initial Lagos Metro Rail Line project started by the government of Alhaji Lateef Jakande to facilitate mass transportation within Lagos, as Nigeria’s commercial nerve center, and surrounding cities. The PDP in its statement, said if President Buhari had not terminated that laudable project by the Lagos state government, Lagosians would not be suff...
FFK, Others React after Police Reveal Suicide Bomber who was Apprehended at Bishop Oyedepo’s Church is a Christian known as Nathaniel Samuel
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FFK, Others React after Police Reveal Suicide Bomber who was Apprehended at Bishop Oyedepo’s Church is a Christian known as Nathaniel Samuel

On Sunday, a 30-year-old suspected suicide bomber was arrested at the Sabon Tasha branch of the Living Faith Church aka Winners chapel owned by popular clergyman, Bishop David Oyedepo. A statement later released by the state police command spokesperson, DSP Yakubu Sabo, gave the name of the suspected suicide bomber as Nathaniel Samuel. An argument has ensued on Twitter as some Nigerians claim this is a pseudo name as no ''Christian would attempt to bomb a church.'' Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, while reacting to the police statement, said anyone who believes that the suspect's real name is Nathaniel Samuel, would need to have his or her head examined. See reactions from other Nigerians below.
Femi Adesina Shades a Fake Prophet on Twitter
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Femi Adesina Shades a Fake Prophet on Twitter

President Buhari's spokesperson, Femi Adesina has dropped a shade for a certain "fake prophet" days after Apostle Suleman called him an "insensitive man", over his response to the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on "Boko Haram killing Christians". In his tweet, the Presidential spokesperson recalled some prophecies made by the "fake prophet" which never came to pass. Femi Adesina tweeted; He claims to be prophet. He said whoever won 2015 presidential poll would not rule. He said El-Rufai won’t win in Kaduna. Later, he said the man would die within a time. El-Rufai is well and alive. Is that one a prophet? Fake. It’s not me that says so, it’s the Holy Bible. Apostle Suleman in his 2015 Prophecies said "El-Rufai should go and sit down. For abusing Jesus, he will not wi...
‘Osinbajo Never Led A Prayer In RCCG For Buhari To Die’ – Spokesperson, Laolu Akande
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‘Osinbajo Never Led A Prayer In RCCG For Buhari To Die’ – Spokesperson, Laolu Akande

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to another claim by a journalist Festus Adebayo about a supposed rift between him and President Muhammadu Buhari. Adebayo, who was appointed by the Senate President Ahmed Lawan as a spokesman but was sacked soon afterwards following widespread criticism for his critical reviews about Buhari’s administration, claimed Osinbajo fell out with his principal after two “infractions.” First, Adebayo claimed Osinbajo engaged in a “prayer coup” when Buhari was away for medical treatment in the United Kingdom. He claimed Osinbajo with “his Redeemed Christian Church of God accomplices” in Ogun state, prayed to God to make him president. Adebayo claimed Buhari’s ally entered during the prayer session and “the prayer warriors nearly prayed that...
PDP urges Senate to submit ministerial nominees list to EFCC
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PDP urges Senate to submit ministerial nominees list to EFCC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the leadership of the Senate to further give credibility to the ministerial screening by sending the names of the nominees to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for investigation.   The party in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan today July 29th, said the screening exercise would confirm that many of the ministerial nominees who were former governors and ministers, wrecked their states and ministries.   According to the party, the nomination of ''persons with corruption badges'' to serve in the federal cabinet has overtly established the fact that President Buhari not only ''condones but also explicitly promotes corruption, which has escalated into a state art since he assumed office ...
Domestic Staff Murders Employer, Mother, 2 Days After Employment
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Domestic Staff Murders Employer, Mother, 2 Days After Employment

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old domestic staff, Joseph Ogbu, for allegedly killing his employer and the 89-year-old mother two days after being employed at Surulere area of the state. The State Police Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Bala Elkana, said in a statement that the suspect committed the murder at about 3am on June 20. “On June 20, 2019 at about 3am, Surulere Police Station received a distress call from No. 4 Ogunlana Drive, Surulere that one Joseph Ogbu; 22, who was employed as a domestic staff on June 18, 2019, murdered his employer, Oreoluwa John; 38 and her 89 years old mother, Adejoke John. “The suspect confessed to the crime. In his statement, he averred that, his employer asked him to clean the house at about 9pm of June 19 but an argument ensu...
EFCC Denies Arresting Rochas Okorocha And His Wife
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EFCC Denies Arresting Rochas Okorocha And His Wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have debunked reports that they have arrested former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. News broke few hours ago that Okorcha, who handed over to his successor barely 24 hours ago, has been arrested by the anti-graft commission. The reports also say his wife, Nkechi Okorocha, as well as Gerald Okorocha and Okey Okorocha we’re also arrested by EFCC who sealed off his Eastern Palm University in Ogboko. EFCC’s spokesman, Tony Orilade, has refuted the claims, describing the reports as “fake news”. Orilade said:- ”Such report that Okorocha and wife have been arrested is fake news, disregard it.” During his handover speech yesterday, Okorocha spoke of some conspiracy to arrest and try him. “I am a lover of peace. As I ...
Mum Kills Herself After Ex-boyfriend Shared Her S*x Tape At Work
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Mum Kills Herself After Ex-boyfriend Shared Her S*x Tape At Work

A woman took her own life after her jealous ex-boyfriend released a s*x tape they made when they were dating. Mum-of-two, Veronica Rubio, 32, was found hanged in her home in the town of Alcala de Henares, near Madrid, after her ex-boyfriend shared the revenge p*rn to get back at her. Veronica Rubio dated the unnamed ex-boyfriend in 2014. She later moved on, got married to another man, and had two young children. But the ex-boyfriend, who she worked with at the Iveco owned CNH Industrial lorry factory in San Fernando de Henares, Spain, was apparently hurt after she rejected him. He then leaked the X-rated video and it was circulated online and even at Ms Rubio's workplace. Ms Rubio‘s colleague told local media: "She got very nervous and had to leave the factory because she could...
Lagos Polytechnic Guard Slaughters His Own Colleague For Ritual
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Lagos Polytechnic Guard Slaughters His Own Colleague For Ritual

According to a report by Premium Times, a private security guard employed by the management of the Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, Cletus Wilson, on Friday, allegedly murdered one of his colleagues, John Okoro. The management of the polytechnic and the police have confirmed the development. Witnesses told Premium Times that Mr Wilson had attempted to escape shortly after committing the crime, but other security guards on the campus chased and caught him. They immediately reported the matter at the police station along Ikorodu-Sagamu Road, and its personnel visited the scene where Mr Wilson was handed over to them. According to a witness, who requested anonymity, Mr Wilson had confessed to the police that he hit Mr Okoro on his neck with a heavy metal before he lat...
“Spirits Responsible For Theft”: Igbo Traders In Bayelsa Protest Hoodlums’ Attacks
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“Spirits Responsible For Theft”: Igbo Traders In Bayelsa Protest Hoodlums’ Attacks

HUNDREDS of Igbo market traders at the Swali Ultra-Modern Market in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, yesterday, shut their businesses in protest of burglary of their shops by hoodlums. The traders, who also protested the detention of their leaders by security operatives, threatened to shut down their businesses until their leaders are released or charged to court. Addressing newsmen at the Swali Ultra-Modern Market yesterday, Secretary of Igbo Traders Union, Jude Osigwe, lamented that most of the traders have lost millions of Naira in cash and goods to hoodlums in the past months. Osigwe said: “In the past eight months, some armed hoodlums have been coming to our shops to extort us and when we reported the matter to the Police, they told us that there is nothing they can do. “Wh...
Why Igbo Must Be President After Buhari – Ohanaeze Tackles Arewa Youth
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Why Igbo Must Be President After Buhari – Ohanaeze Tackles Arewa Youth

The Igbo apex political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has insisted that the South-East must be allowed to produce Nigeria’s President in 2023. Ohanaeze’s deputy spokesperson, Chuks Ibegbu, in an exclusive interview with us on Saturday, insisted that 2023 was the turn of the South-East to produce Nigeria’s president He said this while rubbishing a remark by the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, that the North would retain power at the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second tenure. Ibegbu wondered if the North were comfortable with the current level of poverty and insecurity in the region and the country as a whole. He stressed that other geopolitical regions of the country had produced presidents, hence 2023 was the turn of an Igbo man to become Nigeria’s Presiden...
Herbalist & Friend Allegedly kill man For Human Sacrifice in Ogun
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Herbalist & Friend Allegedly kill man For Human Sacrifice in Ogun

The police in Ogun State have arrested a herbalist, Owolabi Mesioye, and his friend identified simply as Oloruntoyin, for allegedly killing an unnamed man for human sacrifice at Alaako-Ijeun Egboro area of Abeokuta, the state capital on March 28th. According to the police, Oloruntoyin allegedly lured the unidentified victim to his home near Mesioye’s residence at night, and then called on the herbalist that he had brought the man to be used for the ritual they had talked about. The duo lured the victim to the back of Oloruntoyin’s residence, where they allegedly hit him with a charm that made him unconscious. Neighbours who saw Oloruntoyin when he brought the undientified man home were said to have become suspicious when they did not see the man again. The worried neighbours then...
8 Persons Including 3-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ebonyi
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8 Persons Including 3-Month-Old Baby Killed In Ebonyi

Eight persons including a three-month-old baby were killed in a renewed boundary hostilities between the Ndiagu-Alike community in Abakaliki Local Government Area and Enyibichiri in Ikwo council area in Ebonyi state. The state police command spokesperson, Loveth Odah, who informed newsmen about the sad development, said the incident happened on Saturday along the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu Alike Road near the border between the two communities. “Among the victims were a three-month old baby and six members from the same family who were burnt to death when their vehicle was allegedly attacked and set ablaze by the attackers as well as two others who died from bullet wounds. One of the victims is a wife of a police officer serving in the state but who is currently on se...

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