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Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders
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Buhari’s Government has Recovered Close to one N1trn Looted Funds – APC leaders

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have said that the Buhari-led administration has recovered close to N1 trillion worth of stolen funds and assets, since assuming office in 2015. The claim was made in a statement released on Thursday September 2, by former National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu; member of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Barr Ismail Ahmed, Presidential Aide, Mr. Tolu Ogunlesi; and Director-General of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, Salihu Lukman. Reiterating that the Buhari administration is also focused on ensuring that taxes and other debts owed the federal government were recovered in full, the APC leaders under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign added that all final forfei...
Thieves return money they stole after their victim reported the incident to a native doctor
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Thieves return money they stole after their victim reported the incident to a native doctor

Thieves who stole Ghc10,000 from their victim, have reportedly returned the money after the incident was reported to a native doctor at Borkor Bullet Hanson shrine in Volta region of Ghana. Revival FM reported that the five robbers who were summoned to Borkor Bullet Hanson’s shrine to confess, initially denied stealing the money. However after a ritual was conducted, one of them admitted to stealing the money. Few hours after leaving the shrine, one of the accused came begging for his life with the stolen money. He returned Gh¢9700 and confessed he spent Gh¢300. See Revival FM's post below...........
Tom Cruise loses thousands of pounds worth of luggage as thieves steal his bodyguard’s BMW in Birmingham
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Tom Cruise loses thousands of pounds worth of luggage as thieves steal his bodyguard’s BMW in Birmingham

Tom Cruise reportedly had thousands of pounds worth of luggage stolen after thieves took his the actor's bodyguard's £100,000 BMW. The 59-year-old is currently in the UK filming scenes for the forthcoming film Mission: Impossible 7 in England. According to The Sun, the thieves used a scanner to clone the signal from the vehicle's ignition fob while it was parked outside The Grand Hotel in Birmingham. A source told the publication: 'Tom had been driven around in the car while in Birmingham and some of his ­luggage and belongings were inside it when it was taken. 'It's since been recovered by police because it was equipped with an electronic tracking device but everything inside it had gone. 'It's a huge embarrassment for the sec...
Nigeria is the hub of Stolen Cars – Finance Minister, Ahmed Zainab
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Nigeria is the hub of Stolen Cars – Finance Minister, Ahmed Zainab

The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said that majority of vehicles imported into Nigeria were stolen. The Minister said this while delivering a keynote address at the zonal sensitisation seminar on the National Vehicle Registry (VREG) policy in Abuja on Thursday, August 12. Tribune quotes the Minister as saying ''The National Bureau of Statistics confirmed that between 2015 and 2019, Nigeria imported an average of 300,000 vehicles with an average of 48 per cent increase in import annually, while an additional 45 per cent of vehicles are smuggled into the country annually, thus evading duty payment of which 40 per cent of these vehicles are stolen. A case study also revealed that between October 2018 to September 2019 the country recorded ...
36-year-old lady allegedly butchers ‘sugar daddy’, cart away car, N2.9 million in Uyo
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36-year-old lady allegedly butchers ‘sugar daddy’, cart away car, N2.9 million in Uyo

A 36-old lady, Lorretta Anoh has allgedly killed her lover, an international businessman, Chikoka Emeka Henry and carted away his 4Matic Mercedes Benz car and a sum of N2.9 million naira in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State. The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko MacDON, in a statement on Thursday evening, confirmed the incident. According to the police spokesman, the suspect has been arrested. He also revealed that the items stolen form the victim have been recovered. He noted that the state police command was able to arrest the alleged murderer on Wednesday following a compliant by one of the victim’s friends, Collins Okpara. The statement reads, “On 4/8/2021 at about 9:10am, following a complaint from one Collins Okpara ‘m’ of Afaha Road, Uyo that he contact...
Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  
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Police Investigate two women allegedly caught trying to sell stolen 9-month-old baby for N400k in Imo  

The Imo State Police Command has launched investigation after two women were allegedly caught trying to sell off a nine-month-old boy for N400,000. The suspects, Mfon and Esther are suspected to have stolen the child in Akwa Ibom and brought him to Imo. It was gathered that the women were caught at ABC Motor Park along Mbaise Road in Owerri, while bargaining to sell the child. Police spokesperson in Imo State, Mike Abatam, said the command have inaugurated a committee to unravel the circumstances sorrounding the incident. “The command wishes to inform the good people of Imo State that, we are already on top of the situation. And the Commissioner of Police,  Imo State Command,  CP Abutu Yaro, has already inaugurated a high powered investigation team directing them to commenc...
”They are not the property of the state government”- Oba of Benin kicks against Edo state govt’s decision to take custody of 1,130 stolen artefacts to be returned from Germany
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”They are not the property of the state government”- Oba of Benin kicks against Edo state govt’s decision to take custody of 1,130 stolen artefacts to be returned from Germany

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, has kicked against the decision of the Edo state government to take custody of the 1,130 stolen Benin artefacts that are in the process of being repatriated from Germany. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki and the other top government officials are currently in Germany to facilitate the return of the stolen artefacts that were allegedly looted during the invasion of the Benin Kingdom in 1897 by the British led by Captain Philip. While the palace wants the artefacts kept in the Benin Royal Museum which will be built within the palace, the state government wants the items preserved in the proposed Edo Museum of West African Arts which would be funded and executed by a private company...
Footballer, Jesse Lingard’s customized Richard Mille watch stolen from dressing room while playing on the pitch
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Footballer, Jesse Lingard’s customized Richard Mille watch stolen from dressing room while playing on the pitch

England footballer, Jesse Lingard's customized watch was stolen from West Ham’s dressing room during a game. The thief struck as the on-loan Manchester United midfielder, 28, played in the Premier League defeat to Everton on May 9. His cureent club West Ham say they have no idea how a thief sneaked into the heavily-guarded dressing room during a game and despite all efforts by players and staff to search the room on May 9, the watch wasn't found. Lingard has a collection of expensive watches and the one stolen is specially designed by Swiss maker Richard Mille. Rooms at the West Ham's Stadium are only accessible to players and senior officials and are constantly monitored by CCTV and also patrolled by security, so the case is a mystery to police. A source said: “Jesse wa...
Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle
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Akon’s Range Rover Stolen as he Pumped Gas into the Vehicle

Senegalese-American singer, Akon's car was stolen from a gas station on Monday night, May 24 in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The car was reportedly stolen as the singer was pumping gas into his car. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Akon stopped at a Quiktrip gas station to fill his white Range Rover up with gas. He left the car running with the keys inside the vehicle, so he could fill up the gas tank. Before he was done, however, he noticed someone taking off with his car, which held valuables, including a $25,000 diamond necklace, a Louis Vuitton bag and his iPhone. Akon called police, who arrived at the gas station at 11:59 p.m. He told authorities that a dark-colored sedan followed his SUV when it made a right onto Sidney Marcus Boulevard. Surveillan...
Alleged $350k fraud: US court denies Ogun state governor’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, bail
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Alleged $350k fraud: US court denies Ogun state governor’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, bail

A federal magistrate in New York has dismissed the bail application of Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who was arrested last Friday, May 14 for allegedly committing $350,000 employment fraud in Washington. LIB had earlier reported that the 42-year-old was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York while attempting to flee the country. A statement released by the US Department of Justice alleged that Rufai used pseudo names like Sandy Tang and the stolen identities of more than 100 Washington residents to file fraudulent claims with Employment Security Department for unemployment benefits during the COVID19 pandemic last year. Rufai made his initial appearance last Saturday in New York and he appeared for a dete...
Yung6ix Cries Out as he’s Robbed again in the US
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Yung6ix Cries Out as he’s Robbed again in the US

Yung Six was robbed again in the US and he took to Instagram to lament. The Nigerian singer, who is now based in the US, was robbed on Sunday, May 16, 2021. This comes barely 6 months after his car was ransacked by robbers who made away with his valuables. Back in October 2020, he took to social media at the time to reveal that his valuables were stolen from his car . He suffered the same fate yesterday. He said he was moving into his new apartment when he was robbed. He added that he had his "whole life" in the car and they were taken. He wrote: "My car got robbed. Had my whole life in that car. My laptop with my new album and mixtape. about $5,000 - $7,000 cash, Black Magic 6k camera, 4 iPhones my ps5 and studio recording equipments while I was moving into my new ap...
Thieves Steal 6ft Bronze Crucifix worth £20,000 from Church Garden of Remembrance for the Dead
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Thieves Steal 6ft Bronze Crucifix worth £20,000 from Church Garden of Remembrance for the Dead

A six-foot bronze crucifix worth £20,000 has been stolen from a church garden of remembrance in Newcastle. According to Daily Mail, thieves took the sculpture from a garden where mourners scattered the ashes of their loved ones outside All Saints Church in Gosforth, Newcastle. The crucifix, which was erected in the church's remembrance garden in 1965, was stolen overnight on Thursday, May 13, the report said. Confirming the incident, Neighbourhood Inspector Harninder Bola, of Northumbria Police said: 'This is a highly sentimental piece of the remembrance garden at All Saints and the church and its congregation are understandably devastated. The crucifix watched over an area where the ashes of the community's loved ones have been scattered and these thieves have disturbe...
Suspected Lagos Robbers, Kelechukwu and Godspower Busted with Stolen SUV
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Suspected Lagos Robbers, Kelechukwu and Godspower Busted with Stolen SUV

The Lagos State Police Command says its officers have arrested suspected armed robbers, Nnonyelu Kelechukwu, and Okongi Godspower, and recovered a stolen vehicle from them. A statement released by the command's spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, operatives attached to FESTAC Division, led by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), made the arrest on 29th April, 2021 at about 9am and recovered the vehicle. Adejobi said some community leaders in FESTAC  had informed the DPO that the suspects wanted to sell one unregistered Lexus 2004 SUV to one Anas at the rate of N1,000,000 and that they suspected that the vehicle must have been stolen. “The DPO and his team tracked down and arrested the suspects and the unregistered Lexus SUV was recovered to the station. The suspects have confessed tha...
UK University to Return Stolen Benin Bronze to Nigeria
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UK University to Return Stolen Benin Bronze to Nigeria

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

The police in Lagos state have arrested a man identified as Yusuf Saliu, for allegedly being in possession of a motorcycle that was stolen when a police post was invaded during the #EndSARS crisis. Many police stations in the state were raided by thugs who hijacked the #EndSARS protest in October 2020. The thugs killed some police officers and also looted the armoury as well as carted away some of the vehicles of the stations raided. In a statement released on Thursday, March 25, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Ademuyiwa Adejobi said the suspect was found riding the motorcycle. “The police operatives attached to Mushin Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Yusuf Saliu, m, 32, at Daleko Area, Mushin, with one of the suspected stolen motorc...
Armored Carriers Bought By Buratai From $1billion Fund Were Stolen By Boko Haram
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Armored Carriers Bought By Buratai From $1billion Fund Were Stolen By Boko Haram

No fewer than 15 Armoured Personnel Carriers and tanks purchased for the Nigerian Army in 2020 under the immediate past Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai (retd.), from the $1 billion fund approved by the Nigerian government were lost to the Boko Haram terrorists within the same year they were bought. SaharaReporters learnt that at least four countries supplied the APCs to the Nigerian Army in 2020 which were China, South Korea, United Arab Emirates and South Africa. The breakdown of the Armoured Personnel Carriers obtained by SaharaReporters further revealed that about 21 armoured carriers were ordered between 2018 and 2019 when the $1 billion fund from the Excess Crude Account was approved and released to the military to aid the counter-insurgency war in the North-East. ...
Police Nab two Suspects with 23 Stolen Mobile Phones in Bayelsa
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Police Nab two Suspects with 23 Stolen Mobile Phones in Bayelsa

Operatives of the Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested two suspects in possession of twenty three stolen android mobile phones. Spokesperson of the command, SP Asinim Butswat, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, March 16, said the suspects, Yusuf Abubakar 'm' 51 and Lawali Aliyu 'm' 40, were arrested by SWAT Operatives, at Akenfa, Yenagoa on 14 March, 2021, at about 1400 hours, while conveying the phones to Kano State, in a Toyota Hiace Bus with Reg No. DUT 37 ZB. He said the State Commissioner of Police, CP Mike Okoli, has called on members of the public whose phones were stolen recently, to contact the police command for possible identification and recovery. Meanwhile, an investigation is ongoing to unravel the source of the stolen android phones.
Student Shocked after the Noodles she was Cooking in her Hostel was Stolen From the Burner
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Student Shocked after the Noodles she was Cooking in her Hostel was Stolen From the Burner

A student who was cooking noodles was greeted with a shocker when she went into her room briefly and returned to find her food gone. The student who stays in the school's hostel explained that she decided to cook outside her room because of the heat. While cooking, she went into her room to return the oil and pepper but when she came back, someone had scooped her hot noodles from the pot, leaving an almost empty pot on the burner. Sharing a photo of what was left in the pot, she tweeted: "So for the first time in my two years in this hostel, I said I should cook outside my room cause of heat. I entered the room to just return d pepper and oil and before I came back, my noodles is gone... Buhari is actually not our problem in this country. We’d see in d morning."
Update: Lady Gaga’s Two French Bulldogs have Been Returned Safely
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Update: Lady Gaga’s Two French Bulldogs have Been Returned Safely

The two French bulldogs which were stolen from Lady Gaga's dog walker have been returned safely, the Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed. A woman, who wasn't named, met the entertainer's staff and detectives at the Olympic Community Police Station with the animals at around 6 p.m. PT, the LAPD said in a statement on Friday, February 26. "The woman found the dogs and reached out to Lady Gaga's staff to return them," the statement said. "The woman's identity and the location the dogs were found will remain confidential due to the active criminal investigation and for her safety." The dog walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot once as he walked three of the singer’s dogs in Hollywood. The two men who carried out the operation struggled with the dog walker be...
Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber in Abuja, Recover Stolen Vehicle
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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber in Abuja, Recover Stolen Vehicle

The Nasarawa State Police Command has arrested a suspected armed robber, Muhammed Gidado in Abuja and recovered a stolen vehicle from him. The spokesperson of the command, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed this in a statemnet on Tuesday, February 23, said the suspect was arrested after the victim reported a robbery incident at the Keffi police division "On 20/02/2021 at about 0420hrs, a complaint was lodged at Keffi Divisional Police Headquarters by one Mohammed Mustapha that, on same date at about 0300hrs, armed men numbering about eight invaded his house located adjacent Princess Sarah Suites, Keffi and dispossessed him of a black Toyota Corolla car with registration number RSH 664 BF, Phones and Cash sum of seven thousand, eight hundred naira," the statement reads. Upon ...
Adolf Hitler’s Toilet Seat, Stolen For Years, Set To Be Auctioned At £15k
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Adolf Hitler’s Toilet Seat, Stolen For Years, Set To Be Auctioned At £15k

US soldier looted Adolf Hitler's toilet seat from the dictator's private bathroom, Ragnvald Borch took it while at the Berghof, Hitler's retreat in the Bavarian Alps. The bizarre relic is expected to fetch £15,000 at auction in Maryland One of the Second World War’s most bizarre relics – Adolf Hitler’s toilet seat – is going up for auction. Expected to fetch £15,000, it was looted by a US soldier from the dictator’s private bathroom at the Berghof, his retreat in the Bavarian Alps. Ragnvald Borch was told by senior officers to ‘get what you want’ from the Berghof, which had been badly damaged by Allied bombing in the last days of the war. When asked by another soldier why he was carrying a toilet seat, Sergeant Borch replied: ‘Where do you think Hitler put his ass?’ He shi...
Six Bank Hackers Arrested Over N5m Theft in Edo
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Six Bank Hackers Arrested Over N5m Theft in Edo

  Sixx suspected bank hackers who reportedly stole N5 million from a victim’s account, have been arrested by the operatives from the Anti-kidnapping and Cybercrime Unit of the police in Edo State. The suspects identified as David Ogunowo, Abiodun Adesina, Yusuf Ademola, Balogun Hakeem, Adetono Lukeman, and Adesola Kayode, were arrested on Friday January 29 after reportedly withdrawing N5 million from the victim's account through a Point of Sale (POS) operator in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State. This reportedly occurred after the victim’s phone was stolen during a robbery operation in October in Benin City, with the SIM card in the phone reportedly sold to the hackers. One of the investigating officers said; “The bank account was successfully opened in Lagos. They then went to Ije...
TI Corruption Index: Refund Stolen ₦15 Trillion – PDP Tells Buhari, APC
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TI Corruption Index: Refund Stolen ₦15 Trillion – PDP Tells Buhari, APC

The @OfficialPDPNig says the abysmal 2020 corruption index report on Nigeria by @anticorruption, has further confirmed that the President @MBuhari-led @OfficialAPCNg Government is a citadel of corruption and the most corrupt administration in the history of our nation. The @OfficialPDPNig asserts that the @anticorruption report, which shows our country plunging to a putrid 149th on the corruption perception index in 2020; dropping 13 places since 2015, under the watch of ‘Mr Integrity’, is an incontrovertible confirmation that our nation is more corrupt under President @MBuhari and the @OfficialAPCNg, than it was in 2015 when they took office. This descent into the abyss of corruption only goes to show that President @MBuhari’s anti-corruption stance is a mere swindle used to del...
Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness
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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness

Some people who participated in looting of items during the recent vandalisation of warehouses and other public and private properties under the guise of looking for palliatives have returned the items in their possession, asking for forgiveness from the Plateau State Government. The repentant persons were led to the new Government House in Rayfield Jos by popular evangelist of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo,who explained that they made the confession during a prayer revival orgainsed at the Zang Secondary School Bukuru, Jos South Local Government. The clergyman said over two thousand people came forward after the hearing the gospel where he preached against the recent looting and vandalism which affected public and private properties in the State. ...
Hoodlums Plundered WHO’s Office In Nigeria, PPEs Stolen – Matshidiso Moeti
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Hoodlums Plundered WHO’s Office In Nigeria, PPEs Stolen – Matshidiso Moeti

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

Comedian, Lasisi Elenu and actress/comedian Wofaifada, have stated that the side mirrors of their cars were stolen at the End SARS protest ground in Lagos.   In the video he shared, Lasisi said he arrived at protest ground and parked his car somewhere so he could join the protest. On his return, he found out his side mirrors had been stolen. He called on everyone who attends the protests to be watchful of their personal properties.   Wofaifada who was at the Lekki protest on Sunday October 18, also shared a photo of her side mirror that was stolen.     Watch the video Lasisi shared below https://www.instagram.com/p/CGfmNmuF3t_/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
US DOJ Says Kingsley Kuku Used Stolen Billions From Amnesty To Fund Air Peace
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US DOJ Says Kingsley Kuku Used Stolen Billions From Amnesty To Fund Air Peace

The United States Department of Justice has alleged that billions of naira stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme by a former head of the office, Mr. Kingsley Kuku, were transferred to bank accounts in the United States where they were laundered and used to purchase airplanes to start Air Peace as well as luxury homes and vehicles. Kuku served as Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and was Chairman of the Presidential Amnesty Office under President Goodluck Jonathan, who served from 2010-2015. Air Peace, which was launched in 2013, is Nigeria’s largest carrier with a fleet size of about 23 airplanes. The revelation by the US DOJ clearly poses multiple challenges and risks for the airline if the US government successfully prosecutes the charges of money l...
Police Arrest 55-Year-Old Woman Caught With 12 Stolen Children in Anambra
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Police Arrest 55-Year-Old Woman Caught With 12 Stolen Children in Anambra

A 55-years-old woman, identified as Nkechi Odinye was arrested at Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra. Twelve stolen children seen in her custody was rescued by the police. Information about her whereabouts, which led to her arrest was disclosed to the police by her arrested accomplices. A statement made available by the Anambra Police Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed, reads:.. "It would be recalled that on the 22/10/2019 following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Anambra State Command arrested three female suspects at Nkpor market/Tarzan junction in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State. 2.Investigation revealed that the children were stolen from Gombe State by one Hauwa Musa 'f" on the 20/10/2019 and brought to her accomplices in An...
Thief Falls Asleep During Operation after Breaking into a TV Presenter’s House
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Thief Falls Asleep During Operation after Breaking into a TV Presenter’s House

A thief fell asleep in the middle of his operation after breaking into a TV presenter's house in Tanzania. Confirming the incident in an interview with East Africa Radio, ITV Zanzibar presenter, Farouk Karim said the thief entered his compound by scaling the fence. The journalist added that the thief stole shoes and clothes before setting his sights on the car's power windows. Recounting the incident, Farouk said he left home early in the morning for morning exercise only to receive a call that a thief was found at his home. When he returned home, he found the thief sleeping in his car.   Farouk said: "We found him deep asleep in the car with all he had stolen the previous night on his lap." The journalist said the thief was able to access the car as the d...
Close To A Billion Dollars Stolen Under Undemocratic Junta In The 1990s – Pres. Buhari
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Close To A Billion Dollars Stolen Under Undemocratic Junta In The 1990s – Pres. Buhari

Across the world, as countries and economies slowly reopen, Africa lags behind. We were last to experience the coronavirus—and we expect to be the final continent to flatten the curve. Some may say it is too early, that the crisis still too deep and the recovery too distant to dwell upon the future. But that is wrong. In times of global crisis it is critical to think of the life after, and how—through adversity—we can refashion the world around us. In this new, post-coronavirus age, Nigeria—and Africa, more broadly—wish to benefit the world, not be a drag on its resources or seemingly forever in need of aid. At last, after years of poor governance, we have the people, the purpose and the political will for this to change. What we need now is for the vision of others to match our o...
Presidency Releases Statement On The Return Of The Abacha Stolen Millions From US
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Presidency Releases Statement On The Return Of The Abacha Stolen Millions From US

STATEMENT ON THE RETURN OF THE ABACHA STOLEN MILLIONS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND JERSEY On Monday, May 4, 2020, some $311 million US Dollars - stolen from the citizens of Nigeria during the Abacha regime - were safely returned to our country from the United States. These funds have already been allocated, and will be used in full, for vital and decades-overdue infrastructure development: The second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressways - creating tens of thousands of Nigerian construction jobs and local skills, which can then be useful in future projects. Part of the funds will also be invested in the Mambilla Power Project which, when completed, will provide electricity to some three million homes - over ten million citizens - in our country. The...
COVID-19 Claims Life of Another Nigerian in the UK
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COVID-19 Claims Life of Another Nigerian in the UK

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed the life of yet another Nigerian. Immigration lawyer in the UK, Titi Adeyemo, died of the dreaded viral disease on Friday May 1. Her friend and Nigerian motivational speaker, Dayo Olomu, announced her passing on his Facebook page. ''I am so devastated and upset Barrister Titi Adeyemo, a leading immigration lawyer in UK and one of my big sisters in the community who helped me to retrieve my British passport when I discovered that a crook has stolen my identity and obtained a British passport in my name, died of COVID-19 yesterday. I am so shocked and devastated. May the Lord grant her eternal rest and grant her family the fortitude to bear the irresistible loss.'' Olomu wrote on his Facebook page. Quite a number of Nigerians have died of...
Unknown Hacker Refund Stolen $25m Crypto Currency
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Unknown Hacker Refund Stolen $25m Crypto Currency

An unknown hacker who allegedly stole $25m (£20m) in crypto-currencies has reportedly refunded it two days after. With existing records, it indicates that the funds in a variety of crypto-currencies was practically withdrawn from the DForce platform based in China. Report also says a sum of $10m were withdrawn in Ethereum, for instance while additional $10m was withdrawn in the digital coins tied to the US dollar and $4m in another coins. “The hackers have attempted to contact us and we intend to enter into discussions with them,” according to DForce founder Mindao Yang. He added that “This attack not only harmed our users, our partners, and my co-founders, but also me personally. My assets were stolen in this attack, too.”
No Record of How Obasanjo, Yar’adua and Jonathan Spent Abacha’s $5bn Loot – FG
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No Record of How Obasanjo, Yar’adua and Jonathan Spent Abacha’s $5bn Loot – FG

The Federal Government has revealed that they have no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha and no records of how the administrations .of Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and Goodluck Jonathan spent about $5 billion of the loot recovered between 1999 and 2015. The disclosure was made after Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to Mr Abukabar Malami (SAN) Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning on “information on the exact amount of public funds stolen by Abacha, and details of spending of about $5 billion recovered loot since the return of democracy in 1999.” The FoI r...
“We Have no Record of Spending on $5billion Abacha loot” – Nigerian Government
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“We Have no Record of Spending on $5billion Abacha loot” – Nigerian Government

The Federal Government has told Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) that it “has no records of the exact amount of public funds stolen by a former military head of State, Sani Abacha and no records of the spending of about $5 billion recovered loot for the period between 1999 and 2015.” The government’s response followed SERAP’s Freedom of Information (FoI) requests sent to Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, requesting: “information on the exact amount of public funds stolen by Abacha, and details of spending of about $5 billion recovered loot since the return of democracy in 1999.” According to SERAP, only Mr Malami has sent a reply to it...
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10-year-old Girl Rescued after Being Stolen From her Parents in 2018 and Sold for N800,000

A 10-year-old girl who was stolen from her parents in Akwa Ibom State in 2018, has been rescued by Anambra Police Command after being sold to a couple in the state for N800,000. Anambra State Police Spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest of the couple who bought the little girl and further disclosed that they changed her name from Favour Asuquo to Faith Ezeugwu. Haruna said; “On February 21, a girl child of about 10 years old reasonably suspected to have been stolen from Akwa Ibom State since 2018 and sold to a couple in Anambra State at the rate of Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (#800,000) was rescued by Police detectives attached to 33 division, Onitsha following intelligence report. “Preliminary investigation revealed that the child’s original name was Favour A...
$750m Oil Stolen In 2019 – NNPC
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$750m Oil Stolen In 2019 – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said the nation lost about $750m to crude oil theft in 2019. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, who disclosed this on Tuesday, decried the growing activities of oil thieves and pirates which he described as a threat to the operations of the corporation. Kyari spoke to members of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 13 of the National Institute for Security Studies who visited the NNPC Towers, Abuja, on a study tour. He said any threat to the corporation’s operations was a direct threat to the very survival of Nigeria because of the strategic role of the corporation as an enabler of the economy. According to Kyari, other security challenges facing the corporation include vandalism of oil and gas infra...
”We Were Continuously Beaten with Hammers, Planks, Knieves” – One of ‘Ikokwu 4’ narrates ordeal in police cell, says Chima was tortured to death
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”We Were Continuously Beaten with Hammers, Planks, Knieves” – One of ‘Ikokwu 4’ narrates ordeal in police cell, says Chima was tortured to death

The four men arrested and detained in the cell of the Eagle Crack, (E-Crack) Squad of the Rivers State Police have been narrating their ordeal following their release from detention. Recall that Victor Ogbonna, Osaze Friday, Ifeanyi Osuji, Ifeanyi Onyekwere and late Chima Ikwunado, were arrested on December 19, 2019. They were allegedly tortured in detention to admit that they stole one of the cars they were repairing. However, the owners of the cars, Eradiri Erepamo and Chinedu Ezenwaliri later said that their vehicles were not stolen but given to the arrested men for repair. While Chima died in detention, police allegedly continued to torture the men to force them to confess to theft of the cars and later arraigned them on spurious charges of robbery. The men known as 'I...
Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury
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Bishop Oyedepo Fumes As Highly Placed Living Faith Church Officials Steal Millions From Treasury

According  to a report by The Nation, millions of naira allegedly stolen by some highly placed officials of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, a.k.a. Winners Chapel, drew the presiding Bishop of the church, Dr. David Oyedepo, into a rage at the empowerment summit organised for ordained workers of the church last Saturday. The annual event, which is usually attended by pastors, zonal ministers and their assistants, deacons, ushers and other ordained workers of the church, where they are acquainted with the church’s programme for the year, was presided over by Oyedepo, while his deputy, Bishop David Abioye, was also in attendance. Both men ministered powerfully. Oyedepo ministered on service, while Abioye spoke on consistency in service. Towards the end of the programme, however,...
Steve Harvey Responds to Mark Curry’s Claim that he Steals his Jokes
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Steve Harvey Responds to Mark Curry’s Claim that he Steals his Jokes

Steve Harvey has responded to Mark Curry's claim he's stolen jokes from him. The TV host denied the allegation on Wednesday in Beverly Hills and challenged Mark Curry to name the joke or jokes he stole from him. Mark Curry, an American actor, comedian, and host, claims on at least 2 occasions that Steve stole his jokes. But Harvey told TMZ that there's simply no truth to Curry's ranting about the past few weeks. Steve was pissed off with the allegation and said he's never stolen a joke in his life, and Mark needs to grow up. He's also demanding Curry comes forward with specific details about the lifted material. He said: "Mark Curry needs to grow up. Steve Harvey ain't been on stage since 2015." When told that Curry said he used the joke on one of his shows, not on stage, Ha...
Return All Our Stolen Artifacts – Lai Mohammed Warns Foreign Nations
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Return All Our Stolen Artifacts – Lai Mohammed Warns Foreign Nations

The Federal Government has launched a campaign for the return and restitution of Nigeria’s looted and smuggled artifacts from around the world. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant (Media), Segun Adeyemi, launched the campaign at a briefing held in Lagos on Thursday. Mohammed disclosed that the London Metropolitan Police had seized the Ife Bronze Head and invited Nigeria to make a claim or they would have to return the artifact to the person claiming ownership of it. The minister also said the Federal Government would begin the campaign with a quest to retrieve the bronze head, which was one of the items stolen when one of the country’s national museums was burgled in 1987. He said, ‘’After it was brought to an au...
Lord the smell you gave to goats some of your sons have stolen it – Yvonne Okoro
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Lord the smell you gave to goats some of your sons have stolen it – Yvonne Okoro

Ghanaian actress Yvonne Okoro has mocked men who smell bad. She has actually likened the odour on some men to that of goats. In what seems like a prayer, Yvonne Okoro has asked God why some men smell like goats. ‘Lord the smell you gave to goats some of your sons have stolen it ????.‘ She said. We don’t know what actually inspired this kinda post but we just hope whoever Yvonne Okoro is dating doesn’t smell this bad!
You’ll Vomit All You’ve Stolen — Pastor Tunde Bakare to ‘Bourdillon’
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You’ll Vomit All You’ve Stolen — Pastor Tunde Bakare to ‘Bourdillon’

Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA) sent out a cryptic jab to "Bourdillon" which is the name of the neighbourhood former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu's house is situated in Lagos. During his preaching on Sunday October 27, President Buhari's former running-mate stated that people who say that one is generous after he or she has stolen the money that belongs to a state, are foolish. Pastor Bakare in his sermon which bordered on the 2023 Presidential election, affirmed that "since democracy began some people have been living larger than life, having jets here and there, having a house in Bourdillon and other places at the expense of the public". He insisted that Nigerians crucify their heroes and celebrate villains. “The eyes of those who see will not be dim....
Stolen UK, US Banks’ Credit Card – EFCC Reveals The Things Found On Naira Marley’s Laptop
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Stolen UK, US Banks’ Credit Card – EFCC Reveals The Things Found On Naira Marley’s Laptop

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday heard that stolen credit card information issued by European, American and Latin American banks were retrieved from a laptop allegedly belonging to musician, Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley. An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) forensics expert, Mr Nuru Buhari told Justice Nicholas Oweibo that some of the credit card information belonged to four persons in the United Kingdom (UK) including one Nicole Louise. Buhari testified as the EFCC’s first prosecution witness in Marley’s alleged card fraud trial which began on Tuesday. The witness, who was led in evidence by EFCC counsel Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, alleged that apart from the stolen information, the website visit history recovered from the device showed that th...
Zari Hassan unapologetically trashes Diamond Platnumz – He was never stolen from me, but was found in the gutters
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Zari Hassan unapologetically trashes Diamond Platnumz – He was never stolen from me, but was found in the gutters

Zari Hassan is not here to fool around with people who keep blasting her about her ex, Diamond´s string of baby mamas. So in regard to the current list of accusations, Zari has been firing towards Kenya Airways staff, a fan decided to go back in history and see how much damage Kenya might have caused the Boss Lady. The fan, identified as Njau Brenda started off with how her baby daddy, Diamond got stolen from Kenya – by Tanasha. And now, her perfume has fallen victim, so probably next time she might be the one to get stolen. The perfume aside! Let´s deal with the baby daddy like Zari opted for. In response to the nasty comment, according to Zari unfortunately, Diamond wasn´t stolen from her. She was way done with the Tanzanian crooner before Tanasha came his way. The juicy b...
Lamborghini Stolen In Switzerland Found In Ghana With Nigerian Plate Number
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Lamborghini Stolen In Switzerland Found In Ghana With Nigerian Plate Number

Luxury Rental Benelux, a car rental company based in Germany claims a Lamborghini car belonging to a friend has been stolen. The car rental company posted on Instagram via its handle, luxuryrentalbenelux, that the car was rented in June in Zurich, Switzerland. According to Luxury Rental Benelux, the exotic car which has been located in Germany has a Nigerian number plate customised with the name, "Chosen 1". A screenshot of the photo of the car posted on Instagram. The company promised a cash reward of €10,000 for anyone who has tips regarding the current location of the car and how it can be found. Meanwhile, another version of the report by Zurich local media, Blick, identified the owner of the car as Deniz Torun (30). The specific model of the car is Lamborghini Hurac...
New York Met museum returns stolen ancient Egyptian coffin
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New York Met museum returns stolen ancient Egyptian coffin

US authorities have returned a stolen coffin to Egypt, two years after it was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The 2,100-year-old coffin of a priest called Nedjemankh was featured in an exhibit housing artefacts from Egypt. The stolen antique was sold to the museum by a global art trafficking network, which used fraudulent documents, officials said. The gilded coffin was looted and smuggled out of Egypt in 2011. “Thus far our investigation has determined that this coffin is just one of hundreds of antiquities stolen by the same multinational trafficking ring,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said, quoted by Reuters news agency, at a repatriation ceremony in New York on Wednesday, adding that there could be more similar seizures. The coffin...
“My Goods Worth Millions Has Been Stolen At Novare Mall, Lekki ” – Nigerian Lady
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“My Goods Worth Millions Has Been Stolen At Novare Mall, Lekki ” – Nigerian Lady

A Nigerian lady has cried out on twitter after her goods worth millions of naira was stolen by some Nigerians at Novare mall, Lekki. She wrote: My store at Novare, Timekeepers Novare mall, Sangotedo, Lekki, has been broken into, looted and goods worth millions has been carted away with, this is getting out of hand, this happened this evening, am so sad.. Plz share this This is no longer protest against #Zenophobia it is now against the masses and innocent citizen of the country claimed to be fighting for... Plz help me share this. I work there and am going to be rendered jobless, am I a south african? My company is owned by a Nigerian
Kano Zoo N6.90M Stolen By Armed robbers Not Gorilla – MD
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Kano Zoo N6.90M Stolen By Armed robbers Not Gorilla – MD

The management of Kano Zoological Garden has denied that the millions of naira stolen from its coffers were swallowed by a gorilla. The managing director of the government-owned zoo Mallam Umar Yusif Umar said it has no gorilla and that money was stolen by burglars. “ I was called midnight on Sunday 9th, June, by the head of security that armed robbers burgle our office including the revenue office,” Umar told The Guardian. “About 6.30am, I left my home for the office and immediately I arrived I met my office and that of all the directors opened. “Instantly I called the DPO, Sharada police station and reported the case to him. As far as I’m concerned, I suspect theft and nothing close to Gorilla.” Umar said the money stolen is N6.90 million instead of N6.82 million widel...

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