Crime

Army apologises for invasion of Abia journalists centre

The Commander of the 14 Brigade Nigeria Army, Ohafia, Brigadier General Abdul Kalifah Ibrahim has condemned the military invasion of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Umuahia on Tuesday. The Army Chief who visited the Press Centre in company of the Naval Command and School of Finance Logistics Owerrinta Capt Abdulahi Aminu apologised for the attack, describing it ...

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Ikpeazu, Abia governor imposes 3-day curfew on Aba over IPOB activities

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has declared a 3-day curfew on the state’s commercial city of Aba over recent activities of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The governor made the declaration in a statement personally signed by him and issued on Tuesday evening in Umuahia, the state capital. He said: “Abia State has for the past ...

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Police raid Nigerian sham marriage ring in Germany, nab 4

A ring of fraudsters who allegedly arranged sham marriages between Portuguese women and Nigerian men to obtain EU residence permits was busted on Tuesday, according to German police. At least 40 residences were searched in Berlin alone during the coordinated mass raids across Germany. Raids were also conducted in Potsdam, Frankfurt and the eastern town of Goerlitz. The federal police ...

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Tension as soldiers surround IPOB leader, Kanu’s home

By Achike Amadi, Umuahia There exists palpable anxiety as soldiers on Tuesday cordoned off the residence of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu’s Umuahia residence. This is just as the rampaging soldiers also ransacked the secretariat of the state’s chapel of the Nigeria Union Journalists where properties were destroyed. Eye witness account stated that the ...

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Tragedy as Lagos top civil servant commits suicide in residence

A Director in Lagos State Ministry of Youths, Mr Oludare Buraimoh has committed suicide in his Abeokuta, Ogun State residence. Though, the reason for taking the action was not known as at the time of filing these reports, his lifeless body was discovered by neignbours who met it (the corpse) by hanging in his room. According to neighbours, Buraimoh, who ...

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Importer on the run as Customs arrest officials over seize 1,100 rifles from Turkey

By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Men of Tin-Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have confiscated no fewer than 1,100 rifles said to have been illegally imported into the country from Turkey under false declaration. Addressing newsmen in Lagos on Monday, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS,), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), said the seizure was the third interception ...

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Police says female bombers died in failed attack on Maiduguri

The Police in Borno on Saturday said two female suicide bombers were killed when they detonated the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to their bodies in the outskirts of Maiduguri. A statement issued and signed by DSP Isuku Victor, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Maiduguri, said eight people sustained injuries in the incident. Victor said that the incident ...

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Court remands man in prison for alleged killing Lagos prince

A 29-year-old man, Adekunle Lawal was on Friday remanded in Ikoyi Prison on the orders of an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court. Lawal, whose address was not given, was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on murder of a man, Yusuf Elegushi, a prince of the Elegushi royal family in Lagos. Presiding judge, Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, who gave the ruling, said ...

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Police dock man with impersonating Lagos deputy governor on facebook By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos A 45 year-old man, Adamu Aminu has been docked by the police in Lagos for impersonating the deputy governor of the state, Dr. Idiat Adebule on facebook. Aminu was on Friday hauled up before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court to face a four-count charge of ...

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Man jailed, blames hunger as reason for stealing foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder. Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi Prison by the presiding judge, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran. Oladiran in his ruling ordered the ...

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