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We recovered N6 billion, $261 million, houses in 100 days – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has, in the last 100 days, recovered $261 million, N6 billion, and 13,000 pounds illegally acquired by suspected criminals. Also recovered by the anti-graft agency were 30 real estates, 32 automobiles, a farmland and other properties acquired by suspected fraudsters. The commission said it was set to prosecute […]

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Armed bandits kidnap school girls in Kebbi, Nigeria

A mass of heavily armed bandits Thursday struck in Birnin Yauri under the Yauri local government area of kebbi state. According our source who spoke vie  telephone  said an undisclosed  number girls have been abducted ,the bandits who were too many engaged  the  mobile police in a gun battle  who mobilesed to repel the  attack […]

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MTN warns of possible disruption to its service in Nigeria amid rising insecurity – Report

MTN has warned of a potential disruption to its service in Nigeria amid rising insecurity in different parts of the country. MTN, in a message seen by Reuters, informed its customers of possible delay in service delivery. “Sadly, we must inform you that with the rising insecurity in different parts of Nigeria; service delivery to your organization […]

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How Former Head Of State, Abacha Truly Died — Ex-Chief Security Officer

Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd), has dismissed insinuations that the military ruler died after eating an apple from his concubines. According to ThisDay, Al-Mustapha said the late military ruler’s health suddenly collapsed on June 7, 1998, from the Abuja International Airport, after […]

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Court Sentences Former Bank PHB Boss To Over 6 Years In Prison

A Lagos High Court sitting in the Ikeja area has sentenced former managing director of defunct Bank PHB, Francis Atuche to over 6 years in prison. In a judgment that lasted over 10 hours, Justice Lateefat Okunnu convicted Atuche alongside a former Chief Financial Officer of the bank, Ugo Anyanwu. The two were convicted on at […]

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You Were Not Elected Just To Obtain Loans, Wike Mocks Buhari Over Insecurity

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to be more effective in securing the lives and property of Nigerians. Commenting on the widespread insecurity in the country, Wike accused Buhari of attempting to shift his constitutional powers of securing lives and property to governors. The governor spoke at the commissioning of […]

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I’ve been receiving death threats from Nigerians, says EFCC Chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday said some persons have threatened to kill him since he assumed office. The anti-corruption agency boss stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily. When he was asked to respond to President Muhammadu Buhari’s frequent “Corruption is fighting back” […]

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The Return Of Bakassi Boys : Anambra Government Breaks Silence

The Anambra State Government and the state’s Police Command have denied the presence of Bakassi Boys in the state. While the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ikenga Tochukwu, insisted that the command had no knowledge of the presence of the outfit in the state, the Commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Adinuba, acknowledged that the […]

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Insecurity: ‘Bakassi’ Boys Return In South East

Years after their disbandment, the Bakassi Boys, a vigilante group in the South East, have returned to some parts of Awka, Anambra State capital. They were seen in two vans, singing and warning criminals. However, it could not be confirmed who invited the dreaded vigilante group. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the […]

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Couple electrocuted a day after returning from honeymoon

A newly-wed couple from South Africa were electrocuted to death on Sunday June 13, just a day after they returned from their honeymoon. Gauteng police confirmed that the bodies of Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan were found on Sunday afternoon. Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the couple’s bodies were found in the shower. Masondo said;  […]

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Buhari Is A Willing Horse Nigerians Want To Ride To Death – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige says President Muhammadu Buhari has tolerated a lot from critics, reiterating that many Nigerians want to stretch him (Buhari) beyond reasonable limits.  Ngige spoke when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s News Night which aired on Monday, stating that many leaders will not condone the kind of […]

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With N800 Billion Extra Budget, No Excuse For Nigerian Military, says Ndume

With N800 billion proposed as supplementary budget for defence, the military has no excuse not to decisively prosecute the war against insurgency and rid the country of all forms of criminality, Senate Committee on Army Chairman Ali Ndume said yesterday. The N800 billion request is to support the military in its war against Boko Haram […]

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2023: Tinubu’s Posters Flood Abuja

Posters of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have flooded parts of the nation’s capital, Abuja even as Nigerians continue to bask in the euphoria of democracy day celebrations. The posters which carried Tinubu’s bold picture and name surfaced on Sunday and were strategically posted on public […]

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936 students abducted from Nigerian schools in six months

At least 936 students of secondary and tertiary institutions were abducted by suspected bandits and Boko Haram members across the country between December 2020 and June 5, 2021. Findings by Punch correspondents showed that abductions were carried out across the country. During the period under review, abductions were recorded in Ohordua, Edo State; Effurun, Delta […]

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B’Haram lures recruits with N5,000, says Governor Zulum

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, yesterday said Boko Haram fighters lure recruits with as low as N5,000. The governor also reveals how his government sustained the fight against insurgents in the state in the last two years. He made the revelations in his statewide broadcast to commemorate this year’s Democracy Day (June 12, […]

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Government Cannot Afford Funds to Revive Education – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Nigerian government cannot afford the amount of funding needed to revive the country’s educational system. Buhari also said the competition for funds had become keener because of the recent increase in the number of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The president spoke on Saturday at the 49th convocation ceremony of […]

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Democracy Day: Use Of Teargas Was In Line With Global Standards – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria police on Saturday justified its use of tear gas on protesters who took to the streets to mark Democracy Day by voicing their grievances against the government of the day. According to police spokesman, Mr Frank Mba, the actions of officers were in line with international best practices of dispersing violent protests. Mr […]

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Security Agencies Carrying Out ‘Genocide’ In South-East, Nigeria – Igbo Elders

The Igbo Elders Council in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday accused security agencies of indiscriminately killing Igbo youths in the South-East, in the guise of fighting IPOB and ESN, two separatist groups. Speaking at a news conference in Abuja, Chairman of the group, a former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, said […]

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