BREAKING NEWS: COURT JAILS AKWA IBOM APC CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR KIDNAPPING

A Director General of the All Progressives Congress, APC Campaigns in Akwa Ibom state, Mr Nsidibe Udodung has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for complicity in kidnappings and other acts of criminality in the state. The jail term was handed down this Tuesday by a Judge of the Abak High Court, Justice Ezekiel Enang of Abak Division. Udodung who hails from Etim Ekpo Ward 5, is the Campaign Director General of the member representing Abak Federal constituency, Mr Emmanuel Ekon It was reported that Udodung was arrested for kidnapping…

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Nigerian Army buried 19 of the 23 soldiers killed by Boko Haram

The Nigerian Army has buried 19 of the 23 soldiers it said were killed by Boko Haram during the November 18 attack on Metele, Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State. At a solemn ceremony, held at the military cemetery of the Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri, the state capital, the fallen heroes were buried in the presence of their families. Among those buried on Friday amid tears, prayers and emotional speeches was the Commanding Officer of the 157 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, the battalion attacked. The Chief of Army…

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PHOTO: Man Disgraced By Community After He Was Accused Of Being A Ritualist

The man was disgraced by the community members An elderly man identified as Celestine Oduocha has been given the disgrace of a lifetime by his community at Umuagwu Umuoma Nekede in Owerri West, Imo State, after being accused of being a ritualist. The man’s residence was raided by the community youths following a confession by the suspect’s alleged cohort. Fetish items were discovered in the suspect’s room as the angry villagers forced him out and paraded him round town including the market square with the items. The matter is expected…

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Boko Haram: Amnesty International accuses Nigerian govt of ‘unwillingness’ to deal with perpetrators

The Amnesty International on Monday called on the International Criminal Court to start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed on the course of the war against the Boko Haram insurgency. The organization accused the Nigerian government of failing to bring those responsible to justice. ICC chief prosecutor, Fatma Bensouda, in her latest annual report claimed that Nigeria appeared not to have taken “concrete steps” towards investigating the allegations. She claimed there appeared to be a “tangible prospect” of proceedings against Boko Haram members but not against troops “since the Nigerian…

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Newly promoted officers to be deployed to North-East – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers of the army will be moved to the North East to strengthen ongoing counter-terrorism operations. Buratai gave the hint on Thursday in Abuja, after he decorated the 29 newly-promoted Major-Generals and some of the Brigadier-General with their new ranks, NAN reports. “Some of you that have been promoted and, decorated today; we are only waiting for today and by tomorrow I expect you to pick your bags and start heading towards the…

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Three mortuary attendants docked for allegedly cutting off dead woman’s wrists, heart

A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has arraigned three mortuary attendants for allegedly cutting off the two wrists and heart of a dead woman. The police charged Micheal Olusegun, 65; Oluseyi Olamade, 41; and Adetunji Aliyu, 45, with two counts of conspiracy and misconduct with regards to a corpse, NAN reports. The Police Prosecutor, ASP Roman Unuigbe, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence at St. Raphael Divine Mercy Hospital in Ijede, Ikorodu area of Lagos. The Prosecutor said that one Anthony Lawani, lodged a complaint…

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Man Beheads Neighbour’s Son To Raise Money For His Baby’s Naming Ceremony (Graphic Photo)

The suspects An 18-year-old man, Ayodeji Obadimeji, has reportedly beheaded the 14-year-old son of his neighbour ironically to raise money to celebrate the naming of his new born baby, NewTelegraph has reported. It was gathered that the sad incidnt occurred at Shapati town in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State. The deceased, Joseph Makinde, was beheaded on Tuesday night. His father, Mr. Kayode Makinde, is a wielder in whose shop Ayo works as an apprentice. The suspected killer is said to be a close friend of Joseph’s elder brother.…

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Rivers state Police kill Notorious Kidnapper In Gun Battle

Operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) have gunned down a notorious kidnapper/hoodlum along Emohua-Kalabari road in Rivers state. According to reports, the deceased was killed in a shootout with the security operatives who foiled the gang’s operation. His corpse has been taken to the state police command as efforts are being made to apprehend other fleeing members of the gang. Some months ago, security operatives engaged in a gun battle with 3 suspected kidnappers. The suspects were overpowered and shot dead in the gun battle. The alleged kidnappers…

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Sacked APC lawmaker caught in another illegal entry into AKSHA Chambers

A bus, Sunday evening, ran into a section of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly perimeter fence, fueling suspicions that the sacked lawmakers may have hatched another ploy to gain access into the 6th Assembly chambers. “It is suspected to be a ploy by Idongesit Ituen and his cotravellers to create an opening for an illegal entry into the chambers,” a security operative on ground told our reporter. The bus over shot the gutter and collided on a section of the fence, leaving an opening close to the Hallowed…

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