Isheri killing: Police counter army, say soldiers stabbed patient in doctor’s presence

The Ogun State Police Command has said soldiers from the 81 division were involved in the killing of some residents of Isheri Olofin, a boundary community between Lagos and Ogun States. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said statements from eyewitnesses revealed that the soldiers dragged a resident from the hospital where he was being treated and stabbed him to death with a bayonet. Our correspondent had earlier reported that during the celebration of the Isheri Day Festival on Monday, a disagreement broke out among some residents. In the ensuing…

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PICTURES: Black day as thugs attack Chief Imam and other worshipers

On the Eid prayer ground on Saturday, thugs loyal to the Jaagi village head(Etsu Yankp) attacked the Chief Imam of Jaagi town along with a number of worshipers,violently injured several people and caused lot of damage to properties.  Currently, some injured victims macheted with various degree of injuries are still at General Hospital Mokwa,Niger State undergoing treatment.

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N3b ‘fraud’: EFCC Quizzes Head Of Service Oyo-ita, exposes dirty dealings

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has quizzed Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita over alleged N3billion contract scam. She was also interrogated for alleged abuse of duty tour allowance, money laundering and stealing of government funds. After a four-day grilling during which she was in custody of the anti-graft agency beginning from August 8, Mrs Oyo-Ita has landed in the hospital after being granted an administrative bail. She has been given restricted access to visitors at the private hospital in Jabi area…

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Buhari Sacks Obla, to face criminal prosecution on alleged financial dealings

Okoi Obono-Obla, the chairman of the Special Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, has been sacked. President Muhammadu Buhari terminated his appointment via a letter on Tuesday, Daily Trust reports. The sack letter, according to the newspaper, was delivered to the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Obla’s supervising ministry. “With the information at our disposal, he will face criminal prosecution on matters related to his alleged financial dealings, as uncovered by the ICPC upon investigation,” Daily Trust quoted a source…

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APC bigwigs fighting to cripple the anti-corruption war, Obono-Obla cries out

Chairman of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla has cried out that internal sabotage within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to cripple the anti-corruption fight of the Muhammadu Buhari administration. Okoi Obono-obla disclosed this while reacting to the sealing of the committee’s office in Abuja, Obono-Obla said that it followed the pattern of interference of the work of the committee by persons within the administration. Meanwhile, uncertainty has continued to surround the position of Obono-Obla as thepresidency is still mute on…

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Police Killing: DHQ Orders Taraba Battalion To Produce Wadume

The Defence Headquarters has ordered the 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Takum , Taraba State , to produce the fleeing kidnap kingpin , Alhaji Hamisu Wadume, as evidence that its soldiers are not culpable in his escape after three policemen and a civilian were killed at a checkpoint in Ibi , last Tuesday . A top military source at the DHQ confided in one of our correspondents on Monday that the battalion had been issued a directive to produce the runaway kidnapper. The top military source said, “…

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Suspected trigger-happy soldier of Slain Okada-rider in Aba, Arrested – Gov. Ikpeazu

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, on Thursday visited the family of Late Chimaobi Nwaogu, the commercial motorcycle operator, reportedly shot dead by a trigger-happy soldier at Umuokereke-Ngwa village in Obingwa LGA of the State, over refusal of the Late Nwaogu to part with N100 bribe allegedly demanded of him by the military men at Ohanze military checkpoint. Governor Ikpeazu who informed the family of the deceased that the killer-soldier along with two of his other colleagues have been arrested, commiserated with the family of the slain man and announced…

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NANS Begins Protest Against South African Companies in Nigeria

The Ogun and Adamawa state chapters of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have started the protest against South African companies in protest of the increasing rate of Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. Recall that the association issued an ultimatum to South African companies to leave the country when speaking at conference hosted by the Director of the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa. In Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, the protesting students led by National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi, carried placards with different inscriptions. In…

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Corruption Fight: EFCC Donates Badeh’s Property To NEDC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has donated a property forfeited by the late chief of defence staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, to the North East Development Commission (NEDC). The building is to now serve as the headquarters of NEDC. The property which is located on Number 6, Ogun River Street, Maitama, Abuja was handed over on Thursday to the commission by the EFCC Director of Operations, Mr Mohammed Umar. Managing Director of NEDC, Mohammed Alkali during the handing over ceremony said the NEDC would make good use…

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N1.2 Billion Scam: EFCC To Arraign Ex-INEC chairman

A former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Maurice Iwu is to face trial for alleged laundering of N1.2billion. Iwu, who has been interrogated by the EFCC, was said to have been involved in the N23.29billion poll bribery scandal which characterized the 2015 poll. Although charges have been filed against Iwu, it was unclear last night when the ex-INEC chairman will be formally arraigned. A source said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission,…

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