CULTISM: WIKE SENDS NAMES OF RIVERS LECTURERS TO DSS FOR PROFILING

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Wednesday, said his administration is working with security agencies to frontally go after kidnappers and cultists across the state, saying no kidnapper or cultist will be spared. Wike also stated that the government has also sent names of lecturers of Rivers State University to the DSS for profiling, adding that any lecturer linked to cultism will be sacked. Speaking during a meeting with the leaders and elites of Choba community at the Government House, Port Harcourt Wike said that the state government will provide…

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KIDNAPPED ENUGU MONARCH AND WIFE REGAIN FREEDOM

Kidnapped Enugu monarch, Igwe Sunday Orji of Obom-Agbogugu of Awgu Local Government Area and his wife, Alice, have been rescued. A family source said they regained freedom on Wednesday evening. They were kidnapped, last Sunday evening, just after the Agbogugu-Ihe junction, along the Enugu-Portharcourt Expressway, while they were returning from the reception and Thanksgiving Mass in honour of the mother of the Catholic Bishop of Awgu Diocese. A family member confided in our correspondent that an undisclosed ransom was paid. The daredevils suspected to be Fulani had in their initial…

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REPS MEMBER, ABDULMUMIN AMINU BABYSITS AFTER LOSING OUT IN REPS COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS, SEE PIX

House of Reps member , Abdulmumin Jibrin , on Wednesday , said that after his exclusion from the House Committee chairmanship list , he had taken to babysitting . He said this on his verified Twitter handle , where he shared photos of himself babysitting his baby girl, Farha . He tweeted , “ Chairman Committee on babysitting and Member Babysitters party. ” Jibrin , who represents the Bebeji / Kiru federal constituency at the National Assembly added in pidgin English , “ Make una no blame me o. .na…

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KAJURU CRISIS: EL RUFAI SETS UP JUDICIAL COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

 Amos Tauna  Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has set up a 10-man Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the incessant communal crisis in Kajuru local government area and environs since 2017 that resulted in the loss of lives and property. The commission of inquiry which has three months tenure, has Justice Isa Aliyu as its chairman. Governor El-Rufai, while inaugurating the Commission at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, on Wednesday tasked the Commission to identify the causes of the crisis, those responsible, extent and cost of losses incurred, appropriate sanction…

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KADUNA GOVT GIVES CONDITIONS FOR RELEASING EL ZAKZAKY FOR MEDICAL TRIP

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Kaduna State government on Wednesday gave new conditions for granting the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, known as Shi’ites, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, permission to travel to India for medical treatment. The Kaduna High Court presided over by Justice Darius Khobo on Monday permitted the IMN leader and wife leave to travel to India for treatment, following injuries they sustained during the IMN’s clash with the Nigerian Army on December 15, 2015. The court, according to the prosecuting counsel and state…

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PRESIDENCY UNCOVERS OVER 1800 PROPERTIES OWNED BY UNIDENTIFIED NIGERIANS IN DUBAI

Matthew Ogune Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) said it has discovered over 1,500 landed properties owned by unidentified Nigerians in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Chairman of the panel, Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla, who disclosed this to newsmen in his office in Abuja, added that the federal government has begun move to synergies with the International Police (Interpol) to unravel the owners of the said properties. He said: “Document in our possession is showing that some Nigerians has over 1,500 landed properties in Dubai,…

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EFCC SET TO ARRAIGN MAURICE IWU OVER 1.2BIL FRAUD

Matthew Ogune, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), is set to arraign a former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof. Maurice Iwu for alleged money laundering, the Guardian learnt. It was gathered that Iwu will be arraigned at a federal High Court, sitting in Lagos on a four-count charge bordering on money laundering. A top official in the commission who do not want his name on print disclosed that, Iwu is alleged to have between December 2014 and March 2015, aided the concealment of the sum…

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4 POLICE DETECTIVES KILLED IN TARABA OVER MISTAKEN IDENTITY

BY AMEH IDUGAJI, JALINGO –Following false alarm raised by youths of kidnappers some villagers, four police detectives on special duty from the Force Headquarters Abuja, were Monday killed in Ibbi, town of Taraba state. It was gathered that the four detectives had gone to the town for the arrest of one Hamish Wadimi over alleged gun running. However, it was further after the arrest of Wadimi, the youths in the town raised alarm claiming that the detectives were kidnappers which led to a mob action resulting in the death of the four detectives. A source at…

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APPEAL COURT RETURNS IMO REPS TICKET TO APC’S CHIKE OKAFOR

  The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has  restored the certificate of  return  issued to  Chike Okafor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as a member representing Ehimembano/Ihiteuboma/Obowo Federal constituency of Imo State at the House of Representatives. In a unanimous judgment on Wednesday, the appellant court set aside the April 29 order made by Justice Bello Kawau of the Kubwa division of the FCT High court directing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue a certificate of return to…

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JUSTICE ARCHIBONG SENDS ARCHIBONG TO JAIL OVER 28MIL FRAUD

EFCC PRESS RELEASE Justice Archibong Sends Archibong to Jail over N28m Fraud Justice Archibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, convicted and sentenced Archibong Effiong Edem to seven years imprisonment over N28, 234, 735 fraud. The convict was arraigned by the Port Harcourt’s Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, at a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, on two-count charges bordering on obtaining by false pretence.  The case was later transferred to an Akwa Ibom…

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