KIDNAPPED SIERRA LEONEAN DIPLOMAT REGAINS FREEDOM ACCORDING TO THE POLICE

A Sierra Leonean diplomat who was kidnapped in northern Nigeria has been freed, the police said on Tuesday. “The diplomat has been reunited with the Sierra Leonean High Commissioner (ambassador) and his family,” said Force Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah. “We were able to locate where he was kept at about 1500 hours. He is in sound health.” Further details about the circumstances of his release were not immediately available and it was not known whether a ransom was paid, despite unconfirmed local reports that $40m was demanded. Alfred Nelson-Williams,…

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AVENGERS STRIKE AGAIN, BLOWS CHEVRON AND NNPC PIPELINES

The Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), the militant group leading the attacks on oil installations, has blown up pipelines belonging to Chevron and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Mudoch Agbinibo, spokesman of the group, disclosed this in a brief statement. “At 10pm Niger Delta Avengers blew up Chevron Well 10 close to Otunana flow station,” he said. “Other attacks were carried out at 11:15pm. Nigerdelta Avengers blow up NPDC Manifold close to Banta and two PPMC/NNPC crude oil trunk Lines.” Until Monday when Twitter blocked the account of the group,…

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BOKO HARAM IN LAGOS? READ HOW MANY HAVE BEEN ARRESTED BY ARMY

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Div. of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Isidore Edet says the division arrests insurgents on a daily basis. He made the assertion in Lagos on Sunday at the inter-denominational service organised to commemorate the Nigerian Army Celebration Day at Saint Charles Lwanga Catholic Church, Ikeja Cantonment. Almost on a daily basis, we arrest Boko Haram members that flee into Lagos just like they flee to other places. They have seen that the war is being won so they are running, so the army in conjunction…

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ANOTHER ARMS DEAL PROBE REPORT SUBMITTED TO BUHARI AS EFCC GOES AFTER THOSE INDICTED IN THE MASSIVE LOOTING

President Muhammadu Buhari has received another report from the presidential panel set up to probe arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 – With Buhari’s approval, EFCC has been empowered to go after those indicted in the fresh report President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly given anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) orders to arrest everyone indicted in arms procurement probe. According to a report by Punch, the presidential panel set up to probe arms procurement between 2007 and 2015 submitted another report to the President, making it the third…

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HOW SECURITY AGENCIES FOUND OUT THAT ARRESTED BOKO HARAM LEADER IS RELATED TO PRESIDENTIAL BODYGUARD

Indications have emerged that one of the suspected Boko Haram members arrested in Kogi State around April this year is related to one of the presidential body guards. Meanwhile a presidency source has confirmed that the allegations have sparked further background checks and minor reshuffle of security around the State House. The source informed THISDAY at the weekend that contrary to some reports, none of the presidential body guards who are mostly from the Nigerian Army, including the one whose brother was apprehended, is a member of any terrorist organisation.…

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WHAT THEY WONT TELL YOU ABOUT THE ATTEMPTED KUJE JAIL BREAK, INSIDER’S STORY

Was it a jail-break. Was it an invasion? Whatever it was, the evening of Friday, June 24, is certainly one that residents of Kuje, a sub-urban town of nearly 43 kilometres from the Abuja city-centre, are not likely to forget in a hurry. As sounds of gunshots rented the air at about 7:30pm, residents, especially those along the street of Kuje Medium Security Prison and people in Shetiku, a settlement behind the prison, scampered to safety with rumour of a militant invasion of the prison flying about along with bullets.…

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WE DONT KNOW THE SUSPECTS WITH YOU, AVEMGERS TOMPOLO TELLS DSS

THE Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, yesterday, denied that two suspects, Christian Oluba, alias Sensor, and Selky Kile Torughedi, arrested by the Department of Security Service, DSS, in connection with foiled  attacks on oil facilities in the Niger Delta, were its members. In addition, fugitive ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo, allegedly identified  by Torughedi, according to the DSS, as the person that sent him to kill a serving army officer, Major M.B Yahaya, said the claim was a farce. The DSS, had, last Friday, said it arrested Torughedi, described as…

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FRSC READY TO COMMENCE ENFORCEMENT OF SPEED LIMIT DEVICES IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES- BOBOYE OYEYEMI

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, on Friday said the agency had concluded plans to commence enforcement of speed-limiting devices in commercial vehicles, including articulated trucks and lorries. Mr. Oyeyemi said a recent decision by the House of Representatives to lift a moratorium on the enforcement of the speed-limiting devices also helped the commission in its decision. The House had in June gave the FRSC the green light to commence enforcement of the devices in vehicles. The House also urged the FRSC to explore…

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TERRORISTS TO TARGET RELAXATION & WORSHIP CENTRES -DSS RAISES ALARM

The Department of State Service (DSS), has raised the alarm over plans by extremist groups to attack public and worship centres across the country during the Sallah celebration. In a statement signed on Friday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo, it also disclosed that they have arrested some suspected IPOB leaders and members of the various insurgent groups, including an ally of Government Ekpemudo, a.k.a Tompolo, as well as kidnap kingpins. “Also, this Service wishes to alert the general public to be wary of suspicious packages and persons, as celebration of the…

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