Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Benin, Togo Beg Nigeria For More Electricity

The governments of Benin and Togo on Monday called for an increase in the amount of electricity, which their countries receive from Nigeria.

They specifically requested the Nigerian electricity supply industry to increase the amount of power sent to them from 200 megawatts to 300MW.

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We’ll Kill Corruption, Solve Power Problem – Vice President

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, is determined to stamp out corruption and solve power problem, which have become an incessant problem in Nigeria.

Osinbajo said this in his address on Tuesday at the seventh convocation of the Redeemer’s University, Ede in Osun State.

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Police Reacts To Olu Falae's Ransom Claims

The office of the Inspector-General of Police has been inundated with enquires on claims by Chief Olu Falae and his family that a ransom was paid to his abductors following the kidnapping incident involving him on 21st September, 2015 and eventual release on 24th September, 2015.

As a law enforcement agency guided by rule of law and professional ethics we do not under any circumstance encourage the payment of ransom to kidnappers or other criminals as it is tantamount to rewarding crime and motivating other criminals to follow that path.

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Nursing Students Rape 6 Years Old Pupil In Edo

Six year old Miss Sharon Eghobamien, a pupil of Eriya Group of Schools, Ihogbe, Benin-City, Edo State, was playing in her mother’s shop when three randy male students of the School of Nursing, Benin, swooped on her, whisked her away to a hideout where they defiled her.

That was on the May 25, 2015.When she was questioned by her mother, Mrs. Rachel Eghobamien, a petty trader, who observed that her daughter was always complaining of abdominal pains, frequent urinating and defecating, she opened up on how the three students usually whisk her through the window, take her to their hostel and rape her.

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Thugs Invade Ogun Tribunal, Beat Up PDP Chiefs

Pandemonium broke out on Tuesday at the Ogun State Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, as suspected thugs flogged politicians who had converged on the court’s premises.

The attackers, who were armed with canes and other weapons, descended on some notable party chieftains.

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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Two Married Women Fall From 3 Storey Building While Fighting

This sad incident happened in a compound at Awada in Onitsha few minutes ago. The 2 women are living together in a flat because their husbands share a flat in the same compound.

Even though their husbands are friends, The wives never got along and was always quarreling but nothing prepared eyewitnesses for what was witnessed this morning.

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Woman Sent To Prison A Week To Her Wedding

A 33- year- old woman Olawunmi Oyebode has been arrested and remanded in prison custody at Kirikiri for assault .

This happened one week to her wedding in Lagos State , western Nigeria .

Her journey to prison started after she was arraigned before a Magistrates ’ Court sitting in Isolo for the alleged offence.

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Robbers Raped My Two Daughters In Abuja, Father Laments

A 3-man gang armed robbers in the wee hours of Monday reportedly invaded the home of one Mr. Folusho Joseph in Abuja, carting away valuable items worth hundreds of thousands and allegedly raping two of his daughters at gun point.

Reports reveal that the robbers gained entrance into the building by scaling the fence through the front door which he forgot to lock at about 2:30am.

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Suspect Confesses How He killed His Friend, Buried Him In Shallow Grave

Ngbede Omale has confessed to Benue State Police Command how he secretly killed his friend, Agabaidu Omale and buried him in a shallow grave.

Narrating how he committed the crime to Daily Sun at the State Police Headquarters where he is presently cooling his heels, Ngbede said  he had a heated argument with his friend in the farm which resulted into a fight.

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Senate In Rowdy Session Over Vote Of Confidence On Saraki

There was uproar in the senate on Tuesday over vote of confidence on Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Senators in near fisticuffs.

83 senators passed vote of confidence in Saraki.

Senator Babajide Omoworare whose name was included as supporter dissociated himself from the motion.
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Blogger Arrested In Ogun State For Accusing Wife of Governor of Money Laundering

The Ogun State Police Command, Monday, confirmed the arrest of a blogger, Emmanuel Ojo for accusing the wife of the state governor, Mrs Olufunsho Amosun of allegedly laundering $300,000 in London.

 The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest on the telephone, said Ojo is being detained at the command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, for questioning.

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Two Nigerian Anti- Narcotics Officials ‘abscond’ With Seized Drugs

Two officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement ‎Agency, NDLEA, have been declared wanted after absconding with narcotics last month.

Daniel Goska, ‎a Superintendent of Narcotics, and Ndubuisi Ughor, a Chief Narcotic Agent, disappeared from their duty posts after a drug suspect, Dayson-Eddie Ifeanyichukwu, was nabbed with 74.4 kilogrammes of banned drugs at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
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Angry Mother Baths 30 Year Old Man With Hot Water For Having An Affair With Daughter

An angry mother has bathed a 30-year-old man with hot water at Olodi Apapa area of Lagos
State, after she discovered he was dating her
15-year-old daughter.

The man, Jude Alulomo, a tanker driver, said that the hot water affected most of his body, including his private part. He was rushed to the hospital.

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61-year-old Guard Rapes Two Sisters, Gives Them N200

The police in Lagos are on the trail of a security man, identified only as John, who allegedly raped two sisters for several weeks in the Anthony area of Lagos.

It was learnt that 61-year-old John reportedly gave the sisters, Comfort and Precious (not real names), the sum of N200 to appease them each time he raped the girls.

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Monday, 28 September 2015

Man, 26, Stabbed To Death For Showing Interest In Chief's Daughter

A plumber in Ogijo has been stabbed to death because he showed interest in the daughter of his township's ruler.

The death of Semiu Sanni, 26, a plumber, who was stabbed during the yearly Ojude Oba festival in Sagamu Local Government has brought sorrow to the people of Sagamu.

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Saraki/Presidency Cold War: Senators Avoid Commitee Chairmanship

AS the Cold War between the presidency and the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Saraki over the later’s emergence as the Senate President rages on, a good number of the Senators have allegedly rejected heading Committees to avoid what they described as witch-hunt.

The tradition before now was that Senators and members of the House of Representatives lobby to become Chairmen of some of the Committees perceived to be juicy so as to better their lots.

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Nigeria’s UN Mission Embarrasses President Buhari

Nigeria’s notorious Permanent Mission to the United Nations, lead by Ambassador Joy Ogwu, has reportedly mismanaged President Buhari’s official schedule resulting in several missed opportunities and embarrassing moments for the President and his official delegation.

Early Saturday Reuters news agency reported that Nigeria had no official representation at a High Level Meeting on insecurity and displaced people in the Lake Chad Basin region. Nigeria was the only major player not present during the meeting, which was organized by the United Nations Under-Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien, which resulted in international diplomats to say they were disappointed in Nigeria’s conduct.

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No More Deadline Extension, CBN Warns

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has made it clear that there would not be further extension when the October 31, 2015 deadline for the bank verification (BVN) elapses.

This, according to the banking sector regulator means that customer without the BVN-linked accounts may risk being restricted from normal operations of their accounts or free access to their bank account balances by the end of next month.

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Police Inspector To Die By Hanging For Murder

A Rivers State High Court has sentenced one Inspector Samuel Timothy of the Nigeria Police to death by hanging for shooting and killing a sachet water dealer, Onyekachi Nwasouba.

The court’s ruling is coming about five years after Nwasouba’s murder by the police at about 5am on November 10, 2010 at No. 34, Old Aba Road, Port Harcourt.

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

How Kabir Grabbed A Man’s Testicle To Survive Hajj Stampede

Hamza Musa Kabir from Kano in northern Nigeria survived the massive stampede at the hajj by shedding his pilgrim’s garment after he was pinned under a man in the crush, which killed 769 people.

Reflecting on the shocking events that unfolded on Thursday in Saudi Arabia, the 55-year-old tall, thin trader told his dramatic story to AFP’s Kano correspondent Aminu Abubakar, who also performed the pilgrimage:

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Hoteliers Beg Aregbesola To Pay His Debts

Some hoteliers operating in Osun State have asked Governor Rauf Aregbesola to defray bills incurred by guests of the state government who lodged in their facilities.

The hoteliers said this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Osogbo on Saturday by their spokesperson, Babatunde Karim.

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Police Arrest Oshiomole's Driver

Security operatives attached to the Edo state government arrested one of the drivers in the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Leadership reports that the driver was apprehended on Friday, September 25, over his alleged attempts to break into the account section of Edo state government house.

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Boko Haram Attacks Kogi DSS Office, Frees 30 Suspects

No fewer than 30 people detained at the Kogi State office of the Directorate of State Service were freed on Friday night when it was attacked by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect.

This was as four people, including an anti-riot policeman, were reportedly killed in the attack by the invading insurgents.

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Buhari Stated That Trial Of Treasury Looters To Begin Soon

President Muhammadu Buhari in New York, United States of America on Sunday stated that the prosecution of those suspected to have looted the treasury of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, will begin soon.

The president also restated his determination to fully sanitise the oil industry and make it totally free of corruption and shady deals.

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Saturday, 26 September 2015

SAD: Germany-based Businessman Shot Dead In Lagos

It happened in Iyana Ishashi, along the Lagos-Badagry expressway. Mr. Barry Ndulue, a middle-aged man was coming back from a business trip to Ghana on Sunday, September 20, 2015.

Unknown to him, he was being trailed, according to police ac­counts. Once he got to that lonely part of the expressway, the assailants leveled up and began to shoot into the car he was travelling in. When the operation ended, Barry, a businessman based in Germany, lay dead in the pool of his own blood.

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Politicians Lobby Code of Conduct Bureau To Rectify Declaration Forms Due To Fear Of Arrest

There are indications that politicians in the country have begun to lobby the Code of Conduct Bureau in a bid to amend some of the information in the asset declaration forms that they had earlier submitted.

Saturday PUNCH learnt that the development is because of fear of arrest as this is coming in the light of the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false declaration of assets.

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Gunmen Kill 13, Sack Rivers Community

A gang of gunmen suspected to be cultists on Thursday sacked Obrikom and Omoku communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, killing 13 persons in the process.

The gunmen, who were said to have stormed the communities at about 4am, overpowered youths and policemen deployed in the areas before killing their victims.

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Fresh Plot To Impeach Saraki

There were indications on Friday that members of the Senate Unity Forum had started wooing senators loyal to the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.

Saturday PUNCH reliably gathered that the move was part of fresh efforts to change the leadership of the Senate.

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Saraki’s Trial Won’t Affect Ministerial Screening

The upper chamber of the National Assembly cleared the air yesterday on the screening of ministerial nominees, saying the trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki won’t affect the exercise.

Saraki is facing a 13-count criminal charge bordering on false declaration of assets and operation of a foreign account while he was governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011.

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Sex Workers, Hoodlums Take Over Delta Skill Centre

Hoodlums, including commercial sex workers, have taken over the Delta State Women Affairs Skill Acquisition Centre, Asaba, leaving 40 sewing machines and 60 computers allegedly stolen.

The skill acquisition centre built by the wife of the former governor of the state, Mrs. Nkoyo Ibori, in 1999 is at present, a shadow of itself.

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Buhari’s Anti-corruption War: Business Slows Down For Charter Airlines

Charter airlines operating in Nigeria have been losing at least half a billion naira monthly since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power and started his anti-corruption crusade, findings by Saturday PUNCH have shown.

In the last four months, investigation reveal that 10 charter airlines have lost a combined revenue of $10.395m (N2.048bn).

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Okada Rider Electrocuted To Death In Otukpo, Benue State (PHOTOS)

A teenage boy was on Thursday, electrocuted in Otukpo, Benue State.

The sad incident occurred around 7.30am at Vanapo Hotel junction.

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Nigerian Police Constable Kills 2 Inspectors, Commits Suicide In Yobe

A Police constable went on rampage on a shooting spree on Friday in Yobe state, killing two inspectors before turning the gun on himself.

The incident happened at about 6:40 am on Friday at Nengere Local Government area of the state following a disagreement among the policemen.

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Nigerian Kid Builds Two Electronic Toy Trucks In Enugu

A Nigerian boy built this two magnificent trucks working with the use of battery and guess what, is working perfectly like a real truck.

This is another Ahmed Mohammed of Nigeria lets spread this news as we help to spread Ahmed Mohammed clock news. Please rather than frustrating his effort lets spread this good gospel of his work.

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Hajiya Yusuf Who Died At The Hajj Stampede Pictured With Oby Ezekwesili

Late Hajiya B Yusuf on stage with others on the commemoration of ChibokGirls event, 1 year on

The photo below shows the late Hajiya B. Yusuf (2nd from right) who was among those that died yesterday in Saudi during a stampede. Hajiya who was a member of the bring back our girls group is currently being mourned by other members of the group.

She was among the members of the fact finding committee that was appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan about the Chibok Girls. Until her death, she was a strong advocate for equality & inclusion.
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Thursday, 24 September 2015

EFCC Arraigns Man Over N4.5m Love Scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on September 21, 2015 arraigned one Amadi Jude before Justice Emmanuel Obile of the Federal High Court Calabar, Cross River State on a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence.

Amadi who goes by different pseudo names – Richard Smith, Mike Anderson, Richard Darwin, Jackson Miller, and Morgan Abela, is alleged to have collected N4,544,000 from a Swedish national, and promised to marry her.

Count one reads: “That you, Amadi Jude Junior (alias Richard smith, Mike Anderson, Richard Darwin, Jackson Miller, Morgan Abela) ‘m’, John Ikechukwu Efughi (at large), and Farouk (at large), between May 2014 and January 2015 in Calabar, Cross River State, within the jurisdiction of this honorable court did conspire among yourselves to commit felony with it: obtaining money by false pretence and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and punishable under section 1 (3) of the same act.”

The accused person pleaded not guilty to all the charges. Justice Obile, adjourned till October 12, 2015 and ordered the accused person be remanded in prison custody.
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Saudi Prince Blames African Pilgrims For The Stampede In Mecca

Saudi Arabia's head of the central Hajj commitee, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, has blamed the crush outside the holy city of Mecca that killed at least 717 people and injured 850 more on "some pilgrims with African nationalities".

People from several different countries are reported to have died in the stampede, which took place when two groups of pilgrims arrived at a crossroads on Street 204 at the tent city of Mina for a traditional stone-throwing ritual.

Prince Khaled's controversial remarks on undisciplined pilgrims were echoed by Saudi health minister Khaled al-Falih, who was quoted by El-Ekhbariya television as saying that "many pilgrims move without respecting the timetables [set by authorities, which was the] principal reason for this type of accident. If the pilgrims had followed instructions, this type of accident could have been avoided."

Among the casualties of the incident, which happened on first day of the Eid al-Adha festival (24 September), are at least 43 Iranian nationals. Iranian officials accused Saudi Arabia of mismanagement and lack of safety in the aftermath of the tragedy.

The head of Iran's Hajj organisation, Said Ohadi, said the incident was caused by the authorities' decision to close two paths near the scene of the symbolic 'stoning of the devil' ritual. "Today's incident shows mismanagement and lack of serious attention to the safety of pilgrims. There is no other explanation. The Saudi officials should be held accountable," he said on Iranian state television according to AFP.

Iran's deputy foreign minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said a Saudi diplomatic envoy would be summoned over the incident. "We can in no way be indifferent to this irresponsible behaviour of Saudi Arabia. This will be dealt with through diplomatic channels. Saudi Arabian officials are responsible for this incident and they should immediately endeavour to take effective measures for managing the existing crisis and providing full security for pilgrims."

The stone-throwing ritual emulates the actions of Prophet Abraham, who is believed to have stoned the devil at three locations when he attempted to discourage Abraham from God's order to sacrifice his son Ishmael. God eventually spares the boy and sends a sheep to be sacrificed in his place.

Muslims gathered until dawn at the Muzdalifah where they picked their pebbles and put them in empty water bottles. They had spent a day of prayer on a vast Saudi plain and Mount Arafat, which sits 10km from Mina. The ritual itself takes place at a five-storey, 1km-long structure known as the Jamarat Bridge, near the scene of the crush.

The structure, which cost more than $1bn (£660m), has a capacity of 300,000 pilgrims an hour. The area and number of entry and exit points have been increased over the years in an effort to improve safety. Reuters said that an officer kept repeating through a loudspeaker at Jamarat: "Please pilgrims do not push one another. Please leave from the exit and don't come back by the same route".
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Couple murdered in their sleep in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command on Thursday swore to apprehend unknown persons, who slit the throats of a married couple, Mr. and Mrs Marcel Abah, in the Igboeze North Local Government Area of the state.

Marcel and his wife, Jacinta, were said to be asleep when they were attacked.

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Senate president, Bukola Saraki attacked at the Eid Praying Ground in Ilorin

The embattled senate president, Bukola Saraki was on Thursday morning attacked by angry worshipers at the Eid Praying Ground in Ilorin, who protested the state of the economy of Kwara.

It was gathered that the Emir of Ilorin, Alh. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, The Chief Imam of Ilorin, Alh. Muhammadu Bashir and many political figures were also not spared by the rampaging protesters.

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717 Killed While 'Stoning The Devil' In Worst Ever Hajj Tragedy In Mecca

A huge stampede killed at least 717 people and injured hundreds more at the hajj in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, in one of the worst-ever tragedies at the annual Muslim pilgrimage.

The stampede, the second deadly accident to hit the pilgrims this month following a crane collapse in Mecca, broke out during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual, the Saudi civil defence service said.

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Armed Robbers Kill 2 Policemen, Bank Staff, Cart Away N25M LG Salaries

Gunmen on Wednesday killed two policemen and two staff of a new generation bank during a robbery operation in Ogaminana, Adavi Local government area of kogi state.

The armed robbers were also reported to have successfully carted away N25 million meant for the payment of salaries for the Local council workers.

Eye witness account said the incident occurred at about 10:00am.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ACP. Williams Aya who confirmed the incident said the police are strategizing to nab the culprit but so far no arrest has been made.

He said the command will make sure that those behind the dastardly act are fished out and severely punished.

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Olu Falae Regains Freedom

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, who was kidnapped earlier this week, has regained his freedom, Africa Independent Television (AIT) has reported.

Falae was kidnapped on Monday at his farm in Ondo State by people described as Fulani herdsmen.Newsdiaryonline had reported that the abductors demanded N100 million ransom.It was not known at the time of filing this story if any ransom was paid.

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Willie Obiano Donates Gun-boats To Navy

Anambra state governor Chief Willie Obiano yesterday donated gun-boats to the Nigerian Naval Outpost in Onitsha.He also donated 15 speed boats and seven water ambulances to ease life in the riverine communities in Anambra State.

Speaking while donating the speedboats,Chief Willie Obiano said the gesture is geared towards facilitating movement across the water channels in the state and also link the riverine communities to their kit and kin on the mainland. He was cheered by the jubilant crowd that gathered at Okoti Odekpe in Ogbaru Council Area to witness donation.
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Nigeria’s Economy Could Slip Into Recession, CBN Warns

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria on Tuesday warned that the country’s economy could slip into recession by next year if proactive steps were not taken by the Federal Government to revive key sectors of the economy.

It also reduced the Cash Reserves Requirements for Banks from 31 per cent to 25 per cent as well as retained the Monetary Policy Rate at 13 per cent.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Fake Police Recruiter And Lecturer Paraded In Kwara

The Kwara State Police Commissioner on Monday paraded one Mr Isah Ade-Jimoh, for allegedly duping members of the public under the guise of recruiting them into the Nigeria Police Force.

Also paraded was one Ibrahim Oladele, a lecturer at the University of Ilorin. He was arrested and paraded for swindling an admission seeker, Mr. Olawuyi Olufemi, to the tune of N450, 000.

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Police Arrest Fake Soldier And Man,37 For Defiling Girl , 7

Police Detectives attached to Onipanun Division of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested Ayodele Adedeji of Jackross, Iyana Iyesi, Ota for parading himself as a soldier in the Nigerian Army.

The suspect, who was monitored for some time by members of the public in the area, was accosted while the members of the community called the attention of a sergeant in the Nigerian army who resides in that community to ascertain if Adedeji was a genuine military man.

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Buhari Shocks Longtime Friend, Rejects His Trailer Of Rams As Sallah Gift

A prominent Katsina elder statesman was on Tuesday shocked to his marrow when his trailer load of rams as Sallah to Muhammadu Buhari was outrightly rejected.

According to reports, President Buhari, a native of Katsina is reported to have immediately directed that the trailer be turned back and returned to the sender without delay.

This development further confirms Buhari’s statement during his swearing-in ceremony, where he said he belonged to everybody and to nobody.

Just recently, WashingtonPost adjudged President Buhari as the least corrupt leader in Africa.
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How Fulani Herdsmen Abducted Olu Falae

Born on September 21, 1938, the former Finance minister was kidnapped by over 20 Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm and attacked his over 200 workers.

Many of his workers including the farm Manager identified as Bruno were matcheted while others were reportedly wounded and are on admission in different hospitals.

Reports from the family said that the fulani herdsmen have been having issues with the workers in the farm over the grazing and the destruction of the farmland by their cows.

The herdsmen reportedly came back on Monday in large number and attacked the farm before abducting the politician.

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