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An Increase In The Prevalence of Road Robbery During Peak Traffic Hours in Lagos

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Reports from across Lagos State indicate an increase in the prevalence of road robbery during peak traffic periods. More recently, areas such as Mile 2, Ijora, Marina, CMS, Costain, Surulere, Ojota, Ogudu, Osborne and Oshodi have reported the highest cases of robbery incidences. From these reports, it is suggested that these incidences typically occur between 5.30am and 6.30am in the morning, and between 7.30pm and 10.00pm at night.

The following tips have been developed for the safety of staff while commuting within the State.


CCT To Arraign Orubebe For False Asset Declaration & Acceptance Of N70m Bribe

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The Federal Government has filed charges against former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Peter Orubebe, over alleged false declaration of assets and acceptance of about N70 million bribe.


The four-count charge filed on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) by Peter Danladi of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) on October 8 this year is currently pending before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).

Banks To Deactivate Unregistered Accounts As BVN registration Deadline Expires Friday

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Bank customers that are unable to obtain their bank verification numbers (BVNs) before the close of business this Friday would not be able to operate such accounts as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ruled out another extension of the deadline, which expires this Friday.


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in collaboration with the Bankers’ Committee had introduced the BVN on February 14, 2014. The initiative was aimed at ensuring unique identity for all bank customers and other users of financial services in the country by the use of the customers’ biometrics as means of identification.

War Ship Owned By Niger Delta Militant Leader Causes Stir

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Controversy is at the moment brewing over the use of the Royal Norwegian military vessel bought by Global West Specialist Vessel Limited to train Nigerian cadets presently undergoing seafaring training abroad.


Global West Specialist vessel Limited is purportedly owned by Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo.

Police Nab Suspected Money Ritualist For Murder Of Hunchback

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Abia State police command has arrested a suspected ritualist, Marshal Nwankwo, of Dikeukwu autonomous community in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State, for allegedly killing a hunchback, Mr. Ukata Iheme, for money making purposes.


The suspect, who was said to have committed the crime with another suspect, Emeka Okoye, now at large, allegedly killed and buried the victim.

Election Tribunal Sacks Speaker And 20 House Of Assembly Lawmakers In Rivers State

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Elections petition tribunals sitting in Abuja have nullified the election of the Speaker, Owaji Ibani from Andoni constituency and 20 lawmakers in Rivers state house of assembly.


The lawmakers were elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party on April 11 2015 in an election marred by vote rigging and violence.

Yola Bomb Blast’s Dead Toll Hits 70, Poly Loses Four Students

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The death toll in the mosque explosion in Yola last Friday has risen to 70, says the National Emergency Management Agency.


Among the victims were four students of the Adamawa State Polytechnic, where the Jambutu Jumaat Mosque is built.

Undergraduate Hacked To Death Two Months To Wedding

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Tragedy struck at Olorunfunmi Street in Oworo area of Lagos, on Thursday, following the murder of a 32- year-old man, Lawal Afolabi Kunbi, allegedly by a debtor, in a bid to evade repayment.

Late Lawal Afolabi Kunbi (left) and his mother


Kunbi, a business administration student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, reportedly received a telephone call from a private security guard, identified simply as Aliu, who lives on same street with him, to come and collect N32,000 owed him.

11-year-old Girl Impregnated By Three Teachers In Sokoto

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Three teachers were early in the week sacked in Sokoto for impregnating a primary school pupil, whose age is put at about 11.


The three were said to have slept with her several times leading to her being pregnant with their baby.

2015 MBGN Queen, Unoaku Anyadike Contested Last Year But Lost

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21-year-old Unoaku Anyadike emerged the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria 2015, in a pageant that held in Calabar on Saturday.


I just found out that Unoaku contested as Miss Lagos during the MBGN 2014 pageant but she didn't make it. She was unselected. Instead of giving up, Unoaku went back, regrouped and contested again this year as Miss Anambra, which is her home state. She is from Ekwuloba, Aguata local government in Anambra state.

PDP Governors Hold Emergency Meeting Over Wike’s Removal

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Governors in the Peoples Democratic Party are angry over the verdict of the River State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja, which, on Saturday, sacked Mr. Nyesom Wike as governor of the state.


Their anger is further amplified as Wike’s sacking came few days after a similar tribunal ordered a rerun of governorship election in 18 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State, where the electoral victory of Mr. Udom Emmanuel, a member of the party, is also in a contest.

Anxiety In Wike’s Camp As Tribunal Delivers Judgement Today

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There is palpable tension in the camp of the Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, ahead of the delivery of judgment today in the state’s governorship election filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Dakuku Peterside.


The Rivers State Elections Tribunal is led by Justice Mohammed Ambrosa and has been sitting in Abuja.

EFCC Confronts Akpabio With Evidence Of Transactions

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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, yesterday, grilled former Governor Godswill Akpabio for over seven hours, and confronted him with evidence of alleged financial impropriety while he held sway in Akwa Ibom State.


The interrogation of Akpabio by the agency, it was learnt, made it possible for him to come face-to- face with what was described as major financial transactions, on the second day with operatives, carried out by his administration, consequent upon which he was asked to provide explanation..

SAD: Man Poisons Pregnant Girlfriend In Imo State

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The people of Ezeakam Eziudo community in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area, Imo State, still shudder at the recol­lection of the heinous act of their kinsman, 39-year-old Chamberlin Ojoko, who allegedly gave his pregnant girlfriend, Chinonye Ella, 25, a local abortion concoc­tion.


The concoction caused fatal adverse reaction that resulted in her death, on July 20, 2015. Like some­one acting out a well-scripted plan, Ojoko was alleged to have calmly gone home to borrow a shovel from his brother, Pastor Sopuruchi and buried the corpse of the deceased girlfriend in a shallow grave, which he dug at the back of an uncom­pleted building owned by one Dr Maduakolam Ukaegbu, a kinsman.

EFCC Detains Ex-Governor Akpabio Again Over Alleged Multi-Billion Naira Fraud

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A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, has returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for more questioning after he was allowed to go home Friday night.

Mr. Akpabio, who is also the incumbent minority leader of the Senate, arrived the EFCC at 11.45 am Saturday, accompanied by his counsel and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Rikey Tarfa and some aides.

As soon as the former governor arrived at the commission, he was moved into the interrogation room, a source who pleaded not to be named because he is not authorised to speak on the issue, told PREMIUM TIMES.

Mr. Rickey Tarfa and aides to the former governor watched helplessly as the anti-graft operatives led Mr. Akpabio away.

Our source also hinted that the former governor might spend the day with the commission.
He is still been interrogated by crack detectives of the commission as at the time of filling this report.
Mr. Akpabio was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Friday afternoon and taken in…

Blogger Desmond Chima-Ike Arraigned In Court For Libel And Blackmail

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A blogger, Mr. Desmond Chima Ike, publisher of myemag.net and , has been ordered by the Igbosere Magistrate Court of Lagos to be remanded in Ikoyi prison.


Ike, who was Friday arraigned on a five-count charge before the magistrate court in Igbosere, Lagos, was arrested by the Police following a petition by Mr. Phillips Oduoza, the GMD\CEO of UBA. ‎ The blogger was alleged to have been posting malicious publications against the person of Mr. Oduoza alleging that he was having an illicit affair.

Mad Man Kills 9 People, Sets House Ablaze In Enugu

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There was pandemonium at Ngelefi, Ehamufu in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State, on Tuesday, following the brutal murder of over nine persons by a middle-aged man suspected to be a lunatic.


Reports from the area said the alleged murderer, identified as Onyekachi Ugwu, killed his father, as well as seven others with a cutlass in the early hours of Tuesday.

Man Arrested In Connection To Alleged Ritual Killing Of Girlfriend In Delta State

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A man has been arrested following the death of a 23-year- old undergraduate of the Delta State university.

The victim, Josephine Igbokwe, was said to have gone to visit her boyfriend in busa community, Oshimili north local government area of Delta State when she was mysteriously hacked to death by unidentified gunmen.

Police Nowhere To Be Found AS Daredevil Armed Robbers Raid Banks Unchallenged In Festac

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Men of the underworld on Tuesday morning laid siege on two commercial banks in Festac area of Lagos.

The armed robbers stormed the area at about 7:30am, holding customers and residents hostage for over two hours.

Nigeria To Cut Gas Supply To Ghana Over Indebtedness

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The Federal Government, Monday, threatened to cut gas supply to Ghana’s power plants 100 million Ghanaian cedi indebtedness.


According to a former Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority Dr. Charles Wireku Brobbey, Nigeria’s decision to cut gas supply to Ghana’s Aboadze thermal plant was occasioned
by the failure of the government to settle its indebtedness to the Nigerian gas authorities and
this might worsen power supply in Ghana.

We Kidnapped Falae To Get Money To Celebrate Salah’ - Suspects

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The Department of State Security Service (DSS) paraded the two suspected kidnappers of Olu Falae in front of the press today. The two kidnappers, Abdullahi Usman and Babawuro Kato, confessed to their crime saying they did it to have money to celebrate Salah.


The suspects made their statements while answering questions from journalists at a press conference in the DSS Headquarters.

Names Of Those Who Made 2nd Ministerial List

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Heineken Lokpobiri, former speaker of the Bayelsa house of assembly and two-time senator, has made the list of the second batch of ministerial nominees submitted to the senate on Monday by President Muhammadu Buhari, TheCable can report.


Also on the list which contains not-too-familiar names are: James Ocholi (SAN, pictured), who recently contested for the APC governorship ticket in Kogi state but lost to Abubakar Audu; Anthony Anwuka, a professor of education administration who was secretary to the government of Imo state; and Isaac Adewole, a professor of obstetrics and gynaecology.

Police Arrest Robbery Kingpin At Mile 2, Lagos

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Operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, Lagos State Police Command, weekend, arrested one Timothy Ojomandu, alleged to be a member of a three-man gang that hides under gridlock to attack and rob motorists around Mile 2 area in the state.


The suspect was caught in the act at about 7:30 pm by the team of policemen who responded to a distress call made by the driver of Mitsubishi Canter with number plate, FKJ 676 XF, after the suspect and his gang members had successfully stolen one carton of cell battery from the truck which was fully loaded with hundreds of the cartons.

Robbers Invaded Hospital Molests, Robs Patients And Nurses

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Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, has confirmed the arrest of suspected armed robbers, who allegedly robbed and rape patients and nurses at a private hospital in the Ijebu-Ode area of the state.

Police also confirmed the suspects were responsible for the killing of one Alayande Oladipupo after dispossessing him of his belongings in the same area. Adejobi said:

UNBELIEVABLE: Man Cuts Own Manhood After Being Accused Of Rape

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A man identified as Lekan Daramola, in Oke-Aro area of Ogun State, has decided to cut off his weapon of destruction, after he was accused of serial rape.


According to reports, the 34-year-old man was caught in the act of raping his landlord's 12-year-old daughter and after he was beaten, disgraced and paraded around the town, reportedly used a sharp kitchen knife and cut off his manhood.

EFCC Probes Centenary City Project

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has commenced investigation into a petition alleging corruption in the Cente-nary City Project initiated by the administration of former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.


The anti-graft agency, Tuesday, invited the petitioners, who are operating under the aegis of Nigerian Unemployed Youth Vanguard, NUYV, to furnish it with information that would help it nail some top government officials in the previous administra-tion, who were said to have used the project as a conduit pipe to siphon public funds.

Police Arrest Six Waterway Robbers For Rape

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It was gathered that six of the suspects were arrested following a report by a woman that the gang attacked and raped while she was travelling in a canoe at the Lamgbasa area of Lagos state on September 20.


The woman who requested anonymity said: “I was going home in a canoe that fateful day but unknown to me, the canoe I entered belonged to a gang of robbers. Half way into the trip, the men told me to cooperate with them and they brought out dangerous weapons and threatened to kill me.

Ministerial List Splits Senate

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A crack seems to have appeared among Senators over confirmation of ministerial nominees following yesterday’s unveiling of the list transmitted to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari last week.


Some senators are not comfortable with particular candidates while others fault the number.

Multiple Blasts Rock Damaturu, Scores Feared Killed

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday, hit the Buhari Housing Estate, in Damaturu, Yobe State.


Reports said 16 people have already been confirmed dead from the multiple blasts.

Injured victims are said to be receiving treatment at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital, along Damaturu-Biu Road, Yobe State.
More details soon

‘I Stole Baby To Have My Bride Price Paid’ (Pictures)

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The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday paraded Onyebuchi Jennifer, who was arrested in Anambra State for stealing a baby in Lagos State.

She said she stole the baby in the Ajegunle area of Lagos and fled to Anambra State so that her lover could pay her bride price and marry her.

I'm Not Interested In Amaechi's Appointment- Wike

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The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, has insisted that he has no interest in the appointment of his predecessor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as a minister.


Wike was reacting to claims by the All Progressives Congress that he was orchestrating a protest against Amaechi’s expected appointment as a minister.

Kidnappers Chain Female Victim In An Inhumanly Cruel Condition

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Police in Rivers State have rescued a female victim of abduction who was chained down at kidnappers’ den in Port Harcourt.


The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, disclosed this yesterday while parading 20 suspects arrested for various crimes ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery and cultism. Giving the breakdown, Kimo 11 were kidnappers, five were cult members while four were armed robbers.

Rear-admiral Alison Madueke (rtd) Flies In Legal Team To Defend His Wife Diezani

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Following the arrest of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, on allegations of bribery, corruption and money laundering, her interrogation continued yesterday at the Charing Cross Police Station, just as her husband, a former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear-Admiral Alison Madueke (rtd), has put together a legal team to defend his wife against the charges by the United Kingdom authorities.


The former minister was arrested last Friday in London by the British National Crime Agency (NCA) alongside four other people, but was granted bail after over five hours of questioning.

Complete Names Of 21 Ministerial Nominees Read By Saraki

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Nigeria's Senate President Bukola Saraki has read out the names of ministerial nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Senate for screening.


See the names of the 21 nominees read by Saraki during plenary on Tuesday after the cut:

David Mark's Victory Upheld By Benue Tribunal

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The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Makurdi  Benue State capital has struck out the petition filed by Comrade Daniel Onjeh of the APC against the Victory of Senator David Mark of the PDP in the Benue South Senatorial Election.


The Justice Mosumola Dipeolu led tribunal, in a unanimous judgment that lasted for two and a half hours, held that the petitioner failed to established any case against David Mark.

Justice Dipelou said Onjeh and APC failed woefully to prove allegations of rigging, multiple tumb printing, over stuffing of ballots, allocation of votes, intimidation, harassment and inducement of voters among others.

The tribunal also held that the petitioner failed to substantiate any of his claims which she said was fatal to Onjeh’s case.

The tribunal therefore discountenanced scanty evidence of PW 18 (Expert witness) called by Onjeh because the witness under cross examination accepted that there was error in his data analysis.

Senator Mark is currently the longest serving …

Prostitute Bites Off Man’s Ear During Fight Over Sex

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A 36-year-old woman, Precious Osas has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court for biting off a 25-year-old man’s ear, Chikwado Omokwa, over sex in Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The incident happened at a popular hotel in Okota where they lodged for a night’s romp.

According to the police, Precious, believed to be a commercial sex worker, allegedly collected N3,500 from Omokwa for an all night sex romp and failed to fulfill her own part of the bargain.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Precious struggled to cope with Omokwa throughout the period the sex lasted because of his high libido.

Trouble started after Precious allowed Omokwa a round of sex and told him she wasn’t ready for another round until he paid her more money.


This resulted in exchange of words and a fight ensued between the sex partners. During the fight, Precious allegedly grabbed Omokwa’s right ear and bit off part of it.

Nigerian Army Arrests Fake General Alleged To Be Boko Haram Sponsor

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The Nigerian Army has arrested a suspected Boko Haram sponsor, Aliyu Hussaini, who was also said to be pretending to be military brigadier general.


Military authorities said in a statement on Tuesday that Hussaini was apprehended by soldiers of the 33rd Artillery Brigade in Bauchi State during the course of a raid.

“The 33 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army, has recorded another landmark success in the ongoing Operation Zaman Lafiyah as troops of the brigade recently arrested one Aliyu Hussaini, popularly known as Colonel, a suspected Boko Haram terrorist and an Impostor who has been parading himself as a Brigadier-General in the Nigerian Army.

“The troops, who were acting on a tip-off, said Aliyu Hussaini was a sponsor and also a member of the Boko Haram terrorist organisation.

They carried out a raid operation, which led to the successful arrest of Aliyu and another suspected Boko Haram member, one Ibrahim Mohammed, who is also known as Yuram.

“It was later gathered that Aliyu had bee…

Absence of an Attorney General stall Alamieyeseigha extradition to UK – British High Commissioner

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The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, says the United Kingdom has every legal right to demand for the extradition of a former Governor of Bayelsa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, to London.


The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Andrew Pocock, had said Alamieyeseigha, who was pardoned by former President Goodlcuk Jonathan, has an outstanding case of money laundering to answer in the UK and that the UK government will not give up until Alamieyeseigha is brought to justice.

Maiduguri Sunday Explosions, Routine Equipment Testing – Army

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The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri on Sunday said the early morning explosion in the out-skirt of Maiduguri emanated from routine testing of military equipment.


Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Speaking to newsmen on Sunday, spokesman of the Division, Col Tukur Gusau, urged residents not to panic.

“It is a routine test firing of our weapons to ensure that they are in a state of readiness,” he said. (NAN)

Boko Haram Bombed Abuja To Mock Recent Military Victories Against Them – NLC

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The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday, described the recent multiple bomb blasts in two different parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja by suspected terrorist group, Boko Haram, as attempts by the sect to make mockery of recent reported victories recorded by the Nigerian military over them.

NLC, in this regard, asked the Nigerian military to remain resolute in their fight against the group.
It also requested the government to renew it’s efforts to the fight against terrorism by undertaking comprehensive investigation of several acts of terrorism in the country with the aim of bringing to books people who are found guilty of aiding terrorists.

A statement from the central labour house in Abuja, quoted it’s factional President, Ayuba Wabba to have said that the terrorists had by their renewed bombing of Abuja, want to portray to the world a false picture that Nigeria is unsafe for its citizens and visitors.

Wabba thus requested that the development should not dampen …

NASS Planning Immunity Laws For Senate President, Speaker, CJN

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The National Assembly is set to begin the process of constitution amendment towards ensuring immunity for heads of the three arms of government.


To also benefit from the immunity, when the constitution is amended, are the Deputy Senate President, Speaker of the House of Representatives, his deputy and the Chief Justice of the Federation, CJN.

Two Die Fighting In A Brothel In Edo State

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Two persons have been killed during a fight at a brothel located along Old road, off College road, Aduwawa in Ikpoba-Okha local government area of Edo State.


Residents in the areas have however fled to avoid arrest. Shops and houses in the locality were under lock and key when our reporter visited.

Blood stains were seen on the ground, while the brothel was locked up.The Nation gathered that trouble started when some youths in the area stormed the brothel to forcefully collect money from a man who was at the brothel to have fun.

Three of the youths were said to have been stabbed by the man whose identity could not be confirmed at the time of filing this report.

Two of them, according to witnesses, died instantly.

When contacted, the Edo State Police spokesman, DSP Stephen Onwochei, said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

Ex-Minister of Petroluem Diezani Alison-madueke, Arrested In London

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The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in the UK National Crime Agency, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively and
authoritatively report.


The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck
Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning alongside four other people by the British law enforcement agency.

Police Uncover Body Of Paul Erie, AAU Abducted Lecturer

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The Edo State Police Command on Friday said it has uncovered the lifeless body of a lecturer of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Professor Paul Erie, who was abducted by kidnappers, three months ago.


It also said it had arrested five persons suspected to be members of a criminal gang, one of whom “confessed to the kidnapping and murder” of of the lecturer.

How Fulani Herdsmen Kill, Rape Ogun Residents, Farmers

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Farmers and residents of agrarian communities in some local government areas of Ogun State have some gory tales to tell on the menace of Fulani cattle rearers, otherwise known as Fulani herdsmen.
So many lives have been lost while property worth millions of Naira has been destroyed allegedly by these Fulani marauders .

It was gathered that, the Fulani herdsmen move with their cattle from one of these agrarian communities to the other wreaking havoc.

Nigerian Man Dies From Beating Over Accusation of Attempted Rape In Malaysia

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Petaling Jaya police chief ACP Azmi Abu Kassim said the suspect died at the Mutiara Damansara police station an hour after a policemen took him into custody. “We received a call from the security manager of the apartment who informed us of the incident.


“When police arrived at 8.20pm, the suspect was surrounded by 20 to 30 people and his hands were tied,” he said.

Contestant For Ooni Stool In Alleged N400m Fraud, Forgery

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has begun investigation into allegations of forgery, fraudulent conversion and obtaining the sum of N400m by false pretence against Mr. Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his firm, Metropole Interproject Limited.


Ogunwusi is one of the contestants for the vacant stool of the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Osun State.

In a petition written by the chambers of Rotimi Jacobs & Co. dated September 7, 2015, Messrs Sijuwade Holdings Limited stated that in 1993, it purchased a parcel of land measuring 30,000 square metres from the Ojomu Chieftaincy Family at the Lekki peninsula, Lagos, and duly obtained the Governor’s Consent to the transaction.

Robbers Force Victims To Serve Them Food During Attack In Lagos

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Robbers early Thursday morning invaded streets in Ejigbo community in Lagos State, western Nigeria. During the three-hour attack, they forced one of their victims to serve them food before they began their operation.


They reportedly sat in the sitting room and were served eba (food made from fried cassava paste) and soup which they ate before they started the operation.