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Man Stabs Landlord To Death In Lagos (pictured)

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Some hoodlums started a street fight on Olorogun Street, Odo Eran, in the Itire area of Lagos State on Tuesday, during which a 21-year-old stabbed a landlord, identified as Alawu Lateef, to death.


PUNCH Metro learnt that Lateef, who was a father of three, had intervened in the fight, and asked the hoodlums to leave the area, when one of them, identified as Lati Elepo , stabbed the landlord.

Defence Headquarters Detains Generals And Recalls Others Over Missing Funds

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In a bid to recover stolen defence cash running into trillions of Naira, the Defence Headquarters might have started recalling no fewer than 20 Generals said to have been involved in the purchase of arms and ammunition for the country.


Competent military sources told Vanguard last night that the suspected top military officers were being detained at a military facility in Abuja and would soon be made to face the music for their roles in fleecing the nation.

Ongoing Massive Protest In Rivers State Over Recent Political Killings

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There is an ongoing massive protest in Rivers state over the growing spate of political motivated killings mostly during election periods.


The residents gathered in their numbers, donning black attires in solidarity for the cause -saying in one voice " No More Political Killings".

DSS WARNS of Planned Boko Haram attacks in Abuja

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Memo by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) about possible Boko Haram attacks has unsettled residents in Abuja.


Copies of the letter with reference number FCTA/SSD/S.781/VOL 1 and entitled “Forwarding of Intelligence” circulated in Abuja last night.

Kogi Governorship Crisis: Audu’s Camp Rejects Son

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The tussle over the replacement for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, the late Prince Abubakar Audu, got messier yesterday as his camp rebuffed calls for his son, Mohammed Audu, or the first runner-up in the party’s governorship primaries, Yahaya Bello, to be given the ticket. Audu died on November 22, 2015, a day after the governorship election in the state, of undisclosed causes.

There had been calls by eminent Nigerians, including a former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, and APC lawmakers in the state house of assembly for the party to hand the ticket to Audu’s son, Mohammed.

Stock Fraud Suspect Dies In EFCC Custody

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A suspect under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is dead. Arowofela Olufemi, who was in the custody of the EFCC, at about 5.30 am today, November 28, 2015 complained of chest pain and was rushed to the nearby Military Hospital but gave up the ghost before doctors could attend to him.


The cause of the sudden death is yet to be ascertained even as the corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the mortuary of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. The family of the deceased has already been notified of the incident while the matter had been reported at the Onikan Division of the Nigeria Police.

Cultists Attack Hotel In Akesan Lagos, One Killed

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A gun battle occurred last night between yet to be identified rival cult groups and at the end one person was shot dead in a popular hotel in Lagos State, western Nigeria.


The incident which happened at about 10 pm at a popular hotel located in Akesan area also left several other people injured.

The police from Igando division have recovered the corpse of the unidentified victim and deposited in the mortuary for autopsy report.

NDLEA Arrests Journalist, 5 Other Suspected Drug Traffickers At MMIA

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Friday said it has arrested a Brazil-based freelance journalist (names withheld) and a patent medicine dealer over alleged drug trafficking.


This is contained in a statement by the agency’s spokesman, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeju in Lagos.

EFCC Arrests ‘pastor’ For N200m Fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested one Jonathan Ibinabo Alatoru, a self-acclaimed pastor and Chief Executive Officer, CEO, Chemtronics Nigeria Limited, for conspiracy, forgery and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N200 million.


The suspect, who had earlier jumped the administrative bail granted him by the Commission, was arrested by operatives of EFCC in a sting operation on Thursday, November 26, 2015, in Abuja.

Nigeria's U-23 coach, Samson Siasia's Kidnapped Mother Released

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Nigeria's U-23 coach,Samson Siasia's mother who was kidnapped over two weeks ago has been rescued.


There are no details yet on if ransom was paid but according to sports radio,Brilla FM, the police confirmed she was rescued and Samson told the station,"Thank God! she's back home"

Just yesterday, he lamented that search for his 72 year old mother by the Nigerian police was taking too long and hoped his mother has not been killed by her abductors.He also said her kidnap was distracting him from his coaching duties.

Lagos State Safety Commission Shuts Shoprite Over Breach Of Safety Law

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The Lagos State Safety Commission has shut the multi-billion multi-national shopping outlet, Shoprite located at the Ikeja Shopping Mall, Ikeja, Lagos, for allegedly breaching safety law.


Officials of the commission were said to have stormed Shoprite on Friday afternoon and drove everyone out and sealed off the massive premises, placing a seal order at the entrance.

David Mark's Election Nullified By Appeal Court, Fresh Election Ordered

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A Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State has nullified the election of former senate president, David Mark.


The Makurdi division of the Court of Appeal on Saturday, ordered a re-run of the poll within 90 days.

SAD: 21 Years Old Man Rapes 4 Year Old Girl

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The Police at Amukoko Divisional headquarters, Lagos, have arrested one Emmanuel Umanah, 21, for allegedly raping a four-old-girl (names withheld).


The suspect allegedly committed the crime in his one-room apartment on Opeoluwa Street, Mosafejo-Amukoko area of Ajegunle.

EFCC Arrests Amnesty Office Consultants And Contractors Over Billion Naira Scam

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today arrested eight consultants and contractors of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.


 A source at the Commission gave the names of the suspects as Kanmi Adediran, Tumo Yetunde. Collins Omokhojie, Oluboye Adedokun, Ugala Jaachinma, Olukoya Olusegun Godwin, Oyinmi-ebi Bribena and Olukayode Raimi.

Man To Spend 13 Years In Prison For The Murder Of A Nigerian In London

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Tuesday, Nov. 24, Evan Edwards, 20 (right), was jailed for 13 years at the Old Bailey after admitting to the manslaughter of 22-year-old Babafemi Junaid (Left), Metropolitan Police UK states.


Babatunde was stabbed on February 7, 2014 and later died in hospital. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as a single stab wound to the heart. Babafemi became the inadvertent focus of an attack by a group after a disturbance on a 155 bus spilled out onto the street.

Woman Instigated Kidnap Of 4 Years Old Boy, So That Her Boyfriend Can Pay Her Bride Price

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Four suspected kidnappers of a four-year-old-boy, Steve Kanu, in Abeokuta have confessed that a ransom of N1m was paid to them before he was rescued.

Steve was kidnapped at his parents’ home at Laderin Estate, Abeokuta, on Monday, November 2, 2015.

Paris Shooting: France Drops 20 Bombs On Islamic State Jihadi Training Camp

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Some 10 fighter jets pummeled the ISIS-held city of Raqqa in Syria with at least 20 bombs, according to the French defence ministry.


France retaliated to the Paris terror attack by launching deadly airstrikes on an Islamic State jihadi training camp in Syria tonight.

ABOMINATION: Court Dissolves 18-year-old Marriage Over Inbreeding

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AN Asaba Grade ‘A’ Customary Court in Delta State last Friday dissolved an 18-year-old marriage over a sexual intercourse by a mother with her son.


The 45-year-old Mrs. Nkulumenna Owefa admitted before the court that she seduced her son in a hotel in Abagana, Anambra State, after she offered him the sum of N50,000.

Driver Flees With Company’s Car After N25,000 Deductions From His Salary

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One Godwin Eneche, a driver with Cerendry Solutions has been apprehended by the Lagos state police command for absconding with a Hilux car belonging to the company.


Eneche told pressmen that he left with the car in order to sell it due to the unjust deduction of N25, 000 from his salary by the company.

SAD: Aunt Tortures Toddler To Coma For Defecating

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The police in Lagos have arrested a housewife, Grace Monday, for allegedly torturing her three-year-old niece, Miracle Peter, to a coma.


PUNCH Metro learnt that Monday allegedly flogged the victim for several hours at their home in the Ireodun, Agege area of Lagos State and subsequently slammed her head against a wall causing the toddler to faint.

Senate Files For Suspension Of TSA After N25Bn Was Paid To Collection Agency In A Day

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he Senate on Wednesday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Ministry of Finance to suspend lodgments into Treasury Single Account (TSA) to allow investigation of alleged fraud in the system.

The upper chamber had in a motion moved by Sen. Dino Melaye (APC Kogi West) raised alarm over alleged payment of N25 billion to one e-collection firm, REMITA, in one day as one per cent of monies transferred.

Man Ruptured His 13 Yrs Old Child's Intestine Beating Him On His Birthday

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While children’s birthdays are supposed to be filled with fun, happiness and love from their parents, for 13-year-old Somtochukwu Ajebughobi, November 2, 2015, his birthday, was the day his father nearly killed him.


That day, Somtochukwu was rushed to the Reginal Mundi Catholic Hospital, Mushin Lagos, where doctors gave a frightening diagnosis. He had sustained an injury that ruptured his intestine.

Peter Fabiyi Sentenced To 45 Months In Jail For Sexual Assault In London

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Peter Fabiyi, 32 of Walthamstow, London has been jailed after masturbating and then ejaculating on a female train passenger.


According to a report via the mirror, the incident unfolded when the Nigerian national approached a woman on a London Underground train station in July last year.

DSS Arrests Another Boko Haram Kingpin In Maiduguri

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Following the release of the poster containing photographs of 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, security agencies and the public have intensified search for them.


The renewed zeal has been yielding the desired result as the Borno State Command of Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday, arrested another suspected high profile Boko Haram terrorist, Danladi Abdullahi at Moduganari area of Maiduguri metropolis.

Fuel Scarcity Bites Harder, Petrol Now N400 Per Litre

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The ongoing scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit also known as petrol is biting harder in the country as users are forced to pay far above the recommended price of N87 per litre in most of the filling stations that sell the product, SUNDAY PUNCH has found out.


Investigations by our correspondents also revealed that petrol now sells in some states as high as N400 per litre while in others it goes between N110 and N200.

SAD: Okada Rider Killed By Suspected Ritual Killers In Lagos, Eyes Plucked Out

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A motorcycle rider simply identified as Ibrahim was this morning killed by suspected ritual killers, with his eyes plucked out and his lifeless body dumped at Alaba Suru along the Badagry expressway Lagos this morning.


Saraki's Lawyers Vow To Report CCT Chairman To NJC

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The legal team of the Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, has vowed to send a protest letter to the National Judicial Council (NJC) over the alleged biased conduct of the chair of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr. Danladi Umar, in the trial of their client who is facing charges of false assets declaration in Abuja.



Yesterday, three Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), Mr. Ahmed Raji, Alhaji Mahmoud Magagi and Saka Abimbola Isah, who led the legal team of the Senate president, all staged a walkout on the conduct tribunal chairman to protest alleged bias in the trial.

Buhari Has Removed Veil Of Economic Secrecy- Sen Nwaogu.

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The current government of President Muhammadu Buhari has been attributed with the achievement of opening up the secrecy formerly surrounding government earnings and disbursement of funds.







Senator Nkechi Nwaogu who was a member of the upper legislative chamber for eight years under the banner of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the observation yesterday.

Nwaogu, represented Abia Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

NNPC Finally Ends 'Dubious' Oil Swap Deals

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has ended its highly controversial offshore processing arrangement (OPA) in favour of direct sale-direct purchase (DSDP).






The OPA deals, which involved middlemen in the crude-oil-exchange-for-product matrix, had been widely criticised as opaque, dubious and corrupt by industry experts.

EFCC Arraigns Suswam Over N3.1bn Fraud Today

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After several days of extended interrogations, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will today arraign the former Benue State Governor, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, for money laundering and embezzlement.






The arraignment of Suswam, who ruled Benue State from 2007 to 2015, follows the filing of a nine-count charge largely bordering on money laundering to the tune of N3.1 billion against him at the Federal High Court Abuja on October 2.

Buhari Declares Open 2 Day Retreats For Ministerial-designates In Abuja Today

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This is EVIL!! shocked shocked shocked. I can't even imagine what this baby's mother is going through right now.


I can't even imagine the pain, trauma, how loud this little innocent baby must have screamed while this wicked househelp did this evil to her.

We need to be careful with the selection of house helps. This what a house help did to an innocent child.

Househelp Cuts Off Baby's Hand (Graphic Pics)

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This is EVIL!! shocked shocked shocked. I can't even imagine what this baby's mother is going through right now.


I can't even imagine the pain, trauma, how loud this little innocent baby must have screamed while this wicked househelp did this evil to her.

We need to be careful with the selection of house helps. This what a house help did to an innocent child.

Man Batters Wife To Death, Flees In Enugu

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A man, Charles Oyibo, is currently on the run in Enugu after beating his wife, Angela, to death.


It was learnt that the beating took place on September 30, at Aku, in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Nigerian Army Detains 4 Brothers Two Years Without Trial - Sahara Reporters

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SaharaReporters has just learned that officials of the Nigerian Army have illegally detained four brothers since 2013 at a detention center at Dodan Barracks in Ikoyi, Lagos.


The men, Haroon Abdullahi, 21 years old, Ahmed Abdullahi, 17, Mohammed Abdullahi, 14, and Yahaya Abdullahi, 9, have been in detention since March 2013.

Customs Mandates Serving Officers To Declare Their Assets

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Accordingly, all officers from the first bar were asked to collect their asset declaration forms from their zonal offices with a view to making their acquisitions known to the top hierarchy of the NCS.


Sources within the NCS revealed that the service is also working with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure that any false financial declaration is detected through the bank verification numbers (BVNs).

I Have Never Collected Bribe From Anyone – Orubebe

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Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe, has denied charges against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja. Reacting to the allegations, Orubebe said he will address the media tomorrow.


He said he did not demand and collect bribe of N70 million from a contractor handling a skill acquisition project for the ministry when he was minister and does own the plots of lands in Asokoro and Kyame, as alleged.