Police Arrest Bandit’s Wife With N2.4m In Katsina As Husband Flees

Aisha Nura, a 27-year-old housewife, has been arrested in Katsina State with N2.4m being proceeds of arms supplies to bandits. Nura, said to be the wife of a bandit, was arrested on July 25 while attempting to board a commercial motorcycle from Batsari to Nahuta village. The spokesman for Katsina police command, SP Gambo Isah, confirmed the arrest on Friday. According to him, Nura confessed …

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Lawyers kick as Benin Republic plots Igboho’s deportation to Nigeria

There are strong indications that Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, may be deported to Nigeria. Upon his deportation, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force would arrest him, a security source confided in our correspondent. However, the activist’s lawyers have kicked against the move, saying that it was against international law. Sources in Benin Republic told our correspondent on Thursday that …

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Over 300 Nigerians Languishing in Italian Jail on Trumped-up Charges

Former Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora Affairs, Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, has raised the alarm over the illegal detention of over 300 Nigerian youths in Italian prisons on trumped-up charges of mafia-related offences. Osemwingie said he learnt about the plight of the innocent young Nigerians during his wrongful detention in Italy as a result of a “very corrupt and complex system.” The former …

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INEC job: Onochie’s rejection good for democracy – CSOs, PDP, others

By Our Reporter Abuja – Senate yesterday restored its integrity and restored hope in democracy as civil Society groups, eminent Nigerians and opposition figures yesterday described the rejection of presidential aide Lauretta Onochie’s nomination as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) national commissioner as a victory for democracy. As exclusively reported by The Nation in its yesterday’s lead story, “INEC job: Hope dims for nominees Onochie …

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Osun Governor Orders Civil Servants To Wear ‘Adire’ Uniform Every Thursday

Civil servants in Osun state have been ordered to wear Adire (a distinctive local fabric) uniform to work every Thursday. The order was given by Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state during the state’s International Fashion Week in Osogbo. He said the move is to promote Nigerian fashion and culture. The spokesperson for the governor, Ismail Omipidan, said that the governor’s directive would take effect …

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Sunday Igboho: Protest hits Ibadan over DSS raid

Supporters of wanted Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho have taken to the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to protest last Thursday’s midnight raid by the Department of State Services on the residence of the Yoruba nation activist. The protesters gathered in front of Igboho’s house in the Sooka area of Ibadan from where they took to the streets around …

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BREAKING: Court threatens to withhold INEC voters register from LASIEC

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday threatened to deny the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) access to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) register for Lagos voters ahead of the July 24 chairmanship and council polls. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke gave LASIEC seven days to show cause why it should not grant a prayer by an All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship aspirant Raheem …

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Police arraign man, 46, over alleged N2.3m fraud

The Lagos Police Command on Friday arraigned a 46-year-old man, Ibrahim Yakubu, for allegedly defrauding one Mr Stephen Akano of N2.3 million. Yakubu, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of fraud and stealing before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge. The Prosecutor, ASP. Clement Okuiomose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences …

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Amaechi and death penalty for rail vandals

By Victor IkhatalorSIR: The federal government, according to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is mulling capital punishment for rail track vandals in the country. During a Town Hall meeting on “Protecting Public Infrastructure” which held in Abuja on Monday, June 7, Amaechi opined: “rail track vandalism is a capital offence and its consequences should be treated as such”. Rail track vandalism, cannot just be …

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CORRUPTION: Imo State, least corrupt state in Rochas regime – NBS

By Kelechi Henry “Imo state during my tenure is the least corrupt state in Nigeria according to National Bureau for Statistics in partnership with Amnesty International research and findings. I challenged the EFCC as at then to prove me corrupt on the issue of the frozen account which was not my account as claimed but was the account of the state which they denied me …

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Buhari Plans To Wipe Out Non-Fulanis From Nigeria – Ayo Adebanjo

A Yoruba leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo has revealed that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to wipe out Nigerians who are not Fulani from the country. Adebanjo is the factional leader of Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba group. The elder statesman was reacting to a recent war threat issued to the people of the South-East by the President, according to Daily Post. Recall that Buhari on Tuesday, …

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Are Corp Members Really Being Mobilised For War? Check Out What The NYSC Has To Say

According to The PUNCH, the National Youth Service Corps on Friday said that it is not mobilising corps members for war. The NYSC Deputy Director (Publications), Emeka Mgbemena, made the clarification in a statement titled, ‘Rebuttal: No corps member is being mobilised for war’, issued on behalf of its Director (Press and Public Relations), Adenike Adeyemi. The statement read, ‘This is to clarify the misrepresentation …

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