Man sends self to grave after losing N750k to MMM

Kole was said to have drank insecticide  in December 2016 following the crash of the MMM scheme. He reportedly drank the insecticide last year before he died on Monday. It was gathered that Kole was scheduled to go to the altar last December but the wedding was shifted till May 2017. Nigerians have reacted to Read more

We sleep close to ATM points to rob early users, suspect confesses

Luck finally ran out for a suspected robber identified as Gbenga Babatunde, 25, when operatives of Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command arrested him on Saturday, while he was trying to rob a lady that had gone to make use of an Automated Teller Machine, ATM, at Alaba Rago Market, Ojo Read more

Civil Defence recruitment scam: 10 bag 7 years jail term

At least, 10 persons arrested for defrauding members of the unsuspecting public seeking employment into the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), have been sentenced to 7 years imprisonment, by the Chief Justice of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Auta. This was revealed on Wednesday, by the Commandant General (CG) of the Read more

Nigerian behind $60M online fraud network arrested – Interpol

A Nigerian behind an online fraud network which engineered scams worth more than $60 million (54 million euros) has been arrested in southern oil city of Port Harcourt, Interpol said on Monday. “The 40-year-old Nigerian national, known as ‘Mike’, is believed to be behind scams totaling more than $60 million involving hundreds of victims worldwide,” Read more

Gunmen stage a come back attack in Igando Community, Five arrested, Policemen injured

No fewer than five persons were arrested by the Lagos State Police Command in connection with Tuesday’s attack by displaced pipeline vandals at the Igando community that left six policemen igun shot injuries. However, a day after the intense gun duel between the displaced pipeline vandals and the police operatives, the gun duel continued yesterday Read more

Former Deputy Speaker Arrested by EFCC over N5.6bn fraud

A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Chibudom Nwuche, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for an alleged N5.6bn contract scam. Nwuche, who was a member of the house of reps between 1999 and 2003, was detained after responding to an EFCC invitation on Monday. The suspect, who Read more

How I transported over N1.219bn to Fayose on an aircraft – Pilot tells EFCC

A captain identified as, Ahmed Borodo has disclosed how he flew the former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro and eight green military bags of cash allegedly containing N1.219bn from Lagos to Akure airport. He said the cash were handed over to an aide of the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, Abiodun Agbele. Borodo Read more

Swiss-born Nigerian faces deportation

A 28-year-old man will likely be deported from Switzerland to Nigeria – despite the fact that he barely speaks English and has never been to the African country. Authorities say it is his own fault because he has committed so many crimes. Born in Switzerland, the man with Nigerian citizenship has been getting into trouble Read more

EFCC traces N2.5bn to ex-minister’s housemaid account

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced over N2.5billion opened in the name of a former female minister’s housemaid. According to the anti-graft agency, the account was opened by a former influential minister in the name of the housemaid, as part of the effort to cover her track, The Nation reports. A highly Read more

Niger Delta Avengers claim five attacks in blow to cease-fire

Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group operating in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger River region, said it attacked five crude-pumping facilities overnight Sunday, dealing a blow to the government’s effort to enforce a cease-fire. The targets included Chevron Corp.’s oil wells 7 and 8 and three trunk lines belonging to Nigerian Petroleum Development Corp., the exploration unit Read more