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

Police, Parties, Condemn Killing of Oyo Lawmaker

The Oyo state police command on Saturday vowed to track the gunmen who assassinated a serving Labour Party (LP) lawmaker in the Oyo state House of Assembly, Gideon Aremu, who represented Oorelope constituency. He was gunned down late Friday evening in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen in his Alakia Ibadan residence after alighting Read more

Alleged N4.7bn Fraud: EFCC Arrests Fayose’s Aide

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested an aide to governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Agbele over allegations of aiding and abetting Governor Ayo Fayose to launder part of the N4.7 billion he allegedly received from the Office of the former National Security Officer, Sambo Dasuki in June 2014. According to an EFCC Read more

Forgery Charge: Court grants Saraki, Ekweremadu, others bail

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) high court, has granted bail to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu and two other accused persons — Salisu Maikasuwa, former clerk of the national assembly, and Benedict Efeturi, deputy clerk of the legislature. Saraki and Ekweremadu Saraki, Ekweremadu and others were docked before Justice Yusuf Haliru over Read more

I’ve raped over 5 girls including my sister – Awawa cultist By Danielle Ogbeche on June 27, 2016

A 30-year-old man, Jimoh Sanni, aka Last Born suspected to be a member of the ruthless band of robbers popularly called ‘Awawa’ in Lagos state, has revealed his involvement in robberies and rapes. The ‘Awawa’ members, who are usually cultists, are known to unleash mayhem, loot shops, attack residents at gunpoint and specialize in terrorizing Read more

The Bank should come out with an official statement, I stand by my story — Fayose

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has reacted to the alleged denial of the involvement of a second generation bank in the funding of his election in 2014, saying the bank should come out with an official statement on the matter. The governor was reacting to a news report in the media claiming that the Read more

Four Australians Among Group Of Workers Kidnapped in Nigeria

As many as four Australians and a New Zealander have been abducted in a deadly ambush in south-east Nigeria, which left their driver shot dead. The group was travelling on the roads of Calabar, south-east Nigeria. It’s one of several areas in Nigeria the Australian government has warned travellers to avoid due to the ongoing Read more

Nigerian man used false documents to secure job in care home

A Nigerian man, who overstayed in the UK after his visa ran out, used false French documents to secure a job in a care home, a court heard. Oyelaran Oyewole, 36, was jailed for four months and will be deported at the end of his sentence. He pleaded guilty to possessing a false French identity Read more

Anxiety in Imo community over alleged release of kidnap suspect

PALPABLE fear has envel­oped the Nguru Umuaro com­munity in Ngor Okpala coun­cil area of Imo State over the alleged release from detention a suspected kidnap kingpin by the Imo State Police Com­mand. Six suspects had earlier been arrested following the kidnap of President-General of Nguru Umuaro community, Chief Reginald Amadi. The kidnapped victim had identified Read more

Two Nigerians held with drugs worth Rs one crore

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday arrested two Nigerian nationals and seized drugs worth Rs. one crore after getting specific inputs in this regard. The officials caught the alleged peddlers from Uttam Nagar’s Vipin Garden. The drugs seized by the NCB officers include 255 grams heroin, 166 grams amphetamine and 560 grams methaquolone. The Read more