Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd) has said the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransom in drugs. Consequently, he warned that unless we get to the root cause […]
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Dare-devil armed robbers have killed a policeman identified as Inspector Ogar Sunday at Ubulu-Okiti along the Benin/Asaba expressway, Aniochs North LGA of Delta State when they attacked a bullion van. The attack which was carried out on Tuesday by about 10 gunmen which also resulted in the killing of one woman while two policemen sustained […]
The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mr Abdulrasheed Bawa as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). This followed the screening of the nominee at the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday. Bawa had at plenary, responded to questions from senators on his vision and mission for the commission.
The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Major General Lucky Irabor has expressed commitment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) towards supporting the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), in the protection of the Corporation’s critical national assets and operational personnel spread across the country against criminality within the oil sector. The CDS gave this assurance […]
SGBV/Rape: Police Prosecuting over 2,000 Offenders; Secure conviction for 150 Convictions against Offenders – IGP.
The Police High Command disclosed on Wednesday that over 2,000 offenders involving rape and sexual violence against children are currently facing prosecution in court. The Police also said over 150 convictions have been secured for offenders charged with Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) especially rape across the country. Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu […]
NDLEA intercepts container load of Tramadol in Apapa port; Arrests Indian, 89 Nigerians in Lagos raids
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has intercepted a container load of Tramadal at the Apapa seaport in Lagos, just as its operatives have arrested 90 persons including an Indian during raids of some drug cartels in parts of Lagos where a total of 614.396 kilograms of various hard drugs were seized. At the […]
Ten (10) persons have been confirmed killed including 9 young boys and about 60 injured following Boko Haram’s mortar attack on Maiduguri of Tuesday in Borno State. This was confirmed by Governor Babagana Zulum when he visited some of the hospitals where the injured are receiving medical treatment. Officials informed the governor during the visit that […]
Army denies giving order to kill people in Orlu; Says trending video is social media smear campaign.
The Nigerian Army has dismissed as handiwork of unpatriotic elements, a trending video alleging that troops of 302 Artillery Regiment were given orders to commence the killing of people at Orlu market. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Aliyu Yusuf made this known in a statement on Wednesday. Yusuf said, “The attention of Headquarters 82 […]
Northern elders, under the aegis of aegis of the North East Elders for Peace and Development, have advised popular Islamic cleric, Sheikh Abubakar Gumi to stop justifying armed banditry and other associated criminality ravaging the north. Dissociating themselves from comments credited to Gumi where he accused the Nigerian military of triggering the raging banditry in […]
Boko Haram jihadists on Tuesday killed 10 people and injured 21 others with mortar shells in Borno state capital, Maiduguri, local militia and residents told AFP. The insurgents fired two volleys of explosives on the city, hitting the densely populated Adamkolo and Gwange neighbourhoods, they said. “We have six dead in Adamkolo and four others […]