Wednesday August 20th, 2014
Wednesday August 20th, 2014
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‘The Presidency underestimated Boko Haram sponsors’

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Comrade Evah

Comrade Joseph Evah is coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group and former National Publicity Secretary, Ijaw National Congress. In this interview he says President Goodluck Jonathan retains everything that oils terrorism and insurgency in the North-east

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How bandits forge car papers at Apapa Wharf in 30 mins

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The suspects, Ekene and Sunday

TWO suspected robbery kingpins that have been terrorizing residents in Ketu area of Lagos have been arrested by the police. Two other members of the gang are said to be at large and detectives are hot on their heels. The arrested suspects were identified as Ekene Igbonezu and Sunday Emeka, while the fleeing members of the gang are Tony and Kelechi, a.k.a. Biggie.

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Our Soka evil forest story, by Oyo police commissioner

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The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mr. Mohammed Idabawa, has served in different states at various capacities in the force. He was the AC Operations in Anambra State and moved to the position of Deputy Commissioner of Police in 2005. He led the operations that uncovered the Okija shrine in Anambra State in 2005.

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Fighting crime in Delta: Our major challenge — CP Aduba

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The Commissioner of Police in-charge of Delta State, Ikechukwu Ayodele Aduba, is certainly not happy. His unhappiness has nothing to do with the challenges he is having with criminals in the state because he has proved that he is equal to the task. It has to do with the role of those generally referred to as “learned men” or lawyers.

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How President, Govs breach police rules, by Justice Akintan

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*File: Police

The debate as to what form the Constitution review should take has been very intensive. Some believe that it should be sovereign while some say it should not. Some even believe that such exercise was not necessary or that the matter should be left with the National Assembly as provided for in the present Constitution. While the position of those calling for a sovereign conference is not yet clearly defined, they probably envisage that the outcome of such conference should not be subjected to interference by anybody as was the position in the past.

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Boko Haram’s days are numbered — Amb. Eke

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Eke

Looking into what is called state of emergency, I could have advised the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the Senate and the House of Representatives to put heads together with the service chiefs to redesign the concept in the troubled states. It is not supposed to be a haphazard state of the emergency. I call for a full military declaration in the states.

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Man butchered to death four days after burying mother

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Mohammed-Abubakar

A middle aged man, Oforma Itodo, has been allegedly hacked to death in Aji Community, Igbo- Eze North Local Government Area, Enugu State, barely four days after burying his mother.

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R – E – V – E – A – L – E- D ! What goes on inside SARS walls

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The arrest of one Chief Bonaventure Mokwe,a popular hotelier in Anambra State, his wife and some of his workers by the Police in Anambra State on August 1, 2013, sent shock waves all over the country. He was arrested after human heads were allegedly found in his hotel, Upper Class Hotel, Onitsha. Mokwe, alongside four of his employees were publicly paraded and later detained at the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, in Awkuzu, a suburb of the state and later, arraigned at the Magistrate court 11, Onitsha on a four-count charge of conspiracy and murder, unlawful possession of two human heads and two AK 47 rifles with rounds of ammunition. They were also accused of killing one Nnalue Okafor.

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Housewife stage manages own kidnap

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A housewife in Delta State in presently in soup for allegedly stage managing her own kidnap in a desperate bid to obtain large sums of money from the unsuspecting husband who eventually coughed out N1.5 million as ransom in the process.

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Battle for oil

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OPERATIONS at the Orient Petroleum Resources Ltd located at Aguleri Otu in Anambra East local government area of Anambra State are being threatened as about 150 youths suspected to be from the neighboring Odeke in Ibaji local government area of Kogi State invaded the area, destroying property worth millions of naira belonging to Nigercat Ltd, the major construction company working at the petroleum refinery

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Corrupt policemen, NNPC security are threatening us — Security expert

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Mazi-Kanu

One proverb says that if you want to know what happens in the kingdom of the dead, you should ask Mr. Rabbit because Mr. Rabbit made holes in the ground and lives with the dead under the earth. In other words, any bird that flies over the NNPC oil pipelines has colours which must be traced before we can know its colours.
We have 120 members throughout the federation including some retired security personnel and we move about in our cars apart from keeping watch on pipelines using foot patrol and speed boats.

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Cultists on rampage in Nsukka

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Weapons of operation

Two rival cult groups in the University Town of Nsuka, Enugu State, Vikings and Black Axe, in what looks like a reappraisal attack, clashed and killed three people including a first year student of Uiversity of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, a driver attached to Enugu State Transport Company, ENTRACO and one other notorious cult member

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Police in Rivers clamp down on fake prophets

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The Rivers State Police Command have spread their dragnet in search of fake prophets that have been duping unsuspecting members of the public of large sums of money and their hard-earned properties.

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Vigilante Group petitions Lagos Speaker over case of impersonation

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Lagos Speaker, Ikuforiji

Vigilante Group of Nigeria VGN, has petitioned the Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Adeyemi Ikuforiji, over the need to revisit the case of impersonation by one Mr. Olawale Jahum, who has allegedly been falsely parading himself as the Lagos State Commander of the Vigilante group

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Countering Boko Haram : Desired results may take a while — Olaoye

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The continuous killing of innocent lives in the North is so unfortunate and very disheartening. The government at this critical stage should not allow the shedding of innocent blood not to mention the magnitude of the losses recorded.

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Protests as rapists go on rampage in Anambra

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VIC

THE spate of rampant rape and defilement of young girls in Anambra State is now giving many parents and guardians cause for concern. From one community to the other, there has been incessant cases of rape, defilement and de-flowering of young girls most of whom were teenagers and even minors.

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‘My hand has been paralyzed for a crime I knew nothing about’

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thevic

FOR Mr. Edward Abele, life has not been the same since he was severely beaten by a witch doctor around Agege area on the orders of a Nigerian Ambassador to one of the African countries (names withed).

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Soldiers, police, hoodlums, clash in Enugu

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Police Anti-bomb officers work near the engine of the Jeep used by the suicide bomber that ravaged ThisDay Newspapers in Abuja on April 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO

There was pandemonium in the Coal City, Enugu, weekend, during a bloody clash between soldiers and the police which took place at Ibagwa-Nike area of the town leaving a yet-to-be identified person dead.

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Day of rage as bandits rampage Benue

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Mobile policemen on duty  Photo: Bunmi Azeez

THERE was pandemonium in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, midweek, when four dare-devil, heavily armed robbers laid siege on the ever-busy Ishaya Bakut road, less than 500 meters from the ‘B’ Division Police station in the heart of the town. They shot and killed two Police officers attached to the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS.

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OP MESA soldier goes berserk, shoots colleague, father of four to death over N500

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On the first Monday of February 2014 when many looked forward to the new month with aspirations, tragedy struck at Ayinla Junction in Agbado area of Ijaiye Ojokoro Local Government Area of Lagos: the life of a 36-year-old tricyclist, Richard Samuel, was allegedly terminated by a trigger-intoxicated OP MESA official, simply identified as Mohammed, over the tricyclist’s failure to pay an illegal daily levy of N500.

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Why we kidnapped our grandma- Madueke brothers

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Madueke111

LAST year December, Madam Adafor Madueke, an 89 year-old grandmother, was full of life as she was expecting her children and grand children residing outside her Amaeku village, Adazi Ani in Anaocha local government area of Anambra State, to return for Christmas celebrations.

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Police notorious dungeon wears new look

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FED-SARS

FOR years, the office of the Federal Anti-Robbery Squad, FedSARS, Adeniji-Adele, Lagos, situated very close to Isale Gangan in Lagos Island, was highly dreaded by both criminals and passersby.

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The sight of teenagers forced into pregnancy was horrendous – Police Commissioner

  /   in Crime Alert 12:18 am   /   Comments

katsina-Imo

In the case of Madam 1,000, what we saw could shatter the strongest of hearts. It was a case of man’s inhumanity to man! This type of inhumanity is special in the sense that the victims of the inhumanity are innocent babies, totally defenceless human beings. Their crime is simple: they happen to find themselves in a world or in the midst of gluttonous vultures, who understand nothing but quick money or wealth.

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Police Harassment: Merchant Navy boss petitions IG

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*IGP Abubakar

THE Divisional Police Officer[DPO],Asokoro Police Station, Mr Nnanna Amah, is in the news again. This time, he is being alleged to be involved in the harassment of the leader of the Nigerian Merchant Navy, Comrade Allen B. Edema, who has petitioned the Inspector General of Police, alleging attempts on his life, by the DPO.

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DSS arrests suspected serial rapist for ‘de-flowering’ a 23-year old girl

  /   in Crime Alert 12:59 am   /   Comments

DSS OPEARTIVES

ONITSHA – Men of the Directorate of State Services, DSS in Anambra State have arrested a middle-aged man for allegedly raping and deflowering a 23-year-old secondary school girl in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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Concerned Nigerians raise dust over anti-Nigerian policies by Italian Oil and Gas Company

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President Goodluck Jonathan

Some concerned Nigerians have alleged that a Lagos-based Italian Oil and Gas company, Saipem, engages in what they called ‘anti-Nigerian Policies ‘ to the detriment of its work force and against the governing laws of Nigeria. They called on President Goodluck Jonathan to urgently intervene in the matter.

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How octogenarian wife of traditional ruler died in the custody of her kidnappers

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Nine notorious kidnappers and a native doctor suspected to be masterminds of the kidnap and subsequent killing of 84-year-old wife of Igwe of Abbah-Igogoro in Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area, who were recently arrested by the Police in Enugu, have given graphic accounts of how they carried out the heinous crime.

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Septuagenarian jail bird caught raping 7-yr-old pupil

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The  rape suspect and  the victim

The people of Akure, Ondo State capital were shocked last week when, a 71-year- old night guard/hunter, Alhaji Ganiyu Kolawole lured a 7-year-old girl, Taye Juliana with a biscuit into his ramshackle room and raped her in broad day light.

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DSS clamps down on fraudsters that swindle shareholders

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Chukwu

FOUR suspects who specialize in defrauding Nigerian shareholders of their dividends are in the net of the Anambra State command of the Department of State Service, DSS, and have been narrating how unsuspecting investors lost millions of naira through their nefarious activities.

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Mother Theresa ‘resurrects’ in Lagos: Rescues sick female tenant thrown out by landlady

  /   in Crime Alert 12:01 am   /   Comments

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By Emma Nnadozie To adherents of the Catholic faith, Mother Theresa is associated with kindness and giving help to the helpless.  In fact, her selfless services during her era turned her into a matyr and resulted in her canonization by Pope John Paul 11, after her death. Last week in Lagos, Mother Theresa resurrected in

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BOKO HARAM DEADLY ATTACKS IN BORNO: The revenge, sabotage theory

  /   in Crime Alert 12:08 am   /   Comments

A picture taken from a video distributed to journalists in recent days through intermediaries and obtained by AFP on March 5, 2013 reportedly shows Abubakar Shekau (C), the suspected leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by six armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place.

Like a thief in the night, Boko Haram insurgents numbering about 300 and allegedly consisting of foreign mercenaries from Mali, Niger, Chad and even Libya, believed to have been hired by wealthy persons purportedly with axe to grind with the political architecture as presently constituted at the federal level, struck in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

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POWER SHOW: Top police officer ordered attack that nearly killed me — EFCC official

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Mohammed-Abubakar

IN the military or para-military parlance, espirit d’corps is used to reflect the harmony or spirit of togetherness amongst officers working towards achieving a common goal and it is in most cases observed and respected. But that was not the case for Mr. Effa Okim, a detective and staffer of the Economic and Finance Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abuja office.

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