Ben Ezeamalu

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Man who hid cocaine in anus arrested at Lagos airport

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a 46-year-old man who allegedly inserted wraps of narcotics into his anus on his way to Italy. Innocent Anazodo was found with the wraps which tested positive to cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, the NDLEA said in…

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Diaspora groups demand Biafra referendum

Participants at a conference in Texas, USA, have insisted that a Biafra referendum be held to determine the people's willingness to continue being a part of Nigeria. According to a communique issued at the end of the meeting in Houston, the groups unanimously agreed that mechanisms and strategies be put…

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Chocolate City battles Brymo, says N20 million invested on artiste yielded below N3 million

The Chocolate City Entertainment Company has said it invested almost N20 million on its former artiste, Ashimi Olawale Ibrahim (popularly known as Brymo), but failed to recoup up to N3 million according to court documents made available to PREMIUM TIMES. The music label and singer have been embroiled in a…

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Amnesty report: Group wants introduction of CCTV in police interrogation rooms

The Nigeria Diaspora Security Forum has called for the introduction of Closed Circuit Televisions in police interrogation rooms across the country to check allegations of torture of crime suspects. In a statement on Friday, the group expressed concern about the latest report issued by Amnesty International revealing detailed account of…

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Drug suspects nabbed in Nigeria after evading detection in Brazil, Morocco

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two suspected drug couriers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. Chinedu Ifedigbo and Francis Okonkwo tested positive for cocaine during the inward screening of passengers on a Royal Air Maroc flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, through Casablanca, Morocco. The…

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Why court struck out suit challenging Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as Customs boss

The Lagos Division of the Federal High Court, Friday, held that it lacked jurisdiction to entertain a suit challenging President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment of Hameed Ali as Nigeria Customs Comptroller-General. Judge Muslim Hassan said the applicant, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, lacks the locus standi to initiate the suit. "The appropriate thing to…

Comptoller-General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, addressing the agency's personnel

Court strikes out suit challenging Buhari’s appointment of Hameed Ali as Customs boss

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has struck out a suit a challenging President Muhammadu Buhari's appointment of Hameed Ali as the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service. Justice Sale Hassan said the court lacked jurisdiction on the matter. The case was filed, in November 2015, by a human rights…

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Patience Jonathan may lose $26 million to Nigeria as affected companies plead guilty

There was a momentary hush inside the courtroom after a representative of  Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited, the first of the four companies involved in a $26 million money laundering case linked to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, abruptly pleaded guilty before the judge. The representatives of the other…

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Companies linked to Patience Jonathan’s $15 million plead guilty

Four companies involved in a money laundering case linked to former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, have pleaded guilty before a federal court in Lagos. Pluto Property and Investment Company Limited; Seagate Property Development and Investment Company Limited; Trans Ocean Property and Investment Company Limited; and Avalon Global Property Development Company…

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Apapa gridlock decongestion to begin ‘in next few weeks”

The decongestion of the traffic gridlock that has become a permanent feature of the Apapa axis of the Oshodi-Apapa expressway will begin in the "next few weeks," Hadiza Usman, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, has said. Speaking to journalists in Lagos shortly after a meeting with Governor…

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How my friend tricked me into trafficking drug — Suspect

A "shocked" South African-based Nigerian has told officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency he was implicated by his friend after parcels of drug that tested positive to methamphetamine were found in his luggage. Abiodun Banjo, 45, was arrested during the outward screening of passengers on a South African…

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Nickel discovery in Nigeria “extraordinary” – Australian Mining firm

The abundance of native nickel balls recently discovered in Nigeria is "an extraordinary occurrence in a style not known to have been previously documented", Comet, a private mining syndicate headed by veteran Australian miner, Hugh Morgan, has said. In a paper distributed at the Africa Down Under Conference which held…

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$321 million Abacha loot: Falana wants Buhari to reject Swiss government’s conditions

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reject the conditionality attached by the Swiss government before the return of $321 million Abacha loot to Nigeria. In a letter to the president, Mr. Falana said though corruption is a problem in Nigeria, the conditions provided by…

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Saudi-bound pilgrim excretes 82 wraps of cocaine

One week after she excreted 76 pellets of drugs that tested positive to cocaine, Basisru Binuyo, a pilgrim, has excreted six more wraps of the pellets, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has said. In a statement Saturday, the agency said the woman would be "severely sanctioned" in line with…

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Falling oil prices not ‘sole culprit’ for Nigeria’s economic woes – NEITI boss

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, Waziri Adio, has blamed successive managers of Nigeria's economy for the current economic woes being faced by the country. Mr. Adio spoke, Thursday, at the 2016 Academics Stand Against Poverty in Lagos. "The fall in oil price is not the…

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INEC may go ahead with Edo governorship election despite security warning

The Edo State governorship election slated for Saturday, September 10, will "likely go ahead" as scheduled, a source at the Independent National Electoral Commission has told PREMIUM TIMES. The Commission is meeting to take a final decision on the polls. "We will most go ahead with the election," the source…

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LIVE UPDATE: Waziri Adio, ex-Blair adviser, others discuss corruption in Lagos

This year’s conference of Academics Stand Against Poverty, an association of academics across the globe, tagged ‘Corruption, Transparency and Accountability in Public and Private Sector Organizations’ is holding today, September 6, at the University of Lagos. Waziri Adio, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) will…

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Ezekwesili, Chukwuma, Adio, ex-Blair adviser for ASAP Conference on corruption

This year's conference of Academics Stand Against Poverty, an association of academics across the globe, tagged 'Corruption, Transparency and Accountability in Public and Private Sector Organizations' will hold on September 6, at the University of Lagos. Oby Ezekwesili, former education minister and #BringBackOurGirls campaigner; will join other speakers including Innocent…

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Pickpocketing comes naturally to me — Suspect tells police

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arrested an 18-year-old pickpocket at Oshodi, Lagos. Seun Jimoh was caught while removing N18,000 from a commuter's pocket during a bus stampede. "The suspect, who was decked in brown jacket and trousers, and a hand bag like a business executive, before his arrest,…

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Tompolo’s father dies weeks after alleged military brutality

The father of a former militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo (also known as Tompolo), is dead, the Gbaramatu Voice, a community newspaper in Gbaramatu Kingdom, Delta State, is reporting. Thomas Osen Ekpemupolo, aged 84, died in the early hours of Wednesday at Lily Clinic, Deco Road, Warri. The Ekpemupolo family would…

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OBITUARY: Michael Ibru, the ‘mortuary fish’ millionaire

At 24, Michael Christopher Onajierevbe Ibru took a bold step. He partnered with his friend and former colleague, Jimmy Large, to create Laibru, a trading company that later grew into a conglomerate of almost 25 companies, becoming one of the largest indigenous conglomerate in Africa. Born into the family of…

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Reports of hardship in Nigeria ‘mere propaganda’ – NAN chief, Onanuga

The Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Bayo Onanuga, has come under fire after accusing the Nigerian media of embellishing reports about the country’s economic crisis that has left families struggling to survive. Mr. Onanuga accused the media of “over-sensationalization”, and said reports about hardship appeared to be…

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Guard who killed employer in Lagos arrested in Taraba – Police

The Lagos State Police Command said it arrested a guard who allegedly killed his employer in Ajah, Lagos, and fled to Bali, Taraba State. Tanko Abdulateef, 22, allegedly stabbed Mabel Okafor in the stomach, ripping it open, and made away with her valuables, including three phones, trinkets and clothes, the…

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Falana condemns Nigerian Army for ‘illegal’ occupation of property owned by Jonathan’s cousin

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call to order soldiers who invaded a property owned by Robert Azibaola in Abuja. In a statement on Sunday, Mr. Falana described the soldiers' occupation of the premises of Kakarta Civil Engineering Limited, owned by Mr. Azibaola, former president…

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How we robbed 81-year-old of $10,000, £5,000 – Suspect

A suspected member of a two-man robbery gang has told investigators how they stole $10,000, £5,000, N100,000, and a box of jewellery from an 81-year-old woman in Surulere, the Lagos State Police said in a statement on Sunday. Segun Taiwo was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad after…