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Acting EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu

Beware of scammers using my name to extort, Magu urges public

The acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has said that the commission did not mandate anyone to collect bribes or issue invitations to prominent office holders in Nigeria over alleged crimes. The commission made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday by Wilson…

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UPDATED: Despite curfew, armed persons attack Plateau community, kill six

A day after the Plateau State Governor imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Bassa Local Government Area, armed persons attacked a community in the area, killing at least six persons, the police have said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the curfew announced on Friday by Governor Simon Lalong who said it was necessary “to…

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AEDC exploiting us, Abuja residents lament

Residents of satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory have accused the electricity service provider for the territory, the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, of deliberately exploiting them by excluding them from the new electricity billing platform being enjoyed by consumers in the metropolis. One of such consumers is Yahaya…

From left: Governors: Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano; Simon Lalong of Plateau State; Rochas Okorocha of Imo State; and Abdul'aziz Yari of Zamfara State, during  a meeting between APC Governors and the Party’s National Working Committee in Abuja on Wednesday (9/7/2017).
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Alleged N3.5 billion fraud by Nigeria Governors: Court orders interim forfeiture of N1.2 billion to federal govt

A federal court on Friday ordered that N1.2 billion allegedly paid a firm ‘fraudulently’ by the Nigeria Governors Forum be forfeited to the federal government. The court gave the ruling based on an application by the anti-graft agency EFCC. In granting the EFCC prayers, Justice Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High…

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Alleged Corruption: Officials want probe of Nigeria Prisons boss

A group of officers of the Nigeria Prison Service, NPS, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Comptroller-General of Prisons, Ahmed Jafaru, for alleged abuse of office and insubordination. The group who described themselves as “Aggrieved Prison Officers”, also urged Mr. Buhari to order an immediate probe of Mr.…

Nigerian Army. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Army arrests 42 suspected robbers, kidnappers in South-east operation

The Nigerian Army said that it has arrested at least 42 suspected criminals a few weeks after the launch of the military exercise codenamed, “Operation Python Dance II” in the South-east region. The operation, which began on September 15 in the five South-eastern states amid clashes, will end on October…

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Nigerian Army commences “Exercise Crocodile Smile II” in Niger Delta-Official

The Nigerian Army has said that it will flag off another military operation with the code name, “Exercise Crocodile Smile II'' on Friday in the Niger Delta region. The Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman who made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday said the military exercise is…

Nigerian Soldiers
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Army ‘arrests eight cult members, seize weapons’ during South East operation

The Nigerian Army has said that it has arrested at least eight suspected cult members, vandals and a drug dealer in the ongoing military operation, with the code name “Operation Python Dance II.” The army made this known on Friday in a statement signed by Sagir Musa, Deputy Director, Army…

Shiites protest detention of their leader Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

Shiites make U-turn, submit memo to presidential probe panel

Despite pledging that it would not submit memorandum nor appear before a government panel set up to review cases of human rights abuses by the military, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, has backtracked. The group said the leader of the group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has instructed the legal team to…

Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris

Police storm kidnappers den, rescue four victims, arrest suspects

The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 11 suspects for alleged offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery to terror including members of notorious gangs that have been terrorizing travellers plying Birni Gwari-Funtua, Birni Gwari-Kaduna, Abuja-Kaduna and Kaduna-Kano highways. The spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood made this known while parading the suspects on…

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army tells residents not to panic, as troops move to Niger Delta

The Nigerian Army has urged residents living in the Niger Delta region not to panic as troops commence movement of military hardware to Edo, Delta and Ondo states, ahead of the launch of an exercise, “Crocodile Smile,” in the region on Saturday. The army said this on Tuesday in a…

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At Abuja concert, EFCC tasks youth on anti-graft campaign

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has urged Nigerians particularly the youth to support the commission in its fight against corruption. The anti-graft agency made this known at a special anti-corruption event tagged “Kill Corruption Concert” organised by a popular comedian, Olaranwaju Toriseju, popularly known as Ambassador Wahala and…

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Buhari arrives Borno, celebrates independence with Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday travelled to Borno to celebrate the Independence Anniversary with soldiers fighting Boko Haram. According to a statement by Olatokunbo Adesanya, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, the president was received at an Air Force base by service chiefs and the Borno State Governor, Kashim…

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

IPOB: We don’t know where Nnamdi Kanu is – Nigerian Military

In the aftermath of controversies over the whereabouts of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, the Defence Headquarters on Friday said it had no knowledge of his whereabouts. The army had kept a dignified silence over the location of the IPOB boss despite allegations by his lawyer…

Shiites Protest in Kaduna

Shiites deny planning ‘unlawful procession’ after Sokoto ban

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has condemned the proscription of its activities by the Sokoto State Government. In a statement on Thursday issued by it spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, IMN denied that its members were planning an unlawful procession in Sokoto. The state had on Wednesday joined some others in the…

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Police arrest 31 kidnap, robbery suspects

The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested 31 suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, and illegal possession of prohibited firearms in Dikko area of Niger State. The Force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this while addressing journalists in Dikko on Tuesday. Mr. Moshood, a chief superintendent of police, CSP, named…

Nigerian Army

How Nigerian soldiers rescued kidnapped colleagues, civilians after battle with militants – Official

The Nigerian Army on Thursday announced how two soldiers were rescued after a gun battle with militants in the Niger Delta. Ibrahim Abdullahi, a major, said the battle occurred on Monday after soldiers of the ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in Rivers State received a report of their two kidnapped colleagues. “Troops…

Nigerian Soldiers
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Nigerian troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 18 terrorists

At least 18 suspected Boko Haram fighters were killed during a battle with soldiers in Sambisa forest on Tuesday morning, the Nigeria Army has said. The army said combined troops of 26 and 28 Task Force Brigades repelled an early morning attack by fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists on military…

Pro-Biafra protesters [Photo: TodayNG]

IPOB: Northern group sues for peace

Following reported attacks on Hausa/Fulani community in Abia State by suspected members of separatist Independent People of Biafra, a northern group has called on youth in the region and northerners living in the south not to retaliate. The Arewa Youth Assembly, AYA, said video clips circulating on alleged attacks of…

IPOB Protesters: [Photo credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

Nigerian Military declares IPOB “terrorist organisation”

The Nigerian military has declared the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, a “terrorist organisation.” The military made the declaration in a statement on Friday by the Director of Defence Information, John Enenche. Clashes between soldiers on a military operation and IPOB members in Abia State have left several people wounded. Although…

Femi Falana
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Nigerian military operating under archaic laws – Falana

A vocal human rights lawyer, Femi Falana on Wednesday called on the Presidential Investigative Panel to recommend a review of the Armed Forces Act, AFA, during the ruling on the application of Military Justice System in Nigeria. The judicial panel was set up by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo while he…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram attacks kill 223 in North-east Nigeria since April – Amnesty International

At least 223 people have been killed in Boko Haram attacks in North-east Nigeria since April, according to data compiled by Amnesty International. Most of the attacks occurred in Borno with many of them suicide attacks carried out by women and girls forced into the act. In neighbouring Cameroon, at…

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Pilot error caused 2012 helicopter crash – Report

The Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB, has said that ‘pilot error’ led to the death of a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, John Haruna, and three others in the 2012 helicopter crash in Kabong area of Jos, Plateau State. The AIB released a report on Wednesday that indicated the medical certificate of…

Nigeria Prisons

Nigerian govt holding hundreds in secret facilities — Amnesty International

Hundreds of people are being held in secret detention in Nigeria, Amnesty International has said. The rights agency made the allegation on Wednesday at an event to mark the International Day of the Disappeared. The day is observed across the world every August 30 to draw attention to the fate…

President Buhari

Reinstate ‘unjustly’ dismissed army officers now, HURIWA urges Buhari

Human Rights Writer’s Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to authorise the immediate reinstatement of the 38 officers that were compulsorily retired by the Nigerian Army last year June. The rights group said the Nigeria Army Council under the leadership of the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan…