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Missing Journalist Found Dead In Anambra Four Days After

Missing Journalist Found Dead In Anambra Four Days After

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  Ikechukwu Onubogu, a cameraman with the Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), who was earlier declared missing by members of his family has been found dead four days after. Although the cause of his death remained sketchy, NAN is reporting that the late Onubogu, who was at home with his wife, was said to have received a phone call in the afternoon on November 12. Sources said the deceased, thereafter, took his camera and left his home, located near the popular Aroma Junction in Awka but never returned. His remains, now deposited at the Amaku Teaching Hospital, Awka, were reportedly discovered on Thursday by men of the Nigerian Police Force at Obosi, near Onitsha. In a statement on Friday, Uche Nworah, the managing director of ABS, described late Onubogu as a “peace
US Cites ‘Corruption’ As Reason Why Abacha Loot Can’t Be Release To Nigeria Government

US Cites ‘Corruption’ As Reason Why Abacha Loot Can’t Be Release To Nigeria Government

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    The United States government has cited 'corruption' as reason why the $300million loot stashed in Jersey, an island in the United Kingdom by the late military dictator, Gen Sani Abacha can be release the manner the Nigeria government is going about it. Fire brand rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) alluded to this at a seminar organised by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), with the theme: “Promoting Transparency and Accountability in the Recovery of Stolen Assets in Nigeria: Proposals for Reform”, which was packaged in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, USA. THEWILL reported that Falana specifically identified the US as the country concerned as he accused the United States, Switzerland, the UK and other western nations of hypocritical behaviour
Okowa Expresses Delight Over Peace In Delta state

Okowa Expresses Delight Over Peace In Delta state

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Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has expressed delight over the peaceful nature of the state, urging residents to maintain the existing peace in all part of the state.The Governor made the call on Wednesday shortly after a closed-door state security meeting he had with security chiefs in the state. According to the Governor, "I am very happy that the state is peaceful; in particular, the creeks of the state are peaceful; the security chiefs have briefed me about the security situation in the state and we are happy that the state is peaceful; in particular, the security chiefs commended the roles played by the Pere of Gbaramatu Kingdom in ensuring that there is peace in the riverine communities." "Peace has returned to our state, our people should sustain the peace
More Dramas As ‘Original’ Ikoyi Whistleblowers Emerge, Petitions AGF; Says EFCC Shortchanged Them

More Dramas As ‘Original’ Ikoyi Whistleblowers Emerge, Petitions AGF; Says EFCC Shortchanged Them

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The 'original' whistleblowers that gave Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tips about the whooping cash stashed in an apartment at the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, have petitioned the office of the Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) and Minister of Justice, PRNigeria is reporting. BigPen Online recalls that the payment of the 5% commission to the whistleblowers who helped EFCC recovered the monies, ($43.4 million, N23.3 million and 27,800 Euros) on April 22, 2017, have become a controversial issues in recent time. According to PRNigeria, in a petition dated August 24th, 2017 addressed to the AGF and received on September 8th, 2017, solicitors to the claimants, No Limit Legal Partners, on behalf of Abdulmumin Musa, Mr Stephen Sunday and Mr Bala Usman told the AGF tha...
Police, Vigilante Tango In Delta Over Arrest Of ‘Notorious Cultist’, Two Others

Police, Vigilante Tango In Delta Over Arrest Of ‘Notorious Cultist’, Two Others

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The Police in Ovwian/Aladja and Aladja Community Vigilante, in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State are wrangling over the arrest of a 'notorious cultist and rapist', Jeffrey Usivwo Oletu a.k.a, Jay-boy as well as one Karo Omojire and one other for the alleged initiation of three persons into a cult group. BigPen Online gathered that the community vigilante group had on Saturday November 11 arrested the suspects and recovered from them in their homes cut to size single barrel locally made gun, a long knife with charms before handing them ( suspects) to the Police same day. In a twist of event, the Police in Ovwian/Aladja through one of its female Divisional Crime Officers have accused the Aladja Vigilante of planting the recovered arms in the homes of the suspects. It was ...
AnambraDecide: Delta CP Announces Restriction Of Movements Across Niger Bridge   

AnambraDecide: Delta CP Announces Restriction Of Movements Across Niger Bridge  

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The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Zanna M. Ibrahim has ordered the restriction of vehicular movements through the Niger bridge with effect from 12 mid-night, Friday, 17 November, 2017 till after the elections. The restriction, he said was to prevent any security breach around the Niger bridge linking Asaba, Delta State to Onitsha, Anambra State, on account of the forthcoming guber elections in Anambra State slated for Saturday, November 18, 2017, The CP directed that only those on official and emergency duties with genuine means of identification will be allowed passage during the period of the restriction order. While regretting the inconvenience the restriction will cause commuters, especially those traveling to the South-East and South-South States, the CP
Wike, Amaechi Convoy In Bloody  Clash In Port Harcourt 

Wike, Amaechi Convoy In Bloody  Clash In Port Harcourt 

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  *I escaped assassination – Wike *Governor’s security pulled guns on me – Amaechi IT was a horrifying scene yesterday afternoon in Port Harcourt, as policemen attached to Governor Nyesom Wike and that of the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, clashed. Amaechi’s escort details were, however, unlucky during the 3p.m. attack, as one of them, Sgt. Eteng Ewelu, was battered, with blood on his face, while the AK-47 rifle of Sgt. Princewill Ubaji was snatched, while being forcibly disarmed, with the rifle taken away by the Rivers governor’s convoy. Wike, through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, in his reaction, however, claimed that personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) and soldiers attached to the minister of
Two Armed Robbery Suspects Nabbed, Local Pistol Recovered In Delta Community

Two Armed Robbery Suspects Nabbed, Local Pistol Recovered In Delta Community

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The Police in Ebrumede Division in conjunction with the Ebrumede Vigilante have arrested two suspected armed robbers, Urhurhue Emuobosa aka Sky Dee and Ilaya Vote as well as recovered one locally made pistol from them in Idumore village in Alaka, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State. It was gathered that the suspects who belonged to a four man robbery gang allegedly attacked and robbed a commercial tricycle operator, Forgive Ighaeowhoma of Okuokoko and dispossed him of his tricycle with registration number UMU003QA when he stopped to carry passengers along the PTI Road by Alegbor Junction at about 10pm on November 3. The suspects also robbed the tricycle operator of his mobile and unspecified amount of money. The incident was quickly reported at the Ebrumede Police Station...
BREAKING! Militant Who Killed Briton, Ian Squire Shot Dead In Delta, Another Arrested

BREAKING! Militant Who Killed Briton, Ian Squire Shot Dead In Delta, Another Arrested

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The suspected militants who reportedly killed a British volunteer in Delta State, Dr. Ian Squire, have met their waterloo. While one of them was shot dead during a crossfire with operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, two others were arrested, The Eagle Online is reporting. Reports say two of the gang members were first arrested by the operatives of the IRT, led by Assistant Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, in Warri, Delta State. Giving a graphic details, a police source said that the suspects volunteered to lead the police to Sapele, also in Delta State, where the other members of the gang were arrested. "In Sapele, one of the kidnappers was sighted by the gang members already arrested. "As IRT Operatives advanced to arrest him, he s...
Seven Years After, Group Demands Justice Over Alleged Murder Of Governorship Aspirant, Onokpite

Seven Years After, Group Demands Justice Over Alleged Murder Of Governorship Aspirant, Onokpite

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  Seven  years after, a group under the auspices of Coalition of Urhobo Nation Young Leaders and Stakeholders (CUNYLS) has called on the federal government to prevail on security agents to as a matter of urgency revisit the celebrated extra Judicial murder of late Ogbe Onokpite, a one time governorship aspirant in Delta state. The group said that the alleged killing of Onokpite, a prominent Urhobo Young Adult who was reportedly murdered seven years ago in Warri, Delta state must not be swept under the carpet, urging security agents to ensure that the perpetuators are brought to justice. The group had also demanded the unconditional release of Kelvin Onirah who was arrested over alleged charges of kidnapping and armed robbery, saying that Onirah, like other ex-agitators should