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EFCC To Go After Officials Of Amnesty Office Over Alleged ‘Diversion’ Of N467m

EFCC To Go After Officials Of Amnesty Office Over Alleged ‘Diversion’ Of N467m

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  *As N'Delta Youths Petitions Nigeria's anti graft agency, Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) may go after some officials of the Amnesty Office soon, owing to a petition from concerned youths from the Niger Delta region. A youth group under the auspices of "Serving and Leading Without Bitterness Initiatives" had petitioned the commission over alleged 'diversion' of education funds of the Amnesty office running into over N467million naira. In the petition filed before the EFCC, dated 1st of February, 2018 and made available to newsmen in Yenagoa, the group alleged that despite the performance of President Buhari's administration, fraudulent practices by some undisclosed officials will throw spanner into the wheel of progress in the amnesty office. The gr...
BREAKING! Senate Panel Grills IGP Behind Closed Down Over Benue Killings

BREAKING! Senate Panel Grills IGP Behind Closed Down Over Benue Killings

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  The Senate Panel mandated to probe the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the steps taken over killings in Benue State has commenced its work. The Senate had on Wednesday mandated the panel to find out from Idris why no arrest had been made concerning the killings. Lawmakers in the upper chambers of the nation’s National Assembly took the decision after Senate President Bukola Saraki read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari, explaining the steps taken after the January killings in the State. After the letter was read, Senator Joshua Lidani, from Gombe State, raised a point of order calling the attention of the Senate to the continuous killing in Benue State despite the 14-day ultimatum given to the IG of Police. The Senate Committees on Police and
Fake Military Officer, 2 Others Nabbed With Stolen Vehicle In Delta

Fake Military Officer, 2 Others Nabbed With Stolen Vehicle In Delta

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A suspected fake Military Officer, one Seaman Okonkwo Ebuka Emmanuel, dressed in military uniform to deceive the police on stop and search along Ogwashi-Uku/Ibusa expressway has been arrested along side two others. The other suspects identified as Ugochukwu Eludi and Chuks Ogbonna were apprehended for allegedly stealing a Honda Crosstour saloon car with Reg. No. Abuja (BWR 199 PV). According to the PPRO of the Delta State Command, the suspects were heading from Kwale to Asaba on the 30th of January, 2018, when they were intercepted by the Dragon Patrol Team 21, led by officer Imonikhe Imo. He said that questions put to the suspects with regards to ownership of the vehicle could not be answered, prompting the officers to search the vehicle where they discovered a wrap of Indian...
University Don Docked For N3m Land Scam

University Don Docked For N3m Land Scam

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  A lecturer with the college of medicine, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus  Dr. Theophilus Akachidelu Udeani has been arraigned over on one count charge that borders on obtaining the sum of N3,000,000 (Three Million Naira ) under false pretences. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC ,Enugu Zonal Office on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 arraigned the lecturer before Justice A.M Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu. Udeani, who is the Vice Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, UNEC chapter, was alleged to have sold two plots of land belonging to the union at Isiagu Ugwuaji-Awkunanaw, Enugu  to a professional colleague on the pretense that the said land were not encumbered which later turned out to be false. Investigation revealed that the
Benue Killings: CDHR Says IGP Culpable, Calls For His Immediate Sack

Benue Killings: CDHR Says IGP Culpable, Calls For His Immediate Sack

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  Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has accused the Federal Government as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the killings in Benue State. The most recent killing of seven (7) persons in Gboko, Benue State, while the IGP is believed to be operating in that state, on the directive of the President, just clearly reveals the disturbing level of incompetence of the IGP to ensure the security of lives and property in Benue State or anywhere in the country, CDHR said on Thursday. In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Henry Peter Ekine, CDHR said that the IGP has shown gross incompetence or deliberate tolerance of the killings in Benue, so much that his deployment to Benue could not make any difference. More pe...
Oil Firm Boss Docked, Remanded For Issuance Of Dud Cheque

Oil Firm Boss Docked, Remanded For Issuance Of Dud Cheque

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  The Managing Director of Harpat Oil & Gas Limited, Iduh Haruna and his company, has been docked over issuance of dud cheques and a loan scam in the sum of N8,100,000.00k ( Eight Million, One Hundred Thousand Naira). Troubles came for Haruna, on 20 October, 2010 when he allegedly obtained a loan of N8,100,000.00k from Diamond Bank Plc, to finance the purchase of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) also called Cooking Gas, but fraudulently diverted the same funds into construction of storage tanks for a new gas plant located in Lagos. Besides, Haruna allegedly issued four United Bank for Africa( U.B.A) Cheques in the aggregate sum of N2, 223,712.06 (Two Million, Two Hundred and Twenty Three Thousand, Seven Hundred and Twelve Naira, Six kobo) at different dates in favour of ...
Ex-Edo NMA Chairman, Four Others Docked For Stealing N13.6m

Ex-Edo NMA Chairman, Four Others Docked For Stealing N13.6m

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  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ), has arraigned a former Chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association ( NMA ) in Edo State, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro and four other medical doctors before an Edo State High Court for allegedly stealing N13.6m. Other accused persons who were docked are former executives of Edo NMA, including Dr. Anthony Owolabi, Dr. Quincy Atoghengbe, Dr. Raymond Ogieva and Dr. Oseremen Gabriel Ogbebor. They were arraigned before Justice Efe Igbonmwonba for offenses bothering on stealing and conspiracy to commit fraudulent false accounting. A 21-count charge were preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ). Prosecuting counsel, Dr. Ben Ubi, said the accused persons committed the offence while acti
Radical Christian Group Declares To Wage ‘War’ Against Jihadists

Radical Christian Group Declares To Wage ‘War’ Against Jihadists

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  A group under the auspices of Coalition of Christian Crusade Movement of Nigeria,(COCCMON), on Wednesday declared to wage 'war' against Jihadists masquerading as herdsmen in Southern and Northern part of the country. The group in a strong worded statement made available to newsmen in Warri, Delta state, called on Christians all over the country to resist every violent attacks against them. The group in the statement which was signed by Comrade Israel Timi Ade declared a seven point resolutions after its extraordinary meeting held at the oil city. COCCMON however called on Israel and the United States of America to get set for powerful supply of technical supports to prosecute the war against Jihadists. The group which say its members cut across all Christian denominations rad...
Delta Police Confirms Fulani Herdsmen Arrived Asaba On Flying Boats Conveying Cows, Not Arms

Delta Police Confirms Fulani Herdsmen Arrived Asaba On Flying Boats Conveying Cows, Not Arms

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  The Delta state Police Command has confirmed reports that some unknown Fulani Herdsmen actually arrived Asaba, the state capital on flying boats conveying their cows but were without arms against what was being speculated in a recorded video. Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, who disclosed this in a statement made available to BigPen Online on Wednesday, however said that the herdsmen has since been dispatched back to Kogi state where they came from with their cows. The statement read in full: "The attention of Delta State Police Command has been drawn to a video circulating on the social media to the effect that some Fulani herdsmen have arrived Asaba by three flying boats through the River Niger and that they were seen with suspected firearms. "The Command
Keyamo Chides IGP Again Over Arrest Of BBOG Members

Keyamo Chides IGP Again Over Arrest Of BBOG Members

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  Lagos-based firebrand human rights  lawyer, Festus Keyamo (SAN) has berated the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for the reported arrest of members of Bring Back Our Girls movement during a protest march in Abuja on Tuesday. Though the arrested protesters have since been released, Keyamo call on the Nigerian Police to immediately apologise to the members of the group for the unwarranted, unjustified and provocative trespass on their persons and deprivation of their freedoms. The statement read in full: "I just read with shock, bewilderment and disillusionment the arrest by the Nigerian Police of members of Bring Back Our Girls movement who gathered for a peaceful protest at the Unity Fountain in Abuja earlier today. "This arrest is one too many, especially coming on the heels