Bribe: Policeman Arrested For Killing Abia Businessman At Check Point

Men of the Abia State Police Command have arrested a police corporal, Obagi Njok, for shooting an Abia-born businessman identified as Emmanuel Okocha dead. This came following the call for justice by the residents of the Abiriba community in the Ohafia Local Government Area in the state following the alleged killing of Okocha by a trigger-happy policeman at a check point in Aba They alleged that officers from the Rapid Response Squad of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, shot the businessman dead along MCC Abayi-Aba for allegedly refusing to…

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Lufthansa, Others Cancel Flight To Israel Amid Growing Conflict

Lufthansa and its subsidiaries SWIIS International Air Lines and Austrian cancelled all flights to Israel on Friday due to the ongoing security situation. Swiss Info reports that four flights up to and including 7:00am on Saturday are affected, quoting a Lufthansa spokesperson said in response to an enquiry. According to the Zurich airport website, the Swiss flight from Zurich to Tel Aviv scheduled for 12:00 noon Friday has been cancelled. According to US media reports, at least one Israeli missile attacked a target in Iran. There were no initial reports…

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Troops Neutralize Terrorists In Clearance Operations In Borno, Nasarawa, Recover Arms

Troops of the Nigerian Army successfully conducted clearance cum cordon and search operations in Borno and Nasarawa States, resulting in the obliteration of terrorists and recovery of firearms. In a statement on Saturday by the army, on 19 April 2024 troops in collaboration with a hybrid Force, carried out a Clearance operation in Kana Village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State. During the operation, troops had an encounter with the terrorists around Nguma Village and neutralized two terrorists in the firefight. The troops also recovered two AK-47 rifles, one…

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Boko Haram Is Nigeria’s Major Security Problem Today, Says Former Head Of State Yakubu Gowon

Nigeria’s former Military Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (retired), has said that Islamist jihadist organization, Boko Haram, officially known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, is the country’s major security threat after the 1966 -1970 Nigerian-Biafra civil war. Gowon said this on Friday in Abuja at an event where two books written by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Russia, Professor Abdullahi Y. Shehu, were launched. He said: “Boko Haram has been a threat, perhaps the major threat to the peace and development of Nigeria after the civil war. “Boko Haram has…

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Nigeria Is A Disgrace To The Whole World – Former Defence Chief, Danjuma Lambasts Tinubu Government Over Killings

Nigeria’s former Chief of Defence Staff, Retired General Theophilus Y. Danjuma, has lambasted President Bola Tinubu-led Nigerian government over persisting insecurity in the country. Danjuma said that Nigeria’s security challenges have got to the point where the trend has made the country become a disgrace to the world and a laughing stock to the international community. The former Defence chief who said this on Friday while speaking at the annual Nwonyo Fishing and Cultural Festival in Ibbi Local Government Area of Taraba State, stressed that urgent steps must be taken…

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Five Die, Many Injured As Lord’s Chosen Bus Crashes Into Coca Cola Depot In Imo

At least, five persons have been confirmed dead following a ghastly road accident involving a long coaster bus of the Lord’s Chosen Charismatic Renewal Movement and a tipper in Imo State. The incident happened on Friday morning and caused serious traffic gridlock on the busy Owerri-Onitsha road. Our reporter who visited the scene of the accident, observed that the bus and the tipper crashed into a Coca Cola Depot shop at Orogwe,.in Owerri West Local Government Area of the state. But an eyewitness said, although some persons were still held…

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Enugu: Man Arraigned For Sexual Exploitation Of 14-Year-Old House Help

National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arraigned one Mr. Onaike  Obiora Charles at the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu presided over by Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo over  alleged  notorious defilement and rape  of his 14 year old house help. The suspect was arraigned on  Wednesday for sexual exploitation of 14 year old Deborah in Charge: Federal Republic of Nigeria V. Nnaike Obiora Charles, Charge No.  FHC/EN/CR/3/2024. After the charge was read to the  defendant, his lawyer, Gozie Iwuala Esq. moved his bail application, and when…

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EFCC Threatens To Involve Military In Arresting Yahaya Bello

By NewsBits The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has threatened to involve the military in executing the order issued on Wednesday by Justice Emeka Nwite for the arrest of the immediate past Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello. EFCC’s lawyer, Kemi Pinheiro (SAN), issued the threat on Thursday while accusing Bello’s successor, Usman Ododo of frustrating his client’s effort to execute the order on Wednesday. Pinheiro said: “What happened yesterday was that a person with immunity (Ododo) came to whisk him (Bello)  away to abort his arrest. “We know that he…

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You Must Face Trial For Alleged N4billion Fraud— Court Tells Obiano

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja, has dismissed the preliminary objection filed by former Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano against the N4 billion security votes-related fraud charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The court, Thursday, said the ex-governor cannot stop the EFCC from implementing the Act that founded it as an anti-graft agency, adding that security votes emanates from Nigeria’s federation account. EFCC’s lawyer, Sylvanus Tahir, SAN, had told the court about a month ago, to refuse the motion…

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Government Mbah Cautions NERC Against Overcharging Customers

The Enugu State government has said that it was committed to ensuring that people have access to electricity services in the state, stressing  that the “government is currently studying underserved and unserved communities and will soon constitute the management of the newly established Enugu State Electrification Agency.” The state governor Dr Peter Mbah gave this indication on Thursday in Enugu during a Customer Complaints Resolution Meeting organised by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC. NewsBits reports that the governor further stated that Enugu State was poised to catalyze the economic…

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