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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EFCC: Just Before You Crucify Yahaya Bello

By Chetam Nwobodo It is now all clear that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is standing both legalism and logic on the head in the case of former Kogi governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. With the frenzy and desperation it exhibited these past days, the EFCC is justifying the pervasive notion that it’s being used as an instrument of political vendetta rather than as an anti-graft institution set up by law and obligated to be law-abiding in the discharge of its duties. Statutorily, EFCC has the right and privilege…

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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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Peter Obi’s Philanthropy And Charity Work Predates His Politics

By  Yanusa  Tanko  (PhD) The Peter Obi Media Reach (POMR), wishes to alert the public of a fresh orchestrated design to blackmail the 2023 Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi by linking him to frivolous, malicious and unsubstantiated allegations of indulging in religious politics. POMR is aware that some persons operating under the guise of civil society, and non-governmental organizations but acting at the behest of some powerful political interests have been deployed to petition and accuse Peter Obi of playing religious politics. The aim is to malign Mr Obi’s…

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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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EEDC Assures Of Electricity Bands Classification Fairness, Transparency To South-East Residents

Dr Ernest Mupwaya, Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), has assured of electricity bands classification fairness and transparency to South-East consumers of electricity. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) recently classified electricity consumers to various bands, starting from Band-A (a minimum of 20 hours supply per day) to Band-E (a minimum of four hours supply per day). Mupwaya gave the assurance on Friday in Enugu in the ongoing three-day Customer Complaints Resolution Meeting organised by NERC for electricity consumers, customers and…

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