16 people injured as Former Abia State Governor, Ogbonnaya Onu is involved in an accident along Abakaliki/Afikpo highway

16 people injured as Former Abia State Governor, Ogbonnaya Onu is involved in an accident along Abakaliki/Afikpo highway

At least 16 people sustained serious injuries when the convoy of the Minister of Technology and former governor of Abia State, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu allegedly rammed into a bus carrying passengers in Ebonyi State. The incident occurred along the military cantonment axis of the Abakaliki/Afikpo highway. The bus was carrying passengers from Abakaliki to Uburu, Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi state while the Minister’s convoy was heading to Abakaliki, the state capital. According to reports, the Minister…

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Graphic photos: 7 killed in stampede at APC rally in Rivers state

Graphic photos: 7 killed in stampede at APC rally in Rivers state

No fewer than 7 persons lost their lives in a stampede that happened at the APC Presidential rally in Rivers state today Tuesday, February 12th. The rally which held at the Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium Portharcourt, had more occupants than it could contain. As the crowd began to spill out of the stadium, a stampede ensued and seven persons were counted dead after the situation was brought under control. Their remains have since been deposited in the…

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Oil magnate, two others remanded in prison custody over N50m crude oil fraud

Oil magnate, two others remanded in prison custody over N50m crude oil fraud

The Port-Harcourt zonal office of EFCC on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 arraigned the trio of Martins Derisoma Ogbanga, Busari Adeyemi, Uwem Sunday Assan and a company: Dempo Resources Ltd., before Justice I.M Sani of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. They were arraigned on a 19-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretences to the tune of N50million, contrary to Section 8 (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and…

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PDP spokesman, Ben Bako arrested by DSS for ‘hate speech’

PDP spokesman, Ben Bako arrested by DSS for ‘hate speech’

The Director, Media and Publicity, Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Organisation, Ben Bako, has been arrested by security agents. It was learnt that Bako has been taken to Abuja headquarters of the Department of Security Service, DSS,for questioning over what it referred to as hate speech made during the PDP campaign in Kafachan last week. The PDP’s Spokesperson told their supporters in Southern Kaduna during one of the opposition’s campaign rallies to attack anyone who…

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Gunmen abduct APC’s Edo House of Assembly candidate

Gunmen abduct APC’s Edo House of Assembly candidate

The All Progressives Congress candidate for the Edo State House of Assembly, Michael Ohio-Ezomon, has been abducted by unknown gunmen from his house at Eme-Ora, Owan West Local Government Area of the state. Confirming the incident, the state police commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, said Ohio-Ezomon was asleep in his home when the gunmen forced their way in and abducted him at about 1am today. His orderly was killed during a fire exchange with the gunmen.  The police boss…

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Former INEC staff, Christian Nwosu convicted over Diezani’s bribe

Former INEC staff, Christian Nwosu convicted over Diezani’s bribe

Christian Nwosu, an ex-Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been sentenced for accepting bribe allegedly offered by former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 elections.   The Federal High Court in Lagos today convicted Nwosu after he was found guilty of benefiting from a sum of $115.01 million Alison-Madueke gave. Nwosu served in Kwara State. Justice Mohammed Idris found him guilty. “I find that the prosecution has proved the case…

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Male nurse arrested after woman in coma for 14 years gives birth in hospital

Male nurse arrested after woman in coma for 14 years gives birth in hospital

A male nurse has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman who has been in coma for 14 years gave birth last month in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix Police announced that Nathan Sutherland, 36, who was responsible for taking care of the unconscious patient at the Hacienda HealthCare centre in Phoenix, Arizona, was arrested today after his DNA “matched the baby”. The 29-year-old woman went into a coma after nearly drowning over a decade…

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Yahoo boy, Temitope Teslim bags 16 months jail term for Internet fraud

Yahoo boy, Temitope Teslim bags 16 months jail term for Internet fraud

The Lagos Zonal Office of EFCC, on January 22, 2019, secured the conviction of Temitope Alani Teslim, for Internet fraud. Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos convicted him for the offence bordering on possession of fraudulent documents. He was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Army Corps of Military Police on May 16, 2018 around Ogba, Lagos and was subsequently handed over to the EFCC. During investigation, he wrote three…

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FG drags National Broadcasting Commission DG, Modibbo Kawu, to court over alleged N2.5bn fraud

FG drags National Broadcasting Commission DG, Modibbo Kawu, to court over alleged N2.5bn fraud

The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, Modibbo Kawu, Pinnacle Communications Limited; its founder, Lucky Omonuwa; and its Managing Director, Dipo Onifade, have been charged to court by the Federal government over an alleged N2.5 billion fraud. According to the charge sheet filed before a Federal High Court, Abuja by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Kawu and the other accused embezzled the N2.5 billion meant for the migration of telephone lines from analogue…

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Photo: Yahoo boy pretending to be a woman, scams US citizen of $2300

Photo: Yahoo boy pretending to be a woman, scams US citizen of $2300

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Office, today  arraigned Ajibade Wasiu Oladotun, pictured above, before Justice M.A. Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State on a three-count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretence and possession of false document. A statement from the antigraft agency says one of the counts reads: “That you, Ajibade Wasiu Oladotun sometimes in the month of March 2017, at Ile-Ife in Osun State,…

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