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COMMUNITIES IN BORNO COMMENDS GOV ZULUM ON SECURITY, APPEALS FOR MORE RELIEF ITEMS

COMMUNITIES IN BORNO COMMENDS GOV ZULUM ON SECURITY, APPEALS FOR MORE RELIEF ITEMS

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Communities of Multafu in Askira-Uba Local Government  Area of Borno State have commended the foresight of Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for his support to security forces fighting Boko Haram sect, even as it called on the present administration to provide relief items to the displaced people as a results of attacks in the area. Multafu ... Read More »

Fuel hoarding: Zulum storms stations, wants offenders punished by DPR

Fuel hoarding: Zulum storms stations, wants offenders punished by DPR

Amidst suspected plans by some petrol marketers go create artificial scarcity under Covid-19 lockdown, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum on Tuesday stormed some filling stations in Maiduguri with a call on the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) to seal off stations hoarding products. Zulum, in surprise outing, evaluated quantities of fuel available at some stations he visited. The Governor’s ... Read More »

Major Shake up in Nigeria Army

Major Shake up in Nigeria Army

The Nigerian Army has approved the postings and appointments of some senior officers in the army. This was contained in a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa on Tuesday. Maj Gen OG Adeniyi according to the statement has now been redeployed from the Headquarters theatre command, Operation Lafiya Dole, OPLD in the North-east which he headed to ... Read More »

Ondo Explosion :Afenifere calls for Inquiry

Ondo Explosion :Afenifere calls for Inquiry

Afenifere expresses our heatfelr sympathy with the government and people of Ondo State over the explosion that occurred on Akure-Owo road early this morning. All accounts so far indicate that the explosion occurred from a possible fire incident from a vehicle that was carrying explosives through the state. Though the identities of the movers have not yet been known, the ... Read More »

Military kills Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest

Military kills Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa forest

The Air component of the Operation Lafiya Dole has killed hundreds insurgents in their hideouts in the Sambisa forest. In the latest airstrike at Valangide in Sambisa forest in Borno State, fighter jets destroyed the settlements and other structures belonging to the terror groups. Brigadier General Benard, Onyeuko, Acting Director Defence Media Operations, in a statement, said: “Several Boko Haram ... Read More »

Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure,Over 100 Houses Destroyed,Scores Wounded

No fewer than 100 residential buildings, school, churches were destroyed by an explosion suspected to be bomb blast in Akure, the Ondo state capital, on the morning of Saturday, March 28.   Thestateonline  gathered that the blast which occurred in the early hours of Saturday, March 28, cut off the ever-busy Akure /Owo road while many people were said to ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Zulum announces N23.5m for families of 47 fallen soldiers

Boko Haram: Zulum announces N23.5m for families of 47 fallen soldiers

By: Inusa Ndahi,Maiduguri … Addresses widows in barrack, approves SME support … Releases 2 transformers, 2 boreholes, school renovation Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was on Friday at Maimalari military barracks in Maiduguri where he announced cash support of N23.5m as support to families of 47 soldiers killed by boko haram last Sunday in Yobe state. Each family is ... Read More »

Beware of Android-based coronavirus Ransomware, FG warns Nigerians

Beware of Android-based coronavirus Ransomware, FG warns Nigerians

The Federal Government on Tuesday warned on the existence of an Android-based malicious and fraudulent coronavirus Ransomware application, which claims to provide updates on COVID-19 and infections near the user. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, in a statement by his Special Assistant, Mr Segun Adeyemi, said the Ransomware blocks access to users’ personal data and accounts and ... Read More »

Over 70 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in a Boko Haram Ambush

Over 70 Nigerian Soldiers Killed in a Boko Haram Ambush

  At least 70 Nigerian soldiers were killed in a jihadist ambush, military and security sources said Tuesday. Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a lorry carrying troops as it travelled near Gorgi village in Borno state on Monday, two military officers told AFP without giving their names. “It was a huge loss, at least 70 soldiers have perished in the ... Read More »

COVID 19: Borno bans visits to IDP camps

COVID 19: Borno bans visits to IDP camps

  BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno State Government on Monday imposed a four-week ban on visitors to all Internally Displaced Persons Camp (IDPs) camps in the state. The move was part of the state’s strategy towards containing the outbreak of the virus in the state. Zulum had last week appointed the state’s deputy governor, Umar Kadafur to chair a high ... Read More »

Court appoints Chief Registrar as provisional liquidator of Chicason Company

Court appoints Chief Registrar as provisional liquidator of Chicason Company

By Demola Abimboye In order to preserve the assets from being dissipated by the company’s owners or their agents, a Federal High Court in Lagos has appointed the Chief Registrar of the court as provisional liquidator of Chicason Nigeria Limited. He takes charge of all the identified /traceable assets and funds of the company in banks and other financial institutions ... Read More »

N13m Securities Fraud: Court Convicts One, Discharges Another 

N13m Securities Fraud: Court Convicts One, Discharges Another 

By: Owolola Adebola  Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has convicted one Ekpe Sunday, a staff of Ecobank Plc who was prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy, fraudulent diversion of funds, forgery and impersonation to the tune of N7,067,576.55 (Seven Million, Sixty-seven Thousand, ... Read More »

How Mompha Operates Unlicensed BDC, Witness Told Court

How Mompha Operates Unlicensed BDC, Witness Told Court

By: Owolola Adebola  The trial of Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha continued today, March 18, 2020 before Justice A. Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, as a prosecution witness told the court that Mompha did not remit tax to the Federal Government for a period of seven months while his company was already in existence. Mompha ... Read More »

N2bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence against Maina

N2bn Fraud: Court Admits More Evidence against Maina

By: Owolola Adebola   Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, delivered his reserved ruling on the admissibility of a bunch of evidence sought to be tendered by the prosecution in the ongoing trial of the ex-Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina. Justice Abang in his ruling noted that ... Read More »

Coronavirus :Zulum summons UN agencies, government multi-stakeholders on how to secure IDP camps

Coronavirus :Zulum summons UN agencies, government multi-stakeholders on how to secure IDP camps

…No cause for alarm BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI To prevent spread of Coronavirus with potential for wild-fire effect at Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)’ camps, Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has convened a multi-stakeholder meeting in Maiduguri which adopted a response plan. The meeting which held today, Thursday, in Maiduguri, was attended by senior officials of the World Health Organization (WHO), ... Read More »

Tinubu’s Boy, Obasa in  Trouble as EFCC  Receives Petition over Fraudulent Car deal

Tinubu’s Boy, Obasa in Trouble as EFCC Receives Petition over Fraudulent Car deal

The Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA), has sent a petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) accusing him of financial recklessness. In the petition signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Buna Olaitan Isiak, HURMA, said the agency should investigate the speaker for the followings; “Purchase of a bullet-proof car at a market value of less than N100 Million, and the ... Read More »

Missing Child : Sotitobire Prophet, sent back to Prison

Missing Child : Sotitobire Prophet, sent back to Prison

Prophet Alfa Babatunde, founder of the Sotitobire Miracle centre was today sent back to the Olokuta Correctional centre till Thursday for continuation of his case. He was arraigned before Justice Olusegun Odusola who refused to grant his bail application sought by the defence counsel, Mr. Olusola Oke. The prosecuting team from the state ministry of justice led by the Attorney-General, ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Zulum invites Borno’s retired generals, police,SSS, paramilitary officers for strategy meeting 

Boko Haram: Zulum invites Borno’s retired generals, police,SSS, paramilitary officers for strategy meeting 

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has invited citizens of the state, who retired as Generals and similar ranks in the air force and navy, those who retired as senior officers of the Police, the state security service and the paramilitary, for a strategy meeting. Zulum, announced this yeaterday when he hosted the first, in a ... Read More »

Family accuses Obasanjo’s brother of intimidation

Family accuses Obasanjo’s brother of intimidation

Members of Adogun Atele family have told an Ogun State High Court how defendants in the suit are using the influence of former president Olusegun Obasanjo to harass and intimidate them over a family land located at Sogunro village, Itele Awori in Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State. The allegation was contained in a motion on notice brought ... Read More »

My uncle forged my signature in bid to remove my stake from family company- witness alleges

My uncle forged my signature in bid to remove my stake from family company- witness alleges

Dr. Walter Ezeigbo, police witness, on Monday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that his uncle, Christian Ezeigbo forged his signature in the bid to remove his name from board directors of a family company. Ezeigbo made the revelation while giving his evidence-in-chief before Justice Taiwo Taiwo. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that while the Inspector General (I-G) of ... Read More »