Thursday , 6 August 2020
Latest News
Home » Crime

Crime

Real Reasons Boko Haram Insurgency Persists in Borno, By Ameh Ebute, Former Senate Prez

Real Reasons Boko Haram Insurgency Persists in Borno, By Ameh Ebute, Former Senate Prez

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE RBorno Governor, Babagana Zulum Former Senate President States Why Boko Haram Still Thrives in Borno Third Republic Senate President, Senator Ameh Ebute, has examined why Boko-Haram insurgency still persists in the country, especially in the north eastern state of Borno, blaming it on lack of collaborative efforts among Nigeria’s political class, and not military conspiracy as ... Read More »

No plan to absorb repentant Boko Haram fighters into military – Presidency

No plan to absorb repentant Boko Haram fighters into military – Presidency

The Presidency has denied alleged plan to absorb the 601 de-radicalised former Boko Haram members into the military. Garba shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said this in a statement issued in Abuja today. The presidential aide added that none of them had ever been absorbed into the military and the government had never contemplated ... Read More »

Breaking: The massive explosion in Beirut killed at least 135, injured over 5,000

Breaking: The massive explosion in Beirut killed at least 135, injured over 5,000

Residents of Beirut are surveying the damage Wednesday after a massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital, killing at least 135 people, wounding thousands and causing widespread damage. Videos shared online showed a dark cloud rising from the port, what normally might be expected from an industrial-area fire, followed by an explosion creating a massive white cloud that enveloped the area. ... Read More »

Nigerian Air Force expecting 12 additional aircraft

Nigerian Air Force expecting 12 additional aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it is expecting the delivery of 12 additional aircraft to be deployed in the fight against insurgency in the country. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, made this known on Wednesday while on a one-day operational visit to the 407 Air Combat Training Group (407 ACTG) Kainji, Niger. “We ... Read More »

EFCC Re-arraigns Adoke and Abubakar,  Amends Charges against them

EFCC Re-arraigns Adoke and Abubakar, Amends Charges against them

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Abuja Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, August 4, re-arraigned former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mohamed Bello Adoke and Aliyu Abubakar before Justice I.E. Ekwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on a 14-count amended charge of money laundering to the tune of over ... Read More »

EFCC Secures Final Forfeiture of N827.6m from NDDC Contractors

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the final forfeiture of N827, 679,098.32 (Eight Hundred and Twenty-Seven Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-Nine Thousand, Ninety-Eight Naira, Thirty-Two Kobo) from Flank Power Resources Limited and GMFD Ventures Limited, both of which are  firms  linked to  contractors with the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.  Matthew Edevbie is ... Read More »

APC UK Optimistic of Diezani’s Prosecution by British Government

APC UK Optimistic of Diezani’s Prosecution by British Government

The All Progressives Congress (APC), UK chapter, says it has received favourable response from the British Government to prosecute former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke and other Nigerians suspected of fraud, bribery and corruption offences, living in the United Kingdom. According to a statement signed by Mr Jacob Ogunseye, the APC UK Publicity Secretary, issued on Tuesday in Abuja, the assurance ... Read More »

Oyo to repatriate trafficked indigenes stranded in Lebanon – Makinde

Oyo to repatriate trafficked indigenes stranded in Lebanon – Makinde

Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has declared that the state would ensure the repatriation of all its indigenes found to have been trafficked to Lebanon. The governor said that the state will not stand by and watch its indigenes suffer dehumanisation under any guise. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that ... Read More »

Insecurity Very Disturbing – Buhari

Insecurity Very Disturbing – Buhari

….Thinks security agencies can do better President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the country’s military, police and other security of more resources to enable them deal with the unwanted security situation in some parts of the country. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the president gave the assurance shortly after performing the Eid prayers with his family and aides ... Read More »

NNPC Denies Theft of 48m Barrels of Crude Oil

NNPC Denies Theft of 48m Barrels of Crude Oil

…To sue blackmailers and purveyors of falsehood By Demola Abimboye The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has categorically denied that its officials stole and sold 48 million barrels of crude oil worth about $2.5billion. The allegation was made earlier in the week by some online news papers. In a release signed by Chief Afe Babalola of Afe Babalola & Co, ... Read More »

One killed, 16 injured as explosion rocks Maiduguri

One killed, 16 injured as explosion rocks Maiduguri

The Borno Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, today confirmed the death of one person with 16 others injured following three explosions in Maiduguri metropolis. Aliyu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the explosions occurred in Mairi, Custom and Gwange areas of the metropolis. Aliyu said that the actual cause of the explosions was yet to be ascertained, but ... Read More »

Court Jails Man for False Asset Declaration

Court Jails Man for False Asset Declaration

…As Jang’s Corruption Case Gets November 4 Adjournment Date. BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Gombe zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the conviction of Haruna Adamu, before Justice Fatima Musa of the Gombe State High Court, on one-count charge bordering on non-disclosure of assets and liabilities in the EFCC Assets Declaration form. Haruna was ... Read More »

Serial Fraudster Bags 53 Years for N17.1m Fraud

Serial Fraudster Bags 53 Years for N17.1m Fraud

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced a serial fraudster, Aliyu Zakari to 53 years imprisonment for N17.1million fraud. The convict was prosecuted by the Lagos zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on six-count charges of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing, to which he pleaded ... Read More »

Court Jails Ex-Air Force Chief Over Corruption

Court Jails Ex-Air Force Chief Over Corruption

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mohammadu Mamu. Mamu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Holding Company and Air Officer Commanding, Training Command, was pronounced guilty by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja. This followed the appellate court’s reversal of ... Read More »

BREAKING: Maina, Ex-Pension Boss, Released From Kuje Prison

BREAKING: Maina, Ex-Pension Boss, Released From Kuje Prison

Abdulrasheed Maina, ex-chairman, Pension Reformed Task Team, PRTT, has been released from Kuje Correctional Centre nine months after his detention, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports. Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on October 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common ... Read More »

Alleged N5.2m Fraud: COVID-19 Stalls Trial Of  Benue Deputy Speaker, Clerk

Alleged N5.2m Fraud: COVID-19 Stalls Trial Of Benue Deputy Speaker, Clerk

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice S.O Itodo of the Benue State High Court sitting in Makurdi on Monday, July 27, 2020 adjourned a fraud case involving the deputy speaker of Benue State House of Assembly, Christopher Adaji and the Clerk of the House, Torese Agena to October 14, 2020, owing to a report that Adaji had tested positive to the ... Read More »

Two Pastors Serving 17 Years Jail Term Bag Additional 26 Years for Stealing

Two Pastors Serving 17 Years Jail Term Bag Additional 26 Years for Stealing

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE Justice F. N. Azinge of the Delta State High Court sitting in Otor-Udu has convicted and sentenced the duo of Pastor Glory Okeoghene Aberefa and Reverend Vincent Okpogo to 16 and 10 years imprisonment, respectively. The convicts, alongside their company, Mustard Seed Micro Investment Limited, were prosecuted by the Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and ... Read More »

Repentant Boko Haram members should be forgiven – Prof. Mustapha

Repentant Boko Haram members should be forgiven – Prof. Mustapha

Prof. Mala Mustapha, a Senior Research fellow at the Centre for Democracy and Development, Abuja, has appealed to communities to forgive and accept the former Boko Haram members who had repented. Mala made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, today in Yola. According to him, the ex-insurgents were mostly forced to join the group ... Read More »

N145.8m Fraud: EFCC Presents More Witnesses Against FIRS Official

N145.8m Fraud: EFCC Presents More Witnesses Against FIRS Official

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has presented additional two prosecution witnesses in the trial of Emmanuela Eteta Ita and Surestart School Ltd, before Justice F.O.G. Ogunbanjo of the Federal High Court, Abuja. The EFCC is prosecuting Ita, former Head of Stakeholders Unit of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) and Surestart School Ltd, on ... Read More »

Reps to probe Minister, NEDC boss over alleged ‘disappearance’ of N100bn

Reps to probe Minister, NEDC boss over alleged ‘disappearance’ of N100bn

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouk and the Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC). Mr Mohammed Alkali, over alleged misappropriation of N100 billion. This was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by ... Read More »