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The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

How we formed robbery, kidnap gang from prison – suspect

Members of a kidnapping and armed robbery gang operating in Ideato and Orlu areas of Imo State have explained how they formed the gang as inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Owerri, the state capital.

Activist faults Allen Onyema’s ‘media prosecution’ over US money laundering indictment

Niger Delta activist and convener of Pan Africa Movement for Peace, Human Rights and Social Justice (PAMPHSJ), Comrade Rex Anighoro, has faulted the media prosecution of Air Peace CEO, Mr. Allen Onyema, over alleged money laundering charges by the United States.
An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Wednesday fixed Jan. 27, 2020 for Olisa Metuh, a former PDP spokesman, charged with criminal destruction of evidence to open his defence.

Court announces date to deliver judgment in murder trial of Maryam Sanda

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama on Monday fixed January 27, 2020, to deliver judgment in the trial of
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Court remands Mompha’s accomplices in prison over ‘$7m internet fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Thursday arraigned the duo of Kayode Phillip and Hamza Koudeih before Justice Muslim S. Hassan of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on a 25-count charge bordering on conspiracy and money laundering.

Surety docked as suspects ‘jumps bail’

A 35-year-old surety, Enoch Perekemikunaham, on Tuesday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State, over alleged escape two defendants.
Maurice Robinson, 25, who is known as Mo, was allegedly part of a global smuggling ring. He was arrested shortly after the bodies of eight females and 31 males were found in a trailer attached to his Scania cab in an industrial park in Grays, Essex, on 23 October.

UK driver admits two charges after bodies found in truck

A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a refrigeration truck pleaded guilty on Monday to conspiring to assist illegal immigration.
The industrial park in Grays, Essex, after the 39 bodies were found. Stefan Rousseau-PA

UK police charge man over Vietnamese migrants disaster

A 23-year-old man has been charged with human trafficking offences in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals whose bodies were found in a refrigeration truck in Britain.

US DOJ’s statement on Allen Onyema’s fraud indictment — full text

“Onyema allegedly leveraged his status as a prominent business leader and airline executive while using falsified documents to commit fraud,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “We will diligently protect the integrity our banking system from being corrupted by criminals, even when they disguise themselves in a cloak of international business.”
Deontay Wilder has predicted Anthony Joshua will suffer a second straight defeat at the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua: Another loss to Andy Ruiz in rematch’ll ruin my legacy

In one of the biggest upsets in the sport’s history, the 30-year-old lost his WBA, IBF & WBO world heavyweight titles when he was dropped and stopped by underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in June.

Man narrates how he killed 72-year-old father

The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded 41 suspected criminals, among whom was a 32-year-old man, Ibrahim Isiaka, who allegedly murdered his father.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
Nigeria Police

Two pastors, five others arrested for ‘incest, defilement’

The Nigeria Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, said it has arrested seven persons including two pastors for alleged incest and defilement, declaring war against perpetrators of the dastardly acts.

Man in court over alleged impersonation, stealing

Ebuka Duru, 24, who allegedly paraded himself as a medical doctor was on Tuesday brought before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Woman arraigned for biting off apprentice’s cheek

The police on Tuesday arraigned a businesswoman, Lovina Chukwuekezi, 34, in a Magistrates’ Court in Ojo, Lagos for allegedly biting off her apprentice’s cheek.

Three arraigned for stealing goats, fish in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi State Police Command, on Wednesday, arraigned three persons, Mbam Oliver, 35; Mbam Igbogu, 40; and Chukwuemeka Nwovu, 22, for allegedly stealing goats and fish.
Police officers in the United Kingdom are continuing to question four suspects over the deaths of 39 people whose bodies were found inside a lorry in Essex.

All 39 victims found dead in Essex truck confirmed as Vietnamese

All 39 bodies found in a refrigerated truck outside London last month have now been identified as citizens of Vietnam, officials said on Thursday.
Omoyele Sowore

Counsel: Omoyele Sowore met bail condition

Counsel to the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, Femi Falana (SAN), has informed the court that his clients has met the bail condition imposed on him and his co-accused, Olawale Bakare, in respect of their trial on charges of treasonable felony.

500 science teachers in Cross River protest alleged sack, unpaid salaries

No fewer than 500 science teachers in Cross River on Tuesday staged a protest to the state governor’s office to demand reinstatement into service and payment of their September and October salaries.

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PDP urges Bode George to work with Lagos exco

The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Chief Bode George and other disgruntled chieftains of the party in Lagos state to put aside their personal and parochial differences and work with the executive committee in the state chapter.
An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Nigerian player sacked by Slovenian club for impregnating president’s daughter

An unnamed Nigerian player has been sacked by his Slovenian club side after he admitted to impregnating the Club President’s daughter.

Air traffic engineers call for training on cyber security

Air traffic engineers in the country have called on aviation authorities to invest more in building capacity of members in the area of cyber security in order to forestall cyber-attacks on the Communication Navigation and Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) domain.
Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education

Adeniran Ogunsanya college to be upgraded to university – Lagos governor

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.

Air Peace to commence flight operation to Ibadan

Onyeama explained that the recent Corporate Award of Excellence to the airline by University of Ibadan was in recognition of its unparalleled excellence in the delivery of safe and comfortable flights.