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Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye

Lagos lawyer, four others charged with murder, armed robbery

A disbarred Lagos Lawyer, Ephraim Emeka Ugwuonye, has been charged before a High Court in Abuja, alongside four others over their alleged involvement in the alleged killing of Abuja business woman, Charity Aiyedogbon.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema associates charged over extortion bid

Two associates of scandal-dogged Real Madrid star Karim Benzema were charged by French police on Thursday over suspected extortion, sources close to the case told AFP.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Operation Velvet: Lagos Assembly seeks more time for implementation

The Lagos State House of Assembly has called for more time before the implementation of “Operation Velvet” in the state.

EFCC arrests Peace Corps commandant for alleged employment scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Gombe State has arrested Ambore Enoch, the Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps in the state, for alleged employment scam and extortion.

Police deny allegation of N500,000 extortion from suspect

Operatives of Police in Zone 2 command have denied the allegation of N500, 000 levelled against some police officers by one businessman, Peter Alex Nwoseh.

Police officers arrested for extortion, illegal detention, others

The police in Kano have arrested 23 of its officials for alleged extortion, illegal road block, illegal detention and other offences.
African Migrants

UN: Rescued migrants must not be sent back to Libya

Migrants and asylum-seekers rescued while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe should not be sent back to Libya, where they risk “serious abuses,” the UN’s human rights agency has warned.
Nigerians In Diaspora Organisation - NIDO

NIDO lament ordeals faced by illegal migrants heading to South Africa

Dr Kingsman Chikelu, the Chairman, Africa chapter of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation has lamented the ordeals faced by illegal migrants travelling by land toward South Africa.
[FILE] An attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects hands of a Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans frontiere - MSF) team member outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018.Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen on May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

UN: Ebola outbreak spreads in DR Congo

Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has spread to eastern ‘no-go’ zone surrounded by rebels, UN agencies have warned.

UN: Federal government paid huge ransom for release of Dapchi schoolgirls

The United Nations has said that the Federal Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

UN: Cash economy fuelling Boko Haram activities

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed.

Official: 15,000 households receive federal government’s N5,000 monthly stipend in Niger

Fifteen thousand eight hundred households receive the Federal Government’s N5,000 monthly grant in Niger, according to Hajia Hadiza Shiru, Head of Conditional Cash Transfer programme in the state.
Donald Trump

Chinese media mocks Donald Trump’s trade war claims as ‘wishful thinking’

Chinese state media kept up their criticism of U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade policies, with a newspaper on Tuesday describing as “wishful thinking” Trump’s belief that a fall in Chinese stocks was a sign of his winning the trade war.

Man docked over alleged extortion

The Police on Monday arraigned one Mizanbilu Salisu in a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged extortion.
Colombia Congress

Ex-FARC rebels sworn into Colombia’s Congress

Colombia's former FARC rebels have taken their seats in Congress as part of a peace deal after more than five decades of war against the government.

Opposition accuses Abia government of exploitation on billboards

Opposition political parties in Abia state have accused the government of deliberately imposing exorbitant fees on installation of political campaign billboards across the seventeen local government areas of the state.

Senate urges anti-corruption agencies to avoid undue publicity

The Senate has urged anti-corruption agencies to avoid undue publicity in their determination to expose and prosecute cases of corruption.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

ASUP warns members against extortion, sexual harassment

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has said that it will not stand by any of its members caught extorting and demanding sex from students for marks.

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Four escape death as fuel tanker hits two tricycles in Yenagoa

Four persons have been critically injured in a ghastly motor accident involving a tanker laden with petrol and two commercial tricycles known as ”Keke NAPEP.”

Police vow to prosecute security personnel using motorcycles in Enugu metropolis

The Police Command in Enugu State says it will prosecute personnel of security agencies using motorcycles otherwise known as `Okada’ in the Enugu metropolis.

Bauchi government, World Bank to construct 1,000 rural access roads

The Bauchi State Government in collaboration with the World Bank is to construct 1,000 rural access roads across the state.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo warns Nigerians to stop discrimination against Igbo

President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr Nnia Nwodo, has cautioned Nigerians against any form of discrimination against Igbo, recalling that Nigeria belongs to all ethnic nationalities living in it.