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Iran makes first arrests over Ukranian plane downing

Iran on Tuesday announced its first arrests over the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner in Tehran last week, after the third night of angry protests over the disaster.

Three arrested for foiled attack on Britain army camp

Kenyan security forces are holding three terror suspects, who were arrested for trying to attack a British military camp in the country, an official said on Monday.

Lady regains freedom after five days in kidnappers’ custody

A yet-to-be-identified lady who was kidnapped along the Umuocham road, Abayi, in Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia State, has regained her freedom after 5 days in the kidnappers’ captivity.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS: Dadiyata not in our custody

According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya, the Service has no reasons to deny its arrest and detention of suspects if it carried out operations during which such persons were arrested.

Two female students ‘gang-raped by colleagues’ in Ekiti polytechnic

Officials of the Ekiti State police command at the weekend arrested a student of the Crown Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti, for allegedly gang-raping his colleagues (names withheld)
Saudi Deputy Public Prosecutor and spokesman Shalaan al-Shalaan delivers a speech in Riyadh (Reuters)

Saudi sentences five to death, three to jail over Jamal Khashoggi killing

Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms, totalling 24 years, over the killing of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul in October last year.
Lawyers, social critics, Aba residents and civil society groups on Thursday lauded the 12-year prison sentence handed down to ex-Governor Orji Kalu of Abia by a Federal High Court in Lagos.

After Orji Kalu, Joshua Dariye, is President Buhari’s corruption war still against opposition?

On June 12, 2018, Joshua Dariye, former Plateau state governor and senator, huddled in the dock awaiting the verdict of fate for pilfering N1.6 billion public funds at a high court of the federal capital territory (FCT).
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.

EFCC arrests ‘fraud kingpin’, 26 others in Lagos

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a suspected fraud kingpin and 26 other suspects in a hotel in Lagos.
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.

EFCC arraigns ‘Ibrahim Magu’ in Port Harcourt

The Port Harcourt’s Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned a fake ‘IBRAHIM MAGU’ who has been using the name of the EFCC boss to harass and blackmail senior officiials of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for bribes to ‘kill’ spurious corruption investigations.
A 23-year-old lady, Halima Juma, was arrested with 23 ATM cards allegedly tucked inside her private parts.

23-year-old lady caught with 23 ATM cards hidden in private parts

A 23-year-old lady, Halima Juma, was arrested with 23 ATM cards allegedly tucked inside her private parts.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the arrest of Ismaila Mustapha better known as Mompha and Hamza Koudeih, his associate, is a landmark achievement.

Internet celebrity Mompha sues EFCC, demands N5 million

Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, alleging unlawful detention and a violation of his rights.

Kogi post-election violence: Thugs burn party women leader alive

Kogi State is witnessing a rein of fear and anarchy at the moment. Sporadic gunshots could be heard ringing out from major towns in the state, forcing peace-loving citizens to continue to live in fear and angiush. There is terror in land, walking on all fours.
The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has renamed its Postgraduate Hall after Senator Joseph Waku, the late Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, who died on February 3, 2019.

FUTA suspends students for beating female schoolmate

The Federal University of Technology, Akure, FUTA, has suspended students involved in the bullying of their female schoolmate in one of the off campus hostels on Saturday, Adegbenro Adebanjo, Deputy Director, Corporate Communications of the institution said on Sunday.

At least 13 students killed in Kogi university cult clashes

Residents of Anyigba, a university town in Kogi State now live in fear. Of late, cultism and political violence have combined to take peace away from the commuunity.

Driver lynched over attempted ritual in Anambra

A 23-year old man, simply identified as Samuel, has been lynched by angry mob for allegedly attempting to use a 4-year old girl for ritual in Awka, Anambra state.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopian premier defends response to ethnic clashes

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday pushed back against portrayals of his government as weak and timid in the face of recent unrest that left more than 80 people dead.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

Ibrahim Magu: EFCC to extend investigation to doctors issuing fake medical reports

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has disclosed that the EFCC will extend its dragnet to net medical doctors who issue fake medical reports to people facing prosecution for alleged economic crimes in the country.
India’s Delhi Police have arrested a Nigerian over serial cases of cheating which involved luring and stinging victims on Facebook.

Nigerian national arrested in Indian capital for retailing heroin

A Nigerian, Chibuzor Peter Ofonedu, has been arrested in the Indian capital of Delhi for allegedly supplying drugs, mounted on a scooter, police said on Saturday.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.