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Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua

Isa Funtua: Why Igbos, Alex Ekwueme lost Presidency in 1999, will lose again in...

Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua, the Life Patron of the Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigerian (NPAN), a politician, businessman and a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the Igbos and deceased former Vice President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, lost the presidency in 1999 because the late politician refused to play politics of inclusiveness, saying the Igbos are doing the same thing today.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: Democratic process slowing down fight against corruption — video

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the democratic process is slowing down his administration’s fight against corruption.
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 two prisons controllers over $1 million scam by jailed internet fraudster

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested two prison officials for giving exaggerated medical reports that warranted jailed internet fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.

Communities accuse oil companies of denying Delta oil royalties

Concerned Itsekiri Orere Coastal Communities of Warri North and Warri South-West of Delta State, have raised the alarm over alleged denial of the State of revenue accruable to it by operators of OML 108, Ukpokiti oil field, Express Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and its Technical Partner, Conoco Phillip Energy.

Court remands two men in prison for ‘armed robbery’

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday remanded two men in the Kirikiri Prison for allegedly robbing a man of his tricycle at cutlass point.

Court remands a man for defiling neighbour’s daughter

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday remanded a 42-year-old man, Bola Isiaka, in Kirikiri prison for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s daughter.
A suspected robber arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that he broke into a Night Club in Igbobi area of Lagos State to raise money for a member of his gang in order to perfect his bail condition from Kirikiri prison.

RRS arrests night club robber, two others

A suspected robber arrested by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command has disclosed that he broke into a Night Club in Igbobi area of Lagos State to raise money for a member of his gang in order to perfect his bail condition from Kirikiri prison.

We have stolen, sold more than 55 items – ex-convict

The Lagos State taskforce at the weekend arrested 11 suspected members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) for allegedly causing mayhem at the Yaya Abatan area of Ogba.

Commercial motorcyclist remanded over alleged theft of motorbike

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 49-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Taiwo Ojo, for allegedly obtaining N225,000 from a man on the pretext of purchasing a motorcycle for him.

65-year old man remanded for allegedly raping 14-year old girl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Wednesday remanded a 65-year-old security guard, Alilu Abubakar, in Kirikiri prison for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.
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Father remanded for allegedly defiling two daughters

A father, Chukwuma Eze, accused of defiling his teenage daughters, has been remanded at the Kirikiri Prison in Lagos on the orders of an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.

Woman charged with hacking bank account, stealing N16 million

An Odogbolu, Ogun State-based businesswoman, Wuraola Folashade Oluloye, accused of hacking a First Bank Plc account and stealing a customer’s N16.2million, was on Tuesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Court remands four for defiling, impregnating 15 year-old girl

Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered that four men be remanded in prison after they allegedly raped a 15- year-old girl leading to her conception, pending legal advice. The Magistrate, B.O Osunsanmi, ordered that Stephen...
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Court remands security man for allegedly defiling 11-year old schoolgirl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ordered that a 26-year-old security man, Paul Oko, be remanded in prison for allegedly defiling an 11-year-old pupil of the school under his watch.

Absence of defence counsel stalls gang-rape trial of five UNILAG students

The absence of defence counsel has stalled the trial of five students accused of gang-raping and blackmailing a fellow student, at an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court.

Inspector allegedly assaults, detains sergeant’s pregnant wife

A police woman simply identified as Inspector Justina has been accused of assaulting a Sergeant’s 26-year-old pregnant wife Mrs. Usuman at the MOPOL 20 Barracks in Ikeja, Lagos.
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Security guard remanded for allegedly defiling 12-year-old girl

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 32-year-old security guard, Dennis Nba, in prison for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl pending legal advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Two prophets remanded for allegedly forcing house help to swallow iron cross

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that a prophet and prophetess, who allegedly forced a 16-year-old domestic staff to swallow an iron cross for “spiritual cleansing” be remanded in prisons.

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Zimbabwe tycoon’s offer seeks to end to doctor strike

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