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Kidnap kingpin Evans prayed for God’s forgiveness – Police tell court

A Lagos High Court at Igbosere yesterday heard that suspected billionaire kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans, prayed for God’s forgiveness after his arrest last year in his Magodo, Lagos mansion.
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Police arrest businessman who allegedly bolted during stop-and-search operation

The police in Lagos on Monday said they have arrested an auto spare parts dealer who took to his heels after the officers flagged down his car for a routine stop-and-search operation in Mushin.

Motorist arrested for beating woman to pulp for scratching car

A motorist, John Nwakwo, has been arrested by the police for allegedly beating up a woman, Olufunmilayo Oyelade, to a pulp.

Governor Fayose gets N75 million Lexus SUV, N43 million as severance package with deputy

A memo for the purchase of the vehicle was reported to have emanated from the Political and Economic Department of the Governor’s Office through the Office of the Secretary to the State Government.
Saudi women allowed to drive | AP | Hasan Jamali

Saudi Arabia lifts ban on women driving

Women throughout Saudi Arabia waited for the stroke of midnight, turned the keys in the ignition, fired up their engines — and hit the road to a bright new future.

Customs impounds 48 smuggled vehicles in Sokoto

The Nigeria Customs Service Thursday night in Sokoto raided a warehouse and impounded 48 vehicles said to be illegally imported into the country.

Police arrest four robbery suspects, recovers stolen vehicle in Rivers

The Police Command in Zamfara has arrested four suspected armed robbers and recovered a Lexus Jeep believed to have being snatched in Rivers.

Nigeria Customs seizes 31 exotic vehicles, 14 trailers of rice in Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizure of 31 exotic vehicles.

Police arrest notorious highway robbers in Ogun

Four members of a highway robbery gang at Odogbolu junction along Sagamu–Ijebu-Ode Epressway have been arrested by the Ogun State Police command.

Vietnam oil exec ‘kidnapped’ from Germany to face trial

A former Vietnamese official allegedly kidnapped from Germany will go on trial in Hanoi in January on corruption charges, officials said Wednesday, a high-profile case that could see the ex-oil executive put to death.

We prefer ransom in dollars because it’s less bulky – kidnapper

A kidnap suspect has said his gang members prefer to collect ransom in American dollars because it is less bulky to move huge sums around in Dollars.

Rivers govt rejects Police’s report on Governor Wike’s convoy attack

The Rivers State Government has rejected the Nigeria Police report on the convoy attack of Governor Nyesom Wike, allegedly by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

I have vandalised over 57 cars in Lagos – Suspect

An oil bunkerer turned car vandal arrested on early Friday morning by the operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos Police Command has confessed to participating in the vandalisation of over 57 cars in Lagos.

Nigeria Customs seize imported fake drugs, others worth N356 million

Three container loads of fake Acicep, Lemdafil, and Ciprogyl drugs have been intercepted by officers of the Nigeria Customs Federal Operation Unit in Lagos.

Customs impounds 13 bullet proof cars, 5 others in Abuja

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has seized 18 smuggled exotic cars from an Abuja-based car dealer., 13 of which are bullet-proof.

PDP insists Edo ex-Speaker must face trial

The People’s Democratic Party has insisted that a former Speaker of the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Elisabeth Ativie, must be made to face trial if it was discovered that she contravened Section 10 of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Related Matters Commission (ICPC) Act.

Oshiomhole denies giving cars to ex-deputy speaker

A former Edo State Governor, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, has denied giving the official vehicles attached to the Speaker of the state House of Assembly to the impeached Deputy Speaker, Mrs. Elizabeth Ativie, for her personal use.

Police nab two ex-naval officers, one other for car theft

Two ex-naval officers and a civilian have been arrested by men of the Abia State Police Command for their involvement in the stealing of a Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle.

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PSI: 177 health workers killed by Boko Haram in Yobe, Borno

Public Service International (PSI), an NGO, says no fewer than 177 health workers have been killed in Yobe and Borno States respectively by Boko Haram insurgents.
Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti, says he has no rift with President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

2019: Kayode Fayemi urges South West to vote massively for Muhammadu Buhari

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has told the people of South-west to vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential race to reciprocate the concentration of juicy political positions allotted to the zone under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Residents commend ministry’s plan to establish science museum in Abuja

Residents of Abuja on Wednesday commended the Ministry of Science and Technology over its plan to establish National Science and Technology Museum in the city.

Itse Sagay: Only corrupt foreign investors fled Nigeria when Muhammadu Buhari took over

Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Commitee Against Corruption (PACAC), on Wednesday said that the claim by former president Goodluck Jonathan that foreign investors have fled the country since President Muhammadu Buhari took over is false.

Sullivan Chime: Muhammadu Buhari has done much for Ndigbo

Former Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State has urged Igbos to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in their own interest.