Police to recruit part-time special constables over insufficient manpower

Due to insufficient manpower in Nigeria’s police force, the Force has concluded plans to engage thousands of Special Constables to work with conventional policemen in communities. The recruitment of the special officers, which would be announced any moment from now, has received presidential backing and it is expected to start in Kaduna and other northern states where the traditional emirate and district structures support the system. It was further learnt that the police had presented the idea to the state governors who were said to have bought into the scheme.…

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Naira Marley, Zlatan, others arrested for fraud, money laundering by EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two fast-rising artistes, Afeez Fashola (aka Naira Marley) and Temidayo Omoniyi (aka Zlatan), on Friday, in connection with alleged cases of Internet fraud and money laundering. The EFCC acting Head, Media and Publicity, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said intelligence report had also linked them to cybercrime offences. Orilade added that the artistes were arrested alongside three other suspects, Tiamiu Abdulrahman, Adewunmi Adeyanju and Musa Abubakar, following an early morning raid at 9, Gbangbola Street, Ikate, Lekki, Lagos. “At the point of…

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Foreign powers sponsoring terrorism –Nigerian Army

In a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sagir Musa, some unnamed foreign powers, are said to be working in concert with their local collaborators to complicate Nigeria’s security challenges by sponsoring terrorism and banditry. According to the army, not only are these elements working assiduously to derail the ongoing counter-insurgency efforts, as well as the West African sub-region, they were also hard at work to scuttle the country’s democracy as well as the May 29 handover date. Col. Musa said the “mischief markers were determined…

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China Says US Trade Talks Have Not Broken Down

China’s top trade negotiator said on Friday in Washington that trade talks with the US would continue in Beijing following two days of negotiations and a US tariff hike. Speaking to reporters in Washington on Friday, Vice Premier Liu He for the first time gave details on where the negotiations stood following two days of talks with US counterparts, with tariffs and how much China should import from America among the disagreements. “Negotiations have not broken down, but rather, on the contrary, this is only a normal twist in the…

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Six Nigerians, five others jailed for £10m internet fraud in UK

For their parts in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom and abroad, a gang of 11 fraudsters have been jailed for a total of more than 43 years. Six of the convicts are Nigerians, comprising three brothers, two women who are wives to two of the brothers, and the sixth person who is their associate. As reported by the Metropolitan Police via their website, the criminals were convicted between 26 and 28 March for their roles in a large-scale “diversion fraud” scam using hacking…

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Man jailed for beating wife to death over sex

Godspower Johnson, a 31-year-old man, has been remanded in prison custody by a chief magistrates’ court in Ebute Meta, Lagos State on Friday for allegedly beating his wife to death during a fight over sex. The presiding Chief Magistrate O. O. Olatunji, ordered that Godspower should be kept at the Ikoyi Prison, for the next 30 days pending when the case file would be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for advice. During the arraignment, the prosecutor, Inspector Oladele Adebayo, told the court that the defendant committed the…

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Hazard Stars as Chelsea Season Awards

Eden Hazard has won a hat-trick of accolades at Chelsea’s awards ceremony, claiming the prize for Chelsea Player of the Year, Players’ Player of the Year and Goal of the Season, making Blues history in the process. He has also won the main prize – Chelsea Player of the Year – for the fourth year running, breaking another club record. No Blues player has recorded more goals or assists than the Belgian, who has scored 19 times and assisted 16 more in 50 appearances across all competitions. He also has…

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