Gunmen attack commuters on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Commuters travelling on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, on Tuesday were reportedly attacked by gunmen dressed in military uniforms. The gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers, stormed the road from nearby bush before the Sagamu Interchange, en route Lagos, and started shooting sporadically at commuters in the 18-passenger inter-state bus. According to one of the victims, who craved anonymity: “We (passengers) were lucky to escape the gunmen but many of us have been injured by bullets and our bus badly damaged too.”  Another video shows a man, who survived bullet wounds, recounting his…

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50 Cent plans to produce series on Hushpuppi

American rapper and producer popularly known as 50 Cent, Curtis James Jackson III, has announced plans to release a movie series based on notorious Nigerian internet fraudster, Ramon Abass. Best known as Hushpuppi, Abass was arrested in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates in June 2020, for defrauding over 1.9 million people, majority of whom were Americans. He was afterwards extradited to the United States for trial on July 3, the same year. A United States District Court sitting at the Central District of California on Monday sentenced Hushpuppi to 11…

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Policeman, LASTMA official hospitalised after confronting military drivers

Two bus drivers who were dressed in military camouflage along the Eko Bridge yesterday reportedly assaulted a police inspector, Ben Thompson, and an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Caleb Akerele. The drivers were reportedly conveying passengers on a one-way route from Costain to Ijora Olopa in commercial buses, when they were accosted by the traffic officers. The officers reportedly ordered them to turn back, which started an argument. The drivers were said to have pounced on the officers and beaten them up. The LASTMA spokesperson, Taofeek Adebayo,…

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How US Embassy’s Letter Cleared Tinubu Of Conviction Over Drug Cases In America

Following the latest media reports indicating that the standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was convicted of drug related cases in the United States of America, a letter issued by the embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria stating the contrary has resurfaced. The letter, which passed through the Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State, was addressed to the then Inspector General of the Nigerian Police, the late Mr. Tafa…

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