Miyetti Allah leader killed by bandits in Kaduna

Bandits reportedly invaded the residence of the leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) in Lere community in Kaduna State, shooting him dead for failing to provide a N20 million ransom they demanded. The bandits who stormed the MACBAN chairman’s home in Lere local council at about 12:40am, yesterday, led the Fulani leader to a location before killing him. The Kaduna State chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Haruna Usman Tugga, announced the development in a statement. He said: “With deep sorrow and total submission to the Almighty Allah, we regret…

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22-year-old housewife arrested for poisoning stepchildren in Yobe

Khadija Yakubu, a 22-year-old woman, has been arrested by the Yobe State Police Command for allegedly poisoning and killing three of her stepchildren in Malaria Huta community, Potiskum Local Government Area of the state. The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, ASP Dungus Abdulkareem, in a statement on Friday said the suspect poisoned the tea drank by four children of her husband’s first wife. The victims were identified as Umar Haruna, 12; Maryam Haruna, 11; Ahmed Haruna, nine and seven-year-old Zainab Haruna. Abdulkareem, “Findings indicated that the children have…

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Fake military officer arrested with AK-47 in Nasarawa

One Timothy Emmanuel, an alleged fake military officer who has been oppressing residents of Karu and Lafia local government areas in Nasarawa state, has been arrested by the Police Command of the state. Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, stated this on Friday in Lafia while parading the suspect and 60 other suspected criminals arrested for various crimes. He explained that the suspect, who is an indigene of Plateau State that had been on the watch list of the Police, was arrested along B.A.D Road in Lafia while he was…

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Yahoo boy arrested after failed attempt to use his mother for rituals

A woman, Mrs. Oke Ere-Eganoma has every reason to thank her creator as she narrowly escaped being killed by her own son, Emma Ere-Eganoma, who allegedly wanted to use her for ritual purpose. The incident happened in in Okuokoko community, Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State on Tuesday. It was gathered that, the suspect reportedly invited his mother, who sells foodstuff in Okuokoko Market, to his apartment on Caroline Street, within the neighbourhood for a surprise gift. On arrival at her son’s abode, the unsuspecting mother met him merry…

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Final decision on Abba Kyari’s extradition’ll be taken by the President —Police Minister

Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, police Affairs Minister, said on Tuesday night that the final decision on request for extradition of suspended head of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, would be taken only by President Muhammadu Buhari. It would be recalled that Kyari was suspended from office to answer allegations of complicity in the $1.1million bribe fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, who was arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and extradited to the US for trial. Speaking on Channels Television Programme ‘ Politics Today’, Dingyadi said the federal…

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Six Nigerians, others tagged as Boko Haram, terrorism financiers by UAE

38 individuals and 15 entities have been named by the UAE cabinet, on Monday, as backers of the Boko Haram sect and other terrorist cause. Nigerians on the UAE’s terrorism list include Abdurrahaman Ado Musa, Salihu Yusuf Adamu, Bashir Ali Yusuf, Muhammed Ibrahim Isa, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan and Surajo Abubakar Muhammad. The six persons have been previously tried and sentenced in the Western Asia country. A South West political group, Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum (YRLP),called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the development and prosecute those found culpable. In a…

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Two final year students jailed for cybercrime in Kwara

Two final-year students of two tertiary institutions in Ilorin have been sentenced to various jail terms by the Kwara State High Court for offences bordering on cybercrime. The convicts are Oyewale Adetunji and Ibrahim Adebayo, students of the Kwara State University, Malete, and Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, respectively. Also convicted alongside Adetunji and Adebayo was one Saheed Sikirullahi, who claimed to be a former student of the Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission prosecuted the three convicts on separate charges. The…

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Ex-soldier arrested with N7.5m worth of cannabis

A drug syndicate has been busted by troops of Operation Safe Haven, recovering 248 blocks of substance suspected to be cannabis worth about N7.5 m. The substance was said to be concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Lagos, KJA 150 EG. According to a statement on Tuesday by Military Information Officer, Major Ishaku Takwa, the suspects include a retired army personnel. The statement was titled, ‘Troops bursts drug syndicates, recovers illicit drugs’. It partly read, “The suspects Ex-Corporal Essien Friday, a 60-year-old retired Army personnel and 50-year-old…

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FG alerts INTERPOL as 240 escape in Kogi jailbreak

Gunmen reportedly attacked Kabba Prisons in Kogi State late Sunday night, killing a soldier and policeman manning security at the facility. The Federal Government yesterday enlisted the help of the International Police Organisation, INTERPOL in tracking the fleeing inmates. The gunmen also set free no fewer than 240 prisoners from the prisons in the attack in which two prisons’ personnel were also declared missing. Government’s appeal to INTERPOL was to assist in tracking and arresting prisoners set free, should they flee beyond Nigerian shores. The gunmen were said to have…

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Woman, son arrested by NSCDC for incest in Kwara

An immigrant from Benin Republic, Adamu Sime, has been arrested by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Kwara State, for allegedly having carnal knowledge of his biological mother. The mother, who was also arrested, had reportedly had three children for her son. The Public Relations Officer of the NSCDC, Kwara State Command, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the incident in a statement on Saturday in llorin. He said, “On Thursday, September 9, 2021, one Mallam Bandede, the district head of Mose community in Kaima, reported the incestuous act…

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