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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Buhari seeks fresh N2tr loans

Amid concerns over N33tr debt burden, President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to consider and approve an external borrowing plan amounting to about N2.5 trillion to fund projects captured under the 2018-2021 borrowing projections. If approved, the country’s documented national debts will balloon to over N35 trillion.     The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read the letter dated August 24, 2021, during plenary in Abuja, yesterday. Buhari, in the letter, explained that the projects listed in the 2018-2021 Federal Government Borrowing Plan were to be financed through sovereign loans from…

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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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Gunfire rocks schools, towns, cities in Imo as gunmen enforce sit-at-home order

Gunmen, enforcing the sit-at-home order of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, attacked Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume, chasing away students who were sitting for the West African Examinations Council, WAEC. They also set ablaze motorcycles belonging to the teachers and students and ordered everyone, including the students sitting for English Language paper, to go home. It was learnt that the enforcers who were fully armed stormed the premises of the school in the early hours of the day. An eyewitness said they came in a motorcycle motorcade as well as…

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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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Police arrest five over Commercial sex worker’s murder

Five suspected ritual killers have been arrested by policemen attached to the Kwara State Police Command in connection with the alleged murder of a commercial sex worker in Patigi in the Patigi Local Government Area of the state. The suspects–Peter Tsado, Mohammed Gbara aka Madi,  Abubakar Mohammed aka Mallam Baba Pati, Mohammed Ahmadu Nma and Bala Karin – were arrested in Patigi as well as Bida and Minna in Niger State. Three other suspects were said to be at large. The police said the five suspects allegedly participated in the…

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Nigeria records 727 fresh COVID-19 cases –NCDC

559 fresh cases of COVID-19 has been reported with five deaths in Nigeria on Thursday. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known in its infections update published on its Facebook page on Friday. The additional 727 COVID-19 infections, on Thursday, indicated an increase over the 559 cases reported on Wednesday and was attributed to the third wave surge caused by the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country. The NCDC noted that Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases had jumped to 197, 773 on Thursday. To…

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Man beats father to death in Kogi

Muhammed Yusuf, a suspected drug addict, has allegedly beaten his father to death in Lokoja, Kogi State. It was learnt that the incident happened at their house at the back of St. Mary Primary School, Lokoja, on Wednesday. The deceased, Alhaji Ibrahim Yusuf, was said to be in his late 70’s. It was gathered that the suspect, a secondary school certificate holder, had refused to continue his education despite efforts by his father. A witness, who identified herself as Bello Nana, said, “I am their neighbour. The boy has been…

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