Thursday, 5 September 2019

NDLEA cracks down on Imo, arrests 33 suspects, seizes 35.846kg exhibits

The agency’s commander in Imo, Mr Nse Jack, who revealed this in Owerri on Wednesday, listed the seized substances to include; 35.226 kg of cannabis, 0.030 kg of cocaine, 1.33 kg of psycho-tropics and 0.02 kg of amphetamine.
He added that the agency also counseled 51 persons and conducted 17 public enlightenment programmes and lectures during the period.
“We recorded successes in the months of June, July and August. We arrested 33 suspects comprising 28 males and five females and seized a total 35.846 kg of exhibits.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

DStv Delicious "in discussions" with Tiwa Savage's management after Singer pulls out of show following the South African Xenophobic events

DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival released a statement on Wednesday, ensuring fans that the festival "is a safe and inclusive place for all" and does not "tolerate any form of discrimination".

This comes after Nigerian singer Tiwa Savage stated in a tweet that she would be withdrawing from the show following ongoing xenophobic violence in Gauteng.

"DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival is aware of Tiwa Savage's tweet, and is in discussions with her management," the statement reads.

Why we withdrew Policemen from Imo Recovery Committee - Imo CP

The Imo State Police Command has defended its decision to withdraw its personnel attached to the Imo State Committee for Recovery of Government Property led by Jasper Ndubuaku.

The Command, in a release, by the Police Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, stated that it became imperative to pull out Policemen earlier attached to the Committee, after it discovered that it was constantly harassing and intimidating victims at their homes in unholy hours in the guise of searching for government properties.

Chairman of the Committee, Ndubuaku, who was assaulted by youths were trying to break into the private residence of the immediate governor with members of the Committee, had accused the State Commissioner of Police of frustrating the activities of the Committee by refusing to give them Police cover.

But the statement swiftly issued by the Command, reads: “The attention of the Imo State Police Command has been drawn to the press briefing by the Chairman of the State Recovery Committee Hon. Jasper Ndubuaku, in which he claimed that he applied for Police protection to carry out their duties which he claimed that the Commissioner of Police refused to give.

“The Command wishes to state in clear terms that upon the set-up of the committee and their assumption of operations, armed police personnel were attached to them for the protection of the committee members. However, the Police personnel were withdrawn based on the following reasons; complaints on hostile and aggressive approach of the committee using armed policemen attached to the Committee.

Okorocha seeks court order restraining the Imo State government and its agents from arresting him

According to reports on the Guardian,
Former Governor of Imo State Rochas Okorocha, has approached a Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking an order of perpetual injunction, restraining the Imo State government and its agents from arresting, detaining, harassing or acting in any manner that infringes on his rights.
In a suit filed by his counsel, Alaezi Nmezi, Okorocha, who now represents Imo West Senatorial District, asked the court to declare the order for his arrest and detention by the state government as unconstitutional, illegal, unlawful and violation of his rights.

Listing the Imo State Government, Attorney General of the state, Secretary to State Government (SSG) and the Chairman, Imo State Property Recover Committee as first, second, third and fourth respondents, Okorocha prayed the court to enforce his fundamental rights under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human & People’s Rights Act.

“I have done nothing,” Siasia appeals to FIFA, CAS

Former Super Eagles’ Chief Coach Samson Siasia on Wednesday in Abuja said he has appealed against the life ban slammed on him by world football governing body FIFA.

Siasia told newsmen that his lawyers filed the appeal to FIFA on Aug. 27, while another appeal was filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) on Aug. 29.

He denied any involvement in any illegal act, such as match-fixing, saying he was well aware they are contrary to the ethics of the football sport.

“I wish to state that I have never been and would never be a party to any form of unethical conduct or perversion in the discharge of my duties in any capacity.

“I built my career in the football industry on the foundation of hard work, integrity, consistency and God.

“In all my career, I have done nothing but serve my country and clubs to the best of my personal and professional ability, with all my strength and might, with discipline, pride and passion and an awareness that it is a privilege to be an ambassador of our great nation.

“It is my greatest hope and belief that my country also stands by and with me at a time like this,” the former Super Eagles forward said.

The former player of French side Nantes and KSC Lokeren in Belgium said the entire proceedings and decision were only brought to his notice on Aug. 16.

“That was when the news broke in the public domain and friends and family started to call. I was totally unaware of the proceedings until I heard about FIFA’s decision.

SEE VIDEOS AND PHOTOS FROM DIFFERENT SA CITIES of South Africans looting foreigners' shops and premises

SEE VIDEOS AND PHOTOS FROM DIFFERENT SA CITIES of South Africans looting and destroying foreigners' shops and premises

"they could have been defending themselves from the looting" Witness tells Press as Police arrests 3 Somalis for shooting at a crowd

As gunshots sent residents running indoors, looters ploughed through Thokoza’s backyards grasping boxes of stolen goods and fleeing from officers who were trying desperately to get some sort of control on the chaos.

“I am in distress. My grandchild [nine years old] is traumatised. We cannot even sleep at night because we don’t know if our house might just break out in flames,” 50-year-old MmaThato Selaila, who has been a resident of Thokoza for more than 10 years, told City Press.

The tension was felt throughout the streets of the East Rand as law enforcement officers tried to bring to justice the perpetrators of the looting and violence that spread like wildfire throughout Gauteng, reaching Ekurhuleni on Wednesday afternoon.

“As much as people are blaming foreigners, if they want foreigners to go back to their countries, allow them to leave in peace. How is this violence helping? In the end, we as South Africans will be left with the burden of the aftermath,” said Selaila.

“The government must fix this and stop putting the lives of its citizens in danger. There has to be a way of regulating foreigners and their stay in the country.”

As we speak to Selaila, a group of four men run through her yard carrying goods, including a crate of one-litre cooldrinks and bags of rice and other cooking ingredients.

South African Police open fire at group of people looting a shop in Turffontein (WATCH VIDEO)

According to reports and footage from Team News24; South Africa's premier online news resource, South African police have stepped up in their role to protecting the properties and businesses of foreigners.

Obiano swears in new Chief Judge

GOVERNOR Willie Obiano of Anambra State has sworn in Justice Onochie Anyachebelu as the state’s new Chief Judge, replacing Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, who retired on Tuesday.
Performing the ceremony at the executive chambers of Government House, Awka, Obiano charged the new Chief Judge to be dutiful and impartial in the discharge of his duties, urging him to pay particular attention to court processes and ensure prompt dispensation of justice to reduce the menace of awaiting trial syndrome in the prisons.

MTN Nigeria closes shops nationwide

South Africa owned telecommunications giant, MTN has announced the closure of all its shops in Nigeria. This may not be unconnected with the threat by some Nigerians to reciprocate the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. There had been series of attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.

An action which the minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama says the South African government was not doing enough to quell.

FG encourages Nigerian citizens in South Africa to return on free travel as Air Peace Volunteers

The Nigerian government has advised its citizens to “inform their relatives in South Africa to take advantage” of a free return trip to Nigeria.

This is because Air Peace, a Nigerian airline, volunteered to send an aircraft to South Africa to bring back Nigerians willing to return.

This was announced by Ferdinand Nwonye, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement on Thursday.

Many Nigerians in South Africa have suffered from the latest xenophobic attacks with many businesses destroyed and looted.

Although at least five people have been killed in the attacks targeting foreigners of African descent, the Nigerian government has said no Nigerians were killed.

The minister of foreign affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, said on Wednesday that Nigeria would not ‘cave in’ on its two demands from South Africa, which are compensation for Nigerians whose properties were destroyed and provision of adequate security for Nigerians in South Africa.

The foreign affairs ministry’s statement on Wednesday suggested the government was encouraging Nigerians in South Africa to return.

EFCC nabs Enugu-based Ponzi Schemer; MD of Millionaire African Leaders Club (PHOTO)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu zonal office is currently interrogating Princess Benny Chidinma, Managing Director of a suspected Ponzi Scheme, “Millionaire African Leaders Club, on allegations of providing financial services without statutory license.

Chidinma’s arrest comes two days after her Enugu branch Coordinator, Nwonu Priscilla Chika was apprehended by operatives of the Commission following a raid on the premises of the club at No 79 Nike Road, Abakpa Nike, Enugu, Enugu State. Three promoters and newly recruited staff of the organisation were arrested in the operation.

Rochas Okorocha, wife, others to forfeit asset to Nigerian government – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has obtained orders for the interim forfeiture of assets traced to a former Imo governor, Rochas Okorocha, and his wife.

The Head, Enugu Zonal Office of the commission, Usman Imam, said this Wednesday in Enugu while briefing journalists on the activities of the commission in the last eight months.

Mr Imam said the commission also obtained similar order on a property traced to a former aide to Mr Okorocha, Paschal Obi, and the former governor’s daughter.

He said the commission had established prima facie cases against the suspects which they would answer to.

Mr Imam said the commission would like to know how the Rochas Foundation and other accomplices acquired and or converted some of the property for personal use.

He listed some of the property to include a 16-block cum 96 flats and an eight-bungalow multimillion naira estate, hotel, two schools, shopping plaza, supermarket, hospital, and four vehicles.

NSCDC inaugurates agro-rangers unit in Ebonyi to combat Farmers/Herdsmen clashes

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday inaugurated its Agro-Rangers unit to check farmers and herders clashes in the state.

The State Commandant of the Corps, Lucy Samu, said during the occasion that the inauguration presented an opportunity for the nation to be hopeful security-wise and embrace peace.

Ms Samu said the agro-rangers had received one of the most rigorous trainings from the Nigerian military and were ready for action.

“They have been specially trained to provide security to agro-allied facilities, agro allied-based industries, investments and ranches nationwide.

“This is aimed at bringing to a halt the incessant incidences of herders and farmers clashes, which usually lead to senseless killings and wanton destruction of property.

“All who are into agricultural production are allowed to apply for security from the NSCDC,” she said.

Lekki Internet Fraudster lands in EFCC's Net, makes a trendy pose for mugshot (PHOTO)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, has arrested one Darlington John Irmahia, for alleged internet fraud. Darlington, 26, a graduate of Fine and Applied Art , was arrested on Thursday, August 8, 2019 , at a restaurant in Lekki ,Lagos.

EFCC Arrests 6 Suspected Facebook Account Hackers in Uyo (PHOTOS)

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Eonomic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday September 2, 2019, arrested six suspected internet fraudsters, who specialized in hacking into Facebook accounts of unsuspecting victims and defraud persons in the compromised accounts’ contact list.
They were arrested in a two-bedroom apartment, located on No. 54 Church Road, Off Calabar Itu Expressway, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, following intelligence report on their nefarious activities.
The all-male suspects are: Lawrence Nnamdi-Mba Ebesike; Prince E. Udeh; Chijioke Victor; Promise Odimba; Ugbor Ifeanyi and Prince Anthony, all within 22 and 29 years age bracket.

"Very soon you will see us closing up car dealerships and raiding hotels"- EFCC on Collaboration with FBI 's ‘Operation Re-wire’

The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it arrested at least 113 internet fraud suspects in eight months through its ‘Operation Re-wire’.

Muktar Bello, Head of Operations, EFCC in the zone, said this on Monday during a news conference in Benin.

Mr Bello said the arrests took place between January and August in its area of jurisdiction, including Edo, Delta, and Ondo states.

According to him, the arrests were made possible because of the anti-graft commission’s new strategic plans to tackle the menace of cybercrimes in the zone.

He said the commission secured 53 convictions during the period under review, while other cases were still pending in different courts.

He said that several exotic cars, laptops, mobile phones, flash drives, internet modems and charms were recovered from the suspects.

Mr Bello said the commission, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), would soon bust cybercrime kingpins and personalities in the zone, using the new operation wire.

He gave assurance that the operation would ensure that businesses and properties established and connected to suspected cybercriminals would be confiscated.

Attacks on Nigerians in South Africa premeditated, not sporadic – Presidency


President Muhammadu Buhari has dismissed claims by the South African government that the recent attacks targeting Nigerians in the country were ‘sporadic attacks’.
A spokesperson to Mr Buhari also said the South African government must guarantee the protection of every Nigerian living in their country.

The special adviser on media and publicity to the president, Femi Adesina, said this on Tuesday evening while appearing on Channels TV Politics Today.
President Buhari had earlier indicated that ‘stronger measures’ would be taken by his administration if the South African government failed to halt the renewed attacks on Nigerians in the past few days.
Retaliatory attacks took place in some Nigerian cities on Tuesday including Lagos, Akwa Ibom and Oyo states.
‘Attacks not sporadic’

VIDEO: Phyno - Deal With It | @phynofino

Penthauze Music shares the official music video for Phyno’s track titled “Deal With It”.



Stop attacking South African businesses, Nigerian govt urges citizens

The Nigerian government has appealed to its citizens to stop attacking South African businesses in the West African country.

Some South African businesses, including retail store, Shoprite; clothing store, PEP; and telecoms firm, MTN, were attacked in various parts of Nigeria on Tuesday.

The attacks are believed to be in retaliation to the xenophobic attacks in South Africa against foreigners including Nigerians.

The xenophobic attacks in South Africa have worsened in the past week leading to the destruction and looting of many business premises including those owned by Nigerians. At least five people are reported killed in the attacks which the South African government said it is trying to curb.

Many Nigerians have accused the South African government of not doing enough to stop the violence there.

Lagos State Government gives N10 million to the family of LASTMA officer who lost her life in the course of her duty

The Lagos State Government has presented the sum of N10 million to the family of the deceased Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officer, Arogundade Remilekun who lost her life in the course of her duty on the 26th of May 2019.

The event which took place at the Conference Room, Ministry Of Transportation, Alausa had in attendance the husband of the deceased, Oyebode Babatunde Jide and her brother, Adekunle Arogundade and was also witnessed by management of LASTMA led by the Acting General Manager, Isaac Adetimiro.

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Police foil attempt to burn Shoprite in Lagos

The police and other security personnel in Lagos have foiled an attempt by irate Nigerians to burn a Shoprite location in Lekki, Lagos.

Witnesses uploaded videos of the incident which occurred on Tuesday afternoon at the Shoprite outlet by Jakande Bus-Stop.

A resident of a nearby estate, Gboyega Bashorun, also told the Press he was returning home from work when he noticed a raging inferno.

“I was coming back from work around 3:30 when I suddenly noticed a burning fire at the Shoprite by Jakande Bus-Stop,” Mr Bashorun, a technical assistant, said. “I saw a raging fire and saw several police vans and other security people at the entrance.”

“The Mobil and SPG gas stations nearby also closed their gates. I later gathered that it was a retaliation for what happened in South Africa,” he added.

Xenophobic Attacks: Nigeria sends security agents to join South Africa force, makes two major demands from South Africa

The Nigerian government has made two major demands from South Africa in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks in the country.

The businesses of many Nigerians in South Africa have been destroyed, looted or burnt in the past week since xenophobic attacks resumed in the country against foreign nationals.

Before the latest incident, many Nigerians have also been killed in suspected xenophobic attacks by South Africans.

Speaking to journalists after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister, Geoffery Onyeama, said Nigeria had made two major demands from the South African government.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Sterling, De Bruyne, Lucas Moura and Aguero Score as ManCity Draws at Home #MCITOT (PHOTOS)

Manchester City host Tottenham in their first home game of the season on Saturday evening as Pep Guardiola's side look for their fifth consecutive Premier League win over Spurs.
Game ended at 2-2.

After consulting the VAR, referee Michael Oliver has overturned the goal because there was a handball by Aymeric Laporte in the build-up.
City had 30 attempts on goal to Tottenham’s three. Ten of those City efforts were on target; Spurs scored with both of theirs. City took 52 touches in the Tottenham area; Spurs just five in City’s. City had 13 corners; Spurs just two. And the home side enjoyed 56% of possession, which probably is the least lop-sided stat of all. But it ended 2-2.

A point apiece! Does that tell the story of the match? Yes...and no.

When Raheem Sterling smartly headed City into the lead after 20 minutes, this scenario wouldn't have crossed many minds. City were dominant, purposeful and going for it. Then, Erik Lamela swept home a criminally easy equaliser and their fragility was exposed.

After Lucas Moura popped up with another unexpected leveller, the kitchen sink was slowly summoned. Gabriel Jesus thought he'd won it at the death...but the VAR said no. We might have a few of those moments this season.

Lagos policemen extort man for driving with one hand (VIDEO)

Lagos policemen extort man for driving with one hand


Killers of Enugu Catholic Priest Arrested (PHOTOS)

The Enugu State police command has arrested the suspected killers Rev. Fr. Clement Rapuluchukwu, the parish priest of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Obunofia Ndiuno in Ezeagu LGA on the 14th of March, 2019.

The suspects confessed to killing the cleric after chasing him into a building he ran into for cover.
Before killing the Priest, they took him to the ATM, withdrew cash from his account and bought malt for him to drink before giving up the ghost as a result of the gunshots on his leg.

Nigerians beat ex-deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, in Germany

Nigerians beat ex-deputy Senate president, #IkeEkweremadu, out of an event, today, in Germany


Samson Siasia Banned For Life By FIFA For Bribery, Match Fixing




Breaking: This is very bad news for Nigerian football: @OfficialSiasia is banned by @FIFAcom FOR LIFE!


Zamfara Govt. Recovers N282.5m From AMCON – Gov. Matawalle

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Friday received a draft cheque of N282.5 million from the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) being excess money recovered from auction of the state government’s properties.

The Nigeria News Agency recalls that several state government moveable properties were auctioned by AMCON at different times under the leadership of ex-governor Abdulaziz Yari.

Malam Yusuf Idris, the Director-General on Press Affairs to the state governor, made this known in a statement on Friday.

He said that Matawalle was presented with the cheque by AMCON’s Intergovernmental Relations Officer, Mr Saad Ahmed in company of the corporation’s Head Legal Department, Mr Albert Nwanzie.