BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, The Rivers State Commissioner of Police. Zaki Ahmed Muhammed last weekend paraded over 200 suspected criminals, who have been terrorising residents of the state. This is as he​ has called on community leaders in the state to assist the Nigerian Police in fishing out criminals in their communities   Parading the...
BY ANKELI EMMANUEL, The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in conjunction with other sister security agencies have arrested 6 suspects in connection with a seizure of about 881 kilogrammes of illicit drugs, Col. Mohammed Mustapha Abdullah (rtd) disclosed in Sokoto Col. Mustapha, who is the Chairman of NDLEA spoke during...
The last may not have been heard of the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Dame Patience Jonathan as controversies trail their alleged involvement in various graft cases while they were in power. Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel writes on their travails. Two years after leaving office, former president, Goodluck Jonathan...
By Andrew Ojih, Jalingo The Taraba State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said it has within the period of June, 2016 and June 2017 arrested 184 suspected persons including three females across the state for drug related offenses. Briefing journalists yesterday in Jalingo, the state commander...
BY ALO ABIOLA A 19-year-old man, Adeolu Bamiteko, was yesterday sentenced to death by an Ado Ekiti High Court after he was found guilty of armed robbery. Bamiteko who was arraigned on three counts charge of conspiracy, robbery and unlawful possession of firearms also bagged an imprisonment of 10 years for...
The Nigerian Navy says it has impounded five vessels and two metallic barges illegally transporting 1,690 metric tons of diesel, in an operation in Rivers. Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Eastern Naval Command, Rear Adm. Victor Adedipe, said on Thursday that the command had handed over the vessels, barges and 76...
Human rights group, under the aegis of Save Humanity Advocacy Centre, has written the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo over the recent massacre of Fulani Herdsmen in Mambilla, a community in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State. The group threatened to stage a nationwide protest if justice and necessary...
Justice Josephine Oyefeso of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja yesterday granted an American citizen, Marco Antonio Ramirez, who allegedly defrauded three Nigerians of the sum of $565,000 under the false pretense of facilitating an American Green Card for them bail. The court granted Ramirez bail in the sum...
BY NAN A reporter with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Benin, Mr Lawrence Okojie, was allegedly shot dead by gunmen on Saturday night in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okojie was said reported to have been killed around Ogunola Junction, off Siluko Road. The spokesman of the State...
BY ANDY ASEMOTA, Katsina The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has said  the recent intensity of rural banditry and herdsmen - farmers conflicts in Nigeria due to illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons (SALW) may be a manifestation before civil war. In her address during the symbolic...