Monthly Archives: August 2019

DHQ Panel Indicts Army Captain over Wadume’s Escape

Recommends further investigation on alleged gun running with suspect There are strong indications that the panel set up by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) to look into the circumstances surrounding the killing of police detectives by soldiers of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba State, has indicted an army officer, Captain Tijani Balarabe, who allegedly ordered the killing of the policemen and civilians

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Nigeria-Benin Border Closed Due to Rice Smuggling, Buhari Tells President Talon

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic, was due to the massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. News Agency of Nigeria reports that the restriction at Seme followed the joint border security exercise ordered by the government and aimed at securing Nigeria’s land and maritime borders. The

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Internet Fraud: We’re Reversing Financial Transactions of Nigerians Charged in US, Says NFIU

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has started reversing some of the financial transactions of some Nigerians arrested by the United States government for internet fraud. The Director of NFIU, Mr. Modibbo Hamman-Tukur, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja during the 2019 Sub-regional Conference on Illicit Financial Flow and Assets Recovery with the theme, ‘Increasing Citizens’ Participation in Curving the

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Court Declines Sowore’s Request for Review of Detention Order

Justice Nkeonye Maha of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday declined to entertain an application by convener of #RevolutionNow Protest, Omoyele Sowore, challenging an order of the Federal High Court permitting his detention for a period of 45 days by the Department of State Services (DSS). Justice Maha based her refusal on grounds that she cannot

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NFIU Targets Chinese, India Companies Engaging in Illegal Mining

Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has vowed to go after Chinese and India companies engaging in illegal mining in the country. The anti-graft agency also said it has decided to go after foreign non-governmental organisations involved in the proliferation of weapons by ensuring that they are also deregistered. NFIU Director, Mr. Modibbo Hamman-Tukur, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja during the

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FG Debunks Reports on Execution of 23 Nigerians in Saudi Arabia

Minister of foreign affairs The federal government has debunked recent media reports that 23 Nigerians convicted for drug offences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia had been executed. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement yesterday by its spokesperson, Ferdinand Nwonye, however, said the ministry was investigating claims that most of the trials were carried out without adequate legal

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APC Upholds Appeal Panel’s Reports on Bayelsa Guber Aspirants

APC logo The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the reports of the screening and appeal committees for the Bayelsa State governorship aspirants. “Of the total seven governorship aspirants that were screened, six were cleared to participate in the governorship primary in Bayelsa state”, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lanre Issa Onilu,

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