My mother prevented me from being a drug addict, says Idahosa

As politicians and well wishers in Edo State mourn the demise of Mrs Comfort Ifueko Idahosa (aka mother of Edo politics), his first son and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Charles Idahosa, has described the late mother octogenarian as his pillar orevealed that but for his mother’s strictness while bringing him up, he would have ended up being a drug addict or bandit. The one-time governorship and senatorial aspirant now a political leader of the APC in Edo State did not hide his feelings for his late…

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NIBEECON parley holds in UI

The Director of the Centre for Bee Research and Development (CEBRAD), Mr. Bidemi Ojeleye, has said the third Biennial Nigerian Beekeeping Conference, tagged: ‘NIBEECON, 2018’ will take place in Ibadan, Oyo State, from March 6 to 8. According to Ojeleye, the three-day conference, which will take place at First Bank Building, Faculty of Agriculture University of Ibadan, will feature stakeholders in the industry and discussions will centre on how to create wealth from bees and moving the industry to a greater height. He explained that despite the facts that beekeeping…

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Indian hemp packaged as Bible, Quran to fool operatives

Police in Lagos have smashed a syndicate, which specialised in packaging Indian hemp into a shape of the Holy Bible and Holy Quran to fool security officers. The syndicate was smashed on February 18, by operatives attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Those arrested in connection with the crime are Deji Odeyemi, Deji Amosun and Seriki Sodiq. The state Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, disclosed that the suspects were in possession of 183 wraps “pawpaw” (a kind of drug smoked like Indian hemp), 129 pack of Indian hemp shaped…

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Pastor hides gun, 3,871 ammunition, drugs in his bedroom

Another stages child’s abduction to fulfill prophecy   Pastor Ignatus Ogboi (51) of the Christ Army Church at Mbiri in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, has been caught with 3,871 live cartridges, some prohibited drugs and undisclosed amount of money. This came as the presiding Pastor of Deliverance Home of Comfort Assembly in Ihiagwa, Owerri, Imo State, Benjamin Ndieze, was arrested for allegedly stage-managing abduction to fulfil a prophecy. Ogboi was arrested by policemen attached to the Special Anti- Kidnapping Squad (SAKCCS) who were acting on…

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Man steals $56,000 from Oyedepo’s book store

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos Zonal office, has arraigned a man, Chimezie Chuta, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on one-count charge bordering on stealing of $56,000. The offence is contrary to Section 285(7) of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State No. 11 of 2011. The defendant, a former employee in the publishing unit of Dominion Book Stores, an online book store belonging to the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners Chapel led by Bishop David Oyedepo, allegedly hacked into…

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From dating sites to killers, thieves, blackmailers’ enclaves

“When I started, I pretended to be a lady on the phone. Some men on the other side didn’t believe me. I then downloaded an app on Google which transformed my voice into that of a lady whenever I was having a phone conversation.” The above is the voice of 22-year-old Falope Oluwole Israel. Shockingly, he is just a 100 level part time student of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Ogba, Lagos. He confessed to have been in the crime of defrauding people through social media sites for over…

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Lagos arrests, arraigns 70 for cultism

Lagos State government yesterday arraigned 70 suspected cultists before Chief Magistrate Olufunke Sule-Amzat of the Ogudu Magistrates’ Court for conspiracy to commit felony and for holding a meeting of an unlawful society suspected to be Aiye Confraternity. The accused, whose ages range between 19 and 40 years, were arraigned on a threecount charge by the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the state Ministry of Justice. The Assistant Director, Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, said in a statement that the accused were earlier arrested by the police who acted promptly…

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Guard: Why I killed expelled student on campus

  A security guard, Ogunseunwo Ademola, 30, attached to Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos State (LASPOTECH), has been arrested for shooting an expelled student of the institution to death. Fielding questions from our correspondent on why he shot and killed Amowo Hammed, the guard said: “I was just doing my job as a security officer. I have been working with the school for over two years now. The worst part of the matter is that some of these cultists are not students of our school. They come from other schools…

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256 suspects arrested for sergeant’s murder

Policemen in Lagos State have raided Akala Mushin and Itire at Odo- Eran canal area in Surulere, following the killing of a sergeant. The deceased was attached to Area D Police Command. The raid led to the arrest of 246 suspects. The suspects were arrested in a raid carried out on Wednesday night at their alleged hideout. The raid, which lasted over five hours, witnessed arrest of 256 suspects, among them were nine ladies. According to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi, items recovered from the suspects…

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Fake Emir Sanusi gets three million followers

Police in Kano State have arrested a 20-year-old man parading himself on Instagram as Emir Muhammadu Sunusi II, with over 200,000 followers. The suspect, according to the police, has over three million followers on different social media platforms. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Musa Magaji Majiya, confirmed the arrest. According to him, because the suspect claimed to be Sunusi, the Instgram gave him a special recognition colour which is green and that he commands a lot of respect among his followers. Majiya added that for one to…

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