NGOs seek Turkish schools owners’ probe over indoctrination allegation

As part of efforts towards addressing the menace of the dreaded Boko-Haram sect, some non-governmental organisations have advised the Federal Government not to sweep under the carpet the allegation of indoctrination of Nigerian children leveled against the owners of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, formerly known as Nigerian Turkish International Colleges. At a briefing in Lagos, the leadership of the Human Rights Monitoring Agenda (HURMA) and the Centre for Global Peace Initiative (CGPI) said the schools’ founders’ alleged relationship with the America-based Spiritual Leader of Hizmet Movement, Fetullah Gulen, portends…

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NNPC top shot denies ownership of $43.3m

lEFCC goes after owner of money hidden in apartment The Managing Director, NNPC Retail Ltd., Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, has denied ownership of the recovered money. Nnamdi-Ogbue was retired yesterday by the management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). There was a report linking her with the money. But, Nnamdi-Ogbue’s lawyer, Emeka Etiaba (SAN), in a statement yesterday, said the report was far from the truth. Etiaba said his client was shocked by the reports. He said: “The attention of our client, Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has been drawn to the…

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I got N70,000 from my in-law’s robbery –Suspect

A 41-year-old man, Komolafe Rasaq, has told the police how he and his gang members robbed and kidnapped his inlaw (names withheld) in Ibadan, Oyo State. Rasaq was paraded yesterday at the state Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele in Ibadan yesterday along with his alleged accomplices. Those paraded with his are Adetunji Adeboye (35), Oluwaseun Ayeni (30), Lukman Lawal (31), Mohammed Lawal (52), Baba Adamu (63), Abidoye Solomon (27) and Omote Pius. The incident occurred on February 11 at New Ife Road, Ibadan, according to the Police Commissioner, Mr. Abiodun Odude.…

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Manslaughter: Two vigilantes bag six years imprisonment

An Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta yesterday found two vigilantes guilty of manslaughter and sentenced them to six years imprisonment. Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, who delivered the judgement, sentenced Lambe Yinka and Friday Gbenga, to jail with hard labour, for killing two men in the course of duty. The convicts, who are officers of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, were arraigned on April 27, 2015 on a twocount charge of murder and manslaughter. The duo had reportedly on July 7, 2013 shot two men, Raji Morufu and Akeem Usman,…

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Most women in prison suffer depression – Agomoh

For Dr. Uju Agomoh, Executive Director, Prisoners’ Rehabilitation and Welfare Actions (PRAWA), it is an experience turned dream that snowballed into passion. This passion, she chases and still chasing with every fibre of her person. In this interview with OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI, Agomoh proves that course of humanity does not just start and end as words of mouth, it is actually an action projected into active motion To her credit, her organisation has trained many prison officers, police officers and other justice sector practitioners since its inception. In addition to her…

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N3.4bn largesse: INEC officials refund bribe

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said some of its staff accused of benefitting from a N3.4 billion bribe money in the 2015 general elections have refunded their share. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, disclosed this when he visited the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, in Abuja. A statement by the spokesman of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, quoted the INEC chairman as saying that 70 of the affected staff in three states were still in denial. Yakubu, according to…

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N15.2bn petrol racket: NNPC fires three directors

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) yesterday struck its retail directorates, which had  been neck-deep in the N15.2 billion missing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol, sacking three directors and deploying four others.The corporation, which had earlier promised measures to achieve full recovery of over 130 mil   lion litres of petrol, worth N15.162 billion based on N116.63 per litre ex-depot price from Capital Oil and Gas Limited, had      prom ised to punish its staff involved in the missing fuel racket. The product, stored in the facilities of two indigenous…

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