Robbers storm company, tie up sleeping policemen, guards

Two policemen, a sergeant and an inspector, have been detained for sleeping on duty and losing their rifles to armed robbers. The two policemen, who were attached to a biscuit company at Apapa Wharf, Lagos were attacked at the company’s premise, while sleeping. The robbers, after beating the policemen black and blue, left with their service rifles. The attack on the company was the second. The robbers, who attacked the policemen with an iron rod, also beat up the company’s private security guards and driver. The incident happened on March…

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Magu: We’ll prosecute indicted INEC staff

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 Some indicted staff have made refunds – Yakubu  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has vowed to prosecute all staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), who were found to have allegedly compromised their positions during last December’s Legislative re-run election in Rivers State. Acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu made this known Thursday, when the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu and his management team called on him at the Commission’s headquarters, Abuja. It will be recalled that the INEC recently suspended 205 of the affected…

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Anger after Russia protects Syria at UN

Russia has vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that would have condemned last week’s alleged chemical attack in Syria and demanded that Damascus cooperate with investigators. The resolution was presented by the US, UK and France, who reacted angrily to Russia’s decision. It was the eighth time Russia has protected its ally at the council. The suspected chemical attack on rebel-held Khan Sheikhun on 4 April killed more than 80 people. Western allies blamed the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad and US President Donald Trump ordered missile…

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Army, police in bloody clash

Three policemen, 1 soldier killed in shootout Security operatives, civilians injured     At least, three antiriot policemen and one soldier were killed and many others wounded on both sides when members of the two security forces engaged in a shootout in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, yesterday. Four policemen are battling for life at the General Sani Abacha Hospital in Damaturu while those injured were receiving treatment at the hospital. The corpses of the security agents who died in the clash were deposited at the State Specialists’ Hospital in…

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DSS foils attempt to bomb US, UK embassies in Abuja

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                         …busts ISIS-linked Boko Haram ring                          …arrests suspected terrorists, kidnappers       The Department of State Services (DSS) has foiled a plot by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-linked Boko Haram elements to attack the United States embassy, the United Kingdom High Commission, as well as other western interests in Abuja. It will be recalled that a car-bomb attack on the United Nations Building in Abuja on August 26, 2011, had left at least 18 people dead, and scores injured. In a statement by Mr. Tony Opuiyo,…

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Senate probes Customs, banks over alleged N30trn fraud

Reps investigate $2bn deposit in CBN for OICs   The Senate Committee on Customs, Exercise and Tariff, yesterday,commenced investigation into over N30 trillion fraud allegedly perpetrated in the import, export value chain between 2006 and 2017. The committee also invited the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Eme-fiele; Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; and the Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma to appear before it to give clarifications in relation to the investigation. The committee chairman, Senator Hope Uzodinma, disclosed this at an investigative meeting…

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CPC: Burden of policing a delicate market

The task of policing over 170 million Nigerians in a vast, unorganised market, as carved out for Consumer Protection Council( CPC), is a burden the agency can deliver, if given power of prosecution, ABDULWAHAB ISA reports     The consumer is supposedly a king in an ideal business transaction. He deserves to be treated like a king by product and service providers for enduring business relationship to be maintained. In Nigeria, the opposite is the norm. Consumers are treated shabbily. It’s a slave/master relationship, with the consumer, in most instances,…

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Badoo kill WASSCE candidate, father, mother

Suspected ritual killers, now tagged Badoo, have murdered a candidate sitting for the ongoing Senior West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) conducted by the West African Examination Council (WAEC) at Ibeshe Tuntun, Ikorodu area of Lagos State. Badoo also brutally hacked the pupil’s parents to death in what seemed to be a recurrence of the killings perpetrated by the assailants in the community and its environs. The teenager, identified as Lucky Ebhodaghe, was said to be the only child of the family, which hailed from Cross River State. It…

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Gunmen kill two policemen, one resident

Armed militants invaded Ashagun community in Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos State on Tuesday and killed two mobile policemen, a civilian and abducted five persons. It was learnt that the militants, who invaded the community in a speedboat, engaged the mobile policemen in a fierce gun battle. The policemen were said to have died during the exchange of gunshots, while stray bullets hit a resident, who also died on the spot. After their encounter with the policemen, the gunmen fled into the creeks with five hostages. It was learnt that residents…

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