Woman docked for allegedly kidnapping, selling minor

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The Police on Monday arraigned 48-years-old Akwaja Adaeze, in Wuse Zone 6 Magistrates’ Court in Abuja, for allegedly kidnapping a minor and selling him off for N650,000. The defendant, who is a trader and resides in Imo, had pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and kidnapping leveled against her. The prosecutor, Mr Fedelix Egwube, told the court that the Police Command in Imo had arrested one Pricilia Egole with a child suspected to have been abducted. Egwube said that during police investigations it was revealed that…

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Niger Insurance: Operational challenges slash profit

Niger Insurance Plc, like its peers, is grappling with reduced premium growth due to challenging operating environment. Chris Ugwu writes     Despite the recapitalisation of insurance firms in 2007, the sector has continued to struggle with challenges such as dearth of appropriate human capital and professional skills, poor returns on investment, existence of too many fringe players and poor asset quality. Other challenges include prominence of unethical practices, significant corporate governance issues, insurance premium flight, poor business infrastructural facilities, especially in the area of ICT and lack of innovation…

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Kidnapping: Lagos spends N3.6bn on security in schools

   …says 11,895 private schools unapproved   Lagos State Government yesterday said that it has spent over N3.6bn on provision of security infrastructural facilities and perimeter fence construction of Model College Igbonla, other model colleges and schools in the state to prevent kidnapping and other security breaches in the schools. This was even as the government said about 11,895 private schools in the state were operating illegally, saying the number of approved schools stood at 5,105. Briefing journalists on the achievement of the state’s Ministry of Education in the last…

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2 men face trial over alleged kidnapping, gunpoint robbery

Two unemployed men — Douglas Eze and Vincent Uchenna — who allegedly kidnapped a man and robbed him of N3, 000 at gunpoint, were on Monday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The Chief Magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, who gave the ruling, said the duo should remain in Kirikiri Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). He directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP. Eze, 26, is a resident of No.…

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Gunmen abduct lawyer in Edo

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have again abducted a Benin based lawyer identified as Barr. G.C Igbokwe in Benin, the Edo state capital.     Barr. Igbokwe is the Chairman, Benin Law Week Organising Committee of the Nigeria Bar Association.   He was abducted on Monday evening near Okhuaihe village along Benin-Aghoro-Onitsha express road.   The victim was said to be on his way to Enugu when he was abducted.   The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Moses Nkomba, when contacted yesterday confirmed the incident but described it as a very sad…

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Gunmen abduct Ondo monarch

Armed men believed to be kidnappers have abducted the Oluyani of Iyani, Oba Joel Daodu, in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State. The traditional ruler was kidnapped on Owo- Ikare road in Ondo North senatorial district of Ondo State. Oba Daodu was on his way from Oba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area when he ran into the kidnappers. The Owo-Ikare and Akure-Owo routes have become notorious for kidnapping and armed robbery incidents in the recent past. The former Regent of Akungba, Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon, Chief Olu…

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PDP to Buhari: Your scorecard is very poor

Oyegun: You’re talking nonsense   The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a critical assessment of the almost two-year-old All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government and returned a damning verdict: President Muhammadu Buhari has failed in every facet of the nation’s life. The party, which based its assessment on President Muhammadu Buhari’s Easter message to Nigerians, said Mr. President claimed achievements were insult to the intelligence of Nigerians who have been at the receiving end of his government’s mismanagement in the last two years. Spokesperson for the PDP National Caretaker…

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Akure monarch kidnapped

  A traditional ruler, Oba Joel Daodu was at the weekend abducted by suspected kidnappers along Owo/Ikare road in Ondo North senatorial district of Ondo State. Oba Daodu, the Olu of Itaoniyan in Akure South Local Government Area of the state was on his way from Oba-Akoko in Akoko Southwest Local Government Area of the state when he ran into the hands of the suspected kidnappers. The Owo/Ikare and Akure/Owo routes have been notorious for the kidnapping and armed robbery incidences in the recent past. The former Regent of Akungba,…

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Ritual killers remove 10-year-old boy’s eye

Residents of Zuru Emirate in Kebbi State are now living in fear over the invasion of the area by ritual killers. On Sunday, two men removed the eye of a 10-year-old boy, Nazeefi Hussaini, for ritual purposes. The victim is a pupil of Model Primary School, Bena. Alhaji Yahaya Mai Shago Bena, who spoke with journalists on Monday in Birnin-Kebbi, revealed how the men lured their victim with a promise of N50 reward. Bena disclosed that Nazeefi is the son of his brother, Hussaini Mai Nika Gangare. According to him,…

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