Cyber Crimes: EFCC Arrests 10 Youths in Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on January 29, 2021, arrested 10 suspects over cyber crimes popularly known as ‘Yahoo-Yahoo’. They were arrested at their Academy in the Bwari axis of Abuja where they were said to be learning the trade of cyber trickery. The suspects aged between 20 and 30 years, are Sixtus Jude, Moses Samuel, Isalan Johnny, Dapet Nimshak, Samuel Ogboche, Victor Samuel, Victor Asuquo, Ibrahim Yunusa, Yahaya Usman, and Chijoke Ikwuoha. They were allegedly arrested with different incriminating items. The promoter of the Academy is however on…

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Farmers Ran As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Igangan Again

Residents of Ayete said that a Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakil, was asked to leave the area because he did not buy the land he was occupying. This was said to have infuriated the herder. There is renewed tension in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State following the alleged takeover of two villages by some herdsmen. The two villages, Kajola and Gbagba Idere, are located in the Ayete Local Government Area of the state. Residents of Ayete said that a Fulani herdsman, Iskilu Wakil, was asked to leave…

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Corruption Index: Data Missing In Some Areas Where Nigeria Did Well – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has faulted Nigeria’s rating in the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index (TI-CPI), saying it does not truly reflect the great strides by the country in its fight against corruption. The Minister also believes that there are missing assessments for Nigeria in the data entries where the country has performed well in previous CPI calculations, which has now affected the overall rating of the country over a period of time. He made this known in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday while assuring Nigerians…

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Save Lives First Before Asking For Police Report – IGP Tells Hospitals

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has urged doctors to treat victims of gunshot wounds first before asking for any Police report. Mr. Adamu stated this on Monday while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Newsnight programme. Shedding light on the police policy on people with gunshot wounds, the police chief said, “No, we don’t do that, save life first even if it’s an individual, suspected robber or kidnapper, or bandits. “If he or she has gunshot wounds and goes to the hospital, his life must be saved…

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NUT to Edo gov’t, “No-work-pay” policy is an empty threat

Teachers under the Edo State branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers on Friday said they would not call off their ongoing strike following a ‘no work, no pay’ policy announced by the state government ahead of the resumption of schools on February 1. The teachers said they would not succumb to what they described an “empty threat,” as they vowed to continue with the strike until their demands were met. The NUT had directed treachers in the state to begin an indefinite strike on January 18, following the expiration…

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Falana blast Makinde, Akeredolu. You have no business going to Abuja to beg Buhari

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has lambasted Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde; and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu, for visiting the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in a bid to find lasting solution to the herdsmen crisis rocking the two South-West states. He said the two governors are chief security officers of their respective states as well as members of the Nigeria Police Council and should make demands for security reinforcements from the council other than seeking same from the president It was reported that after the meetings…

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Insecurity: FG’s failure to license Amotekun to bear arms illegal – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has said it is illegal for the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), not to license the South-West Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, to bear arms. Falana, who spoke on a PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable, on Friday, argued that if a private citizen can apply for a licence to bear arms for self-defence, the Amotekun Corps are also entitled to the same benefit. He tasked the state governors in the region to approach the authorities in Abuja for…

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Insecurity:Yoruba in Diaspora declare support for Southwest security arrangements

Leaders of thought and opinion within the Yoruba communities in America, Canada, and the United Kingdom have strongly declared their support for any form of security arrangements put to safeguard the entire Yorubaland from any attack by insurgents and other crime prone marauders in the Southwest part of the country. In a communique made available to media and signed by their representatives; Mr. Kamil Lamidi and Dr. Leke Otunuga, the group resolved to provide total support for Chief Igboho and to work assiduously to mobilize Yoruba communities across the diaspora…

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Twelve Died as Bandits Attack Fulani Settlement in Kaduna

No fewer than 12 people have been killed and houses burnt after bandits attacked a Fulani settlement at Na’ikko village in the Giwa local government area of Kaduna state. Most residents of the community whose houses were burnt have fled their homes and presently taking refuge at Barkallahu village in the Igabi local government area of the state. Narrating how the incident happened to reporters when the Kaduna state Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, visited the displaced persons at where they are taking refuge in Barrkalahu, Nura Haruna…

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Prioritise Jobs Creation Through Knowledge-based Enterpreneurship to Wage War Against Insecurity” – YPF urges South West Governors

Says “Higher Rate of Youth Unemployment, Poverty, Hunger Turned Kidnapping to a Commercial Enterprise” “A trillion Naira Budgetary Allocation for Amotekun, Police, Army Cannot Quench Unrest Where Youth Unemployment reigns Supreme” Armed with verifiable data to buttress its affirmations as the nations of Nigeria battles security crisis, a pan-yoruba Socio-cultural group, Yoruba Professionals Foundation (YPF) on Friday told the Governors of the South West geo-political zone of Nigeria that unless they prioritise jobs creation through Knowledge-based Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Industrialisation and Agriculture, insecurity will continue to boom in the region like…

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