Police Parades 13 Suspected Cultists In Lagos

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The suspected cultists

The police in Lagos yesterday paraded 13 persons suspected to be cultists in the state.

According to the police, the suspected cultists converged from different parts of the state at a hotel recently in and were about to perpetrate some evil when they were arrested.

While parading the suspect, the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Manko said: “On March 1, 2014 at about 3:55 a.m. upon a distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Ilasan Division, Lekki, Lagos, it was discovered that a group of cultists were converging on a hotel situated at Igbokosun, Lagos and were about to perpetrate some evil. Continue reading

Obesere Arrested, Accused Of Rape

According to Vanguard ….Popular Fuji musician,  Alhaji Abass Akande, popularly known as Obesere, has been arrested  by the Police in Lagos State for allegedly raping a 29-year-old business woman, Miss Olanike Olaiya in his Okota residence, Lagos.
The victim, who took the matter to the Police, also narrated her ordeal in the hands of the musician whose shows generally fascinate society women.

According to Olaiya, a  National Diploma graduate of business administration from Ibadan Polytechnic…. Continue reading

Ogun State Pastor Arrested For Conducting Virginity Test On 20-yr-old Lady With Finger

Adekunle Kayode, 34, a pastor in charge of Jesus Is The Way Evangelistic Ministry, Olorunsogo, Abeokuta, was reportedly arrested by detectives attached to Kemta Division  in his house, 3, Okeyidi Street, Abeokuta for conducting virginity test on  a 20-year-old female member of his church in Abeokuta, the state capital, using his finger.

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FRSC To Use New Database Licence And Number Plate To Curb Terrorism

photoThe Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, on Monday said it intends to use the new database licence and number plate registration to curb terrorism in the country.

 

It said the security features on the new database licence and number plates were of “immeasurable value” and would help security agencies track suspects of stolen cars or those who used such cars for terrorist activities.

The FRSC said suspects in 2011 bombing of the United Nations building in Abuja were identified and arrested because the car they used in the operation had its latest security features on the number plate.

The corps, therefore, called on road users to embrace the new database licence and number plate registration in the country.

It also said the 51 states of the US would soon recognise the new licence, “thus Nigerians would soon be able to use the licence in America.”

The Corps Marshal, Mr Osita Chidoka, made the call on Monday evening, in Enugu, while briefing journalists on the importance of the database.

Chidoka spoke through the Lagos Sector Commander, Mr. Chidi Ngwuta.

He said, “For the registration, you have to pay through the bank with the account number, which would be made available to the public at the designated banks.

“You are not expected to pay any money to any individual for licence and plate numbers. Besides, the exercise is now in progress and would end on September 30.

“The first stage is the payment at the bank, then capturing of your data while the final stage is verification and documentation at the FRSC offices.”

The corps marshal put the cost of driving licence at N6, 500 for vehicles and N3,000 for motorcycles, while the number plate would depended on the type of car in question.

He also made it clear that any driver who was not issued with the vehicle Proof of Ownership certificate by the FRSC had not completed the registration.

Chidoka also urged members of the public to cease from driving with fake licences, warning that anybody in possession of such would be prosecuted.

140 Feared Dead Over Weekend Bombing, Mastermind Arrested

Photo: Maiduguri twin blast

Although the exact number of victims of Boko Haram weekend attacks in Borno State is yet to be confirmed, various news agencies provide the death toll in the range from 90 to more than 140.

 

Maiduguri twin bombing

In connection with the twin explosions in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, military arrested a suspect, believed to be the attack ‘mastermind’ and 30 more people. The detained man was found last night allegedly with eight guns hidden in his pick up van in Maiduguri. Continue reading

War Between ASUU And Fashola Over LASU Fees

 

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities,ASUU, is set to clash with Governor Raji Fashola of Lagos over the recent hike in tuition fee at the Lagos State University.

The President of the union, Dr. Nasir Fagge, disclosed this while speaking at a symposium organised by the Education Rights Campaign group held at the University of Ibadan, he said the hike would not allow children of the poor masses access to public education. Continue reading

Amaechi Replies The Reason He Shunned Nigeria’s Centenary

 

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Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has revealed why he didn’t attend the Nigeria Centenary Celebrations in Abuja. He said he avoided the event in order to get even with President Goodluck Jonathan whom he said failed to honour the invitation to the 100 years anniversary of Port Harcourt last year. Continue reading

I See A New Nigeria Filled With Love – Jonathan

 

 

 

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday assured Nigerians that the security challenges facing the country, especially in the North Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are euphemeral which the nation will overcome.

The President who spoke yesterday at a thanksgiving service to conclude the centenary celebration urged Nigerians to show more love to one another. Continue reading

Explosion At A Football Viewing Center In Maiduguri

Twin explosions rocked a football viewing centre in Ajilari ward, Jere Council area of Maiduguri, in Borno State today March 1st killing several football fans, Vanguard reports.

The Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), said to have been planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at the viewing centre at Ajilari Railway Cross, exploded at about 6pm,  killing many fans, while several others sustained injuries.

A residents of Ajilari told a Vanguard correspondent that, “Some suspected terrorists in two Toyota Hilux Pick Up vans, pretending to be  firewood suppliers, detonated the bombs near the football viewing centre,  resulting in loss of several lives.

OBJ, IBB, Buhari, Abdulsalami Shun Centenary Event In Abuja

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Four former Heads of State – Generals Olusegun Obasanjo, Muhammadu Buhari, Ibrahim Babangida and Abdulsalami Abubakar – as well as Senate President David Mark, were on Thursday conspicuously absent from the country’s centenary being held in Abuja. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar too was missing at the event. Continue reading