Ogun: Why we go on robbery operations with petrol, suspect tell police

Post Views: 60 By Emmanuel Udom (with agency report) A robbery suspect, one Taiwo Raheem, who was earlier arrested by the police in Ogun state confessed when drilled that his gang members normally go for robbery operations, especially car theft equipped with premium motor spirit, popularly known as petrol. His words: “We may want to rob a vehicle and may discover that the vehicle may not have petrol and this will frustrate our efforts to drive the vehicle away”. Ogun State Police Commissioner, Iliyasu Ahmed,said Raheed invaded Oke-Odo community in…

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Police release detained Premium Times reporter

Post Views: 30 A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained by the Police since Tuesday, has been released. Mr Ogundipe was released on Friday morning after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. The judge had first heard the case on Wednesday after Mr Ogundipe was secretly arraigned without being allowed legal representation. On that day, Mr Mohammed granted a request by the police that the journalist be detained for five days until August 20. However on…

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NIMC registers 1.7 m in Kaduna state

Post Views: 26 By Aisha Gambo The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has so far registered 1.7 million people in Kaduna State, the commission’s coordinator in the state, Abubakar Hassan, has said. Hassan who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kaduna said the figure was however far below the eight million residents eligible for registration. According to him, the commission has 62 enrollment centres across the state for the registration of all residents for the issuance of the National Identity Number…

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MRA calls for immediate release of detained Premium Times reporter

Post Views: 32 By Ayode Longe Lagos Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Mr. Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times newspaper reporter who was arrested yesterday and is being detained by the Nigerian Police at the Force headquarters in Abuja for refusing to disclose the source of his information for a news report. In a statement issued today by its Programme Director, Mr. Ayode Longe, MRA said:  “We are dismayed by this increasing resort by the Buhari Administration to tactics of intimidation and harassment of…

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Why state police will rescue Nigeria from criminalities- Amachree, retired DSS director

Post Views: 49                                     By Stephen Ogundijo  An appeal has been made to the Federal Government to see creation of state police as the solution to lopsided criminal justice system in Nigeria. Making this call was a security analyst who has seen it all both in public and private organization, Mr. Denis Amachree, a retired Assistant Director State Security Services (SSS). He said the move became necessary in view of the incessant killing,…

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FG, BOI give N10,000 loan to traders in Lagos

Post Views: 25  By www.businessamlive.com   The Federal Government through the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), has launched ‘Trader Moni’ in Lagos, a product through which traders could access loans of up to N10,000 at the first instance. ‘Trader Moni’ was launched Tuesday in five markets in Lagos; Ketu, Mushin, Ikotun, Agege and Abule Egba. Under ‘Trader Moni’ traders don’t need any documents or property to collect N10, 000 loan from the Federal Government. They only need to register, get captured and receive…

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Stakeholders applaud CP Edgal on police accountability

Post Views: 13 RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE Lagos The Stakeholders Forum On Police Accountability ( SFOPA) has applauded the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Edgal Imohimi over his Accountability policy in policing. The group posited that the policy has largely accounted for improved public perception of the police in Lagos since his assumption assumption of office. National Coordinator of Network On Police Reform In Nigeria (NOPRIN) Okechukwu Nwanguma made the submission at the inauguration of the  Forum Wednesday in Lagos. The Forum, formed with the purpose of providing a platform for regular…

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Bears maintain grip on Nigerian stocks as benchmark index dips 0.13%

Post Views: 35 By www.businessamlive.com The bears at the Nigerian equities market maintained a firm grip in Monday’s trading session as benchmark index, the NSEASI declined 13bps to settle at 35,399.28 points while year-to-date (YTD) loss further dipped to -7.4 percent. As a result, market capitalization lost N17.0 billion in value to close at N12.9 trillion. The day’s negative performance was largely driven by selloffs in UBA (-3.2%), GUINNESS (-4.3%), GUARANTY (-0.5%) and ZENITH (-0.6%) – stocks with a large weight on the index. On the flip side, activity level…

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PDP leads in Obudu bye election

Post Views: 36  By Ita Akpan Calabar  People Democratic Party, PDP has taken the leads in the recent Obudu State Constituency by-election conducted by the National Electoral Commission, INEC over the weekend. Declaring the result of the Bye-election, Dr. Anthony Inyang who was the returning officer of the bye-election announced that PDP candidate, Abbey Ekpukpen leads 3 other candidates with a total 12,712 votes. Breaking down another result, Dr. Anthony said, opposition candidates Ishamali Bendebel of All Progressives, APC Congress secured 4345 votes, Awafang Clement of Mega Party of Nigeria…

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MRA inducts Department of Petroleum Resources into ‘FOI Hall “of Shame’

Post Views: 32 For its relentless dedication to secrecy and attendant disregard for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today inducted the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Nigeria’s petroleum regulatory agency, into its “FOI Hall of Shame.” MRA’s FOI Programme Manager, Mr Ridwan Sulaimon, noted in a statement in Lagos that “the induction of the DPR into the FOI Hall of Shame evidences a rot in the oil and gas sector that is pervasive, deep-seated and apparently intractable, as it is the fourth public institution in…

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