Contraband bags of rice sell for N17, 000 at sango Ota market

  By Emmanuel Udom As at today, Monday, December 17, contraband bags of 50 kg rice are now selling for between N16, 000 to N17, 000 at the popular and ever busy Sango Ota market in Ogun state, investigations conducted by www.newstracker.com.ng reveals. This is against the backdrop that the illegally imported items were sold for between N15, 000 to N16, 000, during the last week of November and first week of December, this year. A trader  at the market, who spoke off record on Monday said though there was…

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State police will secure Nigeria, attract foreign investors- security expert

            Mr Richard Amuwa is the Managing Director of Mega Guards Services Limited, located at Abule Egba area of Lagos. He is also the National Director, Media & Publicity for The Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria, (ALPSPN), as well as the Project Director of Nigeria Security Profile Awards. In this encounter with ourman, EMMANUEL UDOM, Amuwa spoke on the crises presently rocking some political parties in Nigeria ahead of the 2019 general elections, the role of the state police in tackling criminalities…

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C’River: Senator Ndoma-Egba tackles Gov Ayade over incessant communal clashes

    By  Ita Akpan Calabar Senator Victor Ndoma Egba, chairman, Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC), has tackled Prof Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River state, on the recent communal clashes that erupted in Biase local government council, where scores were feared killed and houses and  property running into millions of naira reduced to ashes. Speaking with our correspondent in Calabar, Ndoma-Egba said that information had it that the warring communities were mobilizing for a showdown. His words: “It is unfortunate that these clashes are becoming occurring, in fact, as…

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7 feared killed, multi-million naira property looted as ‘hoodlums’ unleash terror in Lagos

Raymond Tedunjaye   Lagos  At least, seven persons have reportedly been killed and properties worth millions of naira carted away as some bandits unleashed terror on a community in Lagos. Two other persons were said to have sustained vital injury from the gun shot of the hoodlums during the bloody clash which occurred last week in Badia, a  suburb of  Lagos in Apapa-Iganmu council area of the state. Dangerous weapons which include locally made pistol, long guns and matchetes were said to have been freely used during the mayhem which…

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Xmas, new year runs: Police officers kill 5 robbery suspects in Calabar

By Ita Akpan Calabar Cross River state police command, in collaboration with other special join forces to free the state from criminal elements has gunned down five robbery suspects in Calabar, the state capital. They were gunned down while exchanging gun battle with the operatives shortly after rubbing a gas station near Atu Street in Calabar south on Sunday morning while other God’s fearing citizens in the city were busy preparing to attend church services. The Commissioner of Police, Cross River State, Mr Hafiz Inuwa who spoke with journalists at…

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Police await court order to destroy N300m worth of illicit drugs

By Emmanuel Udom Lagos The police in Lagos are presently awaiting court to destroy illicit drugs worth N300million, which was impounded from suspected criminals and cultists in various parts of the state in recent times. Mr Edgal Imohinmi, the state police commissioner dropped this hint at the weekend during a town hall meeting held at Excellence Hotel in Ogba, Lagos. However, this revelation is coming four days after the Lagos state police command paraded no fewer than 58 suspected cultists, earlier arrested in Agege, Agbowa, Igando, Shomolu, and Bariga, among…

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Again, police clampdown on 58 suspected cultists

  Emmanuel Udom Lagos   The activities of suspected cultists operating in various parts of Lagos have been worrisome to the police and concerned Lagosians, in recent times. This is coming few months to the 2019 general elections, which is planned by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to field candidates at various political offices in the country. No week passes that the Lagos State police Command will not parade suspected cultists alongside other criminals before newsmen at the command headquarters in Ikeja.              …

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Police RRS riders, LASEMA officials rescue passenger, who jumped into Lagos lagoon

  By Emmanuel Udom Reports just reaching our newroom have a yet-to-be-identified man who pretended he wanted to wee and jumped into the Lagos lagoon has being rescued by Rapid Response Squad riders and officials of the Lagos state emergency management agency. RRS in a post on their facebook stated that the man jumped into the lagoon at the third mainland bridge and RRS riders on patrol got to the scene almost immediately and radioed for assistance from the Marine Police and LASEMA. The deceased was inside a commercial bus…

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Danfo driver lands in police net for raping 2-year-old girl in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a commercial bus driver for alleged defilement of his neighbour’s two-year-old girl. Sola Ewulo, 38, a resident of Taiwo Street, Agbado-Ijaiye was arrested on October 24 after the victim’s mother reported that sperm was seen dripping from her body. Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal said the victim’s mother had allegedly left her in the custody of the suspect to run an arrand, an allegation Ewulo refuted. Edgal said: “The mother of the victim had on that day, left her in the care of the suspect…

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Delta to boost tourism with 33 metres exhibition tower – Okowa

… Inspects multi-billion naira secretariat project, others  By Onome Prosper TO boost tourism, the Delta State government is set to build a 33 metres exhibition and observatory tower at the Lander Brothers Anchorage, Asaba, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said. The governor dropped the hint shortly after inspecting the Anchorage which plays host to some graves of expatriates and strategically located at the bank of the River Niger. “You can see that this place (the Anchorage) is under utilized, we are aware of the importance of tourism in our lives, as…

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