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Immigration intercepts 42 bags of smuggled foreign rice

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says it has intercepted 42 bags of foreign rice at Kankara axis of Katisna State. The NIS Public Relations Officer, Sunday James, who disclosed this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Abuja,...

Amotekun: National Youth Council appeals to FG to listen to south west leaders

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has appealed to the Federal Government to rescind its declaration that Amotekun is illegal in the overall benefit of the country. Operation Amotekun is a new security outfit inaugurated by six states in the South-west on Jan.9. Mr Bestman...

NURTW official charged with stabbing neighbour

Our Reporter A 40-year-old man, Olanrewaju Oladejo, who allegedly stabbed his neighbour over a missing phone, was on Monday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos. The defendant, a National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) member, who lives at 12, Okedunmola Street, Alagbado,...

Hoodlums kidnap seven in Rivers

Gunmen on Monday kidnapped seven persons at Ibu in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area (ONELGA) of Rivers State. The victims were immediately moved to the forest. Their whereabouts remained unknown last night. The victims included six elderly women and a fisherman. Secretary of ONELGA Security Planning and Advisory...

Police arrest 32 robbery, four kidnap suspects in Jigawa

From Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse Jigawa State Police Command arrested 32 armed robbery suspects and four kidnapped suspects last year. Commissioner Usman Sule Gomna, briefing reporters on Monday in Dutse, said: “Between January and December last year, the command recorded 54 culpable homicide cases. “In the year under...

DSS denies report of Dadiyata’s abduction

Nigeria’s secret police Tuesday said it was not holding a critic government, months after he was abducted from his home in Kaduna. Abubakar Idris, popularly known as Dadiyata was taken away from his residence in August by men suspected to be security operatives in August. “As...

JUST IN: Deji Adeyanju’s Health Worsens, Flown Abroad For Medical Treatment

Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, who was physically brutalised by dozens of hired government thugs on Monday in Abuja during a protest tagged #FreedomRally in front of the National Human Rights Commission, has been flown overseas for medical treatment. Naija247news had earlier revealed that the...

US Sends Representative To Monitor Sowore’s Trial

The United States has sent a delegation to monitor and observe the trial of pro-democracy campaigner and journalist, Omoyele Sowore, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. This comes after some US lawmakers last week wrote a letter to Nigeria’s Attorney-General of Federation and Minister...

How masked gunmen’s plot to assassinate Jonathan failed

Media Adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Ikechukwu Eze, Tuesday, said a security post near the ex-president’s home in Otuoke was attacked by gunmen He said in a statement: “A security post stationed near the Otuoke residence of former President Dr. Goodluck Ebele...

Indian says 20 crew kidnapped from tanker off West Africa

NEW DELHI, Dec 16 (Reuters) - India’s foreign ministry said on Monday that 20 of its nationals had been kidnapped from an oil tanker in West African waters, where piracy has been on the rise. “Our Mission in Abuja has taken up the matter with...