FG Releases Names, Phone Numbers Of Fraudsters Posing As IPPIS Directors

Nigerians have been advised to be wary of fraudsters who now pose as Directors of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to dupe unsuspecting members of the public. This was contained in a public notice on the activities of fraudsters signed by the Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, in Abuja. Idris revealed that the fraudsters usually identify themselves as Dr. Charles Wabande using the mobile number telephone number: 09043177807, and Hajia Binta Bello, using the mobile number:…

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Raphael Mbanyereude 75-Year-Old Defiles Two Sisters 2 And 4 Years In Anambra

A 75-year- old man, Raphael Mbanyereude aka Papa Okoye, has been arrested by the Anambra state police command for allegedly defiling two sisters aged two and four in Okija, Ihiala Local government area of Anambra state. Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of the state police command, via a statement revealed that the man was arrested following a report by the mother. The statement also confirmed that the Commissioner of Police, John Abang, has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the State CID for discreet investigation. “On the 17/3/2020 at…

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Coronavirus: NUJ Suspends Congresses In States, Chapels Indefinitely

Following the move by government and organizations to ensure that Coronavirus which is also known as COVID-19 is contained in Nigeria, the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ has become the latest association to act in that regards.  In a statement issued on Friday, the pen body directed that all congresses across the union’s 37 state councils and chapels should be suspended immediately until further notice. According to the National Secretary of NUJ, Shuaibu Usman Leman the measure will assist to enforce and maintain social distance towards safeguarding members of the…

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NIMC Director In Court For Raping Two-Year-Old Girl

According to the mother of the victim, Chinonye Obioma, the incident happened on February 5 in Owerri, the capital of Imo State. The police have arraigned Ikenna Unegbu, Director of National Identity Management Commission in Imo for allegedly raping a two-year-old girl. According to the mother of the victim, Chinonye Obioma, the incident happened on February 5 in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.  Obioma told the court that the suspect took her child into his office on the pretext of consoling her daughter after she scolded her. Obioma said…

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Police Arrest Suspected Kidnapper, Rescue 13 Victims In Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a suspected kidnapper and rescued 13 persons held hostage in a successful raid. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Enugu. Ndukwe said the command also recovered one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges, one metal toy pistol, two motorcycles and one Toyota Hiace Bus with registration number MSA 657 XA. He said that the operation was conducted at about 6 a.m. following an intelligence report, adding that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad…

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Gunmen Kidnap Mother Of Ikechukwu Amaechi Publisher Of TheNiche

Suspected gunmen have kidnapped Mrs. (Ezinne) Appolonia Amaechi, the mother of Ikechukwu Amaechi, publisher of TheNiche Newspapers. The kidnappers have reached Mr. Amechi demanding N20 million as ransom before they can release her. The 79-year old retired teacher was abducted in her country home at Amaiyi Amano Obohia, Ahiazu Mbaise local government area of Imo State Madam Appolonia was kidnapped at about 8 pm on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 She is diabetic and had been in the kidnappers’ den in the bush since Tuesday without her drugs.

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US Offers $7m Bounty For Boko Haram Leader

The United States Department of State has offered a juicy $7m reward, about N2.52 billion for information that can lead to the arrest of Abubakar Shekau, the Boko Haram leader menacing Nigeria and the neighbouring countries. The bounty was the biggest placed on all the terrorists declared wanted by the United States government. “Every government and every citizen has a stake in bringing terrorists to justice and in preventing acts of terrorism”, the US State Department said. The offer was made on the French version of the official Twitter account…

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Kano Anti-Graft Agency Extends Time For Appearance Of Emir Sanusi

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has granted an extension of the time given to Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II of Kano to appear before it for fresh allegation of N2.2 billion on land racketeering to March 9. NAN reports that the Commission had before the emir requested for extension of time to honour the invitation, was given March 5 to appear. Addressing newsmen in Kano on Thursday, the commission’s Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, insisted that the commission is empowered to open a fresh investigation on anybody found wanting…

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Kano Anti-Graft Agency Invites Emir Sanusi Over Alleged Fresh N2.2b Land Scam

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has invited the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, over a fresh allegation of N2.2 billion land scam The first-class traditional ruler is expected to appear before the commission on Thursday to answer some questions over alleged violation of the provisions of Sections 22, 23 and 26 of the Commission. This was contained in the invitation letter, dated March 2, 2020, signed by the commission’s Executive Chairman, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado, sent to the Emir and made available to newsmen in Kano…

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EFCC Uncovers Bankers’ Syndicate Stealing Depositors’ Funds

The Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has uncovered a criminal syndicate of Bankers that specialised in forging signatures of deceased bank customers and stealing from their accounts. They also execute fraudulent financial transactions, including unauthorised debit of depositors’ funds. The members of the criminal syndicate, which include Mbong Essien, Akwa Akwa, Precious John, Kenneth Udoetuk and Ubong Udom, were on Monday arraigned before Justice Archibong Archibong of the Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo on a 23-count charge bordering on conspiracy, forgery, obtaining…

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