I will rob again – Suspect

Two armed robbery suspects have been arrested by policemen in Niger State. One of the robbers,  Shehu Illiyasu, told The Nation that he feel no remorse in committing the crime, adding he would do it again if given another chance. Illiyasu, 29, and Ibrahim Aliyu, 18 were trailed and arrested by policemen after robbing one Adamu Mohammed of his motorcycle. According to Illiyasu, he went into armed robbery due to economic hardship in the country. He said: “I don’t have a job to take care of myself, hence I start…

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Former pension boss, Maina writes to appear before House of Reps panel

The wanted former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, has written to appear before a House of Representatives investigative panel. Why it matters : Maina is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the House is probing the circumstances of his controversial promotion and reinstatement into the federal civil service. sources within and outside the panel yesterday said Maina, who was reported to have fled the country after the scandal of his secret reinstatement and subsequent promotion to a position of director,…

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$1m in artwork stolen during NYC party 

A fine arts publisher in New York is seeking the return of gold figurines worth an estimated one million dollars which were apparently stolen during a party at his Manhattan home. Alexis Gregory, 81, had invited 25 people to attend a piano recital and art exhibition at his Upper East Side apartment on Friday, a police spokesman told AFP on Wednesday. Shortly after 11:00 pm, after the guests had left, it was discovered that “seven to eight gold figurines were missing,” the spokesman said. The pieces were estimated to be…

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Nnamdi Kanu remains our leader, director of Radio Biafra – IPOB

   The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has faulted media reports that its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been dismissed as director of Radio Biafra. It dismissed the report as ”a cheap diversionary tactics designed to test our dedication and resolve in the run up to the much anticipated boycott of Anambra elections on Saturday November 18th, 2017.” IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a statement said no amount of false stories would dent the group’s resolve to restore Biafra through Kanu’s leadership. ”The preposterous and laughable…

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Zimbabwean Military Coup: Mugabe Placed Under House Arrest In Harare

The Embattled Zimbabwean President, Mr. Robert Mugabe, has been placed under house arrest in Harare, the capital city, by the military. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that this was disclosed by South African President, Mr. Jacob Zuma. The BBC, quoting Mr. Zuma’s office, also reported that Mr. Mugabe told the South African President on the phone that he was fine.  Embattled Zimbabwean President, Mr. Robert Mugabe, has been placed under house arrest in Harare, the capital city, by the military. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported that this was disclosed…

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Reps grill Baru, others in closed-door over TSA

 A House of Representatives ad hoc panel yesterday grilled the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Baru and other officials of the corporation behind closed-door over the Treasury Single Account (TSA). Also grilled was Alex Adeyemi, a representative of the Auditor General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris. Journalists and other support staff of the panel were shut out of the meeting, which was initially billed to hold publicly. The ad hoc panel, chaired by Rep Abubakar Nuhu Danburam (APC, Kano), is investigating the status of…

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12,000 Nigerians in Libya prisons, stranded

The No fewer than 12,000 young Nigerians are in prisons or stranded in different parts of North African country, Libya. The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons has confirmed and said that 3,887 have been deported since February this year. Eight days after 149 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya, another batch of 258 were received in Lagos on Tuesday night. They were deported from the North African country where they had been stranded enroute Europe. The returnees were brought back aboard a Libyan Airlines aircraft with Registration Number…

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Why President Buhari’s govt is taking $500 million World Bank loan – finance ministry

The Ministry of Finance has said that the $500 million loan it seeks the Senate’s approval to access will be used in empowering the poor in the country. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, while appearing before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, said the projects for which the loan is requested will improve the living conditions of the poor. He said the programme tagged, ‘Social Safety Net’ will be funded in partnership with the World Bank and the International Development Association, IDA. The chairman of…

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Zimbabwe army detains Robert Mugabe, wife Grace

Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital’s streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster. The night’s action triggered speculation of a coup, but the military’s supporters praised it as a “bloodless correction.” Armed soldiers in armored personnel carriers stationed themselves at key points in Harare, while Zimbabweans formed long lines at banks in order to draw the limited cash available, a routine chore in the country’s…

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Anambra guber: Why we withdrew Obiano’s ADC – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has confirmed that he authorized the withdrawal of the Aide Camp (ADC) to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra. Idris spoke during Election Stakeholders’ Forum organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday in Awka. The IG explained that the development was based on the previous experience the police recorded whereby the military caught an ADC to “a governor” escorting a vehicle loaded with arms on Election Day. “We do not mean anything bad to Anambra governor on this action; his ADC will be…

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