Friday, April 29, 2016

Photo: Can anyone identify this young girl? She has no idea where she came from

Ahmed Soye posted this photo of a young girl he found in front of his house yesterday morning, April 28.

According to him: "This girl was found in front of my House early this morning. She said her name is Ummul Khairi and that she is married. She was asked where she came from she said she did not know. She did not know her husband name nor her parents name. I called Civil Defence Corp who took her to their office here in Gombe. Any body who knows this girl should please contact the Gombe State office of Civil Defence"

‘It is only those involved in the hoarding and diverting of petroleum products that will be arrested’ – Nigerian Police

In a new statement released, the Nigerian Police have clarified their position on a statement released days ago which implied that IGP Arase had ordered Zonal Assistant Inspectors-General of Police, Commissioners of Police & other officers to arrest anybody found selling petroleum products in plastic containers. Apparently, the directive was to arrest those involved in hoarding and diversion of fuel. The statement reads,

Nigerian Army responds to non-payment of soldiers allowances

The Nigerian Army has explained the reasons behind the non-payment of soldiers' allowance in the last six months. According to the statement issued by Army Acting Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman:
"The attention of the Nigerian Army has been drawn to some stories going round the media circles with the title “Disquiet in the war front as soldiers complain of unpaid allowance” alleging that there was problem in the Nigerian Army due to non-payment of allowances to some soldiers serving in the North East.

No budget that has to come to Senate in the last 5 years that wasn't padded- Senator Omoworare

Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business tweeted this this morning...

Photos: Army arrests tailors who make clothes for Boko Haram members

The troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade have arrested Bukar Gujja and Bukar Kahalifa, two tailors who makes clothes for Boko Haram terrorists. The troops arrested them alongside 4 other members of the terrorist group during an operation in Kala Balge yesterday April 28th. The gallant troops tracked and arrested the 6 terrorists kingpins who sneaked into Kala Balge as a result of the onslaught of our heroic troops on the terrorists in Sambisa.

Petrol Tanker Caught Fire In Osun

A petrol tanker today caught fire in iree town osun state. According to an eye witness, She said the tanker was meant to deliver petrol to a filling station at poly junction around 4pm today, but before the tanker could move in to the filling station, it suddenly caught fire. Fire Fighter were called to the scene to stop the fire from spreading.

20 Oil Thieves Bag 6 Years Jail Terms

Justice Ibrahim Buba of Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos  today convicted twenty persons for illegal dealing and storage of petroleum products. The convicts are Captain Daniel Lebile, Ala Ibanibo, Wole Ajayi, Adesunloye Fani-Kayode, Michael Mgbanwa, Segun Ekundemi, Johnson Mashebinu, Ndidi Benjamin, Bright Nwaezuoke, Blessing Omoviye and Kayode Ireti.

Arms Scam: Court Adjourns Badeh’s Trial To May 9

The cross-examination of a prosecution witness, Air Commodore Salisu Abdullahi Yushau , a former Director of Finance and Accounts, Nigerian Air Force, in the ongoing trial of ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, continued on Wednesday April 27, 2016, before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja.

EFCC Docks Three For N3.7m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, April 28, 2016, arraigned the trio of Patience Owerema, Nwakoba N.Francisca and Okafor Kingsley before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, abuse of office, forgery, impersonation and diversion of funds to the tune of N3, 766, 160.00(Three Million, Seven Hundred and Sixty-six Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty Naira).

Court Jails Man for N.2m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes  Commission, EFCC, on  Thursday, April 28, 2016 secured the conviction of one Sabo Sani Labaran before Justice Abubakar Jauro of the Gombe State High Court sitting in Gombe on one amended count  charge  bordering on impersonation and obtaining money by false pretence to the tune of N242, 000.00 ( Two  Hundred and Forty- twoThousandNaira).

Man Bags Six Months Jail Term for N1.8 million Fraud

Justice S. C. Amadi of the Rivers State High Court, on Thursday April 28 convicted and sentenced one Ernest Monday to six months imprisonment for stealing and fraudulent conversion of the sum  of one million, eight hundred thousand naira (N1. 8 million.)

Police In Rivers Arrest 7 Kidnappers

The police in Rivers State have arrested a man named Mitchell Tamuno, alleged to be a kidnap kingpin.

The police command, according to information it posted, Thursday, on Facebook, said Mr. Tamuno who is from Abam, Okirika Local Government Area, was arrested on Wednesday around 4a.m, alongside five other members of his gang.

The police said Tamuno and his gang have confessed to kidnapping a 14-year-old girl, Charity Ikirigo, of Federal Government College, Abuloma, on April 18.

The girl was later rescued by the Anti-Kidnapping Squad in the state.

Suleiman Bello Murdered By A Motorcyclist In Kubwa, Abuja (photos)

A staff of the Nigerian national assembly, Mr Suleiman Bello was repeatedly stabbed by an unknown motorcyclist in Abuja on Thursday. Bello who was driving a Toyota Camry got into a heated argument with a motrcyclist also know as Okada at Bhyanzin Junction.

Delta Monarch Gives Fulani Herdsmen Nine Days To Quit Kingdom

Sapele—The Ovie of Idjere, Ethiope West Local Government Area, Delta State, HRM Erhiekevwe I, has ordered all Fulani herdsmen operating in his domain to vacate within nine days or face the wrath of his people.

This is coming as the Nigerian Army, 3 Battalion, Effurun, said that it would no longer tolerate any form of violence across the state, adding, “All culprits will henceforth be severely dealt with.”

EFCC Arraigns Two Bankers For N9.7Million Fraud(PICS)

 The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, 28 April, 2016, arraigned the trio of Segun Osho, Roland Alozie and Abass Kolawole before Justice M.O Opara of the Rivers State High Court, Port-Harcourt on a 3-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and fraudulent conversion to the tune of Nine Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Six Naira, (N9, 554, 286. 00).

First Bank To Sack 1000 Workers

FBN Holdings Plc, the parent company of First bank Limited said it would cut jobs and focus less on providing loans to the oil industry in a bid to reverse last year’s 82 percent slump in profit.

Managing Director/Chief Executive, Mr. Adesola Adeduntan, FirstBank Limited disclosed this in an interview with Reuters.

EFCC Begins Manhunt For Ugonna Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has launched a manhunt for Ugonna, son to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

This is in connection with the alleged disbursement of money to INEC officials and election monitors in the build-up to the presidential election.

According to sources at the EFCC, Ugonna is the key to arresting all those involved in the case.