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Failure to Appear Before Senate: Hameed Ali Risks Arrest

By Augustine Osayande The Senate on Wednesday resolved to compel the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Hameed Ali to appear before it to explain issue of proposed retrospective duty payment on vehicles in Nigeria. The decision was taken after the Senate President Bukola Saraki read out another letter from the Comptroller General explaining the reason he can not appear before the Senate. In his reactio ...

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BREAKING: DSS Arrests Ex-Governor Suswan Over ‘Incriminating’ Weapons, Others

Former Governor  Gabriel Suswan of Benue State has  been taken into custody for “investigation” by the Department of State Service, DSS an official statement said Sunday. A statement by Tony Opuiyo said Suswan has been “invited by the Service and presently helping in the investigations” into some “incriminating” items  including weapons found in  the boot of a car in Abuja. Read the DSS Statement below: The ...

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Buratai Saga: Premium Times Publisher, Correspondent Released

The Publisher of Premium Times, Mr Dapo Olorunyomi and  the paper's  correspondent,Evelyn Okakwu, who were arrested on Thursday were later released in the night same day. PRNigeria confirmed the release in a WhatsApp broadcast thus: “ The PRNigeria has confirmed the release of Publisher of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi and a judiciary correspondent, Evelyn Okakwu who were arrested by plain-clothed security ...

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Sale of IDP Food: Councillor, Four Others Arrested

A Supervisory Councillor for Agriculture in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, Umar Ibrahim and four others have been arrested by the Maiduguri office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for the alleged diversion of 300 bags of rice donated by Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a Non Governmental Organization and meant for Internally Displaced Persons( IDPs) in the council. The arrest w ...

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Police Arrest Kidnappers of Ex Minister Bagudu Hirse, Others

Those involved in the kidnap of former Minister,Bagudu Hirse in Kaduna have been arrested, Police Spokesman, DCP Don Awunah said Monday. According to the police, the suspects include  Dominic Nwakpa aka Alhaji – Gang leader;      Ifeanyi Chukwu ‘M’ – 2nd in command of the gang; Balat Paul ‘M’ 30 years – Driver of the gang – principal suspect; Ibrahim Samuel aka IB ‘M’ 27 years – principal suspect;Jatau Pete ...

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CNPP Urges DSS To Free Saraki’s Aide, Alleges Gestapo-style Arrest

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of a youth activist and the National President of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Mr.  Ikenga Ugochinyere who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). Ugochinyere is one of the aides of Senate President Bukola Saraki. Ugochinyere was arrested and his office broken into by sled ...

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Ex-Ebonyi Commissioner Arrested Over N83m Bribery Allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Monday August 15, 2016, arrested a former Commissioner for Public Utilities in Ebonyi State, Engineer Benjamin Ogbonnaya Okah,  for alleged abuse of office and collecting gratification to the tune of N83 million EFCC said in a statement that  the arrest was sequel to a petition by the Ebonyi State government over the $12 million contract to a US based co ...

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Arrest of Abusidiqu: A Threat To Free Speech, Says LEPAN

A group, the League of Progressives Ambassadors of Nigeria (LEPAN) has described the arrest of Mr. Abubakar Usman Sidiq, as a threat to free speech among others. Mr. Sidiq, publisher of Abusidiqu.com, was arrested on Monday by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFFC. In a statement issued on Tuesday by its president, Adewunmi Emoruwa , LEPAN said young Nigerians are also concern ...

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EFCC Arrests Outgoing Chairman, Kuje Council for N17.5m Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday,  May 10, 2016 arrested the outgoing Chairman, Kuje Local Government Area, Abuja, Tete Ishaku Shaban, for offences bordering on obtaining by false pretence and abuse of office to the tune of N17,500,000( Seventeen Million  Five Hundred Thousand Naira)  . The complainant, Najumudeen Gidado, alleged that sometime in 2014, his company, Trade Execut ...

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Troops Clear Boko Haram Ambush, Arrest Cattle Rustlers

Troops of 155 Task Force Battalion of 29 Task Force Brigade while on  clearance patrol along Banki junction on Monday encountered a Boko Haram terrorists ambush at Bolungu village which was successfully cleared. The troops killed all the 3 attackers   and also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale  rifle with registration number UE16A86257 and 1G3 rifle with registration number 10f995, as well as 19 rounds of 7.62 ...

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Alleged Oil Theft: Court Issues Warrant of Arrest on Three Russians

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday, issued a warrant of arrest on three Russians involved in an alleged illegal oil bunkering and revoked the bail earlier granted  six other accused persons. Justice Ibrahim Buba revoked the bail of the six accused persons following the non-appearance of three Russians involved in the case in court. The absconded defendants  are: Pakhladzhian Artur, Kretov Andre ...

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Court Issues Fresh Warrant of Arrest on Tompolo

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Monday issued a fresh order for the arrest of Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a Tompolo. Justice Ibrahim Buba issued the arrest warrant at the resumption of the case involving Tompolo and a former director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA,  Mr. Patrick   Akpobolokemi and eight others,  who are billed for arraignment for alleged con ...

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