EXCLUSIVE: Documents show ex-Gov. Amosun illegally imported arms, ammunition

On the night of June 25, Ibikunle Amosun, a serving senator and former governor of Ogun State, issued a lengthy rebuttal to a PREMIUM TIMES story that exposed his curious surrendering of a massive cache of arms and ammunition to the police in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. It was a day after our publication detailed how he hurriedly handed over 1,000 AK-47 rifles, four million bullets, 1,000 bulletproof vests and an armoured personnel carrier to the state’s police commissioner on May 28 — a day before he was due to…

Niger State Govt Suspends Teachers Recruitment Over Irregularities ….Declares Appointment Letters Earlier Issued Null,Void

Niger State Government has announced the immediate cancellation of the recent recruitment exercise of 2500 Teachers carried out by the State Universal Basic Education Board, NSUBEB. The cancellation was as result of the complaints and general public outcry over the processes that led to the selection and issuance of appointment letters to the applicants recruited. It is alleged that appointment letters were sold out to the highest bidder while placements and postings were done without due process,and in gross disregard as well as violation of the laid down procedure. A…

Xenophobia: Ekweremadu Takes Case to Int’l Parliament

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has taken the case of the disturbing wave of xenophobic attacks to the October Session of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, IPTP holding in Ethiopia. Speaking on Monday at the opening plenary of the parliament in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Ekweremadu, who chaired the Legal and Legislative Affairs Committee of the IPTP, urged the Parliament to pay special attention to problem of xenophobic attacks on the African continent. “Since we are holding this session in Africa, permit…

Abducted ACP Rescued Unhurt,Two Suspects Arrested.

Musa Rabo abducted over the weekend was today 20th October 2019 rescued unhurt. The officer was successfully rescued this evening by a combined team of Police operatives from Kaduna, Niger and Zone 7 Command Headquarters Abuja, backed-up by members of the elite Special Forces of the Nigeria Police Force. Two male suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident. Investigation into the incident is ongoing. The officer was travelling in his civil dress, with his private vehicle and without escort or any special security at the time of the…

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: DPA Asks NASS To Conduct Public Hearing on Abuse of Prosecutory Power by Police

The Due Process Advocates Foundation (DPA) has asked the National Assembly to conduct holistic public hearing on continuous abuse of prosecutory power by Nigerian Police which was uncovered by Investigation carried out by Fisayo Soyombo. Fisayo Soyombo an investigative journalist spent two weeks in detention ,five days in a Police cell and eight as an inmate in Ikoyi Prison to track corruption in Nigeria’s criminal justice system, beginning from the moment of arrest by the Police to the point of release from prison. The Group made this known in statement…

3 Fake Journalists Arrested in National Assembly Trying To Extort Petroleum Minister

Three young men parading themselves as Journalists in National Assembly, have been arrested by the Nigeria Police. Ibrahim Bello, Joseph Andor and Balarabe Umar, were picked at the House of Representatives wing of the National Assembly Thursday afternoon, while attempting to extort money from the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva. Sylva, who was at the National Assembly for a budget defence for his ministry, was said to have asked for the Chairman of the Press Corps after a briefing. But one of the arrested persons suspiciously presented…

Gov Sanwo-Olu Honours Police Officer Who Saved Robbery Victim With Personal Resources

An act of kindness rendered to a robbery victim by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the Ogudu Police Station in Lagos was on Monday rewarded by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who personally invited the kind hearted police officer to the State House for an honour. Sanwo-Olu described Mrs. Celestina Kalu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), as “a humane police officer”, saying her decision to save the life of an orphan, Friday Ajabor, shot by a two-man robbery gang in Ojota, was a “matchless trait of compassion”.…

NYSC DG Visits Slain Corps Member’s Family

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has paid a condolelence visit to the family of late Corps Member, Ngbawa Lilian IM/18B/1424, who was murdered in Imo State few days after she completed her National Service.   The deceased served at St.Gregory Secondary School, Amiri in Oru-East Local Government Area of Imo State. While receiving the NYSC DG during the visit, the father of the late Corps Member, Mr Mgbanwa commended the Director-General and other security agencies for their efforts in arresting the perpetrators of…

We’ll Make Nigeria Free From Corruption – Magu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC,  has again vowed not to relent in its efforts in making Nigeria free from all forms of corruption, expecially economic and financial crimes. The acting Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu made this promise on Saturday, while speaking on a live programme at Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Harmony, 103.5 FM, Idofian, Kwara  State tagged: “The Achievements of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ilorin Zonal Office” Magu who was represented at the Programme by the Ilorin Zonal Head of the Commission, …

IGP orders water-tight Security Around Embassies, Foreign Missions,Businesses In Nigeria     

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered water-tight security around embassies, foreign missions, foreigners and their businesses within the country. This order was against the backdrop of the unfortunate attack on Shoprite outlets in Lekki Area of Lagos Sate on 3rd September, 2019 by some miscreants who attacked and looted the Malls ostensibly under the pretext of protesting against the incessant “xenophobic” attacks in South Africa. IGP Adamu also directed all Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police across the Federation to be on red alert…