Author: crimefighters

By BLOSSOM EJEH The Nigerian Senate has stripped Senator Ali Ndume, representing Borno South, of his position as Chief Whip of the 10th Senate. This decision follows a letter signed by APC National Chairman Dr Umar Ganduje and National Secretary Ajibola Bashiru, tagged “Complains of the unbecoming utterances of Senator Ali Ndume read by the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio during Wednesday’s plenary. In the letter, the APC Alleges that Ndume had described President Bola Tinubu’s government as being “run by thieves.”  The APC alleged that Ndume’s statements aimed to incite and propagate cheap politics, damaging the country and…

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By Blossom Ejeh The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa, has vowed to eliminate all acts of vandalism and other criminal activities throughout the South-South region. This follows a Presidential Directive requiring heads of security and intelligence agencies to meet to review operational strategies in the South region, Curb threats, and improve oil production. Addressing journalists in Abuja after a closed-door meeting, General Musa added that whatever is happening in the South-South has been ongoing for a long time, promising that the entire South will be cleared of any acts of vandalism or criminality. The Group Executive Officer of…

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BLOSSOM EJEH Organised Labour Unions in Abia State have suspended their proposed industrial strike action to allow the state government more time to implement the agreement reached with labour over the nonpayment of the 30 thousand Naira minimum wage and the 35 thousand naira wage award, among other sundry allowances. The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Abia State chapter, Ogbonnaya Okoro, who briefed journalists in Umuahia, the state capital, directed workers to remain at their duty post pending further directives. The Abia State Government says it has approved the payment of a 15,000 Naira wage award for three months…

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BLOSSOM EJEH The governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday at the Enugu State Government House in the state capital. According to a manifest released earlier today to the press, the meeting will be preceded on Tuesday by a cultural night hosted by Governor Peter Mbah, the chief host. The agenda for the meeting remains to be determined. However, close sources have disclosed that the Acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Umar Damagum, and other key party leaders have been invited to join the Governors in Enugu for the conversation. Discussions…

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BLOSSOM EJEH The Court of Appeal has dismissed the petition filed by the People’s Democratic Party and its governorship candidate, Samuel Anyawu, challenging the ruling of the Imo State tribunal, which affirmed Hope Uzodinma’s election as the winner of the state governorship election. The court held that the application lacked merit, having resolved all issues formulated against the appellants in the suit. In the same vein, the appellate court dismissed the appeals by the Labor Party and its candidate, Achonu Nneji, and the Allied Peoples Movement for lacking merit. The appellants, dissatisfied with the tribunal’s Judgment, approached the Court of…

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BLOSSOM EJEH An official of the Nigerian Railway Corporation has confirmed that a passenger train on the Itakpe Warri railway broke down on Monday. While responding to the videos circulating on various social media platforms, the official who promised an official statement on the incident told reporters that a relief train and engineers were sent to the location as quickly as possible to manage the situation. As a voice note in one of the videos poignantly reveals, the passengers were still stranded at about 7pm. The NRC clarified that the breakdown occurred within the said time and at about two…

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report on corruption in Nigeria underscores the pervasive nature of bribery and corruption in the country. It is disturbing that the Nigerian police force, civil servants, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), doctors, nurses, and midwives are among the most corrupt public officials. However, it is empowering to note that 70% of Nigerians asked to pay bribes in 2023 refused to do so at least once, indicating a growing resistance to corruption and a positive change in the societal mindset. The report suggests that bribery is becoming less accepted in Nigeria, and fewer citizens are…

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The Federal Bureau of Investigations has filed a 16-count criminal indictment against Kingsley Inegbedion and Efemena Igbe for Internet fraud and money laundering, alleging $1.5 million. According to the FBI, in the indictment filed on May 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, Messrs Inegbedion and Igbe perpetrated romance scams and business email compromises posing as legitimate businesses to defraud innocent American citizens between April 2020 and May 2023. Mr Inegbedion, a network engineer who ran training programmes for aspiring tech workers in Atlanta, was known previously to law enforcement, documents said. “The sham…

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Barely a week after the House of Representatives lost a member from Oyo State, a member representing the Chikun/Kajuru Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Ekene Abubakar Adams, is also dead. He is said to have died in the early hours of Tuesday. While trying to “find a network” politically, he joined APGA and APC before joining LP, where he won the 2023 election. In 2021, he contested under APC for local government chairman but lost in the primaries. He also lost the APC primaries for the House of Reps and later got the LP ticket. Until his death, Adams was…

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The Nigeria Police Force is investigating one Linus Williams, the CEO of Blord Group, for fraud and violations of the CBN Act. Specifically, the allegations include: – Cryptocurrency fraud – Aiding internet fraud – Computer-related fraud – Terrorism funding – Non-compliance with regulatory frameworks The FCID (NPF-NCCC) is investigating the suspect’s companies, including Linius Williams’, Blord Group, Blord Real Estate LTD, Blord Jetpate LTD, and Billpoint Technology.  The Police have stated that they will conduct a thorough investigation to ensure the safety and security of Nigeria’s cyberspace. The investigation into Blord Group and its affiliated companies is a significant milestone…

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