Author: Crimefighters

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The Osun State Police Command has called on illegal gun owners to voluntarily surrender their guns at the nearest divisional police headquarters. The command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, in a statement on Wednesday, said the call was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, to mop up and curtail the proliferation of firearms. “There is no punitive measure attached to the submission of the firearms. No one will be arrested or detained,” Opalola said. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the IG on August 8 said the police had stopped giving licences for small…

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Security operatives in Ogun State on Wednesday tracked six suspected cultists, allegedly involved in the violence that erupted in Sagamu at the weekend to the official residence of a member of the State House of Assembly. The member, representing Sagamu State Constituency 1, Hon. Damilare Bello Mohammed, was alleged to have provided shelter to the fleeing cultists. A team of security operatives, in a sting operation after a tip-off, arrested the suspects in the premises of the lawmaker. Those arrested, according to sources, include Damilare Bello Mohammed aka DRE, Debbo Animashaun, Bamidele Saheed, Ismaila Onitire, Adewale Otesanya, and Tobi Owoade.…

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The workforce of the Court of Appeal received a boost on Wednesday as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, swore in nine additional justices for the appellate court. The new justices bring the number of appeal court justices in the country to 79, as information on the website of the Court of Appeal indicates that there were 72 justices before the new addition. At the swearing-in, which took place in Abuja, the CJN warned the new justices against the temptation of collecting gifts that could tarnish their reputation and truncate their career progression. He said, “Many high-profile cases…

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A total of 84 deaths have been recorded from cholera, while 2,860 people are suspected to have been infected with the disease from January to August 27, 2023, according to the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The situation report for weeks 31 to 34, released on Wednesday revealed that 25 states across 124 Local Government Areas reported the suspected cases, with a case-fatality ratio of 2.9 per cent. Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal illness caused by Vibrio cholerae bacteria. People can get sick when they swallow food or water contaminated with cholera bacteria. The infection…

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President Bola Tinubu has encouraged Nigerians in the U.S. to rise above failure by having a change of mindset for success in all their endeavours in life. Tinubu who gave the advice at the Presidential Townhall Meeting with Nigerians in the diaspora on Wednesday in New York noted that Nigerians had no reason to be poor. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Townhall Meeting was organised by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly. Tinubu, who commended the efforts on out-of-school children, the healthcare programme, and the need to…

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Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has approved 25 percent reduction in acceptance fees payable in the four state-owned universities. The move is part of palliatives for students as a result of the fuel subsidy removal. This was contained in a terse statement posted on the X handle of the state government. The statement reads, “Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has approved a 25 percent reduction in acceptance fees payable in the four State-owned Universities as part of palliatives for students.” https://twitter.com/DSGovernment/status/1704520194087956947?t=7lWBe724GHm7-8xsWq9Aig&s=19

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The Nigeria Police Force has released the logo of the newly created Department of Force Intelligence. This was disclosed in a terse statement issued and posted by the Force Spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and posted on his official X handle. ACP Adejobi called on members of the public to take note of the logo and work with them. He wrote, “Behold, the logo of the new Department of Force Intelligence. Take note, and work with them. We need to heighten our Intelligence-driven policing styles. God bless NPF, bless IGP, and FRN.” https://twitter.com/Princemoye1/status/1704654575360217494?t=bxYrCO8Vv9_bsEzUXE0SFg&s=19 Recall that the acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP…

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The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kano has sacked Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and declared Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna the winner of the governorship election. The tribunal gave the final judgement after cancelling some votes recorded by Governor Yusuf of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP Gawuna is of the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to the Presiding Judge, Justice Oluyemi Akintan Osadabey, the margin of votes scored by the NNPP was not enough to give Governor Yusuf victory. It said some of the votes credited to Yusuf were invalid. The tribunal ordered the withdrawal of the certificate of return…

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Judges of the Kano governorship election tribunal are not physically in court. The tribunal is set to deliver judgment in a petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to challenge the victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP). Journalists, lawyers, party members, and many others were denied access to the court. Daily Trust had reported how the Secretariat said there would be no live broadcast of the judgment and that the few journalists admitted into the court would not make use of smartphones or cameras. Top security officials had earlier told Daily Trust…

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Kidnappers invaded Pavu village in Gaube Ward of Kuje Area Council of the FCT, killed the Madaki, and Manasseh Gambo, and abducted nine others. A resident, Samson Ishaya, who confirmed the incident to the Daily Trust, said the gunmen invaded the community around 1:am on Tuesday, September 2023. He gave the names of those abducted as Haruna Musa, Josiah Gonna, Emmanuel Haruna, Afayinya Josiah, Benjamin Thomas, Sister Gift, Shalom Josiah, Patience Thomas, and FearGod Thomas. “Unfortunately, the madaki, who is the second in command to the village head, was shot dead by the kidnappers after he attempted to escape,” he…

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