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Lagos policeman enforcing Okada ban shoots guard

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 4:00am

A security guard, Koleosho Abayomi, has demanded justice after a policeman allegedly shot him in his thigh at the Lekki Peninsula Scheme II, in the Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the cop, alongside three colleagues, all attached to the Ogombo Police Station, stormed the Lekki Peninsula Scheme II


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$350k fraud: America jails Abiodun’s ex-aide for stealing 20,000 identities, Ogun reacts

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:44am

A District Court in Western Tacoma, Washington, United States, has sentenced Abidemi Rufai, the suspended aide of the Ogun State Governor, Dayo Abiodun, to five years imprisonment for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. The United States Attorney, Western District of Washington, Nick Brown, in a statement on Monday, said Rufai stole the information of


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Food crisis in North-West alarming – NGO

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:42am

A non-governmental organisation, Médecins Sans Frontières, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders, has alerted the humanitarian community on the malnutrition crisis in North-West Nigeria, saying it is already at catastrophic levels. The organisation called for the region to be included in the United Nations Humanitarian Response Plan to enable a broader and more sustained response


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Lagos monarch who faked kidnap jailed 15 years

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:39am

Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja, on Tuesday, sentenced the dethroned Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state, Mutiu Ogundare, to 15 years imprisonment for faking his kidnap. The convict was first remanded on July 16, 2017, by an Ogba magistrate’s court, Ikeja, for faking his kidnap. Mutiu


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66 Oyo Internet fraudsters sentenced, forfeit loot

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:36am

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan has convicted and sentenced 66 Internet fraudsters to various punishments, ranging from two weeks of community service to 10 months’ imprisonment. The convicts were prosecuted by the Ibadan Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and arraigned before Justices Olusola Adetujoye, Bayo Taiwo and Ladiran


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Muslim-Muslim ticket: Caution Babachir Lawal, group tells FG

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:34am

The Christian Youth Movement for Tinubu-Shetima presidential bid has called on the Federal Government and all security agencies to call a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, to order over his comments on the Muslim-Muslim ticket by the All Progressives Congress,  saying his comments could throw the nation into a religious


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Govt begs as ex-players disrupt Kwara team training

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:28am

The Kwara State Government has called for understanding as former players of Kwara United on Tuesday disrupted the team’s training session at the stadium pitch in Ilorin. United were preparing for training, ahead of their first leg of the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup encounter against champions RSB Berkane of Morocco. The training at the Kwara


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Okada rider crushed, FRSC hunts killer driver

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:23am

The Federal Road Safety Corps has confirmed the death of an Okada rider in a fatal crash along the Choba Bridge, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The corps said the victim, identified only as Charly, collided with a private car that was driving against traffic on the bridge. The Sector Commander, FRSC, Rivers State, Salisu Galadunci,


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Gunmen kill soldiers, policemen, army raids Enugu community

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:22am

Some yet-to-be-identified gunmen have attacked an army checkpoint at Obeagu-Amodu, along Amechi-Agbani Road, in the Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State, killing an unconfirmed number of soldiers and policemen. PUNCH Metro gathered that the incident happened around 7.30am on Tuesday. According to sources, the hoodlums stormed the checkpoint in two Lexus SUVs and


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Lagos residents arraigned for beating electricity worker

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 3:20am

The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned two residents of Orile Oko-Oba, in the Agege area of the state before an Ogba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly assaulting an official of an electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric. The men were charged with four counts of assault and causing breach of public peace. The charges read


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Kwara civil servant defrauds 23 unemployed church members

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:37am

The Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a 53-year-old civil servant, Oyawoye Fafemi, for allegedly defrauding 23 church members seeking employment. Fafemi, who worked in the Kwara State Ministry of Finance, was arraigned before Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal High Court, Ilorin, on Monday, on four counts bordering


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Court jails three men for robbery in Lagos

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:30am

Justice I.R.B. Adebiyi of the Lagos State High Court sitting at Ikeja, Lagos State, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced three men for armed robbery. The convicts, Lanre Otunola, Toibu Oyeyinka and Jamiu Agboola, who were first arraigned on July 31, 2014, were convicted for conspiracy and armed robbery. The convicts, on December 13, 2013, attempted


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Reps move against non-payment of salaries, pensions

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:28am

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, passed for second reading, a bill seeking to prohibit late and non-payment of workers and pensioners by employers. When it becomes law, employees will be entitled to interests on unpaid wages. Underpayment of workers and pensioners would also be prohibited by the proposed law. This is being proposed in


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Senate inaugurates panel to probe PIA, OML non-compliance

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:26am

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, inaugurated an ad hoc committee set up by the Senate to investigate the non-compliance with the Petroleum Industry Act and the Oil Mining Lease. The seven-member panel is headed by the Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Aliyu Abdullahi. Other members of the Committee are: Senator


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Recovering aircraft abandoned in Germany vindicates Rivers – Wike

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:21am

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the recovery and return of the state’s Legacy 600 aircraft allegedly abandoned in Germany by the immediate past administration in the state was a reality and not mere politics. Wike, who travelled to London last Friday, spoke after receiving the aircraft at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa


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Muslim-Muslim ticket: We’re talking with PDP, says Lawal

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:20am

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Babachir Lawal, and ex-Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, may be on their way out of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Lawal disclosed this in an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Tuesday. Lawal and Dogara have been critical of the decision of the APC


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Senate throws out power rotation bill

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:17am

A bill to legalise the rotation of power in Nigeria across the six geo-political zones was strongly rejected by senators at the plenary on Tuesday. The bill sponsored by the lawmaker representing Benue South, Senator Patrick Moro, generated a lot of arguments on the floor as it was mainly supported by the majority caucus. Senator


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Tackling dirty money in Nigeria’s politics

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:15am

On September 22 and 23, 2022, the National Assembly in collaboration with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung held a capacity-building workshop for members of the House of Representatives Committee on Anti-corruption. The theme of the workshop was “Corruption as a threat to security in Nigeria.” In attendance were military and other security


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Rangers missing Aribo’s creativity

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:10am

Nigerian midfielder Joe Aribo’s impact at the Ibrox, home to Glasglow Rangers, is still being missed by both fans and personnel alike, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The international break couldn’t have arrived at a better time for the Scottish side, who have just one victory in their last four matches, and need to solve the


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Algeria 2 Nigeria 1: Faltering Eagles

The Punch - Mer, 28/09/2022 - 2:05am

•Foxes extend dominance over below-average rivals Algeria extended their dominance over Nigeria as they beat a disappointing Super Eagles 2-1 in a friendly game at the Miloud Hadefi Olympic Complex, Oran on Tuesday night, PUNCH Sports Extra reports. The Eagles went into the game seeking to end the Foxes’ five-year dominance, with Djamel Belmadi’s side


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