• Ex-NIMASA Boss Commander Akpobolokemi, taken into EFCC net again

    Ex-NIMASA Boss Commander Akpobolokemi, taken into EFCC net again

    An ex-director and former Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander were arraigned by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court in Lagos.

    The former director of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi and the former Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander Maj. Gen Emmanuel Atewe , yesterday, were re-arraigned for allegedly  laundering money

    They were accused of converting N8.5 billion from NIMASA for their personal use.
    Akpobolokemi and Atewe were re-arraigned with Kime Engozu and Josephine Otuaga before […]

  • Boko Haram: Defence Minister mourns gallant army commander

    Boko Haram: Defence Minister mourns gallant army commander

    According to reports, the Minister of Defence, retired Brig.-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali, has described the death of Lt-Col. Muhammad Abu-Ali as tragic and unfortunate development in the theatre of operations in the North East.

    Abu-Ali was killed by the Boko Haram terrorists in their failed attack to capture Malam Fatori in northern Borno on Friday.

    The minister in a statement issued by his Public Relations Officer, Col. Tukur Gusau, on Sunday also described the late Abu-Ali as a major pillar in the war […]

  • Court sends ex-convict to prison for attempting to kill NDLEA Commander

    Court sends ex-convict to prison for attempting to kill NDLEA Commander

    A Federal High Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday remanded an ex-convict, Tope Adedayo, in prison for storming NDLEA office and demanded to kill two officials of the agency.

    The judge, Justice D.U Okorowo, ordered that Adebayo, who demanded to kill National Drug Law Enforcement Agency state commandant and its prosecutor be remanded in Ado-Ekiti prison.

    Okorowo adjourned the case till Oct.,20 for hearing

    The NDLEA Prosecutor, Mr Charles Ugwuja, told the court that the accused on Oct.,11 came to agency’s office with […]

  • FRSC arrests 2,310 traffic violators in Bayelsa – Commander

    FRSC arrests 2,310 traffic violators in Bayelsa – Commander

    According to reports, the Federal Road Safety Commission said on Tuesday it arrested 2,310 drivers for various traffic offences in Bayelsa State within six months.

    Wobin Gora, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Yenagoa.

    Gora explained that the offences ranged from worn out tyres to seat belt violation and use of fake drivers licence among others.

    Gora said: “From March to August, we have been able to arrest and book 2, 310 drivers […]

  • Rescuing Chibok girls high on military’s agenda, says commander

    Rescuing Chibok girls high on military’s agenda, says commander

    The theatre commander of Operations Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor has declared that rescuing the Chibok girls and other Nigerians held captive by the Boko Haram remains critical in the operational objectives of the military.

    He stated this during a visit to Yola to assess and follow up on report of the activities of officers and men of the 23 Armoured Brigade, Yola.

    Irabor told Newsmen that the military has rescued over 20,000 people from the enclaves of the Boko Haram […]

  • Civilian JTF commander killed in Kaduna

    Civilian JTF commander killed in Kaduna

    Commander of Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in charge of Kakuri community, Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Buhari Ahmadu Tanko, has been reportedly killed by yet to be identified assailants.

    Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed the incident.

    He said, the late Tanko, 27 was murdered by hoodlums while attempting to stop them from stealing from the premises of defunct Kaduna Textile Limited located in his catchment area.

    ASP Usman said the incident occurred at […]

  • Kwara NDLEA without operational vehicles – Commander

    Kwara NDLEA without operational vehicles – Commander

    National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Kwara state command, has said that none of the eight commands of the agency in the state had operational vehicle.

    However, the Command said it had arrested a total of 74 suspects with 391.26 kilogrammes of hard drugs between January and July 2016.

    Speaking with journalists in Ilorin yesterday, the state commander of the agency, Mr. Apeh Reuben, called for stronger collaboration of government, private organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the agency to rid the […]