There was tension at the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena, Bolade, in the Oshodi area of Lagos State on Thursday as some officers of the Nigeria Customs Service clashed with soldiers in the market.
It was gathered that trouble started when the customs officers traced six missing containers, suspected to have carried contraband, to the market and moved to impound them.
It was also learnt that soldiers at the market prevented the customs officers from impounding the containers, which were driven into the […]
Palpable fear and widespread tension have gripped the Niger Delta communities preparatory to the launch of a major military onslaught on militants codenamed ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.
On Saturday, special military drills to commence the operation are said to have reached the peak and the development is creating panic in the region.
The operation, it was learnt, was designed by the military to equip the amphibious and internal security operations in the riverine areas against the activities of Niger Delta militants.
It was also […]
The police in Bayelsa State were, on Wednesday, embroiled in a case of alleged extra-judicial killing of a 17-year-old Ijaw youth, Master Innocent Kokorifa.
Innocent, who hailed from Okpotuari community in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, was reportedly shot dead on August 18 by the Anti-Vice/Anti-Kidnapping squad of the police at Air Force Road, Yenagoa.
The incident, which happened at about 11am on the fateful day, has pitted the police against, the deceased family, Ijaw youth groups and activists who accused the […]
Palpable tension is mounting in Ibafo area of Ogun State, following the emergence of two Obas- elect, with each claiming right to the throne.
The traditional council in the area has written a letter to the Ogun State government and the Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, to urgently prevent a bloodbath in the community .
While the traditional council in Ibafo, Oba in Council, Ibafoland is in support of the former Otunba of Ibafo, Solomon Ajileja, who was in 2012 reportedly […]
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to investigate how the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) utilized the multi-billion naira it collected from some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) for military operations between 2007 and 2015.
This and more cases, the anti-graft agency will beam its searchlight on, as it begins the probe of 56 individuals and organisations, including two former army chiefs – Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah —and former National Security Adviser (NSA) […]
Residents of Karagi community in Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State have been thrown into mourning following the killing of a 45-year-old farmer by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The incident which reportedly occurred on Sunday, said an indigene, who pleaded not to be named, was among other series of attacks on local farmers by herdsmen in recent times in the state.
It was gathered that the victim, identified as Adama Muhammed, was in his cassava farm when he was […]
Ibrahim Magu, chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has cried out following discoveries that his associates use his name to defraud and swindle innocent Nigerians.
In a statement by the EFCC spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Magu said some people close to him have been using their position to turn themselves into fake agents of the commission to extort money from suspects under investigation.
“It has come to the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that some […]
Three Egbesu militant groups have written a statement, challenging both the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).
The three groups, Reformed Egbesu Boys, Egbesu Water Lions and Egbesu Mythier Fraternity, issued a joint statement addressed to the minister of state for petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Saturday, June 18.
The statement obtained read in part: “We write on behalf of the Reformed Egbesu Boys of the Niger Delta, Egbesu Water Lions and Egbesu […]