In Brief

Borders Will Remain Closed, Customs CG Says

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hamid Ali, says Nigerian borders will remain closed until the countries sharing borders with Nigeria stop encouraging importation of contrabands into the country. He said this yesterday when he visited Maigatari, Jigawa State on the Nigeria/Niger Republic border. He said Nigeria could no longer fold its arms and watch such countries flourish at the detriment of its economy. Ali told journalists that countries sharing borders with Nigeria had continued to encourage the importation of all forms of contrabands, adding that those countries knew that such a thing was inimical to the development of ...
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Three-Storey Building, Prison Wall Collapse In Onitsha After Downpour

A three-storey building yesterday collapsed at No. 22, Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha, Anambra State. The building said to belong to one Chukwuma Njeka, collapsed following a downpour. Thankfully, no casualty was recorded. The prison wall of the Onitsha custodial centre, (formerly known as Onitsha prisons) also suffered a similar fate as the rear fence of the prison collapsed at about 6:30a.m. during the downpour. Eyewitnesses said no casualty was recorded; neither did inmates escape from the facility due to the collapse. The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed both incidents, saying the scene was cordoned off by the ...
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UK re-introduces two-year work visa for Nigerians, other foreign students

The United Kingdom has announced a new visa regime, which will allow foreign students stay and work in the country for two years after graduation. British Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, who disclosed this, yesterday, said the new policy would come into effect for students starting courses in 2020. The plan is an overturn of Theresa May’s 2012 immigration policy, which mandated foreign students to leave four months after finishing a degree in the UK. According to him, the new policy will allow graduates apply for jobs regardless of their skills or the subject they studied. He said the policy was ...
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Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians Arrive Lagos From South Africa

LATEST NEWSTOP NEWS The returnee Nigerians departed their base in South Africa from OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, around 4:00 p.m aboard an Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft, which landed in Lagos at 9:34 pm Wednesday night. Those awaiting the arrival of these Nigerians caught up in the xenophobic crisis in South Africa have waited for the whole day of at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport until their flight landed in Lagos Wednesday night. The Air Peace flight, a Boeing 777-200 plane transporting the Nigerians on their arrival at the airport were received by the Chairman, Diaspira Commission, Mrs Abike ...
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Police Arrest Man Who Burnt Son To Death For Stealing N500

A 35-year-old man in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, Idorenyin Essien, has been arrested for burning his seven-year-old son to death for stealing a neighbour’s N500. It was gathered that the incident occurred in a community of Afia Nsit two days ago. Police command in the state, which confirmed the incident through its Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Odiko Mac-Don, yesterday, said Essien has been arrested. Mac-Don said the incident happened at Afia Nsit community in Eket Local Government Area and added that Essien was arrested at his residence. He said the case would be charged to court and if the alleged ...
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Missing Girl’s Father Sends SOS To Obaseki

Fifteen months after Amanda was declared missing, her 28-year-old distraught father, Mr Edosa Osaruonamen, on Tuesday wrote a Save our Soul letter to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the state Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar, to help find his daughter. Amanda and her sister, Christabel, were stolen from their father’s house at Utese village on June 4, 2018, allegedly by their tenants, Roseline and Mary. Christabel was recovered in May this year in Enugu State from one Mrs Anioke Augustine, who bought her for N800,000. Amanda was said to have been sold to one Uju (now deceased) in ...
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EFCC Arrests Two Suspects On FBI List

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two of the 77 Nigerians wanted by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence for cyber crimes. The Head, EFCC Abuja Zonal Office, Aminu Aliyu, said on Tuesday Chika Augustine and Godspower Nwachukwu were arrested in Abuja, adding that $35,000 was recovered from the former. Addressing journalists in Abuja, Aliyu said they also arrested one other suspect for a different case in December last year in collaboration with the FBI. He said, “Prior to the release of the FBI list, we had in collaboration with the FBI, cases under investigation in which two suspects ...
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Mob Burns MTN Office In Ibadan

The Bodija, Ibadan office of telecommunication company, MTN, has been set on fire by an irate mob. The incident resulted in gridlock as vehicles passing through Agodi government secretariat road en route the University of Ibadan are having a hectic time, navigating the road. The development made the state police command to deploy anti-riot policemen to other MTN outlets in the city. A similar fire incident was aborted on Tuesday evening as youths attacked the MTN service centre located at Mobil Bus Stop on MKO Abiola Way. Youths in their scores mobilised themselves and vandalised the frontage of the company ...
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DSS Arrests Prime Attacker Of Nasarawa Deputy Governor

The Department of State Services in Kano State has arrested a kidnap kingpin believed to have masterminded the recent attack on the Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Emmanuel Akagbe. The attack led to the death of three police officers and one civilian. The suspect, Mohammed Akazakwai, was arrested in his mother’s residence in Kano, where he was being treated for gunshot injuries. It was stated (a source), who spoke on condition of anonymity, disclosed that the suspect was arrested with his mother and an unidentified man. About 50 AK 47 rifles, which the suspect claimed he inherited from his father, ...
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Police Arrest Three Highway Robbers In Ogun

The Ogun State police command have arrested three suspected highway robbers who have been terrorising motorists along Odogbolu-Ijebu Ode Expressway. The suspects were arrested on Saturday 24th August. According to statement release by the command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta “The suspects were arrested when policemen attached to Odogbolu division were on patrol of the highway and sighted the men at about 6:00a.m. Placing themselves in an ambush manner along the expressway. “On seeing the policemen, the three of them took to their heels but they were hotly chased and apprehended. The suspects are Johnson Afokolu, Victor Michael and Jacob ...
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