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Olukoyede decries $88.6billion lost to Illicit Financial Flows annually in Africa

The Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Olanipekun Olukoyede, has  disclosed that a whopping $88.6billion is lost to illicit financial flows (IFF) in Africa annually. He stated this in Tunis, Tunisia on Thursday,  June 27, 2024 while delivering a keynote address at the Pan-African Conference on Illicit …

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Alleged pro-Wike prime suspect in Rivers explosive detonation found, in intensive care

….As Police tighten security at facility The prime suspect in the failed detonation of alleged explosive device outside the perimeter fence of Hotel Presidential along Port Harcourt-Aba Expressway during a protest on Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, has been nabbed, revived and is now receiving intensive care …

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Akwa Ibom Police rescues kidnapped ex Shell staff; One suspected kidnapper dies; Manhunt on for other fleeing suspects 

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has rescued a kidnapped victim who was abducted by four armed gunmen and held hostage for days. A statement by ASP Timfon John, Police Public Relations Officer, the Command, said that on June 22, 2024, “following intelligence information available at the Command’s disposal about …

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Stop planned pro-Wike supporters’ protest in Rivers, ALGON urges security agencies  

.Urges Security Agencies to check potential breakdown of law, order .Pledges support to Police action in 23 LGAs The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Rivers State Chapter, has alerted security agencies, especially the Police, the Rivers State Government and the public on the consequences of the planned protest …

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365 days in office: IGP Egbetokun hosts conference with senior police officers

….Reflects on achievements, outlines strategies for improved, people-friendly policing   ….Rolls out salient achievements; Prepares for Edo, Ondo gubernatorial elections The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, on Thursday, June 20, 2024, hosted the monthly Conference with Senior Police Officers, which coincides with a significant milestone in the current administration, …

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Sanwo-Olu talks tough: Says those behind kidnapping of Lebanese nationals will be arrested 

Says Lagos will not condone people with evil intentions  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday vowed to arrest perpetrators of the recent kidnapping of the three Lebanese nationals, including the Managing Director of Fouani Nigeria Limited, Muhammed Fouani, saying his government would not condone people of evil intentions …

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Rivers unrest: IGP condemns killing of officers, security threat; Orders investigations, heightened security  

….Commiserates with family, loved ones of deceased The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, has condemned in the strongest terms the recent outbreak of violence and subsequent breakdown of law and order at various Local Government Council secretariats in Rivers State, where supporters of two political factions clashed …

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NCAA clarifies weather-induced flights over prohibited Aso Rock airspace

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has provided an explanation regarding two recent incidents where aircraft flew over Aso Rock, a designated “Prohibited Flight Zone” known as DNP4. According to NCAA, the violations occurred due to adverse weather conditions, which forced the aircraft to stray into restricted airspace. Collaborating with …

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‘No individual is unlawfully detained’ – Police reacts to Sani’s claim on detention of #EndSARS protesters

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) announced on Sunday, June 16, 2024, that none of the protesters arrested during the October 2020 #EndSARS demonstrations are still in detention. The statement, made by Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, was in response to claims by former Senator Shehu Sani that some …

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Prof. Ezeilo condemns herders’ gang rape of 13-year-old, killing of man who tried to rescue victim; Urges end to open grazing

Professor Joy Ezeilo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking of Persons in Africa, has vehemently condemned the recent gang rape of a 13-year-old in the Aku community of Enugu state and the killing of Mr. Emma Nnadi, who tried to rescue the …

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General who retired in protest when Abacha took over after June 12 annulment speaks

Major General Ishola Williams, the only General who retired from the military following the annulment of the June 12, 1993, elections, has asserted that ending insecurity in Nigeria is not difficult but for the corruption entrenched within the political and constitutional framework. Speaking on Channels TV’s “Inside Sources with Laolu …

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IGP decorates DIG Sahabo Abubakar, 9 AIGs, 15 CPs; Tasks Officers to lead with courage, leave lasting legacy  

….Orders posting of DIG Galadanchi to FID, AIGs, CPs to Commands, formations ….Warns against undermining merit-based promotion system for personal gains The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Friday decorated the newly promoted Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Yahaya Sahabo Abubakar, along with nine Assistant Inspectors General of …

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Tinubu meets FBI Director, calls for stronger collaboration to fight cybercrime, terrorism 

President Bola Tinubu has called for stronger collaboration between Nigeria’s law enforcement agencies and the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the fight against cybercrime, terrorism, and other related crimes. The FBI is the domestic intelligence and security service of the United States of America, and its principal …

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Police deny robbery in IGP’s Quarters; Bust cartel dealing in jewellery worth billions of Naira obtained from armed robbery operations

….Robbers, Alhaji Auwal still at large    The Nigeria Police Force has successfully dismantled a cartel dealing in jewellery worth billions of Naira obtained from armed robbery operations in Abuja and its environs. According to a statement by ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, “on 28th …

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EFCC receives 14,000 petitions in one year – Olukoyede; Says: Anti-graft war is winnable

As a mark of public confidence in the credibility and integrity of operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the Executive Chairman, Ola Olukoyede, on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, disclosed that the Commission had received 14,000 (Fourteen Thousand) petitions from members of the public in the last one …

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Dabiri-Erewa visits stranded Nigerian girls in Ghana; Calls for war against human trafficking  

Abuja: June 10, 2024 Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has condemned in strong terms, modern day slavery in the form of human trafficking. This follows the intervention of NiDCOM in the case of the 10 Nigerian girls trafficked to Ghana for prostitution, under the guise of  …

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Nigeria Correctional Service vows to investigate inmate’s mysterious escape

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has pledged to uncover the circumstances surrounding the mysterious escape of an inmate from the Sapele Correctional Centre in Delta State and take decisive action against those responsible. Paul Michael reportedly escaped under puzzling circumstances over the weekend, just a day after Raymond Neagu assumed …

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