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    BREAKING: Fire guts Balogun market in Lagos

    Fire has broken out at the popular Balogun Market in Lagos. However, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said that the fire is under control. In a statement by its Director, Margaret Adeseye, the fire service said: “The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service is currently attending to a fire outbreak at the famous Balogun Market which involved the…

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    Tanker crushes 4 to death, injures many in Abeokuta

    By Kolawole Olayinka, AbeokutaFour people were confirmed dead in a multiple accident involving a tanker and two cars at Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Friday night.Mrs Florence Okpe, the Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state confirmed the incident to newsmen on Saturday.Okpe said that the accident was caused by over speeding on…

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    Randy father impregnates 19-year old daughter in Ogun

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Men of the Ogun State Police Command, on Friday arrested a 43 years old man, Abiodun Oladapo for impregnating his 19 years old daughter. This was disclosed in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi. The suspect, according to Oyeyemi, was arrested following a complaint lodged at…

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    Police arrest four Lagos based robbery suspects in Ogun 

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested four members of a Lagos based robbery gang, who have been terrorizing Ode-Remo area of the state in recent time.  Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a statement on Friday. The suspects, Habeeb Salaudeen 24, Ezekiel Jayesimi 30, Olamilekan Teniola 22…

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    ICPC arraigns ex-JAMB registrar, four children over alleged fraud

    The Federal Government is to arraign Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, former Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on seven counts bordering on money laundering at a Federal High Court, Abuja. Ojerinde is being arraigned alongside his four children; Mary Funmilola, Olumide Abiodun, Adedayo and Oluwaseun Adeniyi, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) before Justice Inyang…

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    Twin brothers, 25 others arrested for alleged yahoo business 

    By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin  Operatives of the Ilorin Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday arrested 28 persons suspected to be “Yahoo-Yahoo Boys” in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital. The arrest, which was effected at Mandate Area, Ilorin followed actionable intelligence on the activities of fraudsters operating in the area. Preliminary investigation revealed the identity…

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    BREAKING: Ike Ekweremadu, wife found guilty of organ-trafficking by UK court

    Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, have been found guilty of an organ-trafficking plot, after they brought a 21-year-old man to the UK from Nigeria. Ekweremadu, 60, his wife Beatrice, 56, and Dr Obinna Obeta, 50, were convicted of conspiring to exploit the man for his kidney, in the first such case under modern slavery laws. The…

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    Court dismisses Abba Kyari’s request to quash drug charges

    The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed an application filed by suspended police chief, Abba Kyari, seeking an order dismissing the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s charge against him. In a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Emeka Nwite held that the court had the exclusive right and jurisdiction to hear drug-related cases as enshrined in the constitution of…

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  • Robbery gang

    Police nab three armed robbers in Ogun

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta Operatives of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate who were terrorizing Ewekoro and its environs. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi stated this in a statement in Abeokuta on Wednesday. Oyeyemi said that the suspects, Ahmed Isiaka, Sunday Ajibola and Jimoh Wahab were arrested following…

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    IGP extends additional support to commands for effective election security management

    …oders continuous mop-up of weapons as police recover 182 illicit arms in 1 month Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has extended additional human and logistic support to Commands and Formations across the country for effective election security management during the forthcoming gubernatorial and state Houses of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday 18th March, 2023. The additional support includes…

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