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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has said it is planning to rehabilitate young people who are engaged in Internet fraud, popularly known as Yahoo Yahoo boys. Acting Chairman of the Agency, Mr Ibrahim Magu stated this in Lagos on Thursday while delivering a paper titled, ‘Strategic change administration and innovation to curb corruption in …

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The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, on Wednesday posted on his verified Facebook account that a committee had been set up to expose any sexual misconduct in the institution. Olayinka said the move was aimed at guarding against any untoward sexual behaviour in UI. He wrote, “The recent exposé of …

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The police in Katsina State on Monday arrested the owner of a rehabilitation centre in Daura, President Buhari’s hometown, where over 300 inmates were being subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment.  Some of the teachers were also said to have sexually molested the inmates at the centre owned by Mallam Bello Maialmajri. The 78-year-old cleric …

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A Civil Rights group, Coalition for Good Governance and Change, CGG, has expressed concerns over the activities of some Non-Governmental Organization, NGO, as it alleged that these organizations were passing classified military information to Boko Haram sect, thereby making the war against insurgency difficult. CGG, thereby, called for a probe of some of those international …

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Worried by incidents of kidnapping, banditry and other violent crimes threatening national security, the Nigerian Army will today commence operations across the thirty-six states of the federation, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). According to the army, the exercises, which will be conducted simultaneously in the six geo-political zones of the country, include Exercise Ayem …

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday, arraigned a former Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh and one Hanafi Moriki, for converting $1.9m and N974.7m to personal use. The defendants who were arraigned before Justice O. O. Goodluck of the FCT High …

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The Sokoto Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested four officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Zamfara State. Administrative Secretary, Hassan Aliyu; Head of Operations, Hussain Jafar; State Accountant, Abdullahi Abubakar; and Abdulmumin Usman were nabbed for alleged conspiracy, breach of trust and criminal diversion of ad …

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President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit South Africa following a rift in diplomatic relations between the country and Nigeria. The visit also comes against the background of recent xenophobic attacks, the evacuation of hundreds of Nigerians and the exchange of visits by Special Envoys of Presidents Buhari and Ramaphosa. While in South Africa, the …

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Following her release by her abductors recently, Beauty Uguoere Siasia, the mother of a former Super Eagles skipper and coach, Samson Siasia broke down and cried lamenting her repeated kidnap experiences by men of the underworld. “I dont know why they keep kidnapping me. Only God knows,” the 80-year-old woman sobbed as tears dripped down …

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Reports indicate that “modern day slavery” thrives in Burkina Faso, a former French colony located in the Sahel region of West Africa, with human merchandise exchanging hands through various middlemen in parts of northern Nigeria, Benin Republic, Republic of Niger and Chad. Competent sources hinted at the weekend that identification of the current location of …

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