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Buhari urges traditional rulers to support fight against criminality

Anietie Udobit, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday urged traditional rulers to be prepared to play a crucial role in the prevention and detection of criminal activities in their domains. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and  Publicity, in a statement on Tuesday, said President Buhari, while receiving members

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Buhari, Service Chiefs meet ahead March 9 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with service chiefs. The meeting started at the President’s office in the State House around 11am. Discussions at the meeting would likely dwell on the security situation in the country and how to ensure maximum security during next Saturday’s governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across

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Court orders actress Monalisa Chinda’s arrest over tax evasion

A Lagos High Lagos in Igbosere has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of actress and producer, Monalisa Chinda Coker, over a tax evasion charge. Justice Adedayo Akintoye made the order on January 21, following an application by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, alleging that Coker had repeatedly failed to honor a court

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NBA President re-arraigned, as court orders arrest of four govt officials in Akwa Ibom

Anietie Udobit President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Paul Usoro on Friday appeared before Justice Rilwan Aikawa, of the Federal High Court Lagos, to answer to a 10 count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Meanwhile, the court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest and production in

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Shell set to face criminal charges in the Netherlands over Nigeria fraud allegations

Agency reports Royal Dutch Shell has revealed it is facing potential criminal charges in the Netherlands over allegations made by the Nigerian government relating to a $1.3bn oil deal. The Dutch Public Prosecutor's Office has informed the oil giant that it is nearing the conclusion of an investigation and is 'preparing to prosecute'. The planned

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Navy seizes 130 vessels in 2018 till date

The Nigerian Navy has arrested about 130 vessels for crimes perpetrated in the maritime sector and other activities between 2018 and February, 28, 2019. According to the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, the arrests were made following the recent enhancement of the navy’s surveillance capability. He stated this while

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Jay-Jay Okocha speaks on Court order to arrest him

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, popularly known as Jay Jay Okocha, has broken silence on the Lagos High Court order to arrest him. News had reported last week Thursday that a Lagos High Court issued a bench warrant arrest of Okocha, for failure to appear in court severally to answer questions on why he

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Nwachukwu takes over as Defence Spokesman

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), has appointed Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu as the new Spokesman. The new Acting Director Defence Information (DDI) takes over from Brigadier General John Agim who recently retired from the Nigerian Army (NA) after a successful military career. Until his appointment, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu was the Deputy Director Public Relations,

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