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Looting, Deaths As Lagos’ Notorious Gangs Clash Over Assault On Kingpin’s Lover
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Looting, Deaths As Lagos’ Notorious Gangs Clash Over Assault On Kingpin’s Lover

Two rival gangs from Alakuko area of Lagos and Dalemo, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states, held the neighbourhoods to ransom for days last week, unleashing terror without let or hindrance. From last Friday night to Monday afternoon, the warring hoodlums took charge of the communities, killing one another, vandalising shops along their ‘battle ground’ on Alakuko-Agbado Road and stealing goods. Six persons were reportedly feared dead while others sustained varying degrees of injury before a combined team of police and the military were able to restore normalcy. Amid the chaotic scenario and its attendant losses, no one could pinpoint the immediate cause of the mayhem. Many thought it was another dose of deadly violence which has been on in the area for about three years...
Half Of CBN Looting: Gowon Denies Allegation Says ‘It Is Rubbish’
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Half Of CBN Looting: Gowon Denies Allegation Says ‘It Is Rubbish’

Yakubu Gowon, a former military head of state, has described allegations that he looted half of the Central Bank of Nigeria as “rubbish”. Tom Tugendhat, a member of the United Kingdom parliament, had accused Gowon of looting Nigeria’s treasury when he left office. Speaking at the UK parliament committee debate on a petition on the #EndSARS crisis, Tugendhat had urged the UK to call out corruption and use its powers to stop who profit from Nigeria’s wealth and hide it in foreign countries. “Some people will remember when General Gowon left Nigeria with half of the Central Bank, so it is said, and moved to London,” he said. However, Tugendhat did not provide any evidence to support his claim. In reaction to the remark, Gowon told BBC: “I don’t know where he got that rubbish ...
Meet Tom Tugendhat, The UK MP Who Accused Gowon Of Looting Half Of Central Bank Of Nigeria
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Meet Tom Tugendhat, The UK MP Who Accused Gowon Of Looting Half Of Central Bank Of Nigeria

During the #EndSARS debate by UK Parliament, a member of the UK Parliament identified as Tom Tugendhat made a controversial statement that sparked reactions in Nigeria. Tom Tugendhat accused ex Nigerian Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon of looting half of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). In his words: Some people will remember when General Gowon left Nigeria with half of the Central Bank, so it is said, and moved to London. Now, Who Is Tom Tugendhat? Lt Col Thomas Georg John Tugendhat MBE VR (born 27 June 1973) is a British Conservative Party politician serving as Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee since 2017. He has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tonbridge and Malling since 2015. Before entering politics, amongst other roles, Tugendhat was a Territorial Arm...
CBN Looting: Adesina Dismisses UK MP’s Accusations Against Gowon
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CBN Looting: Adesina Dismisses UK MP’s Accusations Against Gowon

Akinwunmi Adesina has shared his thoughts about the raging controversy surrounding General Yakubu Gowon. It is no longer news he has been accused by a British MP of being behind, arguably, the greatest theft of public funds ever witnessed by the country. But in his opinion, Adesina advised that people be circumspect in believing what has been said about the former Commander in Chief. He shared his thoughts on via twitter thus: Be careful of misinformation! H.E. General Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria’s former Head of State, is a man of great honour, decency, honesty, amazing simplicity, humility and integrity. I know him. A great and admirable elder statesman of Nigeria. His honesty and integrity are impeccable.
Nigerians Are Not Hungry; Protest Caused Looting- Femi Adesina
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Nigerians Are Not Hungry; Protest Caused Looting- Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums cannot be traced to poverty in Nigeria but by the pandemonium that accompanied the #EndSARS protests. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, on Thursday, Adesina said attributing the looting to poverty was like justifying armed robbery. “Criminality is criminality. Would it justify armed robbery because the man was poor? Would it justify armed robbery because the man didn’t have money? Just as you cannot justify armed robbery because a man was poor and took a gun to rob another person, you can’t also justify the looting,” he said. Adesina claimed the protracted protests provided an atmosphere for looting to take place. He said i...
Edo Police Parade 126 Suspects For Jail-break, Looting, Others
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Edo Police Parade 126 Suspects For Jail-break, Looting, Others

The Edo State Police Command on Wednesday paraded 126 suspects in connection with the jail -breaks, looting and vandalism in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests which rocked the country. According to the breakdown given by the State Commissioner of Police , Johnson Kokumo, 106 suspects were arrested for breaking stores , looting and arson. He also said 10 escapees were re -arrested , while 10 suspects were arrested for other offences. He said, “ The Command wishes to brief members of the public on the # EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums and mobs who went berserk wreaking havoc majorly in Benin metropolis. “As you are all aware , the hoodlums burnt down police stations, carted away arms and ammunition, raped women in some areas, killed policemen on their gory pa...
Akwa Ibom Man Who Masterminded Looting And Vandalism Of CICC Arrested
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Akwa Ibom Man Who Masterminded Looting And Vandalism Of CICC Arrested

The Nigeria Police Force in Cross River State, has confirmed the arrest of 80 hoodlums including the mastermind of Calabar International Conference Centre, CICC looting. According to the Commissioner of Police, CP Abdulkadir Jimoh, over 1000 items, including customised chairs, chillers, customised designer carpets have been recovered from the search and retrieve hunting so far. Jimoh who disclosed this on Monday, October 26, 2020 in Calabar, said the Command arrested one Johnson Richard Inem, the mastermind behind looting and vandalization of the CICC at the weekend. He said Inem, who is a mechanic was arrested at Esuk Otu behind Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Calabar, with various items. “We arrested the suspect based on actionable intelligence during the house to house...
Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues
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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing. Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties. Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found. Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses. Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja. Ambode had sai...
Kwara State Governor Meets Owners Of Businesses Affected In Friday’s Looting
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Kwara State Governor Meets Owners Of Businesses Affected In Friday’s Looting

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has met with owners of the businesses affected in the Friday looting of public and private properties, assuring them of government’s support to get them back on stream. AbdulRazaq had earlier announced N500m recovery funds to assist businesses affected in the incident. In a meeting with owners of the businesses late Monday, the Governor urged them to register on the state website as they had earlier been advised and said modalities are in place to ensure that only people with genuine cases benefit. "Your sector is really important to this government. That is why we decided to engage you when we saw what happened to bring you back as quickly as possible,” he said, reiterating that small and medium scale businesses are key to economic...
CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives
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CACOVID Statement On Looting Of COVID-19 Palliatives

Members of the Private Sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) wish to call for calm, amidst the looting of COVID-19 palliatives meant for distribution in various State Government warehouses across the country. The Coalition is deeply concerned by the recent events and is urging those involved in the wanton destruction of public and private property to immediately desist from these raids, in order to allow the States to proceed with peaceful and fair distribution of these palliatives to the neediest and most vulnerable in our society. Over the past few months, the Private Sector, through CACOVID, has been working with all State Governors, the FCT Minister, and the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, to procure, deliver and distribute these food relief items to almost 2 million mos...
Looting: Zahra, Others Who Said Buhari Isn’t The Problem Are Misguided – Reno Omokri
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Looting: Zahra, Others Who Said Buhari Isn’t The Problem Are Misguided – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has stated that President Buhari's daughter, Zahra and other Nigerian youths who said that "looting has shown that the Nigerian leader is not the problem" are misguided. Reno Omokri stressed that looting is bound to occur when people are starved with a destroyed economy. He added that #EndSARS was ignited by SARS, but was not caused by SARS. He wrote in his Instagram page; "It is misguided to say looting shows that General @MuhammaduBuhari is not the problem and Nigeria’s youths are the problem. Both Zahra Buhari and others who have said this are misguided. You can’t starve people by destroying the economy, then hoard food, and expect looting not to occur. It is human nature. #EndSARS was ignited by SARS, but it was not caused by SARS....
Looting: Release All COVID-19 Palliatives Now, NLC Tells Govts
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Looting: Release All COVID-19 Palliatives Now, NLC Tells Govts

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged federal and state governments to release forthwith , all COVID- 19 palliatives still stored in warehouses across the country . The union also condemned the mass looting of both COVID- 19 palliatives and non -COVID -19 items in the country . This was contained in a statement on Monday titled , ‘ NLC Demands The Immediate Release Of All COVID -19 Palliatives And Relief Welfare Materials’ . The NLC, in the statement signed by its President, Ayuba Wabba, said the distribution of the palliatives by the authorities would help assuage the sufferings of the people . The statement partly read , “ It is obvious that the palliative provisions that were procured by government for immediate distribution to the mass of our people at their critical time...
NSCDC Officer Joins In Looting Of Palliatives
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NSCDC Officer Joins In Looting Of Palliatives

Officer of the law!" Nigerians scream as Civil Defence officer is seen joining residents to grab Covid-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse in Gwagwalada, Abuja See video below https://www.instagram.com/p/CG0JIq2pMxQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Hoodlums Looting And Damaging Properties In The Country Shall Not Go Unpunished – Bishop Oyedepo
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Hoodlums Looting And Damaging Properties In The Country Shall Not Go Unpunished – Bishop Oyedepo

The peace of God that passes all understanding is restored back to our land. The sources of agitation will be wisely dealt with and favourably dealt with; the land shall rest again in the name of Jesus Christ. All the hoodlums who are taking advantage of this season, let hand be joined in hand, the wicked shall not go unpunished (Proverbs 11:21). Innocent people on the streets going about their own cause and businesses, they were in their shops, the only business they have. CAUTION! You don’t have a double life, you have only one, you don’t have a spare. Caution! I bind all activities of the devil behind every form of unrest being inflicted by hoodlums in the name of Jesus. Rest is restored to Nigeria. Peace is restored to our streets. Killing shall be mentioned no m...
Looting: Youths Are Their Own Problem – Nollywood Actor, Charles Awurum
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Looting: Youths Are Their Own Problem – Nollywood Actor, Charles Awurum

Nollywood actor Charles Awurum says the youths are their own problem following unrest nationwide rising from the #EndSARS protest by the youths. The father of three stated this in a video posted on Sunday on his Instagram page where he addressed the issue of hoodlums looting and destroying businesses. “Na now I sabi say the youths na the problem of the youths, some protest for the betterment of the country while some loot for the bitterment of the country,” Charles said in the video. The comic actor captioned the post saying, “The youths na the problem of the youths. Politicians dey use some dey fight against the majority wey get better intention for the future.” MCI reports following the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos on October 20, hoodlums have taken to the str...
FCT minister orders arrest and prosecution of warehouse looters
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FCT minister orders arrest and prosecution of warehouse looters

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has ordered arrest and prosecution of looters who broke into the FCT warehouse in Gwagwalada Area Council and carted away with food items.   Bello who called for the return of the looted food items during an emergency security meeting with leaders of various security agencies in the city on Monday October 26, said there would be massive deployment of security agencies to safeguard factories and warehouses in Idu Industrial District of the city.   FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu also condemned the looting and also pointed out that no nation could survive without a food reserve which are being looted across the country. She pleaded with council chairmen and traditional rulers to reach out ...
Taraba Declares Indefinite Curfew Over Looting
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Taraba Declares Indefinite Curfew Over Looting

The Taraba State Government has imposed an indefinite curfew in the state following the invasion of government warehouses by hoodlums on Saturday . This was contained in a statement by Musleem Aruwa , the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, in Jalingo . Manu expressed worry that some hoodlums invaded government warehouses containing palliatives and carted away items meant for distribution to members of the public . The media aide said, “ Government has carefully reviewed developments in the last 24 hours and decided to extend the curfew to safeguard lives and properties. “ All law -abiding citizens are advised to stay at home and allow security agencies who are under strict instructions to enforce the curfew and equally protect innocent ci...
EndSARS Protest: Fear Grips Politicians, Wealthy Nigerians Over Unabated Looting
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EndSARS Protest: Fear Grips Politicians, Wealthy Nigerians Over Unabated Looting

As wanton destruction and looting of public and private property by hoodlums continued unabated across the country, politicians, senior government officials, and party chieftains are reportedly running helter-skelter to avoid being victims of the rampag­ing mobs, Daily Independent has gathered. Our correspondent gath­ered that some wealthy Nigerians are becoming in­creasingly alarmed by the growing lawlessness which was a direct aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests. The crisis, which was a fall-out of the anger that trailed the shooting of some #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, took a frightening dimension when hungry and angry Ni­gerians started turning their attention from government property towards the assets of the rich in their states. One of the first v...
Looting: ‘You Know It’s Really Bad When A Human Being Steals A Toilet’ – Donald Duke
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Looting: ‘You Know It’s Really Bad When A Human Being Steals A Toilet’ – Donald Duke

A former Governor of Cross River, Mr. Donald Duke, has said that Nigerian youths have been neglected and left with no hopes due to wrong leadership in the country. Duke, who spoke with newsmen on Sunday while reacting to the destruction of properties on Friday and Saturday in Calabar by some hoodlums, said the act was not normal. He said that the youths feel abandoned and depressed with no leaders to assure them that tomorrow will be better than today, hence they took laws into their hands by destroying private and government properties. He said that from the videos and pictures he saw on the looting in Calabar, it showed that the youths felt neglected and abandoned by leaders, leaving their future in their hands with nothing put in place for them. “We often want to blame t...
‘Turn Back Your Children And Husband If They Bring Back Unaccounted Goods –  Buhari To Wives, Families On Looting
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‘Turn Back Your Children And Husband If They Bring Back Unaccounted Goods – Buhari To Wives, Families On Looting

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the nationwide looting, destruction of property. “Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way, wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home,” the President said. This statement is coming just as the judicial panel of inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government and other states start sitting on Monday to look into the pillage that ensued following a rather abrupt halt to the #EndSARS protests across the country. President Buhari in a statement on Sunday expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were mu...
Looting: Fintiri Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Adamawa
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Looting: Fintiri Declares 24-Hour Curfew In Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri has imposed a 24 -hour curfew on Adamawa State. This is after the vandalisation of the government property by hoodlums who broke into warehouses to cart away COVID- 19 palliatives. Fintiri, in his statewide broadcast , said the government took the action as a precaution, following the activities of “ some misguided elements” who have broken into warehouses looting COVID- 19 palliatives. Earlier on Sunday , The PUNCH reported the looting of a government -owned warehouse at Kwana - waya by angry residents, who later broke into the Central stores located at Barkin Kogi and looted food items. The governor said, “ Reports of people dying in the stampede have been received and we cannot afford to allow anyone to lose his or her life . “ We must also avoid...
Stray bullet allegedly kills trader in Enugu as security operatives disperse residents attempting to break into school to loot COVID-19 palliatives
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Stray bullet allegedly kills trader in Enugu as security operatives disperse residents attempting to break into school to loot COVID-19 palliatives

The looting of COVID-19 palliatives turned tragic in Enugu on Saturday, October 23 after a stray bullet allegedly fired by security operatives hit and killed a young man who sells fuel.   It was gathered that after news spread that COVID-19 palliatives were housed at Queen's Secondary school located inside WTC estate, residents stormed there in attempt to loot food items.   Security operatives stationed at the school reportedly fired shots to disperse the crowd. A stray bullet hit the young trader.   A shop owner in the area said that the deceased was not part of the mob that attempted to break into the school.   A graphic video posted by eyewitnesses shows the deceased gasping for breath before he passed away.   Sen. Chijinke Ugwuanyi...
Enough is enough! IGP blows hot, asks AIGs, CPs, SPU commanders to immediately restore order nationwide
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Enough is enough! IGP blows hot, asks AIGs, CPs, SPU commanders to immediately restore order nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Muhammed Adamu, NPM, on Saturday October 24, ordered the immediate mobilization of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence, killings, looting and destruction of public and private property, and reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country.   The IGP gave the order to all Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs), Commissioners of Police (CPs), Heads of Police Operational Units, Squadron and Base Commanders in charge of Zonal/State/FCT Commands, the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and the Special Protection Unit, today.   In addition, CPs/Heads of Police Formations in the various states have also been charged to mobi...
Ekiti Raises Alarm Over Looting Of Poisonous Food Items
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Ekiti Raises Alarm Over Looting Of Poisonous Food Items

The Ekiti State government raised an alarm on Saturday that huge quantities of poisonous items, mistaken for food yet to be distributed as COVID-19 palliative, were looted in warehouses in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Akin Omole, said in a statement in Ado Ekiti that raising the alarm became expedient to forestall any harm that could befall anyone who consumed the items. Also reportedly looted was the office of the Agricultural Development Programme (ADP) in Ado Ekiti. “Information at our disposal revealed that the Federal Government’s silos, the ADP warehouse and the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) stores, all in Ado- Ekiti, were attacked by hoodlums under the guise of seeking Covid-19 palliatives. “We insist that Ekit...
The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says
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The Whole Country will be Minneapolis if Democrats Win the Election – Donald Trump says

US President, Donald Trump has said the country will have a dim future if he loses the 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden is elected. According to Trump, the US will be like Minneapolis if he loses and will go in 'a recession like never seen.'   Minneapolis was the site of the death of George Floyd, a black man, who was killed by a white police officer on Memorial Day, setting off weeks of looting and rioting in the city and  'Black Lives Matter' protests around the country. Trump speaking in a Father's Day-themed interview with his son, Donald Trump Jr. that aired on Friday, he said; 'The whole country will be Minneapolis,' 'I feel like if the Democrats get in, we are literally going to end up in a recession/depression the likes of which you've n...
Police Shoot Dead 22-year-old man Who was on his Knees with Hands up
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Police Shoot Dead 22-year-old man Who was on his Knees with Hands up

An unarmed 22-year-old man who was on his knees with his hands up was shot dead by a Police officer in the city of Vallejo in Carlifornia on Monday night, June 1. The incident was said to have happened outside a Walgreens store in Northern Carlifornia, amid local and national protests against police brutality. According to reports, the officer was responding to a call of alleged looting when he shot the unarmed man who he believed had a gun ut later determined he had a hammer in his pocket, officials said. “When confronted by the police, he dropped to his knees and surrendered, and they fired at him,” said Melissa Nold, a Vallejo civil rights attorney representing Monterrosa’s family. “He wasn’t doing anything to warrant it. They shot him from inside their car. What opportu...
Lagos State Government Condemns Retaliatory Vandalization And Looting
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Lagos State Government Condemns Retaliatory Vandalization And Looting

The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to the attacks on Shoprite Complexes at Jakande and Sangotedo Area of Ajah by some unidentified people claiming to be acting in retaliation against the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. These attacks are condemned as they are against the Nigerian spirit of accommodation and benevolence that the country in general and Lagos State in particular is noted for”. The Federal Government is in dialogue with South African Authorities to stop this obnoxious act. We appeal to our compatriots to eschew violence and any unlawful acts. The Lagos State Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to providing a conducive atmosphere where businesses are conducted without hindrances. The security agencies have been directed to en...
#Xenophobia Attack: Zodwa Wabantu blasts South Africans for looting and killing foreigners
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#Xenophobia Attack: Zodwa Wabantu blasts South Africans for looting and killing foreigners

South African performer Zodwa Wabantu, has called out citizens of her country for the xenophobic attack on African Nationals living in their country. The pantless dancer, in a video, said the recent attack on African Nationals and Nigerians living in South Africa isn't xenophobia but about poverty. According to her, lazy South Africans are "taking things from people who are really doing something about their lives." She called out the South Africans destroying and looting businesses owned by African nationals and said the attack has to stop.   View this post on Instagram   #zodwawabantu calls out #southafricans over #xenophobia attack on foreigners and looting of their properties She shared a video with c...
Burning, Looting Of Nigerian Shops In South Africa: FG  To Takes Definitive Measures
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Burning, Looting Of Nigerian Shops In South Africa: FG To Takes Definitive Measures

As Nigerians and other African nationals living in south Africa has suddenly become endangered species as incessant cases of xenophobic attacks keeps increasing daily, the Nigerian government issued a stern warning from its south African counterpart to either end the killings and attacks or get ready for the consequences. According to the ministry of foreign affairs, the Nigerian government will no longer fold its arm and watch its citizens tortured and killed everyday in a neighbouring African country. Dr. Oyema in tweet sighted by us said" "Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures. @NigeriaGov...
If 419 PDP Raises Fund It’s For Looting – Lauretta Onochie
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If 419 PDP Raises Fund It’s For Looting – Lauretta Onochie

The presidential Aide on social media, Lauretta Onochie has said that whenever PDP raise money its for looting. Lauretta made this statement while commenting on the issue of funding PDP is facing to complete its new national secretariate. She shared the below picture via her Twitter handle and said. "Original cost of PDP's national headquarters: N16bn. How much was raised? N21bn. Status: Uncompleted! Situation Report: They are now looking for another opportunity to raise funds for to complete the building. FACT: If they raise funds, it's for looting. Say "No" to 419"
Eight Nigerians abducted in South Africa regain freedom
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Eight Nigerians abducted in South Africa regain freedom

The Nigerian community in South Africa has said that eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, North-West of Secunda in Mpumalanga Province of that country were released early on Wednesday. Mr Adetola Olubajo, the President of Nigerian Union in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the abducted Nigerians were released following pressure from the union on the South African authorities. Olubajo said that Nigerians at Evander in Mpumalanga Province had informed the union about attacks on Nigerians in that province. “According to witnesses and one of the survivors, Evander locals went on rampage in the early hours of April 2 and attacked businesses and property owned by Nigerians. “The mob arrested eight Nigerians and took them to an unknown des...
Imo: PDP In A Hurry To Resume Looting – Okorocha
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Imo: PDP In A Hurry To Resume Looting – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has accused his would-be successor, Emeka Ihedioha, and members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of “being in a hurry to resume looting after eight years of being out of power.” Okorocha, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said instead of telling Imo people what they would do for them in terms of surpassing his achievements, the incoming administration is dissipating energy on inanities. He said, “Members of the People’s Democratic Party in the State are obviously in a hurry to resume their usual looting of the treasury and properties of the State, reading their body languages and considering their utterances especially when they have stayed out of Power for eight years without reprieve. “S...
EFCC Tracking State Bank Accounts To Prevent Outgoing Governors From Looting
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EFCC Tracking State Bank Accounts To Prevent Outgoing Governors From Looting

There indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is tracking transactions on bank accounts of various states to prevent outgoing governors from stealing public funds. Bank accounts of many states, including that of Imo, Kano, Kwara, Lagos and others, might have been placed under the special watch. The step by the EFCC was informed by intelligence report about suspicious financial activities by top officials of the concerned states. The development came almost a week after the Imo State acting Accountant-General, Mr Uzoho Casmir, was arrested for allegedly withdrawing N1.050bn from the state coffers for vote-buying on the instruction of Governor Rochas Okorocha. Uzoho’s arrest on Thursday last week followed intelligence report that the governor alle...
Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers
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Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers

National Youth Service Corps members working as ad hoc staff for INEC has escaped death after gunmen reportedly invaded a polling unit in Rivers State. The incident reportedly occurred in Bonny local government, Rivers State and the gunmen were reported to be over 20. They invaded the unit with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, carting away ballot boxes, looting and robbing electoral officers. As at the time of this report, the unit is deserted, everyone has scampered for safety. Bonny LGA, Rivers State at the moment. The lives of NYSC ad-hoc INEC staffs in danger as gunshots rebt the air. #NigeraDecides2019 This is coming after a similar incident was reported in the Ikota Area of Lagos. Suspected thugs and ballot boxes snatchers ...
Buhari Reveals Plan For Politicians ‘Cheating And Looting’ Nigeria
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Buhari Reveals Plan For Politicians ‘Cheating And Looting’ Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the determination of his administration to rid the country of injustice and corruption. “Any person who cheated or looted the nation will be brought to justice, irrespective of status of the person in society,” he said. Speaking at an audience with South-West Imams and Islamic scholars on Sunday at the State House, Abuja, PoliticsNGR learned that the President urged religious leaders in the country to spread the message among their followers of the government’s total determination to promote social justice across the entire society. President Buhari said the nation’s diverse religions and cultures teach justice by all and for all, adding the “unless there is justice for everyone, the country cannot progress.” The leader of the deleg...
PDP Demands Immediate Release of Doyin Okupe
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PDP Demands Immediate Release of Doyin Okupe

                                                                                Doyin Okupe *Accuses EFCC, presidency of witch hunt The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of its chieftain, Dr. Doyin Okupe, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In a press statement issued in Abuja Tuesday by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesman, PDP described Dr. Okupe’s arrest and detention as an “act of intimidation and harassment” by the Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency — in its bid to browbeat the opposition and dissenting voices in the country, ahead of the 2019 general election. “This arrest is part of the grand plot to escalate the clampdown on opposition leaders, in an attempt to cow and subjugate them as the e...
APC Reacts To Saraki’s Plans To Run For President
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APC Reacts To Saraki’s Plans To Run For President

The APC has reacted to Saraki's announcement of seeking to run for presidency in 2019. Saraki in an interview with Bloomberg last week, said that he is actively considering running against President Buhari in 2019..   In a statement released by its National publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena, the party asked the senate president to reconsider his aspiration has he has a lot of corruption allegations he is yet to answer. The party in the statement said as the 2019 election approaches, Nigerians should ensure that they never again entrust the leadership of this great country to thieves whose sole aim is treasury looting and returning us to the dark ages where impunity and institutionalized corruption was the order of the day.   Read the statement from the party below I...
Buhari Orders Amaechi, Fashola, Abba Kyari To Resign
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Buhari Orders Amaechi, Fashola, Abba Kyari To Resign

President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly ordered the resignation of the former Governor of Rivers State who is now the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Also alleged to have been asked to resign are Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari over various allegations of corruption, DAILY POST exclusively gathered. A source in the Presidential Villa told DAILY POST that Buhari worried that having these persons in his cabinet could put so much to question about his personality and frustrate the present anti-corruption war had advised them to quietly resign. The source also said the President reminded them of his earlier warning that if he sacked any of his appointees, such would be prosecuted. It would be recalled t...
EFCC To Ekweremadu: We’ll Arrest You If You’ve Gone On Looting Spree
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EFCC To Ekweremadu: We’ll Arrest You If You’ve Gone On Looting Spree

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has denied the allegation by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Wednesday that there were plots by the Commission to set him up by planting monies and guns in his Enugu residence. Ekweremadu said that he was tipped off about the purported plot by an “EFCC covert investigative journalist” privy to the design. He said the agency had secured a warrant and plans to storm his home on May 6, 2017 under the guise that it was working on information provided by a whistle blower regarding huge amount of money in the apartment. He said going by the script of the plot, he is to be arrested, detained for three weeks and charged to court, while his constituents would be mobilized to protest and seek his recall from the National Assembly. But ...
“Sleep Easy If You’re Not Involved In Looting” – EFCC To Ike Ekweremadu
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“Sleep Easy If You’re Not Involved In Looting” – EFCC To Ike Ekweremadu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has advised the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, to “sleep easy” if he is not involved in looting.Spokesman of the commission, Wilson Uwujaren, gave the advice in a statement on Wednesday night. Uwujaren was reacting to an allegation by Ekweremadu that the anti-graft agency was plotting to frame and arrest him. According to reports, the lawmaker had alleged during Wednesday’s plenary that the EFCC was plotting to raid and plant incriminating materials in his Enugu home to justify his arrest. He said the plot was being sponsored by a cabal in the Presidency to ensure his detention and indictment with the aim of tarnishing his political career. The senator read a two-page letter purportedly from a source close to the comm...
Anglican Church Members Protest Against Their Bishop In Delta For Looting
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Anglican Church Members Protest Against Their Bishop In Delta For Looting

According to Sapele Oghenek,members of Anglican Church Boyo Road,Sapele staged a protest on Sunday against their Bishop Erifeta over corruption,abuse of public fund,marrying two wives and more.The protesters appealed to Primate Okoh to remove the Bishop of Sapele Anglican over the allegations levelled against him.
$151m Deposits: Bankers, Civil Servants To Face Trial
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$151m Deposits: Bankers, Civil Servants To Face Trial

A LIST of suspects who will face trial over the $151million and N8billion found in fictitious bank accounts is in the works, The Nation learnt yesterday. On the “long” list are bankers and civil servants, Attorney-General of the Federation Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) said. He declined to name the suspects but stressed that the government is interested in knowing how the funds were sourced and lodged in the accounts. Malami, who spoke with our correspondent from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said: “But investigation is in top gear and I will not want to jeopardize it by giving out names of those affected.” Pressed for more comments, Malami said: “I am not certain of the number now but it is huge because it involved a syndicate. “The culprits include civil servants and bank officials who...
Nigeria Dead And About To Be Buried!!!
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Nigeria Dead And About To Be Buried!!!

I really don't know what to write about this beautiful Nation. It's so sad that a group of people from left and right took charge of our dear country and made this blessed nation a place of nothing but sorrow. I was born almost forty years ago and i'm privileged to grow up around those that served and observed this country. Politicians are not only the major problem of Nigeria, the citizens, followers are a big part of our disastrous situation. Some of these politicians steal our money and to my greatest surprise, they still have people defending them. When these bastards are remanded in prison, some fools will protest for their release. How can we go forward with all these nonsense? Recently, the government passed a law on kidnapping... Why cant we have a law that sentence publi...