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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized
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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized

The home of one of the attorneys defending former US President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial was vandalized with graffiti. Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department in Chester County said the graffiti was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at attorney Michael van der Veen's residence in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Police said vandals spray-painted the word "TRAITOR" in red on his driveway in suburban Philadelphia. Van der Veen spent the week in Washington, D.C., defending Trump at his impeachment trial over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building. Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday. Pezick said private security has since been hired by the homeowner to protect the residence...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: We condemn any act of brutality on the part of the police, the Commissioner of Police will be asked to give account of what happened – LASG

The Lagos State Government has said that the state Commissioner of Police will be asked to give an account of what happened at Lekki Toll Gate, venue for the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests on February 13. The State Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo said this while reacting to reports of some of the arrested protesters being dehumanized and assaulted by the police. Onigbanjo who cited breach of COVID-19 protocols and fear that the exercise could go out of hand as part of the offences of those arrested in an interview on Channels Television, maintained that government has no problem with residents exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of expression or participation in peaceful protests. He added that if the action of the protesters is seen to result in...
Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside
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Obong of Calabar asks Governor Ayade to step aside

Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Otu has asked Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state to step aside.   Daily Trust reported that the monarch said this when Liyel Imoke, a former governor of the state paid homage to him.   The Obong blamed Ayade for the vandalism, looting and destruction of public and private property in the state last week. He maintained that the Governor needs to step aside to enable an interim administration come up so that he can learn governance.   He said;   “He (Ayade) has not been holding security meeting regularly. This thing would not have happened if he had called the security people together after hearing what happened in Lagos and other places; If he had called them together and tell them, look my friends; nothing should ...
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...
520 Suspects Arrested In Lagos For Arson, Vandalism, Burgling
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520 Suspects Arrested In Lagos For Arson, Vandalism, Burgling

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, said 520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of arson, vandalism, burgling and robbing of unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables during the unrest occasioned by the #EndSARS protest in the state. Odumosu, who disclosed this during a press briefing at the command headquarters in the Ikeja area of the state, said the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, adding that the arrested suspects would be charged. While stating the facilities affected in the state, the CP said, “A lot of public and private facilities were set ablaze, our police stations were also burnt and vandalised. “Based on the incidences, the command swung into action realising that this is no more #EndSARS,...
Christopher Columbus Statue in Boston to be Removed after it was Beheaded Overnight
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Christopher Columbus Statue in Boston to be Removed after it was Beheaded Overnight

The Christopher Columbus statue in Boston’s North End will be removed after it was beheaded overnight. The statue in Christopher Columbus Park on Atlantic Avenue was surrounded by crime scene tape early Wednesday morning as the head lay on the ground next to the base.   Mayor Marty Walsh said the statue will be removed and put in storage and there will now be conversations about whether it will ever go back up. Columbus was one of the first Europeans in the New World, credited by many for discovering America. However, critics say his trip began the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Columbus is also criticized for his violent treatment and killing of Native Americans, who see him as a racist. There has been a push across the country to get rid of the Columbus Day h...
Twitter Bans All 5G Conspiracy Theorist Tweets Causing Panic And Encouraging Vandalism
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Twitter Bans All 5G Conspiracy Theorist Tweets Causing Panic And Encouraging Vandalism

Twitter is banning all posts as well as comments causing panic and encouraging conspiracy theorists to attack 5G masts over allegations it’s behind the Coronavirus outbreak. The move to cut down on the amount of misinformation and ‘unverified claims’ comes after a series of debates and controversies linking the 5G network and COVID-19. “We have broadened our guidance on unverified claims that incite people to engage in harmful activity, could lead to the destruction or damage of critical 5G infrastructure, or could lead to widespread panic, social unrest, or large-scale disorder,” the Twitter safety team said on Wednesday. Over the Easter weekend, 20 incidents were recorded, including a suspected arson attack on a mast in east London as well as one serving Birmingham’s Nightin...
Two Men Arrested With 40 bags of Hemp and 11 Packs of Next level
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Two Men Arrested With 40 bags of Hemp and 11 Packs of Next level

Two men allegedly transporting 40 bags of Indian hemp and 11 packs of skunk a.k.a Next Level, have been arrested by the Ogun State police command. The suspects arrested at Igboora Road with their Chevrolet bus marked KSF 390 XS, were identified as Sulaiman and Ganiyu. Sulaiman and Ganiyu who were paraded alongside 24 other suspects arrested for crimes ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping, burglary, vandalism and impersonation, were arrested on Thursday January 9. New Telegraph reported that Ogun State's Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson promised that the suspects will be prosecuted after investigation has been concluded. He said; “On the 9th of January, 2020, about 4a.m., based on technical intelligence gathering, some hoodlums who specialised in large quantity su...
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Vandals Stealing Clips, Bolts On Lagos-Ibadan Rail Track

The Nigerian government has raised alarm concerning the stealing and replacing of clips, bolts and knots on the Lagos/Ibadan rail line. Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, said 5,000 clips and 10,000 bolts as well as knots had been replaced along the rail track. Mr. Fidet said, “You can’t imagine that between Lagos and Ibadan, we have replaced over 5,000 clips and close to 10,000 bolts and nuts on the track and it is not a good thing at all. “Without those things on the tracks, accidents can occur. “We know the volume of passengers on a train. So vandalism of rail infrastructure has to stop.” He added that government would still go ahead to extend the Lagos-Ibadan line to Kano in three years. The Nigerian government has in the past ...
Navy Unveils Measures To End Oil Theft, Pipeline Vandalism
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Navy Unveils Measures To End Oil Theft, Pipeline Vandalism

The Nigerian Navy yesterday disclosed that it had increased its surveillance in the country’s maritime domain with the refurbishing of its old vessels and the acquisition of new ones, which would end the rate of oil theft and pipeline vandalism in the Niger Delta. The naval force warned naval personnel not to engage in any form of partisan politics, noting that the statutory duty of the Nigerian Navy was to assist civil authority to ensure that the election was free and fair. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas made the remarks at the inauguration of the newly remodelled headquarters of the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Warri, Delta State. Ibas, who was represented by the Flag Officer Commanding (FOC), Western Naval Command, Rear Adm. Saidu Garba, noted that it wo...
Police Recover 9,657 Illegal Firearms In Nationwide Mope Up Exercise
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Police Recover 9,657 Illegal Firearms In Nationwide Mope Up Exercise

THE Nigeria Police said yesterday that it recovered a total of 9,657 illegal firearms and 26994 illegal ammunition in possession of suspected militias, bandits, armed herdsmen and farmers, vigilante groups, neighbourhood watch and other groups and individuals in the country. The recovery, the police explained, was in the mope up exercise earlier directed by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Police Force Public Relations Officer,Jimoh Moshood, who disclosed this in a statement Thursday evening, said the police also recovered a cash sum of $470,519,889.10) belonging to NNPC BRASS/LNG INVESTMENT hidden in some commercial banks after the directives of the Federal Government on TSA. Mr Moshood, in the statement, also revealed that the Force equally recovered the sum of N...
Police Discover $470.5m Belonging to NNPC’s Brass LNG Hidden in Banks
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Police Discover $470.5m Belonging to NNPC’s Brass LNG Hidden in Banks

Recover N114,290,000 from INEC officials in Rivers state The Nigerian Police Force announced today that it was able to trace $470.5million belonging to NNPC Brass LNG squirrelled away in some accounts in some commercial banks in Nigeria. Even more stunning, the police also said they traced another N8,807,264,834.96, belonging to the same project in the banks. According to the police, the money was recovered in the banks after the President Muhammadu Buhari had issued a directive that all government money be domiciled in the Treasury Single Account(TSA). The police which credited the recoveries to Special Units created by the IGP to handle high profile cases including Terrorism, Cyber and high-tech crimes, did not indicate the exact time of the recovery. But they also listed as ...
American Embassy To Sustain Partnership With NSCDC To Protect Critical National Infrastructure
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American Embassy To Sustain Partnership With NSCDC To Protect Critical National Infrastructure

Abuja – The American Embassy on Wednesday said it would continue to partner with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to protect the country’s critical national assets and infrastructure. NSCDC Mr Micheal Bonner, the Senior Police Advisor to the American Embassy, disclosed this during an NSCDC Workshop on Critical Infrstructure, Security and Resilience held on Thursday in Abuja. The one-day workshop themed: “Enhancing the Capacity to protect Critical National Assets and Infrastructure”, was aimed at boosting the capacity of the corps’ personnel on modern ways of identifying threats and protecting the country’s infrastructure. Bonner said the American Embassy would continue to partner with the corps, adding that the personnel of the corps must take seriously ...
Police Raid: Delta Advocacy C’ttee, DIPA Visit Clark, Ask Militants To Keep The Peace
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Police Raid: Delta Advocacy C’ttee, DIPA Visit Clark, Ask Militants To Keep The Peace

Delta State Advocacy Committee Against Vandalism of Oil and Gas Facilities, Thursday, tasked aggrieved militants in Niger Delta creeks to keep the peace and maintain stability in the oil environment. Edwin Clark Deputy Governor of the State, Mr Kingsley  Otuaro, who is also the chairman of  the Advocacy Committee, stated this when he led Delta Ijaw Political Assembly, DIPA, to visit Chief Edwin Clark in Abuja, saying the elder statesman remains healthy following reported illegal raid by  the Police on his Abuja residence. The raid had raised concerns on the state of health of the nonagenarian Ijaw and South-South geopolitical leader even as aggrieved militants vowed immediate resumption of hostilities against Nigeria’s oil-based economy. The aggrieved militants had, amongst ot...
Army Demands Extra N18bn To Battle Terrorism, Vandalism In 2018 Budget
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Army Demands Extra N18bn To Battle Terrorism, Vandalism In 2018 Budget

The National Assembly should increase its budget by N18. 177 billion to enable it effectively fight against terrorism, pipeline vandalism and other security challenges, the Nigerian Army has said. It also said it should be removed from the zero based budgeting (ZBB) otherwise known as the envelop budget ceiling system adopted by the Budget Office of the Federation. Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, made the demands on Thursday during a budget defence session with the House committee on army According to him, the envelop budgeting system was making the Army ineffective operationally and this is against the grains of current reforms being carried out. The Army, he said requires at least N39, 800 billion capital components and had requested for N261.6 billion, but the Budge...
Illegal Connection, Vandalism, Finance Are Major Challenges For IBEDC – MD
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Illegal Connection, Vandalism, Finance Are Major Challenges For IBEDC – MD

The Managing Director, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), Mr. John Donnachie, has said the major challenges facing the company are the high rate of illegal connection by its customers, vandalism and liquidity issues, The Punch reports. A statement on Wednesday quoted Donnachie to have said this during a visit by members of the Committee on Power, House of Representatives to the headquarters of the IBEDC in Ibadan on Tuesday. He said, “We would need N100bn to fix metering problems in the IBEDC. We will also need thousands of transformers today if we want to fix all requests on transformer problems.” The Chairman, Committee on Power, House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Asuquo, said the committee visited to carry out its oversight function following a quarterly report sub...
Soldiers Arrest 2 For Alleged Transformer Vandalism In Nasarawa
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Soldiers Arrest 2 For Alleged Transformer Vandalism In Nasarawa

Soldiers attached to Command Science Secondary School, Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Thursday, arrested two persons suspects for allegedly vandalising transformer, opposite the school. Capt. Ibrahim Marafa, the school’s Administrative Officer, said this while handing the suspects over to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Nasarawa State Command in Lafia. He said the suspects were caught while removing the transformer’s armored cable. The administrative officer also said other items recovered from the suspects were; a Bajaj motorcycle and some electrical tools. Marafa further said the suspects were handed over to the NSCDC for further investigation and prosecution. Receiving the suspects, Mr. Lawan Bashir-Kano, the Commandant of the NSCDC in the state commended...
“I Make N50,000 Daily From Breaking Pipelines” – Welder
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“I Make N50,000 Daily From Breaking Pipelines” – Welder

A suspected pipeline vandal , Fatai Karounwi , has said he makes N 50, 000 every day in the illegal act, adding that he had vandalised over 40 pipes before he was arrested by the police. Karounwi, aka Kokoro , who said he had been into the illegal act for the past three years, added that he was introduced to the crime by a friend , Oyebanji Agboola , aka Fish. Karounwi and Agboola were among 10 suspected militants and vandals paraded by the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan , Lagos State on Tuesday. Others are Tochukwu Ohanexim, 38; Oluwadamilare Ojo , 32; Akeju Adeniyi, 38; Musbau Afolabi , 29; Musa Akanbi, 32; Yusuf Ajiboye , 26; Ojo Ige, 28; and Innocent Ikechukwu , 42. Karounwi, in his confessional statement , said they always moved in large numbers whenever they were going for a...
Nigeria’s Economy Contracts 1.51% In 2016
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Nigeria’s Economy Contracts 1.51% In 2016

The Nigerian economy contracted in the fourth quarter of 2016 for the fourth consecutive quarters. However, the rate of contraction has started reducing following the Federal Government efforts at bolstering economic activities. The economy contracted 1.30 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to N18,292.95 billion, from N18,533.75 billion recorded in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) report released on Tuesday. This was -2.24 percent less than the decline recorded in the previous quarter but lower than the 2.11 percent growth rate recorded in the final quarter of 2015. On a quarterly basis, real GDP rose 4.09 percent following rise in the general price level. However, on a yearly basis, the economy contracted 1.51 percent, in...
NNPC To Pipe Crude Oil From Niger Republic To Kaduna
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NNPC To Pipe Crude Oil From Niger Republic To Kaduna

The Nigeria Petroleum Corporation [NNPC] is exploring the possibilities of piping crude oil from Niger Republic for refining in Kaduna, NNPC Group Managing Director [GMD], Dr Maikanti Baru said on Friday. Baru who paid courtesy visit on Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i in Kaduna, said President Muhammadu Buhari was personally committed to the project. He said that it was important to explore alternative crude supply to Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, which has been affected by vandalism of pipelines and age. “Due to challenges with the aged refinery and crude oil pipelines that had been breached severally, the operations of the refinery has been epileptic. “This we are determined to resolve through various intervention methods including evaluation of alternative crude oil suppl...