Thursday, November 26

Tag: Watchlist

Atiku Reacts, Dismisses US Surveillance Report
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Atiku Reacts, Dismisses US Surveillance Report

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has denied reports that he and some members of his family are under the United States of America watchlist, describing same as “recycled false allegations.” Media reports surfaced on Monday to the effect that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, FinCEN, an agency of the United States Department of Treasury, has flagged some transactions linked to the top politician as suspicious, in its surveillance of money movements within the international system. Reacting to the media report, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe, said neither him nor any member of his family has breached any law, locally or internationally. The statement reads: “My attention has bee...
Woman Who has Been on NDLEA Watchlist for 10 Years Over Sale of Cannabis Arrested in Sokoto
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Woman Who has Been on NDLEA Watchlist for 10 Years Over Sale of Cannabis Arrested in Sokoto

A woman who has been on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) watchlist for 10 years over the sale of cannabis, has been arrested in Sokoto State. The suspect who was paraded alongside 18 other drug dealers, was arrested on February 28. It was gathered that other drugs including pentazocine injection which is class ‘A’ in prohibited drugs worldwide, were recovered from the suspect identified simply as Madam Queen. Confirming the arrested, NDLEA Sokoto Commander, Mr Yakubu Kibo said; “We arrested a very notorious cannabis sativa dealer in the state, Madam Queen from Raymond Village. ”Madam Queen has been on our watch list for the past 10 years and on the 28th of February, she was arrested alongside her sales boy. “This time around, it was not limited to cannabi...
Ghana Moves For Extradition Of Nigerian Kidnap Suspects
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Ghana Moves For Extradition Of Nigerian Kidnap Suspects

The Ghanaian police have reportedly asked for the extradition of a Nigerian, Chika Nnodim, who was mentioned in the alleged kidnapping of four Ghanaian girls. The move is in collaboration with the Ghanian Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and the Nigerian arm of Interpol, a Ghanian newspaper, Graphics Online, reported on Monday. The report said the Ghanaian High Commission in Abuja, through the CID, the Attorney-General’s office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, had written the Nigerian government requesting the arrest and extradition of the suspects who had allegedly trafficked three of the kidnapped minors to Nigeria. According to the report, four girls were said to be kidnapped by the suspects. But in a statement, the National Agency for the Prohibi...
Protesters storm Amnesty International office, demand they leave Nigeria
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Protesters storm Amnesty International office, demand they leave Nigeria

Protesters have reportedly besieged the Amnesty International office in Abuja, demanding that the human rights group leave Nigeria just after they were allegedly placed on security watchlist by the Federal Government.   Isa Sanusi, a spokesperson for Amnesty International Nigeria confirmed the protest and also told Premium Times that the protesters appeared to be pro-government as they were angry with the group's criticism of the Buhari-led administration.   Chanting denigrating songs, the protesters also held placards that were unsympathetic with Amnesty International.     We reported earlier that Amnesty International was placed on security watchlist by the Presidency ahead of a nationwide “revolution” protest scheduled for August 5 and promot...
Fayose Threatens To Sue EFCC, Demands N20bn, Public Apology For Placing Him On Watchlist
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Fayose Threatens To Sue EFCC, Demands N20bn, Public Apology For Placing Him On Watchlist

For placing him on watchlist and directing that he should be arrested if he attempts to travel out of the country as a sitting governor conferred with constitutional immunity against any criminal proceedings, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has demanded N20 billion as damages from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), a written apology from the commission to be published to all Security Agencies in Nigeria, three National Newspapers and the Social Media as well as withdrawal of the request/directive to Security Agencies to place him on security watchlist. He threatens that, “unless these demands are met within 72 hours of the date of this letter, we shall not hesitate to carry out our client’s firm instruction to proceed forthwith to institute legal action ag...