Crime

Drug Abuse Worsens In Kano, Governor Ganduje Laments

Drug addiction is now higher in Kano and girls and women are not left out, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje lamented on Friday. Dr. Ganduje made the disclosure during a briefing with the State Task Force on Counterfeit Drugs and Unwholesome Processed...

Ambode Reads Riot Act To Lagos Reckless Drivers, Gives Tank Farm Owners 90-Day Ultimatum

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, read the riot act to commercial motorcycle operators popularly called Okada riders, commercial bus drivers and street hawkers at a press briefing on Friday and warned that no one would be spared. Habib Aruna, Ambode's spokesman,...

Investigation: Nigeria’s Bank Verification Number, BVN, Exposes Gargantuan Corruption, Massive Fraud

Nigeria's Bank Verification Number, BVN, a biometric identification system being implemented by the Central Bank to curb or reduce illegal banking transactions in the country, has exposed gargantuan corruption, massive fraud, and has left millions of naira sitting idle...

I Will Not Rest Until Cattle Rustlers Are Flushed Out, Kano Governor Vows, 441 Cows Recovered

In northern Nigeria, Boko Haram is not the only threat. Cattle rustlers represent another danger, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje declared on Monday and vowed that he will not rest until they are flushed out. About 1,627 cows have so far been...

Police Not Overwhelmed By Lagos Armed Robbers, Commissioner Says

Policemen in Lagos are not overwhelmed by armed robbers in the state, Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, declared on Tuesday following a state security meeting presided over by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to find solutions to increased armed robbery attacks...

Again, Ambode Vows To Secure Lagos, Police To Continue Raiding Hideouts Of Criminals, Hoodlums

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday presided over the State Security Council meeting and assured residents that Nigeria's most populous city will be secured and identified hideouts of criminals will remain under police watch and be raided continuously. Commissioner...

With Court Granting Dasuki Permission To Travel For Medical Checks Abroad, What Next?

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ruled on Tuesday that Nigeria's immediate past National Security Adviser(NSA), Sambo Dasuki, could travel abroad for medical check-up for a period of three weeks. The presiding judge, Justice Adeniyi Ademola, in his ruling dismissed...

Drug Trafficking: Female Suspects Open Up In Nigeria

Two suspected female drug traffickers are currently assisting narcotic investigators with relevant facts relating to the exportation of 4.450kg of cocaine to India and 7kg of cannabis to China, Nigeria's anti-drug trafficking agency said in a statement on Monday. Both...

Ambode Laments: 33,000 Sleeping Policemen In Lagos For 20 Million People Not Good Enough

The number of policemen in Lagos is just 33,000 for a population of about 20 million, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode disclosed on Saturday, and lamented that those policemen are often found sleeping or relaxing in their parked vehicles rather than...

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