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2019: EFCC tracking campaign funds for political parties, election fraud

•Begins with Osun guber election  Senator Iroegbu  As preparations for the 2019 general election enters the home stretch, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has embarked on tracking of campaign financing of political parties in Nigeria. The Acting Chairman of EFCC in a statement on Friday by the Commission's Head of Media

Four Shiite members arrested for attacking police, destroying property in Zaria

Four members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), popularly called Shiites, have been arrested for attacking the police during a procession at Muchiya, Sabongari, Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday. The Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, DSP Yakubu Sabo confirmed the arrest in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria. Sabo said

Police mop-up large cache of arms, recover N8.9bn, $470.5m

•Target vigilantes, militants, bandits, others  •Seize two vessels, seven speed-boats, 83 trucks   Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has seized large cache of arms and ammunition as well as recovery of monetary and non-monetary Federal Government assets. This was disclosed  on Thursday in Abuja, by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Jimoh

Osun Poll: Constable to be paid N50,000 for 10 day-election duty- Police

  Jude Johnson  The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has admitted that the sum of N50,000 is the amount that would be paid to a Constable on Election Duty in Saturday's  Osun State gubernatorial polls. The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Jimoh Moshood , in a statement on Wednesday, said the money is the

Osun Election: Buhari orders IGP to suspend invitation of Sen. Adeleke- Presidency

•Invitation suspended till after election    Jude Johnson   President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to stop the invitation of Sen. Ademola Adeleke. The Channels TV reports a source in the Presidency, who confirmed the development, said the President gave the orders on Thursday evening. Adeleke, who is

Osun Election: Police hunt for Adeleke, four others over ‘exam malpractice’

•Drag him to Abuja Court on Thursday  •Must appeare before special investigation  panel before arraignment    Jude Johnson  Barely 72 hours to the Osun State governorship election, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has dragged the candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ademola Adeleke and four others before Special Investigation Penal

EFCC places Gov Fayose on criminal watch list

•Asks customs to stop him leaving the country Jude Johnson The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has placed the outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on the watch list. Fayose is of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and one of the fiercest critics of President Muhammadu Buhari led

Osun Election: Police deploy two helicopters, 30 APCs, 10 APVs, 300 vehicles

•Also DIG Operations, AIG, 8 CPs •Keep mum on number of personnel •Read riot act to vote buying, selling Senator Iroegbu The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) in response to the uproar generated by the deployment of 30,000 personnel to the controversial Ekiti State governorship election, has kept mum over the number of agents

EFCC denies raid on standard chartered bank

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied the purpoted raid on the standard chartered bank headquarters by its officials. Officials of the commission reportedly raided the bank on friday. However,  spokesperson of the commission Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said that there was no raid in the banks by