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Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris in connection with the diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of 80 Billion Naira. The anti-graft agency announced the arrest on its verified Facebook account. The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja. The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus...

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The Northern Christian Elders Forum (NOSCEF) has condemned in strong terms the gruesome murder of a Christian college girl and 200-level student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Deborah Samuel, for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad. NOSCEF in a statement by its Chairman, Ejoga Inalegwu, in Kaduna on Friday, called on the government to immediately apprehend and make an example of those who perpetrated the dastardly act. The Association noted that the act was purely...

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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari has, on Friday, condemned the killing of Deborah Samuel, a second-year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, who was killed on Thursday by a fellow student following an allegation of blaspheming Prophet Mohammed (SAW). The President’s reaction is coming after the condemnation of the incident by the Sultanate Council in Sokoto. The incident has generated reactions from different people and groups. According to the police, the student was...

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SOKOTO — The police in Sokoto have said two suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the lynching of Deborah Samuel, a student of Shehu Shagari College of Education. The spokesperson of the Sokoto police, Sanusi Abubakar, made this disclosure in a statement Thursday evening. The West African Pilot News had reported how a Christian female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, identified as Deborah Samuel, was killed and her body set...

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SOKOTO — A female student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, has been killed and her body set ablaze in a mob attack by students of the institution over alleged blasphemy. The incident reportedly occurred in the early hours of Thursday. The student, identified as Deborah, a Christian, was said to have been attacked by an angry mob for attributing her academic excellence to Jesus. A source, who spoke with Tribune Online, narrated: “She...

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has introduced a virtual town hall meeting to expand public engagements in the fight against economic and financial crimes in the country. The commission announced the launching of the online forum in a statement on its Facebook page on Friday. According to the statement, the inauguration of the virtual town hall meeting, dubbed EFCC Connect, is to increase the commission’s reach and engagement with citizens within and outside...

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Abidemi Rufai, who was a former Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has pleaded guilty to his role in a $350,763 fraud in the United States. The Seattle Times reported that the 45 years old Rufai pleaded guilty on Tuesday in the US District Court in Tecoma to charges that he used stolen Social Security numbers and other personal data to file $350,763 in fake claims for pandemic unemployment benefits in 2020....

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The Nigeria Police has warned that anybody caught sleeping animals would be punished as enshrined in the Criminal code Act 1990 which states that it’s an offence for anyone to have carnal knowledge of an animal.  The Force spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi was reacting to the alarming trend on social media of unpleasant videos of ladies having sexual intercourse with dogs for money. According to some reports, the ladies travel to Dubai, Lekki area of...

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ABUJA — The Electoral Hub, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and a former chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, have called for the establishment of a National Electoral Offences Commission ahead of the 2023 General Elections. They made the call on Tuesday, at a roundtable on Electoral Offences; Ensuring Documentation and Effective Prosecution organised by the Electoral Hub, an organ of the Initiative for Research, Innovation, and Advocacy in Development (IRIAD) in Abuja. The stakeholders...

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By Abba Dukawa (Guest Columnist) The purpose of government is to enable the people of a Nation to live safely and happiness, government exist for the interest of the governed and not for the governors” (Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826). Dear Mr. President, with the utmost respect to you and your office, I hope you are well in spite of the recent backlash against your administration’s wrong decisions. I am sure you never forget those...

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