April 25, 2017

Former President Obasanjo’s sister allegedly owns building where Apo seven were killed

A report has emerged that puts a Mrs. Adunni Oluwole Salisu, sister to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, as the owner of the unfinished building in the Apo neighbourhood in Abuja where seven unarmed squatters were allegedly murdered by security forces who acted as little more than hired guns. ...

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Scorned Abuja woman pours hot oil on ex over marriage refusal

NAN – A Karu Senior Magistrate’s Court, Abuja has sentenced a 25-year-old woman, Victoria Alonge, to one year in jail for pouring hot oil on her boyfriend, Roland Nna, over his refusal to marry her. The Senior Magistrate, Omolola Akindele, sentenced Alonge after the convict admitted to committing the offence. Alonge was arraigned by the police on one count of causing grievous harm on Nna, who lives in Kurudu, Abuja. The Police prosecutor, Corporal Paschal Njoku, had earlier told the court that Nna reported the incident at Kurudu Police Station on August 11. Njoku said Alonge went to Nna’s house ...

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Lebanese arrested in connection to Hezbollah says he was ordered to spy on Israeli Embassy in Nigeria

Lebanese suspect, Mustapha Fawaz, who was arrested in Kano in May on suspicions belonging to Hezbollah, has admitted to being a member of the group and surveilling the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria. Fawaz, in a taped statement, revealed that he’d received his assignment from a top Hezbollah agent identified as “Isah”. The suspect, who co-owns Amigo Supermarket and Wonderland Amusement Park Resort, was forthcoming with details of his surveillance mission. He revealed that he got aerial photos of the capital city from the top of the Sheraton Hotel and said his businesses, now shut down by the government, were fitted ...

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Abuja court denies bail for three Lebanese suspects linked to Hezbollah

The three Lebanese suspects accused of plotting terrorist attacks for Hezbollah and being in possession of a stockpile of weapons have been denied bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja. According to Voice of America News, Judge Adeniyi Ademola Adetokunbo, on Friday said the suspects, Mustapha Fawaz, Abdullah Tahini and Talal Roda, would remain in SSS custody in “the interest of national security”. Judge Adetokunbo assured them a speedy trial, however, so as not to disrespect their rights. All three men have been in custody since their arrests in May in Kano and have filed a N50 billion lawsuit ...

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Suspected Hezbollah terrorists arraigned in Abuja (PHOTOS)

Three Lebanese nationals arrested in Kano over suspicions of belonging to an Islamist terrorist group, Hezbollah, were arraigned on Thursday at the Federal High court Abuja. The suspects arrived in court in a blue Toyota van at about 9:00a.m. this morning and shielded their faces as they were led into the court room. The men – Mustapha Fawaz, who co-owns Amigo supermarket, Abdullahi Tahini and Talal Rhoda – were arrested between May 16 and May 28. They were linked to a fourth suspect, whose residence on Gaya Road served as an armory for the suspected terrorist cell.  In two separate ...

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Suspected Thisday bombing mastermind says he has no links to Boko Haram

Mustapha Umar, the suspect charged with masterminding the bombing of SOJ plaza, home to Thisday, The Sun and The Moment newspaper offices in Abuja, has said he coordinated the attack and the coinciding hit on Thisday’s office in Kaduna with no help from the Boko Haram sect. Channels Television reports that Umar told authorities at the time of his arrest on April 26, 2012 that he’d received no support from the radical Islamist sect, Boko Haram. Umar said he’d attacked the papers’ offices in Abuja and Kaduna with the intent to “wreck the organizations for publishing insulting materials about Prophet ...

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Jang holds meeting at NGF secretariat, 19 governors absent

The tenacious Governor Jonah Jang’s is forging ahead as Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, even going so far as to open its secretariat in Abuja on Thursday – an event that 19 of the country’s 36 governors shunned. The grand opening of the secretariat, located at Nana Close in the affluent Maitama, was attended by a faction of the splintered NGF. The supporters of the Plateau State governor, 16 of them in number, have rejected the results of the forum’s election on Friday which saw Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi declared the winner with 19 votes. Governors who voted ...

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Wife sues husband for spending more nights with second wife

An Abuja woman is suing her husband for not spreading the love… equally. The News Agency of Nigeria brings us this bizarre article of a 35-year-old woman, Maryam Mohammed, who on Monday sued her husband, Adamu Mohammed, who she claims is spending more time in bed with his second wife. “My Lord, whenever it is my turn for the night, my husband would sneak into the bedroom of my second and spend the night there,” she told the court. The neglected Maryam, who lives in the Sabon-Lugbe area of Abuja with her polygamous family, told the court that not only ...

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Madalla bombing: Kabiru Sokoto says “no case to answer”

Alleged Boko Haram commander and mastermind of the Christmas Day bombing in Madalla, Niger in 2011, Kabiru Sokoto, told a court in Abuja on Thursday that prosecutors have failed to prove their case against them and he has no case to answer. Sokoto, also known as Kabiru Umar, is being detained at Kuje Prison since his arrest in 2012. He has long maintained his innocence in the bombing of the St. Theresa Catholic Church that killed at least 44 people and injured 75 others. The suspected bombing mastermind is facing two counts of terrorism and is being tried at the ...

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Pastor, 50, in court for raping three girls, ages 7 to 9

NAN – A 50-year-old man, Emmauel Mathew, was on Tuesday arraigned before Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court for raping three pupils. News Agency of Nigeria reported that Mathew, who is the pastor and General Overseer of The Choice Bible Church, Mpape, and proprietor of primary school the victims attended, was arraigned on six counts of rape. He was accused of having carnal knowledge of two seven-year-old pupils and a nine-year-old on different occasions in the school’s office without their consent. The offence is punishable under Section 283 of the Penal Code. “Whoever has canal intercourse ...

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