CAN condemns attack on church

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the  burgling and burning of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Root of David Parish, by unknown arsonists. The RCCG church was razed in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 13, at Apiawe village, Deidei, a suburb in Abuja. Rev. Jonah Samson, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), CAN, Chairman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that the association condemned the action of the hoodlums. He described the incident as barbaric, adding that it was a painful thing…

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How official, ex-cop robbed bank – Police

A senior official of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Samuel Ndudiri, is now in police custody for allegedly inviting robbers to rob a branch of the bank in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Also arrested with Ndudiri was a dismissed policeman, Sergeant Promise Ukwuoma, who was among the security personnel attached to the bank. On December 22, 2016, acting on the insider information allegedly provided by the 28-year-old Ndudiri, the robbers stormed the bank with gas cylinders, iron cutters, cutting saw and acetylene gas power among other weapons to break into the…

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Obasanjo praises VGN on community policing

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has applauded the activities of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) in the area of community policing.The former President added that the group should imbibe genuine culture of human rights posture, as part of its statutory functions in the society. Obasanjo, who made the plea during the courtesy visit of the VGN Commandant General, Alhaji Ali Sokoto, and his entourage to his Abeokuta Villa, said though the enlistment of the paramilitary organisation into the security apparatus of the country was long overdue, the group should not…

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Cult members kill barber

Gunmen suspected to be members of a cult group on Wednesday murdered a 24-year-old barber, Ademola Olarape, at Ikorodu area of Lagos State. It was learnt that the deceased was in his shop when the suspects stormed the area and shot him dead. After shooting him, the assailants started attacking residents of the area. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident. She said: “On Wednesday, about 4p.m. Ijede Police Division received a distress call from Sunday Olaifa that his brother, who worked as a…

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Hoodlums, motorcyclists attack police

Hoodlums and commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada riders yesterday descended on policemen at Fagba area of Lagos metropolis. It was learnt that the policemen were trying to raid shanties and scrap dealers on the railway line. The hoodlums and motorcyclists, on sighting the policemen, started hurling stones at them in their patrol vans. The police also responded by firing several canisters of tear gas at their attackers which commotion as people started running helter-skelter. Some motorists had to abandon the Iju-Ishaga Road while those caught in the web of the…

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Task force dislodges street traders

Worried by the indiscriminate dumping of refuse on highways and public places, Lagos State government yesterday dislodged street traders and evacuated heaps of refuse. This was as officials of the State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) said the agency had concluded arrangements to charge 38 arrested street traders and 33 miscreants to the Lagos State Environmental Courts for immediate prosecution. Speaking after inspecting removal of refuse dumped on the roads in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area, the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, bemoaned indiscriminate refuse…

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Anambra pastor held for car theft

General Overseer, Freedom City Ministry, Rev Ugo Sam, is being held by the police in Anambra State for allegedly using master key to steal various costly cars in Awada and its environs. Sam, whose church is located at 77 Ezeiweka Road, Awada Layout, Obosi in Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State, is being interrogated by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Awkuzu. Sources said the suspect would be arraigned when courts resume from the Christmas and New Year break. When contacted, the Commander, Federal Special Anti-Robbery…

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