Police Nabs 29 Junior Secondary School Cultists

By Akinwale Kasali 29 Junior secondary students of Baptist Boys High School and Saje Secondary School in Abeokuta, Ogun State, were paraded by the Adatan Divisional Police Headquarters today. The ages brackets of the students arrested were between 12-15 years. The male students were 24, while the female were five. The cultists were nabbed by the police after a tip-off that the students were going to be initiated into the cult group by their leaders. The police in a commando style stormed the bush in Saje Secondary School where the…

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Nigerian Army Takes Battle to Cyber Space

By Emmanuel Solomon The Nigerian Army has commissioned a cyber warfare centre to fight all kinds of cyber criminality on its cyber space. According to Lt General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, the centre became necessary in order to protect its data base and important information as well as curbing online radicalisation and other terrorist activities taking place on the internet. The Operation centre which is located at the Army Headquarters, Abuja, would fight fake news targeted at the Army with counter narratives and cyber operations, Buratai noted. The…

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HSF: Ali Laughs Last, As Mohammed Honors Riks’ and Two Other Patrol teams

By Stephen Ubanna Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is a happy man. Ali’s source of happiness, according to a senior Customs officer, who spoke to the Magazine, was  the impressive  performance of the Headquarters  Strike Force in its anti-smuggling operations in the country. There was the initial pressure on the Comptroller from both official and unofficial quarters that there was  no basis for the Strike Force, because of the existence of the Federal Operations Unit, FOU, in the south west, south east, north…

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Babies Stabbed At Childcare Center

Three newborn babies and two adults were stabbed during a pre-dawn attack at a suspected illegal childcare centre in New York on Friday, allegedly carried out by a female employee, police said. The injured infants ranged from three days to one-month old, police said. One woman suffered multiple stab wounds to the torso, while a man received a stab wound to the leg. The motive was not immediately clear. A 52-year-old female “babysitter/worker” at the in-home centre was arrested, police said. The stabbing took place in the borough of Queens…

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Soldiers And Shiites Clashes Again

By Akinwale Kasali Blood, tears, loss, destruction and anguish was the lot of innocent citizens who were caught in the middle of the clash between members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Shiites, and the men of the Nigeria army in Potiskum, Yobe State, earlier today. The magazine was informed that the fracas began shortly after the IMN members rounded off their Ashura procession with prayers around 8:30am near Central Hotel, Potiskum. The Yobe State Police Commissioner, Abdulmaliki Sunmonu, who confirmed the incident to journalists said that three persons were…

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IGP Sacks Cops Who Raided Clark’s Residence

By Akinwale Kasali Following the public outrage that greeted the raid of Chief Edwin Clark’s Asokoro, Abuja residence two days ago, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotum Idris, has ordered the dismissal of the three cops that carried out the raid at the rersidence of the elderstateman. Jimoh Moshood, the Police spokesperson in a statement explained that the Inspector-General of Police, has approved the dismissal of Insprs. Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul from the service “for the unauthorised, illegal and unprofessional misconduct in the search of the…

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Son Allegedly Uses Mother For Money Rituals, Smashes Her Head

Taiwo Akinola, 29, was on Sunday arrested for allegedly attempting to murder his mother, Mrs Alice Iyabo Akinola, for a money-making ritual. Taiwo was arrested after his nephew, Faruk, raised an alarm upon seeing his grandmother covered in blood in their home at  No.2 Raji Ajanaku street, Alaja Road, Ayobo, Lagos. According to a press statement made available by the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, the incident happened on Sunday. The statement revealed that Taiwo, who is believed to be a cultist had wanted to…

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UN Exposes FG Over Dapchi Girls Release

By Akinwale Kasali The United Nations has exposed the Federal Government over the release of the Dapchi girls that were abducted months back. UN disclosed that the FG paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. The government had denied reports that it paid millions of Euros for the release of the girls, noting that the hostages were released in exchange for detained Boko Haram commanders. But the UN report stated that ransom from abductions, donations from charity groups and…

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NEC Move To Decentralise Police Operations Due To Insecurity

The National Economic Council presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday commenced the process that may eventually lead to the decentralisation of the operations of the Nigerian Police Force as one of the ways to tackle insecurity in the county. The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the council’s meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The council which is chaired by Osinbajo has all state governors and relevant ministers as members. Monguno said the council would set…

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Osinbajo Wants Immediate Re-Organisation Of SARS

By Akinwale Kasali Following the unpalatable news trending about the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately begin the overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Osinbajo also directed the National Human Rights Commission to set up a panel to probe allegations of rights abuse by the Police unit. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists. Akande said the…

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