Dispersed from Syria, ISIS targets the world from Nigeria

By Uche Mbah   Rumors that the Boko Haram terrorist organization has been taken over by ISIS seem to be substantiated by reports that Nigeria may have become a training ground for the group, with further reports of Exchange program by the Islamic state, ISIS, on terror tactics. To this end, Nigeria may have become the new base of the international terror group. Reports by the Sun, a UK tabloid, expressed worry that such terror couriers could be passed on to the United Kingdom through the porous Air borders in…

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FOU: An Herculean Task

By Stephen Ubanna Barely one week after Ibrahim Jibrin, the minister of  State Environment, visited Federal Operations Unit, FOU, , Zone A, Ikeja, to see things himself with the officials of Convention for International Trade on Endangered Species, CITES, officials  from Geneva, Switzerland, and a promise to see Hameed Ali, a retired Colonel, and Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, NCS,  on the need to reward officers and men of the Service who risk their lives to make spectacular seizures found in  Customs warehouses at Ikeja, it galvanised the officers in…

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Police nab bank fraudsters

By Chibuike Osuji A notorious gang of fraudsters has been busted by the Nigerian Police. The group, which specializes in Bank fraud, was apprehended recently by members of the Nigerian Police force who have been trailing their activities through their special fraud unit. The syndicate is said to be responsible for most calls received by Nigerians who claim that the victims BVN has ran into administrative problems and will be ratified. Hey always give a dedicated phone number where the victim should contact bank officials to ratify the problem in…

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Woman tortures boy, accuse him of wizardry

By Chibuike Osuji The police recently arrested a woman who they claimed assaulted a minor who was living with her, on the allegation that the boy is a wizard. Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, under whose watch she was paraded in Lagos recently, described it as a typical case of “Man’s inhumanity to man”Chinonye Ayonotu. The woman, Charity  Iyonotu, 45,  is said to be the Aunt to the alleged victim, Chinonye Iyonotu. Both are said to be living near Seme border, in a place aptly called Animal…

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How AGIS Defrauded a Diaspora Nigerian

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu An Imo state born United Kingdom-based Scientist, Bernard Muoneke is not a happy man. Muoneke who relocated to Britain nearly two decades ago is regretting his decision to heed federal government’s call few years ago on Diaspora Nigerians to think home. A native of Amagu, Oru east local government area of Imo state, Muoneke is one of Diaspora Nigerians who purchased land few years ago at the Pyakasa Diaspora village, Abuja in response to federal government’s plea for them to identify with their country and who are…

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Why Senator Hope Uzodinma’s Men Stole Electoral Materials

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Apart from bringing bad publicity to Senator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West (Orlu Senatorial District) in the Nigerian Senate, Engineer Innocent Ikpamezie’s arrest has led to the unearthing of the untold story surrounding the Senator’s recent defection from his party to the ruling party. Essentially, having lost grip and structure of the  Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Imo state and faced with uncertain political future, The Source was informed that Senator Uzodinma’s defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC  was a function of promises made to him…

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Yahoo Boys: The Boys or Government?

  By Oji Odu The recent raid by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on popular Nite Club, Club 57, Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, May 11, 2018, arresting over 12 suspected internet fraudsters ( Yahoo Boys’), has continued to generate controversies. While some applauded the anti graft agency, others felt otherwise. Does government have any moral justification to blacklist these people, most of whom were forced into the act by the uncondusive environment in the country it created with the continued bad governance of every administration? Does…

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Dilema of Rice Importers

By Stephen Ubanna Rice  importers  across the country appear to be in dilema over  government  policy measure baring  rice importation  from the Central  Bank of Nigeria , CBN,allocation, from the foreign exchange, forex,  market. Rice , vegetable Oil and processed tomatoes/Tomato  paste and palm oil are among the 41 items classified by the apex bank as ineligible  for  forex, according to Isaac Okoroafor, an Assistant  Director, and the apex bank spokesman because they could easily be produced in Nigeria, rather than spend  the country’s  reserves to import them. The  importers…

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Dino: The unseen Hands behind his Ordeal

Senator Dino Melaye has in recent times been under attack from the Police high command, with the police weaving one drama or the other around him. For one, the running battle between him and the unelected governor of his home state, Kogi, governor Yahaya Bello, has been common knowledge due to the rumored gubernatorial ambition of the embattled Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial zone. And the governor relies on fawning over the presidency to return to power in 2019, while Dino, a widely acclaimed rabble-rouser, is depending on his legendary…

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Land owner fears for his life over legal tussles on his land

By Chibuike Osuji Aderotimi Lateef Balogun, a Lagos based business man has alleged that since he bought a piece of land from a Lagos Lawyer and Estate Agent, Babatunde Olabode Johnson, Principle Partner, Johnson and Johnson Solicitors, his life has been a nightmare following litigation that followed the land purchase and subsequent threat to his life. According to Balogun, he has been trailed by unknown men since the he bought the land in 2012 without being informed that it is under litigation. Trouble started in 2012 when Balogun purchased a…

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