Category: Crime

Nigerian sues Canadian govt for $10m over 8-month detention

NIGERIA born Olajide Ogunye  is suing the Canadian government after he was held by Canada  immigration authorities for eight months in a top-security prison. Ogunye who is now a Canadian citizen was mistaken for a refugee with a different name. Now, he wants C$10m ($760,000, £571,000) as damages from government for the illegal detention. The…

FOU Zone ‘A’ Ikeja intercepts contraband valued N1.40bn

The Federal Operations Unit (F.O.U.) Zone ‘A’, an anti-smuggling arm of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, between May 16 and June 12 intercepted contraband goods with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.34 billion and through other interventions, recovered N59.50 million. The Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, made this known while addressing newsmen…

A Group Raises Alarm Over $2 Bn OPL 245 Zabazaba AGIP/SHELL JV Project Scandal

A social crusader group, the Grassroots Movement Against Corruption (GMAC), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct all anti-corruption agencies to beam their searchlights on the alleged $2 billion corruption scandal in the award of OPL 245 Zabazaba AGIP/SHELL JV Project.   The group in an open letter signed by its President, Alhaji…

RE: False Reporting of Court Proceedings Concerning GTBank

Full text of the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc  saying “The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“the Bank”) has been drawn to false, mischievous and malicious statements circulating in the news and social media in respect of a purported directive by the Supreme Court of Nigeria to the Bank to make payments to one of…

Air Peace Crew Stops Trafficking of  3-month Baby to Banjul

Air Peace crew members on Monday foiled an attempt by two women to traffic a three-month-old baby boy on the carrier’s Lagos-Banjul flight. Sources said the suspected traffickers were exposed mid-flight when the airline’s crew members noticed a baby crying inconsolably. An attempts by one of the suspected traffickers, according to THISDAY, who claimed to…

DPR indicts NNPC of violating several Nigerian laws

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’s refusal to make separate payments for royalty and petroleum profit tax (PPT) on joint venture assets held on behalf of the federal government violates several petroleum industry regulations and laws, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has said. The petroleum industry regulator said opting to remit lump sums into the…