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Akpabio Mourns Former EFCC Boss, Lamorde

President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has commiserated with the family of the late Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Lamorde, over the demise of the former anti corruption czar. Akpabio, in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Jackson Udom, described the death of the anti corruption czar "as a rude shock, which has robbed the country of his wealth of experience at this time of our nation building." " I received the news of the demise of former chairman of the EFCC and Deputy Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Lamorde, with shock and disblief. His death is a huge loss to our country because we have been robbed of his wealth of experience. " As mortals, we have no control over our lives. On behalf of my family, the people of Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District and the Nigerian Senate, I commiserate with the family of the deceased former police officer and pray to Allah to give the family members, fri

Siege in Anambra: Ozigbo reacts to NBA's lamentation of total breakdown of security, loss of colleagues

Faced with the incessant kidnappings and killings by criminals in Anambra State, including their colleagues, lawyers in the State have sent a Save our Souls (SOS) message to the Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, urging him to step up and arrest the situation. The lawyers who had already declared a six-day boycott of court proceedings lamented what they described as a total collapse of security across all areas of Anambra State, bemoaning the needless killing and kidnapping of law-abiding citizens. They specifically noted the kidnap of a Catholic priest, Fr Basil Gbuzuo (who was later released), and the killing of Barr Peter Awa in Okija; as well as the killing of over 60 people in Ihiala within the last five months.  The lawyers regretted that these criminal activities were no longer restricted to any particular time of the day, calling on Governor Soludo to provide solutions to the lingering insecurity which has crippled economic, social and cultural activities in the State.

Nigerian Hunters, NSCDC Dislodge Fake Hunters' Oil Bunkering Camp In Rivers

BY RAYMOND OZOJI  The Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS) has discovered and dislodged a fake hunters' oil bunkering camp at Obrikom manifold forest after Idia bridge in Rivers State.  The said fake hunters known as Professional Hunters specialised in pipeline vandalisation and oil bunkering in the forests with all manner of destructive weapons including fire arms in their possession.  Speaking exclusively with this journalist on the recent operation of the Rivers State Command of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS), the Deputy Commander-General in charge of anti-oil bunkering DCG Amb. Dr. Nwachukwu Adah, said it was a joint operation of the Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).  Adah noted that the NHFSS got intelligence about the illegal operations of the said professional hunters in the forest and quickly co-opted the anti-oil bunkering squad of the NSCDC an