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Buhari appoints new heads for NCS, NSCDC.

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Audi replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu as NSCDC boss while Nababa replaces Ahmed Ja’afaru as NCS boss.

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed new heads for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Interior minister Rauf Aregbesola announced the appointments in Abuja on Thursday.

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Buhari appointed Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new NSCDC commandant-general and nominated Haliru Nababa as the new controller-general of NCS.

Audi replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu as NSCDC boss while Nababa replaces Ahmed Ja’afaru as NCS boss.

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Police, NSCDC takes over EDHA complex

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Police have taken over the Edo State House of Assembly complex in Benin City, the state capital.

Dozens of the security officials stormed the complex on Thursday morning while patrol vehicles were stationed there.

Noble Reporters Media gathered that the police took the action following a reported threat of an attack on the facility.

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The police officers were led to the Assembly by a Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Ayoola Ajala.

Those at the Assembly include operatives attached to the Police Mobile Force and Operation Thunderstorm.

Shortly after the police were deployed at the facility, personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) also arrived at the complex.

Barely a day before the security operatives took over the facility, members of the Assembly impeached the Deputy Speaker of the House, Yekini Idiaye.

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Idiaye was impeached during plenary on Wednesday and replaced with Roland Asoro, the lawmaker representing Orhionmwon II Constituency.

His impeachment came a few days after Idiaye and four other lawmakers declared their support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The five lawmakers were among the 10 members of the House inaugurated in July 2019 while 14 others have yet to be inaugurated.

They insisted that their decision was to remain in the APC on whose platform they were elected.


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[Nigeria] Abia driver killed by NSCDC official.


An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) identified as Isiala Ngwa Division, in Abia State, allegedly shot a commercial driver dead.

The victim was reportedly carrying perishable and non-perishable food items in his car to deliver when he was stopped by the NSCDC official.

The driver and the official later got into an argument. The reason for the argument cannot be verified at the moment but some people have claimed that it was over bribe.

The driver allegedly tried to drive off during the argument and the NSCDC official allegedly shot at him, killing him.

The death of the driver led to heavy traffic on the Umuikaa, Isiala Ngwa South LGA axis of Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway as youths in the area took to the road to protest the alleged killing.

The incident was said to have angered youths in the area who attempted lynching the NSCDC official.

The NSCDC official narrowly escaped death by running into a police station in the area.

The state governor has expressed shock over the development.

In a press release signed by the State Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu and made available to newsmen in Umuahia on Wednesday, the state governor condemned the act.


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4 NSCDC officers abducted in Kogi. (How..)


A total of four officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been kidnapped, N.Rs learnt.


William Aya, a deputy superintendent of police, told media that the officers were kidnapped at a spot in Alo-Offoke community on the Itobe-Ayingba road.

The officials were said to be travelling to Makurdi for promotion examination when their vehicles were stopped by some gunmen.


“Information gathered reveals that four civil defence personnel were among the kidnapped victims,” Aya said, indicating that those kidnapped may be more than four.

He said three other persons that sustained injuries during the attack were currently receiving treatment at a hospital.


Aya said the police responded immediately it received distress calls that some armed men were operating between Alo- Offoke and Ayingba.

“The Divisional Police Officer in charge immediately mobilised his personnel to the scene where they met two abandoned vehicles, one Volkswagen Sharon bus with registration number Kogi KNA 220 LG and a Volkswagen Gulf car with registration number Lagos EZ 376 SMK,” he said.


“Both vehicles were riddled with bullets and occupants suspected to have been abducted while 20 expended AK47 ammunition and civil defence kits were recovered from the scene.”

Aya said the command had flagged off aerial surveillance patrol of Obajana axis and other black spots.

He said the operation also involved ground troops consisting of police and military personnel who are now combing the bush to rescue victims.

He said the new operation was being led by the state Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Ekpeji.


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NSCDC speaks on salary deduction [Details]


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has denied allegations that it tampered with the January salaries of its personnel.

The denial is contained in a statement released by the outfit’s spokesman, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, on Sunday in Abuja.

Some personnel of the paramilitary body had accused the NSCDC of pilfering with their salaries following observed shortfalls in the January salaries.


But Okeh, in the statement, stated that the deductions were made by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, through the Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPIS).

He explained that the affected employees were overpaid in December 2019 due to a “system error” hence the deductions to recover the over-payment.


He said: “The attention of the corps management has been drawn to diverse allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds by a number of aggrieved personnel who felt shortchanged due to some deductions in their salary.

“This is coming barely one week after the payment of January salary by the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, through IPPIS.


“The corps wishes to set the records straight that the business of salary payment is that of the Accountant-General of the Federation, and not the management of the NSCDC.

“It is unfair to accuse the corps leadership of tampering with salary of personnel at a time management is making concerted effort to ensure better welfare packages for the personnel. That has consistently been his priority.


“The deductions were carried out exclusively by IPPIS to recover all funds overpaid by them to some staff in December due to system error.

“Now, IPPIS has deducted the over-payment in full and returned the same to government coffers in January,” he said.


The spokesman cautioned NSCDC personnel against rumor-mongering, urging them to always verify information from the right sources.

“The allegation of fraud and embezzlement of personnel salary is totally unfair, baseless and unfounded and therefore, should be disregarded.

“The deduction is not peculiar to the NSCDC and other paramilitary services. It also affected some core civil servants.

“IPPIS office is open for anyone who may require further clarification,” he said.


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Three Cyber Cafe operators nabbed after extorting JAMB applicants


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, on Monday, paraded three cyber cafe operators for allegedly extorting applicants for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The State Commandant, Iskilu Akinsanya, paraded the suspects at the Command Headquarters in Agodi, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Akinsanya said the three suspects operated LNETWork Cyber Cafe, Value Max and GG Media Cyber Cafe adding that the suspects operates an unlicensed Computer Base Test (CBT) Centre and sold JAMB forms to applicants above the approved price of N4,700.

He said, “The suspects sold the form at the rate of N5, 500 to JAMB applicants which is against the Federal government approved price. The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, has made it clear that on no account should any centre sell above the approved price.


“Following our intelligence, we gathered that some Cyber Cafe are selling above the price and we swung into action and the three suspects were arrested.”

He lamented that the excesses in the charges would put a burden on the parents and the Federal government frowns at it, adding that it is a crime and part of the corruption being fought in the country.

Calling on applicants not to patronise illegal CBT centres, the Commandant advised them to alert NSCDC whenever they notice any centre selling above the approved price.

One of the suspects, the owner of Value Max Cyber Cafe, when asked told reporters that they were just assisting the students to generate codes and not collecting money from them, saying he was not aware that helping the students to generate codes was a crime.


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Man operating illegal JAMB centre in Anambra caught, arrested ..


The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State command, has arrested one Ezennia Onyeka for allegedly operating illegal Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) registration centre in Nnewi.

The state Commandant of the corps, Mr David Bille, confirmed the arrest in an interview in Awka on Friday.


Bille said the suspect was arrested in Nnewi, following intelligence report that he was registering JAMB candidates at the cost of between N5,000 and N7,000 each.

Bille said that many unsuspecting candidates had fallen victim to the fraud at the centre, known as 100 Per Cent Computer Center.


He said: “The suspect was charging the unsuspecting candidates above the official N4,700 stipulated by JAMB.

“After careful and discrete investigation carried out by men of NSCDC, it was uncovered that the cyber cafe being operated by the suspect was not in the list of centres accredited by JAMB to sell its forms.’’


Bille said that the NSCDC operatives, who arrested the suspect, disguised themselves as prospective JAMB candidates.

“The operatives observed that the suspect was exploiting innocent and young Nigerians seeking for brighter future.

Bille said that the suspect admitted the offence and pleaded for forgiveness with a promise to turn over a new leaf.

The commandant said that investigation was still ongoing and that he would be made to face the full wrath of the law at the end of the investigation.


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NSCDC official who shot imo politician arrested ..


NobleReporters recall that Ogudoro allegedly shot Emenike at the residence of Princess Miriam Onuoha, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate on Sunday.

The incident occurred during celebration of Onuoha’s victory at Saturday’s rerun election for Imo North federal constituency.


Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Orlando Ikeokwu, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Owerri on Monday.

Ikeokwu, who spoke on behalf of the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fafowora Olaniyi, said that the killer corps was arrested after credible information confirmed that Ogudoro fired gunshot at Emenike on Sunday.


He said that the NSCDC in Imo had been informed of the arrest and detention of Ogudoro, an officer with the Imo command of the Corps, adding that joint investigation by the police and NSCDC was ongoing.

He added that the alleged culprit, an orderly attached to the candidate would be prosecuted if the Force found that to be necessary after investigation.


He however, appealed to youths of Ehime Mbano Local Government where the deceased hailed from, to remain calm and be law abiding as the police was on top of the situation.

“The command hereby confirm the arrest and detention of Sydney Ogudoro, a two star officer of the NSCDC, who allegedly shot and killed the AA senatorial candidate for Imo north in the 2019 elections, Chief Ndubuisi Emenike.

“We are currently carrying out a joint investigation alongside the NSCDC in some areas of operation and prosecution will follow if necessary.

“We also appeal to the good people of Isiala Mbano to remain law abiding and trust the police to fully carry out its constitutional responsibility of bringing culprits to book and toeing the path of justice and fairness. We will leave no stone unturned,” he said


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NSCDC official arrested for defiling underage.


An operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) identified as Sani Yahaya has been arrested for allegedly defiling a 7-year-old girl in Zamfara State.

Yahaya who lured the little girl with fruits into a vacant house at Samaru area, Gusau where he was deployed as a security guard, was arrested by his colleagues after a complaint was lodged against him by the victim’s family.

Recounting how the incident occurred, the father of the victim said the sad act was exposed after his daughter started crying bitterly in the house, attracting the attention of passersby.


He said;

“Our daughter was sent on an errand by her mother close to the house where the Yahaya was posted to.

“As she was passing along the road, he asked her to come into the house to collect fruits. That was how he got the girl and


forcefully defiled her.”

NSCDC Spokesperson in the state, Mr Aminu Maru confirmed Yahaya’s arrest and further disclosed that investigation is ongoing.

He said;

“The corps member is still in our custody. The father of the girl reported the case at the command’s headquarters through the Intelligence and Investigation Department, complaining against one of our staff members, Sani Yahaya on alleged rape.

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“While investigating the issue, the suspect said he did not have the carnal knowledge of the girl, confirming, however, that he grabbed her into a room where he gave her two nuts of umbrella tree.”

Describing the sad act as an embarassment to the NSCDC, Maru disclosed that Yahaya will be arraigned in court if a doctor confirms that the girl was raped.


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