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4 days ago
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), yesterday, took disciplinary action against an officer alleged to have extorted N500,000 from a car buyer, Muhammad Dahiru Ahmad, along Mokwa-Jebba road in Niger State.
24 Feb
Following the recent act of extortion by some officers of the Nigeria Police attached to the Special Tactical Squad in Abuja, police have arrested those involved in the act. They allegedly extorted N30,300,000 from a member of the public.
7 Feb
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned against the extortion of its candidates at Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres.
5 Feb
The challenges facing agricultural sector are multifaceted, encompassing issues such as inadequate infrastructure, poor youth and women engagement, limited access to credit, unfavourable credit conditions, corruption, extortion
2 Feb
The distance from Lagos to Aba, in Abia State, is 464 kilometres, and normally completed in six to eight hours. While the road infrastructure has improved, to anticipate a better sail for motorists, the traffic has become more chaotic – with a new travel time of 12 to 16 hours!
21 Jan
Rivers State Police Command has identified and arrested some of its officers for allegedly kidnapping and extorting $3000 from a man in Aba, Abia State.
12 Jan
There was a tweet that drew attention on the Nigerian section of Twitter recently because it had a young Nigerian, Vincent Adeoba, former Co-founder and CEO of a transport tech startup, Transtura, describing his experience in setting up a startup in Lagos and how he encountered unforeseen challenges and the pervasive grip of extortionate practices.…
10 Jan
The Lagos State Committee on Cargo and Transport Operations (LASTCOC) has raised the alarm over attempts to tarnish the image and reputation of the committee.
28 Dec
The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja, and Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, have been asked to call their men and operatives to order over alleged harassment and extortion of civilians on eastern roads. Lamenting the development, yesterday, National Coordinator, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), Emmanuel Onwubiko, said…
22 Dec
The police command in Oyo State, on Thursday, dismissed two special constabularies over allegations of extortion. The dismissed constabularies are Kareem Fatai and Jimoh Lukman. Briefing newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police ,Adebola Hamzat, said the constabularies were captured in a viral video soliciting for money from a tourist from…
22 Dec
People of Mgbarakuma Ubakala, in Umuahia South Local Council of Abia State, yesterday, embarked on a peaceful protest to the abattoir in their community, calling on the state government to remove the facility and specifically, relocate it to the State Cattle Market, at Lokpa, in Umunneochi Council. The cattle market was recently converted to a non-residential conventional daily market…
9 Nov
Chika Chima, a Nigerian resident, has come forward with a distressing account of extortion and intimidation he experienced at the hands of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials at Apple Junction. This incident sheds light on growing concerns about the behaviour of some LASTMA officials and their alleged abuse of power. While sharing his…

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