The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday said it had in its custody three suspected Advance Fee fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo Boys arrested in Ilesha, Osun.
The Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr Tony Orilade, stated this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja.
He said that the suspects were handed to the commission’s personnel in Ibadan, Oyo state, by Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT) for further investigation.
Orilade said that the suspects, who were between the ages of 22 years and 29 years were Ebenezer Oluwafemi, Kolade Sogo and Oluwagbenga Ejikunke.
The remaining four staff of Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke, who were kidnapped on their way from work on Tuesday, have regained their freedom, according to the police.
The police spokesperson in Osun, Folashade Odoro, confirmed their release to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday.
Mrs Odoro said that the abducted staff regained freedom in the early hours of Friday and had all been reunited with their families, but did not give details on the release.
The Management of the University of Ilorin on Friday said that investigations by the institution revealed that its student, late Mr. Adigun Emmanuel, committed suicide as an eventual culmination of drug addiction.
The Director of corporate affairs of the university, Mr Kunle Akogun, made the revelation in a statement which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.
Akogun stated that late Emmanuel of the Faculty of Agriculture “resorted to the unsavory action to ventilate his frustration over his failure in his final year project.”
“Mr. Adigun Emmanuel Adewale of the Faculty of Agriculture, committed suicide last Thursday November 29, 2018,” he explained.
Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to boot President Muhammadu Buhari out of the Presidential Villa with their votes in the 2019 presidential election.
The former vice president made this charge while speaking at the PDP’s southwest rally that took place in Ibadan, Oyo State on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
The candidate said the president has failed to fulfill campaign promises that compelled Nigerians to vote him into the country’s highest political office in 2015. He further argued that Nigeria was better run as a country during the 16-year reign of PDP at the helm.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday compared the PDP governments with the present All Progressives Congress administration, saying Nigerians had the longest and consistent record of prosperity and peace under the PDP administration.
Atiku, who made the assertion at the Mapo hall, Ibadan at the South-West presidential rally of the PDP, also promised to begin the restructuring of the country within six months of assumption of office.
Buhari plunged Nigeria into huge debts
He also berated the APC government for allegedly plunging the country into huge debts, saying Nigerians must vote President Muhammadu Buhari out of office in 2019.
Undaunted by the hullaballoo on the 2019 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his usual calmness, assured the nation that the results of the polls would be a reflection of the wish of the people.
President Buhari, who has persistently insisted that no one should be intimidated or insulted in the political campaign, said that he understood the yearnings of Nigerians.
The president told his supporters to continuously showcase achievements instead of mudslinging and violence.
President Buhari spoke when he received Letter of Credence from Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Dr Jyrki Juhani Pulkkinen.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has already lost his re-election bid.
He said this in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, while flagging of his campaign in the south-west.
“Buhari must go! Buhari must go! Buhari must go!” he said as his crowd of supporters roared.
He urged his supports and other Nigerians never to believe in the promises of the Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC).
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to claims by Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari that her husband’s government had been hijacked by two unnamed individuals.
She further lamented that her husband’s supporters were more comfortable with going to beg these men at night instead of confronting them.
But taking to his Twitter handle on Friday, Fani-Kayode described the claim as “alarming”.