DATED: What happened last week? (21 – 25 November)

Compiled by ‘Ifreke Inyang


HITV was put under lock and key after staff of GT Bank, their lawyers and some police officers stormed the Lagos premises of Toyin Subair’s satelite TV. HITV workers didn’t have a clue on what was going on and were given a few minutes to vacate the office building.

The State Security Services (SSS), arrested Senator Ali Ndume of Borno State on the suspicion that he is a financier of the Boko Haram sect. Ndume was indicted when Ali Konduga, an alleged spokesperson of the radical Islamic sect, also in SSS custody reportedly named him as a major sponsor of the terrorist activities of the group. Security officials arrested the senator on Monday night.



Andre Villas-Boas was fined £12,000 by the Football Association for comments made after Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat at QPR. The Blues manager was highly critical of referee Chris Foy, who sent off Jose Bosingwa and Didier Drogba as well as awarding Rangers a penalty.



President Goodluck Jonathan sacked the boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) and announced Ibrahim Lamorde, a police officer and EFCC Director for Operations, as the new acting chairman of the anti-graft agency. Ms Waziri was appointed chairman of EFCC in May 2008 by late President Yar’Adua and her tenure wasn’t supposed to expire till May 2012.



An Ikeja High Court in Lagos ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to pay the sum of N25 million to Baba Suwe as damages for unlawfully detaining him for three weeks over drug trafficking allegations. The agency was also ordered to tender a public apology to him in two national Newspapers.

It was a bloody day at Sabo Ajegunle, in Sagamu LGA of Ogun State, after armed robbers raided four banks (Intercontinental Bank, Diamond Bank, Skye Bank and GT Bank) and unleashed terror on the city. The robbers arrived around 12 noon, and shot sporadically into the air for almost twenty minutes to scare people away before entering the banks shooting at staff and carting away millions from the bank vaults.



A Pakistani woman was held on suspicion of killing her husband, cutting him up and trying to cook the pieces, Karachi police said on Friday, 25 November. Zainab Bibi was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the murder and her 22-year-old nephew, Zaheer Ahmed, is accused of helping to stab Abbas and carve his body into small pieces.

Moses Ayanwole, 41, a Nigerian taxi driver based in Hartstown, West Dublin in the Republic of Ireland died after a passenger attacked him in his taxi at about 12.30am on Monday, 21 November. He was married with a child.

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  1. Villas-Boas needs to be sacked ASAP!

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