Exclusive: Next Edition Report: Nigerian Army, Benue, Taraba Govts, take action against extortion on highways

Exclusive: Next Edition Report: Nigerian Army, Benue, Taraba Govts, take action against extortion on highways

The Nigerian military and the governments of Taraba and Benue States have initiated action to tackle the multi-billion naira extortion rings operating along federal highways in the two states. Already, 76 persons have been arrested in Benue for creating illegal checkpoints in the state. Out of the number, 60 have been prosecuted while 16 are […]

Exclusive: Next Edition Report: Police Issue Code of Conduct for Checkpoints

Exclusive: Next Edition Report: Police Issue Code of Conduct for Checkpoints

The Nigerian Police have issued a Code of Conduct at checkpoints less than a week after The NEXT EDITION published its undercover investigation detailing multi-billion extortion of motorists by security operatives on the nation’s highways. In a two-part report, this newspaper obtained first-hand evidence on the shocking scale of corruption and extortion by the nation’s […]

Exclusive: Senior Military Officer Murdered inside Armed Forces Staff College, Jaji

Exclusive: Senior Military Officer Murdered inside Armed Forces Staff College, Jaji

A senior naval officer, Solomon Derikoma, is reportedly murdered in his room at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State, The NEXT EDITION can authoritatively report. The facility is one of Africa’s foremost military training institutions and accommodates foreign nationals. Mr. Derikoma, a Lieutenant Commander with the Nigerian Navy, was found dead […]

BREAKING: Passengers block Aero Contractors over Abuja-bound flight delay

BREAKING: Passengers block Aero Contractors over Abuja-bound flight delay

Passengers on an Abuja-bound Aero Contractors flight on Wednesday blocked their Port Harcourt counterparts from boarding at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos. The NEXT EDITION learnt that trouble started at about 2.pm when the airline announced its Port Harcourt flight. A passenger who spoke to this newspaper said the Aero Contractors Abuja-bound flight was […]

INVESTIGATION: How bribe-taking security operatives, gangs force Nigerians to pay dearly for food (PART 2)

INVESTIGATION: How bribe-taking security operatives, gangs force Nigerians to pay dearly for food (PART 2)

How N5.8billion extortion by security agents, gangs push Nigerian traders through dangerous routes Nigerian security operatives, fake federal, state and local government revenue officials and gangsters extort over N5.8billion annually from traders conveying livestock from the far North to the country’s South-south and South-east states, an investigation by this newspaper has revealed. With a minimum […]

INVESTIGATION: How bribe-taking security operatives, gangs force Nigerians to pay dearly for food (PART 1)

INVESTIGATION: How bribe-taking security operatives, gangs force Nigerians to pay dearly for food (PART 1)

After passing six empty checkpoints in Adamawa, the truck conveying dozens of cattle slows down at a checkpoint a Mataba Appawa Gida in Lau, Taraba State, and the driver sprightly looks down and chatswith the policemen at the road-side. The dialogue lasts 15 seconds. Turning to the fixer, he said, “Give me one thousand naira,” […]

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: I Came To Count Ballots, Not Money

SPECIAL INTERVIEW: I Came To Count Ballots, Not Money

As the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections approaches, there have been calls for the removal of the Akwa Ibom Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, by a section of the political class in the state. In this interview with our Managing Editor,IBANGA ISINE, the REC opens up on his ordeal and challenges his detractors; he […]

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