Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


NSCDC secures conviction of 10 pipeline vandals in Oyo

31 December 2015, 08:42

Ibadan - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, says it successfully convicted 10 oil pipeline vandals out of the 37 suspects arrested in 2015.

The State Commandant of the corps, John Adewoye, disclosed this while presenting a crime assessment report for 2015 at the command’s headquarters in Ibadan on Wednesday.

Adewoye said those convicted were sentenced to different jail terms ranging from three to seven years.

He also said that the Peace and Conflict Resolution Unit of the Corps handled 161 cases covering land, marital, business transactions, relationships, communal and landlord/tenancy disputes.

"We completely resolved 104 cases out of the 161; 55 cases are pending while two had been closed.

Also read: NSCDC pledges adequate security in Osun

"Furthermore, the Anti-Fraud Section handled 93 cases in 2015; three cases were on land disputes, 19 on job racketeering while 71 are still being handled," he said.

"The commandant warned criminals and vandals to keep away from the state, emphasising that all the security agencies in the state were working together to ensure the safety of lives and protection of properties.

"For the New Year celebration, we have deployed officers and men to strategic locations across the 33 local government areas in the state, especially recreation centres, motor parks and praying centres," he said.

While wishing residents of the state a prosperous 2016, he called on all residents to be their brother’s keeper by volunteering useful and prompt information to security agencies to help nip crime in the bud.

Adewoye also urged the people to be careful in handling naked fire in order to prevent fire disaster, especially during this dry season.

"We must remember to switch off electrical appliances, be careful with gas cylinders, keep matches away from children and be wary of bush burning," he said. 



Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...