Unknown gunmen kidnap Benue State college of education provost

The Benue State Police Command has confirmed that gunmen have kidnapped the Provost, College of Education, Katsina Ala, Mr Tsavwua Gborigyo.     The State Police Public Relations Office, DSP Catherine Anene said the provost was abducted during the weekend. Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back[...]

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IGP: 54 Shi’ites members arrested so far over bloody protest in Abuja, Buhari has given us marching orders

On Monday, President Buhari received briefing from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over Shiites bloody protests in Abuja. The protest and resulting clash claimed almost deaths, including a channels reporter, NYSC Corps member and other civilians including the shitte members   At the closed door meeting, the president directed the IGP to take[...]

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Issue arrest warrant to Biodun Fatoyinbo, lawyers tell police

The Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has asked the police to issue a warrant of arrest to Biodun Fatoyinbo, senior pastor of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA). In a statement released in Abuja on Monday, Pelumi Olajengbesi, convener of COPA, said the police is not handling the rape allegation with the urgency and seriousness[...]

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12 persons have so far been killed in fresh Agatu communal clash

No fewer than 12 persons were reportedly killed  in Okokolo village, Benue State, by some youhs from Abugbe village, Agatu Local Government Area of  the state, yesterday. The invading Abugbe youths, according to sources had stormed Okokolo while locals were in their various churches worshiping. Several houses were also said to have been burnt while[...]

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Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa: Man who destroyed cars at Nigerian High Commission in the UK identified, arrested

The Nigerian man who destroyed five cars belonging to the Nigerian High Commission in the United Kingdom yesterday June 17th has now been identified as Jeffery Apkovweta Ewohime. According to reports, the 32-year-old had arrived late at the Embassy for his appointment and was turned back. Frustrated that he could not achieve his aim, Ewohime took his frustration out[...]

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Nigerian police working on an app to fight rise in violent crimes

The Nigerian police is preparing to launch a mobile app which it says would help in its fight against the rising crime wave in the country as reported by Premium Times . The app, called police-VGS, is in its test-running stage, the police said on Saturday via Twitter. The police said in a promotional video[...]

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Yakubu Lame, ex-police affairs minister, is dead

Ibrahim Yakubu Lame, a minister of police affairs during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, is dead. Lame, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was said to have died on Saturday night, at a Turkish hospital in Abuja, where he had been on admission for some weeks. He has since been buried[...]

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Breaking: Acting IGP Muhammad Adamu confirmed as IG of Police

President Muhammadu Buhari earlier chaired a meeting of the Nigeria Police Council which comprises the country’s 36 state governors and the chairman of the Police Service Commission. At the end of the meeting the Acting Inspector General of Police Mr Muhammad Adamu has been confirmed as substantive Inspector General of Police. Mr Adamu was appointed[...]

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Dubai Police adds 187mph Luxury Maserati to patrol fleet

Dubai Police has added luxury Italian automaker Maserati’s sports coupe, the GranTurismo, to its fleet of patrol cars. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, received the car which is equipped with a 4.7-litre, 460-hp V8 engine and capable of speeds of up to 187mph, from UAE importer-dealer Al Tayer Motors. Al[...]

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Truckload of poisonous ‘ponmo’ impounded by Police in Lagos

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command have arrested six suspects in possession of poisonous cow skin (ponmo). The spokesperson, Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the suspects were arrested following a police tip-off. “On May 5, at about 5 a.m, acting on the strength[...]

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Abuja Night Club incident Responsible for a Mass Sexual Harrassment Debacle

ENUGU- NO less than 63 Women’s Organizations, Activists, Scholars, Civil Society and Human Rights Organisations in Nigeria have threatened to take legal action against violation of rights of over 100 women who were allegedly assaulted, humiliated and sexually harassed at an Abuja night club, last week. Agents of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Joint[...]

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20 Indian students commit suicide after failing exams

20 students in India have reportedly committed suicide in the past week after a state agency announced their exam scores and they didn't do well.   About 1 million students took the exams in February and March. About 350,000 failed it. The massive failure led to protests from parents, students, and political parties, Fox News reported. Some[...]

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Nigerian Police Commission the use of Tasers to stop Police Brutality

The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, says the Police are in the process of acquiring and deploying less lethal weaponry during operations. Adamu made this known on Thursday in Osogbo at the inauguration of a Zonal Security Stakeholders’ Forum, a community policing concept for the Police Zone XI comprising Ondo, Osun and Oyo.[...]

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Husband Kills wife for Saying She’d Remarry If He Died

Uwani Danjuma, a 30-year-old man, has killed his wife for planning to remarry after his death. The incident occurred in Uddu Village in Rijau Local Government Area of Niger state. Sahara reporters reports that according to Danjuma, his wife had told him when he was sick weeks earlier that she would get married to another[...]

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Nigerian robbers sentenced to death in UAE

Eight Nigerians, all men, have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(UAE) for a string of robberies at money exchanges and cash machines(ATMs) across the emirate in December 2016. The ninth Nigerian, found guilty for possession of stolen money was sentenced to six months imprisonment. He will be deported after serving his prison[...]

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