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Suspected car snatcher nabbed in Kebbi

A suspected car snatcher, on Monday, in Birnin-Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, was apprehended by mob while trying to escape with bank’s customer car.

Police begin manhunt for 5 suspected cattle rustlers in Katsina

The police in Katsina have launched a manhunt for five suspected cattle rustlers who stole 119 cows and 48 sheep in Sabon Birni forest in Kaduna State.

Police nab two for kidnap in Calabar

The Cross River State Police Command, weekend, smashed a kidnap syndicate that specialises in kidnapping high profile civil servants and other businessmen in the state.

NDLEA confiscates unregistered drugs at cross border settlement in Kebbi

The NDLEA Commandant in Kebbi State, Mr Jalo Suleiman, told newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday that 40 cartons of 500 milligrams of analgin were confiscated during the operation, noting that the drugs were not registered by NAFDAC.

12 dead in Lagos boat accident

Twelve people were killed when a passenger boat capsized in Nigeria’s commercial hub of Lagos on Sunday, the government said, blaming the accident on overcrowding.

Dangote driver arraigned for stealing N25m truck

The police have arraigned a 35-year-old driver with Dangote Group Plc, Haruna Bello, before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a truck belonging to the company.

Smugglers of imported snakes disappear from custody

The two suspects that were arrested in connection with the smuggling of consignments containing 140 different species of snakes and 660 other animals imported into Nigeria from Cameroon have disappeared from the custody of the Nigerian Agricultural Quarantine Services in Cross River State.

Police arraign cab driver for passenger’s offence

A cab driver, Peter Adeniji, has accused men of the Dopemu Police Station, Lagos State Police Command, of unlawfully detaining and arraigning him for a crime allegedly committed by his passenger.

How UNIPORT student killed my daughter for ritual – father

A 200-level student of the University of Port Harcourt, Ifeanyi Dike, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and killing an eight-year-old girl, Victory Chikamso, for ritual purposes.

Police confirm assassination of Benue gov’s aide

The Benue Police Command has confirmed the assassination of Mr Tavershima Adyorough, Principal Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Samuel Ortom on Knowledge Economy and Investment.

Ugwuanyi’s wife urges women to register births with NPC for proper planning

Wife of the Enugu State Governor, Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi, has advised women to register their births with the National Population Commission (NPC) to ensure accurate population data.

Lagos shuts illegal plank market in Oko-Baba

Lagos State government has ordered the immediate closure of an illegal plank market in Oko-Baba Extension by Wright Street in Yaba Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of the state.

Ogun police nab four suspected cattle rustlers

Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested four cattle rustlers at Orile Igbein, Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

Suspected herdsmen steal Ebonyi deputy speaker’s cows

Tension is brewing in Oshiri Community, Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State following the stealing of five cows belonging to the Deputy Speaker of state’s House of Assembly, Chief Odefa Obasi, by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

Nine confirmed dead in Lagos boat accident

The Lagos State Government on Sunday confirmed the death of nine persons in the boat mishap which occurred at the weekend in Ilashe area of the state.

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Nigerians urge Buhari to intensify anti-corruption fight

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