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Police rescue two abducted boys, arrest kidnappers

The Police Command in Kebbi said on Thursday that it had rescued two boys from suspected kidnappers who demanded N2.5 million ransom from their parents, resident in the state.

Traders trying to extract copper from cables caused Owerri market fire – Police

A midnight fire outbreak on Wednesday engulfed the Owerri new market on Douglas road in Owerri, Imo State, causing some traders who had gone home to rush back to the market to secure their goods.

Police arrest driving instructor for raping, strangling corps member

A 29-year-old driving instructor, Festus Udo, has been arrested by police in Ogun for allegedly raping and strangling a female youth corps member.

Governor Fayose flays police chief for allegedly shielding killer customs officer

For reportedly offering him an unsatisfactory response, Governor Ayodele Fayose has berated the Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Chafe, for allegedly shielding a killer customs officer.

Federal govt to demolish Jibowu, Costain bridges in Lagos – Governor Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says the Federal Government has concluded plan to demolish Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos.

Police arrest three herdsmen with AK-49 rifle in Ogun

The Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested three herdsmen for attempted murder and unlawful possession of an AK-49 rifle.

Police arrest 41 armed robbery suspects, recover 12 guns in Kebbi

The Police in Kebbi have arrested 41 armed robbery suspects and recovered 12 locally made guns, four live ammunition and nine cartridges from January to December.

32 robbers shot dead, 299 others arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has revealed that the police have shot dead 32 armed robbers during gun-battle, arrested 299 others and lost six officers in the last 10 months.

Eleven suspected car snatchers apprehended in Ebonyi

Eighteen suspected robbers, who allegedly engaged various criminal activities in Ebonyi State, were yesterday paraded by the state police command.

Enugu PCRC plans construction of secretariat

The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) of the Enugu State Police Command has concluded arrangement to build a multi-purpose secretariat to enhance police-public relationship in the state.

Protesters lock horns over #EndSARS nationwide

Nationwide demonstrations were held yesterday for and against proscription of the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) over which opinion is divided.

Artisan sells daughter, neighbour’s child to raise funds for burial

An artisan on Waidi Ogunseye Street, Meiran, Lagos State, Kingsley Oriaku, has owned up to selling one of his five children, a one-and-a-half-year-old girl, Chimamada Oriaku.

Rivers APC leaders call for SARS retention

Chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Rivers State, have called for the reinforcement of operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Police Force in the state.

Police assure of crime-free yuletide in Enugu

The Enugu State Police Command said, on Monday, that it had put measures in place to ensure crime-free Christmas celebration in the state.

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Beware of politicians, 2019 is approaching – Justice Onnoghen tells judges

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Thursday admonished judges to be wary of the antics of politicians as Nigeria gradually stepped closer to the 2019 general elections.

Industrial court halts sack of over 20,000 Kaduna teachers

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Kaduna division, on Thursday, halted the planned sack of 21,780 primary school teachers who failed a competency test organised by the state government.

Only 40m Nigerians pay taxes – Kemi Adeosun

Out of 70 million taxable adults in Nigeria, only 40 million of them pay taxes, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said that out of 70 million taxable adults in Nigeria, only 40 million of them pay taxes.

Oliver Kahn regrets not signing for Manchester United from Bayern Munich

Former Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn has said he turned down Manchester United in the early-2000s, adding that he regrets not joining the Premier League side.

Governor Wike behind #EndSARS campaign – Dakuku Peterside

The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State of being behind the #EndSARS campaign against the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police.

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Federal govt fails to implement report of police reforms c’ttee

The federal government has failed to fund the Nigeria Police in line with the report of the Presidential Committee on Police Reforms in Nigeria that recommended an estimate of N2.8 trillion be spent in a period of five years to radically transform the police, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, disclosed wednesday.

Governor Sani Bello to present 2018 budget on Thursday

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, will on Thursday present the 2018 budget estimate to the state House of Assembly.

PDP stakeholders refer to Governor Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’ – APC

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, the governor, is using state funds “to play Father Christmas in his dying party”.

Ghanaian rogue trader Kweku Adoboli gets reprieve in UK deportation case

Kweku Adoboli, a former UBS trader jailed for Britain’s biggest fraud over unauthorised trades that cost the Swiss bank $2.3 billion, averted the immediate threat of deportation at a court hearing in London on Thursday, December 7, 2017.

Coalition holds #EndSARS rallies nationwide on Monday

A coalition of civic groups will, on Monday, hold rallies nationwide to press home their demand for the dismantling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the police authorities for high-handedness.