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Supplementary poll: Police arrest 10 thugs in Kano

The Nigeria Police on Saturday said they have arrested no fewer than 10 political thugs for various offences during the conduct of supplementary poll in the state.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Tension as rerun polls hold in four states

There is palpable tension in Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states as thousands of voters in selected polling units file out this morning to conclude the elections that will determine winners of the governorship polls in the states.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police deploy officers as supplementary elections hold

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in states where supplementary elections are taking place to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections.

CDHR raises the alarm over Police extortion in Delta

Members of the Committee For Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) Udu unit, in Udu Local Government Area of Delta state, have decried the growing rate of police extortion within the locality and called on the state’s Police Commissioner, CP Anthony Ogbizi, to come to their rescue in tackling the situation.
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Abia gets new police commissioner

Mr Chris Ezike, on Monday, assumed duty as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Abia, promising to pursue a more effective and vigorous community policing in the state.
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Why I killed my pastor friend – evangelist

A self-acclaimed evangelist, Mr Prosper Peter, on Tuesday said he plotted the killing of his friend, Kelechi Iwuanyanwu, a pastor in a new generation church in Umuahia, for many decades.

Death toll rises to 24 in Abia pipeline explosion

The death toll from Friday’s oil pipeline explosion in two Abia communities in Osisioma Local Government Area of the state has risen to 24, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Anthony Ogbizi, has said.

IPOB sit-at-home records partial compliance in South East

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in the South East, to commemorate the army invasion of the Afaraukwu, Abia State home of Nnamdi Kanu, on Friday was ignored as residents in Enugu, Anambra, Abia states and other parts of the south east went about their normal businesses.

Police, army, others in show of force over IPOB stay-at-home

A detachment of the police, army, navy and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Wednesday embarked on a show of force on major streets in Umuahia.

Police impound imported military uniforms in Abia

Abia State Police Command has impounded a large quantity of military uniforms, allegedly imported from China and stocked at a warehouse in Aba, the commercial hub of the state.

Police rescue abducted doctor in Abia

An oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, Abia State, Dr. Innocent Iwegbu, who was abducted, has regained his freedom.

Prophetess nabbed over sale of day-old baby

The Police Command in Abia has arrested one Amarachi Chinedu, over her alleged involvement in the sale of a one-day-old baby boy in Aba.
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Police nab fake military colonel in Abia

A 22 two-year-old man identified as Ukpabi Kenneth is currently in the custody of the Abia State Police Command for claiming to be a colonel in the Nigerian Army.

Policemen, soldiers exchange gunfire in shoot out in Aba

It was more of a Hollywood war film yesterday in Aba, Abia State, as soldiers believed to be attached to the Forward Operation Base and Mobile Policemen engaged in heavy shoot out over alleged assault on one of them.

Man, two sons found dead hours after daughter’s wedding

The rustic village of Itaja-Obohia, Olokoro, Umuahia council area of Abia State, was, weekend, thrown into mourning as a man and his two sons died mysteriously less than 24 hours after giving out his daughter in marriage.

Police bust three suspected child trafficking syndicates, arrest 22

Abia State police command has arrested members of three suspected child trafficking syndicates, including 17-year-old Gift Daniel, who sold her two-day-old baby boy for N670, 000.

Teenager arrested selling her baby for N670,000

Abia police have arrested members of three suspected child trafficking syndicates, including 17-year-old Gift Daniel, who sold her two-day-old baby boy for N670, 000.

IPOB sit-at-home order: Police lead Army, NSCDC in show of strength

The Police Command in Abia on Monday led detachments of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in a show of strength in Umuahia, ahead of the IPOB sit-at-home order for Wednesday, May 30.

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Gabon will become the first African country paid with international funds to preserve its forests in an effort to fight climate change, the United Nations said Sunday.
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Ogun may establish two additional universities

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Kogi Speaker receives defectors into APC

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‘Yahoo boy’ runs mad, strips self naked in Ekiti

There was drama on a major highway in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, when a young man suspected to be an Internet fraudster ran mad in full public glare on Sunday evening.

Bandits release 30 more captives in Zamfara

The peace efforts initiated by the Zamfara government have continued to yield more fruits with 30 additional captives released by bandits on Sunday, after eight months in captivity.