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ICPC, police partner to tackle corrupt personnel

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC) has solicited the collaboration of the Nigerian Police to tackle corruption in the force.

Police officers rob businessman of N200,000

They were shouting ‘don’t move, don’t move, come out.’ I thought they were armed robbers because they did not look like policemen.” That was the impression Osaretin Erins had when he and his friend, Raymond, were ambushed at a suya joint in Abule Egba, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway around 10pm on Thursday.

CP: Why we withdrew policemen from Imo recovery committee

The Imo State Police Command has defended its decision to withdraw its personnel attached to the Imo State Committee for Recovery of Government Property led by Jasper Ndubuaku.

Xenophobia: Protesters set bonfire on Airport road as Shoprite in Abuja fails to open

Youths protesting the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa on Wednesday made a bonfire on the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Lugbe, Abuja, a few metres from a South African franchise, Shoprite Mall.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: I’m not a coupist

Detained publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections, Omoleye Sowore, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he is not a coup plotter.

Tax: Akwa Ibom government seals off Ecobank, Union Bank premises

The Akwa Ibom State government has sealed the premises of Ecobank in Uyo over alleged tax default.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: Three Shiite IMN members die in police custody

Amnesty International has claimed that at least three members of the Shiite Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) have died in police custody while another 15 members of the group, including minors, have been detained “incommunicado for weeks.”
Police made good their vow to prevent a planned march today by #RevolutionNow protesters in the country.As early as 7am, armed policemen, backed by soldiers blocked the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where the march was expected to take off.

In Pictures: Police, troops disperse #RevolutionNow protesters

Police made good their vow to prevent a planned march today by #RevolutionNow protesters in the country.
Biodun Fatoyinbo

Rape: Biodun Fatoyinbo accuses Timi, Busola Dakolo of conspiracy, falsehood

Embattled Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA) has launched a fightback over allegations that he raped celebrity photographer Mrs. Busola Dakolo some 16 years ago.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar to file application for Justice Bulkachuwa’s withdrawal from presidential election ribunal

Bulkachuwa appeared to have initially overlooked the earlier letter sent by the PDP asking her to withdraw from the panel until the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), requested a meeting between the panel members and the representatives of the legal teams of parties to the case on Wednesday.
Nigeria Police

Police beef up security around Kano emir’s palace

There was presence of heavily armed policemen around Kano Emir’s Palace and the personal residences of some senior council members of the emirate yesterday, according to a report.
Nigeria Police

Group: Armed policemen should undergo psychiatric test

A NGO, Women Arise for Change Initiative, has reiterated the call for armed policemen to be subjected to psychiatric test “to save Nigerians from their unusual brutality.”
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Security beefed up as Appeal Court decides Zamfara APC guber tussle

Security was on Monday beefed up at Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, ahead of a judgement challenging the order of a Zamfara High Court, which paved way for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the 2019 gubernatorial election.
Mohammed Wakili

Kano police chief apologises to NBA over unlawful arrest

Kano state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Wakili, has apologised to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over molestation and unlawful arrest of its members by policemen.

Rerun: Kano NBA charges state police commissioner to be non-partisan

The Kano state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wakili Mohammed, to be non-partisan and professional in the discharge of his official duties.
Dino Melaye

Dino Melaye accuses police of attempting to put guns in his cars

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Dino Melaye, whose Maitama, Abuja residence has been under police siege on Friday said armed policemen numbering about 20 attempted to put guns in some of the cars parked in his compound.
Rufus Bature

Plateau ex-SSG blames Jos crises on failure of previous administrations

According to him, ‘’We were able to put in place policy framework to end crises in the state to return the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their original homes from the camps before I left office as Secretary to Plateau State Government’’
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly crisis: Aggrieved lawmakers beg Ibrahim Idris to take over probe

Following the recent crisis that engulfed the Ondo House of Assembly, 18 aggrieved lawmakers in the state have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, asking him to take over investigations of the assault that took place on the floor of the House on November 9, 2018.

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Senate seeks legal backing for constituency projects in national budget

The Senate on Wednesday sought to provide legal backing to the provision of Constituency Projects in Nigeria’s annual budget by a minimum of 20 per cent.

NOC appoints Oba Elegushi as chairman, patrons forum

The Nigeria Olympics Committee (NOC) has appointed His Royal Majesty, Oba Saheed Elegushi, as the Chairman of the body’s patrons’ forum.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log in, use the mobile app or see direct messages.”We’ve been experiencing outages across Twitter and TweetDeck,” the social media giant said in a statement, without giving a reason for the disruption. “You might have had trouble Tweeting, getting notifications, or viewing DMs. We’re currently working on a fix, and should be back to normal soon.” (Photo by Denis Charlet / AFP)

Twitter outlines plan for ‘open and decentralized’ system for social networks

Twitter plans to set up an independent research group to create an “open and decentralized” system for social networks, CEO Jack Dorsey said on Wednesday, which could relieve pressure on the company to appease critics of its content policies but also give rise to a new crop of competitors.
Nigeria midfielder Afeez Aremu put up a fine performance as IK Start sealed promotion to the Norwegian Eliteserien despite going to a 4-3 defeat against Lillestrom in the second leg of their playoffs tie on Wednesday night.

Afeez Aremu celebrates Norwegian league promotion with IK Start

Nigeria midfielder Afeez Aremu put up a fine performance as IK Start sealed promotion to the Norwegian Eliteserien despite going to a 4-3 defeat against Lillestrom in the second leg of their playoffs tie on Wednesday night.
An EFCC operative, Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.

Witness: Abdulrasheed Maina hides assets using son Faisal’s name

An EFCC operative Mohammed Goji has revealed how Abdulrasheed Maina, former Pension Reform Task Team boss, illegally acquired several properties using his son, Faisal’s name.