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PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Insecurity: We’re taking fight to criminals’ enclaves – Kogi governor

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised to tackle the incessant armed robbery and kidnappings in the state by taking the battle to the enclave of the criminals.
Police parade Abuja bank foiled robbery suspects — in picture

Court remands five suspects arraigned over Abuja failed bank robbery

A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ordered the remand of five suspects arrested in connection with the failed robbery attack on a commercial bank in Abuja.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade six for kidnapping, robbery in Katsina

The Katina State Police Command on Thursday paraded six suspects arrested for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery, theft, and cattle rustling.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill three, arrest two ‘armed robbers’ in Anambra

Men of the Anambra Police Command haves killed three armed robbery suspects and arrested two others even as the gallant officers recovered some arms and ammunition earlier snatched by the suspects in Anambra State.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: We can no longer tolerate killing of Nigerians

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the leadership of the National Assembly will no longer tolerate the unnecessary killing of Nigerians by criminals threatening the security of the country.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Chamber expresses concern at increasing attacks on ships crews

The International Community must respond to this threat to the lives and wellbeing of seafarers by supporting Nigeria in bringing a swift resolution to this intolerable situation.
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has said the law backing the establishment of Western Nigeria Security Initiative, codenamed Amotekun will be ready latest on Valentine Day, Friday, February 14, across the six states in the region.

South West states receive bill to legalise Amotekun

Governors of the South-west states have received copies of a bill to establish the South West Security Network in their respective states which would oversee the planned regional security corps also known as Amotekun.

Man to die by hanging for killing Uber driver

Obinna was standing trial alongside one Mister Everly Nnerun for allegedly conspiring to kill the Uber driver identified as Edwin Ali on December 26th, 2016 along the Abuja airport road.
A suspected suicide-bomber whose name was unknown was arrested on Sunday in Living Faith Church also known as Winners’ Chapel situated at Sabon Tasha, Chikun Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

MURIC: Arrest of Christian suicide bomber a mockery of CAN rally

A human rights organization, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), has commended the Kaduna State police command for its diligence and described the arrest of Nathaniel Samuel as divinely ordained a suspected suicide bomber inside a church located at Sabon Tasha in Chukun Local Government Area of the state.
A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

Group calls for mop up of firearms in Kogi

A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground, has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Our joint security outfit is ready – Southeast governors

Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has revealed that a Regional security outfit has been formed to protect lives and properties in the Southeast.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule urges Fulani youths to shun crime

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has called on Fulani youths in the state to shun crimes such as kidnapping and armed robbery, which is fast giving the Fulani a bad name.g

Gani Adams: President Buhari’s government tainted with nepotism

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams has described the recent event that played out during the crusade for the establishment of operation Amotekun across Southwest as a blessing in disguise, pointing out that the Yoruba spoke with one voice in their efforts to make sure that the new initiative came alive.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Amotekun: South-west has no plans to secede – Governor Fayemi

The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has again given assurance that the South-west geopolitical zone had no plans to secede from Nigeria by the launch of the regional security outfit, named Amotekun.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest herdsmen involved in kidnap of Catholic priest, PDP women leader

The suspects, paraded alongside 26 others, were said to have been involved in the kidnap of Rev. Fr. Cyprian Ugwuanyi, Parish Priest of St. Paul Catholic Church, Ogbosu Umulokpa in Uzo-Uwani LGA, as well the Women leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Group urges Nigerians to support community policing strategy

A group, Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign Youths Mobilization, in Jigawa, has called on the people to support the police to enhance community policing and security network in the country.

Two to die by hanging for car robbery in Ekiti

An Ekiti State High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has sentenced two middle-aged men to death by hanging for armed robbery.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court sentences two to life imprisonment for kidnapping senator’s wife

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced Abel Okoro and Vincent Wilson, for kidnapping the wife of Senator George Thompson-Sekibo and two of her female friends.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirm death of 22 in Sokoto bandits’ attack, foil ambush

The Police in Sokoto on Thursday confirmed the death of 22 villagers in the state following sporadic shooting by suspected bandits in Gangara community.
The Cross River Commissioner for health, Dr Betta Edu has restated the state’s preparedness to tackle Coronavirus if it eventually gets to the state.

Cross River suspected coronavirus case tests negative

Confirming the report to newsmen on phone Thursday night, Edu said the case from UCTH that went viral on the various social platform came out negative.

President Buhari’s daughter rejoins family after self-isolation

The daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari who went on self-isolation after returning from the United Kingdom, UK, two weeks ago has rejoined the family.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus hits 51 of 55 nations of Africa

Malawi recorded three cases, on Thursday, as the number of cases in Africa struck 6,940 with 278 deaths and 567 recoveries as of 8.30p.m.

WHO concerned as coronavirus accelerates in Africa

With more than 6,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Africa, the virus is threatening fragile health systems on the continent.