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The National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, said these in a statement entitled- ‘ACF hypocritical tears’, obtained by newsmen in Abuja.

Shasa crisis: Afenifere condemns prosecution of only Yoruba suspects

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Friday, condemned the prosecution of only Yoruba suspects in respect of the recent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in Shasa market of Ibadan in Oyo State.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho has been warned not to set Southwest on fire or cause ethnic war by his strategy of driving herdsmen away from the region without involving key stakeholders.

Ondo governor: Sunday Igboho is a child of circumstance

In what appears to be giving tacit support, Ondo State’s Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has described popular Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemi alias “Sunday Igboho,” as a Child of Circumstance.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Amotekun: Illegal miners killed Ondo farmer

The Ondo State Security Network Agency (popularly known as Operation Amotekun) has clarified that the killers of a farmer and a vigilante operative at the Jugbere Farm Settlement in Owo last Thursday, were illegal miners and not herdsmen.
Feuding parties in the crisis that engulfed Shasha area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government area at the weekend have begun to count their losses after normalcy returned to the trouble spots.

Oyo violence: Over 3,000 people displaced

Feuding parties in the crisis that engulfed Shasha area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government area at the weekend have begun to count their losses after normalcy returned to the trouble spots.
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APC registration exercise transfers party to masses – chieftains

Top shots of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the weekend hailed the ongoing membership revalidation and registration of the party, saying the ownership of the party is being transferred to the masses.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police vow to arrest suspected arsonists in Ebonyi community

The Ebonyi Police Command says it will investigate and arrest those suspected to be behind the fire that destroyed herders’ houses in Oshibo community in Ebonyi Local Government Area.
The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.

IGP Adamu vows to arrest arsonists of Sunday Igboho’s house

The Inspector General of Police, IG Mohammed Adamu, yesterday vowed that the police would arrest the arsonists involved in the inferno that razed the house of Chief Sunday Igboho in Ibadan, Oyo State last Tuesday.
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate arrest of Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, over ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to quick Ibarapa, Oyo State.

Sunday Igboho: I lost properties worth N50 million in inferno

Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has estimated the damage and loss suffered in the early Tuesday morning fire at his residence at Soka, Ibadan, at N50million.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen attack Bayelsa community

Unknown gunmen on Friday attacked the Ogila-ama community in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

Bayelsa restores calm in Peremabiri community

Bayelsa State Government said on Monday that it had restored peace at Peremabiri in the Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the state following armed invasion of the community on Sunday.
Ghana's governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has scheduled an Islamic thanksgiving prayer for President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President-elect, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Central Mosque in Abossey Okai.

Ghana: NPP accuses opposition NDC of orchestrating recent market fires

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the opposition National Democratic Party (NDC) of the recent fires that destroyed some markets across the country.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest notorious robber, arsonists in Lagos

Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Fatai Ismai, 23, aka small, a notorious armed robber, who has been terrorising residents of Langbasa Area, Ajah, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Acting on intelligence reports, a team of police officers and soldiers stormed the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020 to dispel #EndSARS protesters.

#EndSARS: Soldiers, police officers arrive Lekki toll gate to chase away ‘protesters’

Acting on intelligence reports, a team of police officers and soldiers stormed the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020 to dispel #EndSARS protesters.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: I never said Nigeria is at mercy of Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has refuted social media reports that he said “Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram.”

Group: Marginalization, alienation of Lagos indigenes must stop

The group, which draws its membership from Lagos indigenous youths in five divisional areas such as Ikeja, Badagry, Ikorodu, Lagos Island and Epe, accused successive governments in Nigeria and Lagos State of marginalising and alienating Lagos State indigenes deliberately.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government insists on regulation of social media

In addition, the Minister noted that pictures of persons, including some celebrities, who were supposedly killed at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers, were circulated widely on the social media, only for those persons to refute such claims or for the discerning to disprove such posts.
This was disclosed by the Abia State Government and was contained in a release signed by Barrister Chris Ezem, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, and made available to newsmen in Umuahia.

Suspected hoodlums burn down section of Abia council secretariat

Unknown hoodlums in the early hours of Thursday, burnt down parts of Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area Headquarters in Abia State.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: Ekiti community to rebuild burnt police stations

Ikere community in Ekiti State has resolved to rebuild and equip burnt police stations in Ikere-Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

#EndSARS: CSOs urge security agencies to remain focused

A Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) for Good Governance has urged security agencies to remain focused toward ridding Nigeria of all unpatriotic elements.
1. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: CRAN commiserates with NPF/civilians over attack

The Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN), a body of journalists covering the security beat nationwide, has commiserated with the Inspector-General of Police Mr Mohammed Adamu, the entire Nigeria Police Force and Nigerians on their loss during the EndSARS protest.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau government begins trial of 300 ‘looters’

The suspects, who had been in military and police detention after they were arrested in different parts of Jos and the Bukuru metropolis between Saturday and Sunday, were moved to the Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for arraignment.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

CP: Two policemen, one civilian killed in protest in Ondo

Police authorities in Ondo state have said that two police sergeants and one civilian were murdered during the #EndSARS protests hijacked by hoodlums across the state last week.

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Governor Bello: Many PDP governors will join APC soon

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Nigerian Exchange launches new corporate identity

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