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Judge sentences two police officers to death for murder

The decision is a fresh sign that authorities are getting tough on police brutality after years in which civilians and human rights groups accused the police of excessive force.

Police as your friend

At home on Monday evening, I was engrossed in some heavy reading and writing task when I got a desperate call from my driver who had closed for the day. His friend, and some other hapless Nigerians, had just been randomly arrested at Ketu area by the “Lagos State Task Force” for undisclosed offences.

Nigerian Army condemns brutality of house help, moves to punish female soldier

The Nigerian Army said it has commenced investigation on alleged brutality and abuse meted out on a minor by a female soldier in Lagos.

Police deny compelling Premium Times reporter to implicate Senator Saraki

The Nigeria Police Force has denied compelling Samuel Ogundipe of Premium Times online publication to implicate the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, before he could be released from custody.
Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crosses the finish line of the men's marathon athletics event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 21, 2016. Olivier Morin—AFP-Getty Images

Ethiopia asks dissident runner Feyisa Lilesa to come home

Ethiopia has asked dissident marathoner and Olympics silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa to come home, promising a "hero's welcome", in an open letter published on Tuesday.

President Mnangagwa declared winner in disputed Zimbabwean poll

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election, according to the electoral commission.
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Ekiti guber: President Buhari not a democrat – Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that he lacks democratic credentials by applauding and approving what he described as : “a charade that passed for the governorship election in Ekiti State last Saturday.”

Ex-Governor Lamido: Nigeria is under siege, we no longer sleep with our eyes closed

Former Governor of Jigawa state and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido, took a swipe at the security situation in the country and declared that Nigeria is under siege.

Senate questions deployment of 30,000 policemen in Ekiti

During plenary on Tuesday, Deputy Majority Leader, Bala Ibn Na’allah, said that “It is not acceptable for public funds to be used to deploy 30,000 policemen for the Ekiti election while the government could not moblise 10,000 policemen to stop the killings in Plateau and Zamfara states.

General Gowon: I pray Nigeria doesn’t fight another civil war

Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has said he prays Nigeria does not go through another Civil War.

Wife beater remanded in prison for stabbing co-tenant for rescuing her from his brutality

A 34-year-old trader, Manga Bameye, was on Friday remanded in Kirikiri Prisons after pleading guilty to stabbing his co-tenant who prevented him from further brutalising his (accused) wife, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court ruled on Friday.

Report: I’m not an idiot – Mugabe tells Mnangagwa

Zimbabwean former leader Robert Mugabe, 94, has reportedly expressed his bitterness over the "way he was toppled", saying he is not ready for talks with his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Equating lives of cattle with humans, height on impunity – Tiv group

The Tiv Socio-cultural group, Mdzough u Tiv, has said that equating human lives with the lives of cattle was the height of insensitivity, brutality and impunity.

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Barely three days after Niger state governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello officially flagged off his re-election campaign, no fewer than 2,000 members from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the Advanced Democratic Party (ADP) in Niger South senatorial district have joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti government warns land officials against dirty deals

Deputy governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, has warned officers in charge of land allocation in the Ministry of Land, Housing and Urban Development, against illegal land deal that could cause chaos among the people.
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Steven Gerrard: Ovie Ejaria hasty in Liverpool return

Former Nigeria U17 invitee Ovie Ejaria may have been singing Hosanna in the highest following cut short loan deal and return to parent club Liverpool, but Rangers manager and Liverpool great Steven Gerrard believes the decision is not the best for the 21 year old.
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Muhammadu Buhari presents N8.83 trillion budget for 2019 to National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday unveiled a federal budget of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 fiscal year.

Muhammadu Buhari: Alex Badeh’s murder sad, unfortunate

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the killing of former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd) as “very sad and unfortunate.”