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Assistant Commmisoner of Police, Abayomi Shogunle, head of the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) poses during an interview on the public's demand for the recall of the Special Anti Robbery Squid (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force in Abuja, Nigeria December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Police: Having sex in a car in public not a crime

Nigeria Police on Monday said that having sex in a car at a public place is not a crime and would not amount to arrest if done by persons within adult age in the country.
Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi calls for state police

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has called for the establishment of state police to curb crime in the country.

Police: Sellers and buyers of fireworks to be prosecuted

The Nigeria Police Force, Edo Command, on Tuesday reiterated the ban on sales of fireworks, also known as knock out and warned that offenders would be prosecuted.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

To win the war on terror we need opportunities and jobs

In order to defeat terror, Nigeria needs a well thought out anti-terror plan and one thing that must be central to that plan is the buy in of the people because terror can only thrive where there is local support. Take that local support structure away and the terror architecture will collapse like a pack of cards.

Dino Melaye: APC will use intimidation to silence opposition in 2019

Senator Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would employ the use of fear and intimidation to silence the opposition parties during the electioneering campaigns.

Yemi Kale: Funds not released for NBS to complete unemployment report

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Dr. Yemi Kale, has disclosed that the federal government has not released money for the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) to complete the unemployment report.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCTA: Restriction order on activities of scavengers still in force

The Secretary, FCT Social Development Secretariat (SDS), Ladi Hassan, says the order restricting the activities of scavengers, popularly called `baban bola’ within the city centre is still in force.

Nigeria pledges to domesticate human rights treaties, address impunity

Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.
Jimoh Moshood

Four policemen, one NSCDC personnel detained over incident at Ike Ekweremadu’s residence

The Police said it had arrested four of its personnel on duty at the residence of Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, when the alleged assassination attempt on him took place.
Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures to supporters during the second round of the presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro CREDIT- AFP

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right.

NIMC registers 33 million Nigerians for NIN

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), says it had captured over 33 million Nigerians in its data base as at October 2018.

Judge urges writers to address societal issues in literary works

Justice George Nnamani of the Customary Court of Appeal in Enugu has urged writers to address societal issues of their immediate environment by leveraging on their literary skills and works.

15 suspected cultists denounce cultism in Enugu

No fewer than 15 cultists belonging to different cult groups have openly denounced their membership of cultism in Diogbe community, Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.
The president had a warmer reception in the Caribbean island of Saint-Martin. THOMAS SAMSON-AP

Emmanuel Macron flips back over ‘middle finger’ photo

President Emmanuel Macron has shrugged off a controversy over a photo of him posing with a bare-chested youth who is giving the middle finger during a trip to French territories in the Caribbean.
1 President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.

South African fraudster Kessie Nair arrested for rant against Cyril Ramaphosa

A convicted South African fraudster has been arrested over a racist rant against the country's President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media.

Herbalist, two others arrested for removing police officer’s eyes for rituals

The Katsina State Police Command have arrested 80-year-old herbalist, Ussaini Musa, and two others for allegedly plucking out the eyes of a police sergeant in Jos, Plateau State, as part of items to make an invincible jacket.
Herald Sun cartoonist Mark Knight has caused international outrage with a cartoon of tennis great Serena Williams

Serena Williams cartoon fuels debate about ‘racist’ Australia

Australia is by most measures one of the world’s most successful multicultural societies, but a controversial cartoon of Serena Williams has rekindled accusations it is also inveterately racist.

How Nigeria loses trillions annually to illegal lottery

Mr Bello Maigari, Acting Executive Secretary, National Lottery Trust Fund (NLTF) has said that the Federal Government loses more than one trillion Naira annually due to activities of illegal lottery operators.

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