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Election: Benue people have rejected APC, PDP – LP candidate

Dr. Paul Angya, a former acting director-general and chief executive officer of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), and Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in Benue State, has said his people have rejected the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because of their woeful performance.
Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole: PDP’s unsubstantiated allegations, threat to elections

Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has raised the alarm over the series of unsubstantiated allegations and misleading comments by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the ruling party, saying they constitute a threat to the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

NOA warns against vote buying

Mr Charles Nworji, Anambra Director of the National Orientation Agency, has reiterated the agency’s commitment to stop vote buying during elections.
Behind a “Virginia is for Amazon Lovers” sign, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks at a news conference after the announcement that Crystal City has been selected as home to Amazon’s new headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Virginia governor ‘deeply sorry’ for racist yearbook photo

Ralph Northam, the Democratic governor of the US state of Virginia, is facing calls to resign after he confirmed he appeared in a racist yearbook photo and said he is “deeply sorry.”

Lagos PDP urges INEC to ban APC from 2019 polls

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ban the All Progressives Congress (APC), from participating in the forthcoming elections in the state, accusing the party of militarising the polity, recruiting thugs and notorious criminals into its fold as members.
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Police: Why we can’t investigate stealing of pants for juju

The Nigeria Police Force says it cannot investigate the stealing of pants for spiritual reasons because there is no evidence.

Yoweri Museveni: No organised authority in Somalia

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called Somalia a country with no state and which lacks “organised authority” in a televised speech in the capital, Kampala.

Senator Obanikoro testifies at former Governor Fayose’s trial

A former Minister of State for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, on Monday told a federal high court that money was given to former Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti from the impress account of a former National Security Adviser, in June 2014.

Police in Rivers restate commitment to fighting crime

The new Police Commissioner in Rivers, Mr. Usman Belel, on Friday said that the command was organising a massive onslaught on criminals in the state.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 19, 2018 Former Elysee senior security officer Alexandre Benalla speaks to the press as he arrives for a Senate commission in Paris. French presidency summoned Alexandre Benalla to explain himself on “potential personal and private missions” that he might have conducted during his office as senior security officer at the Elysee palace, in a letter a copy of which AFP obtained on December 27, 2018, after it emerged that Benalla travelled to Chad in early December and met with President Idriss Deby, shortly before the French President himself paid a visit to the African country. Bertrand GUAY / AFP

French prosecutors probe Emmanuel Macron ex-bodyguard over passports

Paris prosecutors on Saturday opened an investigation into illegal use of diplomatic passports by President Emmanuel Macron’s disgraced former bodyguard in another potential scandal for the French leader.

AIG tasks commissioners of police on crime prevention

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, AIG Alkali Usman, has tasked the commissioners of police in the zone to ensure robust and proactive crime prevention during the yuletide.
Emmanuel Macron Idriss Deby Chad France

Emmanuel Macron praises French troops in Sahel region

French President Emmanuel Macron addressed members of the French military in N’Djamena, Chad, on Saturday on the first of a two-day visit to meet troops stationed there as part of the 3,000 strong Barkhane contingent fighting insurgents in the Sahel.

UN highlights alarming trends in drugs use in Nigeria, others

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, and West and Central Africa face “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes.
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.

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Suspected herdsmen kill 16, injure two in Benue

Suspected herdsmen on Wednesday killed 16 persons and injured two others during an invasion of Ebete community in Usha council ward of Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State.