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Cultists kill 60-year old man in Akwa Ibom

Cultists in Inen community, Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom State may have defied the state government’s olive branch extended to them following fresh wave of renewed violence in the sleepy community resulting in the death of a man said to be in his 60s.

Edo NMA, NBA calls on federal government to tackle insecurity in the state

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in collaboration with Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) all in Edo state, have called on the Federal and State Government to tackle the high level of insecurity rocking the state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers governor imposes 24-hour curfew over cult violence

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has decried the upsurge of cult activities, violence and killings around adjoining areas of the Okoro-nodu flyover in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor flags off Operation Crocodile Smile, hails Nigerian Army on security

Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has hailed the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for their services which culminated in the successful inauguration of his administration on February 14, 2020.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo

Police arrest 48 ‘armed robbers, cultists,’ recover stolen guns in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested 48 suspected armed robbers and cult members in the last two weeks.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River council organises skill acquisition programme for youths

The Boki local government council of Cross River will organise skill acquisition programmes for unemployed youths in the area to curb restiveness.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 1,590 suspects have been arrested across the country in respect of the #EndSars protest which turned violent after it was hijacked by hoodlums.

IGP directs launch of police anti-cultism campaign in Edo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has directed launch of the Police Campaign Against Cultism and other Vices (POCACOV) in Edo State, a statement from the POCACOV National Coordinator, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, has said.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan, Governor Diri canvass electronic voting in Nigeria’s elections

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State have called for the immediate adoption of electronic voting system to curb the ugly trend of politicians using thuggery and cultism to win elections in the country.
The Cŕoss River State Police Command has rescued a kidnap victim and arrested seven suspects for various crimes.

Cross River: Police rescue kidnap victim, arrest 7 others for robbery, illegal possession of...

The Cŕoss River State Police Command has rescued a kidnap victim and arrested seven suspects for various crimes.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest 80 ‘cultists’, recover ‘weapons’ in Anambra

The Anambra State Po­lice Command Monday announced arrest of 80 suspected cultists and al­legedly recovered arms and ammunition.

Operation Burst: Another leader of ‘One Million Boys’ arrested in Ibadan

The Director-General of Oyo State Joint Security Task Force, popularly known as ‘Operation Burst’, Col. Oladipo Ajibola (rtd), has declared over the weekend in Ibadan that the second in command to the late Abiola Ebila, the leader of the notorious One Million boys in Ibadan has been arrested and currently facing trial.
The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is shocked by the death of a young man who was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Osun governor condemns JTF officers who chased young man to death

The Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is shocked by the death of a young man who was killed in a road crash on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Pregnant woman killed in Lagos cult violence

A 35-year-old pregnant woman, Risikat Saliman, was shot dead during a bloody clash between suspected cult groups at Aleke community in Ikorodu, Lagos State on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest nine for ‘armed robbery, cultism’ in Enugu

Nine persons have been arrested by the Police in Enugu state for involving in offences of conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearm, cultism, and receiving of stolen property.
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 suspected kidnappers of wife of Appeal Court’s judge, 27 others in...

The Cross River State Police Command on Thursday paraded 6 kidnap suspects of the wife of appeal Court Judge, Justice Ignatius Agube and 28 others for Cultism, piracy and sundry crimes.g
23. 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: Ondo governor calls for more investment in security

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has said that the conventional policing system needed to be revamped and strengthened, explaining that it had become imperative for government at all levels to invest a lot in security for them to be effective.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos considers punishment for parents in amendment of anti-cultism law

The parents of people found guilty of cultism in Lagos State might be liable for punishment if a bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of unlawful societies and cultism in Lagos and for connected purposes is passed into law.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Akwa Ibom: Fake soldier nabbed over alleged armed robbery

Nemesis has caught up with a fake soldier, John Lucas, with the rank of a Lance corporal, who specializes in snatching vehicles at gunpoint as Akwa Ibom State Police Command arrested him in Uyo.

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Kano governor orders compulsory drug test for council election contestants

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Senator Lawan urges South Africa to secure business interests of Nigerians

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INEC chief wants Senate to accelerate Electoral Act amendment

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