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Doyin Okupe challenges INEC, DSS on fair treatment of other political parties

The south west leader of the Accord Party, Dr Doyin Okupe, has charged the nations electoral body the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) – and security agencies, including the Department of State Services (DSS) to be fair and just in the way they treat members of other political parties.

Justice Tsoho disqualifies self from trial of Boko Haram suspects

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has disqualified self from the trial of eight Boko Haram suspects. The development followed allegation of bias levied against him by the defendants.

Kogi Assembly petitions IGP, DSS over alleged N200m bribe

The Kogi State House of Assembly is to petition the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Department of State Services (DSS) over an alleged publication of collecting N200M bribe from governor Yahaya Bello.

Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB lawyer attacks Orji Kalu

Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, head of the legal team for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, on Sunday, described a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, as a drowning man desperately in search of relevance from the Federal Government and relief from prosecution on corruption charges.

Igbo Day: How police chief averted crisis in Bayelsa

The Commissioner of Police in Bayelsa State, Mr. Asuquo Amba, at the weekend, waded into the crisis rocking the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, state chapter.

IPOB: Nnamdi Kanu is in London, he went through Malaysia – Kalu

A former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, has revealed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is in the United Kingdom.

[email protected]: Service chiefs to celebrate with troops in Maiduguri

The Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin, and the three other Service Chiefs on Saturday, moved to Maiduguri to celebrate the nation’s 57th Independence Anniversary with troops in the frontline.

Trials of Boko Haram suspects to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

Kogi ASUP decries alleged military invasion, detention of students

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, Kogi State Polytechnics chapter, on Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, to institute a high powered investigation into the alleged invasion and brutalisation of students and staff of the institution by some soldiers on the order of the state government.

Boko Haram trials to be held behind closed doors

Trials of Boko Haram suspects in Nigeria will take place behind closed doors with no media present, a justice ministry official with knowledge of the matter told AFP on Friday.

UNN to conduct 2017 post-UTME October 3

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is to conduct the 2017 post-University Tertiary Matriculation Examination from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Charles Igwe, has said.

Appeal court orders DSS to produce Dasuki

The appeal court has ordered the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser (NSA), to testify in the trial of Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

NLC, TUC set to shut down Benue over unpaid salaries

Leaders of the organised labour in Benue State including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Joint Public Negotiation Council (JPNC) 1,11 and 111 and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has resolved to embark on “a total, comprehensive and indefinite strike action” in protest against non-payment of workers salaries in the state.

Fed govt sets up panel on port, border security

The Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated a Presidential committee charged with enhancing security at the nation’s borders.

Sokoto govt warns Shiites against procession

The Sokoto State Government on Wednesday warned members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shiites against staging any public procession in the state.

Reps invite Customs, DSS over intercepted rifles

The House of Representatives on Wednesday invited the Nigeria Customs Service and the Department of State Service (DSS) to brief it on the influx of small arms and light weapons into the country.

Nigerian troops recover 510 cows, sheep from rustlers

Troops of the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna on Tuesday recovered additional 510 animals from armed bandits in Zamfara, after engaging them in a fierce battle, according to the army.

Eti-Osa bye-election: Police to partner with security agencies

The Lagos State Police Command would synergize with other security agencies to ensure a violence-free bye election in Eti-Osa Constituency, Commissioner of Police, Ag. CP Edgal Imohimi, has said.

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Lagos governor visits explosion victims

The Lagos State Government will be meeting with the management of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to discuss on issues of compensation for victims of the January 19 pipeline fire in Abule Egba, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said on Saturday.

NGO donates seedlings, other items to Plateau IDPs

The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC), of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos, on Saturday donated improved seedlings to 50 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Ban, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA), of Plateau.
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Nick Kyrgios sets up Rafael Nadal showdown after five-set thriller

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Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Amotekun a child of necessity – Southwest speakers

Worried by the prevailing security situation in the country, the Speakers of the Six South-West States, under the auspices of Conference of Speakers of South West State Legislatures, have thrown their weight behind the Western Nigeria Security Network (Operation Amotekun), describing it as a supportive security mechanism targeted at curtailing threats and protecting lives and property of the people.
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REC: Bauchi rerun polls an improvement over 2019 exercise

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State, has described the ongoing supplementary and rerun elections in Zaki and Gamawa councils as an improvement over 2019 polls.