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The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Senate summons IGP Adamu over kidnappings, banditry

The senate has summoned Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), over the activities of kidnappers and armed bandits across the country.
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Nigeria drops to 120th in World Press Freedom index

Nigeria has dropped one place to 120th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Kola Ologbondiyan: PDP winning streak will be repeated in Kogi

Ahead of Kogi State governorship election scheduled for November, Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wednesday, boasted that the winning streak of the party in the just concluded governorship elections would be repeated in the state.

Mass demotion looms in Police over alleged lopsided promotions

The Police Service Commission (PSC) is set to wield the axe that will see the pruning of the rank of the Nigeria Police Force.

Offa robbery: I was tortured to implicate Bukola Saraki – suspect

One of the suspects in the April 5, 2018 bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State, Ayoade Akinnibosun, yesterday told a Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin how the police coerced him to implicate Senate President Bukola Saraki.
President Buhari commissions New Terminal Building of Abuja International Airport on 20th December 2018-7

Federal government asks foreign airlines move to new Abuja airport terminal before March 31

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has directed all foreign airlines operating at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja to move to the new international terminal on or before March 31.

Kogi elections: PDP accuses Governor Bello’s aide of making provocative statement

Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Edward Onoja, of planning to incite the people of the state against two former governors, Capt Idris Wada and Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, in a campaign of calumny.

Court frees two Chinese nationals accused of N1.8 billion fraud, share scam

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, discharged and acquitted two Chinese nationals, Hao Aijun and Lui Yangxi, who were accused of using forged documents to illegally re-allot shares of a Nigerian firm, BN Ceramics Nigeria Ltd.
Simon Kolawole

INEC’s bolt from the blue

The postponement of the 2019 general election by one week — even if by one day — is yet another spectacular testament to the pathological incompetence ruining our country. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) told us a million times that it was ready for the elections.
Nigeria Police

Election: Police, civil defence deploy 17,000 personnel in Kano

Police authorities in Kano said over 15,000 policemen have been deployed for Saturday’s presidential election.

Edwin Clark challenges INEC to control security agents on election day

A former Federal Commissioner of Information, Chief Edwin Clark, on Thursday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to take charge of the deployment of security personnel during the February and March elections.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has warned officers and men of the force to abstain from unethical conducts capable of tarnishing the image of the force.

Police place embargo on issuance of new arms licences

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has placed, with immediate effect, embargo on the issuance of new licences for designated arms throughout the country.

Offa robbery: 21 AK 47 rifles stolen from armoury – witness

One of the prosecution witnesses in the ongoing Offa robbery case, Hitila Hassan, said on Friday that no fewer than 21 AK 47 rifles were stolen from the armoury of a police station in the community.

Minister: Ex-IGP Ibrahim Idris had no regard for my office

The Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd), has slammed former Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, for not having any regard for his office.

Election: Police get new salary boost next week

There are very strong indications that the new salary increase approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in November last year for policemen would be paid next week.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Points for concern and action

Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility. For all democrats and those carrying out the process of elections, there must be the redline that must not be crossed in tactics and practices of democracy.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: We’ll resist INEC’s plot to postpone elections in Rivers

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the people of the state would resist a plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone Rivers 2019 general elections to allow the All Progressives Congress (APC) prepare.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB

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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
Kabiru Baleria

Enyimba pay tribute to late Kano Pillars coach

Baleria passed on Tuesday and has since been buried in Kano. The club chairman, Surajo Shuaibu, declared a three-day mourning after a contingent from the club paid a condolence visit to the grieving family.