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Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

Jailbreaks: Nigerian Army to train NCoS armed squad

The Nigerian Army has accepted to assist the Nigerian Correctional Service in giving refresher training to its armed squad personnel.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor dispels claim of 70 killed in military invasion

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has dispelled claims by some groups that over 70 persons have been killed in Konshisha local government area of the State during the military invasion.
Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

Imo jailbreak: NCS releases names, photos of escaped inmates

The Nigerian Correctional Service has released the names and photos of some of the inmates who escaped from the Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo State on April 5.

Group condemns military invasion of Benue communities

A group known as Shangev-Tiev Assembly (STA) has condemned the military invasion of parts of Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State in which many lives have allegedly been lost and several property destroyed.

Military operation displaces 12 communities in Akwa Ibom

At least 12 communities in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have reportedly been displaced during last Tuesday invasion by soldiers over criminal activities in the area.
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House condemn Imo multiple attacks

The House of Representatives has condemned Monday’s invasion of the Owerri custodial center and police formations in Imo State.

Killings: Hold South East governors responsible – SERG

A pan-Igbo sociopolitical pressure group, the South East Revival Group (SERG) has accused governors of the South East states of playing politics with the lives and property of Ndigbo for not taking decisive actions to prevent the takeover of Igbo forests by criminal elements.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits sack Niger community, rustle several cattle, sheep

With barely four days after armed bandits invaded the Joint Security TaskForce Camp in Allawa in Shiroro local government area of Niger state, killing five Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman, the entire Allawa community has been sacked by gunmen.
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

ECWA: No unity in fight against insecurity in Nigeria

“With the seeming inability of the Federal Government to deal decisively with the heightened insecurity across the country, and the massive occupation of ungoverned spaces by criminals, non-state actors have taken the centre stage in a bid to protect their people from murderous criminals, while also exploiting the situation to pursue their quest for self-determination,” the statement reads.
Traders at the Bodija market in Ibadan, on Thursday protested the seizure of bags of rice worth millions of Naira by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS.

Oyo traders protest seizure of rice worth millions of naira

Traders at the Bodija market in Ibadan, on Thursday protested the seizure of bags of rice worth millions of Naira by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Scores killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Ebonyi communities

Scores of persons were on Monday night killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu communities in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

IPOB: No amount of threat can make us disband ESN

The Indigenous People of Biafra has told the Nigerian Navy that no amount of threat will make it disband the Eastern Security Network.

Secession threat: Yoruba sovereignty not negotiable – group

Amid calls for secession by some groups, a self-determination organisation, the Yoruba Global Alliance, yesterday, insisted that the proposed sovereignty of the Yoruba nation is not negotiable.
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APC condemns demolition of ex-Edo deputy governor’s property

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the demolition of property belonging to former deputy governor of Edo, Dr Pius Odubu, by the State Government.
Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok speaks at a news conference during a visit to Berlin, Germany, February 14, 2020. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Sudan’s cabinet backs UAE mediation in disputes with Ethiopia

Sudan's transitional cabinet has backed an initiative by the United Arab Emirates to mediate in a border dispute with Ethiopia, as well as over a controversial large dam built by Addis Ababa on the Blue Nile River.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

We prefer more lucrative kidnapping to rearing cows – suspects

Two members of a suspected six-man gang of kidnappers who abducted three people, including a nurse and two patients, from a hospital were recently nabbed by officers of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti governor: Technology will secure schools from bandits

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State yesterday said serious investment in technology would secure schools from bandits’ onslaught in the country.
The communications ministry has accused Abdelhakim Setouane, editor-in-chief of Arabic-language news site Essafir Broadcast, of defamation, invasion of privacy, journalistic blackmail and publishing malicious information.

Algeria seeks 18 months’ jail for journalist for ‘defamation’

Prosecutors in Algeria are seeking an 18-month prison sentence for a journalist on charges including defamation, a penalty Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has slammed as "disproportionate".

Reuben Fasoranti steps down as Afenifere national leader

Pa Fasoranti, who is 95 years old, has named the former deputy leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, as the acting national leader of the group while the former financial secretary, Oba Oladipo Olaitan, the Alaago of Kajola Ago, Atakumosa East council area, Ilesa, Osun state was named the group’s deputy leader.

Firm, workers flee site as illegal miners invade Edo community

There is tension at Dagbala in Akoko Edo Local Government Area, Edo State, following the invasion of the sleepy town by over 1,000 miners excavating for gold with suspicious licenses.
Samuel Aruwan

Kaduna confirms abduction of three teachers from primary school

Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said no pupil was kidnapped from Rema Primary School, Magajin Gari Ward 2, of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Official: Three teachers kidnapped in Kaduna school attack

The state goverment had earlier on Monday announced the attack on the primary school in Rema, about 150 kilometres from the state capital, but said it was awaiting details on the incident.

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