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Abduction: Kano government issues red alert to parents, guardians

Kano State government has issued a red alert to parents and guardians to be vigilant, following the furore generated by the abduction of nine Kano teenagers, rechristened and sold out to slavery in Onitsha, Anambra state.
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Police begins joint counter operations against kidnapping in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has commenced a joint counter operation against latest kidnapping in Abuja and its environs.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba records over 100 cases of kidnapping in nine months – governor

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Thursday said the state recorded over 100 cases of kidnapping between January and September this year.
The Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Niger police nab suspected kidnapper

Police in Niger State have arrested one Mohammad Betuwa, 35, of Kudungure Fulani Camp in Mariga Local Government Area of the state, for alleged kidnapping.

General Buratai seeks media support in fight against insurgency

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged the media to continue to support the Nigerian Army in its effort to rid the country of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity.

Taking bribe breeds bad luck – CP tells policemen

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmed Abdulrahman, has warned policemen to avoid taking bribe or extortion stressing that such money was poisonous and capable of bringing bad luck.

Gunmen abduct 9 people in Abuja

Nine persons, including a 12-year-old boy have been abducted in Pegi community, a resettlement area in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Alhaji Munir Sanusi, the chief of staff to the Emir of Kano, has confirmed the receipt of the query issued to Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government.

Emir Sanusi: Nigeria’s population a liability

The Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi (II) on Monday said that Nigeria’s huge population is currently a liability to the country.
Rt. Rev. Olusola Odedeji, the Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion, has urged Nigerians to continue seeking God’s face to overcome the various challenges bedeviling the country.

Cleric urges Nigerians to seek God’s face

Rt. Rev. Olusola Odedeji, the Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion, has urged Nigerians to continue seeking God’s face to overcome the various challenges bedeviling the country.

Jubilation as soldiers arrest ‘kidnappers’ in Ondo

A seven-man kidnapping gang that have been terrorising residents of Ajowa, Akunnu and Auga in Akoko area of Ondo state were at the weekend arrested through combined efforts of soldiers, Police and Department of State Service (DSS) at Ajowa in Akoko Northwest local government area.

Student kidnaps own sister, demands N10 million ransom from father

The Taraba State Police Command on Friday arrested 22-year-old Abdulbasit Umar, a 100 level student of Computer Science at the Taraba State University, Jalingo, suspected to have kidnapped his six-year-old sister.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Senator Melaye: Kidnapping a threat to Nigeria

Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Cross River assemblyman wants federal government to begin implementation of legislature, judiciary autonomy

Deputy Speaker of Cross River State House of Assembly, Joseph Bassey, has called on the Presidency to direct the immediate implementation of the autonomy for state Legislature and Judiciary.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

To end kidnapping on highways, uniformed people should not use train – Senate president

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said that, in order to end incidence of kidnapping on the nation’s various highways, the Senate must insist that “uniformed people” do not use the train.

Insecurity: Nigerian military urged to monitor dismissed officers

Sunday Adebomi has called on the authorities of the Nigeria Army to pay more attention to the cases of dismissed officers, who have now adopted kidnappings and banditry as their new career.

Police arrest 185 ‘criminals’ in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Police command has arrested 185 suspected criminals in connection with various criminal offences within the State.g
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
The Nigerian air force (NAF) has laid to rest the remains of Perowei Jacob and four others who died fighting Boko Haram insurgents.-4

[email protected]: NAF tackling security challenges in Northeast, Northwest

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in its efforts to tackle insurgency in the North East, banditry and Cattle rustling in the North West of the country, introduced various air operations to combat these emerging threats.

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A group of lawyers in Onitsha, Anambra state, have asked the state police command to bring to justice all officers involved in the manhandling of their colleague, Jacob Obasi in Onitsha, last Friday.

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