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The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Gunmen invade Abuja community, kidnap one

Suspected gunmen on Sunday night, again, invaded Pegi community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, kidnapping one Mr Laide Muhammad.

Police kill four ‘pirates’ in Akwa Ibom

Four suspected armed pirates on Tuesday met their waterloo in a gun battle with the operatives of the Marine police, in Oron Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

FCT police nab kidnap suspects for invading lawyer’s house

Barely 24 hours after their illicit and nocturnal operation, suspected kidnappers who invaded the house of Barrister David Aigbefor, the vice chairman, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Gwagwalada Branch in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have been arrested.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police confirms attack on farmer in Oyo

Oyo State Police Command Headquarters Eleyele Ibadan has reacted to the recent attack on a retired school principal named Ojedokun Modede in Igangan area, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the State.
Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that the Fulani herdsmen wreaking havocs across the country are not Nigerians.

Kawu Baraje: Herdsmen wreaking havoc in Nigeria are foreigners

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, has said that the Fulani herdsmen wreaking havocs across the country are not Nigerians.
1. Girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school in the northwest Nigerian state of Zamfara, are seen after their release in Zamfara , Nigeria March 2, 2021. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Freed Zamfara schoolgirl narrates encounter with abducted family members

A 14-year-old freed student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Zamfara State, has narrated how she met her father and elder sister in the kidnappers’ den.

Senator Okorocha: Governor Uzodinma wants everyone to fear him

The embattled former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, criticised his successor, Hope Uzodinma, whom he said was trying to intimidate him and his supporters in the state.
Former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has urged his supporters to resist further attacks from the government. He said he would no longer tolerate unwarranted assaults on his person and relatives.

Senator Okorocha: How I was arrested

Former Governor of Imo State and now Senator representing Imo East, Rochas Okorocha has accused the Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, of ordering his arrest.
Officers of Ogun Police Command have arrested three herdsmen over recent attacks in Bamajo village in Ayetoro area of the state.

Police arrest three ‘herders’ over attack on Ogun community

According to the police, the three herdsmen were among those who attacked Bamajo village, set some houses ablaze and inflicted a deep machete cut injury on one Ismaila Alabi in the early hours of last Thursday.

Bode George urges President Buhari to provide leadership, unite Nigerians

A former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to provide leadership and unite Nigerians.
Cameroon's army said on Monday it had arrested several soldiers and police for torturing a suspected terrorist in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region.

Cameroon arrests troops, police suspected of ‘torture’

Cameroon's army said on Monday it had arrested several soldiers and police for torturing a suspected "terrorist" in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region.

Police repel bank robbery attempt in Delta

An attempt by suspected armed robbers to attack a new generation bank along the Market Road in Ughelli, Delta State, yesterday, was foiled.

Akwa Ibom court sentences man to death by hanging

The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Uyo, the state capital, has sentenced a 40-year-old man, Kufre Archibong, to death by hanging for armed robbery.
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Gunmen kidnap Imo university lecturer

The victim, a native of Eziama autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the State, was whisked away by his abductors who were allegedly dressed in police uniform.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Bauchi: Police parade 20 suspects of various criminal activities

The Bauchi State Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded 20 suspects for alleged involvement in various criminal offences in the state, newsmen report.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Akwa Ibom: Police arrest female corps member for ‘killing’ man

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has arrested a Batch ‘A’ Corps member, identified as Chidinma Pascaline Oduma for allegedly killing one Akwaowo Japhet.

Police foil armed robbery attack in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa State Police Command has foiled an armed robbery attack at Gidan Gambo community along Lafia-Shandam road with the attempt to rob unsuspecting commuters at about 10:45 on Sunday night, January the 3rd.

Court remands mechanic over alleged culpable homicide

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that a 27-year-old mechanic, Adamu Isah, be remanded in a correctional facility over alleged culpable homicide.
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Germany bans far-right “Wolf Brigade 44”, finds weapons and Nazi symbols

Police found a crossbow, machete, knives and Nazi symbols in early-morning raids on Tuesday after banning a far-right extremist group called “Wolf Brigade 44” which the government says wants a Nazi state.
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Amnesty International releases findings on Mai-Kadra massacre

Scores of freshly-dug graves fill the church compound in Mai-Kadra. Shovels abandoned by weary hands are strewn on the dirt among empty cans of lemon air freshener that fail to mask the stench of death.

Delta Assembly gives one month notice to junior staff quarters residents to remove shanties

The Delta State House of Assembly Committee on Housing has given residents of the Junior Staff Quarters, Asaba, one month notice to pull down all makeshift structures, fence and extensions in their buildings.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police order investigation into murder of man in Enugu community

Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, has ordered investigation into the murder of Mr Anayo Iloabani, 67, within Amamkpunato-Achi forest area in Achi community in Oji-River council area.

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: JUSUN, PASAN strikes‘ll end soon

THE Federal Government yesterday expressed optimism that the ongoing strike embarked upon by the duo of Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, and the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, will end soon.
The Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) has concluded plans to admit Dukia Gold‘s diversified financial instruments, backed by gold as the underlying asset in a sector worth over N300 trillion.

Lagos commodities exchange set to list first gold instrument

The Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LCFE) has concluded plans to admit Dukia Gold‘s diversified financial instruments, backed by gold as the underlying asset in a sector worth over N300 trillion.
Slovan Bratislava lost its appeal Friday against exclusion from the Champions League by UEFA after players tested positive for COVID-19 in pre-game checks.

UEFA: Istanbul to keep Champions League final despite all-English clash

Uefa remain committed to staging the Champions League final in Istanbul despite growing calls for it to be moved to the UK.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday that “the preparations for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are continuing as planned.”

IOC welcomes Pfizer, BioNTech’s donation of vaccines to Olympic Games teams

As part of the plans to ensure safe and secure Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE to donate doses of the companies COVID-19 vaccine to Games participants from National Olympic and Paralympic Committees around the world.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate assures service chiefs of support

The Senate has promised the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service Chiefs, Acting Inspector General of Police (IG) and Heads of intelligence agencies in the country, of its readiness to do everything within its power to ensure that they have all they need to tackle the worsening insecurity situation in the country.

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Mr. Folorunsho Coker, the Director-General of NTDC who spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Sunday listed the PPP to include Google, Wikipedia, Jumia, Nollywood, Wakanow, Jabi Lake Mall, among others.

NTDC explores Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture

The Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has concluded plans to explore Lagos creative communities on Google Arts & Culture in five different ways.

UPU appeals for calm in Ughelli over market ownership

The Urhobo Progress Union (UPU) Worldwide, has appealed to the warring communities of Ekiugbo and Iwhreko in Ughelli North LGA to sheathe their swords and allow constitutional and traditional authorities look into their grievances.
HURIWA in a statement issued by the National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko.

HURIWA asks President Buhari to stop Myetti Allah’s ‘threat’ on Southeast

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to stop the attack being planned by Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore targeting South-east of Nigeria and arrest the chief mastermind of the terrorism plot, one Saleh Hassan who issued a media statement to that effect.

Power: Delay in TCN Board inauguration sparks controversy

Stakeholders in Nigeria’s power sector have raised the alarm over the delay in the inauguration of the Board members of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), warning that the development poses a grave danger to an already fragile sector.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor: Nigeria can’t progress with current level of corruption

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has said Nigeria cannot progress with the level of corruption in the country.